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Issue 57  September/October 2014

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Sudoku .....................................................................................................................................................10 Editor’s Note ......................................................................................................................................12 Local Events in September & October ......................................................................................14 Community Page ................................................................................................................................16 Crowborough & District Loyalty Card .................................................................................18 Crowborough Town Council Newsletter: Issue 3 ............................................................21-28 Business Feature: Ashwoods Tree & Fencing Services .........................................................30 Local Clubs and Organisations ................................................................................................32-35 Business Page .........................................................................................................................................36 Business Feature: The Barrister Broker - reducing your legal costs ...............................38 Sudoku Solution ...................................................................................................................................39 Prize Crossword: sponsored by The Courtyard Clinic..........................................................41-42 Useful Numbers ...................................................................................................................................44 Index of Advertisers ...........................................................................................................................46

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Dear Readers, It was around this time of year 8 years ago that I made a plan to launch this magazine, following in the footsteps of sister publication The Edenbridge Directory. I can’t believe this is now issue 57 and I’m still having so much fun being a magazine publisher. There’s been many changes in Crowborough over this time and one change I’m really looking forward to is the revamp of the old Crowborough Cross. It will certainly make a difference to have a nicer entrance to the High Street when I’m heading into town.

I’ve had an extremely eventful couple of months and the highlight for me has been the return of my kitten Milo! He went missing in July last year and even after an extensive campaign to try and find him, there was nothing. To anyone who has lost a pet in this way it is so hard as there is no closure so you just keep hoping. So almost a year after he disappeared I had Reunited with Milo a phone call from a vet in Lingfield telling me they had Milo and had performed emergency surgery on him as he had been hit by a car and someone had picked him up and taken him in. Thank goodness for his microchip and for the kind hearts of Sally and Freya Edwards who stopped to pick him up. He’s now back in full health and mischievous as ever. Miracles can happen. I’m also exited to be able to share with you that I have been short listed for the ‘Business Person of the Year’ by members of the Crowborough Chamber of Commerce. I have to wait until 18th September when the winners of all the award categories are announced at the Annual Chamber Review. Fingers crossed. Thank you to the Courtyard Clinic for sponsoring the Prize Crossword this time. A basket of foot care products worth £25 could be yours if you enter the competition on page 42. As usual, don’t forget to mention The Crowborough Directory if you are responding to anything you’ve seen featured in this magazine as it helps to secure it’s future. The next deadline for content and advertising requests is Friday 3rd October for the November/December issue. Until next time....

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Local Events September & October

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Thursday 4th September

Crowborough Flower Club - 7.15 for 7.30 start, Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough. Flower Demonstration “Let the music play” with Sophie Beeney. Visitors welcome £5. Contact 01892 655 702 / 654 725.

Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th September

Crowborough Arts OPEN STUDIOS Members will display and sell their work in their own premises which will be open this weekend from 11am until 4pm. Venues will be staffed by the artists who are showcasing their work. For further information please contact Wendy Edge 01892 610114. For more information visit www.crowboroughopenstudios.co.uk.

Friday 12th September

Pine Grove Pictures presents ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ - Crowborough Community Centre. Matinee at 2.30pm, doors open at 2pm, evening: 8pm, bar opens at 7pm. Tickets range between £4-£6 (concessions apply). Tickets available from the Community Centre or online at www. pinegrovepictures.org.uk.

For tickets and details contact Christine Roberts, 01892 853159 or email chj.self@gmail.com

Saturday 27th September

Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-1pm, New Road Car Park Coffee Morning - 10am to 12noon, All Saints Church, Chapel Green, Crowborough. In aid of Hospice in the Weald. Refreshments will be served plus home-made cakes and savouries, preserves, raffle, bric-a-brac and jewellery. Come early to avoid disappointment. Details from 01892 664 036.

Thursday 2nd October

Crowborough Flower Club - 7.15 for 7.30 start, Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough. AGM followed by flower demonstration “In House” with coffee and cake. Visitors welcome £5. Contact 01892 655 702 / 654 725.

Friday 17th October

Pine Grove Pictures presents ‘Now You See Me’ - Crowborough Community Centre. Tickets range between £4-£6 (concessions apply). Tickets available from the Community Centre or online at www. pinegrovepictures.org.uk.

Saturday 25th October

Saturday 13th September

Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-1pm, New Road Car Park.

Saturday 20th September


Crowborough Carnival & Bonfire Parade - From 1pm on Chapel Green with Torch Light procession starting at 7.30pm. From Sussex Weald to Flanders Fields - 2.30pm and 7.30pm, St Denys’ Church, Rotherfield. To mark the centenary of the start of World War One, Crowborough Arts Group are staging a mixture of projected visual arts, music, poetry and drama.

Contributions include short pieces of drama written by local writers Peter Jackson, Hilary Mackelden and Gaye Gee and readings of work by award-winning poet, Patricia McCarthy. Music includes songs from the era, plus a choir singing the shorter vocal suite from Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man”.

Friday 31st October

If your group or organisation is holding an event during November or December, email the details to: info@crowboroughdirectory.co.uk to have it listed in the next issue!

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Cancer Research UK Summer Lunch raises £9000 The Summer Lunch organised by the Crowborough committee of Cancer Research UK (CRUK), which took place on Wednesday 4th June at the East Sussex National Hotel, near Uckfield, raised £9000 for the charity. The event was attended by 260 people and supported by 22 corporate sponsors. Photo: David Bartholomew Photographer

“Thank you to everyone who made the Summer Lunch such a great occasion – sponsors, supporters and guests,” said Philip Ronan, chairman of the Crowborough volunteer committee of Cancer Research UK. “It really couldn’t have gone better.” After more than 10 years volunteering on the Crowborough Committee of Cancer Research UK, both Lindy Whitlam and Angela Ward stepped down at the Summer Lunch. Philip would love to hear from anyone interested in joining the committee. His email is: philipronan@talktalk.net

