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Contents 14, 16

Editor’s Note


Clubs & Organisations


What’s On in November


Business Page


Crowborough Town Council Newsletter Issue 4


Puzzle Page


Sudoku Solution


WIN tickets for this year’s Crowborough Pantomime


Useful Numbers


What’s On in December


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.

January/February 2020 copy deadline: Friday 29th November 2019 Printed by: Newman Thompson Print Media Distributed by: Royal Mail throughout the TN6 area

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Note from the Editor... Dear Readers, I can’t believe how quickly we are approaching the end of the year with November and December having always been traditionally busy months in the Crowborough calendar. Not only is Bonfire Night coming up (don’t forget the Town Council’s firework display is taking place on Tuesday 5th November) but also the annual Crowborough Christmas Cracker on Friday 22nd November. It’s always a great event to attend to put you in the Christmas spirit. In fact, what could be more Christmassy than a pantomime? The Crowborough Players have been busy rehearsing for their upcoming performances of ‘A Christmas Carol’. I’m delighted to announce that they are giving away a family ticket to their first night performance on Friday 13th December at the Crowborough Community Centre. If you’d like to be entered into the draw, simply turn to page 29 and answer a simple question for your chance to win! I’d like to say how nice it was to bump into several residents from Crowborough at the annual Edenbridge Motor Show and Music Festival which took place in September. I hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as I did as MC on the day. We hope you can make it next year. I did look out for you when I was doing interviews in the crowds but I had to make do with Charlie Grima, one of the drummers from 70s rock band ‘Wizard’. Maybe I will catch you next time.

Interviewing Charlie Grima (Photo credit: Stuart McGregor)

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my advertisers who alerted me to a recent scam that had happened to them when they were targetted by scammers claiming to be working with me on my magazines. They were offering advertisement upgrades or chasing outstanding payments from them and trying to take money. Please can I remind all my advertisers to be vigilant and only make payments in the usual way or directly with myself when paying for advertising. As I’m nearing the end of my editor’s note, I’d like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year, your support and feedback for the magazine is always much appreciated. I’m sure I’ll be bumping into many of you at the upcoming Christmas events taking place locally. If you’re new to the area then I’m sure you will enjoy being part of this wonderful, vibrant community. 14 | •

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November/December 2019 • The Crowborough Magazine

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 29th November for the January/February 2020 issue which will be distributed during the last week of December. Until next time...

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

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November/December 2019 • The Crowborough Magazine

What’s On in November Tuesday 5th November Crowborough Firework Display - 7.15pm, Goldsmiths Recreation Ground. The music theme this year is ‘We Will Rock You’. Please give generously to the Mayor’s charities.

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

Saturday 23th November Crowborough Choral Society Wednesday 6th November Concert - 7.30pm, All Saints - Beacon Sixth Form Open Church Centre, TN6 1ED. “J.S. Evening - Students and Bach Christmas Oratorio families are invited for a tour performed by Crowborough of the specialist Sixth Form Choral Society and members Centre from 5-8pm For further of their German partner choir information contact 01892 accompanied by the Sussex 603 000 or email opendays@ Sinfonia, leader Christopher Phipps, and led by musical director, Mark Beesley. Soloists Friday 8th November - Pine will be Charlotte Bowden Grove Pictures - ‘Film: ‘Sweet - soprano, Sidonie Winter Country’ at Pine Grove Pictures alto, Paul Austin Kelly - tenor, in Crowborough Community and Edward Jowie - bass. Centre. The story of a middle- There will be an interval with aged Aboriginal man who refreshments. becomes a wanted criminal. Doors open 7pm, film starts Tickets £15 each available at 8pm. Drinks available. from J&K Gallery, Croft Tickets £8 (reduced to £4 if you Road or online at www. become a member) from the Community Centre or on the Monday 25th November door. Gardens & Guerrillas with Tom Friday 22nd November Dyke in aid of Hospices of Crowborough’s Christmas Hope - 12.30-3pm, Buxted Park Cracker - 4-6pm, Crowborough Hotel, TN22 4AY. Tickets £35 Town Centre. Santa’s Grotto which includes a mocktail and Opens at 3.30pm. Stalls, Stilt a 2-course lunch with a glass Walkers, Land Train, Glow of wine, coffee and mints. Call Juggler, Bubble Queen, Live 01959 525 110 or email sam. Music. Lloyd Warbey, star barnett@hospicesofhope. of TVs Art Attack & the 2019 Tunbridge Wells panto, will be turning on the Christmas lights at 6pm. 18 | •

