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WELCOME TO THE FIVEWAYS DIRECTORY!

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Local shop - Guy Parker-Rees

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Old Photo

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Night i360 iDrop

Spring is coming at last and in our March issue we have a four-page pull-out from the Friends of Blakers Park with all their news.

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Stephen Jones Hats

We are delighted to feature local illustrator Guy ParkerRees, who is best known for his illustrations for children’s bestseller “Giraffes Can’t Dance” and painted one of the Martlets Snailspace snails. We have an article from the local WI on a great scheme to help you avoid using plastic bags and Hannah from The Pet Shed has some helpful advice on travelling by car with your pet. There’s also information on a local community acupuncture service with affordable prices and Gary Mepsted has a very positive review of a new poetry book. Have a great month!

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Book Review

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Pet Problems

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Publisher: Sussex Magazines Ltd. 10 Hollingbury Road, Fiveways BN1 7JA info@fivewaysdirectory.com Printer: Gemini Distributors: Paul, and James The views expressed by individuals in any letter or article included at the discretion of the publishers are not necessarily the views of the Editor. Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this magazine and the statements contained herein are believed to be correct, the publishers of this publication will not hold themselves responsible for any inaccuracies. Inclusion of advertisers in this magazine is not necessarily a recommendation but we do hope they give a good quality service. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior permission of the publishers and contributors. We take complaints you make about our advertisers seriously. We have the following policy on this: First complaint about an advertiser is logged here in our offices, if we receive another complaint we write to the advertiser concerned and notify them we have had two complaints and if we receive another complaint we will no longer accept their adverts. If and when a third complaint arrives we will verify that all complaints received were genuine and inform the advertiser that we will no longer be promoting their business and inform them why.

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FIVEWAYS FACE...GUY PARKER-REES How long have you lived in Fiveways? We moved from East London (along with half of Fiveways residents?) 16 years ago and haven’t looked back. I love Brighton. What is the work you are most proud of? Possibly a recent series of books I wrote and illustrated about Dylan, the stripy dog, and his friends. They are about looking at feelings and encouraging imaginative play. I wanted to show that there IS an alternative to looking at screens.

Photo by Adam Bronkhorst

Guy Parker-Rees is an award-winning illustrator and writer who lives in Fiveways. He has illustrated many wellknown children’s books, including the best-seller “Giraffes Can’t Dance”, and he painted one of the snails on the Martlets Snailspace art trail.

But, of course, it also has to be “Giraffes Can’t Dance”, which turns 20 this year and continues to thrive all round the world.

What was it like being involved with Snailspace? I loved it, particularly getting to know the other artists when we were all painting the snails in a huge warehouse. There were sign writers, graffiti artists, mosaic makers, designers, illustrators and fine artists.

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It made me realise, there are so many pockets of interesting, creative things going on all over Brighton. Also it was great to meet all the people working at Martlets Hospice. They do such an amazing job. It’s a reminder to live in the moment and make the most of the life we have. What are you working on at the moment? I’m really enjoying working on a book about elephants. I’ve always been obsessed with elephants and it’s a wonderful story about being true to yourself. I am struggling with the fact that elephants tend to be a bit grey and I do like to use strong vibrant colours but there’s always a solution. There are worse problems to have. 

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What do you like to do in your spare time? I love oil painting, swimming and hunting for wild mushrooms. I’ve been a very keen mushroom forager for many years. There’s nothing better than snuffling around in a damp autumnal wood. For more information, visit guyparkerrees.com.

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PRESTON PARK BAPTIST CHURCH Horeb Tabernacle in Surrenden Road, otherwise known as Preston Park Baptist Church, photographed on 21 March 1965. Built in 1917, it was demolished around 1980 and replaced by Florence Court. Thanks to the Regency Society for this image from their photographic archives, The James Gray Collection. You can see thousands more historic pictures of Brighton and Hove at: www.regencysociety-jamesgray.com

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Butterfly Concert Series presents...

