Monthly Archives: February 2018

The latest generation of 3D OCT screening for eye health comes to Heathfield.

  Looking after your eye health becomes increasingly important as you age, and there are some very simple ways to make sure you are keeping a check on it.  Technical advances now mean that quick and painless scanning can monitor your eyes and detect any changes. This technology is called OCT or Ocular Coherence Tomography.... Read more

23rd February

Discover the hidden stars of English Wine in Sussex

Living in the Heathfield area, we are surprisingly close to many excellent vineyards, like Hidden Spring, Horam and Off the Line Vineyard in Hellingly, Davenport in Rotherfield, the Bluebell Vineyard Estate in Uckfield, Fox & Fox in Mayfield and Ridgeview in Ditchling to name but a few. They are all part of the wine making... Read more

22nd February

Maui Jim sunglasses ‘buy one, get a second pair 50% off’ Melina Joy Opticians

Melina Joy Opticians stock Maui Jim Like you’ve never seen before –  Maui Jim PolarisedPlus2® sunglasses give you unsurpassed clarity, UV protection and colour enhancement that makes them the perfect sunglasses for a variety of activities.  Maui Jim offers a range of optically correct, distortion free lenses that deliver state-of-the-art light management. Maui Jim Event... Read more

21st February

Heathfield students return from a life changing trip to Africa with The Quicken Trust

Over the February half term, 18 students from years 10 and 12, and three staff members, from Heathfield Community College visited the village of Kabubbu in Uganda to take part in a volunteer project in conjunction with The Quicken Trust. The Quicken Trust is a Sussex-based charity which is transforming the lives of people living... Read more

21st February

Heathfield students celebrate Duke of Edinburgh Award success

On Tuesday 6 February, Heathfield Community College celebrated the success of last year’s Bronze Duke of Edinburgh cohort with the presentation of Final Bronze Award certificates and lapel badges. The Duke of Edinburgh Award gives students a challenge, encourages independence, develops teamwork, helps those in the community and in essence allows them to develop skills which then let them... Read more

20th February

Sienna makes her mark in the world of Irish dancing

What started as a hobby when she attended Dallington Primary School has turned into a passion for a local school girl who now aspires to be one of the best Irish dancers in the world. Sienna Cuming, who attends Heathfield Community College, first tried Irish dancing at the tender age of six during an after... Read more

19th February

Heathfield Army cadet takes part in international cadet exchange programme

An Army Cadet from Heathfield Detachment has recently returned from the International Cadet Exchange Programme that runs every year in Singapore. Cadet Lance Corporal Tom Rendell, 16, was given one of ten places available to cadets from Sussex to take part in an exchange programme with Cadets from across the world.  They flew from Gatwick... Read more

18th February

Mayfield schoolgirl’s year-long book challenge is fundraising success

A 10-year-old Mayfield schoolgirl is taking part in a yearlong read-athon to raise money for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) lifesaving research. Emily Finch is aiming to read 365 stories over the course of year. The young schoolgirl took on the challenge to help her grandmother who has had two heart attacks and lives with... Read more

13th February

The Heathfield News launches Valentine’s Heathfield Hug Day

Magnus Agugu is a qualified massager and professional hugger. Magnus can be seen at festivals and around cities distributing hugs, but for Valentine’s day will be in Heathfield brightening everyone’s day.... Read more

12th February

Heathfield team takes on Monte Carlo rally challenge!

Father and son duo, Mike and Justin Slaughter from Heathfield are taking part in Europe’s largest banger driving challenge this... Read more

11th February

Heathfield businesses pledge to support Michelle’s mission on 26th March

Heathfield's Michelle Samuel is on a mission to turn her home town purple to help reduce epilepsy... Read more

9th February

Last minute ideas for Valentine’s Day

Don't be in the doghouse this February 14th!  It's not too late to get planning that romantic evening.  To help, we have rung around some of our favourite eateries to find out who has a spare table, and you will find listed below some great options. Prices vary from £25 to £50 a... Read more

7th February

Wins all round for Cross in Hand Tennis Club

Cross in Hand players had a triumphant weekend of tennis with men’s and women’s teams winning their matches and a junior player winning a tournament. On Sunday the ladies’ second team took on Billingshurst at Cross in Hand on the clay. The four ladies from Cross in Hand pulled off a terrific 3-1 victory against... Read more

5th February

Heart centred spiritual healing comes to Heathfield

Finding hidden gems and celebrating the wealth of talent to be found in the Heathfield area is a strong part of the ethos of the Heathfield News. So when Magnus Agugu, popped up on Facebook, we knew we had to find out... Read more

5th February