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Foodie Delights at The Heathfield Show

Food and drink are a major attraction for visitors to The Heathfield Show. You will find everything from fairground fodder to local specialist producers, food trucks and a Food Tent. Farmers’ Markets are a a great opportunity for producers to sell directly to the public. People love shopping at Farmers’ Markets – it’s the only... Read more

22nd May

See some of the best livestock in the country at The Heathfield Show

Cattle, sheep, horses, pigs and poultry will be in abundance at this year’s show. As well as the chance to get up close to all types of livestock you can watch some of the best breeders and handlers in the country compete against each over for the coveted trophies and rosettes. There is also the... Read more

21st May

Explore Country Ways from a bygone age at The Heathfield Show

This year Country Ways will feature old favourites and some new faces. Traditional practices, crafts and activities can be seen  in the Country Ways Arena and up close in the Country Ways tent. The live displays will include the ever popular Terrier Racing, displays from gun dogs, sheep dogs, birds of prey and working horses... Read more

20th May

Is it possible to drive 3,000 miles through Europe in a Nissan Leaf?

A Punnetts Town couple who have embraced electric motoring have set themselves a challenge to see whether it is possible to enjoy a driving holiday around Europe using the available charging point infrastructure. Graham and Sarah Hutton will embark on their 3,000 mile Grand Tour of Europe, which they hope will include at least ten... Read more

20th May

Heathfield Show – organisers appeal for information after targeted by vandals

Saturday morning, 18 May, the organisers of The Heathfield Show arrived to find that the showground had been the victim of criminal damage. Show marquees had been slashed multiple times in  a pointless act of vandalism. With only a week to go to the show, organisers are determined to carry on with the build, and... Read more

19th May

Improve your home and your lifestyle

One of the South East’s largest and most successful home improvement companies is based right here in Heathfield. With an ethos of offering the right products, made-to-measure in the right style at the right price, County – The Home Improvers is going from strength to strength. Definitely worth a visit is the impressive supercentre in... Read more

17th May

Fledgling businesses get a leg up in the New Enterprise Zone at The Heathfield Show

Each year, against stiff competition a group of fledgling local businesses win the chance to enjoy a free stand at The Heathfield Show. Located in the New Enterprise Zone, a range of different exhibitors will show off what they do, and give you the opportunity to engage with them. The Heathfield News was offered the... Read more

16th May

The Heathfield Agricultural Show, building bridges between town and country

Complete Land Management have been exhibiting at The Heathfield Show for over ten years, we asked  Mandy Ashdown, of  the Sussex-based company, to give us some insight into why they keep coming back for more. Farming is changing more quickly than it ever has, so a lot of people in towns and cities have no... Read more

15th May

Herstmonceux FC loses in tense encounter

Herstmonceux FC took on Willingdon in the Eastbourne FA Cup final at Hailsham Town last Friday, and were narrowly edged out 2-0 in a tense encounter. A furious opening 15 minutes saw Liam Nulty hit the post for the ‘Ceux after lobbing the goalkeeper, and Henry Richards saw a speculative attempt just miss the target... Read more

15th May

Burwash Common man visits super sewer tunnelling machine

A Burwash Common resident visited London’s new super sewer to see a tunnelling machine named in honour of his aunt, a pioneering scientist. The tunnel boring machine (TBM) ‘Ursula’ has started digging part of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, currently under construction to stop sewage overflows in the River Thames. As is tradition in tunnelling, all... Read more

14th May

Counting down to The Heathfield Agricultural Show – a brilliant day out

One of the area’s biggest and most well-attended events is just around the corner and it is set to be better than ever. The Heathfield Agricultural Show, which takes place on Saturday 25th May, is a fantastic day out whether you are aged seven or 70 – there is something for everyone. Tickets are available... Read more

13th May

Heathfield Scouts launch campaign to tackle loneliness in the community

“Bear Grylls, the Chief Scout, asked all Scouts to make a difference in their community this year. It was up to each group to decide how to achieve this, I am very proud of the young people from the 1st Heathfield Scouts, who after much debate, have chosen to tackle loneliness. Together they have decided... Read more