Jill Kemp with the Bernardi Music Group leader Andrew Bernardi Friday15th March at 7.30pm Bishop Hannington Church, Holmes Avenue, Hove BN3 7NH

We are privileged to welcome these acclaimed musicians to Hove. Music by Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Schubert, opening with a short recorder solo ‘...but I will miss the seagulls’ by Stephanie Cant. Tickets in advance: Adults £17 Children and F/T students £7 online at butterflyconcert.bpt.me On the door: Adults £20 Children and F/T students £7 More information at www.stephaniecant.co.uk

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fiveways A challenge from Martlets hospice...

CALLING ALL THRILL-SEEKERS... Dare yourself to do something brave and raise money for Martlets by stepping out of the British Airways i360 pod into darkness, 450 feet above Brighton beach, on Saturday 30 March. Perfect for thrill-seekers, the night-time i360 iDrop is an exhilarating sponsored challenge that will see you gliding down from the pod through the open air, whilst taking in amazing views of the coastline. Open to anyone aged 14 or over; no previous experience is needed, just a sense of adventure and a head for heights. All equipment will be provided and the trained staff at Wire and Sky will make sure you have a fantastic experience and are kept safe every step of the way. Charlotte Bolton from the hospice’s Events Team said, “If you are the kind of person who likes to challenge yourself then the Night i360 iDrop is definitely for you! It is a physical event, but it is something that anyone can do with a bit of bravery and lots of encouragement from their supporters! Our life-changing hospice care is only free thanks to the generosity of the people of Brighton & Hove.  So sign-up now, challenge yourself and really make a difference!” 

It costs £50 to register for the iDrop and Martlets is asking that everyone who takes part raises a minimum of £250 in sponsorship. To find out more or to sign-up visit http://bit.ly/i360iDrop.

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fiveways News of a new exhibition...

STEPHEN JONES HATS AT THE ROYAL PAVILION... Glamorous hats from one of the world’s top designers are now on show at the Royal Pavilion. Stephen Jones Hats at the Royal Pavilion sees the spectacular state rooms filled with exquisite hats created by master milliner Stephen Jones OBE. During his 40 year career, Jones has dressed the finest heads from across the globe – most recently the Duchess of Sussex, as well as Lady Gaga, Kate Moss and Mick Jagger. This new, site-specific exhibition shows hats worn by these celebrities and others, along with those made in collaboration with top fashion designers. “I grew up in a seaside town, but Brighton to me seemed exciting, exotic, and it symbolised art and freedom,” said Stephen. “In 2012, I designed a collection called ‘Chinoiserie-on-Sea’ for which I researched Brighton, and in particular the Pavilion, extensively; and it feels like showing my hats there is almost like a homecoming. I have never had the opportunity to display hats in the environment which inspired them.”

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QUESTION THREE:

Stephen Jones; photo by Tessa Hallmann

Highlights include: •

The opulent Banqueting Room hosts a ‘dinner’ for the hats of the most famous wearers including the Duchess of Sussex, Kylie Minogue and Missy Elliott.

Regal hats are on display including a series of crowns and a new felt hat for King George IV, a recreation of a hat worn by the monarch which appears in a portrait from 1783.

Food and feasting inspired hats are placed among the copper pots in the Great Kitchen.

Hats from Chinoiserie-on-Sea - Jones’ homage to the grandeur of the Royal Pavilion – including hats inspired by its famous domes are on display in the entrance hall.

There are gowns by Dior in the Music and Egyptian Rooms, mannequins dressed by Giles Deacon ascend the staircase wearing oversized headdresses, and a mannequin wearing a Thom Browne ensemble is on display in the King’s bedroom. 

The exhibition runs until June 9 and is presented in partnership with Harvey Nichols. For more information visit: brightonmuseums.org.uk.

According to legend, which man rode horses named Llamrei, Hengroen and Passelande?


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Hallifax Care, the locally run, award winning company is now recruiting home care workers to work in the Hollingdean to London Road, Hollingbury and Patcham areas. We provide all training, we just need people who communicate well, and would be willing to go the extra mile to help someone else. Although a car is not essential, to take advantage of our great rates of pay, it would be an advantage. We work from 7am – 10pm in three shifts, carers can work morning, lunch or evening shifts or a combination of all three. We are very flexible with hours and can fit round your commitments.

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fiveways This article is by Preston Village Women’s Institute...