Crowborough Table Tennis Club The Table Tennis Club is a very local organisation with a long history in Crowborough, having been founded in 1948. Over the years it has been based all around the Town, but its current playing venue is the Jarvis Brook Guide HQ in the car park opposite Crowborough railway station. It encourages and welcomes all types of player of any age, from the person wishing to play competitively in the local league through to those who just want to play for fun and, perhaps, to keep fit. The venue is used on two evenings each week. Mondays is reserved for league matches from September to April and for practice at other times, whilst Fridays is “Club Night” where, from 8pm, anyone can join in a game. New members would be very welcome to the Club, both ‘social’ players and those of league standard who might be interested in playing for the Club when the season starts again in October. Just turn up on any Friday evening between 8pm and 10pm or for more information please visit www.crowboroughttc.org.uk or contact Phil Wilmowski on 01892 661 781. Penshurst Choral Society This is an exciting time for Penshurst Choral Society as Anthony Zerpa Falcon will be taking over the choir from September. Anthony will be well known to many of you locally as a brilliant and talented pianist. He has lots of new ideas and will bring fresh enthusiasm to the society. His wife Jong Gyung Park will be continuing as our accompanist. If you enjoy singing, why not join us? Rehearsals for Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Solemn Vespers will start on Tuesday 9th September in the Jubilee Hall at Holmewood House School, Langton Green 8.00pm – 9.45pm. We have vacancies in most voices and do not hold auditions! Please contact Caroline Thorp 01892 870 648 or Jane Johnstone 01892 864 660 or visit our website penshurstchoralsociety.co.uk for more information.

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Loyalty Card

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The Crowborough & District Loyalty Card £50 worth of vouchers to be won each month! Congratulations to our July and August Loyalty Card Winners: Gillian Duffy from Crowborough and Deirdre Cornford of Rotherfield who each win £50 worth of vouchers. The winners collected their stamps in Mulberry, Guest’s Shoe Services, T&T DIY and Cross Country Stores . Participating in the Loyalty Card scheme is simple and potentially very rewarding for both businesses and the general public. Customers simply need to pick up a FREE Loyalty Card from any of the participating businesses, and start collecting stamps. Once the card is full add your name and address details and deposit in one of the collection boxes located at Guests Shoe Services in the High Street or T&T Plant Hire in Farningham Road, or post to the Chamber. Your card will then be entered into the prize draw for that month with one lucky winner getting £50 of vouchers to spend in any of the participating businesses. The aim of the scheme is to encourage people in the area to support the local economy; not just with retailers but also businesses providing valuable services to the community. The new Loyalty Card is a great incentive to ‘Keep It Local’!

Businesses can sign up to be part of the Loyalty Card Scheme for just £60 per year (£40 for Chamber members). There is no other cost to the business as they are not providing discounts or prizes. Any prize vouchers spent in the participating business will be reimbursed by the Chamber. Consumers have embraced the scheme with over 500 entries submitted each month and participating businesses have reported a positive impact on their trade as a result of the Loyalty Card Scheme For more information visit www.crowboroughchamber.co.uk or email secretary@crowboroughchamber.co.uk Participating businesses Chamber of Commerce Members The Crowborough Directory

JG Auto Repairs

The Pet Food Shop

Global Travel

Millbrook Garden Centre

R&D Training

Guests Shoe Services

The Natural Health Centre

T&T Plant Hire Ltd

Judy Bowen-Jones Acupuncture

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W.E. Cro & Son Zest

Non-Chamber Members AB and C Shoe Repairs

Cross Country Stores

Mid Sussex Timber

Beacon Travel

Crowborough Shoe Repairs


Brook House Carpets

Durban Dental Centre

Owen Hearing & Mobility

Columbine Dry Cleaners

Hair Gallery

Phillips Man Shops Residential Plumbing & Heating

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The Official Newsletter of the Crowborough Town Council

Crowborough News In this issue:

Palesgate Lane Meadow Project

Summer Fair 2014

Energy Pop-up CafĂŠ

Issue 3 2014

Your Councillors

A New Mayor for Crowborough

I was born in Clacton on Sea and as the son of a Royal Navy Officer have always had an affinity with the sea. I have been married to my wife Linda for 35 years and we made the move to Crowborough 30 years ago. We chose Crowborough as a home because of its country feel and its proximity to beautiful countryside. I trained as a mechanical engineer and have worked both in the U.K. and abroad managing engineering projects. Not surprisingly many of the projects I have managed have been marine based. From a young boy I have had a fascination with steam locomotives and am a life member of the Bluebell Railway. As well as being a volunteer at the railway I am a friend of Sheffield Park Station. I have been a Town Councillor since 2011 and look forward to representing our Town as Town Mayor for the next twelve months. Cllr Ron Reed Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 3 - 2014

The Palesgate Lane Meadow Project Crowborough Town Council in conjunction with Crowborough Conservation and the Sussex Pony Grazing Trust introduced pony grazing this summer as a way of sustainably managing an ecologically – important flower meadow in Crowborough. The meadow was acquired in 2012 by Crowborough Town Council and was accessed as having a very high nature conservation value. The site supports a rich but scarce and nationally declining variety of flora and fauna. The habitat has been classified as a ‘Habitat of Principle Importance’. The Sussex Pony and Conservation Trust is a registered charity set up to preserve and restore endangered species. The trust owns their own ponies and oversees numerous grazing projects within Sussex. After consultation with the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit, the Sussex Pony Grazing Trust and Crowborough Conservation it was agreed that as the meadow is of high conservation value, grazing by ponies would be the best management option of the site. Crowborough Town Council was awarded a grant by the High Weald Sustainable development fund to support the project which included the installation of fencing, a new field gate and water trough. By implementing this type of conservation grazing scheme Crowborough Town Council hopes to conserve the meadow for future generations of Crowborough.

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Design a flower bed for Crowborough

Crowborough is well known for its prolific array of flowers in and around the town centre. This year Crowborough Town Council invited primary school children in Crowborough to create a design for one of the town’s most prominent flower beds situated on Chapel Green. Ben Gaskell’s innovative idea of a design based on the colours of the schools of Crowborough impressed the judges and Ben’s design is now in full bloom on Chapel Green.

