A Taste of Sport

Come and join the children of St Mark’s as they take part in ‘A Taste of Sport’ on Friday, 17th June (3.00 pm) on the Hadlow Down Playing Field. More info to follow in June.

Dog Faeces in the Playing Field

If you are a dog owner are you worthy to be called a member of the Hadlow Down community!
Parents are advised to be vigilant when supervising their children in the play area of the Village Playing Field.  There have recently been a number of reports of dog fouling in the village amenity where a dog owner/s is committing an offence by not immediately picking up and taking away their dog’s faeces .
On Sunday the 17th. April a 4  year old child came into contact with a considerable amount of mess left in the play area.  The parents say that they would like to thank the people in the New Inn for helping to clean the child up and console him.
It is an offence under the the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 not to pick up dog faeces. and anyone witnessing the offence can report it to Wealden District Council.
If you see a dog owner allowing their dog to foul and not picking it up please note down as many details as you can that might help us to identify them.  The following information is needed to commence an investigation:

  • date and time of incident
  • location of incident
  • description of person in charge of the dog
  • description of the dog
  • name and/or address of person in charge of the dog

The current fixed penalty fine is £80. If a person refuses to pay they can be taken to the local Magistrates Court for the dog fouling offence and fined up to £1,000.

New Walking Cricket Club for over 55s

 

Are you aged 55+, wish you could play sport but not sure where to start?

Hadlow Down MWCC announce they are setting up an  indoor Walking Cricket ‘club’ at the Uckfield Leisure Centre. 

Starting on May 12th, their aim is to support restoring older peoples mental health and well being. Participants must be 55 or older and Hadlow Down residents will receive a very warm welcome.

Hadlow Down MWCC would like to encourage people to get in touch to find out more, or to simply drop into one of the weekly sessions to give Walking Cricket a try.

Please contact Peter Smyth for more details smyth594@gmail.com

Save our Village Fayre!

 

Sarah and Lally will be at the Village Hall on Friday evening, 25th February at 7.30 pm,  representing the dangerously near extinction Hadlow Down Village Fayre! If you are interested in saving our wonderful Fayre and could spare some time to support putting on an event we would love to see you there!

We are keen to attract groups of friends to join us as volunteers and we are on the look out for a new Chair, could it be you or do you know the perfect candidate?

If you would like more information or have any questions about what we are looking for please contact Sarah, thank you.

sarahprall@btinternet.com

Village Societies AGM this Friday !

All residents of Hadlow Down are warmly invited to join the Village Societies at their Annual General Meeting this Friday 25th February. The meeting will be held in The Village Hall, on Hut Lane, at 7.30pm.

The Chairs of each Association will give their Annual Report and present their accounts. In addition the societies will also appoint their officers for the coming year.  We will also be joined by a representative from St.Mark’s Church who will be giving an update on behalf of the Rector.

You will hear about all the current initiatives and have a chance to ask questions. Refreshments will be served and plus there is ample time to chat with various members of our Village societies as well as other residents.

 

Perhaps you have moved to Hadlow Down recently or would like to be more involved in what happens in the Village? Do come along you will be warmly welcomed.

Crowborough F.C. U11

Hadlow Down Playing Field is pleased to welcome Crowborough Athletic F.C. U11 players who will be using our pitch on Saturday and Sunday mornings throughout the 2021/22 season.

Village Bonfire and Fireworks

The village Bonfire and Fireworks Celebration wil take place on Saturday 6th. November

Huge bonfire, massive firework display, bar, food, toffee apples…
Torchlit procession from the New Inn to the Playing Field site at 7.30 pm.

Little Lily Harley

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company
Present
Little Lily Harley at The Cricket Field, Hadlow Down, East Sussex, Saturday 7th August at 7.30pm

‘Little Lily Harley’ is about Charlie Chaplin’s childhood in Lambeth. With a drunken but charismatic actor father who was rarely around & a beautiful young actress of a mother who had three children by different fathers, he had to learn along-side his big brother Sydney how to survive a very precarious existence. Sometimes fostered by other people, sometimes in a school for destitute children, sometimes separated from Sydney & sometimes living on the street (as a child!) he nevertheless managed to triumph over all this to become arguably the greatest film actor ever. Pete Talbot, the director, says, “When I wrote the play in 2019, I could not have known how apt it would be for today. The message of hope, triumph over pain, through the imagination and laughter, is really important for today.”

Adults (18 to 64) £19.00, Seniors (65+ & retired) £18.00, Students (18+ & in full time education) £13.00, Children (7 to 17) £10.00 & Families (any two adults or seniors & two children) £45.00.
Important: Visit the Rude’s Web Site to book and read full details of arrangements including Covid restrictions etc.
https://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk/book-tickets/
If you do not have a Paypal account
 –  use the credit or debit card ‘Check out as a guest’ option which is further down the page when you book & come to pay.
Online ticket sales close at 11.00pm the evening before the date of the show. This does not mean we are sold out. In these circumstances ring 01323-501260 to reserve tickets, or just come. We cannot guarantee, however, that you will get in, but worth a try.

Continue reading “Little Lily Harley”

Village Societies AGM

The AGM, due to be held in February, was postponed due to Covid-19 Restrictions. We are pleased to announce it has now been re-scheduled for 23rd July. Please come along to hear from your Village Societies, perhaps you are interested in volunteering or are new to the village? All are welcome, refreshments will be served. The meeting will be held at the Village Hall at 7.30 pm