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Issue 76 • November/December 2017

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Editor’s Note


What’s On in December

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Business Page


Prize Crossword

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Note from the Editor... Dear Readers, Welcome to the November/December issue of The Crowborough Magazine. I can’t believe how quickly the year has gone and it’s certainly been action packed as well. As I’m writing this, Bonfire Season is in full swing and I was lucky to enjoy a visit to the Rotherfield & Mark Cross event at the end of September as a visiting Bonfire Society. I had forgotten quite how long the route was and, despite the rain, it was a super evening. Organising these huge events is no small task and there were 29 entries in the procession this year. Well done to all those who were involved in the organisation, to the local businesses who support the event and of course to everyone who took part.

In the run up to Christmas there is always plenty to do and see in and around Crowborough. You’ll find full listings of the Christmas Fairs, fireworks, quiz nights, concerts and other events in the What’s On guide. Don’t forget, if you’re part of a not-for-profit group or organisation and you would like to feature your event details in the magazine, it’s free to do so. Just email all the information to and it will be included in the relevant issue. This December ,The Crowborough Magazine will be celebrating it’s eleventh birthday. So to mark the occasion I have decided to sponsor the prize crossword and the lucky winner will receive a bottle of bubbly. Turn to page 42 and get your entries in by 1st December 2017. If any local businesses would like to sponsor the Prize Crossword in 2018, please do get in touch so I can book you in. It costs nothing other than the donation of a prize and in return your logo will appear on the front cover and on the crossword pages. For those advertisers wishing to take out Premium Page advertising, I am already getting very booked up for 2018 with only one Front Cover position left. While the rest of the magazine is always as big as it needs to be, Premium Pages need to be booked well in advance so you can get the position you want. Please email me separately for availability. 10 | • • 01732 864 878

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The Crowborough Magazine • November/December 2017 I’m also looking to include more Community Features for 2018. If you would like a full page about your group or organisation, it’s easy to do. You can either submit your own text and photos or I’m more than happy to come along and visit and write a feature for you. All the features that appear in this magazine also have their own dedicated page on the website. It’s a great way to let the local community know what you’re up to and of course to build your membership. Don’t forget, on Sunday 3rd December, the annual Crowborough 10k Road Race will be taking place from 10am. This year for the first time there is also a 5k Fun Run. You can find full information on the Crowborough Runners website How can I not have mentioned Christmas yet? This is the Christmas issue after all! And of course Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a panto. You can find full details of how to obtain tickets for the Crowborough Player’s panto ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ on page 38. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the advertisers who appear in this magazine and of course all you readers who support the magazine - without you I wouldn’t have been able to celebrate 11 years of publishing. 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. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Until next time...

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What’s On in November From Wednesday 1st November - Cards for Good Causes - open between 10am until 4pm Monday to Saturday until 19th December, call in and see us. For the sale of Charity Christmas Cards and Christmas Goods, at the United Reform Church, Croft Road, Crowborough - selling cards for over 25 charities. Thursday 2nd November Crowborough Flower Club: Meet at the Crowborough Community Centre. Doors open at 7pm. Enrolment evening followed by an in house demonstration. Raffle, refreshments. For further information contact 01892 663702/655702 or cfcesussex. weebly. Saturday 4th November Grand Firework Display - From 7.15pm, Goldsmiths Recreation Ground, Eridge Road, Crowborough. See council newsletter for further information. Thursday 16th November Crowborough U3A Annual Groups Display Event - 2-4pm, Community Centre, Pine Grove. Members will showcase the many and varied interest groups available to retired and semi-retired people living in and around Crowborough. The U3A is a great way to make

friends, share skills and learn something new. Entrance to the event is free. Saturday 18th November - Crowborough Heritage Group Quiz Night - 3-5pm, St John’s Church Hall, St John’s Road,TN6 1RZ. Join us for our Crowborough History Quiz Night. £5 entry per person includes tea/coffee, cakes and savouries. All monies towards funds for Crowborough Heritage Group. Tickets available from WE Crow & Sons, Jewellers, High St., on the door or phone Gill Taplin on 01892 663 511. Thursday 23rd November The Friends of Saxonbury House Surgery AGM - 7pm, Saxonbury House, Croft Rd, Crowborough ,TN6 1DL. All patients are very welcome to attend. Friday 24th November Crowborough’s Christmas Cracker - 4-6pm, Crowborough Town Centre. See council newsletter for further information. Saturday 25th November - Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-1pm, Car Park, Crowborough Social Club, Croft Road.

