Suspicious Van Activity in the Village

Neighbourhood Watch Alert!
A resident has reported a series of suspicious looking vehicles entering and leaving his drive in the Wilderness Lane / Riverside area of the village recently.
The most recent being yesterday, Wednesday 6th. June at 2.10 pm a white Vauxhall larger type van Reg. No. KT17LXC driver wearing a Hi-Vis orange jacket. Could possibly be a courier/delivery person who had lost his way but was considered suspicious?
And today the 7th. June a smaller white Vauxhall Combi van Reg. No. DV53HKC. The driver had a beard and was in mid 30s, the passenger estimated at mid 20s both acting extremely suspiciously and described as ‘scruffy’.
Please be especially alert over the coming days and weeks as these people may be reconnoitring houses and outbuildings prior to break-ins.

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Pop Up Supper Club at the Pavilion

The Playing Field Committee are pleased to announce that the first of this years Pop Up Suppers will be a Polish themed menu. In fact you might say we are “supper” excited!

Please join us at the Playing Field Pavilion from 7pm on Friday 15th June. A three course meal will be served for £15 per person.  Bring your own wine and beer.

The Pavilion is a lovely setting especially when it is  transformed for the evening into a convivial pop up restaurant.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Call Glenys on 01825 830857.


Horticultural Society Annual Show

The Horticultural Society has published the Classes for the Annual Show, to be held on Saturday 4th August 2018 in the Village Hall.

The Show is open to both members and non members of the Society. Categories include Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Craft, Art, Photography and Poetry. Also included are Junior Classes.

Entry forms and fees to be handed in BEFORE Friday 3rd August.

For all the details please see our page, here.

Open Gardens are back!

Please join us on Saturday 16th June 12:00pm – 5:00pm

After the successful launch of the Open Gardens Project last year during the Celebrate Festival its back! With even more gardens for you to view. Teas will be served all afternoon at both Hadlow Lodge, Wilderness Lane and Springwell Cottage, Hall Lane.

The Gardens
The Corner Cottage, Wilderness Lane
Hardly Beacon, Wilderness Lane
Hadlow Lodge, Wilderness Lane
Gyll Hope Farm, Wilderness Lane
Rose Cottage, Hall Lane
Springwell Cottage, Hall Lane
Hastingford Lodge, Hastingford Lane

Entry is £5 per person, payable at the first garden you visit. Children under 16 free. Look out for the balloons at the entrance to each garden.

All proceeds will go to the Alzheimers Society and Engage Charity.


Fly Tipping in Tinkers Lane!!

During the early hours of this morning (1/6/18 c. 1 am) someone dumped a large amount of rubbish in the lane. Such a large amount in fact that the lane was completely blocked and police were called. A private CCTV about 300 metre north of the site could only catch the image of a large white van and unable to capture the number plate. It is thought that the culprits were taking advantage of the general ambient noise coming from preparations for the weekend in Tinkers Park to cover their activities. Any information please direct to police on 101 and/or let the village Neighbourhood Watch know on 01825 830661

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Hadlow Down Village Hall in association with the ENGAGE charity present
Cert  15

After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son’s growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for “Winnie-the-Pooh” and “The House at Pooh Corner,” published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England.

Saturday 16th. June – 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Refreshments available throughout – ice cream at the interval!.  Bring your own bottle of wine – glasses supplied.

A donation of £6 per ticket please.  Book ahead or come on the door
Contact Janet 01825 830478 or Rachel 01825 830494

The Big Village Party 2

The Village Fayre Committee are proud to be hosting the second Big Village Party at the Playing Field.

The Party will start at 4pm on Saturday 30th June and will finish at Midnight. Our aim is to embrace the young and old of the
village and to help with this the School will be curating a festival area for the young which will be running from 4pm.

After 3 brilliant years bringing you the Village Fayre from Tinkers Park, we bid a fond farewell and are enjoying settling back into our original home at The Playing Field in the heart of our village.

The Playing Field is a beautiful setting and its ours, the Villages’ and we love it! It’s got loads of space for us to run around and offers a stunning outlook for the Marquees.

Like last year we will bring you fantastic live music from 5pm with a diverse line up, again something for all tastes. Stay in touch here and on the Village Website for the confirmed line up announcements. A full schedule with timings will be
published shortly before the festival.

Our aim is to provide a range of delicious food and drink using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. There will be a delicious barbecue, with gourmet burgers and salad.
Vegetarian options including pesto and halloumi burgers, a vegetarian curry and more! Meal tickets will be
sold at the event or before with a discounted price for groups/ families.
If you would like to pre-buy meal tickets please contact
Mandy on 01825 830916
or Glenys on 01825 830857
no later than Monday 25th June.

We hope you will embrace the Festival vibe! Our inspiration this year is all the colours of the rainbow and we hope you will embrace all that brings. We plan to party whatever the weather so dust off your sequins,get creative with your make-up and outfit! We positively encourage fancy dress…so get your thinking caps on. Let’s dress up and dance!


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The Ghost Train Postponed

It is with great regret that Hadlow Down Variety Club, following in the best tradition of British Rail, must announce that the Ghost Train scheduled to run on 4th. & 5th May has had to be postponed.  One of our lead actors has suddenly fallen ill and will need a long period of recovery and we all wish him well.   Being so close to the performance date finding someone to take the part on is not an option but the director and cast having already put so much work into what will be a great local theatrical production are determined that the show is not cancelled but just postponed.   The new dates are November the 23rd. & 24th.   The good news is that there may be more seats available!  Watch this space!!
For all ticket queries and to book for the November dates ring:
Glenys on 01825 830857