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Contents 10, 12 Editor’s Note


Clubs & Organisations




Business Page


What’s On in March & April


Sudoku Solution


Feature: Brighter Crowborough


Prize Crossword


Feature: Riverford Home Delivery


Useful Numbers


Crowborough Town Council Newsletter


Index of Advertisers

Look out for News from the Community articles throughout the magazine p21


Crowborough News The Official Newsletter of the Crowborough Town Council


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In this issue: Getting Fit in 2018  2018 Events  Fire Station Open Day

 Who’s Responsible?  Your Councillors Get in touch

Editor:Introducing Laura Lawrence May/June 2018 copy deadline: Crowborough’s Community Warden 01732 864 878 Friday 30th March 2018 Kevin will be doing this by: Printed by: Warwick Printing Company Ltd • Patrolling the town, mainly on foot, to

provide a visible and reassuring presence Distributed by: Royal Mail throughout the TN6 area The Crowborough Magazine is an independent on the streets in order to deter crime and publication produced by Laura Lawrence. anti-social behaviour • Working in partnership with Sussex Police and taking action as appropriate @crowboroughmagazine • Offering targeted support to vulnerable members of the community and working to build professional relationships to @lburtonlawrence respond to their needs • Engaging with residents, community /in/lauraburtonlawrence groups and volunteers within the town • Monitoring the town for fly-tipping, graffiti, defects in highways and rights of way, incidents of vandalism and the The Crowborough Magazine cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or endorse companies, condition of play spaces – liaising with products or services that appear in this magazine. the appropriate authorities and reporting All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced incidents as necessarywithout the prior permission of The Editor.

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Note from the Editor... Dear Readers, I hope you’ve all had a good start to the year, despite the cold and wet weather we have had. I do love the beautiful skyscapes winter brings to the area. It’s been a tough job squeezing all the content into this issue and I’m sure you’ll notice that there are plenty of new advertisers who have come on board too. It’s great to welcome the Crowborough Town Council Newsletter back to the centre 8 pages to keep residents up to date of activities and initiatives in the area. The newsletter also comes with a fresh new look and feel too. It seems there were few who escaped the horrid flu virus that was doing the rounds (and still is) and unfortunately I was not one of them so it was a very quiet end to 2017 and start to 2018 for me which felt most unusual. Still, now that I’m back up to full speed I have lots of exciting things planned for this year. I have been so impressed with the achievements of the Beacon Academy Curling Team that I have arranged to visit them at one of their training sessions and give the sport a go. You’ll be able to read all about that in the next issue. I’m also delighted that the Old Fire Station in the High Street is open and I had a very enjoyable meeting with owner Phil Clarke who told me of his plans for the café. He is full of great ideas and really is looking at making it a place with something to appeal to everyone. If you’ve not been in there yet then I highly recommend it. And if you enter this issue’s prize crossword, you will be entered into a draw to win Afternoon Tea for Two at the café - an afternoon tea in a different style. Keep up the good work Phil! On Tuesday 17th April, the Crowborough Chamber of Commerce are holding another Business Expo at the Community Centre. It’s free to attend and you can meet and chat with some of the local businesses operating in and around the area. Crowborough really does have such a vibrant business community and with so many businesses operating out of places not on the high street, it will give everyone a great opportunity to see what a diverse range of businesses we have here. Find full details of the event on page 13. Don’t forget to keep your submissions coming in for features for 2018. This month you can find out all about Brighter Crowborough who do much more than just picking up litter. If you would like a feature about your group or organisation, it’s easy to do. You can either submit your own text and photos or I can put something together for you. All the features that appear in this 10 | • • 01732 864 878

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The Crowborough Magazine • March/April 2018 magazine also have their own dedicated page on the website. It’s a great way to let the local community know about your group and of course to build your membership. The same goes for the What’s On pages and ‘News from the Community’ - simply email your content in and it will appear in the relevant issue. It’s free for all not-for-profit groups to have information included on these pages. Are you a local business then why not make The Crowborough Magazine part of your marketing strategy to build up your local customer base. Over 11,000 copies are distributed each issue by Royal Mail throughout the TN6 area. Just give me a call on 07775 682 127 - I make the process as simple as possible for you. 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. Until next time...

