Monthly Archives: April 2018

Revd Paul Cox’s life celebrated with a tree planting at Unity Community Garden, Heathfield

Paul Cox died suddenly on November 5th 2017, leaving behind his wife Jenny, and daughter Tamsin. This Saturday 28 April, Jenny (seen in the picture above) joined members of the Unity Community Association Garden, led by Diane Brenham, to plant a tree in his memory. Paul had been an inspiring and very active member of... Read more

29th April

What’s up in the sky next month?

The kings and queens of the solar system show themselves to best advantage in May. Everyone likes a good story and astronomy is littered with the characters from good stories. The planets take their names from the mythology of a pre-scientific age and in May two of the brightest are prominent in the evening sky.... Read more

26th April

Heathfield Community College brings carnival to the Heffle Fair

It was perfect weather  last weekend when Heathfield Community College Carnival Club proudly represented the College at the Heffle Cuckoo Fair parade on Saturday 21st April. The fair continues traditions begun in the 14th century starting with a procession from outside Heathfield Community College. The parade was led by musicians and included local school children,... Read more

24th April

Mayfield entrepreneur reaches finals of national awards

The founder of a Mayfield start up is celebrating after reaching the finals of the National Best New Business Awards. Gemma Creasey launched Oval Deene Ltd, a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom specialist recruitment company, in January 2017. Oval Deane has reached the finals of three different categories: Business of the Year; Business Person of the... Read more

22nd April

Sussex charity helping children of The Gambia

The daughter of a Heathfield man and co-founder of a Sussex charity is helping to make a huge difference to the lives of a group of children in Africa. BACE (Building and Assisting Communities with Education), which was set up in 2011, focuses on improving the lives of young people through education in a rural... Read more

21st April

Bad news for litter bugs – good news for the environment

A new law came into force this month which will see vehicle owners being issued with a fine of £75 for littering – without the Council needing to know who was responsible for throwing out the litter. “For too long drivers and passengers travelling through the District have thrown litter out of vehicles, thinking they... Read more

18th April

The Heathfield Agricultural Show announces new media partner for 2018

The Heathfield Agricultural Show announces new media partner for 2018 The Heathfield Agricultural Show, May 26, 2018 have chosen to work with The Heathfield News as their media partner this year. The Heathfield News was launched last December by Anna White and Suzi Christie and is fast becoming the place to find out about what... Read more

10th April

Guide to choosing the perfect wedding cake

There are now so many different styles of wedding cake, it has become anything but simple to decide what to order. We have asked Charlotte from Carey’s Cakes to put together a short guide to help steer you down the path to the perfect wedding cake. How to find your cake maker  Recommendations are normally... Read more

9th April

Heathfield businesses targeted by animal rights activists

Over the Easter bank holiday weekend the Butchers Hook shop on Hailsham Road, Heathfield was targeted with posters depicting lambs, the protesters did not identify themselves and the owner Terry Adams, quickly removed them. He commented: “This has happened a few times before, around this time of year.” Another Heathfield business which is regularly targeted... Read more

9th April

Easter Sunglass giveaway at Melina Joy Opticians

Monday 9th April – Saturday 14th April Buy a pair of adult sunglasses* and choose a free pair of kids sunglasses Sun exposure damages the eyes as well as the skin. Even one day in the sun can lead to a burned cornea (the outer clear membrane layer of the eye). Sun exposure over time... Read more

4th April