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Contents 8



Clubs & Organisations


Editor’s Note


Sudoku Solution


What’s On in March


Business Page


Crowborough Town Council Newsletter, Issue 1 2019


Prize Crossword


What’s On in April


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers

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.

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Note from the Editor... Dear Readers, Welcome to the March/April issue of The Crowborough Magazine. 2019 is really moving at full steam and I really can’t believe springtime is nearly upon us. The What’s On sections in this magazine are brimming with activities for you to take part in. Don’t forget, it’s free for community groups and organisations to submit their entries for inclusion in the calendars and News pages and this magazine is a great way to spread the word about what you are doing. I’m delighted that the Crowborough & District Chamber of Commerce are holding another Business Expo at the Crowborough Community Centre on Tuesday 2nd April and if you’re in the area that day I really do recommend you pop along. There is such a great array of businesses in the Crowborough area and this is a great way to speak to the business owners directly. I hope to see you there. One charity I found out about recently was ‘Contact the Elderly’ who were looking for volunteers to help provide their services to more residents in the Crowborough area. Their volunteers host tea parties and drive residents to and from these once a month. They operate nationwide and since learning about them I discovered a friend of mine is already a volunteer driver and absolutely enjoys it. You can find out more on their website 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 5th April for the May/June issue which will be distributed during the last week of April. Until next time...

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What’s On in March Thursday 7th March Crowborough Flower Club - 7pm, Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove. Flower Demonstration “Would U believe it!” with Nina Tucknott. Visitors welcome £5. Refreshments and Raffle. For further info contact 655702/663702 or

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Saturday 23rd March Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-12.30pm, Car Park, Crowborough Social Club, Croft Road.

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Thursday 28th March 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.

Thursday 14th March - The Arts Society Ashdown Forest - Lecturer: Caroline Walker “Discovering MacDonald Gill: Artist, Architect & Mapmaker” - 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre. After embarking on family history research in 2006, Caroline Walker became fascinated in the life and work of her great-uncle MacDonald ‘Max’ th Saturday 9 March - THE BIG Gill (1884-1947), an architect and graphic QUIZ -by Crowborough Lions - 7.30pm, artist, best known for his decorative maps. Well-known in his time, he was all but Crowborough Community Centre (doors forgotten after his death unlike his brother open 6.30pm) Team Prizes - 1st £125, nd rd Eric Gill, the controversial sculptor who 2 £75, 3 £25 (max 8 per team table). was based in Ditchling. Refreshments. Tickets £10 per head which includes Members free, Guests £6. Ploughman’s Platter supper and table nibbles. Licensed Bar. Advance ticket Friday 15th March sales only from Frank Lees 01892 654196 Crowborough Tinnitus or email Net Support Group - 2-4pm, Room 3, proceeds to Crowborough Community Centre Cafe. Run by local deaf charity, HI KENT. All welcome, free of charge. An opportunity to share experiences and coping strategies for local people living with tinnitus. Friday 8th March - Pine Grove Pictures - Film, Goodbye Christopher Robin, at Pine Grove Pictures in Crowborough Community Centre. Doors open 7pm, film starts 8pm. Drinks available. Tickets £8 (with reductions for members) from the Community Centre or on the door.

Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th March - Beacon Academy Stages Disney’s Aladdin JR - 6.30pm, Beeches Main Hall. Beacon Academy Performing Arts department is staging a whole school production of Aladdin JR., a magically updated version of the Academy Award-winning Disney musical and spectacular West End show. This new adaptation of the classic story

Friday 29th March - One You East Sussex - 2-4pm, Millbrook Garden Centre. Mobile unit offering free advice and help to anyone wanting to improve their diet, lose weight, stop smoking or get fit. Between 2pm and 4pm the Friends will be providing free tea and cake to patients of the surgeries in the Loft Room adjacent to Millbrook’s café (which has easy access for anyone with mobility issues), and it is hoped that one or more of the GPs will be present for friendly chats. Contact: Friends Chair Andrew Fermor (01892 852645 or email@