10th May

Dance studio wins multiple medals at local dance festival

Performing arts school, East Sussex Dance Studios celebrated success at the weekend at the annual South Downs Dance Festival, South Chailey. Students of the school that has branches in Heathfield, Ticehurst as well as newly opened Marks Cross, were awarded 20 gold medals, 24 trophies, 11 silvers, 6 bronzes with two special adjudicator awards going... Read more

6th May

Paella and palm trees for Heathfield Community College’s orchestra

During the first week of the Easter holidays, the Heathfield Community College’s Music department undertook their 6th European Music Tour. Following visits to Italy, Austria and France, this year saw them return to Spain and the town of Tossa de Mar, Catalonia where they had previously visited in 2014. The aim of these tours is... Read more

3rd May

On your bike! Rental scheme comes to the Cuckoo Trail

Countrybike comes to the Cuckoo Trail this week following the success of the Ashdown Forest cycle hire scheme. The app-based cycle rental company, set up by husband and wife team, Tim and Suzy Seddon in 2017, aims to make the Wealden countryside more accessible to its residents and visitors. The Cuckoo Trail hire scheme is... Read more

1st May

Win a family guest membership to The Heathfield Show

For your chance to win a family guest membership (worth £45) to the Heathfield Show on 25 May 2019, for two adults and two children, just like our Facebook page and share our Competition Facebook post, and pop your name in the comments.  The Heathfield Show is a great day out for all the family.... Read more

1st May

Calling all Heathfield Show Exhibitors!

The Heathfield News will be running a Heathfield Agricultural Show special all week from Monday 20  May until the show day Saturday 25 May. The week will be packed full of features about the show and competitions to win tickets and more. All exhibitors are invited to send in Press Releases, images and information about marketing initiatives... Read more

1st May

Come and try tennis for free on May 12th

It’s back and bigger than ever! The Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend is heading to Cross in Hand Tennis Club on May 12th. It’s a free-of -charge day for all the family to get on court. There are mini-tennis sessions, family time, free play, cardio tennis and numerous other kinds of activities to get involved... Read more

29th April

King’s Church launch new after school activities for young people

  When the King’s Church launched their highly successful youth boxing classes, earlier this year, the community reacted positively and praised the organisation for initiating activities for young people in the area. Following on from this the King’s Church are now launching two new activities for the young people of Heathfield and surrounding areas. Youth... Read more

23rd April

Great bits of advice for effective revision

While many people are relaxing this Easter weekend, local college students preparing for GCSE and A levels will no doubt be getting their heads down to a bit of revision. We have teamed up with Dr Lisette Johnston Head of School at ScreenSpace .  She has given us some useful ideas on how to make revision as productive... Read more

18th April

Winner of tennis competition announced

Congratulations to Maria Sendra-Garcia who was the lucky winner of our competition to win a year’s membership to the area’s top tennis club and a private coaching lesson from Elevate Tennis. Maria correctly answered the question: ‘who was the 2018 Wimbledon  ladies singles champion?’ which she posted on Facebook. Maria’s brother is very keen to... Read more

10th April

Hidden Spring Vineyard celebrates the bottling of their 2018 vintage wines

  Chris and David of Horam based, Hidden Spring are celebrating the first onsite bottling of their wines; although grapes have been grown on the site since 1986, historically the wines were actually made elsewhere. But, this year five wines have been bottled from grapes from the Hidden Spring Vineyard. There are two still white... Read more

9th April

Ideas for Easter – chocolate, eggs and bunnies

  Cuculo for a great choice of chocolates and Easter Eggs The ever popular deli on Heathfield’s High St, now stocks a range of luxury chocolates in their new bespoke chocolate chiller cabinet. H&R, English chocolate truffles have pride of place, with a choice of Belgium premium chocolates alongside. The store also has Italian Easter... Read more

6th April

Membership of The Heathfield News is still amazing value

Membership starts for as little as £99+vat for the year. Find out more on the MEMBERSHIP... Read more

6th April

Frogheath Landscapes wins again at The Association of Professional Landscapers Awards 2019

It is that time of year again, when landscaping companies start the big build up for Chelsea Flower Show. However, local company Frogheath Landscapes, based in Burwash Weald, still found time to scoop up some more awards. They repeated last year’s success at the Association of Professional Landscapers National Awards 2019, when they won 3... Read more

