Login

Recent News

Wealden announces COVID-19 Financial support for businesses

Many local businesses both large and small are struggling during this extreem period of lockdown, and social distancing. While some businesses have been able to move online or into a takeaway or delivery model, some just don’t have that option. Either way, the impact on business is enormous and will only increase over the coming... Read more

1st April

Volunteer to help support your community

As part of the national effort to support vulnerable people in self-isolation, Wealden District Council is asking for volunteers to help as we all work to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. “We are working with the volunteer organisation 3VA to identify residents who are able to help reach out to self-isolating households either... Read more

31st March

The worst days are often followed by some of the best days – a take on the financial markets by Cranwell Wealth Solutions

We have written many articles for Heathfield News over the years and recently established a new branch of our business within the high street; sadly only to close it temporarily in recent weeks. Never have we faced times as uncertain, complex and worrying as we do right now. I would like to take this opportunity... Read more

30th March

Farmers urge walkers to follow the Countryside Code

The Country Land and Business Association is reiterating Government calls to limit outdoor exercise to once a day in addition to practising social distancing and, when they do so in the countryside, respect the Countryside Code which helps to protect British landscapes as well as farmers and those living there. The CLA which represents 30,000... Read more

27th March

Corona virus causes unavoidable delay in anyone’s plans to buy or sell a property

There doesn’t seem to be a business untouched by the Corona Virus, and the business of buying and selling homes is no exception. For anyone who has already exchanged with a completion date, the sale can go through and the move take place. But for anyone who is not at that stage, the sale is... Read more

25th March

More shop closures and how ‘staying at home’ will impact on your life

Last night’s announcement has extended the shops and services that need to stay closed. While it is clear that food shops, chemists and essential services can continue, there are plenty of grey areas. We will attempt to clarify some but be aware that this is an ever changing situation. All but essential shops and services... Read more

24th March

Local businesses get creative in a crisis

No one can have missed the unprecedented distruption to everyday life wrought by the Corona Virus as it causes schools to be shut, events to be cancelled, pubs and restaurants and many shops closed, and daily life as we know it to cease. Living in a rural community brings us benefits like fresh air and... Read more

23rd March

Last minute, safe ideas for Mother’s Day

During a time of crisis we can easily lose focus on the nice things in life like celebrating birthdays and special events. But these should not be forgotten. We may not be able to celebrate with get togethers or meals out, but we can arrange deliveries, send cards and phone our loved ones. It’s a... Read more

21st March

Wholefoods Healthstore, Heathfield offer delivery service for vulnerable residents

The Wholefoods Healthstore on Station Approach in Heathfield is offering a home delivery service for vulnerable customers, who may be self isolating or reducing their human contact. The shop has stock of a wide range of nuts, seeds, pulses, grains, flour, teas and drinks, eggs, supplements, hair and body products, soaps and household cleaning products... Read more

19th March

Popular Dough Miky Pizza and Cuculo wine delivery service

Here’s the first menu for Cuculo’s Pizza and Wine delivery service. Call 01435 862596 to place your order. You can order any time from 2pm and we’ll start delivering at 5pm. If the menu image isn’t clear then try clicking through to our website http://cuculo.co.uk/new-pizza-wine-delivery-service.We will be very happy to include any other items from our... Read more

19th March

The Wheel launches takeaway home delivery service

The Wheel Inn – are offering delivery on this menu. It will then be served daily 12-3/6-9. No minimum order as long as there is one main course. Kids options smaller at 1/2 price. Payment on ordering and then delivery to your doorstep. Burwash weald and surrounding area – check when you order for delivery... Read more

19th March

The Wheel launches new meals service for the over 70s

The Wheel will be offering the following service for all over 70s who are currently self isolation or simply unable to get out and get groceries -14 hot meals one delivered at 12 and one at 6 a week for £50. We will also deliver 2l of milk once a week and a load of... Read more

19th March

Heathfield show postponed, rescheduled for 2021

The Heathfield & District Agricultural Show Society Council have announced with sadness that the 2020 Heathfield Show has been cancelled. The Show Council has taken into consideration all the Government instructions relating to the virus and has come to the conclusion that there is no option other than to cancel. The Show Secretary, Nicola Magill... Read more