One You East Sussex is a new service to help people to make changes to their lifestyle to improve their health, with its one-stop shop and tailored packages of support for everyone in East Sussex aged Enquiries to Maxine Harris at Hi Kent on 16 and over. Organised by the League of 01622 691151 or Friends of Rotherfield & Brook Surgeries. Friday 22nd March - Beacon Academy Quiz Night - 7pm, Beeches Main Hall. Grab a team and join us for fun, interactive rounds and brainteasers from ace Quiz Master Reg Sansbury! Tickets £5/head or book your table for £30 (maximum 8 people). All proceeds go directly to the school. Please email

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News from the Community New Crowborough Memorial During the ceremony a brief history of the tragedy was given by John Bailey, a member of Crowborough Royal British Legion, who grew up near the site, who’s proposal received unanimous active support from Bill and Dawn Stephen, Landlords’ of the Bricklayers Arms, the Crowborough Branch RBL and the public in raising the £3,000. Tester and Jones installed and provided the memorial tablet.

On Saturday 26th January 2019 at the Bricklayers Arms Whitehill Road, Crowborough. Colonel Anthony Lamb MBE DL VR unveiled a memorial to the crew of a USAAF B-26 Marauder Bomber “Hells Belle” which crashed 75 years ago. It was returning from an aborted mission to bomb V1 flying bomb launching sites in France which were being built at an alarming rate. The weather was so bad that it caused ice to form on the wings and visibility being near zero. Part of the wing broke off and then the vertical stabiliser. It crashed into a small ravine behind the Bricklayers Arms which was then part of Springhead Farm (now the Harecombe Housing Estate).

The Dedication was given by the Branch Chaplain Reverend Alan Weaver, which was followed by wreath laying. Lieutenant Colonel James “Jim” Gingras USAF the assistant Air Force Attaché at the US Embassy in London attended and gave an interesting speech related to the US Bombers involvement at the time, and the wider context of the operations. The Branch President Iain Mein gave the Exhortation and the Branch Chairman Nigel Allison the Kohima Epitaph. The active Crowborough Branch of the Royal British Legion meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 8pm at the Crowborough Social Club where there is always a welcome for new members. - John Bailey, Crowborough RBL

The vicar of Crowborough at the time of the crash wrote to Colonel Joe Kelly, the Commander of the 386 Bomb Group based at Great Dunmow, Essex, USAAF station 164 expressing sympathy from the community for the loss of the crew and noted the town’s “profound admiration for the pilot who so skilfully avoided hitting any of the dwellings in the vicinity”. Three of the crew are buried in L-R: Iain Mein President - Crowborough RBL, Mayor Cllr Greg Rose, Nigel Cambridge American Cemetery and three were Allison - Chairman Crowborough RBL, John Bailey, Col. Gingras, Col. Lamb - Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex. returned to the United States. 18 | • • 01732 864 878

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Crowborough News The Official Newsletter of the Crowborough Town Council

Issue 1 2019

In this issue: Town Conference Edition

Mayor’s Report To say a lot has been happening for the Town Council over the past twelve months would be an understatement, and you can read much of this in the committee reports which follow. However, the most exciting and time consuming of these has been the re-development of the old Wealden District Council offices into the new Crowborough Enterprise Centre. The building was purchased by the Town Council and the redevelopment works were completed in January this year. Basepoint have been appointed as the operator and have been actively marketing the centre. As part of this exciting project the Town Hall and Council Offices will move to the same building in the coming months, located on the ground floor underneath the library. At the same time as our redevelopment of the building, East Sussex County Council took the opportunity to refurbish and update the library. We hope that this building will become a Civic Hub alongside our Community Centre, better serving the residents of Crowborough and encouraging new business and employment into the town. As Mayor, I’ve had the honour of attending many events in and around the town during my term of office. Two highlights for me were attending the opening of Sir Henry Fermor School’s History Wall and the new Walshes Park. Additionally, being able to attend a series of Remembrance Day services and lighting the Beacon to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War was one of the most moving of days, and I thank the Crowborough branch of the Royal British Legion for putting together such a poignant series of commemorative events. It’s not possible to mention all the charities, schools and clubs which I and the Deputy Mayor have visited, but each of them have been interesting and without exception a credit to the town. My chosen charities for the past year are and Crowborough Acorns for Cancer Research UK. Both these charities will share funds raised at the Council events, the majority of which comes from the annual Fireworks Display which this year saw record attendance numbers. On May 2nd we have Town and District Council elections. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Councillors for their work and dedication to our town over the past four years. I’d also like to draw residents’ attention to the ward boundary changes; the elections in May will see every ward in Crowborough change, with the addition of a new Crowborough Central Ward. These changes have been made by The Electoral Commission to ensure each ward had approximately the same number of residents. Please note your polling station location may also have changed. Finally I would like to thank the Officers and staff of the Council, without their hard work and enthusiasm none of the great things we do as a Council would be possible. It really has been an honour to represent the residents of Crowborough as Mayor of over the past year. Cllr Greg Rose, Mayor Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 1, 2019

