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Contents 14, 16 Editor’s Note


Business Page


What’s On in May




Crowborough Town Council Newsletter, Issue 2 2019


Prize Crossword


Useful Numbers


What’s On in June


Sudoku Solution


Feature: Big O Vintage Festival


Index of Advertisers


Clubs & Organisations

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.

July/August 2019 copy deadline: Friday 31st May 2019 Printed by: Warwick Printing Company Ltd Distributed by: Royal Mail throughout the TN6 area

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

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Note from the Editor... Dear Readers, Welcome to the May/June issue of The Crowborough Magazine, packed full of lots of useful information including the latest Crowborough Town Council newsletter in the centre pages and lots of events that are taking place over the next couple of months, including the Crowborough Miniature Railway’s 30th Anniversary Gala Day see page 45 for full information. I always find it very nostalgic when I take a ride around the track as it reminds me of a similar railway close to where I grew up in North West London. If you’ve not been along before then I highly recommend you pay a visit. The local Crowborough & District Chamber of Commerce are busy as always. I went along to their Business Expo at the beginning of last month which gave me a great opportunity to catch up with advertisers, other chamber members as well as my local friends.

Laura & Jemma from Dawson Hart Solicitors

Mark from Millennia Garden Machinery

I’d like to take the opportunity to say a BIG thank you to the fabulous team at Jarvis Brew in Jarvis Brook. Following on the unexpected closing down of the crossword sponsor from the previous issue, they called up and said that they would be delighted to honour the prize and donated a £20.00 voucher to the winner. They are a smashing team there, serving superb coffee and they really made my day with their offer. They have also recently launched a delivery service for their food so if you can’t escape your office, give them a call with your order. See page 13 for more details. It’s been great to welcome many new advertisers into this issue of the magazine and I would like to say ‘Thank you’ to you, the readers as you seem to pass on my details to businesses you think could benefit in appearing in the magazine. You make a great sales team! There is a new event coming to a town near you in July, the Big O Vintage Festival will be taking 14 | • • 01732 864 878

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Note from the Editor... place in nearby Edenbridge on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019. I’m delighted to say that the organiser of the event has donated a family ticket for the prize in this issue’s Prize Crossword. It sounds like it’s going to be an amazing event and you can read more about it on page 33. As always, please do mention ‘The Crowborough Magazine’ if you are responding to anything you’ve seen in this publication as it helps to secure it’s future. The next deadline is Friday 31st May for the July/August issue which will be distributed during the last week of June. Until next time...

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Sunday 26th May - Annual Boundary Walk - 9.15 for 9.30am start, Goldsmiths Recreation Ground.

Monday 6th May - BANK HOLIDAY Thursday 9 May - The Arts Society Ashdown Forest - Lecturer: Guy Rooker - “Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Man of the Renaissance.” - 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre. Our lecturer, a retired surgeon, shows us how the works of Leonardo da Vinci, painter and draughtsman of the High Renaissance were informed by his study of anatomy and physiology in order to create convincing images of the human form. He reviews Leonardo’s approach to linear perspective, human proportion, emotion, light and shade together with the fashion in which his scientific investigations influenced his art. Refreshments follow the lecture. Members free. Guests £6.

Monday 27th May - BANK HOLIDAY


Sunday 12th May - Open Garden in aid of Hospice in the Weald - 2-6pm, Smugglers, Hoadleys Lane, Crowborough, TN6 1TH.

Tuesday 28th May Crowborough Horticultural Society - 7.15 for 7.30 start, Crowborough Community Centre. “History and work of the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew” by Sarah Oldridge. Members free. Visitors £5. Thursday 30th May 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.

