Monthly Archives: August 2023

Le Marché’s French and English traders drew huge crowds to Heathfield on Bank Holiday Monday

Bank Holiday Monday 28 August saw the popular Le Marché back in Heathfield, East Sussex. This annual Anglo-French market event is a combination of superb entertainment and 110 French and English stalls. This year’s market was blessed with fine weather which drew huge and happy crowds to the 26th Anglo/French market in Heathfield.   The event... Read more

31st August

Herstmonceux Castle Estate awarded Quality Assured Visitor Attraction marque

Visit England has once again awarded their quality assurance marque to the Herstmonceux Castle Estate with an improved score that is nearly 10% higher compared to two years ago. The overall score increased from a 70% to 78% approval rating. The Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) is a recognised accreditation covering a broad range... Read more

31st August

Heathfield’s popular French style market is back this Bank Holiday Monday!

Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2023 Heathfield’s famous Anglo/French market Le Marché is taking place on August Bank Holiday Monday – as it has done for the past 26 years – it is the longest running Anglo/French market in the whole of the South East. This fantastic all day event draws visitors into the town... Read more

24th August

Davina McCall and Paralympian Will Bayley urge locals to support Hospice Run

TV presenter Davina McCall along with Paralympian Will Bayley are encouraging people of all ages to sign up to the iconic Hospice Run this September. This year’s Run promises to have something for everyone, with a new half marathon, and Hospice Heroes themed Family Fun Run, along with the classic 5km and 10km routes. TV... Read more

17th August

Heathfield Vets given accolade at BestUKVets Awards 2023

At a memorable Gala Awards Ceremony, the winners of the BestUKVets Awards 2023 were announced with Heathfield Vetsbeing named Best in County for East Sussex. In front of an audience of over 150 veterinary professionals in London, Heathfield Vets scooped the accolade having gathered outstanding feedback from their clients. The BestUKVets Awards celebrate vet practices... Read more

10th August

Heathfield Youth Centre receives funding for a major overhaul

Good news for the young people of Heathfield after the announcement of a major upgrade of facilities at the Youth Centre located next to the Co-op. The centre will undergo a major upgrade thanks to a funding share of more than £7 million of Government funding. The Youth Investment Fund will help East Sussex County... Read more

10th August

Cross-in-Hand Tennis Club Ladies Doubles pair triumph in international tournament

Cross-in-Hand Tennis Club ladies doubles pair Anne Oliver and Susan Groves were triumphant at the recent Seniors’ ITF (International Tennis Federation) Tournament held at Tunbridge Wells Lawn Tennis Club. Anne and Susan won the over 55 age group. Susan said: “Anne and I thoroughly enjoyed the competition and were thrilled with our achievement, particularly as... Read more

7th August

Rare opportunity to see behind the scenes at Wealden Crematorium

Wealden Crematorium will be hosting an open day event in August. Following on from the success of last year’s open day, another one will be held on the 16 August between 11am-3pm. The friendly crematorium staff will be offering guided tours to go behind-the-curtain and demystify the cremation process – everyone is welcome.  The crematorium... Read more

3rd August

The story behind Baby Bank Hellingly – by founder Nicola Walker

In 2016 I finished full time work and decided that not keeping busy wasn’t an option for me.  I resolved that every year I would start a new ‘volunteering’ challenge, and this is what I did.  I ran a volunteer befriending team, helped set up a volunteer centre, redesigned and fitted a charity shop and... Read more

3rd August

Heathfield residents and shop workers mourn loss of popular resident

Heathfield resident Rosemary Westacott passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2023. Rosemary was a popular and well-known figure in and around the town; a valued friend to many and a much-loved mother. She lived in Ridgeway Court on Mutton Hall Hill. Rosemary, 83, moved to Heathfield several years ago and helped out at Cuculo as... Read more

1st August