TARGETING PLASTIC WASTE AT A LOCAL LEVEL... Preston Village Women’s Institute are making and giving away ‘Morsbags’; these are handmade shoppers from recycled/scrap material, resulting in a completely unique bag. These are then given away for free instead of plastic bags. Morsbags is a worldwide initiative that we, as a WI, have joined; 307,329 have now been handmade and distributed worldwide (as of Feb 2019). This is a positive way to reduce the hideous number of plastic bags being used and to keep textile waste out of landfill - 1 million plastic bags are consumed per minute globally - of which hundreds of thousands end up in the oceans. Instructions • Take home and place in a handy spot. • Take out when you are shopping for anything - from pants to potatoes. • Then keep using it instead of pesky plastic bags. • Tell your friends that you are helping the planet. • Tell them they need a Morsbag too.

Providing a plastic free shopping environment in Fiveways. In Store, we have a wide range of dry food, household essentials, toiletries and bodycare. Simply bring along your containers and refill. A convenient way to cut down on wasteful and unnecessary packaging. Many products are locally sourced, supporting the many wonderful makers in Sussex.

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Can you sew? Go to www.morsbags.com to download the free pattern and make Morsbags from old curtains, duvet covers, tablecloths etc. The idea is to get together with people in your local community, eat cake and make reusable Morsbags and then give them away for free. We have recently donated the bags to Fiveways Fruits, the Co-op, Store and Wigwam Toys. (There are even smaller sized shoppers so children can start learning about saving our planet too.) If you have any fabric that we could use to make more bags we are happy to collect it from you, or we hope you may want to make your own. Each year nationally the Women’s Institute campaign for something they collectively believe in, anything from plastic pollution, mental health issues and saving bees. Preston Village WI is your local Fiveways group; we meet at the City Gate centre in the Dip, Hollingdean Terrace, on the 4th Thursday of every month, 7.309pm. We welcome new members; you can come along and try before you join too! You can find us on Facebook or at www.thewi.org.uk, or email mrssfitzpatrick@googlemail.com

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issue 84 spring 2019

LIFE project

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LEWIS BYARD

Christmas Carols 2018 Our thanks to Keith McMurray and his Magic Band for what seemed like the best ever carols in the park event last December. A special thank you to everyone who supported the impromptu collection for Spike’s Fund organised by Jamie, Sarah and their team at the Cleveland Arms, who also kindly provided sausage rolls and mulled wine. Thank you to everyone who came along. Spike, a 17 year old local boy, was involved in a serious road accident on Preston Drove late last year, suffering severe injury. A crowdfund has been set up to support his ongoing rehabilitation. Any donation, however small, will be gratefully received. www.gofundme.com/our-lovely-spike

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our trees Some of the trees in Blakers Park have stood since the 1800’s and all of them, old and new, provide colour, texture, shade and play a vital part in making the park such a wonderful place. During 2019 we are planning to undertake a tree survey, identifying every tree and creating a list of suggested new species to plant. We will report regularly on this project and be interested in your views.

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noise & nuisance issues We have been made aware that on occasion there have been a number of noisy gatherings in Blakers Park late into the night. As a voluntary community group, the Friends of Blakers Park has no authority over these issues. We do feel strongly about representing any issues within our community and have contacted the Council. They have advised that any local residents concerned about noise or antisocial behaviour can take the following actions to help prioritise an appropriate response from the authorities: 1. Call Brighton & Hove City Council’s Community Safety Casework team, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, on 01273 292735 or email them at: communitysafety.casework@brighton-hove.gcsx. gov.uk 2. If noise is the issue, call Brighton & Hove City Council’s Environmental Health team on 01273 294266, or email them at: ehl.environmentalprotection@brighton-hove. gov.uk 3. Call 101 to report anti social behaviour to Sussex Police or email them at 101@sussex.pnn. police.uk with exact times and details. We suggest that anyone living near the park takes one or more of these actions. The more reports that are received, the more likely there will be positive interventions.

nice & tidy

Blakers Park is generally very well kept and we want to thank everyone who uses the litter bins or takes their litter home. Volunteer members of the Brighton & Hove City ‘Tidy Up Team’ continue to make a big difference in helping to keep the park litter free. If you are interested in this project email cityparks.volunteers@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call 01273 292929.