Friday 17th May - Pine Grove Pictures - ‘The Children Act’, Crowborough Community Centre. Doors open 7pm, film th th Friday 10 - Saturday 11 starts at 8pm. Drinks available. May - Crowborough Players Tickets £8 (with reductions if presents Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT you become a member) from Sisters -7.45pm, Crowborough TAKING PLACE IN JULY/ the Community Centre or on Community Centre (Saturday AUGUST 2019, PLEASE EMAIL the door. matinée at 2.30pm). This is DETAILS TO: the first time a play based on Saturday 25th May the Discworld series has been Crowborough Farmers’ to have it included in the performed in Crowborough. Market - 9am-12.30pm, Car What’s On Section! Tickets: £9.50 Adults, Park, Crowborough Social Club, Concessions. Buy online at Croft Road. or call 01892 300567. 18 | • • 01732 864 878

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Crowborough News The Official Newsletter of the Crowborough Town Council

Issue 2 2019

In this issue: Sussex Day  Community Warden Update  New Council Offices  Annual Boundary Walk  2019 Events

Pocket Nature Reserve

Work has been progressing to create the new ‘Pocket Nature Reserve’ on the old disused all-weather pitch next to the Beacon Academy. The chance to create a brand new nature reserve near the centre of town is a wonderful and rare opportunity and our Ranger’s first priority has been to ensure he fully understands the existing habitat and the wildlife that currently call this area home. It is very important that we don’t destroy nature in order to create a nature reserve! Regular surveys of the site by the Ranger, other ecologists, bird/butterfly experts and volunteers have been taking place over the past two years. This work has provided much invaluable information and has helped us to determine how best to create the reserve so that it can attract and support as much wildlife biodiversity as possible.

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New Pocket Nature Reserve continued... In surveying and monitoring the site we noted the high number of cats entering the area. As cats can pose a potential risk to wild birds, and due to the open sunny aspect of the site, our Ranger has decided to make butterflies and other pollinators one of the main priority species to attract. For this reason we are creating large glades and wide path edges. This will allow for many grass and wildflower species which the butterflies and pollinators depend on. Creating and improving a wildlife habitat often requires the removal of selected trees or areas of trees. Whilst it may seem odd to remove trees when creating a nature reserve, it is in fact an essential ecological practice which leads to a significant increase in biodiversity. It allows for small and large glades, and for a richer mosaic of flora and fauna than would otherwise be there. The majority of trees removed at the site were young willow trees with very sparse bramble beneath them. The increased light and cleared spaces will now provide a fantastic opportunity for many more species. The site will still be managed to benefit birds and all other wildlife and for this reason a new pond is being created. The wide glades and path edges will also help birds as they will have different foraging opportunities. In addition, by encouraging bramble and different thorny shrub and tree species we will be providing as much opportunity for birds as we are able to. The next stage of work is to dig the pond, lay the paths and finish the fencing around the site. We are very grateful to the Sussex Lund Fund for the grant it provided to cover the costs of these important elements of the reserve. These activities will happen throughout the rest of this year, and once completed it is hoped we will be ready to open the Pocket Nature Reserve to the public in summer 2020.

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Environment Committee Report


Sunday June 16th 1.00pm - 3.00pm



Community Warden Update We were delighted to welcome Chris Harrison back to the town last year – this time in the role of Community Warden. Chris is a familiar face in Crowborough having served as a PCSO here for eleven years. Following changes to Sussex policing he moved to become the Community Warden of Forest Row in July 2016, and now covers three local parishes, including Crowborough. Following his first few months in the role, Chris would like to update residents on the following: • There have been a number of occasions when vehicles have been found to be parked in disabled parking bays without permits, or where cars are stopped on the white zigzag lines by the zebra crossings. These are road traffic offenses and as such can incur an endorsable fine. Warning cards are currently being issued to offending vehicles and any repetition will result in the vehicle details being submitted to Operation Crackdown.

