The next Cafechurch takes place on Friday 25 April, 7.00pm, Costa Coffee.
The Heffle Cuckoo Fair will be held on Saturday 26 April, 11.00am - 4.00pm, Cade Street, Old Heathfield. Park and ride from Heathfield Market car park from 10.00am. Dame heffle and her procession will arrive at 11.00am and the fun will begin. There is no charge to come into the event, but a small donation would be appreciated as all money raised goes to Demelza Hospice Care for Children to enable community nurses to help and support families in their homes.
There is plenty to do for all ages; browse the numerous interesting stalls, enjoy the entertainment, visit the dog show, vintage vehicles, gypsy caravans, side shows and refreshments and a BBQ served all day.
Watch out for the scarecrows as they advertise the event.
If you would like to help or have any ideas to offer please contact either Sandie or Nicky on 01435 882723 or Audrey on 01435 830504.
For more information please go to: www.hefflecuckoofair.org.uk
Bring your Own Laptop for Beginners course being run by ACRES
Course code: HE06C31E
Dates: Wednesday 30 April - Wednesday 9 July (no class 28 May)
Times: 10.0am - 12.00pm
Venue: Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council, 73 High Street, Heathfield, TN21 8HU
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: £84.00 (concession £30)
This course aims to introduce computer users with little or no knowledge to the laptop.
For more information contact:
ACRES on 01825 761820
Heathfield Folk Dance Club will be holding their annual "Maypole Dance" on Tuesday 6 May, St Richards Church Hall, Park Road, 7.30pm (entrance fee £1.50). For more information contact Joy Charlesworth on 01435 873551.
Heathfield and Waldron Rotary Club are again holding a fun run (10k and 5k), but this time with a difference and especially for families. Fun run starts at 11.00am at Blackstock Farm, Hellingly and families can enjoy the facilities at the farm (refreshments, Sunday Lunch, entertainment, seeing the animals and enjoying the woodland). Entry fee of £10.00 for two adults and up to four children. Entry fee for an individual will cost £5.00. Prior booking necessary. All entrants will receive a medal to recognise their efforts for completing the course. All ages are welcome.
You can pay by cheque (made payable to Heathfield and Waldron Rotary Club) or on-line but you must complete an application form for each runner and send with your cheque or bring along on the day. Deliver forms and cheques to:
Trevor Goldsmith, Goldsmith and Allcorn, Station Road, Heathfield TN21 8DF
To book on-line and for forms please go to: www.heathfield-rotary.org.uk/latest/
Sussex Beekeepers' Association's annual festival of Beekeeping will be held on Saturday 17 May, Heathfield Community College, 9.30am - 4.00pm. Open to the general public and beekeepers, it will be a great day out with something for all the family. As well as an auction of bees and bee equipment there will be stands selling hot and cold food, plants, books and equipment. During the day there will be a demonstration of live bee handling, a children's workshop and a talk by a DEFRA bee inspector on bee health as May 2014 is National Bee Health Month. For more information please go to www.sussexbeefestival.org.uk
The schedule of classes for the Heathfield Show livestock and horse exhibitors is available from the website and entries can be made on-line at www.heathfieldshow.org . Hard copies of the schedule are available from local outlets including Windmill Feeds, Scats and from the Show Secretary on request. Closing dates for entries is the 1 April.
Contact Nicola Magill, Show Secretary, 01435 864587 or 07799 846299, for more information.
Heathfield Road Runners are organising a 10K run on Sunday 22 June at 10.00am. Entry fee is £10.00 for unaffiliated members and can be booked on line, www.heathfieldroadrunners.com
Following the success of the first village day last year the Cross in Hand Village Funmakers are busily making plans for a bigger and better event this summer. The event will be a traditional fete and will be held on Saturday 2 August, 1.00pm - 5.00pm, Hardy Roberts Playing fields, Cross in Hand.
Attractions at the fete will include music, magic, face painting, a bouncy castle, fun dog show and sports, as well as stalls and refreshments. The Heathfield and Waldron Rugby Club will be supporting the event by opening up their pavilion adjacent to the playing fields.
New for 2014 is the Cross in Hand Village Bake Off and Funniest Pet in the Village competitions! More details and entry forms for these competitions can be found on the new website, www.crossinhandvillageday.com . Stallholders who are interested in attending can download a booking form from the website or telephone Mary Cottingham on 01435 866462.
Mary would also be very pleased to hear from local businesses wishing to sponsor the event or from volunteers from the local community who can spare a few hours on the day to help with setting-up and making the event run smoothly.
Proceeds raised from the day will go towards maintaining and upgrading the Cross in Hand Village Hall - a popular and valuable asset to the whole community.