About the Friends of Blakers Park

The Friends of Blakers Park was formed in 1989 aim to protect and enhance the much loved community green space that is Blakers Park. We communicate and liaise with Brighton & Hove City Council, raise funds to help generate interest and awareness with the aim of preserving and maintaining our park. �������������������������������������� www.blakerspark.org.uk or... Facebook: Friends of Blakers Park Twitter: @BlakersParkFrds Instagram: #friendsofblakerspark

Our regular thanks to… The City Parks Team, Wettons and Frosts for maintaining the Park and the clock. To everyone who uses the park and support the park’s events and to everyone who uses the litter bins - you are the best! A special thank you to the Cleveland Arms and to Sally at the café. Lastly, thank you once again to Tim at Fiveways Directory for hosting this issue of Blakers Park News.

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Park LIFE

Gardening News Spring bulbs have been visible since early February and now that March is here the tulips, peonies and iris are on their way. We regularly post photographs of the plants and the park on our social media pages.

Tennis in the park The two hard tennis courts remain free for public use. While people can use the area to play other games, tennis players have priority. Blakers Park Tennis Club runs teams in the Brighton & Hove Parks League.

Blakers Park Cafe As the weather improves park cafe is open for sweets, tea, coffee, snacks and sausage rolls.

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QUIZ QUESTION FIVE:

Which Dad’s Army actor kicked off 1971 topping the charts with ‘Grandad’?


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fiveways Local personal trainer Liz Fulford gets a new client ready for a half marathon...

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To set the scene it was over 10 years ago when a new local personal trainer contacted us at the Fiveways Directory wanting to promote her fledging business. What transpired was a series of articles culminating in the editor running the New Forest Half Marathon. Now 10 years on the challenge is whether the same can be done again with no running since and another 10 years on the clock!! It’s been a challenging time for Tim who is suffering from an injury which is currently preventing him from running and therefore achieving his set goal. However, this month we have focused on an alternative form 23 of exercise, cycling and strength training. As an alternative to running, cross training such as cycling or swimming has so many benefits; it can improve fitness, promote recovery, rehabilitate injuries and most of all keep you focused and motivated during a break from training. Running injuries are most often caused by inadequate recovery time between runs, biomechanical regularities (which Tim is suffering from), muscular imbalances and poor footwear. Cycling and swimming will give ankles, knees and lower back a rest from the repetitive impact of running and protect your most vulnerable joints, muscles and connective tissues. When injured and doing an alternative form of exercise, workouts should match your intended runs in intensity and duration. The majority of Tim’s training runs for the next two months would have been long, slow and steady

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to improve his aerobic fitness, strengthen his muscles and his ligaments and tendon. He will instead replicate this on his bike. These workouts will increase his aerobic energy system which breaks down carbohydrate and fat with oxygen, producing energy to fuel the muscles. Tim will also be doing ‘interval’ training on his bike, i.e. cycling for set periods at his hardest pace, alternated with an easier/steady pace. Interval training is used to develop aerobic capacity and as a consequence, he will be increasing his body’s capacity to take in oxygen, get oxygenated blood to his muscles and utilise more of the muscle fibres that work quickly (‘fast twitch fibres’). We have been developing his aerobic capacity in order to allow him to use this energy system for longer. When exercise intensity reaches a certain point, such as running/cycling up a hill, the anaerobic or lactic acid energy system is utilized to provide the required muscle fuel. The waste product of this energy system is lactic acid which causes muscle ‘burn’ and is less efficient and uses more glycogen (the stored form of carbohydrate). The higher the aerobic fitness, the greater the exercise intensity that can be sustained without fatigue (i.e. one can run faster for longer). Thus Tim is improving his strength and endurance – all factors that will help him with his training when he resumes running again. fiveways directory March 2019

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STANFORD AVENUE METHODIST CHURCH LUNCH CLUB We are a small friendly group of over-60s who meet in the church hall on Wednesday with a break at Easter, Christmas and during the school holidays.

