The following is an overview of what is happening in Hadlow Down during March.
Full details of times etc. can be found on: here:http://www.hadlowdown.com/calendar/calendar-events/?grid-list-to
The Timetable Of Events for the Bonfire Celebrations on 4th. November are as follows:
|Gates open to the public for Bar and BBQ
|Procession starts to form up outside the New Inn
|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.
|The Traditional Cry will be recited and
torches cast into the bonfire
|Firework finale commences
(duration not exceeding 10 min)
|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.
Please join us for a Vintage Tea Party from 3pm on Saturday 28th October.
Afternoon Tea will be served –
expect a cream tea, sandwiches and a delicious selection of cakes
Tickets are £15 and can be booked via the QR Code below
or by calling 01825 830857
There will also be bar!
Feel free to dress accordingly, see you there,
8 of 10 respondents to our village survey are in support of building a new Village Hall and Sports Pavilion at the Playing Field
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey and to share their views with us. The great news is we had 131 responses to our survey which means we have a good representative sample from the parish and user groups outside of the village. The full details of the survey and all the verbatim comments can be found on the HDCC website www.newvillagehall.co.uk
- 83% of respondents agree that Hadlow Down needs a new high quality Village Hall and Sports Pavilion for use by the whole community.
- The survey has given us plenty of evidence that supports the new proposal, particularly from a wealth of verbatim comments which are centred on the need for new modern facilities, improved access and a “community building’ for sports recreation, social events, education and entertainment.
- Usage of our current facilities has been very similar across both sites with the village hall being used quarterly or more by 46.6% of respondents and the Pavilion 46.1% respectively within the last year. Key reasons for this low usage has been cited as poor access, limited parking, poor toilets and changing facilities in worn out/old buildings.
- The survey data tells us that this usage would increase in the future with better facilities and a broader range of activities. Respondents want to continue with current social events but also want a New Village Hall and Sports Pavilion to provide the community with some new choices for both the old and young, such as baby and toddler groups, after school clubs, adult education classes, gardening club, community cinema, Information Technology, health and well-being, martial arts, sports coaching, art classes coffee hub, office hub etc. These make for an exciting new community space in the village.
- There is clear support from the village community with half of the people surveyed willing to provide their personal time to progress the project in some way, offering word of mouth support, helping with door to door distribution and helping with fundraising and organising events.
- On the other hand, there are still 17% against the proposal. Whilst these respondents currently have low usage of the current facilities their views are still important to us. Their key reasons for not supporting the proposal are that they state that the current facilities are already adequate and the new building would be too large and costly, as well as being concerned that it will bring more traffic and noise pollution to Hadlow Down. Whilst we recognise we may not change their views, we are committed to further consultation and communication for the whole community as we progress.
Continue reading “HDCC Survey Results”
The Rude Mechanicals return to the Paying Field on
The Cricket Field, School Lane, Hadlow Down TN22 4HY
Summer is here! And our successful Pop-up suppers return to the Pavilion at the Playing Field.
We hope you will join us for a 3-course meal in good company and raise funds for the Playing Field at the same time.
Bring your own drinks – everything else is provided.
When the weather is fine, tables are set out on the veranda.
If you have any special dietary requirement, please let us know when booking. To book please call Glenys on 01825 830857.
Three courses for £20.
- Friday, June 9th – Moroccan menu
- Friday, July 7th – Italian menu
- Friday, August 11th – Spanish menu
- Friday, September 15th – Indian menu
Following on from an inspection of the Playing Field this morning – Guy , David and I ( and the wider HDPFA committee) have taken the sad and hard decision to cancel this year’s Bonfire Night.
The reasons behind this decision are :
- Saturated ground conditions and standing water
- The forecast Wind speed on Saturday night is too high
- The Bonfire would propose a risk with the forecast wind speed
We would like to thank all of the volunteers involved who have been involved in the build up to the event for all of their hard work and our generous sponsors too who we will be in touch with directly.
Please make a date for your diary of November 4th 2023 for next year’s Bonfire.
Fi and the HDPFA team.
The Hadlow Down Playing Field Committee look forward to welcoming the villagers of Hadlow Down to the annual Bonfire and Fireworks display on November 5th.
Delicious Flapjacks, Toffee Apples, Hot Chocolate ,Tea and Coffee will be available alongside Cider , Sussex Ale, Mulled Wine ,Red and White Wine , soft drinks and traditional hot dogs and burgers .
Your safety is paramount at this event , so please dress accordingly with stout and waterproof footwear ( as the field will be very muddy ) and warm clothing especially hats and gloves. Please do pay attention to The Marshalls at the event ,as they are there to ensure your safety.
Children under 16 years of age must be very closely supervised by a responsible adult at ALL times especially in the vicinity of the Firesite.
We do not allow Dogs or any Pets at this event ,so please keep them safely indoors.
Parking : Please respect your neighbours , especially those neighbouring the Playing Field and where at all possible, leave your cars at home and walk down to The Playing Field.
Wilderness Wood have very kindly offered their parking at the wood for residents and guests alike.
- 6.00pm Gates open to public at the playing field for refreshments *
- 7.15pm Torch Lit Procession starts to form up outside The New Inn
- 7.30pm Procession departs New Inn and proceeds along short route to Playing Field.
- 7.45pm The Traditional chant will be recited and torches are cast onto the Bonfire.
- 8.45pm The Spectacular Firework Finale will commence.(will not exceed 10 mins)
- 11.00pm Bar closes and site is secured for the night.
*This is different from what has been published in the official Bonfire Programme which says 7 p.m – our error – sorry . Feel free to come down to the Playing Field from 6 p.m
We look forward to seeing you all and please do give generously on the night as this is a fundraising event for the maintenance and upkeep of The Playing Field.
Please keep safe !