Monthly Archives: March 2022

Bow bells mile markers explained

If you’ve ever walked or driven along the A271 through Horsebridge you might have seen this interesting ‘Bow Bells’ mile post marker on the north side of the road on the river bridge near to the Flour Mill. Made of locally produced iron and Grade 2 listed, it’s one of a series along the C18th... Read more

24th March

Blackboys School enjoy a visit from Wealden councillors

Blackboys Primary School welcomed Wealden District Council’s chairman Councillor Ron Reed and ward Councillor Ann Newton to a ‘golden assembly’. The councillors spoke to Years 5 and 6 about the work the council does within the district and their roles within the authority. During the assembly children asked questions about littering, road safety and the... Read more

23rd March

The importance of setting and planning your personal goals

Stephen Palmer of Cranwell Wealth Solutions discusses setting your personal goals and how to achieve them. What do you see when you think of your future? Will you be living in East Sussex or the Seychelles? Will you retire early or run a thriving business? Having clear goals in your head is one thing, visualising... Read more

16th March

Awards for Heathfield Youth Drama Group

There was much success for the Heathfield Youth Drama group at last month’s Southern Counties Drama Festival held at the Barn Theatre Oxted Surrey. The Group performed Gosforths Fete by Alan Ayckbourn, extracts from Bouncers by John Godber, Shakers by John Godber  Jane Thornton and Arabian Nights by Dominic Cooke. There were 14 teams involved and a... Read more

15th March

Girlguiding volunteers needed to inspire next generation of girls and young women

Have you ever been a member of Girlguiding and dropped out due to further education or to raise a family or even just wanted a change in life or have you never been involved before? Are you looking for a new challenge or would like to try something different? There may be just the opportunity... Read more

14th March

Wealden Council Tax rebate available to help many with increased energy costs.

It would be difficult not to have noticed the increased publicity around increasing energy costs, so it will be some relief to learn that thousands of households across Wealden are set to receive a £150 Council Tax rebate to help with rising energy costs. Council Tax rebate available for thousands of Wealden residents Residents living... Read more

9th March

Wealden Talking News free service for the visually impaired.

Huw Merriman, local MP visits the Wealden Talking News studio. Local MP, Huw Merriman, visited the Wealden Talking News studio to support the charity’s efforts to bounce back from the loss of listeners caused by the pandemic. Mr Merriman, accompanied by former Wealden District Council Chair, Cllr Pam Doodes, toured the studio and later contributed... Read more

8th March

New mortgage offering from Cranwell Wealth Solutions

Cranwell Wealth Solutions, which has Financial Planning branches in Heathfield and Uckfield high streets, is delighted to announce the launch of a mortgage division. The new division is being headed up by the incredibly talented Matthew Ticehurst. Matthew started his career in financial services with HSBC back in 2006. Since then, he has held a... Read more

4th March

Melina Joy Opticians celebrates its 30th Anniversary in Heathfield

“Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you…” Spring is on its way! At Last! And Melina Joy Opticians celebrates its 30th anniversary this month! Melina set the practice up in 1992 with just the support of her business partner Tom and his wife, Jackie. Several refurbs, additions and changes later, they are now a... Read more

3rd March

Pledge made to continue lobbying government over ‘unacceptable’ housing targets

Wealden District Council has passed a motion setting out a renewed pledge to continue lobbying the government to reduce the number of new homes it expects the council to provide in the coming years. It follows on from various meetings between Wealden leaders and senior government ministers and officials to press the point that while... Read more

2nd March