Message to all dog owners

The Parish Council has received complaints about owners not picking up their dog’s faeces.  Despite the majority of people kindly clearing up after their dogs, there is a very small minority who are either leaving the offending item where it has been deposited or placing it in a bag and leaving it hanging in the hedgerow.  This is especially a problem in Wilderness Lane which makes it very unpleasant for residents and is a health hazard.

For those who leave the item on verges it can be a very unpleasant experience when the owner comes to cut back the vegetation.

Can owners please either place the dog’s faeces in the dog bins provided at the Village Hall and at the playing field or take it home with them.

Thank you for your support in solving this issue.

Hadlow Down Parish Council

Local PCSO to attend Parish Council meeting

From Councillor Michael Lunn
The Parish Council is looking forward to hear from our local PCSO Sue Choppin from Sussex Police regarding local crime issues. Meeting starts at 7pm tomorrow  (6th. December) in the Committee Room of the Village Hall.
All parishioners welcome

Local Theft Alert!

I need to make everyone aware that I have been informed there has been a spate of high value thefts in our area this includes high value vehicles, quad bikes, utility vehicles and high value tools (chainsaws, strimmer’s). Last night in the early hours 5 properties in the Blackboys area had items stolen including a range rover. Two men in balaclavas were caught on CCTV. They also appear to be targeting large rural properties. Other thefts have also happened within the Parish in the last two weeks.
This appears to be co-ordinated and organised crime, please be aware and ensure high value items are not on show, and locked away, and please be vigilant in any suspicious behaviour especially around the rural lanes (as this is how they are moving around) and please report to Sussex Police. Make sure CCTV is working and cameras are clear. Do not approach. Try to capture any vehicle details although I am told the gang are using false plates.
Residents may also be interested that our local PCSO Sue Choppin is attending our next Parish Council meeting on 5th December.
If and when I get more updates from Sussex Police I will update the post.
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West Hadlow?

Hello all.
According to the 1891 census there was once, and possibly still is, a house in Hadlow Down called ‘West Hadlow’. It could have had a name change in the last 100 years? Presumed to be west of ‘Hadlow’ (Now called Hadlow House) The Village Trust would appreciate any information or leads as to what happened to it.
Many thanks to anyone who can help.

Bonfire Celebrations 2023

The Timetable Of Events for the Bonfire Celebrations on 4th. November are as follows:

Time Details
18:00 Gates open to the public for Bar and BBQ
19:15 Procession starts to form up outside the New Inn
19:30 Torchlit procession departs the New Inn
and proceeds down Hut Lane and then right
along the footpath to Waghorns Lane.
Turning left into Waghorns Lane, the procession
will turn right into School Lane and proceed
to the entrance of the Playing Field.
19:45 The Traditional Cry will be recited and
torches cast into the bonfire
20:45 Firework finale commences
(duration not exceeding 10 min)
23:00 Bar closes and the site is secured for the night

All times are approximate and subject to change.Very Important Safety Information:
No children under the age of 16 are permitted to carry torches.
Do not carry small children on your shoulders if you are a torch bearer.
Wear appropriate flame retardant clothing.
Sturdy waterproof footwear is advisable.
No animals are permitted at the Playing Field or as part of the procession.
Observe the Marshal’s instructions at all times.
Bring a torch (one of those modern battery-powered things – not fire!) for your journey home.
There is NO PARKING at the Playing Field, Where possible leave your car at home. Do not park on the pavement in School Lane, This restricts pedestrian access.