Tuesday 26th November Crowborough Horticultural Society - 7.15 for 7.30 start, Crowborough Community Centre. “Winter twig identification” by Alan Harvey of Hadlow College. Members free. Visitors £5. Thursday 28th November - 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 29th November Crowborough Tinnitus Support Group - 2-4pm, Room 3, Crowborough Community Centre, TN6 1FE. 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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Crowborough News The Official Newsletter of the Crowborough Town Council

Issue 4 2019

In this issue: Annual Fireworks Display  Meet our new Councillors  New mural for Skate Park  Community Grants  Councillors Contact Details

The Ghyll – An Award-Winning Local Nature Reserve

For the first time this year the council entered the ‘Ghyll Local Nature Reserve’ (LNR) into the ‘South and South East in Bloom’ competition – and we were absolutely delighted to receive a Silver Award.

What is ‘The Ghyll’?

can also result in unusual micro-climates which is beneficial for many species, including mosses and lichens. The Crowborough Ghyll LNR also benefits from being edged by large meadows, glades, hedgerows and the most beautiful bluebell and bracken slopes.

The Ghyll LNR which runs along much of the eastern edge of the town (stretching from Jubilee Meadow at Steel Cross, down to lower Burdett Road) is an especially important reserve as it provides a nationally-rare type of wildlife refuge. The Sussex Weald has the greatest cover of woodland in Britain, however, only 6% of the High Weald in Sussex is classed as ‘Ghyll’ woodland. Historically, the steep sided nature of Ghyll woodlands has ensured that they have remained largely untouched and undisturbed by human activity for thousands of years. Their steep sides

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Environment Committee Report The Ghyll continued...

Firework Display

How do we manage this special nature reserve?

The Council manages the reserve throughout the year to ensure it provides the maximum possible value for wildlife, as well as residents and visitors. Our Ranger, Daniel, explains how that happens: “The Ghyll has an annual management plan which includes cutting some of the meadows mechanically at the right time of the year for pollinators, and to provide a winter seed resource for birds wherever possible. Other meadow areas are suitable for ‘conservation grazing’ (from September to the end of October) by ponies which visit us from a local farm. This type of grazing is highly beneficial for improving wildflower flora and fauna. The trees, meadows, glades and bracken/bramble are controlled to provide a constant resource for birds, butterflies, reptiles and small mammals such as dormice, as well as the large number of amphibians which thrive in the wet woodland.”

Exploring The Ghyll

Why not visit The Ghyll LNR for yourself to see how beautiful this natural woodland is? There is also abundant wildlife to see - raptors (buzzard, kestrel and sparrowhawk), brown trout, flocks of goldfinches and various wagtails, plus many more species have been sighted in the area. Increasingly rare yellowhammers and linnets

have even returned to the fields near Palesgate Lane now that we manage them with both recreation and wildlife in mind.

Can I help?

Absolutely! Volunteers often assist the Ranger during the year, whether with practical tasks, wildlife surveys or simply providing photographs of the reserves and wildlife. For more information on volunteering with our Ranger, please email Daniel on Ranger@crowboroughtowncouncil. So, whether you fancy a wildlife adventure, a summer picnic, or an autumnal ‘muddy welly walk’, why not visit The Ghyll and see what it has to offer?

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Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 4, 2019

Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 4, 2019

Meet our new councillors At the start of the summer the Council welcomed three newly co-opted members – Cllr Alison Arthur (South West Ward), Cllr Mia Lederman (North Ward) and Cllr David Neeves (South East Ward). Cllr Neeves had served as part of the previous Council, but Cllr Arthur and Cllr Lederman are new to Crowborough Town Council, and you can find out a bit more about them below.