Saturday 25th November Crowborough Choral Society - 7.30 pm, All Saints Church, Chapel Green, Crowborough, TN6 1ED. Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai will be performed by Crowborough Choral Society under the baton of Mark Beesley. The choir will be accompanied both by The Killick Ensemble who will also play the Christmas Concerto by Corelli, and by well-known soloists, Susan Gilmour Bailey (soprano), Serena Kay (mezzo), Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks (tenor) and Richard Woodall (bass). Tickets £15 are available from Tester & Jones, London Road, Crowborough and www. and there will be an interval with refreshments. Tuesday 28th November Crowborough Horticultural Society: ““Buttercups and their relatives – plants for all situations and all seasons” by Gillian Regan.- 7.30pm, Crowborough Community Centre.

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News from the Community Crowborough Hospital Fete raises more than £15,000 Crowborough Hospital’s annual fete on Bank Holiday Monday was blessed with fine weather, a big turnout and high profits to support patient services, equipment and the Social Day Centre. “It looks as though the final total of funds raised will be some £15,000 – a great result and an 18 per cent increase over last year,” said Fete Organiser Ricky Booth. “I would like to thank our many sponsors and the people of Crowborough for their donations to the fete’s stalls and for their generous spending on the big day. I also pay tribute to the many people who helped to make the day such a success and for their hard work and commitment in the weeks and months leading

up to the fete.” It was a great day for the people of Crowborough, with long queues forming along Southview Road in the hour before the opening at 2.00pm. Afternoon teas proved to be very popular as did the ice cream van and ‘garden bar’ on such a warm and sunny day. All the stalls – books, toys, collectables, clothes, puzzles, cakes, tombolas, silent auction, and many more – were reporting high takings from early afternoon and it came as no surprise that, with the final accounting still to be done, a vintage year was recorded.

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Issue 4 2017

The Official Newsletter of the Crowborough Town Council

Crowborough News Scam

In this issue: Awareness

Safer Roads

Christmas Cracker

Your Councillors

Crowborough Enterprise Centre UPDATE Crowborough Town Council, in collaboration with Basepoint, is moving forwards with the delivery of The Crowborough Enterprise Centre; an ‘easy in, easy out’ flexible space for small businesses and start-ups to lease (via Basepoint). The Council has appointed MacConvilles as the lead member of its professional team to act as cost consultants and project manager on the Town Council’s behalf. At a recent meeting of the full council sources of funding to cover the current ‘pretender estimate’ were identified and the council committed to completing the conversion and delivering the project for the summer of 2018. In addition to the business hub the building will see the library remain in its current location on the first floor, with the Town Council moving in to the old WDC council chamber area on the ground floor. Moving forwards, the project now has the full team in place to create the detailed design with a view to going out to tender in December in order to obtain cost certainty for the redevelopment. Once completed the project will make available over sixty lettable units (totalling around 15,000sqft) for businesses; allowing collaborative working with businesses working alongside each other. The units will be of varying sizes, from 100-150sqft to 600sqft, with the majority of units being 150-250sqft. There will also be communal break out spaces and the ability to rent out meeting rooms. Mayor, Cllr Peter Ellefsen, said “I am excited by the accelerating movement towards completion of the Crowborough Enterprise Centre which will provide tremendous facilities for local small businesses. It has been a slow and meticulous process, making sure that everything in the project is properly in place, and it has not been without its problems. But now it is due to be operational next summer and I am really looking forward to the Crowborough Enterprise Centre being ‘open for business’.” Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 4, 2017

