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Hadlow Down Online, your community website, is a registered Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator and all members of the community who register on this web site automatically become members of the Hadlow Down Online area Neighbourhood Watch group and will be forwarded by email any urgent alerts, warnings etc. from NHW, Local Policing and East Sussex Trading Standards as soon as they are received. If you have any knowledge or suspicions of criminal activity or anti-social behaviour that you think should be circulated to the rest of the village via email webadmin@aol.com or 'phone 830661.

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The Village Calendar is available to all groups, clubs, societies and institutions within our community to display dates and details of events and meetings.  To advertise your event simply email the details to webadmin@hadlowdown.com.   All groups are advised to check the Calendar when planning village events to make sure that an event has not already been planned for that day and time.  If we receive notice of more than one event taking place at the same time the one who advised us first will take precedence in any promotion notices etc. on the site.  Click here to go to the Calendar

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22nd. April 2014
The HDCC now has its own website at

21st April 2014
The draft minutes of the Parish Assembly held on the 15th April have now been added to the agenda and minutes part of the PC section of the website
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3rd April 2014
The draft minutes of the Parish Council meeting on the 1st April have now been added to the agenda and minutes part of the PC section of the website.
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Published: 23/04/2014

Published: 23/04/2014
We regret to announce that he Hadlow Down Community Centre Committee, without notice, warning or explanation, have suddenly removed all information, plans and documents from the dedicated web page on this site and chosen to publish it elsewhere.  Consequently the page will no longer be available.

Hadlow Down Online admin is extremely disappointed that the New Community Centre Committee has chosen to disassociate itself from all the other groups clubs and societies that together form a cohesive community information bank within the pages of the Village Web Site but will continue to advise our subscribers of any major decisions concerning HDCC that may have community implications.



Published: 13/04/2014

The Village Fayre will take place this year on September 6th. at the Playing Field from 12 noon to 4 pm.
Please watch this panel for further news and updates.
If you are interested in having a pitch for either a stall or display or you are interested in running any sort of attraction, please call Diana on 830850.
 Or you can e- mail us at:  hadlowdownvillagefayre@live.co.uk


Published: 13/04/2014
"His many friends will wish to know that the funeral of the late  Charles Smith will be held in St Mark's Church on Thursday 17th April at 2.00pm followed by interment in the burial ground.  Charles was born in Hadlow Down and lived for many years in the village before moving to Buxted.   He played the organ for services in St Mark's for 60 years before retiring a few years ago."

Published: 05/04/2014
"Mamma Mia, Murder!"
Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 H D V C  'Murder, Mystery Evening'  on Saturday 17th. May in the Village Hall.
The Hall will be transformed into a Spanish Restaurant for the evening and an excellent menu de la casa will be included in the ticket price with Sangria and Spanish wines available from the bar.
'Jabba are an ageing ABBA tribute band who have been together for many years, performing on cruise ships and as resident artistes in resort hotels in the UK and in other parts of Europe.  They still have some very devoted fanswho follow them on their travels.  The tensions and friction built up from 'living in each other's pockets for so long are beginning to show.  And then someone dies!'
Can you work out How & Why whilst enjoying a delicious, authentic 3 course meal with great company at this fun event?
Bookings can be made for individuals or for tables of eight by calling Glenys on 01825 830857.  Hurry - the places are limited!
For more production information 'phone 01825 830661.

Published: 05/04/2014

There will be a Jumble Sale held in the Village Hall on Saturday 26th. April.  Doors open at 2.00 pm.
Proceeds will be shared between St. Mark's Church, the Tap Dancing Club and the Village Hall.

All jumble will be gratefully received. This can be left with Joan (830430) before the day or bring to the Hall on the day 10.30 onwards.


Published: 25/03/2014
You may be aware of the reported thefts of Royal Mail post boxes which have been occurring nationally. We have seen a number of reported incidents of this nature in Wealden. Please can you be aware of any suspicious activity around the small style post boxes, which are usually embedded into a wall. Always call 999 if you see anyone attempting to remove one of these post boxes. If you see one of these post boxes for sale at auction houses, antique shops or similar, and there is no key to access it please report this to us on 101. In most circumstances if there is no key to access the post box it may be stolen.
Always report suspicious activity to us by calling 101 or by visiting the Sussex Police website. In an emergency please call 999. 
This message was sent by Jamie Harwood Public Engagement Officer
Contact us online or call 101 when it's not an emergency.