Communication and Events Report This year has again seen a number of exciting events within our town. It has also seen the launch of our new website (in January), which is full of useful information and now features a fresh new look. I would particularly like to thank Melanie Street for all her hard work on this project. Why not go online today and have a look?

Events Overview During our Sussex Day celebrations an American Red Oak was planted on Chapel Green to commemorate the wedding of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Summer Fair was slightly overshadowed by England’s World Cup match last year! At the last minute we managed to secure a large screen so that residents could enjoy the football and also the amazing activities we had arranged. The highlight of this year’s fair was definitely the aerial acrobatics show. The Grand Firework Display was a great success again this year with a record figure of £4277.21 being raised for the Mayor’s charities. We received a huge amount of positive comments on Twitter and Facebook including: “The best display yet! Please can Crowborough Town Council phone London and let them know how to do it!” It was very special this year to support Crowborough British Legion in lighting a Beacon to commemorate the century since the end of WW1. We also added some new names to the War Memorial and this was re-dedicated during the Remembrance Day service. The Crowborough Christmas Cracker, which featured the turning on of the Christmas lights, was exceptionally popular with thousands turning up to see Claire Sweeney press the button. We must again thank the Guides who erected and ran the magical Santa’s Grotto in the Town Hall.

After the Civic Carol Service the Mayor, Cllr Greg Rose, presented Brighter Crowborough with a Civic Award in recognition of their ‘Service to the Community’. David Collumbell (of Brighter Crowborough) was also presented with a Civic Award in recognition of his ‘Significant Contribution to the Residents of Crowborough’. Thank you to David, and everyone in the team, for helping to make Crowborough a brighter town. In the year ahead we have a number of events planned. Please do note that the Town Conference will again be taking place at the United Church on Croft Road.  Town Conference - Wednesday 6th March  Boundary Walk - Sunday 26th May  Sussex Day - Sunday 16th June  Summer Fair - Saturday 13th July  Fireworks - Tuesday 5th November  Christmas Fair - Friday 22nd November  Civic Carol Service - Tuesday 3rd December We will also be welcoming a group of visitors from our twin town of Montargis from Thursday 22nd August-Monday 26th August. We also made the decision this year to donate the fire engine ‘Frank Humphrey’ to a specialist museum where members of the public can regularly see it. It was costing us around a

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Environment Committee Report Communication and Events Report continued... ÂŁ1000 to insure and store in a facility where it was not even on view to the public. We hope that many people will enjoy being able to see it in its new home.

all her efforts in organising such wide ranging and successful events again this year. Cllr Matthew Street, Chairman, Communication and Events Committee

Finally, I want to finish by thanking the Deputy Town Clerk (now Town Clerk), Caroline Miles, for

Environment Committee Report The Environment Committee has continued its work to protect and enhance the environment in Crowborough. This year has been particularly busy and I thank all the Town Hall staff for keeping up with the workload generated by the committee. I would like to add a special thank you to the Ranger for his work and advice and also to the Environmental Warden, for fighting the constant battle to keep the town looking good. As a committee our aim is to protect and improve the environment of the town and to keep it a safe and attractive place to live. We receive many requests from residents for enhancements to be made around the town and we investigate all of these, but with our limited financial resources we can only carry out so much and have to be selective.

Nature Reserves Earlier this year the Council acquired the freehold of the Bluebell Wood from the District Council after leasing it for many years. This now protects this important wildlife habitat in

the town centre and plans are being made to improve the wood and make it more enjoyable for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. The Ghyll Nature Reserve has benefited from the purchase of the additional woodland last year and this has added to the wildlife value. Work has continued to control the bracken and bramble and to open up the paths through the Reserve. The Country Park has had improvements to the access and signage in the car park, to make it easier for disabled visitors. Work has continued on the improvement of the glades and to control the bracken and bramble. This should lead to the increase of more flora and fauna species. The Exmoor ponies were again visiting the pony meadows and their unique way of grazing land improves the meadow, which attracts many bird species and small mammals. It also encourages the growth of wild flowers, which in turn encourages bees and butterflies to visit the meadow. The meadow has wonderful views over the surrounding area and has become a regular area for residents having picnics. The council has completed the lease agreement for the old tennis courts behind Fermor Primary School. It is planned to turn the overgrown area into a pocket park nature reserve. Once the planning and surveys are complete, work can start on regenerating the area to provide another open space for residents to enjoy.

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Environment Committee Report continued... The new 70 acre park next to Alderbrook owned by Wealden District Council was opened last year and has created a haven for wildlife and a wonderful recreation space with excellent views.

of the rubbish has been so heavy that our Environment Warden has had to request help in removing it. It is an offence to place general rubbish into litter bins and this is classed as Fly Tipping which carries a heavy fine.

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The competition is a great way of promoting the town as a place to visit, not only for the town centre, but also the country parks. It was agreed that the Council would enter the competition again last year and gained a Silver Gilt medal. The planting was exceptional around the town and the Country Park looked wonderful. Sadly vandals decided to uproot some of the planting, but fortunately our Grounds Staff replaced the plants before the judging took place.

The Environment Committee is regularly updated by John Coleman, who provides a detailed report to us on local transport and I would like to thank him for these reports. He gives us up to date information on our unpredictable train service and the ever diminishing bus service. The Committee has met with the company running the 228 and 229 bus service and voiced its concerns if this service is withdrawn.

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The Town Council has constantly made representations to the police regarding the lack of police presence in the town, and parking has now been top of the agenda for some time. Since the police removed the PCSOs under their changes to neighbourhood policing, parking infringements and vandalism have increased in the town. The Council has taken the decision to employ a Community Warden, to fill a part of the gap left by the decision by the police and he now patrols the town on a regular basis.

The Town Council is a major contributor to the funding of Wealdlink bus service, to provide essential services in the town on the 224, 225 and 226 services. They also offer a door to door shopping service for anyone who has difficulty in accessing the main bus services. They also carry passengers from outlying villages to shop in our town centre.

Environmental Issues One of the main issues raised by residents is dog fouling and although the Town Council provide a considerable number of bins around the town, there is still a number of dog walkers who continually refuse to clear up after their dog. We receive constant requests for more bins, but there is a significant cost in providing and paying for the bins to be cleared by the District Council. We do investigate each request, but have to treat each one on its merits. The other environmental concern is the misuse of litter bins. The bins, as the name indicates, are for litter, but we are seeing an increase in household rubbish being placed in them. Some

Highways The Committee frequently gets requests from residents regarding highway matters and we work closely with the County Councillors, who regularly attend our meetings. We also attend a twice a year meeting with the East Sussex Highways team. Due to the County Council’s financial situation, they look for match funding from the Town Council for severe issues. Currently a review of yellow lines in the town has been carried out and the Council has submitted a match funding request for the yellow lines in a number of areas. Cllr Ron Reed, Chairman, Environment Committee

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Finance & General Purposes Committee Report The Finance and General Purposes Committee supports the Councils administrative and back office functions and helps to enable the other spending committees to operate effectively and efficiently.

of service by operating under a ‘business as usual’ status.

The Finance and General Purposes Committee is responsible for:

1. An update of the community grant funding process. This will be implemented in 2019/20.

1. The corporate management of the Council and administrative services, including accounting services, audit, accommodation, legal services and servicing of loans.

2. An information pack to support those wishing to stand for election to the Town Council in May 2019. This can now be found on the Town Council website.

2. The Council’s Standing Orders (rule book), financial procedures and risk management.

The Finance and General Purposes Committee also makes recommendations to Council regarding the Council Tax precept to set for each year. For 2019/20 a band D household will pay an extra 15 pence per week for the services provided by Crowborough Town Council.

3. The democratic representation of the Council including elections, members’ allowances and the Mayors fund. 4. Grants to community organisations. During 2018/19 Crowborough Town Council has been in a transition period so the scope of work undertaken by the Finance and General Purposes Committee has been more limited than usual. The key function this year was to ensure that the Council could provide continuity

In terms of development work the Finance and General Purposes Committee completed the following during 2018/19:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff and councillors who have supported the work of the Finance and General Purposes Committee in 2018/19 Cllr Neil Waller, Chairman, Finance and General Purposes Committee

Planning and Development Committee Report The Planning Committee has faced two main challenges over the past twelve months. Firstly, the significant volume of applications received and the increased number of major applications within those. Many of the latter have arisen from the second major challenge that the committee has dealt with, which was responding to the new draft local plan from Wealden District Council. The committee has made its own representation during the consultation process into the plan, as have many residents and a number of councillors in their own right. This plan has yet to be validated by a government inspector and we will update you as to the outcome in future reports.

This year has also seen a change applied to the development boundary for Crowborough which has already proved significant with regard to applications being received for areas previously outside of the boundary. This committee remains committed to its legal status as a statutory consultee on all planning applications and I would like to thank the members of the committee for their diligence, as not only have they faced increasing challenges but this is the committee that meets the most frequently and also has the fewest number of members. Finally, I would like to thank the town hall staff for their invaluable support. Cllr Richard Jury, Chairman, Planning and Development Committee

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Sport, Recreation and Cemetery Committee Report The Sport, Recreation and Cemetery (SRC) Committee have been busy again this year. Meetings are held every two months and there are a number of working groups which meet regularly in between. Some updates for this year are:

Goldsmiths Recreation Ground

New leases were signed this year with both Crowborough Petanque Club and the new tenants of the kiosk. New opening hours were agreed for the kiosk and the new tenants have also held regular events. A new height barrier was installed at the car park. We were approached by a resident asking if he could do some positive artwork at the skatepark. A design is being agreed and work will start soon.

Summersales Cemetery Work is still progressing on the new cemetery at Summersales. The design has now been agreed and the tender process is live at the time of writing this report. The working group will be meeting again in March to award contracts to enable work to start during 2019.

Chapel Green An American Red Oak was planted on Chapel Green to commemorate the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex which we look forward to seeing grown and mature over the next few decades.

War Memorial A resident contacted the Council regarding

soldiers who fought and died as a result of WW1 whose names had not been previously included on the War Memorial. It was agreed that these names should be included. These names were added and the memorial refurbished in time for the WW1 Centenary commemoration in November.

Wolfe Recreation Ground The Wolfe Pavilion working group has met this year. Sadly at present this project is no further forward. However it still remains an aim of the committee and it is hoped that this project will be moved further forward in the coming year. New outdoor fitness equipment was installed at Wolfe Recreation Ground. This equipment is well used and means the council now have a total of three sets of equipment throughout the town. There have been issues with the public toilet at Wolfe. Despite a bin in the toilet which is emptied regularly, there have been a number of instances of nappies and other items being put down the toilet. This resulted in the toilet being closed for a time. It is sad that Council Tax money has to be spent on regularly unblocking this toilet. The committee has on a number of occasions debated if this toilet should remain

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Sport, Recreation and Cemetery Committee Report continued... open because of this issue. A refurbishment and deep clean of the toilet was then carried out and hopefully we will not have any more issues.

General Ongoing Maintenance, Inspections etc. There is a large amount of general maintenance, safety inspections and work that is carried out throughout the year. Playgrounds are regularly inspected and repairs undertaken. There is a schedule of buildings inspections and maintenance work that is carried out on a regular basis. The grounds staff maintain the parks, football pitches etc., mowing, carrying

out scheduled drainage work, marking pitches and ensuring our parks look their best. Whilst it is the committee which decides what projects it wishes to take forward, it is the Council staff who make it happen. I would like to thank the team, The Deputy (and now) Town Clerk, Customer Services Officer, the Grounds Operations Manager and his team, and all the council staff; for their hard work throughout the year. Cllr Kay Moss, Chair of SRC Committee

Town Council Elections - May 2019 Elections will take place in May 2019 for the new Town Council. Perhaps you are already involved in local affairs and want to take the next step. Or you may be looking for a worthwhile and rewarding way to help your local community. There are approximately 20,000 local councillors in England, each representing their local community and all with their own reason for doing so. No other role gives you a chance to make such a huge difference to quality of life for people in your local area. For further information, please contact either: Crowborough Town Council - / 01892 652907 Wealden District Council (Electoral Services) - / 01892 602407 Finally, you can find more information about becoming a councillor on the following government websites:

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New Town Clerk for Crowborough Crowborough Town Council is delighted to welcome Caroline Miles as the new Town Clerk to the Council. Caroline has worked for Crowborough Town Council for over ten years, serving initially as the Events Co-Ordinator, then Events Manager and Deputy Town Clerk. She had been Acting Town Clerk since October 2018 and took up her new post as Town Clerk on 1st February 2019. Photo: Caroline pictured with the Ground Staff at the planting of American Red Oak on Chapel Green for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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


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Jenny Mayhew, Director and Head of the Private Client Department In November 2018, it was announced that changes are being made relating to fees for a grant of representation (usually called a Grant of Probate). The current system means that an individual applying for Probate pays a fee of £215, and a solicitor making the application pays £155. A sliding scale will now be introduced, based on the value of the deceased person’s estate. The threshold for paying a fee is being raised from £5,000 to £50,000; meaning that if

an estate is below £50,000, there will be no fee to pay when making the application. The government claims that this means that around 25,000 estates a year will no longer be required to pay these fees. The maximum fee will be £6,000; payable on estates worth more than £2m and it is claimed that 80% of estates will pay £750 or less. However, many estates will face significantly higher fees than under the current system. It is expected that the new fees will be introduced in April

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2019. If you have any concerns about probate fees or about obtaining probate then please contact us. We can guide you every step of the way through the process. Please contact our Private Client Team on 01825 762281 or email us on and we can discuss your requirements. We are proud to provide a service which is centred on experienced, expert and approachable solicitors of a high calibre. We will work with you to agree a pricing structure which works for you.

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News from the Community Spring Update from Stone Ness Walled Garden A small charity providing therapy through horticulture at our Victorian Walled Garden. ​We are a nonprofit making voluntary organisation. As you read this it is Springtime and the Walled Gardeners have returned. We will soon be busy sowing seed potatoes, onion sets and garlic on the terraces, and in the Potting Shed, broad beans and sweet peas from seed “saved” last year.

One or two gardeners have moved on, so we would love to be joined by a few new people with learning difficulties, and also volunteer “befrienders”. No gardening experience is necessary, just a couple of free hours available to meet new friends, enjoy the garden and its wildlife and, of course, share tea break time with us. Find out more information at: - Jean Burgess

Latest News from Crowborough Lions The next Forest Walk for Lion’s and Friends will be in the Spring with a meal at the Foresters and all are welcome. Our weekly Saturday bookstall is still taking place outside the Post Office where we exchange or purchase paperback books. Normal opening times 9.30am to 12.00pm weather permitting. “Our Big Money Quiz on Saturday 9th March with team prizes for £125 for 1st £75 for 2nd and £25 for 3rd at the Crowborough Community Centre with tables of up to eight. Get your tickets early. Contact Frank Lees on 01892 654 196 or email frank.lees@btinternet. com. Net proceeds will be donated to ‘Cluedup. Info’ based in Crowborough, an information shop for young people aged between 11 and 25 years providing advice and information on any subject. Then before we know it it will be Easter and we will be selling tickets for our big Easter Egg raffles at local Pubs and Clubs.