Scam Awareness Are you Scam-Aware? Would you know how to get advice about scams or potential scams? Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK. People who are scammed often experience loneliness, shame and social isolation. Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to “Take a Stand Against Scams”. Friends Against Scams has been created to tackle the lack of scams awareness by providing information about scams and those who fall victim to them. This information enables communities and organisations to understand scams, talk about them and cascade messages throughout communities about scams prevention and protections. Friends Against Scams encourages communities and organisations to take the knowledge learnt and turn it into action. Anyone can join Friends Against Scams and make a difference in their own way. Scams come in many forms; uninvited contact is received by email, letter, and telephone or in person making false promises to con victims out of money. There are many scams but the most common are fake lotteries, deceptive prize draws or sweepstakes, clairvoyants, computer scams, and romance scams. The criminals attempt to trick people with flashy, official looking documents or websites, or convincing telephone sales patter, with the aim of persuading them to send a processing or administration fee, pay postal or insurance costs or make a premium rate phone call. Doorstep Scams are crimes carried out by bogus callers, rogue traders and unscrupulous sales people who call, often uninvited, at people’s homes under the guise of legitimate business or trade. Whatever, and however, a scam is carried out – it is FRAUD. Crowborough Town Council has already signed up to the Scam Charter and become a ‘Friend’. During the summer the council hosted a successful Scam Awareness session, led by Elaine Bowdery from the Safer East Sussex Team at East Sussex County Council. If you, or a group or organisation you are involved with, would be interested in hosting a similar event in Crowborough to further spread the word about scam awareness, please contact Elaine on 0345 6080190. Alternatively you may wish to visit the national website Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 4, 2017

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Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 4, 2017

Safer Roads

We are delighted to announce our joint ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN with Withyham Parish Council Withyham Parish Council and Crowborough Town Council are working in partnership to promote road safety in the local area. Road safety is a critical issue for all communities, and is of particular concern in the Wealden area which has one of the highest incident rates in the country. The two councils have joined forces to tackle the issue, and are planning a series of events and initiatives, culminating in Road Safety Week, which this year is 20th – 26th November. The campaign is being supported by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, and includes the opportunity for an Education Officer to visit local schools and speak directly to students about promoting road safety. There will be a poster competition run in the schools, with the winning entries made into posters and displayed outside the schools during Road Safety Week. The campaign has benefitted from a grant from the Safer Wealden Partnership of £1,500 which will be used to fund promotional material and prizes for the competition winners. The focus on the campaign will be speed awareness, with Speedwatch groups being involved in recording details of speeding vehicles at key locations across Crowborough, Groombridge and Withyham. Key messages will be communicated via a co-ordinated social media campaign and roadside posters reinforcing the message across the area. The councils are keen to encourage a long-term change in road users’ behaviour and reduce the number of serious incidents involving local residents. Further information can be obtained from the Clerks on: Crowborough - 01892 652907 or Withyham - 01892 64557 or Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 4, 2017

Visit from Montargis friends This summer saw another hugely successful visit from the Friends of Crowborough. During the month of August twenty nine people travelled from our twinned town of Montargis to meet here in Crowborough with old friends, and to make new friends. On arrival, the group came to a reception in the Town Hall where the Mayor, Cllr Peter Ellefsen, showed off his linguistic skills by welcoming President, Alain Simon, and the rest of the party in French. During the four-day visit there was a trip to the Seaford Museum (housed in the Martello Tower), another to the Beachy Head micro-brewery, Sunday lunch at High Rocks and much, much more! Cllr Greg Rose said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the French visitors to Crowborough once again. This annual tradition continues to forge friendships and cement existing ones. The sun shone all weekend and plenty of food and wine was consumed by all!” Although twenty-nine people visited this year, many more people actually wanted to come over and the Society of Friends of Montargis had to turn down requests due to a lack of host families here in Crowborough. If you would be interested in hosting someone in the future please contact the SOFOM: Mrs Mary Collins on (01892) 662676 or

Grant Applications: Community Grants Crowborough Town Council welcomes and values the work of local voluntary groups and organisations. The Council has a policy for making grants to groups and organisations which contribute to the welfare of the community by improving or supporting activities and facilities. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear need for financial support. Anyone applying for a grant must complete a grant application form and return it, together with the required financial information, to the

Town Hall to meet the following deadlines: Tranche 1 – by 20th February, for decision at March committee meeting Tranche 2 – by 20th August, for decision at September committee meeting A copy of the application form and the Grant Policy is available at: Alternatively, please email, telephone (01892) 652907 or call in at the Town Hall.

Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 4, 2017

Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 4, 2017

Crowborough Town Councillors (by Ward) WARD




East Ward



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East Ward



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Hollies, Fermor Road, Crowborough TN6 3AP

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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



Sparken Lodge, Mill Drive, TN6 2RR


North Ward


REED Ronald

3 Southridge Rise, Crowborough TN6 1LN


North Ward



94 Fermor Way, Crowborough TN6 3BJ


JURY Richard

26 Rockington Way, Crowborough TN6 2NJ

07827 743343


The Pippins, Eridge Road, TN6 2SY


BURCH Quentin

South View Cottage, South View Rd, TN6 1HL

07876 501539

MOSS Chris

The Pippins, Eridge Road, TN6 2SY



Greystones, 4 Swift Close, TN6 1UN

07929 840724

STREET Matthew

Westfield Lodge, Hilders Farm Close, TN6 2XJ


St Johns St Johns

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West Ward


West Ward


West Ward


West Ward





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News from the Community Crowborough & District Lions Looking forward to winter activities “The weather smiled on us at the Crowborough Hospital Fete on August bank holiday Monday where we raised £709 on our two stalls. A big thank you is extended to all the residents who donated tins and bottles to our ‘Cut-theCards’ tins stall and our ‘Tombola’ bottles stall, together with everyone who supported us on the day. country. We look forward to the run-up to Christmas with all our usual activities, plus an extra surprise this year. We will be shaking collection buckets at the towns November Fireworks Display and help marshal the annual10k run on 3rd December.

Our sponsored Darts Marathon, where money raised is shared between each team’s nominated charity and Lions’ good causes was completed and prizes will be awarded to winning teams and individual players. You may have seen us at this year’s Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Procession with our ‘Bob the Builder’ float helping to raise funds for this worthy cause. A lot of work goes into preparing the float and a lot of fun was had on the day as yet again the residents of Crowborough displayed their renowned generosity. People that we helped recently were: an elderly couple with bedroom equipment; a donation to Crowborough ATC for training equipment; a PhD student attending a children’s literature congress in Canada to present her paper; and a student who was volunteering in a third world

Father Christmas will be at the Crowborough Town Fair with his sleigh so look out for him when he visits the children around the housing estates when we go carol singing. He’ll also be out collecting in the town centre a few weeks before Christmas. We will be entertaining our senior citizens to our annual Christmas lunch. We wish everyone best wishes for Christmas and the New Year and a thank you goes to every one who has supported us during the past year. If you know of any person or organisation that could benefit from our help, please contact Peter Boorman, Tel: 01892 664 641 or email” - David Martin - Crowborough & District Lions Club

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Clubs and Organisations Amateur Dramatics, Music & Dance Ashdown Scottish Country Dance Club - 01892 655971 Buxted Symphony Orchestra - 01892 852145 Crowborough Choral Society - Crowborough Jubilee Choir - 01892 65298 - The Crowborough Players - 01892 300567 - Crowborough Singing for Fun Ladies Choir - 01892 663986 Downsmen Corps Youth Marching Band - 01892 740182 - Groombridge Amateur Dramatic Society - Hartfield Singers - 01892 611414 inChoir - 01342 760078 - Mayfield Band - 01435 872007 - Mayfield Festival Choir - 01825 830277 Mayfield Youth Band - 01892 653422 - MHG Ballroom & Latin Dance Club - 01892 655175 Rotherfield Players - What You Will Theatre Youth Drama Club - 01892 300399 -

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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 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 -

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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

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 - 07742 104142 - 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 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 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

Young People 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:

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SLM TOYOTA UCKFIELD – YOUR LOCAL FAMILY RUN TOYOTA CENTRE SLM Toyota Uckfield is your local family run Toyota centre situated in Bellbrook Business Park. Boasting over 50 years trading experience, you can rely on us to provide a fantastic range of new and used cars, as well as aftersales, Motability and business services. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team is fully equipped to help you find the perfect car for your needs. Whether you’re looking for a city friendly car like the AYGO, a stylish model like the C-HR or something more adventurous like the Hilux, there’s an ideal model for everyone. Our technicians are manufacturer trained and work with cutting edge diagnostic and repair equipment to ensure your vehicle is back on the road as quickly as possible. What’s more, you’ll receive a free MOT for life when you purchase any new or used vehicle from us, giving you even more peace of mind. As one of the leading car dealers in East Sussex, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service. No matter what your

reason is for visiting our dealership, you can be sure that our friendly team will be on hand to help you feel welcome and relaxed, whilst ensuring any necessary processes are as quick and simple as possible. SLM Group began life with the purchase of Garage on The Green in St LeonardsOn-Sea in 1958 by father and son team Graham and Brian Wakeford. In 1960 Brian’s brother John joined. From there, the business quickly gained a reputation for excellent customer service and grew year after year. The site in Bexhill began trading as an official Toyota dealership in 1983, which was then relocated to its current site at John Macadam Way. Our Toyota dealership in Uckfield was acquired in 2005 and has boasted the same dedication to outstanding service ever since. Here at SLM Toyota Uckfield we are proud to be part of SLM’s automotive history, helping to deliver new and used Toyota services to the local area. We hope to see you at our dealership soon. Call us today on 01825 768989 or visit our website

