Monthly Archives: September 2018

Heathfield girl’s singing talent leads to cathedral appointment

The singing talent of a Heathfield girl has earned her the honour of becoming Dean’s Chorister at a school linked with one of the country’s most famous cathedrals. Chorister Annenora Benians was appointed Dean’s Chorister for Salisbury Cathedral’s girls’ choir last Sunday (23 September) in a special Evensong at which new choristers were admitted and... Read more

29th September

HCC Head to take part in London protest Friday 28 September

As reported on BBC TV news last night, this Friday 28 September, the Heathfield Community College , Headteacher, Ms Barlow, will be joining hundreds of other Headteachers from across the country in support of a mass event intended to gain much improved funding for all schools. A recent letter to parents, from Mr Richard Karn, Chair... Read more

27th September

Harriers Hellingly 10k road race success

Hailsham Harriers held the 34th John Faulds Hellingly 10k Road race this month which formed part of the Sussex Grand Prix series and included runners from many of the clubs and unattached runners throughout Sussex . The full house entry of 300 runners including 35 Harriers was reached before the day and earlier grey cloudy... Read more

27th September

‘Time out in the woods’ with Lucy’s Little Forest School

Lucy’s Little Forest School is located in the magical  Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, East Sussex. So near to Heathfield, yet you may not  have discovered this tucked away, Hidden Gem of 60 acres consisting of predominantly chestnut trees. This is the home for all their woodland based activities for children and adults.  But, Lucy’s is about... Read more

26th September

Do your bit during National Re-cycling Week

Wealden District Council residents are some of the best re-cyclers in East Sussex according to the council. Wealden residents are being thanked for the difference they make during National Recycle Week and every other week of the year. National Recycle Week, the national recycling campaign, runs from 25 September – 1 October. The theme of... Read more

25th September

Crystal Vintage rocking glamour in Horam and beyond.

Chloe la Fay has spent years building up an expansive collection of globally sourced vintage clothing from the 1920s-to the 80s with a heavy lean towards the 1970s. Her concept is called Crystal Vintage and includes exquisite gowns for  special occasions, from highly collectable labels such as Chanel, Dior or Ossie Clark, to unique trend and fashion... Read more

21st September

Burwash shop fire, quick thinking averts a disaster.

In the early hours of Wednesday, 12 September a fire was spotted at the rear of the Burwash Londis Village Store; fortunately there was no loss of life and the incident was contained by the Fire Service. We received this eye witness account from Burwash resident, Wendy Woolgar, whose house is directly behind the store, ... Read more

17th September

Shock last minute donation reaches target for new defibrilator!

Team Leader, Theo Parfitt, from the Heathfield and Waldron Responders, set himself a challenge back in February to take part in the 2018 Great North Run to try and raise £1500 to site another Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) in the local community. This is the first time Theo has ever attempted to undertake any form... Read more

13th September

Financial drop-in success

Cranwell Wealth Solutions is a Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, specialising in advising both individuals and businesses on their financial affairs. Now in its 6th year of business and based locally in Uckfield, the founder and Director Stephen Palmer reflects on a venture that he is extremely proud of – local financial... Read more

12th September

Scouting legend to be honoured with special campfire event

A fitting tribute will take place next month to honour and remember a remarkable Heathfield woman who touched the lives of many people in the commuity. There will be a traditional scout campfire to celebrate the life of Ivy Winifred Elsey, 82, who was Group Scout Leader and Akela in 1st Broad Oak & Punnetts... Read more

10th September

Young Heathfield artists urged to take advantage of grants

Help is at hand for budding young local artists who could benefit from grants to access courses. The Arts Society is a leading arts charity working to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation. It also promotes the preservation of artistic heritage by bringing together groups of like-minded individuals through regular talks, study days, visits,... Read more

6th September

Unity Community Garden – about more than vegetables!

For the second in our series on Hidden Gems, we visited the Unity Community Garden. This oasis of calm is hidden away at the bottom of Leeves Close in Heathfield. The garden, which was started 12 years ago, is essentially a mini allotment for the residents of Leeves Way, Leeves Close, Newnham Way and Waldron... Read more

3rd September