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

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News from the Community Pete Woodward: Running 268m to raise funds for Jarvis Brook School Jarvis Brook School is lucky as it does have a playing field, but unfortunately the lack of adequate fencing means that it is not currently safe or secure enough for the children to use it on a regular basis. Pete has set himself a fundraising target of £10k which will be the approximate cost to fence the playing field so that the children can use it as often as weather conditions allows. Once the field is fenced, this will open up other outdoor learning opportunities for the children.

length of the Pennine Way, covering 268 tough miles. The race is non-stop, day and night, and the fastest can complete the challenge in less than 4 days. To support Pete with his mammoth challenge, you can donate via his fundraising page: petewoodward1 If you’d like to get in touch with Pete, you can email him:

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What’s On in March & April March

Saturday 24th March - Fauré’s Requiem and the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi performed Thursday 1st March by Crowborough Choral Crowborough Flower Society with soloists Angela Club - 7pm, Crowborough Hicks (soprano), Sidonie Community Centre, Pine Grove. Flower demonstration Winter (alto) and Julien van “Anytime Anyplace, Anywhere” Mallaerts (bass). They will be accompanied by the Killick with Maggie Hayes, Raffle Ensemble and conducted and Refreshments. Visitors by Mark Beesley, the Musical welcome £5. For further information contact 01892 663 Director. 7.30pm at Mayfield 702 or www.cfcesussex.weebly. School Concert Hall, The Old Palace, Mayfield TN20 com. 6PH. There will be an interval rd Saturday 3 March - Jumble with refreshments between Sale - 10am-12noon, All Saints the two works and tickets at Old Hall, Chapel Green. In aid £15 are available from www. of church flower fund. Books, CCS toys, clothes, bric-a-brac, members or at the door. refreshments. Call 01892 654 Tuesday 27th March 725 for more information. Crowborough Horticultural Saturday 10th March - The Society: Alan Harvey from BIG Quiz by Crowborough Hadlow College is giving Lions - 7.30pm, Crowborough his talk “Greenhouse Community Centre, Pine Management” - 7.30pm, Grove. Doors open 6.30pm. Crowborough Community Tickets £10.00 per person and Centre. includes Ploughman’s Platter and table nibbles. Licensed bar. Advance ticket sales only. Call Frank on 01892 Monday 2nd April - Family 654 196 or email frank.lees@ Fun Day - 11am-3pm, Chapel All profits to Green, Crowborough. Free go Crowborough Lions to help entry. Lots of entertainment local charitable causes. and activities. Raising


Saturday 24th March Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-1pm, Car Park, Crowborough Social Club, Croft Road.

money for Ben Noakes for life changing HSCT treatment for MS.

Thursday 5th April Crowborough Fire Station Fun and Safety Event - 10am-1pm, Beacon Road, TN6 1AF. Free to enter. Children’s entertainer, community safety, fire engine, arts and crafts. No parking on site. Thursday 17th April Crowborough Business Expo - 10am-2pm, Crowborough Community Centre. Free entry. Further information on p13. Thursday 19th April - Free Diabetic Screening Session - 10.30am to 3pm, The Social Club, Croft Road (opp. Waitrose). Organised by Crowborough Lions. Saturday 21st April Crowborough & Rotherfield Art Group Annual Exhibition - 10am-4pm, All Saints Church Hall, Chapel Green. Art for sale, café, cakes and second hand books and materials. Tuesday 24th April Crowborough Horticultural Society: Jo Arnell - “Planting a butterfly border” - 7.30pm, Crowborough Community Centre. Wednesday 25th April Crowborough Annual Town Meeting - 7.30pm, United Church Hall, Croft Road. Saturday 28th April Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-1pm, Car Park, Crowborough Social Club, Croft Road.

