Monthly Archives: December 2017

Wealden is a great place to live – it’s official

Nine out of ten Wealden residents like living here, and three quarters are satisfied with the way the council runs things according to a survey carried out by Wealden District Council to measure its performance against national comparisons. “Surveys like this are an important way of seeing how we are doing compared to the rest... Read more

29th December

Broad Oak man wins first festive lights competition

The Heathfield News team is pleased to announce the winner of our festive lights competition. Nominations came in from across the area but a display in Broad Oak stood out from the crowd. The winner was 75-year-old David Blackman of Plummers Rest, Street End Lane, Broad Oak. He won a £50 shopping voucher kindly donated... Read more

24th December

Rotary fundraising well supported by local community

Heathfield and Waldron Rotary Club has held a number of fundraising activities this festive season including, for the second year, helping to transport Santa around the streets of Heathfield in a special vehicle. Activities have included street collections and a carol service as well as driving around with Santa. Approximately £2,000 is raised each Christmas... Read more

24th December

Heathfield Community College launches TV channel

After several weeks of working on the first broadcast, and several months of working on the concept, Monday 18 December saw the official launch of Heathfield TV at Heathfield Community College. Around 100 attended the launch of the TV channel whose strapline is ‘for students by students’. The 25 students involved in the channel attended... Read more

21st December

Top tips for a low-waste festive season

Christmas is great fun…but we don’t half produce a lot of rubbish at the end of it. That is why recycling at this time of year is so important. Here are some tips from Wealden Council that will help to save some of our precious resources. Wealden remains the top performing recycling authority in East... Read more

18th December

Sussex rowers win medals at indoor rowing championships

Rowers from Sussex picked up a series of medals this weekend at the British Indoor Rowing Championships that took place at the Leigh Valley VeloPark in East London. Personal Trainer Alex Purcell organised 21 teams of four made up from athletes in and around the Heathfield area including members of Isenhurst Health Club Cross In... Read more

15th December

Get your car cleaned and support your local firefighters

Come down to the local fire station in Heathfield and support your local crews. It’s a great chance to meet the firefighters and get your car looking shiny. For just £10 you will get your car washed, a calendar, a mince pie and a health and wellbeing check. The event takes place this Saturday 16th... Read more

14th December

Heathfield News Lights Competition

We love these lights snapped in Heathfield’s Alexandra Road, can you compete with these ? If so, you could win £50 in The Heathfield News Christmas Lights Competition. If your lights are the talk of your street, then send us a picture and you could win a £50 voucher from the Co-op just in time... Read more

13th December

Buon Natale! Food Ideas for an Italian Twist to your Christmas

Look no further for inspiration on how to do Christmas a bit differently. We have got together with Cinzia and James, from Cuculo, in Heathfield’s High St to produce a mouthwatering list of ideas for how to introduce a few new elements into your festive repertoire, or a complete break with tradition. Cinzia originates from... Read more

11th December

Success for a Groundbreaking Skills Programme for Adults with Profound Learning and Physical Difficulties

Burwash and Dallington based care homes, Oakdown House and Carricks Brook have successfully introduced a ground-breaking initiative for adults with profound learning and physical disabilities. Residents work individually or together supporting each other on DIY projects like this one to build a bird table. John Brooksbank, from The Great Out-tours, the man behind this project... Read more

11th December

Isenhurst has everything you need for your fitness and wellbeing

Isenhurst Health Club Cross-In-Hand first opened its doors 22 years ago. Local businessman Steve Butler and his father turned what was the Isenhurst Social Club behind the petrol station in Cross In Hand into the health and fitness club is it... Read more

11th December

Housing still in short supply says Heathfield estate agent

The multiple new developments underway and about to start will not solve Heathfield’s housing problems particularly for first-time buyers and downsizers, according to Paul Wilson of Rowland Gorringe. “Too many people want houses at the lower end of the market and there is a real demand for apartments and two to three bed properties. We... Read more

8th December

Brighter Heathfield celebrate their first anniversary

As 2017 draws to a close, the volunteers of the Brighter Heathfield group will be celebrating a successful first year. The group came into being in early 2017, when Jean Lenihan felt the urge to go into the Parish Council Offices and voice her concerns over the unloved state of Heathfield – she had noticed... Read more

7th December

Deck the Halls – essential style for your festive home

This Winter trends are heavy on greenery and metallics, which translate easily into festive floral decorations for the home. Eucalyptus is king and brings a huge variety of leaf shapes which paired with its heavy resin and cleansing woody aroma are perfect when combined with pine. The colour palette is : everything green, rose gold,... Read more

7th December

Beautiful refillable candle from Cuckoo Flower Co to be won

The Cuckoo Flower Co have produced a beautiful range of exclusive, scented candles (£11.95 each) with fragrances inspired by Christmas Fireside, Spiced Orange, Frankincense and Jasmin, and Lime,Basil and Mandarin. The only problem is which one to choose. But don’t worry because they offer a refilling service (£7.50) which means you can try a different... Read more

6th December

Enter to win a festive table centre from The Flower Workshop

Festive table centres really do complete the Christmas table, and if you don’t have time to make your own The Flower Workshop have a great choice on offer.  The shop is packed with beautiful candle arrangements or alternatively you could choose a statement plant – Christmas Cactus, poinsettia, fern or succulent selection to decorate your... Read more

5th December

Win a delicious Christmas Panettone and a bottle of Moscato from Cuculo

Perhaps after reading our tempting feature on Italian Food for Christmas, you fancy enjoying a delicious slice of Panettone with a glass of Moscato wine.  Panettone is a traditional Italian cake served at Christmas, there are many different sorts to choose from depending on your taste: raisin and candied peel, chocolate, lemon and special handmade... Read more

5th December