News from the New Village Hall Committee

As you know we are now in the process of applying for grant funding towards the cost of building our New Village Hall. We are also in the early stages of planning some exciting fundraising events, watch this space!

As part of our ongoing efforts we are pleased to announce that we now have a JustGiving page. This means that you will be able to support us through your own fundraising efforts or simply by making a donation directly to us.

Our application for Gift Aid status is in progress. Donating through Gift Aid means charities like us and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It will not cost you any extra.

You can read all about it over on the New Village Hall Website

News from St.Mary’s, Buxted

ST MARY’S,  BUXTED VILLAGE welcome all from Hadlow Down to join them at the OPEN DAY & CRAFT FAIR 16/05/20 (mid-day to 6pm)

This year’s event will again be a joint effort with the Claude Jessett Trust (Tinker’s Park). The steam miniature railway will be giving rides in the Top Field, where there will be a Beer & Wine Tent, BBQ and a Bouncy Castle.

The Craft Fair will be bigger and better this year, and will extend into the Hall Garden and Church surrounds.  Both Parish schools will have stalls, along with lots of interesting exhibitors and people selling bric-a-brac and vintage goods.

The craft theme is continued in the car park area, where there will be a working forge and demonstrations of woodland crafts. Wally the Steam Engine will be in place, together with his lovingly restored Edwardian living van.

The church itself will be looking its best, with a special flower display and our organist playing between 2.00 and 3.00.

Horticultural Society Spring Dates


The Horticultural Society’s AGM  in the Village Hall on Tuesday, 17th March at 10.00 am has been cancelled due to ‘self isolation’advice concerning the corono-virus.

Membership for 2020 is now due. As Barbara Ball has retired as Membership Secretary please contact Kathy Cracknell for a membership card on 01825 830616 or email:

The Spring Supper on Wednesday, 22nd April has been cancelled due to ‘self isolation’advice concerning the corono-virus.

Latest Lottery Results

Lottery winners Update – last draw – Christmas Market 2019:

Paul Presler (prize £161)
Bill Hunter (prize £121)
Bob Spencer (prize £35)

We are delighted that some of our winners have chosen to donate their winnings to our fundraising efforts – our thanks to them.

As you know we are now Fundraising in earnest for the first phase of building costs. We estimate we will require in the region of £1.2mto complete the build. The Community Centre Lottery will be one of many ways we hope to achieve this figure. There are three draws annually: at the Spring Market, the Village Fayre and the Christmas Market. If you would like to join the Lottery Club and contribute towards building our new centre please contact me and I will send you details.
Janet Tourell – Email:

The Spring Market.

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 virus the Hadlow Down Spring Market that was to be held on on Saturday, 21st March has had to be cancelled
Please watch these pages for details of rearranged fayres/markets later in the year