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Contents 14, 16, 18 Editor’s Note


Feature: Pine Grove Pictures


Feature: Insulation Services


Business Page


What’s On in July


Feature: Singing for Fun


Crowborough Town Council Newsletter, Issue 3 2019


Puzzle Page


Useful Numbers


What’s On in August


Sudoku Solution


Clubs & Organisations


Index of Advertisers


May/June Crossword Winner

Look out for News from the Community articles throughout the magazine





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

September/October 2019 copy deadline: Friday 2nd August 2019 Printed by: Warwick Printing Company Ltd Distributed by: Royal Mail throughout the TN6 area

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Note from the Editor... Dear Readers, As I’m writing my note, always the final page to complete before I go to print, it’s raining outside, the Summer Solstice is on the horizon and I’m planning a short break to Normandy with a group of friends to visit the historic battle sites, made even more poignant as we have just commemorated 75 years since the D-Day landings. I hope the weather improves as we are all travelling by motorbike! The Crowborough Summer Fun Day which took place at the beginning of June saw a fantastic turnout of visitors into the Town Centre. It is such a vibrant day and as always, the sun was shining. I was accompanied to the event by my partner Joe and his dog Teddie who was very excited to see Bagpuss in attendance as the new ‘face’ of Hospices Joe and Teddie never miss of Hope. She couldn’t wait to pose for joining me at this event a picture. You can view more of my pictures from the Fun Day on page 18 of this issue - it’s always a great opportunity for me to catch up with regular advertisers in the magazine. Regular readers may recall that I present my own radio show, The Community Show on Channel Radio. I actually had Hospices of Hope in the studio to talk about all the amazing work their charity carries out in Romania, Moldova, Serbia and Albania. If you want to hear the interview with Anna Perolls, Head of Fundraising & Resources, you can visit my show website at and click on the Past Shows tab and select show #195. Teddie with her idol, Bagpuss

I‘ve had a rather unusual turn of events since signing off for print with the last issue. I received notification that the Big O Vintage Festival due to take place on the 6/7 July has been cancelled! Not so good as I know many people were looking forward to it and they were also giving away tickets for the Prize Crossword as well :-( Thankfully the Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce have stepped in and are giving the winner a family ticket to attend the ‘Edenbridge Motor Show & Music Festival’ taking place on Sunday 8th September 2019. This is one of my favourite events and not just because I get to be the MC on stage for the day but because I love the vehicle displays and all the super musical entertainment. It is a huge event for the local Chamber of 14 | • • 01732 864 878

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Commerce to organise but the team do an amazing job and there are always thousands of people turning out to enjoy the day. Make a note in your diaries NOW and don’t forget to come and visit me around the Interviewing Tommy Hill at last year’s main stage area! Edenbridge Motor Show event

*Name that brew* As part of the Edenbridge Motor Show, Godstone Brewers are creating a special Edenbridge Motor Show brew and the Chamber of Commerce are inviting people to come up with a name for the new brew. The winning name will be chosen before the show and the winner will receive a prize package which will include free tickets and some of the beer. If you’d like to enter, please email your name suggestions to info@ Don’t forget, if you belong to a community organisation and you have an event coming up, it’s FREE to have it included in the What’s On pages of the magazine or News from the Community sections of the magazine. All you need to do is email all your contributions to info@ It really is that easy! Many businesses who advertise in this magazine have really benefited from appearing in here. With over 11,000 copies being delivered direct through the doors of businesses and residents in the TN6 area, it reaches their local target markets. If you want to have a chat about whether advertising your business in this magazine would be of benefit to you, please feel free to give me a call and I will be happy to discuss the options and make any relevant suggestions to you. Before launching my magazines 14 years ago I spent many years working within various marketing roles throughout London. 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 2nd August for the September/October issue which will be distributed during the last week of August. Until next time...

