Monthly Archives: February 2021
Sussex maize growers share expertise at e-workshop
Sussex farmers shared their experiences of innovative methods of protecting water quality through farming, at a workshop held by South East Water on 18 February. Three growers from farms in Heathfield, Hailsham and Haywards Heath are taking part in water company-funded trials to understand how growing rows of grass in-between maize crops can prevent soil... Read more
Wellbrook Wines FREE prize draw to win £50 wine voucher
Wellbrook Wines is a local wine importer, offering outstanding wines at unbeatable prices. Based in Mayfield, it has a huge range of wines and spirits available, starting at £6.50 a bottle. Wines are imported directly from South America, France and Spain, and there are exceptional new wines sourced from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal... Read more
Rother encourages young people to have their say on the new seven-year plan
PEOPLE in Rother are being reminded of their last chance to have their say on a new seven-year plan for the district. The consultation on Rother District Council’s Corporate Plan, which sets out its aims and objectives for 2020 to 2027, closes on Wednesday, March 17. The new plan, which has been delayed due to... Read more
Looking for a job. Have you considered working with vulnerable adults?
One of the ‘A’ Level students enjoying the garden with one of the residents. If you have been impacted during the pandemic by job loss then read on. Oakdown House have gained many new staff over the past year, quite a few have found themselves furloughed or without work, and have decided to give a... Read more
Tackling leaks takes priority says South East Water
Finding and fixing leaks across a vast network of more than 9,000 miles of pipes has taken priority following the cold snap. Freezing conditions, snow and now a slight thaw has caused a number of leaks to break out across the five counties South East Water supplies top quality drinking water to. The water company... Read more
Local MP appeals to over 70s to book their Covid jab now.
With one week remaining to vaccinate the first four priority groups of residents in Heathfield and surrounding villages, local MP Huw Merriman, has urged residents to ensure they don’t miss out. Calling the vaccination, the ‘gateway’ for the entire area to return to normality, the MP has also hit out at anti-vaccination groups for ‘putting... Read more
The sporting legend who went to Skippers Hill
Charles Burgess Fry was born in 1872 in Croydon and is my interesting life with a local link this week (Article by local historian and writer Nicola Walker) Charles – known as CB Fry – was a sporting legend. Charles spent much of his childhood at Skippers Hill Manor in Five Ashes and is... Read more
Extra support highlighted during National Apprenticeship Week.
APPRENTICESHIPS in East Sussex will be given a boost this week as the county council supports National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), which runs from February 8 – 14. As well as highlighting the national campaign, East Sussex County Council is officially launching its £600,000 Transform programme this week which supports businesses to access apprenticeships. Why take... Read more
Lockdown Valentine’s Day – lift someone up by spreading the love
As a candlelit dinner in your favourite posh restaurant is not going to happen this year, you might be wondering what to do to make this coming Valentine’s Day a touch more special than a ‘normal’ day. Here are a few ideas: If you’re looking for something to share with your significant other this Valentine’s,... Read more
Win a Valentine’s Hamper
This year The Flower Workshop in Heathfield is getting involved with a few small businesses in the local area, the aim is to encourage people to support independent businesses. The lucky winner will receive a £75 Romantic Valentine’s bouquet made of the finest roses, a beautiful Handcrafted piece of jewellery from Bryony Bespoke, delicious valentine... Read more