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LOWER BEEDING PARISH MAGAZINE 50p - To arrange an annual subscription (£6) ring 01403 891710 L OW E R B E E D I NG N E I G H B OURHOOD P L A N GROW I N G T O G E T H E R Your neighbourhood needs you! Pages 11-12 www.facebook.com/LowerBeedingParish www.lowerbeeding.com 0

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Lower Beeding Parish Worship Services This Month 7th February 5th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St Johns of 10.00am Family Eucharist the year Readings: Isaiah 6: 1-8; I Corinthians 15: 1-11; Luke 5: 1-11. Ash Wednesday 8.00pm Eucharist – Holy Trinity and Imposition of Ashes 10th February Readings: Joel 2: 12-18; II Corinthians 5: 20 - 6; 2; Matthews 6: 1-6, 16-18. 14th February 1st Sunday of Lent 8.30am 10.00am 3.30pm Eucharist at St Johns Parish Eucharist Evensong at St. Johns Readings: Deuteronomy 26: 4-10; Romans 10: 8-13; Luke 4:1-13. 21st February 2nd Sunday of Lent 8.30am 10.00am Eucharist at St Johns Parish Eucharist Readings: Genesis 15: 5-12 & 17-18; Philippians 3: 17- 4: 1; Luke 9: 28-36. 28th February 3rd Sunday of Lent 8.30am 10.00am Eucharist at St Johns Parish Eucharist Readings: Exodus 3: 1-8 & 13-15; I Corinthians 10: 1-6 & 10-12;Luke 13: 1-9. BCP = Book of Common Prayer From the registers... (Baptisms, Funerals and Marriages) Condolences go to… the family of William Charles Brown, buried at St. John’s on Friday 15th January and also to Paul and Fiona after the funeral of Baby Killian (‘Little Acorn’) O’Neill at Holy Trinity on13th January 1

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Contents Quiz Night Thank You from Jill Neighbourhood Plan Important Dates Nymans Exhibition Alzheimer’s Society Diocesan News Welcome to the February edition of the parish magazine. This issue has a theme of how YOU can get involved to help care for and improve our parish, either by joining the parish giving scheme to help our beautiful churches (page 4) or by ‘engaging’ in the Neighbourhood Plan (pages 11-12) thinking about the key question - What will the village of 2031 look like? As always we also welcome your involvement in the parish magazine – please send any contributions or suggestions to me at the usual address. Many thanks. Christina Betson Editor cmbetson@hotmail.co.uk Features 8 10 11-12 15-16 31 34 45 Worship From Holy Trinity Views from St John’s Thursday Club LBA LBHS Great Britons PCSO Report Holy Trinity School Gardener’s World Sussex Wildlife Trust Our Page (children) Puzzle Pages Guides Weather All in the Month of… Parish Council Health Walks Regulars 1 4 6 10 13-14 18 19-20 22 23 24 26 28 29-30 31 33 35 37-41 43 Copy date for next magazine – Thursday 11th February The views and opinions within this publication are not necessarily those of the editor or the Lower Beeding Parochial Church Council. 1

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From Holy Trinity In this month’s edition of the parish magazine you will hear about the Neighbourhood Plan. The Parish Council are putting it together, but they need your help. To make it a good plan it needs as many people in the community as possible to take part, to have their say. It’s not the first time that they have asked for help with this but now is a really good opportunity to make it happen. A Neighbourhood Plan is not just about planning – about permitting or not permitting building in the village - but about what we think we need as a community to thrive in the years to come. I think we have a good community in Lower Beeding and it would be great to see that flourish further. Part of what makes the community are the organisations that bring us together - the school, the pubs, the LBA, the Horticultural Society, the Thursday Club, Bumps & Babies and, of course, our two churches. Every year we have to find about £45,000 to keep Holy Trinity and St John’s going. Through the generosity and hard work of lots of people, so far we have managed to do so each year. For everyone who has contributed regularly and occasionally - at services or by coming to our events- I just wanted to say thank you. I hope we can continue to help support and build the community we have here for the next 175 years and beyond. For those who take a particular interest in the churches we have enclosed with the magazine this month a leaflet about the Parish Giving Scheme – this is a scheme which helps with regular donations to support the churches by making the most of Gift Aid and claiming as much as possible as soon as possible back from the tax man. If, having read the leaflet, you would like further information please get in touch with me. God bless, Mark 4