• On a more positive note, I have noticed that over the last month there has been a decline in the volume of vehicles using the taxi lay-by in Croft Road opposite the post office; this is very encouraging. I do understand that a number of residents park here to drop off items to the nearby charity shop, and the Town Council has agreed that this practice can continue as long as vehicles leave the taxi rank as soon as they have donated their items. • Sadly, there were a small number of purse thefts over the festive period. Please can I remind all residents to be mindful as to where you keep your handbag. Placing your bag in your shopping trolley or on the hook at the back of the trolley (and then leaving it unattended) makes it much easier for someone to distract you and take your purse. Finally, if you have any questions or concerns for Chris, please contact him on 07734 392141 or email uk

New Council Offices The Town Council will be moving to its new home at Pine Grove during April 2019. You can still call us on (01892) 652907 or email info@crowboroughtowncouncil. with any enquiries – but if you need to pop in or to write to us, please note our new address: Crowborough Town Council Council Offices Pine Grove Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1DH Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 2, 2019

Crowborough Annual Boundary Walk The ancient custom of walking around the parish boundary will take place this year on Sunday 26th May. The walk will start from Goldsmiths Recreation Ground at 9.30am, preceded by registration at 9.15am and a short prayer. The walk is approximately ten miles long and includes some fantastic views of the countryside surrounding Crowborough. The walk can be as energetic or leisurely as you want it to be – take your time as you enjoy discovering more about our wonderful town. Everyone is welcome to come along and the walk is suitable for most people - and their dogs! Please do note that all children need to be accompanied.

Local Council Elections Thursday 2nd May 2019 Local elections are taking place on 2nd May 2019. Contact details for the current council are included on the back page of this newsletter – following the election all new councillor contact details will be available on our website:

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Sussex Day 2019 Join us on Sussex Day (16th June) on Chapel Green from 1-3pm for an afternoon of fun and entertainment. In addition to the ever-popular cream teas, BBQ and beer tent, there will be a FREE bouncy castle, FREE face painting and lots of FREE family entertainment. This year we are delighted to be welcoming ‘Arbor the Tree’. This part-man, part-tree is seventeen feet tall and is the creation of awardwinning puppetry and theatre company Smoking Apples. Follow Arbor as he strides around, vanishing between trees and emerging with his cart full of tree saplings. Arbor will be telling the story of a tree pushed from his home and his fight to preserve his future. Featuring amazing puppets and beautiful visual storytelling, we learn how Arbor came to be. Arbor loves to encourage his audience to be sustainable and to plant and nurture their own trees, so he likes to give each family a sapling to take home at the end of the performance, leaving a legacy that will last for generations.

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Crowborough Town Councillors (by Ward) Local elections are taking place on 2nd May 2019. Contact details below are for the current council – following the election all new councillor contact details will be available on our website: WARD




East Ward



St Martin’s Cottage, Western Road, TN6 3EH


East Ward



The Old Cottage, Lewes Rd, Laughton, BN8 6BQ

01323 811870

East Ward



Hollies, Fermor Road, Crowborough TN6 3AP

07515 884301

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

663456 07833 692948

North Ward



65 Millbrook Road, Crowborough TN6 2SB


North Ward



Sparken Lodge, Mill Drive, TN6 2RR


North Ward


REED Ronald

3 Southridge Rise, Crowborough TN6 1LN


North Ward



94 Fermor Way, Crowborough TN6 3BJ


St Johns Ward


JURY Richard

26 Rockington Way, Crowborough TN6 2NJ

07827 743343

St Johns Ward



The Pippins, Eridge Road, TN6 2SY


West Ward


BURCH Quentin

South View Cottage, South View Rd, TN6 1HL

07876 501539

West Ward


MOSS Chris

The Pippins, Eridge Road, TN6 2SY


West Ward



30 Harecombe Rise, TN6 1NB

07929 840724

West Ward


STREET Matthew

Westfield Lodge, Hilders Farm Close, TN6 2XJ


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


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The importance of being “warned” - injury at the Ryder Cup By Jacqueline Hardaway

But, is this possible?

There are many types of sporting injuries – but do you really expect to be injured when you are simply spectating? Ms. Remande was a spectator at the Ryder Cup and was hit in the eye, leading to loss of sight. As the headlines celebrated Europe’s victory over the USA, they also suggested that Ms. Remande will be seeking compensation for the injury sustained.