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We aim to provide a fresh, healthy meal in a welcoming and safe environment and hope to encourage caring friendships between our members. New members are always welcome. The church hall has disabled access and an accessible toilet. The meals are cooked by three groups of volunteers who have to take a food safety and hygiene course every three years but we would welcome any local people, including those with a disability, who would like to volunteer to cook with us every three weeks or only occasionally. In the summer we organise a coach trip with lunch for a small charge and subsidised by any profit made during the year, and at Christmas we have a meal and party which is free to members. We charge only ÂŁ3.50 for a two course freshly cooked meal and a cup of tea and will cater for any special diets and intolerances. Favourite meals are stew and dumplings, meat pie or chicken casserole, with delicious puddings of lemon

sponge with custard, lemon meringue pie or maybe fruit crumble and custard. We welcome new members regardless of faith or none and would be very pleased to hear from you so please telephone Christine on 01273 500871, if you would like to join us. Information about this and other activities at the church can be found on our website: ww.stanfordavenuemeth.co.uk.

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SMITH/DOORSTOP, PAPERBACK, £7.50 I should, perhaps, set this month’s book in some kind of context. The story begins back in 2014 on the first evening of my latest Creative Writing course. One student declares herself to be a poet and immediately part of my soul dies. I’m old enough to have read, and studied, a great deal of poetry and, not to mince words, the bulk of it has been drivel; hence I always approach poetry with a wariness born of bitter experience. Imagine, then, my delight, and incredulity, when the first poem the class looked at was something 27 quite extraordinary. It was raw in places and needed a little editorial input to make it fly, but it was an order of magnitude better than any poem I could remember reading in the recent past. Cut to 2019 when an unexpected package arrives for me at the organisation where I teach. I’m bewildered and intrigued, and when I open it and see the slim volume within, tears do genuinely appear. Schist by Karen Smith, the poem the class were privileged to read and discuss that evening, carries the title for the first volume of her work, and what a superlative collection this is: adroit, sinewy, sensual, with huge emotional heft, and an astonishing maturity, and acuity, for a writer at the beginning of her career. For me, dispiritingly, perhaps, Schist points up the banality, the sheer drabness, of so much modern poetry. Probably the last time I was this excited about a debut volume of verse was Craig Raine’s The Onion, Memory, and that came out in 1978. Other debuts have been almost as exhilarating: Christopher Reid’s Arcadia (1979), and Oliver Reynolds’ Skevington’s Daughter (1985). I can’t think of a more contemporary collection, debut or otherwise, that has thrilled me as much as Schist. The poems beautifully combine the glacial elements of science with a hot, dense emotionality which produces lines, and images, of true beauty.

The puckish delight in deploying language, and the surgical precision with which she does so, marks Karen Smith out as a poet to be reckoned with. Schist scares me. I’ve been returning to it cautiously, fearful that I’ve overpraised it, that my memory, that potent trickster, is deceiving me; that the reality of the poetry will disappoint. Not a bit of it. The poems flare and burn with the same intensity upon each reading. What more could anyone ask for? Buy it. Gary Mepsted

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fiveways Hannah from the Pet Shed gives her advice for pet owners...

PET PROBLEM CORNER... Welcome to our feature helping pet owners around the Fiveways area with advice. We love to go out and about with our dogs but did you know that there are rules around transporting our pets that can also affect our insurance? What is the safest and legal way to transport my pet in my car? Rule 57 of the Highway Code states: “When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars.” 29 Breaking the Highway Code doesn’t carry a direct penalty, but drivers can be pulled over for driving without due care and attention. This can also result in a fine (up to £2,500) and up to 9 penalty points - and if an unrestrained pet has caused an accident, insurers are unlikely to pay out. Things to remember when driving with pets: • Don’t let your dog ride with its head hanging out of the window. As fun as it may look, it’s potentially dangerous and can cause injury. •

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fiveways Affordable acupuncture at Hollingdean Community Centre...

BRIGHTON COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE Affordable acupuncture The vision of Brighton Community Acupuncture (BCA) is to make acupuncture affordable and accessible to all, with treatments from £15 to £35. As well as slashing our profit margin, this is made possible by treating patients in a large community space with partitions so that one to three persons can be treated in overlapping appointments, which is standard practice in China. In the UK, acupuncture is typically one patient at a time costing £40 to £60 a session, which excludes many people. 31

How acupuncture works According to Chinese medicine, our health is dependent on our vital life force, known as Qi. If the Qi is plentiful and its circulation in its channels is smooth and balanced, all is well. If however its flow is deficient, disturbed or blocked then illness may result. This can occur due to a wide range of factors including chronic emotional stress, poor nutrition, lifestyle, hereditary factors, infections or trauma. Acupuncture works by activating our innate healing resources to restore the natural balance of our Qi through the insertion of ultra-fine needles into specific points along the channel ‘network of animation’.