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advertise your business now! Get exposure in the Lower Beeding area by advertising in this magazine and on our website - www.lowerbeeding.com E-Mail josh now to find out more - josh.hough@mas-group.co.uk or call 01444 645017. PHYSIOTHERAPY SPECIAL INTEREST IN SPORTS INJURIES AND SPINAL PAIN KATIE KNAPTON MCSP Member of the HPC CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST BRIGHTON ROAD, LOWER BEEDING PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROVED TEL: 07711 531132 www.katieknapton.co.uk Absolute Arboriculture Crabtree, Lower Beeding Tree surgery & Hedge cutting Stump grinding & Logs Call Max Ferretti ND, NCH Arb T: 01403 730504 M: 07759 482934 E: max@absolutearb.com W: www.absolutearb.com INTERIOR & EXTERIOR DECORATOR To all your decorating requirements THE GATEHOUSE . SANDYGATE LANE . LOWER BEEDING . RH13 6LR Telephone (01403) 891017 Paul C. Avery FOR A QUALITY ASSURED FINISH

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News and Views from St. John’s, Coolhurst LITURGICAL SEASONS I thought it was time to reflect on the colours of the Liturgical year, as people I have spoken to recently have not had much inkling of what they might be and what they mean to us. The church calendar is divided into three parts:CHRISTMASTIDE - EASTERTIDE - WHITSUNTIDE WHITE is the sum of all colours and signifies the joy and purity of the soul. The White vestment is the garment of Peace for the feast days of the Christ, the Light of the world - Ascension; of the Most Holy Trinity and traditionally of the angels. It is also worn from Christmas until Epiphany and during Eastertide when the church sings her most cheerful hymns in honour of the Birth and the Resurrection of the Redeemer. GOLD can also be worn as an alternative. RED signifies the fire of love towards God and in consequence is the liturgical colour worn for Whitsuntide, the feast of the Holy Ghost, the God of Love; for the feast days on which the sufferings and the cross of Christ are recalled to the mind (Palm Sunday); for the feast days of the Apostles and Martyrs of the faith who died for love of the Redeemer. GREEN is the colour of hope, worn on the Sundays between Whitsuntide and Advent and from Epiphany to (what was traditionally celebrated as Septuagesima – Sexagesima – Quinquagesima but now extends to) Quadragesima the beginning of Lent. PURPLE/VIOLET is the colour of humility and penitence and is worn in times of repentance:during Advent and Lent and also Ember days, Vigils and Rogation Days. The Gloria is omitted during these seasons as a reflection of humility. ROSE signifies Rejoicing and is worn 4th week of Lent (Mothering Sunday) and 3 rd week of Advent where it is demonstrated in the colours of the Advent candles of the wreath. Its roots are to be found in the opening Latin words of the Introit; Laetare and Gaudete (Rejoice), respectively BLACK which is the contrast to the cheerful and pure white, is the expression of mourning and sadness.( Traditionally, black was worn on Good Friday as the church mourns the death of our Lord Jesus Christ, our founder. Though the current trend is Red, the deeper significance of Good Friday is much better demonstrated by the black of mourning.) It was also worn on All Soul’s day (2nd November) as well as funeral services. FLOWER ARRANGING also follows this pattern, which is why the church is bare of flowers during Lent and Advent. The Advent wreath which supports the 5 candles of this season is kept to simple evergreen which is used to enhance the candles and not to distract from the gravity of the season of repentance. The White season can use both white and gold flowers, whilst the Green season is open to all shades of colours as it reflects joy. Janet Haswell 6

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Quiz Night! Saturday 27th February Mannings Heath Village Hall 7:30pm Raising funds both for the church and for The Farming Community Network. The Vicar will be your quiz master for the evening, which will have a farming theme. Tickets cost £10 and include bangers and mash. A bar will be provided by Kissinggate Brewery with some of their locally produced beer. Please contact Joan Hackett on 07899 990750 For more information on The Farming Community Network visit www.fcn.org.uk 8

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Mark and his staff welcome you to THE PLOUGH Lower Beeding A traditional, family friendly country pub, serving fine ales and beers. Lunchtime snacks from 12–2pm. Full evening menu available from 6–9pm. Sunday roast from 12 – 3 pm. Don’t forget Fryday is fish and chip day. Ring 01403 891277 to order – you’d batter hurry. Open all day Friday Saturday and Sunday. Darts Pool Bar See you soon Billiards ROY WICKING GARDENING SERVICES * Lawn & hedge cutting * Garden clearance * General maintenance * Fully insured TEL: 01403 891710 MOB: 075 2209 5930 MAIL: ROY.WICKING@GOOGLEMAIL.COM   KEEPERS BOARDING KENNELS & GROOMING PARLOUR Leechpond Hill, Lower Beeding, RH13 6NR 5-star Accommodation with outside Astro Turf exercise ground Day Boarders Welcome Contact the owners Lisa & Sue. 01403 891 300    