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Garden Design & Landscaping ■ Full Garden Design Service including free initial consultation for concept development. ■ Free detailed written quotations. ■ Hard Landscaping including: construction of patios, paths, decking, walling, fencing and raised beds. ■ Soft Landscaping including: plant specification, selection and planting. ■ For small gardens to large estates. ■ Full insurance cover carried. ■ A Buy With Confidence Approved Trader. Please see our website

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Treatment of feet including:  Calluses and corns  Biomechanics/orthotics and insoles  Ingrown toenails  Foot and heel pain Beacon Chiropody & Podiatry Clinic, Beacon Medical Centre, Beacon Road, Crowborough TN6 1AH

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What’s On in December Sunday 3rd December Crowborough 10k Race / 5k Fun Run - 10am, Beacon Academy, North Beeches Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2AS. Changing and showers available.

demonstration “All is Calm, All is Bright” by National Demonstrator Angela Turner. Flower and General raffles. Christmas Sales Table. Tickets £10, including refreshments, are available by contacting 01892 663 702.

Course: Two lap course (10k) one lap for the 5k.

Crowborough Players Panto ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’:

A Sussex Grand Prix event run under UK Athletic Rules. Course not suitable for wheelchair users. Entry fee: 10k: £14.00 unattached / £12.00 attached (official UKA running club) 5k: £8 in advance / £10 on the day, cheques to Crowborough Runners. 10k Entries on the day £16.00 subject to availability. Closing date: 30th November 2017. Race entry limit is 600 – entries close when limit is reached. Information: Please see our website for detailed race information at www. Wednesday 6th December Candlelit Civic Carol Service - 7.30pm, All Saints Church, Chapel Green. All welcome. Thursday 7th December Crowborough Flower Club: Meet in the main hall of the Crowborough Community Centre for their Annual OPEN EVENING . A really special Christmas evening with a

Friday 8th December, 7.30pm Saturday 9th December, 2.00pm and 7.30pm Sunday 10th December, 2.00pm Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, TN6 1FE Tickets are now on sale at the early-bird rates of £8.50 adults, £7.00 concessions. These rates last until Halloween, so book up now to make a saving (they go up by £1 a ticket on 1st November). Another good reason to book soon is that again this year we are selling tickets for allocated seats. The sooner you book, the better your chance of securing your first choice of seats.

Monday 11th December Singing for Fun Crowborough Ladies Choir Christmas Concert - 7.30pm, All Saints Church, Chapel Green, Crowborough. Refreshments available. Entry by donation - all proceeds to Friends of Crowborough Hospital. Saturday 16th December Crowborough Christmas Market - 10am until 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre. Over 30 stalls featuring a wide range of local businesses, crafters and artisans. Free entry. On-site café.

The What’s On guide is FREE for local groups and organisations to promote their events. Please forward details to: or call Laura on 01732 864 878.

Buy online (with no booking fee) at www.ticketsource., call our box office answerphone on 01892 300 567, or email crowborough.

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Traditional Builders. For small jobs and repairs, to extensions and renovations. Fencing and Landscaping. Kitchens and Bathrooms, etc. Traditional lime motars and materials used if required. Call Leon Jenner on

01892 655813

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Business Page Crowborough & District Chamber of Commerce promotes business, trade and services in Crowborough and the surrounding area. Chamber membership offers the chance to become involved in a friendly and effective organization that can help you improve your own businesses as well as representing your interests to key decision makers. People like to do business with people, Chamber social events and networking provide the chance to get to know other members and keep up to date with what’s happening in the business community. Become a Member and Benefit from Support & Promotion Membership of the Chamber is open to all businesses in Crowborough and the surrounding area. If your business is not a member company then why not join us - the more members, the more influence we have to improve the Crowborough business environment. The Chamber welcomes new members from all types of businesses, large or small, and offers a valuable range of benefits, the opportunity to have a strong voice in local business issues and the chance to meet and network with other key business people. In the coming year The Chamber will: • Continue to share business information with members, at meetings and by email. • Be a voice for business in the area and a conduit between members and local government. • Host regular networking and social events, giving members the opportunity to meet and promote themselves to other businesses in the area. • Organise the annual Fun Day, this year will also see the return of the Crowborough Expo, Chamber members will receive discounts on bookings for both these events. • Support local charities and volunteer organisations by giving them a voice in the business community and through charitable donations. Visit for more information or to apply for membership.

