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Contents 16, 18

Editor’s Note


What’s On in February


Clubs & Organisations


Puzzle Page


What’s On in January


Useful Numbers


Business Page


Sudoku Solution


Feature: Claire Nash Solicitors


Index of Advertisers

Look out for News from the Community articles throughout the magazine p24




Get in touch Editor: Laura Lawrence 07775 682 127 The Crowborough Magazine is an independent publication produced by Laura Lawrence.

March/April 2020 copy deadline: Friday 31st January 2020 Printed by: Newman Thompson Print Media Distributed by: Royal Mail throughout the TN6 area

@crowboroughmagazine @LauraCLawrence /in/lauraclawrence The Crowborough Magazine cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or endorse companies, products or services that appear in this magazine. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior permission of The Editor.

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Fundraising in 2019 at Dawson Hart As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect on another successful year of fundraising for a deserving charity. This year the firm has been raising money for Hospice in the Weald, a charity which offers free care 24-hours a day, to patients with a terminal illness and support to their family, friends and carers. To help raise funds, we have been hosting events throughout the year, such as an Easter Egg Hunt, Barn Dance and a Quiz Night! Colleagues at Dawson Hart have also dressed down in the office, baked yummy treats and taken part in a 10k run! We are proud to announce that we raised £5,142.12 for Hospice in the Weald which is the result of the dedication of staff, friends, family, clients and local businesses who have come together to support this amazing charity. We would like to thank everyone for their support this year – we could not have done it without you! We are pleased to reveal that our charity of the year for 2020 is SUSSEX SUPPORT SERVICES! Please check our website to keep updated on future fundraising events! From everyone at Dawson Hart – we wish you all the best for 2020!

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Note from the Editor... Dear Readers,

***Happy New Year*** I hope you all enjoyed the festive season and are feeling raring to go for 2020. Have you made any resolutions for the new year ahead? I always set myself a few goals and try to be realistic with what I want to achieve. It’s always very satisfying to be able to tick off the milestones as I move forward to reach each goal. I like to spend the first couple of weeks of the year getting myself organised after the Christmas period so the foundations are set for a good year ahead. As always, there is plenty going on in and around the area. Maybe you’re thinking of getting out more and making new friends? There are so many vibrant clubs and organisations around which you’ll find listed in the magazine (listed on pages 20-22), there really is something for everyone. Over the years I have met up with quite a few of the groups and have always had a good time. From flower arranging to fishing, I’ve got to try quite a few new things myself. Take a look and see what tempts you! This year we have an extra day in our calendar as of course it is a leap year! I just like the thought of having another 24-hours to get more things done :-) I wonder if we’ll have any leap day babies in the area? I’d love to hear from any readers who do. Maybe there are a few romantic ladies out there planning on proposing to their significant others? I would like to do a leap year special feature in a future issue so please email me,, to share your leap day joy and include a picture! In the last issue you might recall The Crowborough Players ran a competition to win family tickets to their pantomime ‘A Christmas Carol’ which was held at the Community Centre last month - the question was ‘What was the first pantomime the Crowborough Players performed at the Community Centre?’ Well done to everyone who got the answer correct, it was Cinderella. Congratulations to Lorna Marter and family who won and I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed the performance. I’m delighted to inform you that the popular Crowborough Expo will be back on March 31st 2020. Organised by the Crowborough & District Chamber of Commerce, it gives local businesses the opportunity to meet and engage with potential clients and suppliers as well as to network with like-minded people. The event is also open to the general public who will have the opportunity to speak to local businesses and find out more about the services operating on their doorsteps. 16 | •

Is your loved one coping this winter? Here at Sussex Housing & Care we know that winter can be the hardest time of year for the older generation, with longer nights, the colder weather and loneliness all setting in. We want to help people over 65 stay healthy and safe. Book now to get one week* free respite care.