Cllr Alison Arthur “Originally from Hertfordshire, I have lived in Crowborough for 23 years and my 3 children (18, 16 and 7) were born in the town and go to school in Crowborough. I enjoy getting involved in community events & fundraisers and I like to support local businesses. I have been busy on 6 PTA committees since 2004 in various roles, including Chair, Vice Chair, Event Organiser, Secretary and Committee Member. I am a Governor at 2 local primary schools (in the village of Withyham and at Ashdown Primary in Crowborough). I am self-employed, mostly working from home. I am a linguist and an environmentalist, with a passion for travel. I also enjoy cooking, music and the theatre. I have been a Town Councillor since late June 2019 and I am proud to represent Crowborough South West ward. I am on Crowborough Town Council’s ‘Environment’ Committee and on the ‘Communication and Events’ Committee too. I would also like to become more involved with ‘Brighter Crowborough’, ‘FairTrade Crowborough’ and ‘Plastic-Free Crowborough’. Thank you to those who have supported me in becoming a councillor and please do get in touch should you have any queries. “

Cllr Mia Lederman “I grew up in Coleman’s Hatch enjoying the wonders of the Ashdown Forest, school in Forest Row, and had a best friend in Crowborough, which was, as a result, effectively my second home. My professional background is in the health sector, and I have run my own health and wellbeing businesses, as well as working several years in public health and social services. I have also experience in mentoring and small business development. I am someone who likes to get stuck in and to facilitate changes that contribute to improving health and wellbeing. Key ways to improve wellbeing is to be part of a supportive and creative community, to participate in something meaningful, and to have easy access to the right kind of support. I look forward to championing those causes and projects already in our community, as well as those yet to develop, which support and enable members of our community, to thrive and succeed. I am an open and friendly character and hope to get to know the residents in the North Ward better over the coming months. I will be hosting monthly surgeries so that people can bring concerns or comments suggestions, or just to meet and say hello. Details will follow. Please do not hesitate to be in touch with me in the meantime.” Crowborough Town Council Newsletter - Issue 4, 2019

New Mural for Goldsmith Skate Park the council and asked if it would consider a mural on the skate park: “My kids are always over there either playing on the swings or using their scooters on the skate park. One of the skate park ramps is directly opposite the car park and main path that people use and I noticed just how dull and boring that slab of concrete looked. Just for fun I mocked up a photo of what that ramp would look like if I painted a mural on it with positive message, not only for the users of the skate park but for those heading towards the Have you visited Goldsmiths Recreation gym, swimming pool or any other activity that Ground recently? If not, you may not have they were doing at the leisure centre.” seen the wonderful new mural that has been painted on the skate park by local hand- The committee saw Ian’s vision and was lettering artist, Ian Barnard. completely on board – and we think the finished work looks amazing! Why not visit the Ian has lived in the town for most of his life skate park yourself and see how the artwork and now lives with his family near to the has transformed the area? recreation ground. Last year Ian approached

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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.

Policy is available at: Alternatively, please email info@, telephone (01892) 652907 or call in at the Council Offices.

Anyone applying for a grant must complete a grant application form and return it, together with the required financial information, to the Council Offices by 20th February 2020. The Finance and General Purposes will consider all qualifying applications at its meeting in March 2020. A copy of the application form and the Grant



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REED Ron (Conservative)

3 Southridge Rise, Crowborough, TN6 1LN

H 663532


MOSS Chris (Conservative)

The Pippins, Eridge Road, TN6 2SY

H 654201


BUCKLITSCH Peter (Independent)

4 Clock House Court, Beacon Road, TN6 1AF

H 669971

Jarvis Brook

OWEN-WILLIAMS Gareth (Lib Dem)

19 Beeches Road, Crowborough, TN6 2AH

M 07860 659122

Jarvis Brook

STOCKS Colin (Green)

25 Bracken Close, Crowborough, TN6 2EJ

M 07833 374672


GARRETT Martyn (Independent)

65 Millbrook Road, Crowborough, TN6 2SB

H 661238


MOSS Kay (Conservative)

The Pippins, Eridge Road, TN6 2SY

H 654201


LEDERMAN Mia (Liberal Democrats)

Gables, Beeches Farm Road, TN6 2NY

M 07482 282284

St John’s

STREET Matthew (Conservative)

Westfield Lodge, Hilders Farm Close, TN6 2XJ

H 660141

St John’s

HIGGINSON Geoffrey (Independent)

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

H 661638

South East

ROSE Greg (Independent)

Hollies, Fermor Road, Crowborough, TN6 3AP

M 07515 884301

South East

JURY Richard (Conservative)