Should the need arise to use points elsewhere, such as your back or abdomen, blankets are used to keep you warm and covered up. It takes around half an hour for the needles to work. Once inserted the practitioner is free to treat someone else, although you are checked on to ensure all is well. During this time you are left to benefit from the deeply relaxing effect of the needles. How many treatments does one need? Acupuncture requires several sessions to work. Most people experience a significant and lasting improvement in their symptoms after six to ten sessions. Serious What can acupuncture treat? or stubborn illnesses may require longer. The main Acupuncture can treat a whole range of physical and obstacle preventing people from committing to sufficient psychological complaints. Some complaints which sessions to get well is money. Hence the policy of respond well to acupuncture are: muscle and joint Brighton Community Acupuncture to offer treatments at stiffness and pain, headache, backache, chronic fatigue, digestive or respiratory issues, gynaecological conditions, significantly lower rates. menopause, stress, insomnia, anxiety and depression. For more information or to book an appointment please go to: What happens in a session? www.brightoncommunityacupuncture.com On your first visit you’ll be asked to fill out a health Alternatively, you can contact Amadis Cammell on history form. An accurate diagnosis can then be made 07964 291417. and a holistic treatment formulated. There is generally Brighton Community Acupuncture is at Hollingdean no need to undress, as most points used are below the Community Centre, Thompson Road, BN1 7BH knees and elbows.

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FRIDAYS Zumba 9.30am Stanford Avenue Methodist Church Contact matthew@danceflooractivist.co.uk Play and Stay 10.00 – 11.30am Contact: 01273 500257 0-3 years £2 Fiveways Play Centre, 8-10 Florence Rd BN1 6DJ Rainbows 5pm-6pm St Matthias Church Hall, Hollingbury Park Avenue http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/ get_involved.aspx Dance Classes Children’s tap and modern dance 3.45-7.15pm Clermont Hall, Cumberland Road Boys’ tap and jazz 4.15pm St Mary’s, S urrenden Road Contact: Lynda 01273 556313 danceartstudio@ntlworld.com SCE Basketball Academy Dorothy Stringer School 4.50-6pm £6 drop-in rate, £5 termly sign-up southcoastelitebasketball.com 07808 065487 Music Group 7pm, 1st Friday in month Stanford Avenue Methodist Church www.stanfordavenuemeth.co.uk stanfordmethodist@btconnect.com Brighton Community Acupuncture 12 noon – 8pm (last appointment 7pm) All fees are concessionary £12-£33 per treatment Hollingdean Community Centre, Thompson Road or bookings, call or text Amadis Cammell: 07964 291417 or email info@brightoncommunityacupuncture.co.uk BUQI System energy exercises for health Boost your immune system

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www.trustedandlocal.co.uk AT successfully quoted for our garage conversion and kitchen refurb. Fred and his team were very competent and friendly. The quotation supplied was worked to with any extras explained. We were having both a garage conversion and new kitchen and they were able to work round us so that we had a useable kitchen for almost the whole project. The specialists they used were also competent and helpful. Work was done at the times that they said and Fred was always available to discuss any issues that arose. Stage payments were timetabled at the beginning of the work to avoid any nasty surprises. We were very happy with the standard of the work done. And would be happy to recommend the company for work similar to ours. Review of AT Construction by local resident

A real pleasure doing business with this company. Without exception every one of the team was friendly, helpful and professional. The standard of workmanship is outstanding, and my new doors are beautiful! Review of Countryman Improvements by local resident

Liam did a great job with the windows in our terraced house. All of them had broken sashes, damaged frames and rotting wood, and Liam's work was quick, high quality, and he was considerate of our son's asthma when it came to tidying. Top work. Review of Sashes & Sills by local resident


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FIVEWAYS FUN... WHERE IN FIVEWAYS?

I have two arms, but fingers none. I have two feet, but cannot run. I carry well, but I have found I carry best with my feet off the ground. What am I?