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Please remember that the community pages are FREE for local groups, organisations and charities to promote themselves, their events and good work. Just email your content to me and I can include it in the relevant issue. The Crowborough Miniature Railway have already booked their free full page feature for the next issue to coincide with their opening for the new season. What has your group got coming up? As always, please do mention ‘The Crowborough Magazine’ if you are responding to anything you’ve seen in this publication as it helps to secure it’s future. The next deadline is Friday 31st January for the March/April 2020 issue which will be distributed during the last week of February. Until next time...

Laura Lawrence | Editor - The Crowborough Magazine | 07775 682 127 | PO Box 142, Edenbridge TN8 9AQ Twitter: @LauraCLawrence | Facebook: @crowboroughmagazine

Copy deadlines and distribution dates for 2020 March/April 2020

September/October 2020


31 January 2020


31 July 2020


24 February 2020


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May/June 2020

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July/August 2020

January/February 2021


29 May 2020


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Clubs and Organisations Amateur Dramatics, Music & Dance Ashdown Scottish Country Dance Club - 01892 655971 Buxted Symphony Orchestra - 01435 864559 Crowborough Choral Society - Crowborough Jubilee Choir - 01892 65298 - The Crowborough Players - 01892 300567 - Crowborough Singing for Fun Ladies Choir - 07852 427346 Downsmen Corps Youth Marching Band - 01892 740182 - Groombridge Amateur Dramatic Society - Hartfield Singers - 01892 611414 inChoir - 01342 760078 - Mayfield Band - 01435 872007 - Mayfield Festival Choir - 01825 830277 Mayfield Youth Band - 01892 653422 MHG Ballroom & Latin Dance Club - 01892 655175 Rotherfield Players - What You Will Theatre Youth Drama Club - 01892 300399 -

Animals & Nature Brook Dog Training Club - 01892 655298 Crowborough Common Forum - Wildlife A&E - 07709 574665 or 07767 058727 High Weald Beekeepers - 01892 654044 Powdermill Trust for Nature Conservation - 01424 426986

Charities Friends of Crowboro Citizens Advice - World In Need - 01892 669 834 -

Facilities for Hire 1st Crowborough Scout Hall - All Saints Church Halls and All Saints Church Centre - 01892 652 081 Crowborough Centre - 01892 653823 -

Jarvis Brook Guide Hall - 01892 665910 Jarvis Brook Memorial Hall - 01892 663 104 Rotherfield Village Hall - 01892 660138 - St John’s Church Hall – 07973 844685 St John’s WI Hall (Ghyll Rd) - 01892 653957 St Michaels Church Jarvis Brook Church Hall - 01892 663497 St Richards Church and Hall - 01892 611318 - United Church Crowborough - 01892 665493 -

Hobbies & Interests Arts Society Ashdown Forest - - 01892 663388 Chatterley Carvers - 01892 610534 Crowborough Arts - 01892 664 534 - Crowborough Arty Mates - 01892 652 703 Crowborough Creative Arts Group - 01892 663012 Crowborough Flower Club - 01892 654725 Crowborough Healthy Walk - 07740 899559 Crowborough Heritage Group - 01892 663511 Crowborough Historical Society - 07956 214 935 - - Crowborough Horticultural Society- 01892 652960 Crowborough Locomotive Society - 01892 852741 Crowborough Model Boat Club - 01342 850605 Crowborough R.C. Vehicle Club - 01892 459003 Crowborough Rotherfield Art Group - 01892 663619 High Weald Walkers - 01342 825 518 Knit Together - 01892 660069 Pine Grove Pictures - St.John Ambulance Fellowship - 01892 655288 Sunflower Quilters - 01825 760 27 Taoist Tai Chi Society - 01892 664495 - Wealden Model Aircraft Society - 01892 852137 -

Organisations & Societies Adult College for Rural East Sussex - 01825 761820 - Alderbrook Community Assoc. -

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Brighter Crowborough - Crowborough & District Lions Club - 01892 654196 - Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Society - 07880 880160 - Crowborough Community First Responders - 07780 976041 - Crowborough Foodbank - 07936 515798 - Friends of Crowborough Hospital - 01892 664626 - Friends of Rotherfield & Brook Surgeries - 01892 852659 - Friends of Saxonbury House Surgery - - The Horder Centre - 01892 665577 - Jarvis Brook Community Association - 01892 665563 Rotherfield & Mark X Bonfire Society - 01892 664347 Royal British Legion - 01825 765348 - Society of Friends of Montargis - 01892 315707 St.John Ambulance -

