Monthly Archives: August 2018

September skies – the autumn equinox and the dog days of summer

September approaches and with it the autumn equinox and the dog days of summer. Nights overtake the days and we move into autumn. In the evenings the planets still put on a good show with Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all easily visible albeit low on the Southern horizon. Higher in the sky deep sky objects... Read more

31st August

Key things to consider when organising a funeral

For many, planning a funeral is a process defined by chaos, feelings of disorganisation and overwhelming emotion – for others it serves as a focus that can delay the acceptance of loss. No one wants to have to arrange a funeral at what is already a difficult time. But if you do, having an understanding... Read more

30th August

Horam boy appeals to drug company to reduce price of life-saving medicine

A Horam mother has described her poorly son not having access to a ‘miracle’ drug that can prevent the worsening of his cystic fibrosis as ‘heartbreaking’. Christina Walker is mother to eight-year-old Luis who was diagnosed with the devastating condition when he was just a few weeks old. Last week Luis, who goes to Maynards... Read more

22nd August

Tucked away in Hellingly – The Sussex Cutting Garden

In the first of our series of ‘Hidden Gems’ we have visited the Sussex Cutting Garden. They can be found at the Granary Rural Business Centre, at Broad Farm, Hellingly,East Sussex, BN27 4DU just off the A267 on the right before the Lower Dicker turn off, if you are coming from Horam. As a trained... Read more

21st August

Advice for those picking up GCSE results this Thursday

The climax to years of hard work and high expectations for the GCSE students of Heathfield Community College is almost here. As GCSE results day looms large teenagers are poised to finally find out if it was all worth it.   Results day is often full of emotions, from elation to disappointment, for parents, teachers... Read more

20th August

Hellingly rosé is best of the bunch

The owners of a vineyard in Hellingly, East Sussex, are celebrating after winning more awards for their wine. Kristina Studzinski and Ann-Marie Tynan, who started Off the Line Vineyard from scratch in 2014, won a silver medal in the prestigious WineGB awards for their Hip rosé last year. This year they have won three more... Read more

20th August

Increase in top grades for A Level students at Heathfield Community College

This week has been a time of highs and lows for all of those across the country who were eagerly awaiting their A Level results.  But it was great to see that students at Heathfield Community College have improved further on last year’s high, achieving and high attaining outcomes at A level, embedding a consistent... Read more

18th August

A great FREE day out at Le Marche, Heathfield this Bank Holiday Weekend

Heathfield’s famous Anglo/French LE MARCHÉ  is taking place on August 27 Bank Holiday Monday – as it has done for the past 21 years. It is the longest running Anglo/French market in the whole of the South East. It runs all day from 09.30 to 15.30 This fantastic all day event draws visitors into the... Read more

18th August

Sarah’s focus on getting even better pays off

A Heathfield photographer has proved once again that she is at the top of her game by winning a string of awards in a prestigious industry competition. Sarah Tate, who has a studio in Hailsham Road, scooped four prizes at the Masters Photographers Association SE Region awards. These included: first place in the Maternity category;... Read more

13th August

What next? If you don’t get the A Level results you hoped for

Heathfield Community College A level students will get their results next week. For some it will be a dream come true and a clear path to their university of choice, for others it will take a bit more time and perseverance. We spoke to Ruth Sparkes, Editor of teen magazine Future Mag, for some advice... Read more

10th August

TWO MEN AND A TUDOR MAP by Patrick Fletcher and Allan Mackenzie

We first met to discuss old maps acquired from the East Sussex Record Office. Allan was interested in the oldest, dating from 1595. It showed a line around the Heathfield and Burwash Downs, common land situated between Burwash and Heathfield. There were houses with the names of people who lived in them just outside the... Read more

9th August

Warm weather is boosting house sales says local agent

The warm weather is good for property sales – that’s the verdict of estate agents and chartered surveyors Samuel and Son. The company, which has offices in Heathfield and Horam, says it has seen a significant increase in people wanting to view properties since the sunny spell began. Director Andrew Samuel said: “Traditionally things start... Read more

6th August

Villagers make poppies to mark First World War centenary

As part of the commemoration of the centenary of the end of World War One, on the 11th of November, Herstmonceux W. I. will make a ‘Cascade of Poppies’ to be draped on the side of the Village Hall by the Plaque of Remembrance. They will need over 1,000 poppies. So far they have managed... Read more

2nd August