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Keeping Crowborough Tidy: Brighter Crowborough a little litter picking at any given time! “ said David. The group have been nominated twice for the Waitrose green token scheme and the Crowborough Chamber of Commerce chose them as their nominated charity at the annual town summer fayre in 2017, presenting the group with a very healthy sum. Launched in February 2016 by resident David Collumbell, after seeing the success of neighbouring group, Brighter Uckfield, Brighter Crowborough is a growing band of like-minded volunteers who want to keep the streets, paths, hedgerows, waterways and woodlands free of litter. They meet up on Sunday mornings from 9am, alternating between the Croft Road car park and the railway station car park and are always happy to welcome new volunteers. Brighter Crowborough have received much support from the local community and local businesses (Coppards, Jarvis Brew, Guest’s Shoes) who support the team with provision of equipment and funding so they can continue on their mission of making Crowborough a cleaner place to live. The Town Council have also made donations as they recognise the great work being done around the area. Their work does not just stop at picking up litter but they also clean road signs, plant up pots at the railway station and mow the grass area.

The Crowborough Town Council now contacts Brighter Crowborough after specific events (firework display, summer fayres etc.) to request assistance in a tidy up. Sometimes a resident will contact the group to clear a specific area which has been noticed as a problem. If you’d like to come along, either as a one off or with a view to becoming a regular of the team, Brighter Crowborough have registered for the great ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ event for the weekend of 3/4 March, meeting both days at 9am at Chapel Green. All equipment necessary will be supplied, the group have public liability insurance and all they are looking for is enthusiasm. Both days will finish at 11am at the White Hart who will be providing free teas/ coffees to the volunteers. To find out more, call David on 07952 133 983 or email You can keep up to date with all the team’s action by following their regularly updated facebook page @brightercrowborough or visit the website

Brighter Crowborough are interested in anyone who wants to join them, whether it’s every Sunday or a Sunday every now and then. You could of course end up having the urge to do it every day. “It does come a little obsessive, I, like others in the group, often go out and do 18 | • • 01732 864 878

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Riverford Home Delivery

Have you ever been such a big fan of a company that you ended up working with them? That’s exactly what happened to Sally Beare who runs the Tunbridge Wells area of Riverford Home Delivery. Sally had been a customer of Riverford’s for a number of years and when she decided the time was right to return to work after having her 3 children, this opportunity happened to land at her feet. It was not just the produce that made Sally a customer in the first place, she is totally behind the ethics of Riverford who grow much of the produce themselves on their organic farms in the UK (and now in France to extend seasonal supply). What they don’t grow themselves, they source from partner farms - always 100% organic - with whom they build fair, longlasting relationships. Riverford started 30 years ago when founder, Guy Watson, started delivering organic vegetables in his wheelbarrow to 30 local friends in Devon. They now deliver boxes to up to 50,000 customers each week.

For some of us, cooking does not come naturally (that’s me), and the idea of receiving a box full of veg that you might not necessarily have had before can be a little daunting. How should the items be stored? What is that leafy purple thing? How should these be cooked? Fear not, Riverford have thought of all this and have produced an A-Z guide of the veg they sell and next to each item is a ‘Store & prep’, ‘Cook’ and ‘Friends with’ section as well as information on when certain foods are in season. You’ll become a veg pro in no time with the easy to follow information. You can also find recipes on the website or, with your third order, you’ll receive your very own recipe book. Sally is also more than happy to share recipes with you. Excess packaging has been an issue for a long time and Riverford like to be as eco-friendly as possible and will re-use your empty boxes and re-use or recycle any other packaging you might have received with your order. They use much less packaging in the first place compared to supermarket organic produce. Delivery is free and Crowborough customers receive their orders on a Monday. Don’t worry if you’re not in to receive your delivery - just tell Riverford where to leave it. If you’d like to find out more about Riverford Organic Farmers and the products available, visit their website at or call the farm on 01803 227 227 or speak to Sally direct on 01892 576 991.

