WDC Proposed Local Plan

You have the opportunity to say whether Wealden District Council’s Proposed Local Plan has been correctly drawn up and is sound, based on the evidence.

In this stage of the Local Plan process, the representations you make will be forwarded to an independent planning inspector. This is known as the Representations Stage.  It takes place from Monday 13 August until Monday 8 October, 2018.



Duck Road Casualty

Story from the Eastbourne Herald
A road casualty duck had to be admitted earlier this week from Curtain Hill Hadlow Down. The poor creature was found around midnight so rescuers attended and found the duck had some road burn and a few puncture wounds which were cleaned up back at WRAS’s hospital. Continue reading “Duck Road Casualty”

Open Air Theatre at the Playing Field

‘Oberon’s Cure’
The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company production for 2018 It will be coming to Hadlow Down Playing Field on 11th. August.
‘Oberon’s Cure’ is based on Titania’s accusation in Act Two, Scene 1 of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ that her husband Oberon has had an affair with ‘this bouncing Amazon’, Hippolyta, and is therefore an imagined prequel to Shakespeare’s play. It is basically about an old man who is not capable of resisting a beautiful young woman.
For more information and to book:-

Film Night at the Village Hall

Hadlow Down Village Hall in association with the ENGAGE charity present.
                                                                    Cert 12
Enchanting, Funny, Brilliant ActingExtraordinary true story of Queen Victoria’s late in life friendship with her Indian servant and how it altered her perception of a changing world.Director: Stephen Frears      Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Michael Gambon
Saturday, 18th August – Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30pmRefreshments available throughout – ice cream at the interval! Bring your own bottle of wine. A donation of £6 per ticket please. Book ahead or come on the door
Contact Janet 01825 830478 or Rachel 01825 830494

Annual Horticultural Society Show

From Kathy Cracknell:
Here it is agImage may contain: one or more people and flowerain, the Annual Flower Show, and again the weather has thrown everything at us gardeners. Hopefully this ‘little bit of rain’ has freshened up the flower and vegetable plots so that we can all enter something.The Hall opens at 8.30am for produce/artwork/craft to be brought along and closes at 10.am NO LATE ENTRIES………. PLEASE!! Continue reading “Annual Horticultural Society Show”

Parish Picnic next Sunday!

By popular demand, the Church is re-introducing the tradition of having a Parish Picnic.

It will take place next Sunday, 5th August, from 3.30pm at Gill Hope Farm, Wilderness Lane, Hadlow Down, TN22 4HU. There will be plenty of parking spaces available. Please do come along and support this wonderful initiative.

We aim to combine an informal opportunity to get together with raising funds for the parish.

You should bring your own picnic, drinks, rugs or chairs. There will be lots to do, including walks in the woods, swimming pool to cool off if it is still hot, Bat and Trap, Petanque, and a sausage sizzle.

If you need more information, please contact Father John or else email pic-nic@bhdchurches.org.uk


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 yarrow@hmill.plus.com.


“Appalling” Bin Emptying Service

From Uckfield FM

Wealden District Council has brought in a temporary contractor to clear a number of recycling Bring Sites in the community this week.
“The Service we are receiving for Kier at the moment is appalling and there is no immediate prospect of that getting significantly better. The problems are extended through-out Wealden,” Councillor Roy Galley, Cabinet member for Waste and Recycling told Cabinet (Wednesday).

Continue reading ““Appalling” Bin Emptying Service”

“Close Pass of a Horse”

Op Crackdown has recently added a new reporting category – “Close pass of a horse” to look to evidence an increasing amount of near miss reports that are received. This category is in addition to the “Close pass of a Cyclist” which has been in place for a year now. As with all reports to Op Crackdown – you will need the registration number of the vehicle concerned and ideally some form of corroborative evidence such as helmet cam.

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about an incident pleasecontact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org