26 Rockington Way, Crowborough, TN6 2NJ

M 07827 743343

South East

NEEVES David (Labour)

95 Forest Rise, Crowborough, TN6 2EP

H 663456

South West

WALLER Neil (Conservative)

94 Fermor Way, Crowborough TN6 3BJ

H 662435

South West


Sparken Lodge, Mill Drive, TN6 2RR

H 662565

South West

ARTHUR Alison (Liberal Democrats)

2 The Grove, Crowborough, TN6 1NY

M 07759 965020


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***Competition Time*** - WIN a FAMILY TICKET to the Crowborough Players Panto ‘A Christmas Carol’ Since 2012 The Crowborough Players have performed an annual Community Pantomime, starting with Cinderella. For their eighth visit to Pantoland, they present to you “A Christmas Carol”, based on Mr Dickens’ timeless tale. This year’s performances will take place at The Crowborough Community Centre on Friday 13th December at 7.30pm, Saturday 14th December at 2pm and 7.30pm, and Sunday 15th December at 2.00pm. Tickets are available from, by calling 01892 300 567, or in person, at The Crowborough Community Centre (TN6 1FE). Prices are £10.00 for adults, and £8.50 for children and concessions. There will be a licensed bar. They look forward to welcoming you there. For your chance to win a family ticket (2x adults/2x children) for opening night on Friday 13th December at the Community Centre, just answer this simple question: What was the first pantomime The Crowborough Players performed at the Crowborough Community Centre? Mark your entry: Crowborough Players Competition and either email your answer to info@ or post your answer and contact details to: PO Box 142, Edenbridge, TN8 9AQ. First correct entry drawn will win! CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS 29TH NOVEMBER 2019. • | 29

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What’s On in December Tuesday 3rd December Candlelit Civic Carol Service - 7.30pm, All Saints Church, Chapel Green, Crowborough. All welcome. Thursday 5th December Crowborough Flower Club - Doors open 7pm. SPECIAL Christmas Event - Flower demonstration with LORENA DYER - “A Christmas Wish”. Doors open at 6.45. Flower Raffle/General Raffle. Sales Table, Christmas refreshments. TIckets £10 - available from 01892 663 702 . Thursday 5th December Cocktail Making at Bar Trend in aid of Hospices of Hope 7pm, Bar Trend, Crowborough, TN6 1DL. Tickets £20pp to include welcome drink, nibbles and your chance to make a cocktail. Email events@ or visit Friday 6 December - Pine Grove Pictures - Members choice of film at Pine Grove Pictures in Crowborough Community Centre. The chosen film will be known by the beginning of November. Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm. Drinks available. Tickets £8 (reduced to £4 if you become a member) from the Community Centre or on the door. th

Wednesday 11th December Christmas Wreath Workshop in aid of Hospices of Hope 6.30-10pm, All Saints Church Centre, TN6 1ED. “Come and try your hand at making a Christmas Wreath. Tickets £35 and include mince pies, coffee and dinner. Please bring your own gloves and secateurs. Call 01959 525110 or email

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Friday 13th - Sunday 15th December - Crowborough Players presents ‘A Christmas Carol - 7.30pm on Friday & Saturday evening and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Crowborough Community Centre, TN6 1FE. Tickets £10 adults, £8.50 children and concessions available by calling 01892 300 567 or on the website at Licensed bar on site. Sunday 15th December - Carol Service with mince pies and mulled wine - 3pm, St Michael and All Angels, Jarvis Brook. All welcome!

Wednesday 25th December Friday 13th & Saturday 14th - WISHING YOU ALL A VERY December - Christmas Tree HAPPY CHRISTMAS!! Festival - From 10am-7pm on Friday and 10am-6pm on Saturday at St Michael and All Angels, Jarvis Brook. Refreshments in Church Hall. Free entry, donations welcome. The Church will be IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT filled with Christmas trees each TAKING PLACE IN JANUARY/ decorated by a local sponsor to FEBRUARY 2020, PLEASE their own design. EMAIL DETAILS TO:

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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 - 07852 427346 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 Friends of Crowboro Citizens Advice - 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 Michaels Church Jarvis Brook Church Hall - 01892 663497 St Richards Church and Hall - 01892 611318 - United Church Crowborough - 01892 665493 -