Ben Gaskell with Lou Foot and John Stevenson of Crowborough Town Council Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 3 - 2014

Wall to wall sunshine for Cr

Crowborough Lions

Crowborough residents took advantage Summer Fair and turned out in their h entertainment and activities that were climbing skills on the climbing wall and l castle and slide. Even mums and dad juggling and stilt walking in the circus sk riders gave a spectacular show in the a were enthralled by the birds of prey.

Gill Taplin of the Crowborough Horticul show was their best ever yet with over 3

A magnificent member of the birds of prey

Stunt riders wow the crowds Youngsters brave Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 3 - 2014

rowborough’s Summer Fair

ge of the sunshine at the Crowborough hundreds to make the most of the free e on offer. Youngsters tried out their little ones made the most of the bouncy ds joined in with their children to learn skills tent. Special guests the BMX stunt arena and both adults and children alike

Visitors enjoying the sunshine

ultural Society said that the horticultural 300 entries, all of outstanding standard.

The Crowborough Dog Show

Vision Academy youngsters show off their skills the climbing wall Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 3 - 2014

Energy Pop-Up Café opens in Crowborough Organised by Communities Matter and in partnership with Wealden District Council, Crowborough’s Energy Pop-Up Café took place at Jarvis Brook Guide & Scout Hall and Crowborough Town Hall over 4 days in June. 150 Crowborough residents visited the café and saved an average of £200 per person per year on energy bills. As well as helping people make real savings on their energy bills, advice was given on energy saving techniques in the home. Crowborough Town Clerk Philippa Hewes said “Hosting the Energy Café in the Town Hall has worked extremely well. We are delighted to see so many people making a saving on their energy bills”

Crowborough Town Council at the South of England Show Councillors Kay Moss and Ron Reed along with Operations Manager David Foot represented Crowborough Town Council at the South of England Show held in July. The council attended as part of the ‘Parishes of the Councils of East Sussex’ stand. The representatives talked to visitors about current projects instigated by the town council and councillors were also able to talk about their roles within the town council. This is of particular importance as local elections take place in 2015 and it is hoped that more people will stand as councillors to represent and become more involved in their community.

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Crowborough Town Council helps locomotive society steam up Crowborough Town Council is supporting the Crowborough Locomotive Society in its plan to extend the current track at Goldsmiths recreation ground in Eridge Road. The plan is to double the length of the existing track which will enhance the ride for visitors. The railway is considered an important part of the recreation facilities available at the recreation ground and its growth is seen as a positive move for the future. The club which is currently celebrating its 25th year since being formed is run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers who own and run the steam locomotives, which are used to pull the passenger carriages. They have been very successful in attracting some younger members to the society, which hopefully will secure its future and give the young volunteers an insight into the engineering that is required to build a steam locomotive. All the work to extend the existing track will be carried out by the volunteers and new members who would like to get involved are welcome. If you would like to join the club please contact John Wood on 01892 852741.

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Crowborough Town Councillors (in alphabetical order)





St Johns


2 Jubilee Cottages, Mardens Hill, TN6 1XW paul.adams@adamsrealestate.demon.co.uk



BURCH Quentin

South View Cottage, Southview Road, TN6 1HL QuentinBurch08@aol.com

07876 501539


COOKE Michael

Studleigh, Queens Road, Crowborough TN6 1EJ mikecooke614@gmail.com




28 Rockington Way, TN6 2NJ cllrpcowie@btinternet.com


Jarvis Brook

FERMOR Elizabeth

Owlsbury Oast, Hadlow Down Road, Crowborough, TN6 3RG em@fermor.me.uk




Owlsbury Oast, Hadlow Down Road, Crowborough, TN6 3RG cllr@fermor.me.uk

664552 07885 226504

Jarvis Brook


Broadhembury House, Treblers Road, TN6 3RL Beverleyjohnstone@hotmail.com



MOSS George

The Pippins, Eridge Road, Crowborough TN6 2SY georgemoss@hotmail.com




The Pippins, Eridge Road, Crowborough. TN6 2SY kayjmoss@msn.com



REED Ronald

3 Southridge Rise, Crowborough TN6 1LN Ronaldreedr@aol.com




Greystones, 4 Swift Close, Crowborough TN6 1UN Wendy.Scrace@btinternet.com

07929 840724


SHAW David

15 Hydehurst Close. Crowborough. TN6 1EN Dave.shaw.86@gmail.com

07538 345515


STEEN Andrew

2 Booker Close, Crowborough TN6 2XT cllr@steen.org.uk

07766 605744

St Johns


Westfield Lodge, Hilders Farm Close, Crowborough TN6 2XJ matthewstreet@talktalk.net



TIMMS Sandra

Malens, Beacon Gardens, Crowborough, TN6 1BG Sandra.Timms@btconnect.com




94 Fermor Way, Crowborough Sussex TN6 3BJ Cllr.neil.waller@wealden.gov.uk



Crowborough Town Council Town Hall The Broadway Crowborough TN6 1DA Tel: 01892 652907 Fax: 01892 669736 e-mail: info@crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk Website: www.crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk Reprinting or transmission in whole or part is forbidden except by express permission of the Town Council.

