Monthly Archives: May 2022

Oakdown House and Carricks Brook raise awareness of Learning Disability Awareness Week.

Every year in June Mencap organise ‘Learning Disability Awareness Week’. The week gives people the chance to find out more about what it means to live with a learning disability.  Sadly, people with a learning disability are twice as likely to experience mental health problems due to many factors including discrimination and social isolation. By... Read more

30th May

Come together to celebrate the lives of loved ones as Hospice’s Moonlight Walk returns 

Local residents who have been touched by the work of Hospice in the Weald are being encouraged to take part in the charity’s Moonlight Walk when it returns on Saturday 25th June for the first time since 2019. It is hoped more people than ever will gather friends, family and colleagues to remember loved ones... Read more

29th May

Heathfield Community College unveils The Chris Gully Memorial

College unveils the Chris Gully Memorial As many people will be aware Chris Gully was a member of the Heathfield Community College for over 22 years and a much respected Head of Science. Many students passed through his classroom, many staff developed their career alongside him, many parents will also know him well, both as... Read more

26th May

Did you take part in 1950s dialect survey?

snork – neighspeckles – frecklessquall – screamflintermouse – bat Maybe if you’re not from round these parts you will recognisemash/mass/soak/scald/brew – tea polly-wag/pot-noddles/penny-wagtails/bull-head – tadpoles Horam Village Hall is excited be working with Dialect and Heritage Project, a National Lottery fundedproject based at the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture with five partner museums across the... Read more

21st May

Heathfield’s Young at Heart celebrates four glorious years!

Today 19th May, Young at Heart celebrated their anniversary! This local club offers valuable companionship and stimulation for elderly residents who may suffer from demetia or loneliness. The club is the realisation of Rachel’s dream of creating a meaningful experience for both the young and the elderly. Four years ago, inspired by her years as... Read more

19th May

Pear tree planted at fire station marks launch of Queen’s initiative

A stunning Callery Pear Pyrus Calleryana was planted yesterday outside Heathfield Fire Station to kick off the Heathfield Show’s celebration of the Jubilee and launch the county’s tree planting initiative. Children and teachers from nearby Cross in Hand School joined in the momentous event which involved Sara Stonor DL, Vice Lord Lieutenant and President of... Read more

18th May

Protection and sudden, unexpected changes

There is no denying that since spring 2020 we have been made very aware of how dramatically things can suddenly change. Recent events serve as a reminder that however much we try to make plans, there could be something just around the corner that scuppers them. Stephen Palmer of Cranwell Wealth Solutions explains the importance... Read more

17th May

Heathfield Students ponder the eternal question ‘How can Boris Johnson be our Prime Minister?’

Heathfield Community College Year 10 students, who have applied to be prefects, attended an all day workshop to grow their public speaking skills. The workshop was led by Janie Shepherd from @SpeakersTrust A large group enjoyed training and input and by the end ALL of them gave a short, self-penned speech to the rest... Read more

12th May

Sussex soap manufacturer heads to Glasgow for FSB national finals

Waldron-based business The English Soap Company will be heading to Glasgow on 19th May for the UK Final of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards after being named Family Business of the Year in the South East. As well as winning the Family Business category in the South East Awards, the English Soap Company was... Read more

11th May

A rich history and a regenerative future at Furnace Brook

We are fortunate to live in a particularly beautiful and tranquil part of Sussex.  It is a surprise for many of our visitors to find out the depth of human history within the High Weald and discover how during a period around four centuries ago Furnace Brook was anything but peaceful and tranquil. Today, the... Read more

5th May