Energy advice at Wealden District Council

WDC are running an ‘Energy Desk’ at their office in Hailsham during the following dates:

30/01/19 14:00 – 16:00

13/02/19 10:00 – 12:00

20/02/19 10:00 – 12:00

The aim is to help residents with bill checking, reviewing payment methods (pre-payment v DD), access to other services – including Priority Services Register, promoting awareness of unclaimed Warm Home Discount, energy efficiency education and fuelling of the home.

 They hope to reach as many people in Wealden as they can who may benefit from reducing their energy bills.


Road closure Tinkers Lane

There will be a temporary road closure on Tinkers Lane from the junction with the A272 Main Road to the junction with the B2239 Mayfield Flat from 30th-31st January 930-1530.

Gatwick consultation for sustainable future growth

Gatwick airport has unveiled a draft Master Plan for ongoing development and sustainable growth at the airport into the early 2030s.  The Plan shows how Gatwick is planning to do this, across three scenarios:

Using new technologies to increase capacity on Gatwick’s existing Main Runway;

A plan to bring the airport’s existing Standby Runway into routine use alongside the Main Runway;

Continuing to safeguard the land for an additional runway in the future, while not actively pursuing one now

A public consultation is live at and will include five public exhibitions in their local area.  The Consultation closes at 5pm on 10th January 2019.

Increased air traffic will have an impact in the skies over Hadlow Down and therefore effect villagers.  The Parish Council will be making a response to the consultation and would encourage villagers to respond as well.

Hadlow Down Parish Council Clerk


Road closure Shepherd’s Hill

On Monday 10th Dec. ESCC Highways will be carrying out drainage investigation works on Shepherd’s Hill, Buxted.  It will be closed to through traffic for 2 days (8am-4pm) from Nan Tucks Lane to Barn Lane.

Parish Council Clerk

Public Meeting









The Hadlow Down Community Centre Committee hope you will join them on Monday 3rd December in the Village Hall  from 7.30pm. They will be updating villagers on progress with the New Village Hall and next steps. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions and to see the most up to date plans.


A267 Road Closure – delayed by 2 days

The A267 Mayfield Road will be closed to through traffic between 8pm and 6am from Frog Hole Lane to the junction of B2102 Mayfield Flat from Sunday/Monday 25th/26th November for 9 nights.  The road will be open outside of the working hours.  ESCC Highways will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works.  If it rains the work may be delayed.

Remembering Our Heroes – Lottery Grant

National Lottery support for the PCC of Buxted and Hadlow Down to mark First World War Centenary.

This month the Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down has received a National Lottery grant of £10,000 for a project ‘Remembering our Heroes’ within the parish but mainly in the Hadlow Down area. Awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War then and now programme, the project will focus on paying tribute to the men and women from our community who bravely served their country during WW1, and also to the many millions of others who were killed or dreadfully wounded. On the 100th anniversary of this great and terrible struggle, we reflect upon the sacrifice of 1 million Commonwealth service men and women who were killed during the First World War. The project will also commemorate the huge army of men and women on the home front who, often in dangerous and exhausting conditions, underpinned the war effort – keeping the wheels of industry turning and bringing home the harvests from rural areas like Hadlow Down. “Thank You” to the First World War generation.
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Big Village Quiz & Curry Evening

Please join us for the BIG VILLAGE QUIZ & CURRY EVENING.


On Saturday 13th October starting at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Tickets are £10 per head and includes the price of your meal, teams of 8 are required. There will also be a bar.

To book your place please contact Glenys on 01825 830857 or Sarah 01825 839373.


Village Film Night – Good Bye Lenin

Hadlow Down Village Hall in association with the ENGAGE charity present.
In October 1989, right before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Alex Kerner (Daniel Brühl) is living with his mom, Christiane (Kathrin Sass), and sister, Ariane (Maria Simon). But when the mother, a loyal party member, sees Alex participating in an anti-communist rally, she falls into a coma and misses the revolution. After she wakes, doctors say any jarring event could make her have a heart attack, meaning the family must go to great lengths to pretend communism still reigns in Berlin.

LanguagesEnglish, German, Russian

Saturday, 20th  October
Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30pm
Refreshments 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