Parents & Toddlers Baby/Toddler Song - 01892 668022 - Hickory Dickory - 01892 661565 ‘Little Fishes’ - 01892 665493 Noah’s Ark - 01892 652081 Revive - 01892 652081 Rotherfield Group -

Social Groups & Clubs Ashdown Probus Club - Brook Valley WI - 01892 661380 Crowborough Darby & Joan Club - 01892 653024 Crowborough Evening Townswomens Guild - 01892 669004 Crowborough Social Club - 01892 653314 Crowborough St.John’s WI - 01892 661364 Crowborough U3A - 01892 654278 Crowborough Vale WI - 01892 661444 Mark Cross WI - 01892 852 767 Mayfield & District U3A - 01892 852128 Probus Club Of Crowborough - 01892 664036 - Rotherfield WI - 01892 853 72

Sports & Games Aztec Badminton Club (Monday Eve) - 01892 663593 -

Badminton Club (Wednesdays) - 01892 654440 Beacon Badminton Club (15+ yrs/Fridays) - 01892 661325 Beacon Swimming Club - 01892 653671 - Crowborough Beacon Badminton Club (Thursdays) - 01892 653481 - Crowborough & District Anglers Association - 01273 586240 - Crowborough & District Pétanque League - 01892 665067 Crowborough & District Sports Association - 01892 603000 x256 Crowborough & Rotherfield Jitsu Club - 01892 654100 - Crowborough Beacon Golf Club - 01892 661511 - Crowborough Bridge Club - 01892 864706 - Crowborough Chess Club - 01892 654071 Crowborough Hockey Club - Danielle Newitt - 07771 805 610 - Crowborough Netball - 07931 980377 - Crowborough Pétanque Club - 01892 668412 - Crowborough RFC - 01892 663915 - Crowborough Runners - 07508 325055 Crowborough Table Tennis Club - 01892 661781 - Crowborough Tennis & Squash Club - 01892 652618 - Crowborough Wolfe Bowling Club - 01892 665741 - Dorset Arms Angling Club - 01892 652631 - East Sussex Junior Badminton Association - 01892 662700 - Friars Gate Archers - 01892 668330 - Goldsmiths Petanque Club - 01892 665783 Groombridge Bowling Club - 01892 862796 Jarvis Brook Juniors Football Club - 07875 878835 - Maresfield Lawn Bowls Club - 01892 665178 Mayfield Bridge/Chicago Club - 01435 867430 Rotherfield Bowls Club - 01892 664 973 St Johns Badminton Club “The Friendly Club” - 01892 852649 Wealden Cycle Club C’borough - • | 21

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Clubs and Organisations continued... Support

Young People

Alcoholics Anonymous - 0800 9177650 - Al-Anon Family Groups - 0800 0086 811 - Crowborough Support Group of Parkinson’s UK - 01892 654324 Crowborough Social Group of East Sussex Association for the Blind - 01323 832252 Ditch the Slippers - ME meetup - Lisa: 01892 309 562 - Memory Moments Café - 01273 494300 Uckfield, Heathfield, Lewes & District Multiple Sclerosis Branch - 01892 764292 Slimming World Crowborough - 01892 610297

1st Crowborough Scouts - 01892 664261 - Air Training Corp 1414 Squadron - 01892 654062 - Army Cadet Force - 01273 552222 - Boys Brigade - 01892 653 272 - - Girlguiding – 01892 664678 - - Girlguiding – 01892 664 Youth Groups at All Saints (Tuesdays) – 01892 652081