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Local Company Awarded 25 Years ‘Certificate of Excellence’ Established in 1977, Insulation Services is a family-run firm based in Crowborough specialising in windows, doors and conservatories. In recognition of their service to the industry, Insulation Services were recently awarded a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and were presented with a trophy marking over 25 years membership to the Plastics Window Federation (PWF).

The 2019 Platinum ‘Certificate of Excellence’ awarded to Insulation Services is for achieving and maintaining an impeccable trading record with the Federation and demonstrating the highest standards in both installation and customer service. Keith (from PWF) visited Insulation Services’ showrooms to present the award and certificate to the team; pictured with Keith is Stephen (far left), Sharon and Mark (far right).

Stephen Cottingham, Director said: ‘We are very pleased! We take great pride in our work and the customer service we offer, and we make sure that our customers receive the best quality service every time they use us’. Over 90% of business originates from recommendations and repeat customers – carrying out a range of home improvements from small scale repairs (e.g. locks and hinges) through replacement windows and doors, up to new build conservatories and orangeries (including all building works).

Insulation Services works with customers in and around Crowborough and across East and West Susses, Kent and Surrey. They are fully accredited FENSA registered installers and provide full guarantees on all installation works. As well as being members of the Federation of Small Businesses, they have been vetted and monitored by ‘Checkatrade’ since 2012 with over 440 customer reviews posted, scoring impressively on reliability, workmanship and courtesy. In association with ‘Checkatrade’, they are also approved by East Sussex Trading Standards. All this makes for a local reputable business being recognised for long standing service to the residents and business community in and around Crowborough.

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Pictures from the Summer Fun Day

Members of the Crowborough & District Chamber of Commerce who organise the Fun Day event.

Tester & Jones Funeral Services

Staff at K and M Tyres

The Millennia Garden Machinery Team

Funky people Rich and Alexa from TransFunk Furniture

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Everybody loves Bagpuss!

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What’s On in July Monday 8th July Crowborough Singing for Fun Concert - 7.30pm, All Saints Church, Crowborough. Bring a picnic for the event. Entry by donation, in aid of Hospice in the Weald. Thursday 11th July - The Arts Society Ashdown Forest Lecturer: Derek Dexter - “Art UK: Uncovering the Nation’s Hidden Paintings.” - 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre. Since 2007 our lecturer has worked for the acclaimed arts project, Art UK. (www. which was set up to catalogue the UK’s national collection of oil paintings. It involved visiting over 3,000 collection locations across the UK and photographing 212,000 paintings. The lecture offers an insider’s view of this ambitious and unique project. Come along to hear about our rich artistic heritage at our final lecture of our 2018/2019 season. Members free, Guests £6. Friday 12th July - Pine Grove Pictures - ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’, Crowborough Community Centre. Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm. Drinks available. Tickets £8 (with reductions if you become a member) from the Community Centre or on the door.

Saturday 13th July Crowborough Summer Fair 1-5pm, Goldsmiths Recreation Ground. See Town Council Newsletter in this issue for more information. Saturday 13th July - Garden Flowers & Produce Show - Crowborough Summer Fair. Entry forms available at Crowborough Council Offices, Pine Grove. Closing date for entries: Monday 8th July 2019. Email info.crowhorti@gmail. com for further information. Saturday 13th July - Summer Soirée in the Ashdown Forest - 7.30pm, St Johns Crowborough. The celebrated Soprano Alexandra Kennedy sings Operatic Arias and Songs. Tickets £12 tickets from Zest (Crowborough High St) to include a glass of wine. All proceeds to the Church Hall Fund.

Thursday 25th July Crowborough Memory Café - 2-4pm, Woodlands & Heatherview Care Homes (alternating). A free service for local people with memory loss or other dementias and their carers. Everyone welcome. Call 01892 653 634.

