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We published the very first printed copy of BN5 magazine in 2005 and delivered it, via Royal Mail, to every postcode in the BN5 area, 5,000 copies each month. We've now printed more than 200 issues!

Our aim has always been to inform and to help our local community. From the very first magazines we have slowly built up a readership and a reputation for good quality editorial, interesting news and extensive events listings. For us it’s always been about quality (not just quantity) and now we are inundated each month with editorial contributions, which is the way we like it.

We are a community magazine and the contributions from local people are what make us uniquely Henfield. We’re extremely proud to say that we’re the first place to look for the latest local news and events and we have a fantastic local directory of reputable businesses. We are champions of shopping locally and supporting local businesses.

We love a good story – there’s nothing better than finding out something interesting to share with others. We’ve interviewed many inspiring people about their lives, travels and passions. We’ve talked to artists, fundraisers, sportspeople, musicians, politicians, war veterans, olympians, authors, as well as Henfield villagers with great stories to tell. There has never been a dull moment!

Our website is colourful, visual and easy to use. An on-line version of BN5! We’ve kept it simple, but what it lacks in complexity it makes up for in depth. Our Business Directory has over 600 local businesses listed, and the list is growing. You will find an easy search facility and plenty of useful information. Our news items are updated on an almost daily basis so you’ll never be short of a good read.

We’re very excited about this website, we feel confident that it represents us well and will represent Henfield and the surrounding area, too. This is a community site at heart and we encourage your contributions. It's a true reflection of our vibrant, interesting and ever-changing village.

Where can I pick up an extra copy?

Thank you to the following local businesses who carry extra copies of BN5 for us, available from the last Thursday of each month.


Al Baddar Barbers | Bank House Clinic | Christina’s Tea Rooms | Cornerweighs | DB Foot Clinic | Foster & Co | Gallery BN5 | The George Inn | Hair and Co. | Hawthorn Veterinary Surgery | Henfield Eye Care | The Henfield Hall | Henfield Chiropractic Clinic | Henfield Haven & Café | Henfield Leisure Centre | Henfield Library | Henfield Post Office | Henfield Tennis Club | HJ Burts Estate Agent | Jeremy’s of Henfield | Kebab Knight | King Fish | Mallards Dental Practice | Marcus Grimes Estate Agents | My Dentist | Natasha’s Beauty | Parish Council Offices | Pinks | The Plough | Post House Café | Relish | RPS Food & Wine | Sainsbury’s Henfield | SETYRES | South Downs Butchery | St Peter’s Primary School | Stevens Estate Agents | Stokes of Henfield | Swains Farm Shop | Terry’s Cross | Truffles Bakery | The White Hart

Small Dole:

The Fox Small Dole | Gardner & Scardifield | RJ Meaker Fencing Ltd | Small Dole Post Office

Edburton & Fulking:

Coles Automotive | The Shepherd & Dog | Tottington Manor


Albourne Estates Vinyard | Singing Hills | Wickwoods




The Royal Oak | Sussex Prairies | The Wheatsheaf Pub & Shop


The Bull

Partridge Green:

The Co-op | SK Hutchings Butchers | Hawthorn Vets


Camelia Botnar Café | The Windmill Pub


Jeremy’s Two

Local Business Owners: your listing is free

If your business is located in the BN5 postcode area, let us know! A basic listing completely free of charge (also free of charge to BN5 magazine advertisers). If you're postcode is not BN5, please read on about Feature Business listings.

Go to the ‘Submit a Business’ link at the top or bottom of the page, it’s really easy.

  • Upload your logo

  • Upload your contact details

  • Let us know which category you’d like to appear in

  • Add links to your Socials

It’s that simple!

Feature businesses

For just £60+vat a year you can upgrade your business to it's own unique page on, which will feature in rotation on our Home page and at the top of your business categories.

You can add all your searchable business keywords to the biography (suggested wordcount around 300) so that anything you’re good at will appear if a customer searches in the Smart Search.

Your business:

  • Appears on the Home page (in rotation)

  • Features top of your Category search return

  • Contains a biography of your skills, products and key business information (up to 300 words)

  • Shows a location map and your logo

  • Contains additional photographs

  • Links directly to your website and all your social media.

This will help us build a full and useful database of local businesses, producers, retail shops and tradespeople and keep people shopping locally!

Download Rate Card

If you're interested in advertising in our printed magazine, please download a media pack. Alternatively, give us a call on 01273 494002 and we’ll be pleased to chat through some ideas to suit your business.

Read back issues of BN5

To read the latest BN5 magazine online or to access back issues please click on the magazines below. You can see a sneaky early copy of BN5 before it hits the streets.

Read back issues

If you'd like to purchase paper copies of back issues (£2.50 per issue plus p&p) or subscribe to receive each issue by post (£25 for 12 issues plus p&p) please email


The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and participants in BN5 magazine do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Spinfish Publishing Limited, BN5 magazine or Emma Cole, Editor. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the statements contained within are correct, the Publishers cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions.  

The advertisements contained in this magazine have been published in good faith from information provided by third parties.  We make no warranty or representation that (i) the information in the advertisement is accurate or reliable, or (ii) the goods or services advertised will meet your particular requirements or expectations.  Our publication of an advertisement is not an endorsement of the company, trade, individual or product identified in it.