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What’s On in January Community Centre, J&K Gallery Saturday 25th January or on the door. Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-12.30pm, Car Thursday 16th January Park, Crowborough Social Club, Angel’s Business Networking Croft Road. Event - 9.45am-12pm. A Thursday 9th January child friendly FREE business Arts Society Ashdown networking event open to Forest - 2pm, Crowborough everyone in business, with Community Centre. Lecture and without children. An by Meri Arichi - ‘Pictures of opportunity for support, the Floating World: Ukiyo-e knowledge sharing and Woodblock Prints’. Meri Arichi business opportunities. A will lead us into the “Floating chance to network with like Saturday 25th January World” of Japanese woodblock minded people, a guest Burns Night Ceilidh - 7.15 for prints first seen in the 16th speaker to discuss a new 7.30pm start, All Saints Church, century and later received with business topic each month, Chapel Green. Tickets £7.50, enthusiasm in the West by refreshments and a crèche for includes buffet, live music the Impressionist and Postthe children. Contact angels. (with dancing) and other Impressionist movements. for entertainment. Bring your Members free, visitors £6. your free ticket and more own drink glasses. Call 01892 Refreshments follow the information. 652 081. lecture. Thursday 30th January Crowborough Afternoon Tea (for those with memory issues including Dementia) - 2-4pm, Heather View Care Home - ‘Dance through the years’. A free service for local people with memory loss or other dementias and their carers. Different activities each th Friday 10 January - Pine month, cakes, tea and coffee Grove Pictures - ‘Film: th Everyone welcome. Call 01892 ‘Fisherman’s Friends’. A cynical Saturday 18 January - Men Behaving Dadly 9-10.30am, 653634. Organised by Wealden London music executive heads All Saints Church, Chapel Dementia Action Alliance. to a Cornish village for a stag weekend where he is pranked Green. For dads and other IF YOU HAVE A COMMUNITY carers and their kids (age 0-7) into trying to sign a group EVENT TAKING PLACE IN to play, meet one another of shanty singing fishermen. MARCH/APRIL 2020, PLEASE and enjoy coffee and other Doors open 7pm, film starts EMAIL DETAILS TO: refreshments. £2.50 per family. at 8pm. Drinks available. Call 01892 652 081 for more Tickets £8 (reduced to £4 if you information. become a member) from the 24 | •

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Business Page 2019 was another busy year for The Crowborough and District Chamber of Commerce The Chamber is keen to support our young people make the transition from education to the world of work. As in previous years, members carried out a number of mock job interviews as part of Beacon Academy’s UCAS/ Careers Day to give students a flavour of what to expect when they do it for real. Feedback has been universally positive with all involved saying how useful the experience was. The Enterprise Centre at Pine Grove finally opened its doors in 2019 and is already Chamber President Jeremy Woolger (L) presenting a proving to be the great asset it promised to cheque to the Royal British Legion Crowborough* be. Many businesses have already made the building their home and we look forward to welcoming more to the town in 2020. The Chamber continued it’s support for worthy local charities and organisations from the generous donations made by visitors to the Summer Fun Day held in the town centre at the start of June. The main recipient was Clued Up Info to which we presented a cheque for £1,000. Another beneficiary was The Crowborough Branch of the Royal British Legion to which the Chamber gave £500 towards their annual Poppy Appeal. Thank you to all those that gave money to these worthy causes. The Fun Day will be taking a hiatus in 2020, allowing the Chamber time to review how to move forward with running such a large event relying solely on volunteers. A decision regarding future years is hoped for by the end of the summer. The Chamber’s thanks go out to all those that have given help in the past Throughout 2020 The Crowborough & District Chamber of Commerce will continue to promote the commercial and general interests of businesses in Crowborough, making representation to local government, statutory bodies and consultative panels and providing networking and growth opportunities to business. If you are a local business, charity, organisation or group and would be interested in joining the Chamber then please visit our website for details regarding membership. *Picture courtesy of Roger Bloxham 26 | •

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Claire Nash Solicitors When it comes to getting legal advice, it’s always difficult to know where to go, particularly when it’s required for matters of a more sensitive nature. Local solicitor, Claire Nash, understands the stress that going through any legal matter can cause, which is why she will do what she can to make the process as stress free as possible for her clients - whether it’s making a will, obtaining equity release, marital affairs or administrating a loved one’s estate. Claire also understands the importance of being flexible to meet her clients and offers an out of hours, home visit service if required, be it during office hours, evenings or at weekends.


