Monthly Archives: April 2023

Independents try to wrest control from the Tories in both Heathfield South and North in the local elections May 4

The local Wealden Council election on May 4 will see three independent candidates join in the battle to win in both Heathfield North & South. Kevin Benton takes on Conservative Tom Guyton-Day in Heathfield South and Mike Gadd and Mian Naz take on Ray Cade, Conservative, David Newman, Labour in Heathfield North. Heathfield is a... Read more

27th April

Spotting the signs of arthritis in cats

Arthritis is a chronic condition caused when the normal joint tissues degenerate (or wear away), leading to pain and ongoing damage. Arthritis commonly develops in middle age, with older cats more likely to demonstrate signs of arthritis. Arthritis in our pets is sadly very common. Around 40% of all cats will show signs of arthritis... Read more

27th April

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner welcomes new recruitment opportunity

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne has welcomed a new interim programme introduced by Sussex Police aiming to attract a different cohort into policing. Following the Home Secretary’s request that the College of Policing and police forces work together to explore options for a new non-degree entry route into policing, the programme will... Read more

24th April

Heathfield’s Cuculo Cheese & Wine announces an exciting new direction for the business.

Cuculo, cheese and wine specialist store is located on Heathfield High Street, East Sussex – it has been trading successfully for over 10 years, and has just announced a new partnership with two new directors to diversify the ownership of the business. The directors will now include James MacNay and his wife Cinzia Long who... Read more

24th April

A new rural grants programme is set to kick off in Wealden later this year.

Funding to support rural businesses and communities has been awarded to Wealden District Council through the Rural England Prosperity Fund. The council has been allocated £838,120 of capital funding for a two year period starting this month. The fund will allow the council to administer and manage a business grants programme, which will be launched... Read more

20th April

Tributes paid to dedicated, long-serving councillor

TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of a long-serving county councillor who died at the age of 70. Cllr Rupert Simmons, who represented the Heathfield and Mayfield division and served as a Cabinet member responsible for economy, died on Monday, April 17. Paying tribute to his friend and colleague, Council Leader Cllr Keith Glazier... Read more

18th April

Be ‘deer aware’ this Spring

With frequent reports of deer collisions around Heathfield, it can’t surprise drivers in East Sussex that they are being asked to be ‘deer aware’ this spring as part of a campaign to avoid colliding with the animals on the county’s roads. With an estimated 74,000 deer-related traffic collisions in the UK every year, East Sussex... Read more

14th April

Lightning Fibre delivers multi-Gig Full Fibre connectivity to the 2023 Heathfield Agricultural Show

Lightning Fibre have agreed to a new partnership to connect their Full Fibre broadband network to the Heathfield Show Showground this year, delivering up to 10Gbps to the event site for free, giving hyper fast broadband access to traders, staff and guests – over 17,000 people are expected to attend on the 27th May.  The... Read more

11th April

Police appeal for information on whereabouts of Heathfield man

Do you know the whereabouts of Louis Sawyer? Detectives from Sussex Police who are investigating the theft of a car and subsequent road traffic collision in January 2023 would like to speak to the 26 year old from Heathfield. Louis Sawyer is believed to have information which could assist the police with their investigation. He... Read more

11th April

Give your children a head start this tax year

Here Cranwell Wealth Solutions, a Heathfield-based wealth advising firm provides their guide on how best to support children financially. If you’re part of the ‘sandwich’ generation, with responsibility for a young family and elderly parents, you can feel pulled in every direction financially. Making the most of tax reliefs and allowances now can really help... Read more

9th April