We are still helping individuals and organisation with requests so if you know of any who require assistance, please let us know. We are also always looking for volunteers to help us out through the year - you could become a friend of Lion’s or you are welcome to become a Lion - why not come to one of our meetings and find out what we do. These are held at the Social Club on Croft Road on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8.00pm. We would love to see you there! For further information, please contact David Martin on 01892 652 300 or email loxfield@” - David Martin, Crowborough Lions

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What’s On in April Tuesday 2nd April Crowborough Business Expo - 10am-2pm, Crowborough Community Centre. FREE entry. See page 2 for further information. Thursday 4th April Crowborough Flower Club - 7pm, Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove. Flower Demonstration “Foreign Flavours” with Jan Mason. Visitors welcome £5. Refreshments and Raffle. For further info contact 655702/663702 or www. Saturday 6th April Crowborough Heritage Day event - United Church Hall, 2-5pm. Refreshments Available. Thursday 11th April - The Arts Society Ashdown Forest - Lecturer: Mark Hill - “Undressing Antiques: A persuasive introduction










to buying antiques and integrating and using them in today’s homes” - 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre. “Antiques. I don’t understand them and they’re beyond my budget. They’re not for me.” “Antiques Roadshow” expert Mark Hill will explain the state of the antiques market and the different meanings of the word “value” and look at what current and future generations of collectors are buying, why they are buying it and how they are displaying it. This lecture could make us look at our possessions in a different light. Refreshments. Members free, Guests £6.

Tickets £8 (with reductions if you become a member) from the Community Centre or on the door.

Friday 12th April - Pine Grove Pictures - Film, The Happy Prince, at Pine Grove Pictures in Crowborough Community Centre. Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm. Drinks available.


Thursday 25th April 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 April Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-12.30pm, Car Park, Crowborough Social Club, Croft Road. to have it included in the What’s On Section!

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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 - Wildlife A&E - 07709 574665 or 07767 058727 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 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. - Brighter Crowborough - Crowborough & District Lions Club - 01892 654196 -

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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 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 664036 -

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 - 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 Uckfield, Heathfield, Lewes & District Multiple Sclerosis Branch - 01892 764292

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 - -

Treatment of feet including:  Calluses and corns  Biomechanics/orthotics and insoles

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Traditional Builders. Repairs, extensions, alterations and renovations. Cabinetry and joinery, including windows and doors. Traditional lime mortars and materials used if required. Call Leon Jenner on

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Business Page Crowborough Business Expo Tuesday 2nd April 2019 Crowborough Community Centre 10.00am - 2.00pm AFFORDABLE EXHIBITOR OPTIONS • FREE VISITOR ENTRY Whether you are a sole trader or national company, a start up or long established business, exhibitor or visitor - The Crowborough Business Expo will be of interest to you.

OPEN TO BUSINESSES AND THE PUBLIC The Expo is FREE to visit, you’ll find a host of business services, advice and support and have the opportunity to make new contacts and find new suppliers and customers. As well as the chance to create new business relationships, visitors will also be able to speak to local organisations that can help with funding, training and advice.

EXHIBIT • NETWORK Exhibiting at the Expo will give you the opportunity to showcase your business to potential new customers along with the chance to network and increase your contacts within the area. Exhibitor spaces are available from as little as £15, for more information please visit the dedicated Expo page of the Chamber Website -

Crowborough Chamber Working with Local Police The Crowborough Chamber, in association with Sussex Police, is piloting a scheme allowing businesses to report low level, anti social incidents via the Chamber. PCSO Richie Davidson will be visiting businesses in the area to introduce himself and supply business cards with contact details so that incidents which do warrant a 999 or 101 call can be collated by the Chamber and passed onto the police. The email for businesses to report concerns is: 40 | • • 01732 864 878

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March/April 2019 Entry Form

Send in your completed prize crossword entries by Friday 5th April 2019 for your chance to win a *bottle of bubbly. *Entrants must be aged 21 or over.

