Monthly Archives: May 2018

Hottest show for years may have seen record attendance

With temperatures well over 20 degrees on Saturday people came out in force to support the Heathfield Agricultural Show in possibly record numbers. Despite heavy rainfall the day before, the ground was dry and there was very little mud. Visitors enjoyed everything from traditional fairground rides and fare to watching a wide variety of cattle... Read more

29th May

Darcy runs 28 miles for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Ten-year-old runner Darcy Pring from Heathfield has completed the challenge of completing 28 miles over 28 days in May for the Teenage Cancer Trust. She has raised £624.89 so far with her running efforts. Darcy has started the challenge by running to different locations at various events to help raise awareness for the Teenage Cancer... Read more

28th May

The Heathfield Agricultural Show Preview 2018

This year The Heathfield Agricultural Show will expect to welcome 18,000 visitors to the show ground for one intense day of activity. If you are thinking of visiting there really is something for everyone at the show. Apart from the usual funfair and burger vans there will be an array of themed exhibition tents, competition... Read more

25th May

Beer today – gone tomorrow – don’t miss your chance to taste Sussex’s finest

Once you have had your fill of animals, shopping and machinery, quench your thirst by heading over to the micro brewery area to sample a range of locally produced beers. Many of the beers on offer have won regional and national awards and are lovingly produced by people who are passionate about making brilliant beers.... Read more

25th May

Dog lovers have lots of treats in store at this year’s show

For dog lovers the Heathfield Show has lots to offer – from agility competitions to terrier racing and a gun dog displays. The Wealden Dog Agility Club will be running an all-day event this year which is a knock out competition. The fastest and most agile over a timed course will win the competition. This... Read more

25th May

New enterprises get a head start at The Heathfield Show

The New Enterprise Zone is home to a group of hand picked new businesses, who, in the face of tough competition, have won a stand at the show.  Local businesses in the past such as Hidden Spring, Wanted on Voyage and Kennedy Chimney Sweeps have all benefited from this initiative and found it a huge... Read more

24th May

See some of the finest livestock in the country

Cattle, sheep, horses, pigs and poultry will be in abundance at this year’s show. As well as the chance to get up close to all types of livestock, you can watch some of the best breeders and handlers in the country compete against each over for the coveted trophies and rosettes. There is also the... Read more

24th May

Inclusive sensory garden comes to the Heathfield Show for the first time

Patchwork Farm is coming to the Heathfield show for the first time with its magical multi sensory garden. The Farm is part of Chailey Heritage Foundation, the Sussex charity which provides education, life skills and care to over 200 children and young people with complex disabilities from across the UK. The Charity has a school... Read more

24th May

Discover a wealth of food and drink at The Heathfield Show

  The Farmers’ Markets provides a great opportunity for producers to sell directly to the public. People love shopping at Farmers’ Markets – it’s the only place that they can talk directly to producers about exactly how the food they are about to eat has been produced.  The Farmers’ Market at the Heathfield Show is... Read more

23rd May

Country crafts and practices showcased at the Heathfield Show

Country Ways at the Heathfield Show, is a celebration of traditional, rural crafts and working practices many of which are being kept alive by dedicated enthusiasts. There will be the opportunity to see displays in the arena from 10am til 4.15pm. The majestic heavy horses from Tony Parks of Ninfield will be put through their paces,... Read more

23rd May

Motorcycle madness and human tractor pulling

Two events you should try to catch are the Imps motorbike display and the human tractor pull. Check the timetable for these and other excitements during the day. The Imps is a motorcycle team of young adults performing routines around the world to millions of people for over 40 years.  They will be showing their... Read more

23rd May

Bake Off comes to the Heathfield Show

A highlight for all lovers of cake will be the Heffle WI Stand – the location for the “Heffle WI Great Heathfield Show Bake Off” in which show visitors will be invited to come and try cakes baked by WI members and to vote for their favourite. The winner of which will be the recipient... Read more

