Monthly Archives: May 2023

New Lib-Dem and Green Party Alliance signed to usher in a new era at Wealden District Council

New Wealden civic leaders appointed A new chair and vice-chair have been appointed at Wealden District Council. At a Full Council meeting on Wednesday 24 May, newly elected Green Party councillor Christina Coleman, who represents Danehill and Fletching ward, was appointed chair and the vice-chair named as Liberal Democrat councillor Gavin Blake-Coggins, who represents Hailsham... Read more

26th May

This year’s Heathfield Show is all set to be a great day out

This year’s Heathfield Show is one of the area’s biggest and most well-attended events and it is just around the corner, the show ground is packed full of stalls and entertainment and it is set to be better than ever. It’s a real look at country life. The Heathfield Agricultural Show, which takes place on Saturday... Read more

23rd May

Erin Denness joins Hughes Solicitors to lead the residential property team

We are delighted to announce that Erin Denness will be joining the team in Heathfield as a partner and head of our residential property department. Erin is a senior solicitor with over 15 years of experience in handling all types of residential property matters both for individuals and corporate clients. She joins Hughes Solicitors from... Read more

23rd May

The New Enterprise Zone – a showcase for start-up businesses at The Heathfield Show

Supporting new businesses in and around Heathfield The Heathfield Agricultural Show was the pioneer of an initiative, back in 2015, to offer businesses, that have started trading since the last Show, an opportunity to have a complimentary trade stand at the Heathfield Agricultural Show.  This popular formula for allocating these stands has been copied by... Read more

16th May

Enjoy hidden gems as gates open for Hospice’s Open Gardens season 

Visit more than 20 beautiful private gardens not normally open to the public this summer across East Sussex and Kent in aid of Hospice in the Weald. The Hospice’s Open Gardens scheme offers a great day out for the whole family, whether you’re looking for a laid-back stroll or some top gardening tips. Take the... Read more

11th May

Win Heathfield Show VIP Member tickets for a family of four

Here’s your chance to win VIP Member family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) for this year’s Heathfield Agricultural Show on 27 May 2023 at Tottingworth Showground, Broad Oak near Heathfield, East Sussex. You will receive two adult and two junior members passes which give you access the the Members Area with catering, ringside seating... Read more

8th May

Clean sweep for the independents in both Heathfield North & South elections

As we recently reported, Heathfield North and South wards were being contested in yesterday’s May 4 local elections, by independent candidates who were taking on the incumbent Conservative councillors. It has just been announced that both Mike Gadd (Heathfield North) and Kevin Benton (Heathfield South) were elected with large majorities. Mike Gadd (Heathfield South) received... Read more

5th May

Heathfield Community College celebrates a wider curriculum day exploring career and further education options

All of Year 10 were fantastically engaged this week during their Wider Curriculum Day which marks the launch of their focussed support on progression paths after Year 11. The day was split into two parts: travelling to Eastbourne Sports Park for The Big Futures Careers Fair, which is the largest employability, skills and job... Read more

2nd May

Why men should think about a career in care – we spoke to Sue Fletcher from Oakdown House to find out more

We spoke to Sue Fletcher, Oakdown House – a care home for adults with challenging learning and physical disabilities, about the opportunities for male carers at Oakdown and their sister home Carricks Brook. She is keen to see more men coming into caring as she explained below: “Statistically there are a lot less men working... Read more

1st May