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Welcome to the Hadlow Down website. Many of our village clubs and societies have their own pages within the site.   You will need to register as a user to be able to fully participate in the forums etc. and some of the site pages.  In common with other web sites that use 'Open Source' software we have recently encountered problems  with hundreds of false 'phishing' registration attempts. For the time being to register with the site and be included in the Neighbourhood Watch circulation list and Newsletter please send a request to webadmin@hadlowdown.com with a valid email address and telephone contact number. 
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.

Since upgrading the site we have been experiencing a few problems with some of the features.   The most inconvenient of these has been with the 'Drop-Down' Menu bar above, please be assured we are working to repair this.  If you cannot see the pages you want or experience any difficulty navigating to the various site pages then please use the Menu links in the panel down the left hand side of this page.  You can return to the Home page from any other by clicking on the Hadlow Down header and picture at the top of the page.  We are also in the process of updating other features of the site.  Please bear with us while these changes are being made.  

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4th July 2014 The draft minutes from the Parish Council meeting on 1st July have now been added to the agenda and minutes part of the PC section of the website.
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26th June 2014
The agenda for the Parish Council meeting on 1st July has been added to the agenda and minutes part of the PC section of the website
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6th June 2014
The draft minutes for the Parish Council meeting on 3rd June have now been added to the agenda and minutes part of the PC section of the website
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27th. May 2014
A new Variety Club Photo Gallery page added to the site.
The Mamma Mia! Murder album has been added Courtesy of Richard Boswell and we will add others as we receive the images.
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23rd May 2014
The draft minutes of the Extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council held on the 21st May have now been added to the agenda and minutes part of the PC section of the website.
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12th May 2014.
The draft minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council held on the 6th May have now been added to the agenda and minutes part of the PC section of the website.
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Published: 16/07/2014
The September Parish Council meeting will now be held on Tuesday 9th September at 7pm in the Village Hall Committee Room, rather than on the previously advertised date of Tuesday 2nd September.   

Published: 07/07/2014

The playing field Committee have published the official News Release regarding the £62,465 lottery award.

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Or click here to go to the Playing Field page on this site.


Published: 07/07/2014
Wonderful news, we’ve protected our bees! 

Yesterday Syngenta withdrew their controversial application to allow their banned bee-killer pesticides back on UK fields. ]Owen Paterson, the environment minister, sided with Syngenta. But the decision was deemed so toxic that it was brought all the way up to the Prime Minister and his cabinet to discuss.The day before the big meeting, the huge people-powered petition signed by over 200,000 of us was delivered to the PM’s desk. And on the morning of the meeting, hundreds of us swarmed on Downing St to confront the ministers as they arrived.


Published: 07/07/2014

Now that the ESCC Broadband Team has been advised by Openreach that all three Hadlow Down cabinets are 'live' everyone should be able to order faster broadband from their ISP within the next two weeks at longest, regardless of which ISP they use.   If you're still having problems please let us know and we will keep the pressure momentum going.  The saga of 'Superfast Broadband' arriving in Hadlow Down may also be of interest as an historical item to future community generations so also let's have all your broadband feedback and stories so that we can preserve them in one file.


Published: 07/07/2014

I received the following email from Katy Thomas on Saturday morning:

Dear Mr Westfield

I am pleased to let you know that I have heard from Openreach today that the two remaining cabinets went live late yesterday (Friday).

Communications providers (ISPs) have been notified, but please be aware that it can take up to two weeks for ISPs to update their records so that they can start to provide services to customers, although many do so earlier.  We will update our own rollout table within the next couple of weeks too.

I understand that her warning about some ISPs taking longer than others to update their systems/records is evident but Faster Broadband is now available via all the cabinets serving Hadlow Down.



Published: 07/07/2014

The Village Fayre committee recently had a working party to sort out equipment and signage. We are now busy making sure that everything is in good order for September. We already have a number of stall holders, but can always accommodate more. If you are interested in having a stall or advertising in our programme please contact us on HadlowDownVillageFayre@live.co.uk”


Published: 06/07/2014
Wednesday 9th July car excursion to Turner’s House, Turner’s Green, just the other side of Heathfield.  Itis a delightful two thirds of an acre country garden of lush, densely planted, colour-themed shrubaceousborders, developed and maintained by the owners, battling against the combined challenges of exposure and drought. It includes a Catenary rose walk leading to a summerhouse, displaying photos showing the development of the garden, scrubbed birch grove and a small underplanted orchard. If you would like to join us please contact Heather by email. heathermines2@hotmail.com   

Published: 27/06/2014

Normally webadmin does not pass on appeals from pressure groups via the Latest News pages but restricts them to the Forum or individual Blogs as many would agree that there are always two sides to every story.   But occasionally one appeal is received that is so compelling in its importance to all our lives that it's hard to resist.  This is a community site so if any one has an objection to the following being on the Latest News page please let us know and we will consider removing it.


Published: 23/06/2014

Following a number of complaints to the East Sussex Broadband Team from residents and representation at a meeting of Action In Rural Sussex  from the Hadlow Down Online editor regarding the roll out of Superfast Broadband and the Hadlow Down Celebratory Event the ESCC Broadband Team has issued the following statement for distribution to all members of the community.


Published: 22/06/2014
HD Do IT  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.  We can also help with writing CV's and job application letters etc.
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!

Published: 21/06/2014

Published: 21/06/2014

Published: 21/06/2014
There's just over a week left for our Special Constable recruitment and we'd like your help to generate further interest for the role in Wealden. If you think you might be interested, or know someone who might be, take a look at the Sussex Specials website: http://www.sussexspecials.com/ 
Right now, there are hundreds of people from all walks of life doing the right thing for their community. Highly trained, wearing the same uniform and with the same powers as regular police officers, Special Constables volunteer for a minimum of 16 hours a month - but they carry the skills and experience they gain with them all the time. 
Come and work with us in Wealden and make a real difference!
This message was sent by Gareth Hollister @NPT_Coordinator

Published: 21/06/2014

A  temporary closure of Nan Tucks Lane, Buxted is starting this coming Monday 23rd. June until the expected completion of works on the 15th September.
The work is to be done in two phases:
Phase 1:  U7505 Limes Lane, Buxted, from its junction with U7504 Framfield Road to its junction with U7863 Orchard Lane
Phase 2:  U7864 Nan Tucks Lane, Buxted from its junction with U7863 Orchard Lane to its junction with U7403 Etchingwood Lane


Published: 18/06/2014


The playing Field Committee have received a grant of £62465 of Lottery funding from Sport England to install underground drainage for the playing field.

As you know, this work is essential (and long overdue) in order to make the field suitable for use in the winter and spring. When completed, it will push forward the New Community Centre Project. Many thanks to Bob Lake who did all the hard work in obtaining this fantastic sum. More details and full press release soon!
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2013 Pantomime - and yet another huge Variety Club success!


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High Speed Broadband Celebratory Event?
Take Care Online By John on Mar 4 2014
I'll save my excitement until it happens.

Update on Status of Web Site
Editors Notes By Eddie on Feb 5 2014
As many will have realised the web site has suffered some technical problems over the past six months or so and needs upgrading.

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Mower Repairs and Servicing
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After having a bad experience with a local business that counts many in Hadlow Down and Buxted as long standing customers, I looked around for a second opinion on the mower that had served me reliably for many years

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