It’s not just fruit and vegetables that Riverford are able to deliver but their range also includes organic meat and dairy products, drinks (including wine) and there is an online Farm Shop selling many other organic delights. There is no contract so you can either order on a regular basis or just for special occasions. You can choose from set fruit and veg boxes or create your own bespoke orders (minimum order £15.00). 20 | • • 01732 864 878

Crowborough News The Official Newsletter of the Crowborough Town Council

Issue 1 2018

In this issue: Getting Fit in 2018  2018 Events  Fire Station Open Day  Who’s Responsible?  Your Councillors

Introducing Crowborough’s Community Warden Kevin will be doing this by: • Patrolling the town, mainly on foot, to provide a visible and reassuring presence on the streets in order to deter crime and anti-social behaviour • Working in partnership with Sussex Police and taking action as appropriate • Offering targeted support to vulnerable members of the community and working to build professional relationships to respond to their needs • Engaging with residents, community groups and volunteers within the town • Monitoring the town for fly-tipping, graffiti, defects in highways and rights of way, incidents of vandalism and the condition of play spaces – liaising with the appropriate authorities and reporting incidents as necessary

Crowborough Town Council is delighted to welcome Kevin Back as the new Community Warden for Crowborough. Kevin joined the council towards the end of the autumn and is now a familiar face around the town. His primary purpose is to enhance community safety for residents, visitors and businesses by offering community safety advice, education, intelligence and support.

Kevin works a shift pattern of early and late hours spread over all seven days of the week to maintain maximum availability to the community. If you have any concerns you would like to raise with Kevin; if you would like to seek his advice on anything or would like him to liaise with your group or organisation, you can contact him in the following ways: Telephone: 07927 549701 Email:

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Getting fit in 2018 Getting fit in 2018 is going to be easier than ever due to the installation of a second outdoor gym in the town. Last year saw green gym equipment installed in the Jarvis Brook Recreation Ground – this has been followed at the start of January with a further set at Goldsmiths Recreation Ground. The equipment features nine pieces including a cross-rider, shoulder press, stepper and seated rowing machine. Situated near to the new running track this is one gym you won’t mind visiting as you can take in some of Sussex’s most fabulous views whilst having a workout! The green gym is suitable for use by most people; however, there are height restrictions in place for your safety. Please refer to the notice attached to each individual piece for further information.

Getting fit with the outdoor gym Exercising with the green gym equipment couldn’t be easier but listed below are a few guidelines to get you started: Read the instructions on each piece of equipment first. Begin your exercise routine with a warm up session; start slowly and build up intensity gradually. Aim to do at least twenty minutes of medium to high intensity exercise overall.

Allow five to ten minutes to stretch and cool down after your session. Stop if you feel faint or dizzy at any time. The above are intended as guidance only – please do contact your doctor or a health professional for detailed information, or if you have any doubt about your health or level of fitness. Please note – users of the green gym equipment do so at their own risk.

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A New Pocket Nature Reserve The Town Council is delighted to have agreed a twenty five year lease for the old disused tennis courts and adjacent copse next to Beacon Academy and Sir Henry Fermor Primary School. The plan is to turn this unkempt, neglected site into a new and exciting ‘Pocket Nature Reserve’ for the town. The site is largely flat which means that, although it will be an enjoyable asset for all visitors, we hope that it will be an especially welcome wildlife resource for wheelchairs users and those who are less mobile. Initial plans include a glade and picnic area, with the addition of a pond also being considered. Our surveys so far have already told us that this site is an excellent habitat for birds and butterflies. We hope to increase the opportunities for more species at the site over time; whilst making sure that any plans are as sensitive to the existing inhabitants as possible. This work means that the reserve won’t be open to the public until late spring 2019. Our town Ranger, Dan, is

keen to monitor the species currently using the site. If you are a bird enthusiast, and would like to volunteer for bird surveying at the new Pocket Park, please contact him on Daniel@ . The Town Council is very pleased and grateful to have been awarded a grant from The Sussex Lund Fund towards work on this project. The grant is being used to pay for traditional Sussex chestnut fencing and native species hedging which will start being installed from February 2018.

