Monthly Archives: June 2018

What’s up above at the moment?

Jupiter still dominates the early evening skies but this month Mars reaches its highest point for the year and its closest and brightest point for many years. Mars is at opposition and only 57 million kilometres distant. Even a small telescope will show a distinct sphere and a reasonable telescope will be able to see... Read more

28th June

Annual meeting explores how to plan for the years ahead

Earlier this Spring, at a private event hosted in the beautiful setting of East Sussex National Golf Club, Cranwell Wealth Solutions took on the subject of ‘life changes’ and set out to advise people on how best to adapt their finances and plan for change in the years ahead. They delivered this inspiring talk to... Read more

27th June

Recent barn fire highlights risk to the countryside in dry weather

The East Sussex Fire Brigade report that every year in the UK, 1,700 farm buildings and 66,000 acres of grassland are destroyed by fire. The hot, dry weather has resulted in parched areas on verges, in fields and woods leading to a serious increase in the risk of fires starting in the Heathfield area. Now, is... Read more

25th June

Heathfield boy hopes to play for England

A Heathfield teenager is on his way to fulfilling a dream of playing table tennis for England. Fraser Kent, age 15, from Punnetts Town, started playing at Broad Oak Table Tennis Club aged just eight. Nicky, his Mother who represented Devon at table tennis in her youth, took him along to a training session and... Read more

25th June

Heathfield school recognised nationally for achievements

Heathfield Community College is celebrating after winning four categories of the Educational Outcomes Awards 2018. Held in London, The Educational Outcomes Awards is a regional event that is held annually to draw attention to the work of high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and teachers. Heathfield Community College won the SSAT Educational Outcomes Award 2017 for... Read more

21st June

Heathfield primary school rated OUTSTANDING

Following on from the Church SIAMS inspection before half term, Cross in Hand Primary School has been judged to be an OUTSTANDING Church of England Primary School. The school explained that it was thrilled because the goal posts have been moved since the last inspection and it’s much harder to get the very top judgement.... Read more

20th June

Dust off your tennis racquets and come to Cross in Hand’s open day

With tennis fever just around the corner Cross in Hand Tennis Club is holding an open afternoon and evening event on Friday 20th July in a bid to encourage more adults to discover the delights of tennis.. The event will run from 4 to 9pm and it’s a chance to meet members and join in... Read more

18th June

Want to cut down on plastic? Here’s how.

There is much publicity given over at the moment to the massive problem of plastic pollution on land and in our oceans and waterways; so many people are trying to cut down their use of plastic. Here is a great way for Heathfield residents to start reducing their use of plastics. Heathfield Wholefoods Health Store... Read more

13th June

Heathfield to get its own bonfire society

Just over a week ago the Heathfield and District Bonfire Society (HDBS) held its inaugural meeting. It is hoped that this will be the start of a new Bonfire Society and a new focus for the community. “I have been a Heathfield resident all of my live and wondered why Heathfield didn’t have one. The... Read more

12th June

Southcoast Badminton comes to Heathfield

South Coast Badminton is here! A newly formed club run by GB Badminton Olympian Heather Olver and conditioning coach David Gover (from Go:vers Gym) is coming to Heathfield. Starting this Friday 15 June, the club will offer an adult club night and a junior eight-week course that will run into a junior club night. ADULT... Read more

12th June

New book remembers the WW1 fallen from the Heathfield area

A while back we publicised Nicola’s quest for information about the fallen soldiers named on the war memorials in Heathfield, Broad Oak and Punnetts Town. After months of painstaking reseach she has now completed and published her book. In it she researches the names of all of the soldiers who are named on the World... Read more

12th June

Get out and about with Beat the Street

Beat the Street – the free walking and cycling game that encourages everyone to be more active and healthy – is back in Wealden and bigger than ever. Running from 6 June to 25 July, Beat the Street can now be played in 12 towns and villages across Wealden as well as along the Cuckoo... Read more

11th June

Army Cadets on look out for new instructors

Sussex Army Cadet Force is looking for new instructors in both uniformed and non-uniformed roles.  All of the instructors are volunteers who give up their own time to work with cadets. Uniformed instructors teach cadets in range of subjects on parade nights and while away on training events. Non-uniformed instructors support the uniformed staff and... Read more

10th June

Heathfield man awarded medal for outstanding medical achievements

A Heathfield man has been recognised for his work to help people with sleeping disorders. Dr Peter Venn, Clinical Lead of the Queen Victoria Hospital’s sleep disorder centre, has been awarded the College Medal by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, its highest accolade. Peter has been a consultant anaesthetist at the hospital since 1991. He... Read more

6th June

Our nearest star – the sun

The summer skies over Northern Europe never truly become dark, even at midnight twilight will be hugging the northern horizon hiding the stars. Among the twilight you might make out a pale band of light that slowly rises as the night progress. That pale band of stars is the Milky Way, our home galaxy, and... Read more

5th June