For Ms. Remande to successfully receive compensation for her injuries, she must show that either the owner of the course and/or the golfer was negligent. They both owe a duty of care to her as she was a spectator at a ticketed sporting event and this duty affords reasonable protection for spectators. Such protection could be in the form of shouting ‘fore’, erecting signs alerting spectators of the potential risks and also following health and safety regulations. However, any potential defendant could rely upon the element of risk always associated with spectating a sporting event. It could also be argued that Ms. Remande may not have been fully

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concentrating at the time of play - particularly given the video evidence showing that ‘fore’ was shouted several times. Equally, there is a general rule at sporting events that spectators acknowledge the general risks involved in attending sporting events. Although there could be many issues to this matter, Ms. Remande’s chances of success could all come down to whether she was reasonably warned of the risks. For further information of sporting injuries or other issues arising from personal injury claims, please contact Jacqueline Hardaway by telephone on 01825 762281 or email

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What’s On in June Saturday 1st June Crowborough Summer Fun 2019 Day - 9am-5pm, Crowborough Town Centre. See page 11 for further information. Crowborough Town Centre

Friday 14th June Crowborough Tinnitus Support Group - 2-4pm in Room 3, 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. Enquiries to Maxine Harris at Hi Kent on 01622 691151 or

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Friday 14th June - Pine Grove Pictures - Film, ‘The Green Book’ (Oscar Choice), Crowborough Community Centre. Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm. Drinks available. Tickets £8 (with reductions if you become a member) from the Community Centre or on the door.

Tuesday 18th June - Friends of Rotherfield & Brook Surgeries Diabetes Talk by Dr Golton- 7.30pm, Rotherfield Village Hall. No booking required, just turn up. Saturday 22nd June Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-12.30pm, Car Park, Crowborough Social Club, Croft Road. Saturday 22nd June Crowborough Miniature Railway 30th Anniversary Gala Day - 10am-4pm, Goldsmiths, Eridge Road.

Tuesday 25th June Crowborough Horticultural Organised by CROWBOROUGH AND DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Society -7.15 for 7.30 start, th Saturday 16 June - Sussex THANKS TOth MAIN SPONSORS Thursday 13 OURJune - The Crowborough Community Centre. Day - 1-3pm, Chapel Green. Arts Society Ashdown Forest “Working in Monet’s Garden” by Caroline - Lecturer: Claire Walsh - “The Benin Saturday 16th June - Penshurst Halfpenny. Members free. Visitors £5. Bronzes: how were they produced and Choral Society presents ‘An Thursday 27th June what is their symbolism and ritual use?” English Summer’ - 7.30pm, St John Crowborough Memory Café - 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre. the Baptist Church, Penshurst TN11 8BL. - 2-4pm, Woodlands & Heatherview Care “Among the most important and valuable Tickets: £10 Adult, £3 Children under 16, Homes (alternating). A free service for works of art from Africa, these antique £23 Family (2 adults and up to 5 children local people with memory loss or other bronze sculptures from the West-African under 16). Book in advance at www. dementias and their carers. Everyone kingdom of Benin astounded critics when welcome. Call 01892 653 634. they were first seen in Europe in the late Monday 17th June - Hand Tied 1890s. They could hardly believe that such Saturday 29th June - The Bouquet Workshop in aid technically accomplished sculptures were Crowborough Players is of Hospices of Hope - 10.30amcreated by African artists, rivalling the hosting a Mr Arthur & Mr 2pm, High Florist Nursery, Eridge Lane, very best work of the Italian Renaissance. Everitt Quiz Night -7.30pm, Rotherfield, TN6 3JU. Tickets £35pp via This lecture reveals the sophisticated Crowborough Community Centre. Tickets or call 01959 production processes, the symbolism and £10 to include a Ploughman’s Supper, from 525110. ritual use of the bronzes, and investigates or by calling the response of avant-garde artists of Tuesday 18th June - Stroke 01892 300567 or from the Community the early 20th century who struggled Awareness Session presented by Centre. Licensed bar and raffle. to place them within their category of Maria Litchfield from Stroke Awareness ‘the primitive’. Be amazed – and take 2-4pm, Heatherview Care Home, Beacon refreshments afterwards. Members free. Road, TN6 1AS. Call 01892 883784 or Guests £6. email to book. Please give generously