Heathfield's famous Anglo/French market is taking place on Bank Holiday Monday 25 August 2014 - as it has done for the past 17 years. It is the longest running Anglo/French market in the whole of the South East.
This fantastic all day event draws visitors into the town of Heathfield from far and wide so please come and join us - you will not be disappointed - whether it is your first visit or your tenth - it's all free!
Station Road and Station Approach will be closed to traffic all day. A full musical entertainment programme is planned to suit all ages together with a market of around 80 stalls (approximately 50% French) offering all kinds of goodies.
More and more of the shops will be opening.
Gates open at 9.30am and the market closes at 3.30pm.
For more information please go to: www.heathfieldfrenchmarket.co.uk
Wealden Business Expo will be taking place on Wednesday 15 October 2014, State Hall, Station Road, Heathfield. More information will be available nearer the time on the Heathfield Chamber's website, www.heathfieldchamber.co.uk
Please check details are still correct with the contact name shown before you attend as information correct at time of adding to website. Information provided by Heathfield and District Age Concern.
'Extend' exercises (gentle movement to music) are held at the State Hall, Station Road, Heathfield, courtesy of the Kings Church, between 11.15am and 12.00noon. These classes are run by Alison Salters, a qualified instructor (01825 766 293). The cost is £4 per person, and includes refreshments.
Every Second Monday of The Month
Why not go along to the Heathfield Hard Of Hearing Group to meet others with hearingdifficulties in an easy-to-communicate atmosphere? The group meets at the Red Cross Hall in Streatfield Road between 2.00pm and 3.30pm. Different speakers are there each month to talk on a variety of subjects and equipment of help to hard-of-hearing people is demonstrated. You will learn how to communicate with deaf and hardof-hearing people so your friends and family might want to come too.For further information, ring the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre on 01323 722505.
Every Fourth Monday Of The Month
The 'Out and Abouters' group meets at the Cross-In-Hand Village Hall at 2.00pm. Just turn up on the day and you will be made welcome. This group organises various outing to interesting places and events.
1. The Holdenhurst Centre in Mill Road, Heathfield is open for Day Care between 10.00am and 3.30pm under the supervision of Age UK East Sussex. Door to door transport can be arranged by Age Concern Heathfield. For details, ring Mary Parker of Age UK East Sussex, Lewes on 01273 476 704.
2. Citizens' Advice sessions are held at the State Hall, Station Road, Heathfield from 10.00am to 12.00 noon. No prior appointment is necessary.
Every Other Tuesday
There is a Senior Citizens' Lunch at the Union Church Hall, Station Road, Heathfield,commencing at 12.30 pm, £3.50 for 2 courses followed by tea or coffee. You will get a birthday card and flowers on your birthday, and there's always lots of "friendly chat". There are new volunteers who are keen to cook for and serve more people. Christmas lunch is free. For a place at the lunch please call Jean Plummer on 01435 883 483.
Minibus transport from and to your door is available. Please ring Clarrie Pont on 01435 813 284 to check.
Every Other Tuesday
Learn a craft or practise with friends: knitting, crochet, decoupage, quilting etc., at Richard's Church Hall, Park Road, Heathfield, 1.30 to 3.30pm. Call Loraine on 01435 865789.
First & Third Wednesday of the Month
East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre undertake maintenance of hearing aids and provide new batteries at the Red Cross Hall on the first & third Wednesday of every month between 10am and 12 noon. For further help or information please telephone them on 01323 722505.
Every Wednesday & Friday Morning
Equipment for the disabled is available on loan to those in need at the Red Cross Centre Streatfield Road, Heathfield between 10.00am and 12 noon. The equipment, which includes wheelchairs, commodes and other items are loaned in return for a donation to the British Red Cross. Telephone 01435 864 122 for further information.
Every First Wednesday of the Month
Heffle Tea Group meet the first Wednesday each month for a Cup of Tea and a Piece of Cake from 1.30pm - 3.30pm at St. Richard's Hall, Park Road, Heathfield. Open to All. Please come and join us, feel free to bring a friend. Contacts: Fiona : 01435 868942, Lorraine: 01435 865789.
Every Other Wednesday
A Country lunch is offered every other Wednesday at Punnetts Town Village Hall replacing the Friday Lunch in Heathfield at the cricket club. The minibus can still pick you up to get you there for a 12.00pm start and take you home at 2.30pm. To book please contact Mrs. A Kenward on 01435 862618.