Photograph of the site (taken from the path next to Fermor playing field)

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Crowborough Town Councillors (by Ward) WARD




East Ward



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East Ward



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East Ward



Hollies, Fermor Road, Crowborough TN6 3AP

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East Ward


TIMMS Sandra

Malens, Beacon Gardens, TN6 1BG


Jarvis Brook


MOSS George

The Pippins, Eridge Road, TN6 2SY


Jarvis Brook



95 Forest Rise, Crowborough TN6 2EP

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North Ward



65 Millbrook Road, Crowborough TN6 2SB


North Ward



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North Ward


REED Ronald

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North Ward



94 Fermor Way, Crowborough TN6 3BJ


St Johns Ward


JURY Richard

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St Johns Ward



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West Ward


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West Ward


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West Ward



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STREET Matthew

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CONTACT DETAILS Crowborough Town Council Town Hall The Broadway Crowborough TN6 1DA Tel: 01892 652907 e-mail: Website: @CrowboroughTownCouncil


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News from the Community Beacon Academy students represent England at the World Junior Curling Championships

before in the Winter Olympics and I wanted to give it a try. It’s a team sport, and so it’s fun to play with lots of other people. The curling community are really nice, everyone is really Year 11 Beacon Academy student, Sydney Boyd friendly.” Felix agrees, adding, “Everyone knows everyone, and is very friendly and and Year 12 student Felix Price, along with former Beacon student Joe Sugden travelled to very sportsmanlike. There are very few Finland this month to represent England in the disagreements.” World Junior B Curling Championships. Curling is a Winter Olympic sport, and is Following the annual play downs held last April, the students qualified to compete alongside their teammates in the National Junior Boys and Girls teams, playing against opponents up to the age of twenty-one from around the world. England’s Junior Boys team was successful in games against Austria and Latvia, and narrowly missed victory against the winning team, China, and Russia, the runners up – both games were decided with the final shot. England’s Junior Girls also beat two opposing teams; Australia and Romania, and came incredibly close to beating Hungary, finishing the game 7-6.

fantastically inclusive, promoting teamwork and allowing people of all ages and abilities to participate and excel. Beacon Curling has mixed teams that regularly compete against each other and against other schools.

Beacon Curling has grown tremendously in popularity and continues to progress from strength to strength – Beacon Curling teams travel to Scotland every year to compete in the English Schools Curling Championships and are the current National Champions.

Sydney was competing Felix Price at the World Junior Curling Championships for the first time, while this was Felix’s third All three students were introduced to the experience competing sport through the school’s thriving Beacon at this level. Felix now Curling Club, which was founded in 2013 by Humanities teacher and England curling coach, also coaches Beacon Mr Owen Rees. Sydney states, “I started curling Curling teams every week. Mr Rees commented, “Curling offers lots in Year 8 after Mr Rees gave an assembly on the Beacon Curling Club. I had seen it the year of opportunities, and players can go really far with it. Our youngest Beacon Curlers should be aiming to compete at this event. I hope that one day the Junior Girls team will be made up entirely of Beacon Academy students.” Praising Beacon curling coach, Mr Rees, Felix commented, “As our coach, he is very driven to get as many young people into the sport as possible. The way he has grown the Beacon curling club from eight to almost fifty players is pretty cool.” Sydney Boyd

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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 -

Animals & Nature Brook Dog Training Club - 01892 655298 Crowborough Common Forum - Crowborough Conservation - 01892 611414 - High Weald Beekeepers - 01892 654044 Powdermill Trust for Nature Conservation - 01424 426986

Charities 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 Richards Church and Hall - 01892 611318 - United Church Crowborough - 01892 665493 -

Hobbies & Interests 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 Historical Society - 07956 214 935 - - Crowborough Horticultural Society- 01892 652960 Crowborough Locomotive Society - 01892 852741 Crowborough Model Boat Club - 01342 850605 Crowborough Rotherfield Art Group - 01892 663619 High Weald Walkers - 01342 825 518 Knit Together - 01892 660069 Pine Grove Pictures - St.John Ambulance - 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 -

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Alderbrook Community Assoc. - Brighter Crowborough - Crowborough & District Lions Club - 01892 654196 - Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Society - 01892 661675 - Crowborough Community First Responders - 07780 976041 - Crowborough Foodbank - 07936 515798 - Crowborough Friends of Hospice in the Weald - 01892 664036 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 852252 Royal British Legion - 01825 765348 - Society of Friends of Montargis - 01892 662676

Parents & Toddlers Baby/Toddler Song - 01892 668022 - Hickory Dickory - 01892 661027 ‘Little Fishes’ - 01892 665493 Rotherfield Parent and Toddler Group - 07814 434 084

Social Groups & Clubs Brook Valley WI - 01892 660029 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 662486 -

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 - 01892 655504 - 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 - 020 74030 888 - Crowborough Support Group of Parkinsons UK - 01892 654324 Crowborough Social Group of East Sussex Association for the Blind - 01323 832252 Ditch the Slippers - ME meetup - 01892 664 904 - Memory Moments Café - 01273 494300 Sussex High Weald Dementia Social Group - 01892 662002 Uckfield, Heathfield, Lewes & District Multiple Sclerosis Branch - 01892 764292

1st Crowborough Scouts - 01892 654836 - Air Training Corp 1414 Squadron - 01892 654062 - Army Cadet Force - 01892 668 022 Boys Brigade - 01892 653 272 - - Girlguiding – 01892 664678 - - If your club or organisation is listed here and the details are out of date, please email amendments to:

24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK Unique out of hours service by our Vets at the practice in Maresfield We provide the highest level of patient care and customer service. State of the art equipment including digital x-ray and separate dog and cat wards Modern blood analysis laboratory with results in just 7 minutes On-site Parking FREE HOUSE VISIT ON ZONE DAYS Opening hours Monday – Friday 8am-7pm | Saturday 9am-1pm Tel: 01825 766006

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News from the Community AVS Fencing Announce £10,000 Local Community Fund Organising an event, be it a school play, pub darts team, point to point meeting, swimming gala, rambling, conservation or such like, inevitably you bump into the ‘costs’ hurdle.

It is a quick and simple process to get some financial help from them and with minimal admin. To start the ball rolling email It is simple and they really want to help.

A plaintive cry heard from everyone trying to arrange a local event is ‘Where can we find some money, and quickly?’ It’s time and effort better spent enjoying planning the event itself. AVS Fencing has helped many small events and charities with sponsorship money. Last year, amongst others, they helped two cricket teams, two Summer shows, the ‘Men in Sheds’ charity, a Pony Club and several schools. This year they have a pot of £10,000 in their Local Community Fund.

Fairtrade Fortnight and the tenth Anniversary of Crowborough becoming a Fairtrade Town

welcome to come to the event. Free Fairtrade tea, coffee, and snacks will be available for everyone.

Along with the rest of the nation, Crowborough Fairtrade will be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight from the 26th February to the 12th March. 2018 is the tenth anniversary of Crowborough becoming a Fairtrade Town, so there’s even more to celebrate than usual.

The Fairtrade Foundation supports producers in developing countries that provide much of the food and drink we all take for granted. Here, Crowborough Fairtrade supports the Foundation’s work by encouraging the town’s residents to buy Fairtrade products from local retailers.

To mark the event, Crowborough Fairtrade is holding a Fairtrade Baking Competition on the 3rd March from 10am to 1pm at the Town Hall. Entries are invited in two age categories: 13 years and under, and 14 years and over.

Fairtrade Town status is awarded to towns that have a diverse range of retailers stocking Fairtrade goods, an active community of supporters, and commitment from the council to support the Fairtrade Foundation’s aims.

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Business Page Crowborough Business Expo Tuesday 17th April at the Crowborough Community Centre 10am-2pm The Crowborough and District Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the return of our business to business showcase. The Crowborough Business Expo is FREE to visit and you’ll find a host of business advice and support and have the opportunity to make new contacts and find new suppliers and customers. The Chamber is keen to give local businesses as many opportunities as possible and this exciting event will give them an excellent platform to extend their contacts and grow their customer base. Exhibitor spaces are available at very affordable prices, for more information please visit the dedicated Expo page of the Chamber Website -

Crowborough Chamber Supporting Local Charities Over the last year Crowborough Chamber has been delighted to present local charities and organisations with donations to help them with their invaluable work in the community, this has included presentations to Brighter Crowborough; a group of volunteers who give up their free time to collect litter in the town, The Crowborough Foodbank; who provide much needed help to families in need and Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance.

Work on Local Issues In the past the Chamber has made representation to local and national Government as well as other organisations to improve the lives of business owners and residents in the Crowborough area. This has included our very successful lobbying for faster broadband in the area and an active role on planning issues. Currently the Chamber’s focus is on policing in the area, there is much concern about the lack of Police presence in the town and the Chamber has attended a meeting with Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne to discuss these issues.

Cheque presented to Air Ambulance

Cheque presented to Crowborough Foodbank

Crowborough Business EXPO

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News from the Community Latest news from the Crowborough Lions “Winter is almost behind us and we’re now looking forward to the spring flowers, lambs dancing and birds nesting and it is now time for the Lion’s to do some more fundraising. We are busy preparing for our annual Big Quiz on Saturday 10th March with big cash prizes. If you’ve not yet booked, phone Frank on 01892 654 196 it’s always a super evening! Our raffle tickets for a big Easter Egg are being sold at pubs, clubs and other local outlets. People and organisations who have recently benefited from our donations include: Life Skills Material to schools a Child with Cerebral Palsy, funding student to help in Gambia, a

Crowborough Choral Society launches exciting new bursary scheme The scheme offers great opportunities for adult singers to develop their singing technique and sing with the choir. The Crowborough Choral Society is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with a commitment to public education in choral music. The choir rehearses

cooker and fridge to a family in need as well as many others. Once again we are running our Diabetic Screening on Thursday 19th April at the Crowborough Social Club on Croft Road which was well supported by the public last year. Lion’s and Friends of Lions also enjoy social activities and we recently held a quiz with fish and chip supper plus a curry night which both were well supported by our members and friends. If you know of any individual or organisation requiring help, or you would like to help us in helping others by becoming a Lion or a Friends of Lions, we would love to hear from you. Contact David Martin on 01892 652 300 or at” - David Martin - Crowborough Lions

on Wednesday evenings between 7.45 and 9.45pm at Ashdown Primary School Herne Road site. A bursary scheme now offers financial support over the course of a year for people who are not currently members of the Crowborough Choral Society, to develop skill in, and enjoyment of, choral singing. This will be achieved through individual singing tuition together with joining CCS and engaging in rehearsals and performance with the choir. The scheme is primarily aimed at adults in the 18-35 year age group, but all members of the public over the age of 18 years, living in the Crowborough area (within circa 15km of Crowborough Cross) will be considered. For more information go to: Crowborough Choral Society CIO. Registered Charity No: 1164460

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March/April 2018 Entry Form

Send in your completed entry by 30th March for your chance to win Afternoon Tea for Two at The Old Fire Station, High St, Crowborough TN6 2QB - 01892 458 028

Please post your entry to: PO Box 142, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 9AQ

NAME: ................................................................... TEL: .................................................... ADDRESS: ........................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................. Closing date for entries is Friday 30th March 2018. Winner and crossword solution to be announced in the next issue of The Crowborough Magazine. First correct entry drawn will win. Judges decision is final.

The easy SOLUTION to getting your message ACROSS? The ANSWER is to get your business details DOWN here. Could you or your business sponsor a future Prize Crossword? Call Laura on 01732 864 878 for more details.

January/February 2018 Crossword Winner Congratulations to Miss R Gostling of Crowborough who wins a bottle of bubbly!

January/February 2018 Solution

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Fill in your details on the form on the previous page and send in your completed entry to PO Box 142, Edenbridge TN8 9AQ by Friday 30th March 2018 for your chance to win Afternoon Tea for Two at The Old Fire Station, High St, Crowborough TN6 2QB 01892 458 028



1 - Trachea (8)

1 - Cried (4)

5 - Seal of the Archbishop of York (4)

2 - Longest river (4)

9 - More ashen in appearance (5)

3 - Persistence (12)

10 - Fertile spots in deserts (5)

4 - Nocturnal arboreal marsupial (6)

11 - The act of restarting (10)

6 - Fortress in Paris (8)