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The Big O Vintage Festival comes to Edenbridge on 6th & 7th July 2019! The Big O Vintage Festival comes to Edenbridge on July 6th and 7th at the Kent and Surrey Golf Club. The Big O which was rated as one of the UK’s top vintage festivals in 2018 by Star Magazine promises to be a wonderful weekend of vintage and retro culture, spanning four decades and will be packed full of classic cars, live music, TV and film props, and DJ’s. The festival is like a living time machine; as you walk though WW2 Britain there will be reenactors and exhibitors representing all walks of life during those turbulent yet romantically nostalgic times featuring a vintage tea dance, live performances from Kitten Von Mew, The Dulcettes and Ryan Hornett. The 1950s marquee will be surrounded by classic American and British cars plus Rock’n’Roll bands including Lady Luck Lexy & the Riverside Boys, Ruby & the Dukes and Memphis Jets. A great attraction will be the jive sessions where festival goers can learn the steps that defined an era, hosted a by a great line up of London’s best 50s DJ’s from Rockabilly Radio. The 1960s zone will pay homage to the styles

and sounds of swinging London with DJs from the best clubs playing the sounds of the 60s. Look out for famous vintage TV and films props from Quadrophenia, The Saint and DR Who, and admire the mod-culture with more cars and the classic scooter ride-in. We are delighted to present the UK’s number one Small Faces tribute band, The “Small Fakers”, who play the main stage on the Sunday. The retro tent also features great DJs playing everything from New Romantics to Soul Disco and Funk , grab a photograph with Kitt the Car from the 80s hit TV show Knightrider and Del Boy’s iconic yellow 3-wheeler from Only Fools and Horses, or rock out to Glam Rock and Ska music on the main stage; grab a bargain at the lovely vintage market with everything from upcycled lighting to vintage clothing, jewellery, bags and shoes. You won’t go hungry for food as some great artisan street foodies who will be on hand along with a selection of specialist stalls and bars. Advance day passes are only £15 per adult (plus £8 for camping) and £5 for kids (5-15) for a day pass, or £35 for the weekend. Tickets are available from and any potential exhibitors should contact the organisers, Talking Box Events. On the gate tickets are £20 for adults. Event: The Big O Vintage Festival Date: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July 2019 Venue: Kent and Surrey Golf Club, Crouch House Road, Edenbridge, TN8 5LQ

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

Sports & Games Aztec Badminton Club (Monday Eve) - 01892 663593 - Badminton Club (Wednesdays) - 01892 654440 Beacon Badminton Club (Thursdays) - 01892 653481

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

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Clubs and Organisations continued... Support

Young People

Alcoholics Anonymous - 0800 9177650 - Al-Anon Family Groups - 020 74030 888 - Crowborough Support Group of Parkinson’s UK - 01892 654324 Crowborough Social Group of East Sussex Association for the Blind - 01323 832252 Ditch the Slippers - ME meetup - 01892 664 904 - Memory Moments Café - 01273 494300 Uckfield, Heathfield, Lewes & District Multiple Sclerosis Branch - 01892 764292 Slimming World Crowborough - 01892 610297

1st Crowborough Scouts - 01892 654836 - Air Training Corp 1414 Squadron - 01892 654062 - Army Cadet Force - 01273 552222 - Boys Brigade - 01892 653 272 - - Girlguiding – 01892 664678 - - For any updates, please email amendments to:

