New Village Hall Update

Another big step towards having our new hall

Isn’t it fantastic when one receives good news?  At a recent meeting of Wealden’s Planning Committee (North) our project was granted full planning permission and unusually the consent will last for five years rather than the customary three.  So now we can turn our attention and efforts towards raising the princely sum of approximately £1.2 million.  Clearly, we don’t have anyone in the parish that has that sort of money lying around so we need to get busy applying to organisations such as Sport England, the Football Foundation, the Big Lottery Fund and several charitable trusts.  Also we might wish to consider organising some major fund-raising events. Continue reading “New Village Hall Update”

Fun Dog Show at The Village Fayre

The fantastic Hadlow Down FUN DOG SHOW is back!
Do come and join in on Saturday 20th July…with big thanks to our brilliant sponsors Windmill Feeds & Saddlery
Rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places plus treats from Windmill Feeds!
Classes will be judged by Deborah Pett, Veterinary Surgeon Cinder Hill Equine Clinic
Our timed Dog agility trials will be running all afternoon too!
Handlers can enter as many classes as they wish £1.50 per entry. See you and your four legged friends there!
All the information on classes can be found on the Village Fayre Page

Vandals Set Fire to School ‘Outdoor Classroom’

Many villagers may already be aware, that sadly some mindless individuals have intentionally set fire to St. Mark’s School ‘outdoor classroom’ area at SMILE Meadow. The school has informed the Police and the Fire Service and, at present, are thinking of how they can move forward to rebuild this area for the children. As this is a temporary structure, it is unfortunately not insured. Once the school has some ideas, they would like to call on all parents and the village community for any donations of materials and time to help us with its reconstruction.

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New Village Hall Planning Update

Given the delay being experienced with regard to our planning application for the new community centre/village hall, we would like to bring you up to speed with the current situation.

 Application WD/2018/2655/MAJ was submitted to the Wealden Planning Authority during the week beginning 3rd December 2018.  After some initial delay largely due to a requirement that we provide a Noise Assessment (Survey), the consultation period for the application opened during February and closed on 15th March 2019.  We received over 55 supporting statements/comments from Hadlow Down parishioners and users of both the existing hall and playing field. Continue reading “New Village Hall Planning Update”

A Message From a Prospective Parish Councillor

My name is Peter Weston. I decided to stand for election to Hadlow Down Parish Council after reading an article in the Parish Magazine that said the Parish Council was in danger of folding because too few local residents might put their names forward for election. As a firm believer in local democracy I do not want the Council to disappear so I decided that it is about time I became more involved with, and put something back into, the community in which I have lived for almost 32 years, particularly in relation to improving access (i.e. communications, utilites and public transport) and the environment. Continue reading “A Message From a Prospective Parish Councillor”

School Lane patching works 29th March 2019

ESCC Highways will be undertaking carriageway patching works on School Lane on Friday 29th March.  It will remain open with temporary traffic lights in place from 930am, these will be removed by school pick up time.

If you have any questions please ring 0345 60 80 193

Parish Council Clerk

Parish Assembly 16th April 2019

The Parish Council will be holding their Parish Assembly on Tuesday 16th April at 7pm at the Hadlow Down Village Hall.  Please join us to find out what the Parish Council have been up to in the last year and how they have spent your money.  You will have the opportunity to raise questions and join us and other villagers for drinks and nibbles after the meeting.  If you have any questions about the Parish Assembly please contact the Clerk on 01435 860959 or email: