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WEALDEN EYE December/January Contents 5 Your Local Pharmacist 6 A Word from Westminster 7 Freedom Leisure 8 Hillier Garden Centre

12 Operation Magpie - Police Update 13 Feeding Yourself for £1 a Day 14 Experience Holidays 18 Southdown Personal Training 22 Hailsham Forward - Shopping Guide 23 Fidelis Floral Art 24 Chapter 12 Nights of Christmas 26 Winter Recipe - Christmas Couronne 28 Homely Maid 29 The Butterfly Room 30 Puzzle Page 32 Puzzle Solutions 34 Bingley and Marge 36 Health & Nutrition 38 Hailsham Heritage Trail - Part 10 40 Gallery North - Winter Exhibition 43 Music File 9 - Back in Time 1979 44 Business Directory The Wealden Eye, Hawkland House, Hawkswood Road Hailsham BN27 1UU.....................Tel: 01323 846040 Editor: Charlotte Collinson-O’Toole

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Welcome to Iss ue 22 of The Wealden E ye and Merry Chri stmas!

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his year has flown by like any other I suppose but there seems to have been a real speed to this year that I could never have anticipated. So much has happened in Hailsham in such a short amount of time, all of these things couldn’t have been done without people that are so passionate about the town they live in. This year saw the beginnings of the work done by Hailsham Forward. You may have noticed the pop up shop that was in Vicarage Field in April where Hailsham Forward held a public consultation. The research and information gathered has been vital to getting Hailsham Street Market launched and has helped with further plans for the town. They have launched the online shopping guide to create a better shopping experience in Hailsham, so look out for the QR codes in the shop windows and car park signs appearing now. Hailsham Street Market has been a resounding success and is going to become a permanent feature of the town in the New Year – taking place every week – on Saturdays (except for the 2nd Saturday when the Farmers Market is on) - with just one Thursday Market a month on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Cover: FitzGerald Photographic, Winter Leaf. Enjoy me, then pass me on so others can enjoy me and then recycle me! I am 100% recyclable

The Hailsham Forward team have also linked up with The HDSA (The Hailsham and District Sports Alliance) to help promote the need for new and improved sports facilities for the town and surrounding areas. Many other sectors of the town, particularly local schools, the police, NHS and of course local businesses are also showing support for the HDSA, as they realise the importance of sports facilities and clubs for our community. Most people are unaware that there is no legislation for sports provision so without a co-ordinated approach and enthusiastic support, Hailsham will have the same facilities it has now – but with a much bigger population... this needs to be recognised and addressed. You can keep up to date with activities on the website www.hailshamforward.co.uk/ and for a direct link to the HDSA you can email steve@proeco.co.uk . Hailsham Festival of Arts and Culture was the biggest and best yet, but will be getting bigger and better for 2014, keep an eye on the Wealden Eye for plans as they unfold. The Festival team are keen to ensure the success of Hailsham Festival FM Radio is built upon and plans for a permanent or semi-permanent station are being looked into. If you want to keep up with the Festival team or feel you would like to get involved then check out their website www.hailshamartsfestival.co.uk/ 2013 has also seen new shops opening in the town. Hailsham is performing well by comparison to similar towns and is proving

that you can buck the trend with a little effort and determination. The Hailsham Chamber of Commerce is driving these ahead and encouraging businesses around the town to reap the rewards of membership. The chamber have an active membership with lots of networking events and functions – see the chamber website for details www.hailshamchamberofcommerce.co.uk/ I too, have had a very busy year getting married in March to my Aussie husband who will be writing a regular column next year in The Wealden Eye about his take on England. He seems to have a lot to say! I also hope you all like the new look of the magazine for the New Year! With that I think all there is to say is; I wish you all a very Happy New Year and I hope 2014 brings you all you wish for. Thank you for reading The Wealden Eye. Charlotte x

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Get to know your pharmacist

Prescribing service at Kamsons Pharmacy by Victoria Small Pharmacist Manager at Kamsons Pharmacy, Hawkswood Road, Hailsham

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t Kamsons Pharmacy we are now able to offer a private prescribing service for prescription-only medicines to prevent malaria or to treat erectile dysfunction. If you are travelling abroad, then you can check on the Fit for Travel website whether you will need to take antimalarials. The website can be accessed via www.kamsons.co.uk , in the health advice section. If antimalarials are

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recommended, it is important that they are taken because malaria affects many travellers from the UK each year. The tablets are not available on the NHS. The tablets recommended vary by destination. I will need to ask you some questions to make sure which tablets are suitable for you. Some antimalarials can be sold over-the-counter. If the recommended antimalarial is

Victoria Small. only available on prescription, I will need to contact my pharmacist-prescriber colleague who will normally send a prescription on the same day. The cost varies depending on what is prescribed but our prices are very reasonable. Please come and ask me for advice about what medicines you need to take before you go abroad on holiday.

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A Word from Westminster

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state-of-the-art facilities

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businesses Christmas is the most important period of all in determining their success over the year, which is why it is essential for us to support these local businesses, which in turn help support the rejuvenation of the town. Local businesses often depend on the support from their local communities to help them grow and increase trade. In return, they help create a more vibrant atmosphere for shoppers, and in Hailsham, they work together to ensure the success of the high street. We all want to see a busy high street, but if we don’t all use it, we can’t expect it to happen. I’m pleased to see that Hailsham Town Council has organised Christmas events to support the high street, and in turn bring more business to the town, with their Christmas Market and open-air ice rink on Saturday 9th December. I hope all of these initiatives will prove to be great successes, encouraging people to do as much of their Christmas shopping locally as possible and enabling us all have a good festive season!.