Hobbies & Interests Arts Society Ashdown Forest - - 01892 663388 Chatterley Carvers - 01892 610534 Crowborough Arts - 01892 664 534 - Crowborough Arty Mates - 01892 652 703 Crowborough Creative Arts Group - 01892 663012 Crowborough Flower Club - 01892 654725 Crowborough Healthy Walk - 07740 899559 Crowborough Heritage Group - 01892 663511 Crowborough Historical Society - 07956 214 935 - - Crowborough Horticultural Society- 01892 652960 Crowborough Locomotive Society - 01892 852741 Crowborough Model Boat Club - 01342 850605 Crowborough R.C. Vehicle Club - 01892 459003 Crowborough Rotherfield Art Group - 01892 663619 High Weald Walkers - 01342 825 518 Knit Together - 01892 660069 Pine Grove Pictures - St.John Ambulance Fellowship - 01892 655288 Sunflower Quilters - 01825 760 27 Taoist Tai Chi Society - 01892 664495 - Wealden Model Aircraft Society - 01892 852137 -

Organisations & Societies Adult College for Rural East Sussex - 01825 761820 - Alderbrook Community Assoc. -

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Brighter Crowborough - Crowborough & District Lions Club - 01892 654196 - Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Society - 07880 880160 - Crowborough Community First Responders - 07780 976041 - Crowborough Foodbank - 07936 515798 - Friends of Crowborough Hospital - 01892 664626 - Friends of Rotherfield & Brook Surgeries - 01892 852659 - Friends of Saxonbury House Surgery - - The Horder Centre - 01892 665577 - Jarvis Brook Community Association - 01892 665563 Rotherfield & Mark X Bonfire Society - 01892 664347 Royal British Legion - 01825 765348 - Society of Friends of Montargis - 01892 662676 St.John Ambulance -

Parents & Toddlers Baby/Toddler Song - 01892 668022 - Hickory Dickory - 01892 661565 ‘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/Fridays) - 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 - • | 35

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Clubs and Organisations continued... Support

Young People

Alcoholics Anonymous - 0800 9177650 - Al-Anon Family Groups - 0800 0086 811 - Crowborough Support Group of Parkinson’s UK - 01892 654324 Crowborough Social Group of East Sussex Association for the Blind - 01323 832252 Ditch the Slippers - ME meetup - Lisa: 01892 309 562 - Memory Moments Café - 01273 494300 Uckfield, Heathfield, Lewes & District Multiple Sclerosis Branch - 01892 764292 Slimming World Crowborough - 01892 610297

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

Formerly The Crowborough Directory

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Why advertise in The Crowborough Magazine?

It works for the majority of businesses you see featured in the magazine, that’s why you see them again and again. If you want to win new customers in your local area, this is the place to advertise. Royal Mail deliver the magazine direct through people’s doors, covering the entire TN6 area. With over 11,000 copies going out every other month, you’ll not get better coverage in the local area anywhere else!


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Prices range from £35 to £60, depending on advertisement size. If you wish to submit your own artwork, please create your designs to the following dimensions: Sixteenth page: (h) 45mm x (w) 30mm (portrait only)

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Business Page Why advertise in The Crowborough Magazine

Tester & Jones wins East Sussex Business Award Crowborough’s independent funeral director, Tester & Jones Funeral Services triumphed at the East Sussex Business Awards 2019, winning the ‘Micro Business of the Year’ award and being named as a finalist in the ‘Professional Service Provider of the Year’ category. The awards ceremony, which took place on Thursday 26 September at the East Sussex National, was an opportunity to honour the best businesses in the county. The award was accepted by Tester & Jones’ joint owners, Stephen Tester and Glenys Jones, who set the firm up 15 years ago and pride themselves on providing an exceptional service, coupled with a caring approach. The East Sussex Business Awards are organised by ACES (The Alliance of Chambers in East Sussex), with support from East Sussex County Council, and ‘showcase those businesses that have shown exceptional growth, are supporting the development of their teams and have shown commitment to the region’. Tester & Jones was eligible to enter the awards through being a member of the Crowborough and District Chamber of Commerce. The judges said they were particularly impressed by Tester & Jones’ ongoing commitment to the families it supports. Ten years ago, the firm launched a Bereavement Group and this has provided vital friendship and a support network to many bereaved people in Crowborough and the surrounding area since then. Crowborough Chamber was also delighted to see two other of its members recognised at the event. The Divine Water Co Ltd was shortlisted in the SME Business of the Year Category, while Dawson Hart was highly commended in Outstanding Team of the Year. For more information about Crowborough Chamber, including details of membership benefits and how to join, please visit our website 38 | •