It is estimated that over 60% of the adult population in the UK do not have a will. It is not as complicated as people may think - a simple Will can be surprisingly inexpensive, even when drafted by a qualified solicitor. To not have a Will in place could mean your assets may not go to your chosen beneficiaries.

Matrimonial Matters

If you are considering divorce or separation, or if you’ve received a divorce petition from your spouse or civil partner, please come and talk to us. Claire offers a free initial consultation where you are able to discuss the process and issues which concern you most. You’ll be able to ascertain whether any further professional input is necessary and this initial consultation is offered on a no obligation basis. You’ve got nothing to lose by speaking to Claire first.

a lump sum payment, perhaps for home improvements, a luxury purchase or as a gift to a loved one for a deposit on a home for example. You should always seek advice from a qualified independent financial advisor to take you through your options before engaging the services of an equity release solicitor.

Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint a person(s) to make decisions about matters concerning you if you ever become unable to make those decisions yourself. It gives you the chance to appoint those you know and trust to make decisions that are in your best interests when you are at your most vulnerable.


Probate may be required when a loved one passes away. Essentially it means the accessing and distribution of the person’s estate according to their Will (if they left one) or according to the law of intestacy (if they did not leave a Will). You will not need to pay money up front on a probate matter - fees and disbursements are paid from the estate monies when they become available. If you find yourself in need of legal advice in any of the above matters, remember Claire Nash Solicitors aim to provide you with the highest professional service and advice, whilst always being approachable, personal, caring and committed to helping you achieve your desired outcomes, and they’re local. Call Claire Nash Solicitors on 01892 731 082 or email

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What’s On in February Saturday 8th February - The Screwtape Letters - 7.30pm, All Saints Church, Chapel Green. Tickets £10 from uk. The Screwtape Letters is an award-winning satirical comedy that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Nigel Forde’s “sparkling script” and David Robinson’s “impressive Screwtape” (The Stage) bring to life C.S. Lewis’ classic book, which has sold millions of copies worldwide. Thursday 13th February - Arts Society Ashdown Forest - 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre. ‘I Got the Dust Bowl Blues: Texas & Oklahoma Photographs Art & Music’ - Lecturer John Francis will explore some of the key artists of the 1930s such as abstract painters Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning and the social realism of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Ben Shahn. The soundtrack of the era was provided by Woody Guthrie and Jimmie Rogers. Arts Society Ashdown Forest members free, visitors £6. Refreshments follow the lecture.

Friday 14th February - Pine Grove Pictures - ‘Film: ‘Pond Life. It’s summertime 1994 in a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster when a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby ponds. Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm. Drinks available. Tickets £8 (reduced to £4 if you become a member) from the Community Centre, J&K Gallery or on the door.

Saturday 22nd February - Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-12.30pm, Car Park, Crowborough Social Club, Croft Road. Thursday 27th February Crowborough Afternoon Team (for those with memory issues including Dementia) - 2-4pm, Woodlands Care Home - ‘African Drumming’. A free service for local people with memory loss or other dementias and their carers. Different activities each month, cakes, tea and coffee Everyone welcome. Call 01892 653634. Organised by Wealden Dementia Action Alliance.

Saturday 15th February - Men Behaving Dadly - 9-10.30am, All Saints Church, Chapel Green. For dads and other carers and their kids (age 0-7) to play, meet one another and enjoy coffee and other refreshments. £2.50 per family. Saturday 29th February Call 01892 652 081 for more Penshurst Choral Society information. Presents: Faure, Haydn & Mendelssohn - 7.30pm, St th Thursday 20 February John the Baptist, Penshurst Angel’s Business Networking TN11 8BL. Tickets £12.50 Event - 9.45am-12pm. A Adults, children under 16 child friendly FREE business free via website or on the networking event open to door (cash only) - www. everyone in business, with and without children. An concerts opportunity for support, knowledge sharing and business opportunities. A IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT chance to network with like TAKING PLACE IN MARCH/ minded people, a guest APRIL 2020, PLEASE EMAIL speaker to discuss a new DETAILS TO: business topic each month, refreshments and a crèche for the children. For more info, to have it included in the contact What’s On Section! for your free ticket and more information.

