Monthly Archives: October 2022

Local turkey farmer crowned Britain’s Fittest Female Farmer over 40

Vines Cross turkey farmer Lucy Sheffield has been named one of Britain’s Fittest Farmers 2022. Lucy of Foords Farm travelled to Essex to take part in the Farmers Weekly’s run Britain’s Fittest Farmer competition. The competition is held yearly to help raise awareness of physical and mental health within the farming industry.  This year Farmers... Read more

31st October

Round-the-clock care from Uckfield Vets

For animal owners needing the reassurance of a local vet, then Uckfield Vets at Fairfield House could be the ideal choice. The practice offers a 24-hour service, using its own staff at its own premises. This ensures that the vet dealing with your animal has access to your animal’s records, which can be vital in... Read more

27th October

Athletes urged to gear up for Sussex tree throwing championship  

Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm owner Clive Collins is reminding competitive sportsmen and women from across Sussex that now is the time to start training for the 2022 Sussex Christmas Tree Throwing Championships. The event is scheduled for 3pm on Sunday 20th November at Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm near Battle, East Sussex. It’s the second year... Read more

25th October

Heathfield students celebrate their global connections through the Global Social Leaders initiative.

Last week 9 students from Heathfield Community College gathered together to retell experiences of their international summer adventures. They told of connections they had made with teenagers from around the world: from China, Hong Kong, Australia, Africa, Japan and across Europe. The conversations and adventures happened courtesy of a social change project, enabled by the... Read more

19th October

Local employer Carricks Brook & Oakdown House offer positive support for staff experiencing the menopause

Oakdown House and Carricks Brook invest lots of resources into their staff team – they appreciate their staff are at the centre of providing great support, so it’s important that they look after them. Both carehomes get really great feedback from their teams and use this to further improve what they offer, so that the... Read more

17th October

How to keep financial control during the cost-of-living crisis

Financially speaking, this year has been difficult for households across a range of income brackets. The cost of living has risen exponentially as inflation has soared, energy bills have sky-rocketed and interest rates continue to rise. Meanwhile, investment markets have been choppy, causing additional stress for those planning their financial future. It’s during hard times... Read more

11th October

Little Brooke Cattery in Heathfield closes

The Little Brooke Cattery in Heathfield has closed its doors. After years of frustrating delays with their planning application the owner Mandy Papps has reached a brick wall with the licensing department as planning is needed before the licence can be granted. So they have had to close. Mandy Papps, Little Brooke Cattery owner commented:... Read more

11th October

DofE Award thrives at Heathfield Community College as students go for Gold!

The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is thriving at Heathfield Community College with large numbers signing up for Bronze and a high rate of completion through to Silver and Gold. Ms Barlow said: “Thanks to the hard work and commitment of a range of staff, as well as the support of their parents and the... Read more

11th October

Heathfield & Firs Surgery in crisis

The Heathfield & Firs Surgery has announced in a Facebook Post that it will no longer be taking on new patients and that from 3 October 2022 there will be no new patient registrations. This will be in place for at least a year. They also announced that they will be closed on Wednesdays in... Read more

5th October

Hospice’s Starlight Stroll set to illuminate Tunbridge Wells

Come together for an evening of reflection to walk, share memories and remember loved ones at Hospice in the Weald’s annual Starlight Stroll on Saturday 15th October. Gather with family and friends to join hundreds of walkers, starting out from Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, on the 6-mile walk which meanders through the beautiful Dunorlan... Read more

4th October