Why advertise your business in The Crowborough Magazine? Quite simply, it works for the majority of businesses you see featured each issue, many of who have been advertising for years! If you want to build your local customer base, increase your profits and make sure the local community knows about your business, advertising in this magazine can really help. The Crowborough Magazine attracts both large and small businesses who want to promote their services locally, with costs kept low to offer excellent value advertising. Smaller businesses, especially those without a ‘shop front’, can promote their services in a quality publication to the people who want to use them.

There are some great reasons to give it a go! Targeted audience: The magazine is delivered to over 11,000 homes and businesses in the TN6 area by Royal Mail every other month. Great value: Prices are kept low so that small businesses can make the most of their advertising budget and appear over a number of issues. It’s a fact that a sustained campaign works better at increasing sales than a one-off advert. All advertisers featured in each issue are listed on the magazine’s website - - giving your business even more exposure. Good Service: From your initial enquiry, we will help you choose the best advertising package for your business according to your budget. We will make sure you have an eye-catching advert with a clear message about your business. Results: We want your advertising to work for you and we will do our best to make sure you get the most out of your campaign. About 80% of the businesses featured in this magazine are repeat advertisers! A good read: The magazine contains interesting local articles, useful information and listings of local events alongside the business advertising. Residents hold onto the magazines until the next issue arrives so that your advert is seen again and again. It’s been around since 2006 and is a well established part of every household.

To find out more, contact Laura on 07775 682 127 or email You can also find more information on the website:

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(24 hours)

Across 1 - Domesticated pigs (4) 3 - Strive (8) 9 - Spring locks for doors (7) 10 - Hit hard (5) 11 - Leap on one foot (3) 12 - Foresee or predict (5) 13 - Command (5)

“At a very stressful time, you ensured that every last detail had been taken care of”

15 - Turf out (5) 17 - Connection; link (3-2) 18 - Chemical element (3) 19 - Less moist (5) 20 - Oval shape (7) 21 - Longing (8) 22 - Short tail (4)


Down 1 - Unenthusiastically (4-9) 2 - Rise (3,2) 4 - Sampled (food) (6) 5 - Unkind; unsympathetic (12) 6 - State of the USA (7) 7 - Amusement (13) 8 - Evergreen shrub (12) 14 - United States (7)

When someone dies there must be time to grieve and reflect on the life we’ve lost - yet there are people to inform, forms to sign and a funeral to arrange. It’s comforting to know that a local, independent and personal funeral service is available at the end of a phone - 24 hours a day.

16 - Confine as a prisoner (6) 18 - Theme for a discussion (5)

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 42 for solution

CROSSWORD ANSWERS: Across: 1) Hogs 3) Struggle 9) Latches 10) Clout 11) Hop 12) Augur 13) Order 15) Evict 17) Tie In 18) Tin 19) Drier 20) Ellipse 21) Yearning 22) Scut Down: 1) Half Heartedly 2) Get Up 4) Tasted 5) Uncharitable 6) Georgia 7) Entertainment 8) Rhododendron 14) America 16) Intern 18) Topic

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Private Chapels Pre-paid funeral plans Private car park Memorial Masons 24 hour service Eco-friendly and Fairtrade coffins available Member of The National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors

London Road, Crowborough East Sussex, TN6 2TT Email Web

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November/December 2019 • The Crowborough Magazine

News from the Community Help Create A Caring Community “Crowborough & District Lions Club has been involved in our community for over 45 years helping local charitable and needy causes. We are active in the communities in and around Crowborough including Wadhurst, Ticehurst, Mark Cross, Rotherfield, Jarvis Brook, Groombridge and Hartfield.

Rugby Club, whilst looking forward to next year we are already working on preparations for our Big Quiz on 14th March 2020 at Crowborough Community Centre.

