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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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11th December 2014
The agenda for the Parish Council's extraordinary meeting on 15th December 2014 has been added to the agenda and minutes part of the PC section of the website.
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7th. December 2014
The Hadlow Down Horticultural Society has published its events Calendar for 2015 and it can be seen in the 'Latest News panel opposite.

6th December 2014
The minutes from the Parish Council meeting on 2nd December 2014 have been added to the agenda and minutes part of the PC section of the website. Click here to view 

25th November 2014
The draft minutes for the Parish Council meeting on 21st November 2014 have been added to the agenda and minutes part of the PC section of the website.
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7th November 2014
The draft minutes for the Parish Council meeting on 4th November 2014 have been added to the agenda and minutes part of the PC section of the website. Click here to view

24th October 2014
The draft minutes for the Parish Council meeting on 21st October 2014 have been added to the agenda and minutes part of the PC section of the website. Click here to view

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Published: 17/12/2014

Please respond to ESCC's Countryside Access Survey if you want your opinion regarding ESCC's rights of way and countryside sites taken into account.  The survey can be accessed through the following link: http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/countryside/futurecountrysideaccess.htm

Parish Council Clerk


Published: 17/12/2014

The funeral will take place this Thursday the 18th. December at 11 a.m. at Tunbridge Wells Crematorium of Reg Hunt, a great Hadlow Down character who many will know from his associations with  the Tinkers Park Steam Rallies and the Variety Club  All are invited to join the family in the Village Hall from 12.30 p.m.
Reg passed away on December the 3rd. at Haywards Heath hospital after a long illness.


Published: 16/12/2014

The Parish Council have just set up a twitter account and will be able to use this to update residents on information as the Clerk receives it, such as road closures etc.  If you would like to follow the Parish Council on twitter they appear under @hadlowdownpc

Parish Council Clerk


Published: 08/12/2014

The Horticultural Society have issued their provisional programme for 2015 kicking off with coffee and the  the AGM on Tuesday 13th.  January.  The committee welcomes all current and new members to this event.

The rest of the dates avialable at this time are as follows:_
Tuesday 13th January  AGM 10 am for 10.30.
Wednesday 18th March –Spring Supper.  Speaker Tom Hart Dyke
Saturday 9th May – Plant Sale 10 am – mid-day
Wednesday 24th June – Car outing to Follets Manor.
Tuesday 7th July – Coach Outing to Loseley Park Gardens. £25.00
Saturday 1st August -  Annual Flower Show, Village Hall
There is another outing in May either 16th or 17th – awaiting confirmation.
Also the Autumn Supper we are awaiting confirmation of date either 7th or 21st October.


Published: 07/12/2014

For the last five years the administrator and editors of Hadlow Down Online www.hadlowddown.com have been maintaining pages within the site on behalf of numerous clubs, societies, and other groups whose activities take place within the village.   Although help has always been available from the administrator and editors of the site for the committees of the groups to use the pages to promote their activities via notices, articles, features, photographs and archived documents including minutes etc. as well as giving the opportunity to attract new members it has been a constant struggle to obtain any information at all to add to or refresh the pages.  It has therefore been decided that as from 1/1/2015 all club, society and other group pages will be closed and basic activity and contact information will be condensed into one ‘Village Organisations’ page on the site. 


Published: 07/12/2014
Police have smashed a ruthless gang of fraudsters who preyed upon people in their own homes across the South East.


Published: 07/12/2014

Burglary update     
First of South East's most wanted burglary suspects arrested.
Max Nevin, 22, was arrested in Robertsbridge, East Sussex, after his name and photograph were published by Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Thames Valley Police as part of the hunt for a number of men who they believe could be responsible for dozens of break-ins across the region.


Published: 07/12/2014

Our first CHRISTMAS MARKET will be open on the 6th and 7th DECEMBER, 13th and 14th DECEMBER
Local artists and artisans who ll be selling their local food (sausages from pigs reared in the field across the road, cheeses, honey, fruit, cakes), knit-wear and other textile gifts  (from sheep reared nearby and knitted by the Friday morning craft group), gifts, decorations, toys and sculptures made from chestnut and willow, leaf art prints and originals by John Woodberry, tea-towels, cups and cards by village artist, Polly Faulkner-Bryant.  Lucy's Little Forest School will be selling essentials for outdoor life and running workshops for children to make their own decorations and cards.  The new owners will be there with mince-pies, mulled wine, a warming fire and a gift-wrapping service.


Published: 25/11/2014


Hadlow Down Village Hall in association with the ENGAGE charity present
A comedy drama Written by Ronald Harwood, Directed by Dustin Hoffman 
At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. 
Starring: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtney, Pauline Collins 
Monday, 29th December - 7.15pm for 7.30pm 
Refreshments available throughout – ice cream at the interval! 
£5 per ticket Book ahead or come on the door – claim your free glass of wine or juice with every booking! &   

Published: 25/11/2014
Would you like to help transform the life of someone with a disability?  We are looking for more people willing to take on the early training of a puppy that will one day do something amazing.  The East Sussex Canine Partners puppy training satellite is looking for volunteer puppy parents, who need to be able to attend weekly puppy classes.  Reasonable travel expenses will be covered and puppy food, toys, equipment, all veterinary costs and training is provided.

For further information on becoming a puppy parent email:
eastsussex@caninepartners.org.uk or visit caninepartners.org.uk/east_sussex.
Click here to read or download more information & Case Study


Published: 19/11/2014
A villager in School Lane has had in her garden a lost or stray cat since the end of August.  It arrived in a skinny state and since it came it spends a lot of its day in the garden and greenhouse. She has been in touch with Kit Wilson, which is visited each week, and has decided that although the cat is very friendly and will 'talk' to her, trying to catch it to see if chipped is not on at the moment. It is suspected that the cat is not local and was dumped.  If you have lost a cat of the description below or know of anyone who has please 'phone Sally on 01825 830568
Tortoiseshell short haired - coat browny black - with few ginger tufts -  white bib - four white paws - face 3/4 ginger - black over one eye.

Published: 27/10/2014

A mixed programme of festive repertoire including both sacred music and songs from the shows, duets and instrumental pieces: performances from voice, violin and piano. 

Friday 12th December, 7pm at Holy Cross Church, Uckfield
Tickets: £9.00
Complimentary refreshments during interval
'phone: 07944 992842 or email: nia.sarah.coleman@gmail.com

Published: 27/10/2014

(not quite twelfth night!)
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Hadlow Down Village Hall
Come and burn off some of those Christmas calories and have some fun with family and friends!
Entry tickets £5 per adult if bought in advance, £8 on the night
Children under 11 £2 in advance, £3 on the night
For tickets and further information please contact Vicky on 830256

Click here to view or download the full event flyer


Published: 15/10/2014

Now that the bird nesting season is over it is safe for people to cut back their hedges.  Some hedges have been growing madly and are now causing a danger for both pedestrians and vehicle users.  If you think yours is now a problem please help by cutting back any vegetation overhanging the roads or footpaths.  A 500mm (1'8") gap needs to be kept clear between the road side edge to the hedgerow. 


Published: 13/10/2014

  Interesting to see how many people are looking at our Village Web Site at 11.45 pm.!!!!!!!!!!


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