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Business Page Crowborough Summer Fun Day Crowborough Town Centre Saturday 1st June from 9.00am - 5.00pm The Crowborough and District Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that the twelfth Annual Summer Fun Day will take place on Saturday 1st June in Crowborough Town Centre. This event is one of the most eagerly anticipated days of the Crowborough calendar and last year attracted an estimated 7,000 people to the town centre. We look forward to welcoming back the French Market and we are sure locals will enjoy sampling their fare. There will also be Punch and Judy, a professional face painter, bouncy castle, music, food stalls and much more. On the day, collection buckets will be available around the town centre and this year money raised will be donated to Clued Up.Info. Based in Crowborough town centre, Clued Up.Info is an information shop for young people aged between 11 and 25 years. They provide advice and information on any subject, including; education, training and employment, sex and relationships, family problems, justice and equality, health, housing and welfare, money, sport, leisure and travel, mental health and depression, bullying, alcohol and drug awareness, as well as counselling and liaising with other agencies. The Chamber hopes that visitors to the event will give generously. It’s always good to see the town centre full of people enjoying the day and the free entertainment, none of which would be possible without the generosity of our sponsors: 38 | • • 01732 864 878

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How to Play - Fill the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up. GOOD LUCK! Turn to page 44 for solution

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Crowborough Horticultural Society


“Founded in 1941, Crowborough Horticultural Society is a friendly, educational forum for all gardeners and allotment holders in Crowborough and the surrounding area. We hold monthly meetings with expert speakers, an Annual Open Show (see below for details of this year’s show) and group visits to places of gardening interest. Membership of the Horticultural Society costs £20 per year. The Society is open to all, from gardening novices to plant specialists. Membership fee gives you access to monthly talks and discounts with local gardeningrelated companies. You will also have the opportunity to attend Society outings (an additional fee is usually required for these).

welcome to come along to one of our talks as a visitor for a £5 charge (it may be more for some talks, as indicated on our events page), which is refundable if you decide to join on the night. If you’d like to know more, take a look at our website or contact us directly. A number of local nurseries and businesses offer discounts to members on production of a valid membership card. This year, our Annual Show will be held on Saturday 13th July, as part of the annual Town Fair, at Goldsmiths Leisure Centre Grounds. You do NOT have to be a member to enter the show! The Show Schedule and Entry Form will be available from various locations in the town, particularly the Library and the Town Hall, and may be downloaded from our website – www. We look forward to welcoming new members, and new faces at the Show. “ - Mark Humphryes, Crowborough Horticultural Society

Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at Crowborough Community Centre. Please arrive at 7.15pm for 7.30pm. A raffle and a sale of plants in aid of Society funds are held at the monthly meetings. Donations of prizes and items for the plant stall are always appreciated. If you’d like to ‘try before you buy’ then you’re

Rotherfield Millennium Green Trust Rotherfield Millennium Green Trust have just updated their Management Plan setting out how they will manage the Green, future plans and how the Green can be more accessible to residents. Part of the plan includes the planting of 1000 British Snowdrops and 200 Primroses. The Trust are also aiming to involve Rotherfield School with the Green and will construct an outdoor classroom to enable children to take part in outdoor learning.

In the near future three beehives will be installed in a fenced off area to enable this endangered species to contribute to the pollination of plants in the local area as well as making honey to sell and raise funds for the upkeep of the Green. Local residents are also able to get involved and can learn the basics of bee keeping in order that they can establish their own hives. The Green is maintained by volunteers. For more information about becoming a Friend of the Green, visit the website at:

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May/June 2019 Entry Form

Send in your completed prize crossword entries by Friday 31st May 2019 for your chance to win a family ticket to the ‘Big O Vintage Festival taking place on the weekend of Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July in Edenbridge -

Name: ................................................................... Tel: ...................................................... Address and/or Email: .................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................................. Closing date for entries is Friday 31s May 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.

March/April 2019 Crossword Winner March/April 2019 Solution Congratulations to Nick Bradgate who is the winner of the last crossword - a bottle of bubbly will be coming your way!

Get your entries in by Friday 31st May 2019 for your chance to win this issue’s prize courtesy of the Big O Vintage Festival.

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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 31st May 2019 for your chance to win a family ticket to the ‘Big O Vintage Festival’ taking place in Edenbridge on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July 2019.



