Monthly Archives: July 2022

Full Fibre Broadband reaches more homes in Heathfield as Lightning Fibre launches their local network for over 5000 homes and businesses.

Local, independent Full Fibre network builder, operator and ISP Lightning Fibre Limited has launched its hotly anticipated, symmetric full fibre network across Heathfield for 5,000 more homes and businesses. Wealden Cabinet member for economic development, Councillor Roy Galley, cut the ribbon on the new powered cabinet on Station Road, and commented that “Rural areas have... Read more

29th July

Could you be jeopardising your financial goals with a short-term focus?

Short-termism is something that’s hard-wired into our DNA, and we can be constantly guilty of it, in many areas of our lives. This was perfectly demonstrated back in the early 1970s with The Stanford Marshmallow Experiment which involved placing subjects – children aged 3-5 – alone in a room and presenting them with a simple... Read more

26th July

Heathfield College celebrates pupils with an Honours Awards Evening

For the first time in three years, Heathfield Community College was able to host in person the Honours Awards Evening which celebrates the achievements of the students across the College over the course of the academic year. Parents/Carers and families mixed over refreshments to the sound of students musical performances at the start of the... Read more

21st July

New team offers vital eye services to Heathfield area

Heathfield practice Pople & Broad has fast become the ‘eye GP’ for the area dealing with numerous emergencies as well as trying to meet the huge demand for NHS eye services. Since the new team took over in March 2022 there has been over £100,000 invested in state-of-the-art machinery and improvements such as air conditioning.... Read more

21st July

Improvements planned for Cuckoo Trail

A new, three-year strategy has been adopted for the Cuckoo Trail and outlines a number of exciting proposals for the 11-mile long stretch between Polegate and Heathfield. Improvements will look to make more of the trail’s railway heritage, develop hubs along the trail, use it as a cycling ‘spine’ route, repair and renew the trail’s... Read more

14th July

Heathfield law firm receives glowing feedback in assessment

The team at Hughes Solicitors has received exceptional feedback after the firm’s annual reassessment for the Lexcel Practice Management Standard accreditation, a legal practice quality mark awarded by The Law Society for outstanding client care, compliance and practice management. After the assessor had completed their assessment at the offices in Heathfield, they commented: ‘Lexcel continues... Read more

7th July

Chance to have your say on 370 new homes in Hellingly

Taylor Wimpey is inviting local residents to have their say on proposals for a new residential development on land to the west of Park Farm, New Road, Hellingly during a public exhibition today (5th July) 2022. Outline planning permission was granted by Wealden District Council on April 2021, for up to 370 new homes on... Read more

5th July

Heathfield student wins Sussex Public Speaking Competition

Heathfield Community College was represented at the Old Market in Brighton on Wednesday 29 June for the Speakers Trust Sussex Speak Out final, a regional Public Speaking Competition held by the national recognised charity working with young people to become “effective communicators and to use their voices to effect change” . Hivda Aydogan and Adam... Read more

2nd July