19th March

Heathfield Vets wins apprenticeship award from Plumpton College

A veterinary practice in Heathfield has won major recognition for its apprenticeship programme. Heathfield Vets in Hailsham Road recently scooped Plumpton College’s Veterinary Nurse Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Awards beating all of the practices in the area that the college takes students from. With around 100 nursing students studying through the college, winning the... Read more

18th March

Disappointment for Broad Oak School

The parents, teachers, governors and local community have been campaigning hard since last June 2019 to fight the closure of their beloved school – Broad Oak Community Primary School, Broad Oak, East Sussex. Originally, the closure was announced last year, with a consultation period to follow. The Support Broad Oak School group was formed, and... Read more

13th March

Win £75 worth of beauty treatments at Infinite Beauty

Here’s your chance to win £75 worth of beauty vouchers to spend on treatments at Infinite Beauty. You could indulge in an amazing facial, manicure and pedicure, waxing, eyelash lifts and extensions or any of the other treatments from the huge range offered at the salon. Some treatments may require an initial consultation to make... Read more

12th March

Budget headlines from Cranwell Wealth Solutions

This week the Chancellor gave his first budget since the UK left the European Union. There were many announcements made and here Cranwell Wealth Solutions of Uckfield and Heathfield summarises some of the key points: The economy is predicted to grow by 1.1% this year, revised down from 1.4% a year ago. This figure does... Read more

12th March

Why interest rates were cut – Stephen Palmer of Cranwell Wealth Solutions explains

Today Mark Carney, The Governor of the Bank of England, announced a 0.5% drop in interest rates from 0.75% down to a record low of just 0.25%. Stephen Palmer, founder of Cranwell Wealth Solutions, a wealth management company with high street offices in both Heathfield and Uckfield explains what this means and how savers can... Read more

11th March

Find out about Vibrational Essences with Min Peterken at Wholefoods Healthstore

On March the 12th, from 10.30am, Min Peterken will be sharing her range of Vibrational Essences with customers at The Wholefood Healthstore on Station Approach, Heathfield. If you are interested in alternative healthcare it is an excellent opportunity to find out about the unique benefits of these essences. Vibrational essences can be used as a... Read more

5th March

Local businesses scoop National Rural Business Awards

Horam based outdoor education business The Great Out-tours has beaten a raft of excellent businesses to win ‘The Best UK Rural Professional Services Business Award’. The award was presented at a glittering Rural Business Awards ceremony, hosted in Manchester, last Friday 28 February. The organisers describe the award as a celebration of any professional service business... Read more

3rd March

Kick start your business with this chance to win a free stand at The Heathfield Show

A chance to win a stand in The New Enterprise Zone The Heathfield & District Agricultural Show has been a celebration of agriculture and business in the area for 73 years. In 2019 the Show won the award for the Best Agricultural Event in the South East. The organisers are offering new businesses the opportunity to... Read more

28th February

Heathfield students self-isolated as a precaution over Corona virus concerns

We understand from HCC that four students have been advised to self-isolate due to the location of their half term holiday. The school does not have any sense, at this stage, that any member of the school community has a diagnosis of concern. They remain in communication with the families who will keep the school... Read more

28th February

Heathfield pupils enjoy a collision between rap and poetry

Just before half term the Heathfield Community College was fortunate to have a visit from Karl Nova, a Performance Poet who has written an award winning Poetry book called Rhythm and Poetry. Karl gave a presentation to the Year 8 students providing them with a background into why he went into making rap music and... Read more

26th February

Katie’s CrossFit success at European Championships

Last weekend Katie Hickling was joined by a number of Isenhurst gym members, who clubbed together to support her in a major CrossFit competition.  They were blown away by her mental and physical performance as she competed in the Finals of this year’s The European Championships, which she qualified for a couple of months ago. Katie... Read more

25th February

New Heathfield Tavern team celebrates first birthday with special event

A pub in Station Road has become one of Heathfield’s most popular eating spots since it was taken over a year ago. The new team has worked hard to establish a range of events and special offers on different days of the week and host special celebrations such as a New Year’s Eve party. Reviews... Read more