Saturday 27th July Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-12.30pm, Car Park, Crowborough Social Club, Croft Road. Tuesday 30th July Crowborough Horticultural Society - 7.15 for 7.30 start, Crowborough Community Centre. “Fuchsias my way” by Derek Dexter. Members free. Visitors £5.

Saturday 20th July - Stone Ness Walled Garden 10th Anniversary Open Day 11am-3.30pm, on the A264 IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT between Ashurst and Langton TAKING PLACE IN SEPTEMBER/ Green TN3 9SU. Competitions, OCTOBER 2019, PLEASE Tombola, Produce for sale, EMAIL DETAILS TO: complementary BBQ. Visit for full information. to have it included in the What’s On Section!

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Crowborough News The Official Newsletter of the Crowborough Town Council

Issue 3 2019

In this issue: Meet our New Councillors  Annual Boundary Walk  Summer Fair  Poster Board Hire  Town Councillors Contact Details

Council Overview

Councillor Greg Rose was re-elected Mayor of Crowborough at the Annual Statutory Meeting on the 14th May; this is the second time Cllr Rose has served as Mayor. Cllr Martyn Garrett was re-elected as Deputy Mayor. If you would like the support of the Town Mayor by his attendance at your function or event please contact the Town Hall on 01892 652907 or email The Annual Statutory Meeting also saw the Chairmen and Vice-Chairman of each of the six committees elected for the upcoming year. These are as follows: COMMITTEE



Communication and Events

Cllr Matthew Street

Cllr Alan Penney


Cllr Colin Stocks

Cllr Ron Reed

Finance and General Purposes

Cllr Neil Waller

Cllr Matthew Street


Cllr Kay Moss

Cllr Colin Stocks

Planning and Development

Cllr Richard Jury

Cllr Peter Bucklitsch

Sport, Recreation and Cemetery

Cllr Kay Moss

Cllr Richard Jury

A full list of all councillor contact details can be found on the back page of this newsletter. A list of the year’s upcoming meetings, plus copies of all Council and committee minutes, can be found on our website:

A message from the Mayor It’s a huge honour being chosen as the Mayor of the town in which you live. As the first citizen of Crowborough I have been invited to many events and organisations that I simply wouldn’t have known about if I wasn’t Mayor. What continues to surprise me is what a diverse and active place Crowborough is, whether you’re 6 or 76 there is a huge wealth of activities taking place which I simply don’t believe happen in other towns and villages. Part of my role is to support the various charities and groups that do good for our residents. In Crowborough we are lucky to have so many of these, which are only possible due to the people who give up their free time to run and support them. From Guides, Scouts and Cadets, to elderly lunch groups, and of course our thriving Community Centre and Local Hospital, that without volunteers, and people who devote themselves to our community simply would cease to exist. I look forward, with excitement and anticipation of what this coming year will take me to as Mayor, as I’m sure I will continue to be surprised by the fabulous people of Crowborough. Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 3, 2019

Meet our new councillors Following the local elections held at the start of May, we are delighted to welcome four new councillors to the Council – Cllr Peter Bucklitsch (Central Ward), Cllr Geoffrey Higginson (St Johns Ward), Cllr Gareth Owen-Williams (Jarvis Brook Ward) and Cllr Colin Stocks (Jarvis Brook Ward).

Cllr Geoffrey Higginson “I was born in Crowborough more years ago than I care to remember. My family on both sides go back a few generations both in St Johns and Whitehill. I moved out of the town in 1967 to join West Sussex Constabulary. I held a number of security management positions after my police service and moved back to Crowborough in November 2016. My wife, Denise, and I, were married in 2018 and I have two children living in Sussex. I play indoor bowls throughout the year at Tunbridge Wells Royals. At Crowborough Town Council I will be serving on the Planning & Development, and Sport, Recreation and Cemeteries Committee, as well as representing the council on the Ashdown Forest Liaison Panel. I am passionate about seeking improvements to local policing by Sussex Police, public transport, and planning and general improvements to the town and preserving Ashdown Forest for all to enjoy.”

