Monthly Archives: April 2022

Proposed waste collection and street cleansing industrial action update.

Wealden District Council has been informed by its waste collection and street cleansing contractor, Biffa, that members of their workforce belonging to the GMB union intend to take strike action from Monday 2nd May over pay. Whilst Biffa continue to negotiate with the GMB union and the staff involved to reach a fair settlement, this action... Read more

28th April

Heathfield students aim for the stars in a Gallactic Challenge.

Galactic Challenge Champions On Saturday 23 April, 12 Year 8 Heathfield Community College students took part in the UK Space Design Competition Galactic Challenge held at Bede’s Senior School, Upper Dicker, East Sussex.  The students had an exciting day working as part of a dynamic team creating a proposal for the design, development and construction... Read more

27th April

Win a family ticket to the Heathfield Agricultural Show (28th May 2022)

Here’s your chance to with a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) worth £34 for this year’s Heathfield Agricultural Show. All you have to do is email and say what you are most looking forward to at this year’s event. Or you can comment on the post about the competition on our Facebook page. Closing... Read more

26th April

Who is the ‘quiet hero’ in your community?

Sussex-based artisan food and drink online marketplace is on the hunt for a ‘Quiet Hero’ to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The winner will receive an amazing prize for themselves and the person who nominates them will also win a prize. The winning Quiet Hero will be awarded a gift voucher to the... Read more

25th April

Why higher taxes makes pension and ISA planning crucial

As Britons face exponentially high tax bills, Stephen Palmer of Cranwell Wealth Solutions explains why it is more important than ever that financial plans involve both pensions and ISAs to maximise available allowances. With individuals facing a significant tax burden for the next few years, savers may need to invest more to achieve their financial... Read more

22nd April

Make or break! Talented local ballet dancer appeals for help.

Burwash based, George Stevens is a pre-professional elite ballet pupil at White Lodge, The Royal Ballet School.  This fiercely competititive ballet school is where future stars are born. Only 15 boys a year are accepted to this world famous school, and whilst studying there he has danced in Royal Ballet Company productions, The Nutcracker, Sleeping... Read more

13th April

Lightning Fibre sponsors the Heathfield Agricultural Show 2022, and extends Full Fibre network to Broad Oak.

Local broadband provider Lightning Fibre is proud to take over the Heathfield Show Hedgerow board signage sponsorship which has, for the past two decades, been sponsored by Freeman Forman Estate Agents. Lightning Fibre have also agreed, as part of their new partnership, to connect their Full Fibre broadband network to the Showground, delivering up to... Read more

13th April

Tribute paid to great-grandfather killed in Cross-in-Hand collision

The family of a man who sadly died following a collision on the A276 near Heathfield have paid tribute to him. Derek ‘Dinky’ Doo, 82, from Heathfield was involved in the collision involving a single vehicle just before 3.25pm on Tuesday, March 22. His family said: “Dinky was a much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather... Read more

7th April

75th anniversary prize of £500 for Champion of Champions at Heathfield Agricultural Show

The Heathfield Agricultural Show is back! It has a new look and lots planned to celebrate the 75th anniversary this year. The new logo was designed by Dani McTurk of Apatite Design, winner of the Heathfield Agricultural Show Logo Design Competition. She beat 15 other entrants to be selected and the show organisers are now... Read more

7th April

Local businesses support Heathfield students through a mentoring scheme

Local businesses give valuable support for a student mentoring scheme Heathfield Community College believes that when it comes to careers every child’s aspiration and destination should be valued. Whether they choose to pursue university, apprenticeship, employment or further training, one of the best ways to understand a role or an industry is to speak to... Read more

6th April

Landowners fined for failing to check Tree Preservation Orders

Wealden District Council prosecuted the landowners of the site in The Drive, Hellingly, after trees were cut down in 2018 despite them being subject to Tree Preservation Orders. The landowners said they were unaware of the Tree Preservation Orders in place which protected the woodland and trees and claimed the trees were a danger to... Read more

6th April

Waste carriers targeted in fly-tipping operation

MORE THAN 50 vehicles were stopped and checked as part of a clampdown on fly-tipping blighting the district. In a bid to combat the crime, which costs Rother District Council more than £67,000 a year, Environmental Health Officers led a multi-agency operation with the commercial vehicle unit and the neighbourhood policing team from Sussex Police.... Read more

5th April