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If you are a private home owner or commercial business in East Sussex / West Kent with any manner of tree or fencing requirements, then please get in touch with Stephen Hulbert of Ashwoods. We offer FREE no obligation quotations and can deal with all local council planning administration and Tree Preservation Orders. Our website – www.ashwoods.net – has more photos of examples of our work. The photo on the left shows Stephen removing a bough from a tall oak tree. He uses all his skills and experience in reducing this bough to the trunk and is fully insured for up to £10 million Public Liability Insurance and Employer’s Liability Insurance. Below, his groundsmen will clear the brushwood and process it via the wood chipper. The bough sections are then removed from the site as this client requested. Therefore, at the end of the job, the client is left with a clean and tidy solution in their garden. Ashwoods can help you with: • Tree Surgery • Stump Grinding • Hedge Maintenance

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Unsafe Copper Beech Take-down A substantial limb on this 70ft Copper Beech (left) had snapped and had fallen, damaging a fence and posing a threat to 3 properties. On closer inspection, a large bracken fungus was also discovered on the trunk. Fungal growth, like mushrooms on or near a tree trunk, is indicative of rot or decay. The presence of fungus is particularly serious if it is profuse. In collaboration with the local council tree officer, Stephen deemed that the tree was unsafe and should be completely removed. Stephen Hulbert of Ashwoods can be seen in the photo on the right working on the trunk after the canopy has been removed. Stephen has worked as a qualified tree surgeon in the East Sussex/Kent area for 18 years. Clients range from private homeowners to those of estate & property management and site developers/builders. His work has been highly praised by clients, which is borne out by the repeat business that Ashwoods enjoys.

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Clubs and Organisations

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Amateur Dramatics, Music & Dance Ashdown Scottish Country Dance Club

Michael Copeman - 01892 655 971 Meet: Thursdays 8-10pm, Jarvis Brook Memorial Hall (Sept to June)

Buxted Symphony Orchestra

Violin players especially welcome Tessa Younger - 01892 852 145 Meet: Sat (term time) 9.30-11.30am at St Mary’s Church Hall, Buxted

Crowborough Choral Society

New members welcome. www.crowboroughchoral. com Rehearsals: Weds 7.45pm (term time) at Herne Junior School, Herne Road, Crowborough

Crowborough Jubilee Choir

Norman Austin - 01892 655298 / e: cft-naustin@ supanet.com Rehearsals: 7.30pm, Tues at United Church, Croft Road

The Crowborough Players

Community theatre group. All welcome Contact: 01892 300 567 www.thecrowboroughplayers.com

Crowborough Singing for Fun Ladies Choir

Gillian Cowling - 01892 663 986 Meet: Mondays (term time) - 7.30pm at All Saints Church

Crowborough Vale Drama Group

Contact - 01892 662819 or email info@crowboroughvaledrama.org.uk Meet: Mondays 7.30-9.30pm at Crowborough Community Centre

Downsmen Corps Youth Marching Band

Paul Heyes - 01892 740 182 www.downsmen.org.uk

Groombridge Amateur Dramatic Society

groombridge.gads@gmail.com web: groombridge-gads.blogspot.co.uk

Hartfield Singers

of news, views and information on Crowborough Common. All input and ideas welcomed. e: info@crowboroughcommon.org.uk www.crowboroughcommon.org.uk

Rehearsals and concerts Contact: Pat Arnold - 01892 611 414


Fun singing group 01342 760078 / www.inchoir.co.uk Meet: Thurs eve in Beacon College

Crowborough Conservation

Mayfield Band

All Brass instrument players needed for Fetes, Concerts and Contests Simon Rudge - 01435 872 007 Meet: Fri eves, 8-10pm at the Band Hut in Mayfield located behind the Memorial Hall - www.mayfieldband. co.uk

Mayfield Festival Choir

A community group supporting the conservation of our town’s green spaces. Volunteering opportunities and events. Pat Arnold - 01892 611 414 www.crowboroughconservation.org

High Weald Beekeepers

J Greer - 01892 654 044 Meet: Division Apiary and Members’ Apiaries from April to September

Powdermill Trust for Nature Conservation

Robin Howden - 01825 830 277 Rehearsals Thurs eves in The Mayfield Primary School

Barry Hawkins - 01892 852 120 Meet: 1st Tues & 3rd Sun each month, 10am at the reserve, High Cross, Rotherfield

Mayfield Youth Band

Jenny Pursglove - 01892 653 422 Meet: Fri eves 7pm at The Band Hut, Mayfield (located behind Memorial Hall) - www.mayfieldband.co.uk

Arts & Crafts Chatterley Carvers

MHG Ballroom and Latin Dance Club Contact:- Heather or Mike - 01892 655 175 / mhg.dancing@hotmail.co.uk Meet: Tues 7-10pm at Crowborough Community Centre / Thurs 7-10pm at All Saints Church Centre


Woodcarving for all, beginners welcome. Tools and wood supplied. Jim French - 01892 610 534 Meet: Weds 7.30pm, Bells Yew Green Village Hall or Tues 7pm, Horam Village Hall

Crowborough Arts

Join us if you would like to be involved in a vibrant arts organisation Contact: contact 01892 661 319 sue@bartonmanor.co.uk www.crowborough-arts.org.uk

Noel Bannister - 01892 668059 Meet: Monday eve, 8pm at Crowborough Community Centre.

Rotherfield Players

Acting/Backstage - see our website www.rotherfieldplayers.co.uk

Crowborough Creative Arts Group Arts workshops with local artists. Secretary: 01892 663 012. Meet: Fridays, 9.45am- 12noon, Coffee Bar, All Saints Church, Chapel Green.

What You Will Theatre

Youth Drama Club Contact - 01892 300 399 www.whatyouwilltheatre.com


Animals & Nature

World In Need

Ashdown Friends of the Earth

International Aid & Development Agency (Charity Reg 1041711) Trinity Hall, Mill Crescent, Crowborough Tel: 01892 669 834 or visit www. worldinneed.co.uk

Brook Dog Training Club

Crowborough Centre

Pete Meiners - 01892 664 762 e: Petemeiners@aol.com www.ashdownfoe.co.uk Meet: Last Thurs each month, Brambletye Hotel, Forest Row (all welcome)

Facilities for Hire

Noel Austin - 01892 655 298 Meet: Weds 7pm at Jarvis Brook Memorial Hall (Kennel Club Associated)

Crowborough Common Web Forum

A multipurpose community venue for Crowborough. Lin Lucas - 01892 653 823 e: info@crowboroughcentre.info

A web-based forum for the exchange

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Rotherfield Village Hall

Booking Clerk: 01892 660 138 / email bookings@rotherfieldvillagehall.co.org www.rotherfieldvillagehall.co.uk

Hobbies & Interests 1st Crowborough

3x Beavers - 6 to 8 yrs 3x Cub packs - 8 to 10 ½ yrs 2x Scouts - 10 ½ to 14 yrs 1x Explorer - 14 to 18 yrs Contact - 01892 611 817

Air Training Corp 1414 (Crowborough) Squadron

For young people aged 13 to 20 Mark Hobbs - 01892 654 062 or 07984 533 937 Meet: Mon and Thurs 7.15pm-9.30pm, Bldg 3, Crowborough Training Camp e: oc.1414@aircadets.org

Army Cadet Force (No8 Crowborough Detachment PWRR)

Excellent training facilities with qualified staff for ages 12 ½ to 18 yrs David Shearn - 01892 668 022 Meet: Mon and Weds 7.15pm - 9.30pm, Crowborough Army Camp.