Cllr Gareth Owen-Williams “I agreed to stand for Jarvis Brook as its councillor for several reasons. As moderator on a large Facebook group, I could see that the residents felt detached and unrepresented and therefore had a negative view of their council. It’s a vibrant community but needs support and connection with those who administrate and spend our taxes. I hope to restore their faith by linking them with services, speaking on their behalf and helping to make Jarvis Brook a better place in which to live. I’ve lived here for nearly thirty years and brought up a family in the town. I love the community spirit and look forward to helping at the annual Chamber of Commerce Fun Day when the High Street is full of locals and stalls – something I’d like to see more regularly. Working with more experienced councillors, I want to make our town centre worthy of us and its traders. I’d like to thank all of those who have placed their trust in me.”

Cllr Colin Stocks “I’ve lived in Crowborough since 1995, and in Jarvis Brook since the early noughties. I was elected as a Town Councillor in 2007, and represented the Jarvis Brook Ward for four years. For the final year of that term I was Deputy Mayor. In addition to being a Town Councillor, I’m the secretary of the Jarvis Brook Community Association, the secretary of Crowborough Fairtrade, and a trustee and volunteer driver for Wealdlink. I want to see Jarvis Brook and Crowborough thrive as good places to live and work.”

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Environment Committee Report Crowborough Annual Boundary Walk Record numbers turned out to take part in this year’s Boundary Walk which took place in glorious sunshine. Over 211 people enjoyed the ten-mile walk taking in some of the most beautiful views in East Sussex. This year saw a number of young children, teenagers and families walking – and they joined the many already experienced walkers, dog walkers and groups who have been enjoying the walk in recent years. A particular mention to the 1414 Air Cadet Squadron, Chapman Troop Scouts and Beacon Pack Cub group who came along with many of their members. The walk began with a welcoming prayer in the warm sunshine by curate of All Saints Church, Tim Hiorns. First walkers back of the day were father and son team Warren and Liam Alexander-Pye; they were followed by Arthur Pearce from Chapman Scout Troop who came in second. A huge thank you to all those who took part in the walk and made it such a success. In particular we would like to thank Jaqi Taylor from the Crowborough Vale Women’s Institute for handing out much-needed refreshments along the way and to Tim Hiorns for the opening prayers. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Walkers getting ready

Beacon Pack Cub Group

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13th July 2019


The Big and Little Horse Show The Dog and Duck Show

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Crowborough Summer Fair This year’s Summer Fair promises to be even bigger and better than previous years! Why not come along and join us on Saturday 13th July, 1-5pm at Goldsmiths Recreation Ground? Entry to the event is FREE, as are the many rides and attractions. There will also be a large number of stalls, hot food providers and the ever-popular beer tent. 2019 will see some fabulous FREE entertainment including:

M.A.D Team – Mountain Bike Aerial Display

The UK’s No.1 mountain bike tricks, stunts and skills team are all set and ready to entertain you! The team has wowed crowds worldwide since 1996 and 2019 is set to be the best year yet! The M.A.D Team has the UK’s top riders including former World and British Champions, who will amaze with flips, spins, hops, balancing tricks and other MAD stunts. You don’t want to miss this!

Dog and Duck Show

Stuart Barnes will be presenting the wonderful Dog and Duck Show for us this year. Stuart has travelled to over one hundred countries working with wildlife, and his passion for the canine species has enabled him to gain an incredible understanding of everything about dogs. Stuart and his team will share their passion for dogs – and ducks – during this wonderful show, aiming to share their knowledge of dog psychology and natural instincts. They will finish up the show with a ‘Dogs in Action’ spot where their Collie dogs put the ducks through their course of tunnels, slides, Maltese cross, pool and pen. Hugely popular, we are delighted to be welcoming back the Dog and Duck Show to the Summer Fair for 2019.