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November/December 2017 Entry Form

Send in your completed entry by 1st December 2017 for your chance to win a bottle of bubbly courtesy of The Crowborough Magazine - Please post your entry to: PO Box 142, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 9AQ

NAME: ................................................................... TEL: .................................................... ADDRESS: ........................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................. Closing date for entries is Friday 1st December 2017. 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.

September/October 2017 Crossword Winner Congratulations to Mr L Spiers who wins 4 tickets to the London Boat Show in January courtesy of Nautilus Yachting

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1 - Irresponsible (8)

1 - Give nourishment to (4)

5 - Surrounding glow (4)

2 - Orange vegetable (6)

8 - Made a mistake (5)

3 - Ridiculous (9)

9 - Summary of events (5-2)

4 - Person who copies out documents (6)

10 - Char or burn (7)

6 - John ___ : US novelist (6)

12 - Release from captivity (3,4)

7 - Supplemental part of a book (8)

14 - Platform (7)

11 - Ridge of the Himalayas (9)

16 - Deep red colour (7)

12 - School bags (8)

18 - Ban on publication (7)

13 - Wooden building material (6)

19 - Ascended (5)

14 - Condescending (6)

20 - Agricultural labourer (4)

15 - Art of growing dwarfed trees (6)

21 - Branch of mechanics (8)

17 - Sink (anag) (4)

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The Crowborough Magazine • November/December 2017 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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Index of Advertisers Car Dealers SLM Toyota* ..........................................9 Carpenters/Joiners Pearl Carpentry & Joinery ...........6 Chauffeur Services Elite Transportation .............................7 Chimney Sweep Mr Jolly ....................................................37 Chiropodists & Podiatrists Beacon Chiropody Clinic .........37 Cleaning/Domestic Services Magiclean ................................................39 Computer/Technology Services .....13 Counselling & Psychology Wealden Psychology Institute ...14 Education Lingfield College .................................3 The Warren Day Nursery & Pre-School ........1 Electricial Services DS Services (UK) Ltd ........................13

Garden/Outdoor Services AB Garden Services ......................39 Allseasons Landscaping .....14 & 37 Ashwoods Tree Work ......................6 Chris Laws Garden Maintenance .......5 John’s Gardening Services ........13 TreeHoppers ........................................19 Garden Machinery Servicing Millennia Garden Machinery .......5 Golf Clubs Crowborough Beacon Golf Club...20 Health & Beauty Appearances Aesthetics ..............43 Yoga in Crowborough ....................39 Slimming World ...............................18 Soft Tissue Therapy (Ella Gilder) ...13 Help & Support Al-Anon ....................................................19 Home & Interiors Magnolias at home ...............13 & 19 House Clearance Eden Valley Clearance .....................7 Jobs Home Instead Senior Care Tunbridge Wells ......43

Events/Entertainment Kitchen Furniture Suppliers The Community Radio Show ....37 Eridge Green Kitchens ...................11 Funeral Directors Tester and Jones Funeral Services .............17 Garden Buildings Topwood ................................................48

Logs Steve’s Logs .........................................20

Opticians Crowborough Opticians ..................2 Osteopaths Helen Dunn ..........................................19 Painting & Decorating Sarah’s Painting Services ...............39 Pension Services Kent Pension Services ..................35 Pets Houndsell Kennels...............................8 Plumbing All Pc Services Ltd ............................37 Digby Fox .............................................19 J Gilbert Plumbing & Heating ....5 Property Maintenance & Improvements Handy Andy ...........................................19 Redwing Property Services .........8 Redwing Roofing .............................34 SPS Roofing Contractors ...........45 Traditional Builders ..........................39 Skip Hire Skip X* .......................................................44 Solicitors Dawson Hart .......................................15 Travel Global Travel Crowborough .....29 Nautilus Yachting* .............................35

Marble Specialists Bowerland Stone ..............................47

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The Crowborough Magazine - Issue 76 - November/December 2017  

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

The Crowborough Magazine - Issue 76 - November/December 2017  

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