Crowborough Flower Club (NAFAS Affiliated)

Marjorie - 01892 654 725 Meet: 1st Thurs each month, 7.15pm at C’borough Community Hall, Pine Grove

Crowborough Historical Society

Gareth Hockin - 07909 778 329 or garethhockin@hotmail.co.uk Meet: 1st Tues each month, 8pm at Crowborough Centre (excl. Jan & Aug)

Crowborough Horticultural

Society Michèle Jenner - 01892 652 960 Meet: Last Tues each month at the Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove 7.15 for 7.30pm. Annual Subscription £15, non-members £4 per meeting.

Crowborough Locomotive Society

Help to run a miniature railway John Wood - 01892 852 741 Meet: Goldsmiths Centre

Crowborough Model Boat Club

Joe Coppendale - 01732 366 358 Goldsmiths Centre, Boating Lake, W/Es


4x Rainbow Units - girls 5-7 yrs 5x Brownie Packs - girls 7-10 yrs 5x Guide Units - girls 10-14 yrs 1x Ranger Unit - girls 14-26 yrs Trefoil Guild - 18-108 yrs Marion Thorpe - 01892 655 972 www.crowguiding.co.uk

Jarvis Brook Horticultural Society Helen Jenkins - 01892 665 185 or email helen@steeproad.fsnet.co.uk We hold two open shows a year and subscription is £3 a year which allows 10% discount at several nurseries.

Pine Grove Pictures

Monthly film screening at Crowborough Community Centre. For more information go to: www.pinegrovepictures.org.uk email hello@pinegrovepictures.org.uk

St.John Ambulance (Crowborough)

Contact: ray.cassford@sja.org.uk Meet: St.John Ambulance HQ, Westbury House, Park Road. Cadets: Weds (Term time) 6.30-8pm (10+ yrs) Adults: Weds 7.45-9.30pm (18+)

St.John Ambulance Fellowship, Crowborough Branch

Ron Davis - 01892 655 288 Meet: 2nd Tues each month 2-4 pm.

Taoist Tai Chi Society

International society and a registered charity with Beginner Tai Chi classes for Health and Wellbeing Michael Kilby - kilbymw@gmail.com / 01892 664495 www.taoist.org.uk

Wealden Model Aircraft Society

Bob Hart - 01892 852 137 Meet: 1st Tues each month at Five Ash Down village hall - 8-10pm - www. wealdenflyers.co.uk

Organisations & Societies Adult College for Rural E. Sussex

Adult learning courses for all Contact: 01825 761 820 www.acreslearning.org.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meet: Every Friday 8-9.30 pm at the United Church, Croft Road, Crowborough TN6 1HA

Alderbrook Community

Association Meet: 2nd Tues each month at 7pm, St Richard’s Church Hall, Fermor Road

Crowborough &

District Lions Club Frank Lees - 01892 654 196 Meet: 2nd Tues each month at Croft Road Social Club (opp Waitrose) www.crowlions.org.uk

Crowborough Bonfire

& Carnival Society Nigel Cassford - 01892 661 675

Crowborough Foodbank

Emergency food & support for local people in crisis. Contact: 07936 515 798 info@crowborough. foodbank.org.uk www.crowborough. foodbank.org.uk

Crowborough Friends of Hospice in the Weald Fund raising activities for Hospice in the Weald Contact: Joy Bruce - 01892 664 036

Crowborough Support Group of Parkinsons UK

Clubs and Organisations

Crowborough St John’s WI Hall

For sufferers and their carers, just for a sociable and friendy afternoon. Hilary Brown - 01892 654 324 Meet: 2nd Weds each month, 3pm in the Coffee bar in the Old Hall All Saints Church Chapel Green.

Friends of Rotherfield & Brook Surgeries

Registered Charity Bob Ely - 01892 852 659 rdely@tiscali.co.uk

Friends of Crowborough Hospital

The Friends Office, Crowborough Hospital, South View Rd, TN6 1HB Tel: 01892 664 626 e: enquiries@foch.org.uk

Friends of Saxonbury House Surgery Saxonbury Hse, Croft Rd, TN6 1DL Jenny Scott - 01892 653 431 Jarvis Brook Community Assoc.

Carolyn Wickens - 01892 665 563 Meet: 2nd Weds each month, Jarvis Brook Scout Hall

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Registered Charity and Orthopaedic Hospital for NHS and private patients. Contact: 01892 665 577 St Johns Road, Crowborough E: info@horder.co.uk www.hordercentre.co.uk

Rotary Club of Crowborough

Malcolm - 01892 653 791 crowboroughrotary9@ sky.com Meet: 1st & 3rd Mon at Barnsgate Manor / 2nd & 4th Mon at Crow & Gate - www.rotary1120.org/ crowborough

Rotherfield & Mark X Bonfire Society

Chairman: Mr Les Pike 01892 852 252

Royal British Legion

New members welcome David Harris - 01892 660 235 secretary.rblcrow@talktalk. net Meet: Every 2nd Wednesday at the Social Club, Croft Road.