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Across 1 - Seabirds (4) 3 - Take up of a practice (8) 9 - Quivering singing effect (7) 10 - Many times (5) 11 - Spring flower (5) 12 - Manufactured item (7) 13 - Units of linear measure (6) 15 - Current of air (6) 17 - Non-professional (7) 18 - Prodded (5) 20 - Important topic (5) 21 - Citadel in Moscow (7) 22 - Releasing from a duty (8) 23 - L and surrounded by water (4)


Down 1 - S elf-confident and commanding (13) 2 - Ring (5) 4 - Sags (6) 5 - Cameraman (12) 6 - Trespass (7) 7 - Failure to be present at (13) 8 - Entirety (12) 14 - Traditional example (7) 16 - Mythical sea monster (6) 19 - Large ovens (5)

How to Play - Fill the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up. GOOD LUCK! Turn to page 37 for solution

CROSSWORD ANSWERS: Across: 1) Auks 3) Adoption 9) Tremolo 10) Often 11) Oxlip 12) Product 13) Inches 15) Breeze 17) Amateur 18) Poked 20) Issue 21) Kremlin 22) Excusing 23) Isle Down: 1) Authoritative 2) Knell 4) Droops 5) Photographer 6) Intrude 7) Non Attendance 8) Completeness 14) Classic 16) Kraken 19) Kilns

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1 page colour at £200.00 or 2 page colour at £263.00. Only a limited number are included in each issue so please book in advance.

Why advertise in The Crowborough Magazine?

It works for the majority of businesses you see featured in the magazine, that’s why you see them again and again. If you want to win new customers in your local area, this is the place to advertise. Royal Mail deliver the magazine direct through people’s doors, covering the entire TN6 area. With over 11,000 copies going out every other month, you’ll not get better coverage in the local area anywhere else!


Full payment for all ads must be received by the copy deadline date. To qualify for discounts for 3 or 6 issue packages, payment is required up front for the full period. Payment can be made by:  BACS - Details available on invoice  Debit or Credit Card

Advert Design Service

Prices range from £35 to £60, depending on advertisement size. If you wish to submit your own artwork, please create your designs to the following dimensions: Sixteenth page: (h) 45mm x (w) 30mm (portrait only)

Eighth page: (h) 45mm x (w) 63mm (landscape only)

Quarter page: (h) 92mm x (w) 63mm (portrait); or (h) 45mm x (w) 128mm (landscape)

Half page: (h) 92mm x (w) 128mm (landscape); or (h) 188mm x (w) 63mm (portrait)

Full page: Standard - (h) 188mm x (w) 128mm (portrait) with bleed - (h) 210mm x (w) 148mm with 3mm bleed around all edges. For more information: Email | Telephone 07775 682 127 | Website

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Why advertise in The Crowborough Magazine Why advertise your business in The Crowborough Magazine? Quite simply, it works for the majority of businesses you see featured each issue, many of who have been advertising for years! If you want to build your local customer base, increase your profits and make sure the local community knows about your business, advertising in this magazine can really help. The Crowborough Magazine attracts both large and small businesses who want to promote their services locally, with costs kept low to offer excellent value advertising. Smaller businesses, especially those without a ‘shop front’, can promote their services in a quality publication to the people who want to use them.

There are some great reasons to give it a go! Targeted audience: The magazine is delivered to over 11,000 homes and businesses in the TN6 area by Royal Mail every other month. Great value: Prices are kept low so that small businesses can make the most of their advertising budget and appear over a number of issues. It’s a fact that a sustained campaign works better at increasing sales than a one-off advert. All advertisers featured in each issue are listed on the magazine’s website - - giving your business even more exposure. Good Service: From your initial enquiry, we will help you choose the best advertising package for your business according to your budget. We will make sure you have an eye-catching advert with a clear message about your business. Results: We want your advertising to work for you and we will do our best to make sure you get the most out of your campaign. About 80% of the businesses featured in this magazine are repeat advertisers! A good read: The magazine contains interesting local articles, useful information and listings of local events alongside the business advertising. Residents hold onto the magazines until the next issue arrives so that your advert is seen again and again. It’s been around since 2006 and is a well established part of every household.