Name: ................................................................... Tel: ...................................................... Address and/or Email: .................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................................. Closing date for entries is Friday 5th April 2019. Winner and solution to be announced in the next issue of The Crowborough Magazine. First correct entry drawn will win. Judges decision is final. Please post your entry to: PO Box 142, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 9AQ

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 2019 Crossword Winner January/February 2019 Solution Congratulations to Roz Heaton who is the winner of the last crossword. Unfortunately, The Old Fire Station who sponsored the last crossword prize has ceased trading but The Crowborough Magazine is sourcing an alternative prize with another local establishment. Get your entries in by Friday 5th April 2019 for your chance to win this issue’s prize.

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1 - Office table (4)

1 - Act of vanishing (13)

3 - Adult male horse (8)

2 - Sharply inclined (5)

9 - Breastbone (7)

4 - Meddle with (6)

10 - A central point (5) 11 - Drivel; nonsense (3)

5 - Having existed for a considerable time (4-8)

12 - Group of shots (5)

6 - Concern; implicate (7)

13 - White heron (5)

7 - Former President of South Africa (6,7)

15 - Torn apart (5)

8 - Someone who sets up their own business (12)

17 - Indian monetary unit (5) 18 - Large beer cask (3) 19 - Mother-of-pearl (5) 20 - Ancestry (7)

14 - Anticipates (7) 16 - Stringed instrument (6) 18 - Commerce (5)

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The Crowborough Magazine • March/April 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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Index of Advertisers Business Telecoms JK Comms Ltd ....................................44 Carpenters/Joiners Pearl Carpentry & Joinery ...........15 Precision Joinery ...............................10 Chimney Sweep Mr Jolly .....................................................39 Chiropodists & Podiatrists Beacon Chiropody Clinic ...........38 Computer/Technology Services ....29 Double Glazing Insulation Services ...........................17 Education Lingfield College .................................3 The Warren Day Nursery & Pre-School ........45 Electricial Services DS Services (UK) Ltd ........................39

Garden/Outdoor Services Allseasons Landscaping .....29 & 44 Ashwoods Tree Work ........................8 Chris Laws .............................................15 Envirocare ...............................................13 John’s Gardening Services ...........10 Lawnmowers/Garden Equipment Millennia Garden Machinery ....13 Health & Beauty Appearances Aesthetics ..............39 Jessica-Rose Beauty ...........................14 Sally Jennings Foot Care ...................7 Slimming World ...................................7 Yoga in Crowborough ...................10 Home & Interiors TransFunk Furniture ...........................9 Home Care Services Home Instead Senior Care ........30

Plumbing Digby Fox ...............................................7 Eridge Plumbing & Heating .......33 J Gilbert Plumbing & Heating ....29 Property Maintenance & Improvements CI Products ...........................................17 Handy Andy ...........................................34 Leon Jenner ..........................................39 Redwing Property Services ......14 Redwing Roofing .............................6 St Pierre Contractors .....................15 Supreme Roofing and Construction...............8 Taylor Building & Maintenance Services ......30 Skip Hire Skip X* ......................................................10

Solicitors Claire Nash Solicitors .......................11 Mobile Phone Repair We Fix (JK Comms Ltd)*................28 Dawson Hart ........................................31 Opticians Crowborough Opticians .................1

Travel Nautilus Yachting* ...........................33

Tyres Osteopaths Events/Entertainment Crowborough Business Expo .....2 Helen Dunn ............................................29 K and M Tyres ........................................48 The Community Radio Show ....7 Painting & Decorating Sarah’s Painting Services .............14 Food & Drink Forno Antico (Uckfield) ................19 Picture Framers Funeral Directors Tester and Jones Funeral Services .............5

J&K Gallery ...........................................35

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The Crowborough Magazine - Issue 84 - March/April 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 84 - March/April 2019  

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