Society of Friends of Montargis

Montargis - French twin town with Crowborough Visits and activities Mary Collins - 01892 662 676

Uckfield, Heathfield, Lewes & District Multiple Sclerosis Branch

Membership & Physiotherapy Jenny Gearing - 01892 764 292

Outdoors High Weald Walkers

All day, intermediate & morning walks Clive Grumett - 01342 825 518 Meet: Every Tuesday

Parents & Toddlers Baby/Toddler Song (up to 4yrs)

Excellent for social skills and rhythm. Dawn Shearn - 01892 668 022 e: dshearn@hotmail.com Meet: Thursdays 10.45am-12pm, Salvation Army, Bayhall Road, Tunbridge Wells

Crowborough Children’s Centre

Contact: 01323 464 380

Every Weds 9:45-10:15am & 10:4511:30am - Free Music and Rhyme session for 0 – 5 years (term time only) Every Thurs 10 -11:30am - Free Pop In & Play session for 0 – 5 yrs (term time only) Beacon Community College, Green Lane, Crowborough TN6 2XB

Parent & Toddler Group

Contact: 01892 652 996 Meet: Mon & Fri 9.30-11.30am, United Church, Croft Road

Parent & Toddler Grp Hickory Dickory

Crowborough St.John’s W.I.

Keep fit classes; craft & book club Jean Rumary - 01892 661 406 Meet: 1st Weds each month, 2.15pm at W.I. Hall, Ghyll Rd

Crowborough U3A

Tea, Coffee, Toys Contact: 01892 661 027 Meet: Thurs, 10am-12pm (term time) St Michael’s Church Hall, Jarvis Brook


Café-style morning for women, crèche provided Contact: 01892 652 081 Meet: Every Tuesday during term-time, 10-11.45am, All Saints New Halls www.allsaintscrowborough.org/refresh

Rotherfield Parent and Toddler Group

Wide variety of toys and activities incl. art and craft, singing and baby area. Contact: Laura Harrison - 07801 813993 Meet: Rotherfield Memorial Hall, Mon mornings 9.30-11.30am term-time Cost: £2 per family includes tea and coffee and drink /snack for the children.

Social Groups Brook Valley W.I.

Secretary: 01892 661 840 Meet: 4th Tues each month, 7.30pm at Jarvis Brook Memorial Hall

Crowborough Darby & Joan Club

Age range from 60+ years. Speaker each month. Transport arranged. Sheila - 01892 653 024 Meet: 3rd Thursday each month at 1.30pm, United Church Hall, Croft Road

Crowborough Evening Townswomens Guild

Iris Wallington - 01892 665 962 Meet: 1st Fri each month from 7.45pm at Crowborough Community Hall, Pine Grove

Crowborough Social Club

Mike Wallman - 01892 653 314 Open: Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri/Sat 11am-11.30pm, Sun 12-10.30pm.

Crowborough Social Group of

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E. Sussex Assoc. for the Blind

Contact: 01323 832 252 Meet: 3rd Friday each month - 2-4pm at All Saints Church Hall. (Please call in an advance for an assessment prior to attending the group)

A wide selection of group activities Elizabeth McKay - 01892 610 087 Meet: 3rd Weds each month, 2-4pm at All Saints Church Hall, Chapel Green

Crowborough Vale WI

Craft, Drama, Activity Group & Walking Maureen Peake - 01892 661 444 Meet: 2nd Tuesday each month, 7.30pm at Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove

Mark Cross W.I.

Contact - 01892 852 767 Meet: 3rd. Thurs each month, 7.30pm in Village Hall.

Mayfield & District U3A

E Neafcy - 01435 872 682 Meet: 3rd Thurs each month, 2pm in Mayfield Memorial Hall

ME meetup

A friendly support group for people with ME/CFS and similar illnesses, and their carers. Contact: Graham - 01892 664 904 www.meetup.org.uk

Probus Club Of Crowborough

A social club for retired and Professional Business men. Bob Bruce - 01892 66 7787 / crowboroughprobus@btinternet.com Meet: monthly at the Plough & Horses

Sussex High Weald Dementia Social Group

Joan Brookbank - 01892 662 002 Meet: 2nd Weds each month at Heather View, Beacon Road, TN6 1AS Organised outings.

Sports & Games Badminton Club (Wednesdays)

Friendly Group 18+ Cheryl Harrison - 01892 654 440 Meet every Wed 8-10pm United Church Hall, Croft Road

Beacon Badminton Club Friendly club - four courts


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Beacon Badminton Club (15+ yrs) Jane Sands - 01892 661 325 Meet: Every Fri, 7.45-9.45pm, Beacon College Sports Hall (term time)

A league for the local Petanque clubs. Contact: Chris Faithfull – 01892 665 067 or Jeremy Drew – 01892 652765

Beacon Swimming Club

Secretary: 01892 653 671 www.beaconswimmingclub.co.uk

Crowborough & District Anglers Association

D Stanbridge - 01892 655 504 e: cdaa@talktalk.net www.crowboroughanglers.org.uk

Crowborough & District Sports Association

For information on local sports and recreational clubs Richard Bagwell - 01892 603 000 x256

Crowborough & Rotherfield Jitsu Club

Learn self defence John - 01892 654 100 Meet: Every Thurs, juniors & seniors www.crowboroughjitsu.co.uk

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club

Memberships available. Mens, Ladies and juniors welcome. Secretary 01892 661 511 option 1/2 www.cbgc.co.uk

Crowborough Bridge Club

Nick Levine - 01892 864 706 Meet: Mon & Fri eve / Thur pm at Crowborough Community Centre www.bridgewebs.com/crowborough

Crowborough Chess Club

Don Grant - 01892 654 071 Meet: Fri 7.30pm Crowborough Community Centre

Crowborough Hockey Club

All ages and abilities welcome Vikki Link - 07742 104 142 / vikkilink@live.com training: adults Tues 9-10pm, Hawkenbury Astro Tunbridge Wells, Juniors (7-14yrs) Sat 8.45-10.25am Beacon School Astro

Crowborough Netball

Coaching club for ages 9 to 90, men & women, boys & girls of all abilities! Contact - 07931 980 377 www.crowboroughnetball.com