In between the fundraising work we find time to enjoy ourselves, typically once a month we will hold an event such as an organised walk followed by a meal at a local pub, a Fish & Chip supper with a quiz, a curry night at a local restaurant. Occasionally we have a theatre trip, add to those our own annual occasions of Christmas Lunch, our Charter Night celebrating our formation in 1974, and Handover Night where the newly elected Club Officers are We are currently planning our Christmas events greeted. including our senior citizens Christmas Lunch All of our work needs people like you, and and our charity street collection on The Plaza you could help us create a caring community. on Crowborough High Street. Anyone over 18 can join us and you’re welcome to attend our monthly meeting (2nd Tuesdays) In November we’ll be attending Crowborough at Croft Road Social Club (opposite Waitrose). Bonfire to help collect monies for our Mayor’s chosen charities and marshalling the course for We look forward to meeting you.” We help all ages from the young people where we liaise with local schools on various projects together with Scouts, Guides and various youth groups and on to our senior citizens where we are currently planning our annual Christmas Lunch for them. In between we help a range of people who have a variety of difficulties and problems that need our practical help or a donation to help solve these situations.

Crowborough Runners’ annual road race.

- Secretary, Crowborough Lions Club

If you’d like further information about Crowborough & District Lions Club contact: Email: Phone: 01892 652300 | Text: 07486 891697


Sudoku Answers from page 40

All our charitable donations of course require money so we raise funds by attending local fairs & fêtes, our bookstall on Croft Road is a weekly project, we’ve recently held a very successful Fashion Show at Crowborough • | 43

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The Crowborough Magazine • November/December 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

TAYLOR Building & Maintenance Services

Est 1982

Improvements • Renovations • Alterations Kitchens and Bathrooms installed

Insurance Claims work undertaken Plastering • Brickwork • Carpentry • Plumbing Fully Insured Contact: Joe Taylor 01342 826 382 | 07973 166 484 44 | • • | 45

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November/December 2019 • The Crowborough Magazine

Index of Advertisers *Indicates special offer for readers

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

Funeral Directors Tester & Jones ......................................41

Roofing Redwing Roofing .............................10

Advertising Garden/Outdoor Services The Crowborough Magazine .....39 Allseasons Landscaping .....8 & 29 Ashwoods Tree Work ......................7 Bathroom Design/Installation John’s Gardening Services ...........9 Bathe in Safety ........................................7 Tree Hoppers ........................................11 Business Services Handyman Services JK Comms Ltd .....................................11 Handy Andy .............................................9

Skip Hire Skip X* ......................................................6

Care Homes Health & Beauty Heather View ........................................15 Appearances Aesthetics ..............45 Slimming World ...............................8 Carpenters/Joiners Pearl Carpentry & Joinery ...........10 Yoga in Crowborough ..................20 Precision Joinery .................................9 Hearing Aids Chiropodists & Podiatrists Beacon Chiropody Clinic ...........11 Computer/Technology Services ......7 Domestic Cleaning Services Magiclean (Carpet & Upholstery) ...9 The Magic Carpet Cleaning Co. ...11

Clubs Crowborough Bridge Club ............8 Travel Nautilus Yachting* ...........................45 Tyres K & M Tyres* ...........................................48

Owen Hearing ........................................5

Home & Interiors TransFunk Furniture ...........................2 Opticians Crowborough Opticians ..................5 Osteopaths Helen Dunn ..........................................10

Double Glazing/Glaziers Insulation Services ............................30 Millbrook Glass ...................................29

Painting & Decorating Mike Anthony Decorator ...........20 Sarah’s Painting Services ............9

Education Lingfield College .................................3 The Warren Day Nursery & Pre-School ........1

Picture Framers J&K Gallery .............................................47

Electrical Appliance Retailers Southpoint Electrical ......................16

Solicitors Claire Nash Solicitors ......................19 Dawson Hart ................................12-13

Plumbing Digby Fox ..............................................20 Eridge Plumbing & Heating ........33 J Gilbert Plumbing & Heating ...11

Events/Entertainment Christmas Wreath Workshop ....31 Civic Centre Uckfield .....................17 Edenbridge Bonfire ......................43

Property Maintenance CI Products ............................................30 Redwing Property Services ......20 St Pierre Contractors .....................33 Taylor Building & Maintenance Financial Advisors Services ......44 Campbell Munro ...............................36

Next Issue Copy Deadline Friday 29th November 2019 46 | •

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The Crowborough Magazine - Issue 88 - November/December 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 88 - November/December 2019  

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