Christmas at Wilderness Wood

We are delighted that Sussex Coffee Trucks will be joining us: 3rd to 6th December and 10th to 13th December, serving artisan coffee, hot chocolate and treats! Weekends are looking very busy as always and we have a booking system in place to ease crowds, but Hadlow Downers are very welcome any time (especially if you are coming on foot)!
Why not come on a Thursday or Friday for a Latte & chat once lock-down has lifted?
We also have decorations and gifts made by local artists and members for sale from The Hatch and courtyard stall. Oh, and Christmas Trees – we have quite a lot of those for sale too!

WDC Rubbish Collection Dates for Christmas Period

All collection dates will be on our website and we will be sending out calendars to anybody who requests a hard copy
If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
We would appreciate any assistance you are able to give to help spread the word and keep residents informed.
Many thanks
Yours sincerely
Julie Goodwin | Waste Management Officer
Waste Management, Wealden District Council
01323 443322 |
recycling@wealden.gov.uk

Council Offices | Vicarage Lane | Hailsham | East Sussex | BN27 2AX

Hadlow Down and Coronavirus

As yet, it’s unclear to what extent Coronavirus will affect our community.  Some of us may catch it, others not.  For some, the effects are said to be similar to seasonal flu, however the effects of this virus might be greater to those of us who are elderly or have underlying health issues.
We must all be mindful of NHS advice and the recommendation to self-isolate if we show these symptoms or have been in contact with someone who shows symptoms (see the NHS link below).

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We are fortunate in that Hadlow Down is a supportive community and as a village many of us tend to know our neighbours even if they are several fields away.  During this time, especially as people start to self-isolate, it is important that as neighbours we maintain phone contact.  If you know of a neighbour who lives alone or neighbours who have little support in the local area, please take the time to make contact and to offer your support making sure that you are mindful of NHS guidance regarding visiting those that are vulnerable.If you need help or you can help then the following are happy to receive a call and to co-ordinate activities:-

Eddie Westfield           01825 830661
Rachel Lewis                 07714 006834
Vicky Richards             01825 830256
Janet Tourell                01825 830478

Eddie Westfield can also be contacted on webadmin@hadlowdown.com.

This is joint communication on behalf of the Community, Neighbourhood Watch, St Mark’s Church and the Parish Council.  Please keep an eye on this web page as the list co-ordinators maybe updated.

Additional information about Coronavirus can be found on the www.gov.uk website link below:-

https://www.gov.uk/search/all?keywords=coronavirus+adviceHYPERLINK “https://www.gov.uk/search/all?keywords=coronavirus+advice&order=relevance”&HYPERLINK “https://www.gov.uk/search/all?keywords=coronavirus+advice&order=relevance”order=relevance

Wings to Fly

Help for local young people with mental health and well-being problems
Wings to Fly are very pleased to announce that our application for a grant has been successful and we have received £4,115 from the Sussex Community Foundation. This will enable us to support St Mark’s CEP School and the local community with mental health and wellbeing issues during this Covid-19 outbreak. Families who feel they could benefit from this opportunity are invited to contact the School’s office in the first instance on 01825 830375.
The Trustees
Wings to Fly
Reg Charity No:118309
The support of regular donations allows us to demonstrate a strong commitment from the school community. If you are a ble to make a regular (or one off) donation you can do so directly through our donations page kindlink.com/fundraising/wings-to-fly/2563 or via our page on the school website.

Hadlow Down Village Small Businesses


The effect of the economic fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic on small businesses in our community has created hardship in many cases.
As all users of the Hadlow Down Facebook Group pages are aware in order to protect the pages from being swamped by business advertising to the detriment of general social interaction admin does not allow any advertising but, as the Facebook page was set up as a service to the whole community including those having small businesses based in the village, it is felt that in these extremely unusual and hard times it would be appropriate to do something to help without compromising the group policy on advertising.
As from immediately the group Admin will offer any small business, sole trader etc. actually based in Hadlow Down village (those who have a Hadlow Down landline number or other proof) a ‘Showcase’ post on the village Facebook page once every month.
Continue reading “Hadlow Down Village Small Businesses”

Drones over Village Properties


The Parish Council were recently made aware that sightings and reports of a drone flying over properties in the village were causing concern to some residents.  The PC has looked into the legislation surrounding drones and have issued the following message:

DRONES

There have been a couple of incidents recently of a drone being flown around the centre of the village which is causing residents concern about both privacy and intent.  If you are the owner of that or any other drone, please be aware of the Civil Aviation Air Navigation Act which governs the use of drones and follow these guidelines:

  • Do not to fly your drone over a congested area, and,
  • Never fly the drone within 50 metres of a person, vehicle or building not under your control or ownership.

WDC Food Providers Register

Wealden District Environmental Health Team has drawn up a register of food businesses continuing to provide takeaway and delivery services in Wealden and Rother.  It includes contact details and food hygiene ratings.
Hadlow Down Online has edited the document to show only those locations within a reasonable distance from Hadlow Down.
C;ick here to see document
Wealden Food Directory
The full list document can be found in the Wealden District Council web site