Every Third Wednesday of The Month
Volunteers from the Rest Christian Centre in Punnetts Town welcome visitors to a cooked lunch - £4 for 2 courses including tea or coffee. For the lunch please call Barbara Lovett 01435 882241. A minibus may be provided if sufficient people are interested.
Every Wednesday Morning
For Horam residents, the Age Concern Heathfield Shopping Bus will pick you up at Cherry Tree Court at 09:00, transport you to Heathfield and bring you home again around 10:30. The bus also picks up from around the Village between 9.30 -10.00 and returns from Heathfield at about 11.30am. Ring Clarrie Pont on 01435 813284 for more information.
Every 4th Wednesday of the Month
Country Market at Blackboys Village Hall, Gun Road, Blackboys, operating from there as follows: Every 4th Wednesday of the month between 10.3Oam and 12 noon. The new market will commence trading in March 2013. There is free easy parking. The Market incorporates a drop-in centre which offers free coffee and biscuits and the opportunity to purchase home made cakes, biscuits, crafts, preserves and knitwear. For more information contact : Roy Wilkinson Ol435 8l293l If 8 or more people would like to use the minibus to visit the market, please contact Clarence Pont on 01435 813284.
1. 'Extend' (gentle movement to music) exercise sessions are held at the West End Room, Christ Church Centre, Horam between 2.00pm and 3.00pm. The cost is £2.50 per person, which includes tea and biscuits, plus a 50p donation towards the upkeep of the Hall. For more information, ring Jane Morris on 01323 483 529.
2. For residents of Heathfield, Broad Oak, Cade Street, Old Heathfield and Cross-In-Hand the Age Concern Heathfield Shopping Bus is on the Road, morning and afternoon. It will pick you (and your trolley) up at your door and deliver you to where you wish to go in Heathfield High Street.
You may like to do your shopping and then make your way to the Union Church 'Do Pop Inn' where you will receive a warm welcome any time between 10.00am and 3.30pm. You can enjoy a cup of what you fancy, a snack or light lunch and a chat. Ring Clarrie Pont to book a seat on the minibus.
3. Whist drive at Heathfield's Red Cross Hall, run by the 'Out and Abouters' and commencing at 7.00pm. The cost is £2.50 per head to cover refreshments and raffle prizes. Ring Sue on 01435 862 577 for details.
1. The minibus makes its second visit to the Holdenhurst Day Care Centre in Mill Road from 10.00am until 3.00pm, all as described under 'Every Tuesday'.
2. Chair-based exercises in the lounge at Mary Burfield Court, Heathfield, from 11 to 12.00 noon, £3 per person including refreshment. Open to non-residents.Everybody welcome, but please call us to let us know you are coming. For more information please call Ann on 01424 774764.
Every Friday Morning
As listed under 'Every Wednesday Morning', equipment for the disabled is available on loan from the British Red Cross in Streatfield Road Heathfield between 10.00am and 12 noon.
Contact details for Age Concern:
Cars - Mr John Willson, telephone number: 01435 864159
Minibuses - Mr Clarence Pont, telephone number: 01435 813284
For information on clubs at Holdenhurst on Tuesdays and Fridays contact Maureen on 07850 987130 or Andrea on 07748 136248.
As at Summer 2013
Please check details are still correct with the contact name shown before you attend as information correct at time of adding to website.
Heathfield Farmers Market
A farmers market is held on the third Saturday of the month in the Co-Op car park, 9.00am - 12.30pm. For full information please click on the Farmers Market button. Dates for 2014 are:
No January market 15 February 15 March
19 April 17 May 21 June
19 July 16 August 20 September
18 October 15 November 20 December
Antiques and General Market
Every Tuesday and Saturday morning an antiques and general market is held next to the Crown Inn Public House, Burwash Road. For more information contact telephone number: 01435 860760/07966 176015.
Tots and Toys, State Hall, Kings Church, Station Road
Term time only every day 10.00am - 11.45am and 1.00pm - 2.45pm. For fun, crafts, stories and songs. £1.00 for a drink and healthy snack.
Heathfield Small Business Network
The group, established to help small non-high street based companies and self employed people in Heathfield establish working links meet at the Horam Inn. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month, 12 noon - 1.30pm. For further information contact Barbara Hibbart on 01435 865135 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Action for Change Alcohol Team
Alcohol treatment services are now available with appointments. Non-appointment clinics are held at Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, on the first and third Friday of each month from 2.00pm - 3.30pm.
Baby and Toddler Group
St Richards Church Hall, every other Tuesday, starting 20 August 2013, at 1.30pm.
