Photo credit: Jane Stephenson

The new Henfield Helpline has been collecting prescriptions from Lloyds and delivering them to self-isolated people around the village. BN5 Magazine paid tribute to all the volunteers helping to make the Helpline work and all the shopkeepers who have been working hard to make sure products are still available.

As a consequence of the Prime Minister's announcement about shops and staying at home:

  • J D Cleaners will close until further notice.
  • Hamfelds will now be open from 9am to 2pm Monday to Saturday and will be closed on Sundays. They are looking into developing a delivery service.
  • Swains are limiting the number of people in the shop at any one time and ask that you please shop alone rather than in groups where possible. During busy times you may be asked to wait before entering.
  • Budgens have asked customers to observe social distancing rules. They are working with the Helpline to develop a home deilvery service. Details to follow.
  • Lloyds have reduced the number of people allowed inside from five to two. They are also working with the Helpline to make the delivery service more efficient.
  • Kebab Knight remians open but is limiting entry to 1 person at a time. Please place your orders by phone beforehand.

Henfield Community Partnership is working on a consolidated list of shopping restrictions and delivery services.

Hawthorn Veterinary Services are temporarily closing the Partridge Green surgery but Henfield remains open for urgent and emergency surgery by prior arrangement. Clients may call and request up to 3 months worth of medication for their pets. This will either be delivered to you if within a 5 mile radius or sent to you by post. Please do not come to the surgery to collect medication. If an appointment is urgent but not an emergency you will be offered a video consultation.

The Parish Council has announced that the bus shelter and public conveniences in the high street will be closed until further notice.

The closure of the bus shelter is partly due to recent anti-social behaviour, which culminated last Saturday in a fire deliberately being lit in the bus shelter. This resulted in the local fire brigade being called to attend.

In a second incident, captured on social media, youths tried to set fire to the new children's playground on the Bishops Croft estate.

If you have any information about who was responsible for setting either fire, please report to the police on their non-emergency line 101.