Crowborough Pétanque Club

John Chamberlain - 01892 668 412 Email John.cpc@talktalk.net Meet: Fri 2pm & Sun 2.30pm at the club

Crowborough & District Petanque League

Crowborough RFC

16 teams from minis to seniors Simon Davies - 01892 663 915 Meet: Steel Cross, Crowborough www.crowboroughrugby.com

Crowborough Runners

Sharon Wheeler - 07508 325 055 Meet: Goldsmith’s Leisure CentreTues 6.30pm Track Session, Weds Club Run: 7.15pm Easy Paced group, 7.30pm Faster paced group, Sun 8.30am training run. Beginners’ group Goldsmith’s Track Mon 6.30pm. Junior Section (secondary school age) Goldsmith’s Track Saturday 9.45am . www.crowboroughrunners.org.uk

Crowborough Table Tennis Club (All ages)

Phil Wilmowski - 01892 661 781 Meet: Every Friday 8-10pm at the Scouts & Guides HQ, Jarvis Brook

Crowborough Tennis & Squash Club

Open to all, all year round Reception: 01892 652 618 Open: Daily at club on Church Road www.crowboroughrackets.org.uk

Crowborough Wolfe Bowling Club

Linda Law - 01892 662 583 Meet: Green - Wolfe Recreation Ground www.crowboroughwolfebowlingclub.com

Dorset Arms Angling Club

Keith Grose - 01892 652 631 info@dorsetarmsangling.co.uk www.dorsetarmsangling.co.uk

East Sussex Junior Badminton Association

We have three squads in and around East Sussex for U11’s,U13/15’sand U17’s. Home fixtures are played at Beacon Community Col. William Brown - 01892 662 700 william@libraaudio.co.uk

Friars Gate Archers

Target and Field archery, beginners courses held each spring. Anthony Arber - 01892 668 330 www.friarsgatearchers.com

Meet: Play league matches on Wed eve at 7.30pm during summer season at Goldsmiths Leisure Centre. (Not every week at home!)

Groombridge Bowling Club

Barry Agutter - 01892 862 796 Meet: Mon, 6pm. Matches Wed, Sat & Sun. Green, off Back Lane, Gromenfield, Groombridge

Jarvis Brook Juniors Football Club

for all boys and girls, aged 4 - 18 Contact: Phil Broom E: secretary@jbjfc.org.uk M: 07714 414616

Kent & Sussex Ski Club Friendly club for all ages. Martin - 01732 454 216 Meet: From 7th Oct, 5pm7pm, Bowles Outdoor Pursuit Centre, Eridge Maresfield Lawn Bowls


Small friendly club. New members welcome Audrey Walsham - 01892 654 464 Meet: Tues & Thurs, 5pm, Maresfield Recreation Ground

Clubs and Organisations

Bryan or Ann - 01892 653 481 Meet: Thursdays, 8-10pm at Beacon Community College Sports Hall

Mayfield Bridge/Chicago Club

Miss E Hodgens - 01435 867 430 Meet: Every Mon in Mayfield Memorial Hall. 1-4pm (Winter), 2-5pm (Summer)

Rotherfield Bowls Club

North Rd (rear of cricket/football pitch). Small friendly club, all welcome. Ron Lamport - 01892 664 973

St Johns Badminton Club – “The Friendly Club”

John Benham - 01892 852649 Meet: Thursdays 7.30-9.30 pm at Freedom Leisure (Goldsmiths), 3 courts. First session free, come try us out!

Wealden Cycle Club Crowborough

Outings 5 days a week for cyclists of all abilities. Please visit our website at www.wealdencycleclub.co.uk.

Goldsmiths Petanque Club

New members welcome. Secretary: Herbie Edwards 01892 665783

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Latest news Annual Chamber Review

On Thursday 18th September Crowborough and District Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Annual Chamber review at the Crowborough Community Centre. The Review is a chance to look back on what The Chamber has achieved in the last year and forward to future plans, the evening will also include the presentation of the Annual Chamber Awards. The evening is open to members and non members and includes a free buffet and the chance to network with other businesses from the area. Since its formation in September 2011 The Chamber has become a respected voice for business, with local councils, authorities and decision makers contacting the Chamber on a regular basis for information, views and feedback. The monthly Chamber and Networking Meetings have attracted businesses from around the area, keeping them updated on news, available funding and local charities and organisations as well as giving them the opportunity to meet and find out more about each other. The popularity of the Loyalty Card, with over 500 entries each month, and the continued success of the Summer Fun day are two of the very visible Chamber successes. Members have also benefitted from a number of other initiatives such as training events and networking opportunities as well as Chamber led campaigns including the continuing debate over the Ashdown Forest Habitats Directive and the issues around car parking in the town, with The Chambers ideas concerning station car parking being considered at a higher level. Anyone wishing to attend the Review or should contact the Chamber Secretary by Friday 12th September. Any business interested in joining should contact the Chamber Secretary, see www.crowboroughchamber.co.uk for more details.

**Monthly Business Breakfast Networking Meetings** Held on the first Tuesday of each month at The Millbrook Garden Centre Coffee Shop from 7.45-8.45am. Email secretary@crowboroughchamber.co.uk to request an invitation. This event is FREE.

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Send in your completed crossword by Friday 3rd October for your chance to WIN a basket of foot care products (worth £25) courtesy of The Courtyard Clinic, The Cross, London Road - tel: 01892 654 978 www.courtyardcliniccrowborough.co.uk


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NAME: ................................................................... TEL: ....................................... ADDRESS: ............................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................... Closing date for entries is Friday 3rd October 2014. Winner and crossword solution to be announced in the next issue of The Crowborough Directory. First correct entry drawn will

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July/August winner! CONGRATULATIONS to: L Benham of Rotherfield who wins a bottle of Champagne courtesy of The Barrister Broker.

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Get your entry in by Friday 3rd October 2014 for your chance to win this issue’s prize courtesy of The Courtyard Clinic.