5th April

Heathfield estate agents win gold at The British Property Awards

The team at Rowland Gorringe are bursting with pride after it was announced that the Estate Agent had won Gold in The British Property Award for Heathfield. The office comprising five staff, performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, there were 25 judging criteria with the main focus on customer service levels. This means that... Read more

4th April

Tax year end countdown

The approach of the financial year-end marks a final opportunity to ensure you have used all your tax-saving allowances. Stephen Palmer of Cranwell Wealth Solutions in Uckfield explores your various options here. Pension plans For pension savers, no news was good news in last year’s Budget. Widespread predictions of cuts to pension tax relief came to... Read more

3rd April

Horam based Great Out-tours goes nationwide with its nature focused learning franchise

The Great Out-Tours, based in Horam, recently celebrated the launch of its national, nature based learning, franchise business. The first cohort of franchisees attended a two day induction training at Woodside, Environmental Education Centre, Horam. This first group came from as far afield as Nottingham, Bristol and North Somerset, and as local as the Ashdown... Read more

29th March

Heathfield woman to trek across Sahara for hospice

A Heathfield woman will be pushing herself to the limit in her 60th year in memory of her mother Ivy Winifred Elsey and to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Lynne Phair, an independent consultant nurse and expert witness, is taking up the challenge of a trek across the wilderness of the Sahara over four... Read more

29th March

You don’t have to spend a fortune on Mother’s Day to show your mum you care

Mother’s Day is fast approaching but it’s not too late to arrange something to show how much you appreciate your mum – and there are lots of things you can do even if you are on a tight budget. The obvious choice is taking your mother to lunch but many restaurants like The Heathfield Tavern... Read more

22nd March

Now or never for this year’s ISA?

As the days count down to the end of the tax year, how many investors have yet to decide whether, or where, to use their ISA allowance? And how are uncertain times effecting investors? Stephen Palmer of Cranwell Wealth Solutions in Uckfield explores the various options here. It’s often said that time in the market is more... Read more

21st March

Win Arbonne skincare and a free trial of their premium anti ageing products

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we have got together with Arbonne Consultant, Lucy Woodward, to offer this gorgeous prize for you or your mother to enjoy. Arbonne Products are pure, with beneficial botanicals and a luxurious feel. Lucy is offering a Mother’s Day giveaway of the fabulous Makeup Primer (retails at £32) which... Read more

20th March

Climate Strike Friday, Heathfield students have their say on the environmental crisis

As part of the Climate Strike Friday, Heathfield Community College students called for immediate action on the climate crisis, with students from across the college demanding for politicians to prioritise the environment to protect the future for the next generation. While some young people from across the world went on strike today, the students who... Read more

15th March

Pioneering and incredible work to help animals

Looking from the outside you wouldn’t know that there is pioneering work going on in this small rural practice. But a chat with Practice Manager Donné Stam reveals that behind the doors of Heathfield Vets in Hailsham Road, they are carrying out pioneering and incredible work to help animals. Stem cell therapy is one of... Read more

15th March

Take advantage of this great offer and make sure your chimney is safe

Kennedy Chimney Sweeps is offering Heathfield News readers a 10% discount for sweeping during the month of April. Kennedy Chimney Sweeps is a well-established family team and prides itself on a commitment to providing a professional and punctual service at all times, while maintaining the highest quality of work in a demanding environment. Services include... Read more

8th March

A taste of tapas comes to Hidden Spring Vineyard

Horam Home Kitchen has been working with Hidden Spring Vineyard in Horam, for a while now, creating pop up events at the vineyard and catering for group bookings. The latest venture is two nights of tapas on 12 and 13 April, served in the intimate setting of the vineyard’s tasting room, with the stunning view... Read more

6th March

Heathfield photographer’s portrait competition helps children with cancer

An award-winning Sussex photographer has come up with a novel way of raising money for a local cancer charity. Heathfield-based Sarah Tate Photography came up with the idea of holding a children’s portrait competition which, for a donation of just £10, gives every competitor a free photoshoot and a print. Sarah is aiming to raise... Read more

6th March

Win the perfect gift for Mother’s Day from Pink Lemonade Boutique

We have got together with Pink Lemonade Boutique to offer this lovely prize for Mother’s Day, 31st March 2019. A special ‘best Mum’ mug and a £20 gift voucher. To win, just pop your name in the comments of the Facebook post on The Heathfield News Facebook Page and the winner will be drawn at random... Read more

5th March

Win a free membership to Cross in Hand Tennis Club – and a free tennis lesson!