Big and Little – Equine Show The equine world’s answer to Little and Large, Magpie and Billy will be bringing a little bit of sparkle and razzmatazz to the Summer Fair with their fun liberty display. The infamous double act will be performing a plethora of entertaining tricks to delight both children and adults. Fun for all the family! All this and much, much more! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 13th July, 1-5pm at Goldsmiths Recreation Ground for an afternoon of fun and laughter. For further information, please call the Council Offices on 01892 652907 or email Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 3, 2019

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service

Free Fire Safety Advice East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is committed to helping people stay safe in their homes. One of the ways we do this is by carrying out our free Home Safety Visits by our specially trained advisors. We can offer a wide range of advice around home safety, check smoke alarms, and discuss specialist equipment as appropriate. Our home safety visits enable us to identify any existing risks and what can be done to reduce them. We will check if there are working smoke alarms in the home to provide the earliest possible warning of fire. For a free home safety visit fill out the form on the reverse and return it to us. Alternatively, call us free on

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Postal address, Minicom, Fax and E-mail details overleaf. Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 3, 2019

Poster Board Hire The Town Council owns a number of poster boards throughout the town which are available for hire by local clubs, groups and organisations when they are not in use by the council.

Hire charges are as follows: £7.20 per board, per week (Size – A1) £14.40 per board, per week (Size – 164cm x 84cm) For further information, or for a booking form, please contact the Council Offices on (01892) 652907 or email PLEASE NOTE: the boards are for non-commercial use only.

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Crowborough Town Councillors (by Ward) WARD





REED Ron (Conservative)

3 Southridge Rise, Crowborough, TN6 1LN

H 663532


MOSS Chris (Conservative)

The Pippins, Eridge Road, TN6 2SY

H 654201


BUCKLITSCH Peter (Independent)

4 Clock House Court, Beacon Road, TN6 1AF

H 669971

Jarvis Brook

OWEN-WILLIAMS Gareth (Lib Dem)

19 Beeches Road, Crowborough, TN6 2AH

M 07860 659122

Jarvis Brook

STOCKS Colin (Green)

25 Bracken Close, Crowborough, TN6 2EJ

M 07833 374672


GARRETT Martyn (Independent)

65 Millbrook Road, Crowborough, TN6 2SB

H 661238


MOSS Kay (Conservative)

The Pippins, Eridge Road, TN6 2SY

H 654201



St John’s

STREET Matthew (Conservative)

Westfield Lodge, Hilders Farm Close, TN6 2XJ

H 660141

St John’s

HIGGINSON Geoffrey (Independent)

11 The Rowans, Beacon Road, TN6 1FD Cllr.Geoffrey.Higginson@

H 661638

South East

ROSE Greg (Conservative)

Hollies, Fermor Road, Crowborough, TN6 3AP

M 07515 884301

South East

JURY Richard (Conservative)

26 Rockington Way, Crowborough, TN6 2NJ

M 07827 743343

South East


South West

WALLER Neil (Conservative)

94 Fermor Way, Crowborough TN6 3BJ

H 662435

South West


Sparken Lodge, Mill Drive, TN6 2RR

H 662565

South West



CONTACT DETAILS Crowborough Town Council, Council Offices, Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1DH | Tel: 01892 652907 E-mail: Website: @CrowboroughTownCouncil


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What’s On in August Friday 9th August - Pine Grove Pictures - Film, ‘Bromley Boys’ , Crowborough Community Centre. Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm. Drinks available. Tickets £8 (with reductions if you become a member) from the Community Centre or on the door. Saturday 24th August Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-12.30pm, Car Park, Crowborough Social Club, Croft Road. Saturday 24th August - Coffee Morning - 10am-12pm, Rotherfield Village Hall. Stalls including books, plants and produce. In aid of Friends of Rotherfield & Brook Surgeries.

