Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Conformance status
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.  HadlowDown.Com is partially conformant with WCAG level AA.  Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

We welcome your feedback.  Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers by contacting the Parish Clerk who will raise the problem with the website administrator.  In particular, we would like to hear from you if you know of anyone who would like to access this website but cannot do so because they are blind.

Phone: 01825 760103


Browser enabled keyboard interaction – With browser interaction switched on, website navigation is possible using the tab, shift-tab, enter and scroll keys for paging up and down.  Focus moves down the page initially moving through each item on the navigation bar before progressing through each object on the page itself.  When focus highlights an object, it can be selected by using the enter key.

Page titles – The website has page titles in the browser header that provides orientation to for visitors using browser speech readers.

Browser speech readers – The website content is accessible for browser speech readers.  As the navigation bar is present on every page this is re-read for every page visited before the speech reader reads the page content.

Images described with Alt text – Digital images are not elaborated with Alt text labels enabling the pictures to be described by the speech reader e.g. ‘image showing a firework’. The website has minimal digital content and the lack of text labels for does not detract from the usability and utility of the website.

Adobe Reader – Documents can be viewed and expanded in Adobe Reader.

Content designed to cause harm – There is no user control over content displayed on the website. The website contains no content or animation embedded in the pages that is likely to trigger a seizure or physical reaction.

September 2020


Chris and Anne Yarrow have created a 125 square metre natural swimming pond in their garden at Huggetts Furnace Mill, Stonehurst Lane. They are opening it up for Hadlow Down residents in return for a small contribution to their daughter’s charity Doctors for Nepal. Free soft drinks if you walk or cycle from home.

The pond is about 20m long and about 1.2 metres /4 ft. deep (max.1.4 m. /4ft 8”). It is kept pure by circulating the water through gravel beds and by pond plants, so you won’t go home smelling of chlorine! Heated by solar panels, it usually has a temperature of about 21C to 25C(70F to 77F).

Rules: Use by prior arrangement only; all children to be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times; no dogs; civilised behaviour requested, and we reserve the right to ask visitors to leave.

Available for use between 10am and 6pm from 26th July until mid August To arrange a swim and get location instructions, please phone Chris and Anne on 01825 831972, or email


Calendar & Events

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We hope you can join us for the next Village Pub Quiz at the New Inn. Teams of 4 are required, entry is £5 per head. Refreshments are served halfway through the questions and the winning team chooses which local cause to support by donating their winnings! New Inn, Main Road, Hadlow Down
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 Hadlow Down
 Village Hall
 St Marks School
 Playing Field
 Tinkers Park
 The New Inn
 Cricket Pavilion
 Wilderness Wood
 St Marks Church
 Variety Club

Playing Field

The Playing Field is a registered charity (No. 270069) and is supported by fund-raising, charges and Websitedonations.

It’s run by a committee of trustees with much help from our friends and volunteers.

The land is leased from Hadlow Down Parish Council.

Contacts  Nigel Harrison – Chairman
Telephone 01825