Dance Class - The Rhythmn of Life
Tuesday 10.00am - 11.00am, Heathfield Youth Centre
Wednesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm, Burwash Village Hall
£5.00 per class, charged at door
Props are used
For more information contact Celestine on 01435 883683 or 07826 815159
Dementia Support Club
For Carers and people with dementia. For information on groups in Heathfield contact Lynn Leeves, East Sussex County Council, on 01323 449294 or 0781 8587489.
Mondays, 9.30am and 7.15pm at Punnetts Town Village Hall (Zumba)
Mondays, 10.30am, Punnetts Town Village Hall (Pilates)
Mondays 11.30am and 6.15pm, Punnetts Town Village Hall (Zumba Gold)
Mondays, 8.15pm, Punnetts Town Village Hall (Bokwa - latest craze exercising to letters and symbols, for all abilities)
Tuesdays, 6.15pm, and Sundays 10.00am, Broad Oak Village Hall (Zumba)
Wednesdays, 9.30am, Cross-in-Hand Village Hall (Zumba)
Wednesdays, 10.30am, Cross-inHand Village Hall (Pilates Conditioning)
For more information contact Corrine Marsh on 01435 864685.
Also on Wednesdays, 6.00pm - 7.00pm, Kings Church, run by Annalee, contact 077368 31934. Cost £4.50 per session.
Thursdays, 2.00pm - 4.00pm, St Richard's Church Hall, Park Road, Heathfield.
Tuesdays, 1.00pm - 3.00pm, Burwash Village Hall
Cost £4.00. No partner needed. All levels welcome. For more information contact Dave on 01435 867583 or 07908 697363.
Musical development and fun for 0-4 year olds. Sing, dance, learn and play (term time only). The session on Tuesdays in Cross-in-Hand Village Hall at 10.00am are currently suspended due to low numbers. There is a session at Burwash Village Hall on Fridays at 10.00am. Also available for parties. To find out more information or book a free taster session please call Rachel Wright on 07867 787227 or email email@example.com
Every Wednesday (from 16 January 2013), 10.00am - 11.00am, meet at the Town Clock, High Street. A free and friendly walk, suitable for all ages and abilities. No need to book, just turn up. Please wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather conditions on the day. For more info call Paula Hubens, Healthy Walks Project Officer TCV on 07740 899559 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Heathfield Folk Dance Group
Tuesday 7.30pm - 10.00pm, St Richard's Church Hall
Park Road, Heathfield
£1.50 per session (includes tea/coffee and a biscuit), the first session is free and no partner is needed
For more information contact: 01435 873551/863580
Held every Friday 10.30am - 12.30pm at Punnetts Town Village Hall.
For coffee, cakes, plants, books and lots of friendly faces
Punnetts Town Village Hall, Battle Road, Punnetts Town
For more information contact:
Punnetts Town Village Hall Committee
Telephone number: 01435 830645
Held 1st Sunday of the month 10.00am - 4.00pm.
You can watch or take part in craft making such as lacemaking, spinning, cross stich, rag rug making and knitting.
Punnetts Town Village Hall, Battle Road, Punnetts Town
For more information contact:
More details from 01435 865990
Wealden Step Forward Mobility Club
Held every Thursday, 1.00pm - 3.00pm, Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane for people with impaired mobility problems.
For more information contact Richard Sankey, telephone number: 07881 892531
Welcome Art Group
Fridays, 10.00am - 12 noon, Welcome Baptist Church, Alexandra Road
For beginners and more experienced artists. For more information contact Lee Smith on 01435 862110.
Do you want to stop smoking?
If yes you can go to the stop smoking clinic at the Community Centre in Sheepsetting Lane. To make an appointment call 07795 390845/0800 917 8896. Tuesdays 6.00pm - 7.30pm.
Tuesday evenings, Punnetts Town Village Hall
Beginners: 6.00pm - 7.15pm and Intermediate (more than one years' experience) 7.30pm - 9.00pm.
Wednesdays 9.15am - 10.30am for mums and dads to drop in. £8 per session
Fee of £45.00 for booking of 6 (non refundable)
Please contact Penelope on 01435 867452 for more information.
Tuesdays 9.30am - 11.00am flexibility and strengthening
11.15am - 12.30pm gentle and relaxing
Ian Price Room, Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane
Cost £45 for 6 week block. For more information contact Diana Seymour, 07887 987896
Support group for those affected by the Afghanistan Conflict
The Heathfield branch of the national charity Afghan Heroes has been set up by spiritual healer Wendy Stronghill, who will be joined by a bereavement counsellor and psychotherapist. For more information contact 01435 863795.