Monday 26th May - BANK HOLIDAY Monday 26th August Crowborough Hospital Fete -2-5pm, Crowborough Hospital, South View Road, TN6 1HB. Entertainment and attractions, stalls, refreshments and much more! Support your local hospital.

Thursday 29th August Crowborough Memory Café - 2-4pm, Woodlands & Heatherview Care Homes (alternating). A free service for local people with memory loss or other dementias and their carers. Everyone welcome. Call 01892 653 634.

Tuesday 27th August Crowborough Horticultural Society -7.15 for 7.30 start, Crowborough Community Centre. “How I started by nursery - Rosies Garden Plants” by Jacqueline Aviolet. Members free. Visitors £5.

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Clubs and Organisations Amateur Dramatics, Music & Dance Ashdown Scottish Country Dance Club - 01892 655971 Buxted Symphony Orchestra - 01892 852145 Crowborough Choral Society - Crowborough Jubilee Choir - 01892 65298 - The Crowborough Players - 01892 300567 - Crowborough Singing for Fun Ladies Choir - 01892 663986 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 -

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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 Michael & All Angels 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 662676 St.John Ambulance -

Parents & Toddlers Baby/Toddler Song - 01892 668022 - Hickory Dickory - 01892 661027 ‘Little Fishes’ - 01892 665493 Noah’s Ark - 01892 652081 Rotherfield Parent & Toddler Group -

Social Groups & Clubs 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 (Thursdays) 01892 653481 Beacon Badminton Club (15+ yrs) - 01892 661325 Beacon Swimming Club - 01892 653671 - 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 -

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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 654836 - Air Training Corp 1414 Squadron - 01892 654062 - Army Cadet Force - 01273 552222 - Boys Brigade - 01892 653 272 - - Girlguiding – 01892 664678 - - For any updates, please email amendments to:

May/June 2019 Crossword Winner Congratulations to Roy Hurley who is the winner of the final prize crossword.

May/June 2019 Solution

Unfortunately the event organiser who donated tickets for the last issue’s prize had to cancel the event shortly after we went to print :-( In place of this, organisers of the Edenbridge Motor Show & Music Festival, the Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce, have stepped in and donated a family ticket to the winner to their SPECTACULAR event on Sunday 8th September 2019, an event not to be missed! You can read more about the show on page 40 or visit 36 | • • 01732 864 878

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Feature: Pine Grove Pictures - A great evening out in Crowborough The aim of this group is to provide affordable cinema on the doorstep of all residents of Crowborough and the surrounding area. The film shows are also seen by many as an opportunity for a social event, to meet friends and neighbours at a venue close to home and perhaps enjoy a drink from the bar which opens at 7pm prior to the performance at 8pm. Pre film meals are also available from the Community Centre Café. New state of the art projection and sound equipment was installed in the Community Centre in late 2018 and is in use by Pine Grove Pictures.

Considering an evening out, but want to stay local, then a film at Pine Grove Pictures in Crowborough Community Centre could be the answer. Since showing their first film, Midnight in Paris, in 2014 they have provided film entertainment on one Friday evening of every month.

This not for profit community cinema is run by a small group that forms the committee and is aided by volunteers taking important roles such as projectionists, ticket sellers, bar staff, website designers etc. They found that even with a film each month they struggled to cover all genres and meet all tastes. This led to the extension of “Pine Grove Extra” where five additional films are shown throughout the year, on a Tuesday evening, giving film goers a chance to see World Cinema, Classics and Art House Films.