19th February

Kyan’s mission to improve hospital wards for children

A mother from Cross in Hand says she is overwhelmed by the response after starting a fundraiser called ‘Kyan’s Kipling Make Over Mission’ to decorate the Hastings hospital ward where her son gets treatment. In just a two weeks Lia Higgs’ £4,000 target has been smashed and the fund that will transform parts of Kipling... Read more

18th February

Beware of rogue traders – storm-hit homeowners told

RESIDENTS are being warned not to fall foul of rogue traders as they count the cost of damage caused by severe storms. Fraudsters have already been reportedly posing as East Sussex Highways staff across the county, offering to carry out repairs and remove fallen trees for cash following Storm Ciara. With Storm Dennis having caused... Read more

18th February

MPs and local councillors push for A21 to be a dual carriageway

Anyone using the A21 to get to the M25, will know the trials of being stuck behind slow vehicles on some of the single lane sections. The alternative route via the Ashdown Forest isn’t any easier. Inconvenience aside, the economy of the whole region suffers from lack of infrastructure, especially Hastings. Members of the A21... Read more

13th February

Healthy half-term activities that won’t break the bank

Christmas celebrations seem like only yesterday and for many parents half-term has arrived incredibly quickly. Right now you are probably wondering how to keep the children occupied and off their gadgets without spending too much or travelling very far. Fortunately the weather forecast looks promising, so the kids can get outside in the fresh air.... Read more

13th February

Fabulous Spring Offer from Cuckoo Hair

Cuckoo Hair have a new stylist in their team. Her name is Faye, and she has swapped Tunbridge Wells salon life for Heathfield. She has a solid four years in the industry and has gone on to complete a graduate programme and a course at Passion for Hair Academy. To encourage you to try her... Read more

13th February

Exciting start to 2020 for The Great Out-tours

Horam based, outdoor education and pioneering franchise business, The Great Out-tours has made it to the National Final of the Rural Business Awards, which takes place on 27 February 2020 in Manchester. The business represents the South East in the Best Rural Services Business category, competing against five other businesses. Many parents in East Sussex... Read more

11th February

Are you feeling sad or S.A.D.?

It’s cold and wet, cloudy and grey the sun hasn’t shown it’s face today………. It’s that time of year again, the days are shorter and for some people it marks a clear downturn in mood and a tendency to withdraw into themselves. Although we generally agree that people are more cheerful in sunshine than in... Read more

11th February

Worried about rural transport? Get in touch with local MP Huw, the newly elected Chair of Transport Select Committee

Last week the Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, was elected as Chairman of the Transport Select Committee in the House of Commons in a contest voted on by the 650 MPs across all political parties. With transport and infrastructure being a hot topic at the moment, brought to the forefront in our community with... Read more

5th February

Heathfield host #StandTogether Holocaust Memorial Day programme

The 27th January 2020 marked the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. To mark the occasion, the Heathfield Community College has planned a series of events for students and the wider community to take part in for greater knowledge, understanding and reflection. Most notably, on Monday 3rd February, Heathfield Community College hosted an event... Read more

4th February

Dallington woman first female to finish Heathfield race

Heathfield Park was the place to be on the morning of Sunday 26th January for the 4th event in the East Sussex Cross Country League. Runners were not only faced with the usual muddy, hilly conditions but had to contend, or should we say jump, a raging river …ok a stream – before hurdling a... Read more

4th February

New offices fit for the future of successful law firm

Around 200 clients, staff, suppliers, friends and partners gathered at Hughes Solicitors’ new offices in Heathfield High Street for a stylish ‘office warming’. The celebration marked the completion of a major refurbishment which involved turning the former NatWest Bank into the headquarters and offices for the law firm and its 19-strong team. With the growth... Read more

3rd February

EV chargers, high-speed broadband and Habitat Mitigation Tariffs no longer required after Inspector’s report

With a protest beforehand and hardly a spare seat in the public gallery, yesterday’s planning meeting at Wealden District Council’s Hailsham offices was put under the spotlight. The conditions included the Habitats Mitigation Tariff. The Habitats Regulations are the requirement to ensure no significant harm comes to any protected European site. Developers were previously required... Read more