Hailsham, Heathfield, Herstmonceux and District Cardiac Support Group
Membership is open to all age groups. All cardiac patients are welcome, if it be a stent, heart surgery, heart attack, an icd, a pacemaker or a bypass or you are a carer of a cardiac patient. The group meets the fourth Thursday or the month, 2.00pm for 2.30pm, at various venues in Hailsham, Heathfield or Herstmonceux areas. For more information contact Philip on 01323 449195 or email email@example.com or visit www.cardiacsupportgroup.co.uk
Heathfield Flower Club
Members meet on the second Thursday in the month at 7.30pm at Heathfield Community centre, Sheepsetting Lane. Visitors £3.50. For more information contact 01435 866026.
Heathfield and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce
For information on Chamber events, please visit: www.heathfieldchamber.co.uk.
Heathfield and District Historical Society
All meetings are at 7.30pm in the Ian Price Room, Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, third Thursday of the month.
Heathfield and District Philatelic Society
All meetings are held on the third Tuesday at 2.30pm in the Ian Price Room, Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane. Annual subscription of £8.00.
Heathfield and District Horticultural Society
All meetings are held on the third Monday of the month, 7.30pm, St Richard's Church Hall, Station Road.
East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre
Why not go along to the Heathfield hard of hearing group to meet others with hearing difficulties in an easy-to-communicate atmosphere? The group meets at the Red Cross Hall in Streatfield Road between 2.00pm and 3.30pm every second Monday of the month. Different speakers are there each month to talk on a variety of subjects and equipment of help to hard-of-hearing people is demonstrated. You will learn how to communicate with deaf and hard-of-hearing people so your friends and family might want to come too. For further information, ring the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre on 01323 722 505.
Extend Over 60s (dance class)
Kings Church, 11.15am - 12 noon, £4.00, term time only.
Heffle Tea Group
Meet the first Wednesday each month for a cup of tea and a piece of cake.1.30pm - 3.30pm at St Richard's Church Hall, Park Road, Heathfield. OPEN to ALL. Transport available. Contact: Fiona 01435 868942 or Lorraine 01435 865789.
Dance Classes, Punnetts Town Village Hall
Creative dance, ages 4 - 7
Jazz/musical theatre, ages 8 - 12
Adult beginners tape
Contact Chloe le Fay on 07766 736421
Meet every 2nd Wednesday each month at 2.30pm in The Lucas Hall, Waldron.
Performing Arts Classes
Award-winning company, Intrepid Theatre, offer high quality performing arts classes for 4-7s & 7-11s at Broad Oak Village Hall, Broad Oak on Wednesdays 5.15pm - 6.45pm.For details and to try out please contact, Allie West on 01273 476 226 or 07934 362 312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Intrepid is a not for profit community interest company based in Lewes, East Sussex. We are the areas only professionally run arts organisation for children and young people offering a wide range of performing and creative arts activities, work experience opportunities for Year 10 & 11 children from schools across Sussex and vounteer and first time paid work opportunities for 16 - 25 year olds.
Wednesdays, 10.30am (30 mins £3) and 7.45pm (45 mins - £5), Cross in Hand Village Hall
Mondays, 10.30am (55 mins - £5)
For more information contact Corinne on 01435 864685
Heathfield Leisure Centre, Saturdays 8.30am - 9.30am
Advice and encouragement from UKA qualified coaches. If you are new to running or want expert guidance or support then go along.
Cost £4.00 or £3.00 for Freedom Leisure members.
Website: http://www.icanrun2.com or contact Freedom Leisure, Heathfield.
Sussex Support Service
Provides day care for people with dementia in and around Heathfield. From Thursday 29 November 2012 will be holding a day service every Thursday at Holdenhurst Day Centre between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Transport, lunch and entertainment is included in our daily rate.
Please visit the website www.sussexsupportservice.com or contact Margaret Dodé-Angel on 07973 221472.
Toddlers in Union
Wednesdays, 1.30pm - 3.00pm, term time only
Union Church, High Street, Heathfield
For more information contact: 01435 865093
St Richard's Church Hall, on Thursdays at 6.30pm. £5.50 per week. For more information contact Sally on 07758 653851.
First Thursday of the month at Cross-in-Hand Pub. Open mike night for singers and musicians. For more information contact Ruth on 07445 952163
Sessions by approved coaches at Broad Oak Village Hall. On Fridays from 6.30pm - 8.30pm during term time there are sessions for juniors. Seniors meet on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 10.00pm between September - June. For more information contact Mike Gadd on 01435 862275.
Tuesday mornings, 9.30am - 10.30am, Cross-in-Hand Village Hall
12 week course £45.00
Limited numbers, book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact Mel on 07776 157638
For events taking place in Waldron, please click on the link to the Waldron Village Diary website
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