Where in Fiveways was this photo taken?

Answer on page 28

MARCH QUIZ... Find the 10 questions spread throughout the Directory at the foot of various pages... here are the answers 37

Last month’s answer:

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6. Watership Down 7. Robbie Coltrane 8. 8784 (24 X 366) 9. A hedgehog 10. St Paul’s Cathedral

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fiveways Airport Transfers

Floor Services

Painters & Decorators

Kingsway Travel.............................................................31

Brighton Floor Sanding.................................................21

Decorative Interiors..........................................................26

Bathrooms

The Floor Brighton.......................................................26 Funeral Services

Bruce Murray...................................................................24

Clarks Bathrooms..........................................................24 Blinds/Shutters/Curtains

Attree & Kent...............................................................29

Sussex Blinds................................................................13

Sussex Funerals............................................................33

Bella Vista.....................................................................14

Garage Services

Closs & Hamblin...........................................................28

Marine Garage................................................................8

Brickwork

Garden Services

JH Brickwork.................................................................21

Acer Gardening Services...............................................19

Pianos

Building Services

MB Landscapes................................................................7

Brighton Piano Warehouse..............................................30

AT Construction..............................................................3

Ozzie The Gardener.......................................................27

Plastering Services

Bob Hanson..................................................................35

Tree and Garden Services...............................................28

Pacific Plastering..............................................................18

Braiden Construction......................................................4

Nick Murray Gardens.....................................................32

Lewis Byard......................................................................19

St Clair Builders............................................................11

General Supplies

DMS Construction........................................................32

Store Brighton................................................................9

RJM Plastering..................................................................27

Clarkes of Brighton.......................................................21

Gifts

Carpenter

Wigwam..........................................................................22

CP Carpentry.. ..............................................................22

Greengrocer

Rachel Urbach.............................................................28

Fiveways Fruits............................................................cover

Carpets

Hairdressers

Post Services

Completely Carpets........................................................8

Streakers..........................................................................24

Post Office.........................................................................6

Charities and Charity Events

LJ’s Barber........................................................................38

Restaurant

Marriage Care.............................................. ...................7

Val Cussell.......................................................................22

The Fiveways Deli..............................................................9

Chiropodist

Health & Fitness

Roofing

Sole Sister.....................................................................26

Fitso Fitness.....................................................................34

Cleaning Services

Dance Floor Activist........................................................34

MB Roofing.........................................................................2

Simply Shine.................................................................32

Home Care Services

Conservatories

Hallifax Care.............................................................14&24

Countryman..................................................................11

Host Families Wanted

Concert

BISS................................................................................ 5

Butterfly Concert...........................................................7

Kitchens

Singles Group

Dentists

Dream Doors....................................................................4

The Group ......................................................................21

Surrenden Dental Practice............................................16

Clarks Kitchens................................................................24

Tiles & Tiling

Domestic Appliances

Life Coaching

Pentagon Tiling.................................................................26

Carters..........................................................................39

Sarah Bradley Life Coach.................................................28

Toy Shop

Electrician

Locksmiths

Terry Sharpe...................................................................9

Lee Locks..........................................................................32

Wigwam...........................................................................22

Caulfield Electrical........................................................12

Music Lessons

Sussex Electrical Services..............................................16

Musical Bumps.................................................................34

Estate Agents

Udita Everett....................................................................35

David and Co...................................................back cover

Nursery

Beaumonts..............................................................Cover

Growing Up Green............................................................12

Financial Advisor

Oven Cleaner

Yoga

My Mortgage................................................................22

Dirty Ovens.......................................................................18

Claire Russell Burns..........................................................38

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Paul Robertson................................................................38 Pet Services Wagging Tails............. ......................................................10 Photography Sophie Sheinwald............. ...............................................37

Plumbing Brighton Based Plumbing................................................30 GT Plumbing.......................................................................6 SEA Plumbing..................................................................20

Ridgeline Roofing.............................................................12 Clarkes of Brighton..........................................................21 Sash Window repairs Sashes and Sills.................................................................12

Windows Cloudy2Clear....................................................................33 Countryman.....................................................................11 Wood Brighton Log Centre.........................................................30

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