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The Crowborough Magazine • January/February 2020 Health Care

Crowborough Hospital 01892 652 284 Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (Pembury Hospital) 01892 823 535 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 Al-Anon Family Groups - 800 0086 811 (Helpline) Citizens Advice - 0300 330 9022 Childline - 0800 1111

Clued Up Info (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 - 116 123

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

Easy Access Bathrooms

Suppliers Electricity - 0800 783 8866 Gas, National Grid - 0800 111 999 South East Water - 0333 0000 365

Local Services | Information Community Centre - 01892 653 823 Crowborough Town Council - 01892 652 907 Nus Ghani MP - 0207 219 4619 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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Index of Advertisers *Indicates special offer for readers

Accountants MBS Accounting ..................................6

Funeral Directors Tester & Jones ......................................14

Property Maintenance CI Products ............................................25 Redwing Property Services ......9 Advertising Garden/Outdoor Services St Pierre Contractors .....................11 The Crowborough Magazine .....34 Allseasons Landscaping .....7 & 33 Taylor Building & Maintenance Ashwoods Tree Work ......................29 Services ......29 Bathroom Design/Installation John’s Gardening Services ...........22 Bathe in Safety .....................................36 Tree Hoppers ........................................37 Roofing Redwing Roofing .............................19 Business Services Health & Beauty JK Comms Ltd ...................................29 Appearances Aesthetics ..............37 Skip Hire Slimming World ...............................15 Skip X* ......................................................23 Carpenters/Joiners Pearl Carpentry & Joinery ...........37 Aetherbios Yoga Crowborough .....7 Solicitors Precision Joinery .................................33 Hearing Aids Claire Nash Solicitors .........................8 Owen Hearing ........................................5 Dawson Hart ................................12-13 Chiropodists & Podiatrists Beacon Chiropody Clinic ...........22 Home & Interiors Support Computer/Technology Services ....19

TransFunk Furniture ..........................10

Counselling Responsive Counselling ..................7 Domestic Cleaning Services Magiclean (Carpet & Upholstery) ...19 The Magic Carpet Cleaning Co. ...23

Hotel & Spa Shambala Spa at Hever Hotel ...39 Jobs Home Instead Senior Care ..............1

Travel Nautilus Yachting* ...........................31

Opticians Crowborough Opticians ..................5

Double Glazing/Glaziers Insulation Services ............................25

Osteopaths Helen Dunn ..........................................23

Education Lingfield College .................................3 The Warren Day Nursery & Pre-School ........27

Painting & Decorating Mike Anthony Decorator ...........15 Sarah’s Painting Services ............33

Electrical Appliance Retailers Southpoint Electrical ......................11

Fiona Bannister ..................................15 Sussex Housing & Care ..................17

Picture Framers J&K Gallery .............................................2

Places of Worship Electrician All Saints Crowborough ................40 Electrician Andy ...................................7 Plumbing Financial Advisors Digby Fox ...................................................7 Campbell Munro ..................................6 Eridge Plumbing & Heating ........9 J Gilbert Plumbing & Heating ...22

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March/April 2020 issue

When? On Sundays we have services at 8am, 9.15am, 10.45am, 4pm (monthly) and 6.30pm. Wednesdays 3pm monthly and Fridays 7.30pm second and fourth Friday of the month.

Where? All Saints is on Chapel Green, Church Road, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1ED

All Saints Church, Chapel Green, Church Road, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1ED 01892 652 081

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The Crowborough Magazine - Issue 89 - January/February 2020  

(Formerly The Crowborough Directory) The independent community magazine and business directory for people living and working in and around t...

The Crowborough Magazine - Issue 89 - January/February 2020  

(Formerly The Crowborough Directory) The independent community magazine and business directory for people living and working in and around t...