22nd May

Bah bah break dancing

The Sheep Show performs all over the country with the highlight being the amazing dancing sheep. Over 100 shows have been performed recently in front of an estimated 2.5 million people which definitely makes this a show you can’t miss. This incredible show lasts for 30 minutes and is performed up to four times daily.... Read more

22nd May

Win a family ticket for the Heathfield Show

Hot on the heels of our earlier competition. Try your luck this time, and you might bag yourself a family ticket to The Heathfield Show. This year’s show is packed full of things to see, buy and experience. The highlights include. Arts & Crafts Tent Country Ways featuring demonstrations and action in the arena Farmers’... Read more

21st May

Bigger & better Arts & Crafts Tent at The Heathfield Show

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21st May

Royal Wedding fever sweeps into Heathfield and surrounding villages

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20th May

The Heathfield News supports young, future farmers by sponsoring The Young Beef Handlers award

The Heathfield News is proud to announce that it is sponsoring  Class 94 in The Young Beef Handlers competition this year at the Heathfield Agricultural Show on the 26th May 2018. There are four different classes for beef and dairy calves.  The youngest age to participate is six years old and the oldest is 18... Read more

19th May

WIN Two Member Passes to the Heathfield Show

This year’s Heathfield Show is gearing up for the big day on Saturday 26 May; and to make sure that you get the most out of the event we have two Member Passes to give away. The passes will entitle you to the following exclusive benefits at the show. Ensuring that your time at the... Read more

17th May

Heathfield gains DfE support as research partner in student wellbeing

In the context of Mental Health Awareness Week and further to ongoing work promoting student health and wellbeing, Heathfield Community College has received a DfE supported grant to be research partners as part of the Education for Wellbeing programme. The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFC) has been commissioned by the Department... Read more

17th May

Winning streak for Cross in Hand Tennis Club

Cross in Hand tennis teams are on a winning streak with three convincing victories in the last few days. As part of the Wilson Sandford Tennis Sussex Summer Doubles Leagues 2018, Cross in Hand ladies competed on Sunday at home on the clay courts against Sussex County Lawn Tennis Club winning 4-0. The Cross in... Read more

15th May

Calling all Heathfield Show exhibitors ‘Send us your news!’

The Heathfield News will be running a Heathfield Agricultural Show special all week from Monday 21 May until the show day Saturday 26 May. The week will be packed full of features about the show and competitions to win tickets and more. All exhibitors are invited to send in Press Releases, images and information about... Read more

14th May

College head appeals for focus on supporting students during coming exams

Heathfield Community College’s Headteacher Caroline Barlow was featured on BBC Regional News last night after a parent complained to the local paper about one of her tweets. Ms Barlow posted a picture of herself at Birling Gap with the comment ‘living on the edge’ which prompted a comment by a parent who said: “Is it... Read more

12th May

Herstmonceux Castle Medieval Festival set to break all records!

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9th May

Win a family ticket to England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle

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9th May

Win a family ticket to visit two great Sussex attractions in one stunning location!

Here’s your chance to win a family of four joint ticket to the following attractions on the Herstmonceux estate: The Observatory Science Centre – spectacular science set among the domes at the former home of the world famous Royal Greenwich Observatory and Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds – a beautiful, moated 15th Century castle with... Read more

8th May

Cranwell Wealth Solutions welcomes new team member

Local wealth management business Cranwell Wealth Solutions Ltd, who are based in Uckfied high street, have recently welcomed new Office Manager Becks Abbott to the team. Becks will be responsible for managing the day-to-day running of the business, ensuring Regulatory Compliance and Legislation is up to date while overseeing and contributing to practice projects. Another... Read more

7th May

Win a fabulous, shiny Brabantia bin from Heathfield Ironmongers

Brabantia produce sleek, modern kitchen bins designed with Dutch flair. We have got together with Heathfield Ironmongers, who stock Brabantia, to offer a chance to win a 30 litre matt steel pedal bin. Follow their Facebook page and like the competition post on their page for your chance to win. Terms and Conditions Entries must... Read more

3rd May

Heathfield Student Journalists reach final round of the Shine National Student Media Awards

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1st May