Films are chosen to appeal to a wide audience and Pine Grove Pictures is not in any sense an exclusive film club. Anyone is very welcome to attend a film. Tickets cost £8 and can either be purchased in advance from the Community Centre (which is on the left hand side as you drive down Pine Grove) or J & K Gallery in Croft Road or bought on the door. Some decide to become members, since at a cost of £8 per annum, it reduces the ticket price to £5 (or £4 for 60+ and students) and means that they receive regular newsletters informing them of latest developments and future films. A full programme of the films to be shown during 2019 is available on the Pine Grove Pictures website or as leaflets in the racks at the Community Centre. 01732 864 878 • • | 37

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Business Page Crowborough Summer Fun Day Another sunny Saturday once again saw the annual Summer Fun Day attract thousands of visitors to Crowborough Town Centre. There was the largest number of local business and charity stalls that we have ever hosted (48 in total) plus the French Market offering a fine range of products. Free entertainment in the form of magician, Punch & Judy, face painters, bouncy castle and inflatable fun kept the kids entertained, while music from Rebecca Jabbar, Milly McCarron, Jen Wilson, JaM, Any Other Business and In Choir added to the atmosphere. Collection buckets were placed around the area and later in the year The Chamber will be presenting Clued Up.Info with the donations. Based in Crowborough town centre, Clued Up.Info is an information shop for young people aged between 11 and 25 years. They provide advice and information on any subject, including; education, training and employment, sex and relationships, family problems, health, housing and welfare, mental health and depression, bullying, alcohol and drug awareness, as well as counselling and liaising with other agencies. Thank you to all those that gave money to this worthy cause. The day could not happen without the support of our Main Sponsors: Freedom Leisure, Lawson Commercial, Horder Healthcare, Millennia Garden Machinery, Prosperity IFA and Tester and Jones Funeral Care and of course the small group of volunteers that give their time and lots of energy to make the day possible. A big thank you goes to all of them.

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Feature: Singing for Fun Ladies Choir It’s not all work! We have a social get together at the beginning of the Summer break. Last year’s theme was “The Women’s Suffrage Movement” There was a prize for the best outfit, lots to eat, a well stocked bar and a karaoke! Why don’t you join us? We are a friendly bunch who will make you very welcome. We don’t hold auditions and the ability to read music is not a requirement as the husband of one of our members painstakingly puts all the parts of all our songs on our website so you just download and listen - simples! “We are ‘Singing for Fun’, a Crowborough based ladies’ choir. Under the guidance of our Musical Director, Mark Beesley, we sing a wide variety of music, anything from Bizet to Bernstein, Lloyd Webber to Vaughan Williams together with a little Fauré or Tchaikovsky and of course Karl Jenkins and John Rutter, in fact, music to suit all tastes. A bit of jazz, a bit of pop, a bit of classical and the occasional piece of opera, what more could a singer ask for! Some songs are sung a capella while others are accompanied by our pianist, Virginia Winton.

We meet on Monday evenings in All Saints Church from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Find out more on our website: “ - Supplied by Rosemary Wilson


in aid of Hospice in the Weald

Picnic evening Monday 8th July 2019 7.30pm, All Saints Church Crowborough

We sing in two, three or four parts with a solo now and then for those brave enough! We hold two concerts each year in aid of charity. The Summer Picnic Concert in July is held, not in the open air because of the unpredictable English weather but in All Saints Church. In December there is the Christmas concert, also held in All Saints. Sometimes we are asked to sing at other events, such as weddings and funerals and have even sung at a hen party! 40 | • • 01732 864 878

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Across 1 - Spheres (4) 3 - Cooking measure (8) 9 - Acted frivolously (7) 10 - Sediment (5) 11 - Importance (12) 14 - ___ Tyler: US actress (3) 16 - Dog (5) 17 - Express in words (3) 18 - Marksman (12) 21 - Fine-quality coffee (5) 22 - Making beer (7) 23 - Salutation (8) 24 - P  rotruding part of the lower jaw (4)


Down 1 - Blue toys (anag) (8) 2 - Living thing (5) 4 - Group of whales (3) 5 - Antique; not modern (3-9) 6 - Swindles (7) 7 - Endure (4) 8 - Crucial (3,9) 12 - Golf clubs (5) 13 - Lightest chemical element (8) 15 - E.g. A car or lorry (7) 19 - Upper part of the leg (5) 20 - Complacent (4) 22 - Container for rubbish (3)