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Welcome to a new year and a new leader, I hope members will still come along to meetings and bring friends too. The coffee morning held at Bill and Pam Jays home in December raised £241 for Bloodwise, which used to be Leukaemia and Lymphona Research ,which is very good and thanks go to all who helped and supported this event. Thursday 11th February at 2.30 we will have the speaker will be Mr Morphew who will talk on European Garden History, tea will be served as usual, all welcome. Carly Charman mobile no 07581191185. Welcome – We welcome to the village Clare, Rob, Sophie and Jack who have recently moved into Brick Kiln Close. THANK YOU FROM JILL COOMBS I should like to thank everyone who most generously contributed to my ' retirement ' present recently. After thirty years of organising Holy Trinity Church Flowers, the secateur-wielding muscles are becoming rusty, but salvation has arrived in the form of Jan McKinnell and Carly Charman,who have kindly agreed to take over. I wish them as much enjoyment in the work, as I have had, and no doubt many new and exciting ideas will be forthcoming. My garden and I will be available if and when needed, and after all the rain, useful foliage will need pruning and restraining! Many thanks to the wonderful team of arrangers, who have worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to make the Church look beautiful throughout the years, and without whom nothing would be achieved. A final and very big thank you to Elsie Chaplin, whose help and expertise during the early years were invaluable. Jill Coombs. 10

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L O W E R B E E D I N G N E I G H B O U R H O O D P L A N G R O W I N G T O G E T H E R As reported in January Parish Magazine, the application submitted to Horsham District Council (HDC) that “Lower Beeding be a designated Parish for producing a Neighbourhood Plan.” was successful and we are now a designated parish. Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan is quite a mouthful and it has been suggested that we use a subtitle, so the plan process will be referred to as a working subtitle of “Engage”. Why “Engage” because this is what the process is all about, engagement with the local community. So look out for updates on “Engage”. The next stage, in the process is to start to gather evidence to formulate a plan. As part of this work we are asking the local community to submit their ‘Wish List’ for the future of the parish. Neighbourhood Plans become part of the Development Plan for the District, which includes the Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF) The policies contained within Neighbourhood Plans are then used in the determination of planning applications. It must be stressed that Neighbourhood Plan policies cannot block development that is already part of the HDPF. What they can do is shape where that development will go and what it will look like. The formal launch of the process will commence with an ‘Open Event’. This will take place during the weekend of 5th and 6th March 2016 in the Church Room (behind Holy Trinity Church) at which the community will be invited to come and make suggestions as to what they would like included or excluded from the plan in terms of future development and amenities in the village. The Open Event will be held on Saturday 5th March between 10am and 4pm and on Sunday 6th March between 12pm and 4pm. Invitations will also be sent out shortly to interested parties who may have land or interests in land which may be offered as possible developments sites. Volunteers are invited to be part of the Neighbourhood Plan Group, so please consider if you would like to take part. If you would like to be part of the group, please submit your details to the Clerk to the Parish Council: Michael Tuckwell, 22 Blanches Road, Partridge Green, Horsham, RH13 8HZ. Email: michaelanne@hotmail.co.uk. 11

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Updates will appear in the Parish magazine, on the Parish Council (www.lowerbeeing.com) and on the parish council notice boards around the village. website The future of the village is in your hands, please come along to the exhibition during the weekend of 5th and 6th March 2016 and be ‘Engaged’ in the process. Draft Guiding Principles for the drafting of the Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan are set below, (we are grateful to Ian Shaw for the drafting of these principles,) N.B. Please note that these are drafts only and are suggested for guidance and discussion during the formulation of the plan. 1. We understand that there is a natural need for growth in accordance with a growing population and a shortage of suitable accommodation for the community in Lower Beeding. We are willing to support developments that are of a scale that does not materially change the character and feel of the village detrimentally. We feel that this translates into achieving a more organic, incremental, sustainable growth model for the village. We feel that there is a need for a suitable mix of units with individual developments, in order to provide a variety of options from 1-4 bedrooms. We feel that properties should be in keeping with the West Sussex vernacular and be rural in character and use (where possible) local materials. We feel that community is important and any developments of significant scale should incorporate public/social space in order to encourage social cohesion and a sense of community. Community space could also support and encourage equestrian activities, both recreational and commercial We feel that any development in the village should be supported by the appropriate infrastructure and we would support necessary improvement in utilities and where required schooling capacity. We feel that road safety is a key concern and as such request that a review of the traffic management within the village is completed by the highway authority (WSCC Highways) and future development is considered with reference to the results of such a survey. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. …. Key Question: What will the village of 2031 look like? Geoff Peckham Lead Councillor –Lower Beeding’ Neighbourhood Plan Lower Beeding Parish Council 12

