Monthly Archives: March 2018

Heathfield trader feels let down by Sussex Police

A Heathfield trader says he is dismayed at the response from the local police following a recent burglary. Silviu Mocanu, who owns GoPhone in Heathfield High Street, is still in shock after the break in which saw all of his mobile phones on display in the window being taken. The thieves smashed the large window... Read more

28th March

Four top tips to wrestle with revision and win!

Four top tips to wrestle with revision and win! The Easter break is almost upon us and tens of thousands of teenagers facing their GCSEs and A-level exams in the coming months will be using this time to get their heads down and revise. Experts tell us that the most ineffective way to revise is... Read more

26th March

Dynamic Heathfield business duo confirm the launch of Cuckoo Hair

Leanne Potts and her partner Alex Bandle are no strangers to hairdressing in Heathfield.  Having operated the Great Hairdressing franchise for some years, they recently decided to buy the business and are rebranding later this month as Cuckoo Hair. This dynamic, young couple with a passion for hair, run both ladies’ and men’s hair services... Read more

24th March

Not got anything planned for the Easter Holidays? We’ve done the legwork.

If you are looking for ideas for what to do over the Easter Holidays, look no further. We have done the legwork, and hunted out some bargains and a range of ideas from heading to the slopes or hunting for chocolate bunnies nearer to home. Head for the slopes, hills or the beach. Alpine Elements... Read more

22nd March

Sussex based after school club launches nationwide franchise opportunity

The Great Out-tours activities and after school clubs are well known to parents around Heathfield whose children have benefited from the hugely popular after clubs run by ‘Farmer John’ (John Brooksbank). Children have bottle fed lambs, mingled with pigmy goats, built fires and crafted charming gifts for their parents and been generally inspired by the... Read more

21st March

Windmill Hill Windmill, Herstmonceux gears up for a new season

The restoration of the old windmill at Herstmonceux really has been a labour of love for all concerned; not least for Bee Frost, the woman whose back garden it is located in. She and her husband bought the property by auction in 1994 and, although they could live in the house, they were unsure what... Read more

20th March

Heathfield Community College wins national awards for excellent results

Heathfield Community College has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2017 based on data from the Department of Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network). Heathfield Community College was found to be among the best performing secondary schools in the country, receiving two awards for being in the... Read more

20th March

Local band gives adults opportunity to learn

It’s never too late to learn to play a brass instrument – that’s the message from Sian Buss who runs the historic Warbleton Brass Band. Since Sian, who has been the conductor of the main band for more than 10 years, put out the call for adults to join when the band was running low... Read more

15th March

Don’t plan your wedding until you have read these top tips from wedding planner Carol Nyahasha

To create the perfect wedding day, it is important to be organised and to plan meticulously and methodically. If you are concerned about where to start and what you need to do, read our 15 step guide bought to you by Carol from Lily & Lavender Events, an event planning, styling and hire company based... Read more

13th March

The Middle House – your dream weekend away

The Middle house, a hidden gem within a town of hidden gems. Mayfield is one of those quaint little villages that you drive through and always want to stop but can't quite get the time, well we are saying that you should make the... Read more

12th March

Dance school goes from strength to strength

Just four years after taking over the helm at East Sussex Dance Studios former professional dancers Jenna Crescenzo and her sister Carys-Mari Hedges are celebrating some major successes. Several students have been accepted into world-class institutions and the school won an incredible 28 medals in a recent competition and over 300 in three years. Former... Read more

9th March

Paul Wilson muses on the property market. Is it a good time to sell?

The snow has melted and, although we had sales complete last week during the horrendous weather, most people don’t start to think about selling or moving until Spring is in the air. It is not surprising there is an element of uncertainty out there in the world of home movers – just scrolling through the... Read more

8th March

Water problems cause distress across Heathfield area

Many homes in and around the Heathfield area have been affected by water problems since Sunday after a number of pipes burst during the thaw. At 3.30pm on Monday some were still without water. Cross-in-Hand mum of three Sarah Jones was one of those affected. She said: “Our mains water stopped on Sunday morning. Since... Read more

5th March

Looking for something different for Mother’s day? We have the answer!

Your mother is one of the most important people in your life so what better way to show her how much she means to you than give her an amazing Mothers day. Here's a list of things that will impress and give your mum a Mothers Day she wont... Read more

4th March

Mayfield mums run their first half marathon for Cuckoo for Cancer

Mayfield residents Nikki Lee-Billinghurst, Lizzie Young, Lucy Jervis, Alanna Golden and Emma Allchorne raised an incredible £1,300 in sponsorship for running the Brighton half marathon on Sunday 25th February 2018. The ladies have been training together since May last year with short distance runs to fit around busy work schedules and their children’s school hours.... Read more

1st March