ANSWERS: Across: 1) Orbs 3) Spoonful 9) Trifled 10) Dregs 11) Significance 14) Liv 16) Pooch 17) Say 18) Sharpshooter 21) Mocha 22) Brewing 23) Greeting 24) Chin Down: 1) Obtusely 2) Being 4) Pod 5) Old Fashioned 6) Fleeces 7) Last 8) All Important 12) Irons 13) Hydrogen 15) Vehicle 19) Thigh 20) Smug 22) Bin

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 46 for solution

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The Crowborough Magazine • July/August 2019 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 - 020 7403 0888 (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

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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Crowborough & District Lions UPDATE

One of those events is our Summer Tea Party with entertainment for our senior citizens. We recently attended British Legion event at the Crowborough Social Club and Wadhurst Fair with our Pop Corn and

If you don’t know what the Lions do, we are part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest voluntary service organisation. We support our local Community including children, youth, and senior citizens in a variety of ways.


“Summer is here and your Lions Club will be busy attending local fete’s and other events in your area to raise monies for local causes.

Candy Floss machines. In July & August you can find us at Crowborough Town Fete, Hospital Fete and the Miniature Railway.

IF YOU CARE, BE INVOLVED, COME AND HELP US SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY. We meet every second Tuesday of the month at the Social Club Croft Road Crowborough at 8.00pm. Contact David Martin 01892 652 300 or email to to find out more.” - Supplied by David Martin

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Index of Advertisers *Indicates special offer for readers

Accountants MBS Accounting ..................................6 Activity Centres Blackland Farm .....................................9

Garden/Outdoor Services Allseasons Landscaping .....19 & 33 Ashwoods Tree Work ......................9 Envirocare ...............................................31 John’s Gardening Services ...........8 Tree Hoppers ..........................................6

Plumbing Digby Fox ...............................................19 Eridge Plumbing & Heating .......31 J Gilbert Plumbing & Heating ....9

Property Maintenance CI Products .............................................7 Handyman Services Redwing Property Services ......33 Carpenters/Joiners Handy Andy .............................................9 St Pierre Contractors .....................15 Pearl Carpentry & Joinery ...........8 Taylor Building & Maintenance Precision Joinery ...............................6 Health & Beauty Services ......44 Appearances Aesthetics ..............45 Chiropodists & Podiatrists Sally Jennings Foot Care ...............15 Roofing Beacon Chiropody Clinic ...........29 Slimming World ...............................8 Redwing Roofing .............................12 Yoga in Crowborough ...................6 Supreme Roofing and Community Groups Construction...............39 CAGNE ........................................................9 Hearing Aids Workwise Roofing Ltd ...................48 Owen Hearing ........................................5 Computer/Technology Services Skip Hire ....15 Home & Interiors Skip X* ......................................................12 TransFunk Furniture .........................30 Domestic Services Solicitors Magiclean (Carpet & Upholstery) ...33 Home Care Services Claire Nash Solicitors .......................13 Home Instead Senior Care...........19 Dawson Hart ................................10-11 Double Glazing Insulation Services ..............................7 Opticians Travel Crowborough Opticians .................5 Nautilus Yachting* ...........................39 Education Lingfield College .................................3 Osteopaths The Warren Day Nursery Helen Dunn ............................................29 & Pre-School ........1 Painting & Decorating Events/Entertainment Mike Anthony Decorator ............8 Edenbridge Motor Show Sarah’s Painting Services .............15 & Music Festival.........41 Picture Framers Financial Advisors J&K Gallery ......................................47 Campbell Munro .................................29 Care Homes Heather View ..........................................2

Funeral Directors Tester and Jones Funeral Services .............42

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The Crowborough Magazine - Issue 86 - July/August 2019  

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

The Crowborough Magazine - Issue 86 - July/August 2019  

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