A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that playing racket sports significantly reduces the risk of death from heart disease.  But there are many other reasons to start playing tennis such as giving you a full body work out, reducing the risk of heart attack, improving your stamina, improving muscle tone... Read more

1st March

Latest news from The Wheel in Burwash

It was a buzz of activity on Monday morning when I popped into The Wheel, in Burwash Weald, to have a chat with the new owner, Sam Maynard and his family. All of whom were busy working hard to get the pub ready for opening later this week. The inside of the pub is undergoing... Read more

26th February

East Sussex youth can ‘blaze a trail’ with an apprenticeship

THE benefits of apprenticeships in helping young people launch a successful career are being highlighted in East Sussex as part of a national initiative. To mark National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from March 4 to 8 under the theme ‘Blaze A Trail’, East Sussex County Council is working with Apprenticeships in Sussex to promote events... Read more

20th February

The case for a midlife MOT

A financial health check in your 40s or 50s could significantly improve your chances of a comfortable retirement, according to Steve Palmer director of an Uckfield financial advice firm. Steve from Cranwell Wealth Solutions said retirement was increasingly seen as a long journey to look forward to not, as it once was, a relatively short... Read more

11th February

The Wheel, Burwash Common to re-open with new owners

Having been without a ‘local’ for several months, the people of Burwash Common, and surrounding area, can look forward to their only pub reopening at the end of February 2019. Sam Maynard, the new owner, commented: “We are very excited to be taking over The Wheel, we hope to open at the end of February... Read more

8th February

Dangers of ‘County Lines’ brought alive for Year 8 students

The dangers of becoming involved in ‘County Lines’, were brought alive last week to the Year 8 students at Heathfield Community College. The students experienced a powerful and moving performance on Wednesday 30th January from Alter Ego Creative Solutions; a Theatre in Education company, who portray the stories surrounding complex social issues and aim to kick-start... Read more

8th February

Join in the Great British Spring Clean

Wealden District Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The campaign, which runs from 22 March to 23 April, will see up to half a million people take action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country. The Great British Spring... Read more

6th February

Need some inspiration? Top pick of great ideas for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day only around the corner, we have done the hard work, and put together a selection of great ideas for ways to treat your loved one this February 14th. The Middle House, Mayfield, is one of our favourite places to eat, you can enjoy the contemporary bistro or the cosy restaurant area. For... Read more

4th February

Win gorgeous, natural skincare products from Rock Rose

We have got together with Rock Rose Beauty from East Sussex, to offer you the chance to win some of their gorgeous, premium, natural skin products. You can win the Facial Oil and Moisturising Balm worth £62 (matched to your skin type). Just like and share the Facebook Post on The Heathfield News Facebook page... Read more

1st February

Win a Wine Tour & Tasting for your Valentine

Just in time for February 14th we have got together with Off The Line Vineyard, to offer this great prize, which will make the perfect gift for any wine lover this Valentine’s Day. Worth £30, the voucher is for a tour and tasting for two people, at the Off the Line winery in Hellingly, with... Read more

31st January

Heathfield loses another bank as Santander announces branch closure.

Santander announced on January 23 this week, that they are making changes to its branch network and plan to close 140 branches in response to changes in how customers are choosing to carry out their banking. The number of transactions carried out via Santander branches has fallen by 23% over the past three years, while... Read more

25th January

Horam crematorium to open in March

Wealden’s Chairman Councillor Chris Hardy laid the final stone in Wealden’s new Crematorium at a ceremony to mark the completion of the building’s structure, while local business are gearing up to help mourners with ther needs. District and Parish Council representatives gathered with the site team responsible for delivering the £5 million project. These include... Read more

22nd January