31st January

Baroness pops in for a chat with the young people at Wealden Works, Heathfield

As part of a whistle stop tour of the South East, Lord’s Minister, Baroness Stedman-Scott, Department for Work and Pensions, popped in to Wealden Works, Heathfield, East Sussex. There she met a group of young people, who are either currently being helped by the initiative or have benefitted from help in the past. Councillor, Rupert... Read more

30th January

Two men arrested following Hellingly helicopter search

Residents in the Hellingly area were alarmed at around 5pm yesterday when a helicopter was seen hovering overhead for around 10 minutes. There were also reports of multiple police vehicles travelling down Mill Lane around the same time. Sussex Police say they are currently investigating the discovery on Tuesday afternoon (28 January) of vehicles and... Read more

29th January

Heathfield’s innovative Science Project improves learning in Primary Schools

Bringing periodic tables alive in school Heathfield Community College has led an innovative research project throughout 2018-19 with eight local primary schools, which has now been recognised to have significantly improved knowledge and outcomes. This project will form part of a national body of research on what works in education. In summer 2018, Heathfield Community... Read more

29th January

Residents organise protest and call for Wealden to halt building on green field sites

Uproar over the countryside around towns and villages such as Heathfield, Horam, Hellingly and Hailsham being turned into housing developments is reaching boiling point. A member of the Save Wealden from Over Development Team Facebook page has set about organising a protest at the next Wealden District Council Planning meeting on Thursday 30th January at... Read more

27th January

Let a massage melt away your stress

We have some great beauty businesses, who are members of the Heathfield News, providing a full range of treatments to suit everyone. This week we were invited to try a treatment by the award-winning Emma, from Emma Smith Beauty. You will find her treatment rooms tucked away between Station Approach and the Tesco carpark at... Read more

23rd January

Men, are you looking after your eye health?

                                   Heathfield Opticians, Melina Joy, are excited about this year being 20/20; but most of all they would like to encourage men to look after their eye health. This tongue-in-cheek story from Catriona explains how. This IS an exciting new year.  You probably don’t realise quite how exciting it is, especially for opticians, so I... Read more

21st January

Take action now to protect water pipes and outdoor taps

As part of Citizen’s Advice Big Energy Saving Week, #BESW2O, South East Water is warning customers of the risks unprotected water pipes and outdoor taps face during icy temperatures. The company, which provides drinking water to 2.2 million customers across parts of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, reports that households and businesses in past... Read more

20th January

NHS urges people to take up free flu jab

People living with a long-term health condition are being urged to protect themselves from becoming seriously ill this winter with a free flu jab, after less than half of them took up the offer last year. The NHS says these people have a greater risk of becoming seriously ill from flu than the general population... Read more

10th January

A265 Roadworks announced for early 2020

Roadworks coming to A265 near Heathfield MOTORISTS are being advised of a series of roadworks taking place on roads local to Heathfield, East Sussex. East Sussex Highways will be carrying out kerbing and road repair work on the A265 at Broad Oak and Burwash Weald, in January, February and March 2020 The scheme begins with... Read more

7th January

Wealden District Council accused of a NIMBY attitude, as Local Plan is rejected by the Planning Inspector

Louise Nurser, BA Hons Dip UP MRTPI, Planning Inspector has written to Wealden District Council, to outline the reasons why the council cannot proceed with its current draft Wealden Local Plan. The letter asserts that Wealden Council has failed in a legal ‘Duty to Cooperate’ through constructive engagement with neighbouring authorities. Highlighted in particular were... Read more

6th January

Special offer on dog training with Friendly Creatures

... Read more

19th December

PCSOs active in Heathfield after recent surge in anti- social behaviour

The new PCSOs who are now covering Heathfield have been announced. They are PCSO Dave Davies, PCSO Tom Lewis and PCSO Geraldine Hodgens. Wealden Police has confirmed that the trio has been out and about in the area along with other officers. Heathfield has started to see an increase in crime with 28 incidents reported... Read more

16th December

Create your own experience this Christmas advises Heathfield psychologist

What does Christmas mean to you? Is it all about the religious experience, or is it the songs, mince pies and desire for snow? For most of us, in 21st Century Britain, it’s closely associated with family and friends. It’s a celebration in which all the social and family dynamics are activated, for good or... Read more

13th December