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Courtyard Clinic Across Down 1. You’ll find lots keen to avoid this denizen of the 1. Terrified shout at southern dairy product (6) dead (8) 2. Can the New Testament men place a spell on 5. Drink to the ghostly apparition (6) you? (11) 8. 2nd class company let bones form part of road 3. Ooze out from a previous island (7) surface (11) 4. Tip bin out looking for pen tip (3) 10. Atmospheric layer found in the thermals (5) 5. I get 50 cents to use for pattern maker (7) 11. G  ained a point with another inside but was 6. Bury hospital worker without point (5) bitterly rejected (7) 7. Dress appropriately to follow the latest 13. Terrible beast found in a demon’s territory (7) fashions (8) 14. Hear the wolves baying like the wind (7) 9. Put up with a tight embrace from old grizzly 16. Keep quiet about mother (3) (4,3) 17. O  ld film star Will make it when the sun shines 12. Horrifying vision not wished by 21a (11) (3) 15. Union meeting with joint result (7) 18. Was angered and so upset (7) 16. The witching hour, when camels go to bed at 21. Sleepy head not really concentrating (7) oasis? (8) 23. On alert for something imaginary (3,4) 19. Leave behind when live music is being played (7) 25. B  eastly creatures found hiding in log residences! (5) 20. Expresses sorrow about the code format(7) 26. Serious excavator working in cemetery (11)

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24. Edgar’s poem of little black bird (5)

29. Firearm part found in trousers (8)

27. Slang mouth of George Oscar Brown (3)

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Useful Numbers

September/October 2014  The Crowborough Directory Health Care Crowborough Hospital 01892 652 284 Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust 01892 526 111 Hospice in the Weald 01892 820 500 NHS Direct (free from landline/ mobile) - 111 Brook House Centre, C’boro Hill 01892 652 850 Saxonbury House, Croft Road 01892 603 131 The Surgery, Beacon Road 01892 652 233 Support Alcoholics Anonymous 08457 697 555 Citizens Advice Bureau 01892 655 303 Childline 0800 1111 Clued Up Info (persons aged 11-25yrs) 01892 661 990

CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111 Crowborough Foodbank 07936 515 798 N.S.P.C.C. (help & advice) 0808 800 500 Police - Non-emergency 101 R.S.P.C.A. (cruelty & advice) 0300 1234 999 Samaritans 08457 90 90 90

Gas, National Grid 0800 111 999 South East Water 0333 0000 365

Transport Bus enquiries -Arriva 01622 697 000 -Brighton & Hove 01273 886 200 -CTLA 01273 517 332 -Renown Coaches 01424 210 744 -Traveline 0871 200 2233 National Rail Enquiries 08457 484 950 Airport - General Enquiries -Gatwick 0844 892 0322 -Heathrow 0844 335 1801 Suppliers Electricity 0800 783 8866

The Natural Health Centre www.thenhc.net Ryde House, Whitehill Road Crowborough 01892 610022 The Natural Health Centre provides access to experts in therapies that can enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing, relationships, work, confidence, stress management, vitality and more. If you want to learn how to feel great all the time, please come and visit us, look at the website, or give us a call.

Local Services | Information Community Centre 01892 653 823 Crowborough Town Council 01892 652 907 Charles Hendry MP 0207 219 8238 East Sussex County Council 0345 608 0190 ESCC Highways 0345 608 0193 Library 0345 608 0195 (Renewals) 0345 608 0196 (Enquiries) Post Office 0845 722 3344 St. John Ambulance 01892 610 183 Tourist Information 01892 652 907 Wealden District Council 01323 443 322



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Southpoint ........................................43 Plumbing All Pc Services Ltd ...........................8 Electricians Digby Fox ..........................................10 DS Services (UK) Ltd ......................6 Eridge Plumbing & Heating .....37

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Pine Grove Pictures ..........................3 Improvements Weald Home & Gift Fayre ............29 Redwing Roofing ........................7 Laura Burton-Lawrence Southern Property Support .....47 Marketing ........29 Estate Agents Traditional Builders .....................8 LeGrys Rotherfield ....................48 Muesli Mafia ...................9 Careways Trust ...................................7 Careways Trust ..........45 Laurel Tree Fruit Farms .....................1 Anthony J Taylor ......19 Allseasons Landscaping ...............20 CM Carpentry ...........29 Ashwoods Tree Work ...................17 Detailed Landscapes .................10 Pearl Carpentry & Joinery Services ...19 John’s Gardening Services .........19 Natural Landscapes ...................11 Cars - Dealers & Steven Jones Automatic Gates ...39



Health & Safety Explained ......43


Scrap Wanted ....................................19

Singing Groups

inChoir ..................................................13

Skip Hire

BG Motor Services ..13 Crowborough Glassworks ..........15 Skip X ................................................40 Kennedy Bros ..............11

Chiropodists &

Health & Fitness

Slimming World ............................10

Podiatrists Splash Aquafit .................................44

Beacon Chiropody Clinic ...........19 The Courtyard Clinic ................39 Jewellery Cleaning Jewellery Cleaning.............................8


MC Timoney Chiropractic .......10 Kitchens Beechwood Home Cleaning/Domestic Services Improvements ..........17 Bishops Cleaning Services .............7 Music Lessons Magiclean ..........................................40 Saxophone Lessons ..........................8

Complementary Therapies

Natural Health Centre ..................44 Osteopaths Helen Dunn ......................................39

Computer Services

SBG Computers ..............................20 Painting & Decorating TWS Computer Services ..............9 Chris Warren ......................................6 PWC ...................................................44 Domestic Oil & Tank Sarah’s Painting Services ...............9


Geoff Boorman Fuels ................15 Pet Supplies The Pet Food Shop* ...........................5

46 Please call 01732 864 878 to advertise


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September/October 2014  The Crowborough Directory

Profile for Laura

The Crowborough Directory - Issue 57 - Sep/Oct 2014  

The independent business directory and community magazine for people living and working in the TN6 post code area.

The Crowborough Directory - Issue 57 - Sep/Oct 2014  

The independent business directory and community magazine for people living and working in the TN6 post code area.