1 - Hole that lets liquid escape (4)

1 - Railway and road intersection (5,8)

3 - Explicit and clearly stated (8)

2 - Love affair (5)

9 - Break an agreement (7)

4 - Removed the skin from a fruit (6)

10 - Sticky substance exuded by trees (5) 11 - Expressing emotions (of poetry) (5) 12 - Connoisseur; gourmet (7)

5 - Baked product containing seasoned meat (7,5)

13 - Vigorous; strong and healthy (6)

7 - Satisfaction (13)

15 - Imminent danger (6)

8 - Vain (12)

17 - Ordering (7)

14 - Rod used in weightlifting (7)

18 - Small insect (5) 20 - Clumsy (5)

16 - Andre ___ : former US tennis player (6)

21 - Release from captivity (3,4)

19 - Rush (5)

6 - Split (7)

22 - Inconceivably large (8) 23 - Sight organs (4) 42 | • • 01732 864 878

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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

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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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Saturday 22nd June 10am to 4pm The Railway was opened in 1989 and so the 30th Anniversary is being celebrated with a special day of train rides and other attractions. Last year saw the completion and opening of a four-year long extension project to more than

double the length of the line and the railway experienced a very busy season with the much enhanced route into the neighbouring field.


Crowborough Miniature Railway 30th Anniversary Gala Day

This year, with a further continuation of improvements, the railway hopes to welcome families, friends and visitors to enjoy the thrill of a train ride in miniature and the pleasure of the Goldsmiths site with its easy parking and Millennium boating lake. The Crowborough Boat Club will be present with their wonderful collections of model ships of all shapes and sizes in what we hope will be a rewarding day for all. For further information please contact the Chairman on 01892 669 004.

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Index of Advertisers Carpenters/Joiners Pearl Carpentry & Joinery ...........39 Precision Joinery ...............................44 Chiropodists & Podiatrists Beacon Chiropody Clinic ...........7 Computer/Technology Services ....8 Domestic Services Magiclean (Carpet & Upholstery) ...10 Education Lingfield College .................................3 The Warren Day Nursery & Pre-School ........29

Garden/Outdoor Services AB Garden Services ...........................8 Allseasons Landscaping .....6 & 10 Ashwoods Tree Work ......................36 Envirocare ...............................................19 John’s Gardening Services ...........13

Picture Framers J&K Gallery ...........................................12 Plumbing Digby Fox ...............................................19 Eridge Plumbing & Heating .......8 J Gilbert Plumbing & Heating ....16

Handyman Services Handy Andy .............................................13 Property Maintenance Wealden Home Services .................5 Redwing Property Services ......13 St Pierre Contractors .....................10 Lawnmowers/Garden Equipment Taylor Building & Maintenance Millennia Garden Machinery ....1 Services ......16 Health & Beauty Appearances Aesthetics ..............43 Sally Jennings Foot Care ...................36 Slimming World ...............................15 Yoga in Crowborough ...................19 Yoga Classes Eridge .............................5

Events/Entertainment Summer Fun Day ..........................11 Home & Interiors The Big O Vintage Festival ...........9 TransFunk Furniture .........................17 The Community Radio Show ....44 Home Care Services Home Instead Senior Care..........43 Food & Drink Jarvis Brew ............................................13 Opticians Riverford Organic Farmers ............7 Crowborough Opticians .................2 Pop Up Grub ........................................5 Osteopaths Financial Advisors Helen Dunn ............................................6 Campbell Munro .................................5 Painting & Decorating Funeral Directors Mike Anthony Decorator ............19 Tester and Jones Sarah’s Painting Services .............36 Funeral Services .............37 Paving & Driveways Smartchoice Driveways.....................7

Roofing Redwing Roofing .............................45 Supreme Roofing and Construction...............15 Workwise Roofing Ltd ...................47 Skip Hire Skip X* ......................................................39 Solicitors Claire Nash Solicitors .......................20 Dawson Hart ................................30-31 Tyres K and M Tyres ........................................48

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The Crowborough Magazine - Issue 85 - May/June 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 85 - May/June 2019  

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