Monthly Archives: October 2018

Heathfield Cadets take part in National World War 1 Battlefield tour

Four Cadets and two instructors from Heathfield have just returned from a fascinating World War 1 Battlefield tour with Cadets from across the country. The cadets made an early start on Friday 26th of October travelling from a camp in Kent that was originally built in 1916 to house troops waiting to go to France.... Read more

31st October

East Sussex charity celebrates over 30 years’ supporting unpaid carers

The Association of Carers, which provides volunteer-led support to unpaid carers throughout East Sussex, hosted a series of parties during October to mark 30 years of the charity helping to make a difference. This included a party at Holy Cross Priory, Heathfield, where volunteers, carers and cared-for people came together to enjoy afternoon tea alongside... Read more

26th October

Badgers Mead apprentice is top of the class at Plumpton

A teenager working at Badgers Mead Farm in Five Ashes, near Mayfield, has been named Learner of the Year by his college. Leo Smith, 19, from Rotherfield, joined Badgers Mead as an apprentice three years ago after leaving school at 16. Since then he has been studying for a Level 2 Diploma Traineeship in Agriculture... Read more

20th October

A revealing trip to the optician

Getting older can throw up lots of challenges, not least keeping on top of eye health, and ensuring good vision for all occasions. As part of The Heathfield News’s new goal to get more hands on with our members, one of the team visited Pople & Broad for a full sight test and eye examination.... Read more

18th October

Alissa wins first half marathon

A mother of four from Bodle Street Green has won her first half marathon at the age of 41. Alissa Ellis, a member of Hailsham Harriers, was the first woman over the line at the Bournemouth Half Marathon on 7th October in an incredible time of 1hr 24 minutes and 25 seconds. Alissa admits her... Read more

17th October

Frustrated traders walk out of High Street road works meeting

Yesterday’s meeting of business owners at the State Hall, Heathfield, confirmed that rescheduling the closure of the Heathfield High Street in November was not an option. The meeting was run by the Heathfield Partnership with East Sussex Highways and Cllr Rupert Simmons (East Sussex County Council) there for questions. At one point, a business owner... Read more

16th October

Heathfield hosts hilly marathon

Sunday 7th October 2018 saw the 6th Annual Sussex Marathon set off from the Community Centre in Heathfield. Described as ‘possibly the hilliest marathon/half marathon on tarmac’ it attracts top runners who want to conquer the hills of Heathfield and surrounding villages. The course doesn’t pull any punches heading down Ghyll Road, Sandy Cross Lane,... Read more

11th October

Mounting concern from local businesses over the closure of Heathfield High Street in November

Local businesses in Heathfield are bracing themselves for challenging times, ahead of the scheduled November closure of the main road through the town. During this time the High Street will become a ‘no through’ road for all traffic, while the road is reconstructed and street lighting replaced, for the whole of the month. The work,... Read more

10th October

October is all about Draco but there’s no Harry Potter in sight!

One of the regular and easy ways to take part in watching the universe is too look for meteors. Science can use them to survey the content of the solar system, technology can use them to build and test strange radio equipment and the rest of us can enjoy the free show. If you ever... Read more

2nd October