Published: 25/03/2014

The Rose Cottage Open Garden dates for 2014 are  Sunday 25 May and Sunday 22 June; from 2 pm to 5.30 pm
Ken & Heather hope to see all old friends and visitors again as well as 'first visitors'.


Published: 20/03/2014
The Horticultural Society Committee is delighted to report their mid-March supper seemed to be a success!  The Hall was completely full with hopeful vegetable growers admiring the spring flowers on the tables, hoping to win one of the lovely raffle prizes, buying Beverley's excellent plants, tucking into food and wine, and finally settling back into the new and very comfy chairs to listen to our speaker.  The Chairman introduced Mark Saunders, Head Gardener at Fittleworth House, near Petworth, who gave us very helpful informative advice on vegetable growing, with excellent slides of his walled kitchen garden;  he answered questions and gave a very enjoyable talk.  We are expecting a record number of entries in the Annual Show, Saturday 2nd August!

Lindsey Waddington


Published: 14/03/2014
Be aware of any emails you may receive purporting to come from NICE!  Several people in the village have received these nasty, sick emails which tell the recipient that a a blood sample referred to them is confirmed as having cancerous cells and they should contact their GP immediately.  They are accompanied by a table of blood counts and an attachment which should not be opened under any circumstances.  The warning has already been posted on the NICE website.   Read More...

Published: 12/03/2014

ESCC have confirmed that with effect from 1st April 2014 the start time at which concessionary bus pass holders can use their pass on weekdays will change from 9am to 9:30am.  This brings East Sussex into line with national rules. 

Parish Council Clerk


Published: 08/03/2014

Sussex Police
Wealden Neighbourhood Policing Team
 There has been 2 burglaries in Crowborough overnight on the 27th February. On both occasions entry was forced and items stolen. Items taken include a Mac computer and 5 guitars. We would like to hear from anyone that has any information regarding these stolen items, and you can contact us on 101 and quoting 1523 28/02


Published: 08/03/2014

We have been advised that another group in the community has recently arranged an event that conflicts with the 'Swishing Evening' event on March 21st. that was added to the Village Calendar, posted on the web site Latest News panel some weeks ago as well as being advertised in the March issue of the Parish Magazine. 
In keeping with our statement on the Home Page, that can be clearly seen above this panel, Hadlow Down Online reserve the right not to publicise or endorse this new event in the Village Calendar or as an article on the Latest News panel.
The admin team of Hadlow Down Online would always wish to promote and encourage community cohesion, communication and fairness and view the arranging of events without reference to, or deference to, the Village Calendar extremely disrespectful of all other Village Groups and 'anti-community'.  We would urge all village  viewers to support the 'Swishing Evening' on March 21st.  over any other event they may see advertised elsewhere


Published: 06/03/2014

Your community Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator has been informed of the theft of ladders from a barn in the Five Chimneys Lane area of the village.   Various single stage ladders were stolen sometime during the last few days.  There are no identifying marks on the ladders but if you are offered cheap ladders or know of, or have seen anything suspicious contact the police using the 101 service.


Published: 27/02/2014
HD Do IT Club is now open every Friday in school term times from 2.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. at St. Mark’s School IT Suite in School Lane and is offering even more diverse IT help for adults than the basic computing that has had popular support previously.  If you want to learn to use some of the other office applications that are sitting there on your computer unloved we can probably help.  Publisher for producing leaflets, flyers, booklets, invitations, etc.  Excel for spreadsheets simple bookkeeping etc.   Access for creating and using databases.  Powerpoint for creating visual displays etc.  All conducted in a social and fun atmosphere.  All adults are welcome.  Phone 01825 830661 for more details.
The Club is run on a ‘Drop-In’ basis.  Just turn up on any Friday in school term times. There is NO charge for villagers for the tuition – there is just a £2.50 donation to school funds to cover consumables and the tea/coffee and biscuits!

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The September Flower Festival and Art Show held with the Autumn market in the Church and School complex was a huge success raising over £2000 toward the Spire Re-Shingling Fund


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