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Lower Beeding Association News Charity No. 267433 Firstly, many apologies to those who have braved the ongoing problems we have had with the hall heating over the last couple of months. Fortunately we have been lucky with the mild weather and hope by the time this goes to print we will have rectified the problem. Once again many thanks to Jackie who put up the lovely Christmas decorations in the Hall which alas have now been taken down and safely stored for next Christmas! The football season is well underway and if you would like to join the Juniors you should contact Ian on 01403 864188. Dates for your diary: Saturday 19th March 2016 – LBHS Spring Show at the village hall – 3 - 4.30 p.m.. Monday 25TH April LBA Annual General Meeting at village hall at 7.30 p.m. Nominations for Officers and Group Representatives to Jackie Fake prior to the meeting please. Friday 8th April LBHS talk by Jim Buttress (Judge of The Big Allotment Challenge) at the Lower Beeding Village Hall at 7 p.m. May commences with the Cricket Season (Contact Eddy on 01403 891185) and Stoolball (Contact Mary on 891767). Saturday 7th May LBHS “Plants Galore” at the village hall at 10 a.m. Saturday 18th June LBA Village Fete 2 – 5 p.m. Contact Pete Robinson Saturday 3rd September – LBHS Summer Show 2.30 – 4.30 at the Village Hall. ___________ A selection from Grandmother Brew’s bygone remedies in cases of sickness.... Believe them or not but who knows !!..... Arthritis: 1) A Northumberland lady with an arthritic hip found relief by lying on nettles. 2) A daily dish of boiled onions kept an old man “on his legs”. 3) Three garlic tablets a day cured an arthritic foot. Asthma: An asthmatic child was cured by twice daily doses of cod-liver oil given regularly over a period of three years. 2) Sufferers may find relief from taking twice daily a half wineglass of the following: 1 pint cod-liver oil, 1 lb pure honey, 2 ozs spirits camphor, juice 13

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of three lemons. Add cod-liver oil last and stir well in. After bottling stand for at least 12 hours before use. Blood Pressure: Nettle tea made from freshly gathered nettles. Bronchitis: 1) Directly the chest starts to feel “tight” have a supper of thick onion gruel before retiring. 2) Rub the chest with goose grease and cover with cotton wool or flannel. Catarrh: 1) Onion juice several times a day. 2) Sniff up salt water and drink a cup of Parsley tea first thing in the morning. 3) Crush washing soda very finely and sniff up nose like snuff. Chilblains: 1) Wash them in water in which potatoes have been boiled. 2) Rub them with finely powdered chalk and leave chalk on. 3) On the feet put them in the “Jerry” and soak them in urine. Colds: 1) 3-4 drops of spirits of camphor on a lump of sugar taken every 15 minutes up till 5 doses, may prevent a cold developing. 2) Snuff takers seldom catch colds. 3) A cold shower daily all weathers or a sponge down with cold water stimulates the circulation and keeps colds at bay. 4) For a chesty cold, a bowl of hot onion soup and a hot “toddy” before retiring with a mustard poultice on the chest. Complexion: 1) As a conditioner, use nightly a cream made up by mixing over heat 2 tbsp clarified mutton fat, 1 tbs. fine oatmeal and half cup strawberry juice, stir till it creams, bottle. 2) For a spotty skin drink daily an egg cupful of undiluted cabbage water. 3) For blackheads and greasy skins, sponge the skin with warm water, rub in gently fresh lemon juice, sponge off in the morning with warm water; use oatmeal in a muslin bag instead of soap. Corns: Moisten the corn with “first spit” in the morning, then rub it with washing soda. 2) Rub with spirit of turpentine. 3) Soak a pearl button in lemon juice till it turns to paste, paint this on each night. 4) For a corn under the foot, soak a rag in strong vinegar, put the wet rag over the corn, cover with something waterproof and leave on all night, repeating for 7 nights in succession. Cramp: Apart from such magic as having a magnet in the bed or a bag of corks, or a potato, or wearing a piece of real silk above the knee – relief or cure has been obtained by 1) Drinking every night before going to bed a glass of cold water containing a teasp. common salt. 2) Taking nightly a few drops of quinine on a lump of sugar. 3) Wearing in bed woollen stockings of thigh length. 4) Never sleep with an open window facing the bed. Even temperature is good. Coughs: 1) Mix honey and vinegar well together. 2) A teasp. glycerine in hot milk. 3) Cover slices of raw swede in brown sugar, tie them together, leave overnight and drink the juice. 4) Black currant jam in very hot water. 5) Bottle the following mixture and take 3 times a day after meals: 4 ozs. codliver oil, 1 oz glycerine, 4 ozs honey and the juice of three lemons. Is there anyone reading this who may have had a grandmother who used any of these remedies? (I have!). We’ll continue from D next month! Jean Black. 14

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