14 - Undone (6)

7 - Evoke memories (8)

15 - Fanatic (6)

8 - Entirety (12)

17 - Forcibly take possession (10) 20 - Agreeable sound or tune (5)

12 - Musical instrument with wire strings (8)

21 - Long poems (5)

13 - Lists (8)

22 - Ascend (4)

16 - In slow time (of music) (6)

23 - Greek dish (8)

18 - Capital of Peru (4) 19 - One of the continents (4)

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The Crowborough Magazine • March/April 2018 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 Bureau 01892 655 303 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 08457 90 90 90

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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Are you thinking of starting your own business? Do you want some advice? FREE Business start-up workshop in Uckfield – Civic Centre Uckfield TN22 1AE Monday 26th March 10am to 4pm Edeal (Eastbourne & District Enterprise Agency Ltd) is working in association with Wealden District Council to deliver business start-up workshops in Uckfield, Hailsham, Heathfield and Crowborough. It is crucial when starting out in business that you get good sound advice. Lessons will be learnt along the way but if you have the right guidance and support at the very start you are more likely to succeed and go on to run a successful business. Starting your own business is hard work and is not without risks, it demands enthusiasm and determination to get things off the ground but get it right and it could be the most rewarding thing you do. The workshops are FREE to Wealden residents or anybody who is starting a business in Wealden. The workshops cover the fundamental points of starting a business and include Writing a good business plan Sourcing finance Managing cash flow Meeting your legal obligations Taxation & Vat Marketing

The next workshop will be held on Monday 26th March, book now to avoid disappointment

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Index of Advertisers Food & Drink Riverford Home Delivery ............44

Advertising Funeral Directors The Crowborough Magazine ...47 Tester and Jones Funeral Services .............1 Business Services Business Start-up Workshop .....45 Furniture Shops TransFunk Furniture ...........................9 Car Dealers SLM Toyota* ..........................................15 Garden/Outdoor Services Allseasons Landscaping .....11 & 31 Carpenters/Joiners Ashwoods Tree Work ......................19 Pearl Carpentry & Joinery ...........14 AVS Fencing Supplies ......................9 Chris Laws Chimney Sweep Garden Maintenance .......39 Mr Jolly .......................................................8 John’s Gardening Services ........8 Chiropodists & Podiatrists Tree Hoppers .......................................7 Beacon Chiropody Clinic .........17 Health & Beauty Cleaning/Domestic Services Appearances Aesthetics ..............37 Magiclean ..............................................31 Yoga in Crowborough ....................8 Slimming World ...............................11 Complementary/Holistic Therapies Home & Interiors Nikki Bendell ACMT ...........................7 Magnolias at home ..........................19 Computer/Technology Services .......6

Home Care Services Domus Live-In Care ........................31

Counselling & Psychology Wealden Psychology Institute ...37

Opticians Crowborough Opticians ..................2

Education Lingfield College .................................3 The Warren Day Nursery & Pre-School ........43

Osteopaths Helen Dunn ..........................................17

Electricial Services DS Services (UK) Ltd ........................6

Plumbing Digby Fox .............................................17 Eridge Plumbing & Heating ..........7 J Gilbert Plumbing & Heating ....34 Property Maintenance & Improvements Handy Andy ...........................................8 Leon Jenner ..........................................11 Redwing Property Services .........8 Redwing Roofing .............................29 SPS Roofing Contractors ...........48 Taylor Building & Maintenance Services .....29 Skip Hire Skip X* .......................................................19 Solicitors Claire Nash Solicitors .........................5 Travel Nautilus Yachting* .............................39 Vets The Forest Vet ....................................34 *Indicates special offer for readers

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

Painting & Decorating Mike Anthony Decorator .............11 Sarah’s Painting Services .............17

Pet Services Events/Entertainment Top Dog ......................................................7 Crowborough Business Expo ...13 The Community Radio Show ....39 Picture Framers J&K Gallery ..........................................35

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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. 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 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.

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Crowborough Magazine - Issue 78 - March/April 2018  

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

Crowborough Magazine - Issue 78 - March/April 2018  

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