Monthly Archives: April 2020

Firefighters express concern over inconsiderate bonfires during pandemic

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is asking members of the public to consider their neighbours’ health and urging them to not light bonfires. With the majority of people at home all day, garden bonfires are becoming more common. However burning garden waste can mean smoke drifts into other people’s gardens and homes. People also... Read more

30th April

Heathfield Community College en route to Ofsted ‘outstanding’

Heathfield Community College is feeling optimistic – they have a real sense that making Ofsted ‘outstanding’ is within their grasp. The college was inspected just before the school closures, when parents, pupils and teachers lives were turned upside down. The results were delayed and although Ofsted are not publishing reports on their website until schools... Read more

29th April

New white wines added to Las Bodegas wine delivery service

Las Bodegas have added two delicious whites to their wine list – a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and a Pinot Grigio. Tasting notes below. Click on the button below for the full list of wines and spirits on offer. FREE delivery for all orders of 12 bottles or more. Call 01435 874... Read more

24th April

What to do if you have a dental emergency

During the pandemic, all Dental Surgeries are closed. Dentistry requires a very special sort of PPE, because of the aerosol generating nature of treatment, and there would appear to be a shortage of this type of PPE. But this is of no consolation to anyone wih a dental emergency. The Dental practices we called, were... Read more

23rd April

Local community comes together to support key workers and the NHS

Businesses and individuals around the Heathfield area are using their spare time to find ways to help support those working on the front line. The Heathfield News has been made aware of many initiatives, and there are some included below. Most would be grateful for more support, so please go ahead and volunteer or donate... Read more

20th April

Snap up this Malbec bargain!

Las Bodegas are offering this mouth watering Malbec for only £7.50 a bottle. Snap up a bargain while stock lasts. Home delivery or drive-thru. Over 18s. Drink... Read more

17th April

Guy is king of the castle during lockdown

It’s the time of year when Herstmonceux Castle and Grounds are at their most colourful with displays of daffodils, tulips, magnolias and primroses. Normally there would be hundreds of visitors walking around the estate, people attending special events like Easter egg hunts and others enjoying the tearoom and tours of the castle. But as a... Read more

15th April

Award winning wine importer launches delivery service for Heathfield area

Mayfield based, Las Bodegas, is the UK’s leading importer of wines from South America. They also stock an impressive selection of wines from Spain and France. Normally, they supply exclusively to independent wine shops and restaurant trade customers; but the recent crisis, which has seen restaurants closed, has challenged the business to think about a... Read more

15th April

Great offers on South American Wines from £40 for a mixed case of six

You are in for a real treat. Delicious, South American Wines, normally only available to trade customers, but now on offer for local delivery or drive-thru collection. All you need to know, including price lists, is below or call 01435 874 772 or email – they are really helpful! Available to over 18s only.... Read more

15th April

Two weeks FREE kids’ online activity from The Great Out-tours

Having got through Easter, but with no sign of schools returning after the break; parents now find themselves effectively home schooling. Finding things to do with young children can be a challenge – LOOK NO FURTHER you can make use of the twice weekly, nature themed activities from The Great Out-tours. Each practical activity is... Read more

14th April

“Our amazing, valued workers – making a difference” life at Oakdown House, Adult Care

Sue Fletcher, a member of staff at Oakdown House, contacted us because she wanted to let people know that during this difficult time, carers and support staff are working harder than ever to keep vunerable people safe at places like Oakdown House, a centre for adults with severe learning difficulties in Burwash Common. This is... Read more

14th April

New rules for funerals during pandemic must be followed

Restrictions and guidance on gatherings are having a huge impact on the way funerals can be conducted – presenting both emotional and logistical challenges for mourners, funeral directors and funeral venues. Jeremy Field, Managing Director of CPJ Field, explains: “Funerals are about giving people emotional and physical support and the new rules are incompatible with... Read more

14th April

Alice makes plea to the public after grandfather’s death

The devastated granddaughter of a 77-year old man who died recently of coronavirus says she is determined to make more people aware of the seriousness of the disease following her loss. Alice Tripp’s grandfather Alan Varney, who lived in Brighton, was self isolating and healthy when he had a fall at his home which resulted... Read more

11th April

Cuckoo Hair talk about coping with the salon closure and the challenges ahead

“The day we closed the salon was one of the most devastating moments we have ever had to experience. It was heartbreaking. After having worked so hard to build up the business, we were in shock at having to put it on pause; plus the challenge and responsibility of trying to look after the brilliant... Read more

9th April

Foodbank service to launch for Heathfield and nearby villages

A Burwash Common woman has been recognised for her efforts to help the local community. Jilly Wingfield, a Co-op Member Pioneer for Heathfield and Horam, was awarded a certificate for her work in the community. She is currently helping to set up a foodbank in Heathfield, under the umbrella of the Hailsham Foodbank, which will... Read more

8th April

The Great Out-tours goes indoors and online

Popular, nature inspired, educational business The Great Out-tours was recently shaken by the closing down of all schools, and the cancelling of all after school club activities. Always one to rise to a challenge, Founder, John Brooksbank has sprung into action and over the past two weeks has worked long days and nights to... Read more

7th April

Heathfield solicitors busy with enquiries during pandemic

While many businesses in the Heathfield area have been busy moving to delivery or on-line business models, the town’s solicitors have been quietly working to keep people’s legal paperwork flowing. With solicitors who carry out will writing being designated as key workers, Hughes Solicitors has been finding ways to make sure the team can continue... Read more

7th April

Wealden announces COVID-19 Financial support for businesses

Many local businesses both large and small are struggling during this extreem period of lockdown, and social distancing. While some businesses have been able to move online or into a takeaway or delivery model, some just don’t have that option. Either way, the impact on business is enormous and will only increase over the coming... Read more

1st April