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Charles Hendry.

ailsham Leisure Centre, operated by not-for-profit trust Freedom Leisure, has over 429,990 visitors every year. In a town with a population of 20,000 it’s pretty impressive to hear that almost a quarter of residents are making use of their local leisure facility. Now the community can enjoy even better facilities, as the centre has benefited from a £3.1m redevelopment, funded by Wealden District Council. The centre has benefited from an enlarged gym, which is now situated on one level. Brand new cardio and strength equipment surrounds a large functional training area, which houses all the latest kit including Jordon Soft Plyometric Boxes, battling ropes, ViPRs and Kettlebells. The centre is also one of the first in the UK to install a Queenax Training System. This multifunctional training frame allows a host of functional exercises to be performed including climbing, swinging, hanging, jumping and stretching. Other exciting additions to the gym floor include the Technogym Kinesis and two Power Plate Pro 7 machines, which the fitness team also plan to use to enhance GP referral programmes. Two new exercise studios have been opened, including an indoor cycling studio with Myride+. Myride+ is a virtual ride system, which takes class participants on virtual rides through real locations such as the Alps and the Rocky Mountains. The additional studios will allow the centre to run a more varied programme of classes while the bigger gym will comfortably accommodate the growing membership base.

In addition to the workout areas, the centre has benefited from brand new, high- spec changing rooms, a modern new café area, improvements to the bowling alley and a new American pool table and amusement machines. Freedom Leisure Hailsham offer a full range of memberships and casual options to help make heath and fitness affordable for everyone. The options include; swim only, memberships tailored for the over sixties, and a special membership for young people aged 1418yrs. In January, the centre will also introduce a new membership for children, which includes access to the fantastic soft play and bowling facilities. Anyone using the centre twice a week or more would normally benefit from a monthly membership. This memberships offers great value and provides flexibility with the option to suspend payments to fit in with your lifestyle. The best way to find the membership that suits you is to arrange a chat with Lynsey the centre’s Membership Manager. Lynsey has over 7 years of experience at Hailsham Leisure Centre helping people take the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle. Memberships that provide the best value for money are annual memberships. Members who are able to make a 12 month commitment receive 1 month free, enjoying twelve months membership for the price of eleven.

Book your free consultation with Lynsey and her team today by calling 01323 846755 or email hailshamenquiries@freedomleisure.co.uk For more information visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk

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Hillier Garden Centre, Eastbourne

150 Choisya 'Aztec Pearl'.

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014 is set to be a year of celebration for Hillier Nurseries and its chain of 13 garden centres, Managing Director, Andy McIndoe, explains why. At Hillier Nurseries we are known as growers of an unbeatably wide range of trees and shrubs. A reputation established by the late Sir Harold Hillier whose private collection of plants – hardy in temperate climates – became

Years of Plantsmanship

the world renowned Hillier Arboretum, today the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Since we were established in 1864, we have remained at the forefront of British Horticulture and 2014 marks our 150th anniversary. Continuing the tradition of innovation Today Hillier Nurseries grows shrubs and perennials for quality garden retailers nationwide. Over the years we have been responsible for numerous plant introductions, many of which have become essentials in British gardens. Choisya x dewitteana ‘Aztec Pearl’, Choisya x dewitteana ‘Aztec Gold’, Cotinus ‘Grace’, Cistus ‘Silver Pink’ and Ceanothus ‘Blue Mound’ are just some of the many Hillier introductions. We continue with the tradition of innovation today, introducing excellent new

Hillier’s 2013 Chelsea Flower Show exhibit.

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Andy McIndoe, Hillier’s Managing Director. garden plants. Hillier is also one of the biggest tree growers in Europe, specialising in semi-mature specimen trees for high profile landscape projects. Our nursery, voted International Grower of the Year supplied over two thousand trees for the London 2012 Olympic Park. We innovate and introduce in the world of trees with our ‘Streetwise’ selection of compact headed trees for greening urban spaces. As Royal Warrant Holders to Her Majesty the Queen, Hillier showcased the disease resistant elm, Ulmus ‘New Horizon’ at the 2013 Coronation Festival. Hillier holds the Guinness

Book of World records for the most consecutive Gold Medals ever won at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. As the largest exhibit in the show, at the heart of The Great Floral Pavilion, the Hillier garden annually features around four thousand readily available garden plants to inspire gardeners and encourage sales through Hillier stockists. Hillier, the plants, the people, the passion 2014 sees a new edition of The Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs published in association with The Royal Horticultural Society. First published in 1971, our manual has become the definitive work on hardy woody plants and is referred to by professional and amateur gardeners throughout the world. To accompany the Hillier manual, we are also publishing the story of one of the UK’s most acclaimed nurseries: ‘Hillier, the plants, the people, the passion’, celebrating 150 years of Hillier plantsmanship. Looking ahead to 2014 at

Hillier Trees at the London 2012 Olympic Park.

Hillier’s wholesale nursery. Eastbourne Since the relaunch of our Eastbourne garden centre in March 2011, it has remained our flagship store bringing an unrivalled horticultural destination to East Sussex. Although our focus remains delivering high quality plants and trees, today Hiller Eastbourne is recognised as much more than a garden centre. In April 2013, we were granted seven brown tourist signs by East Sussex County Council, officially putting Hillier Eastbourne on the map as a ‘tourist destination’. Our successful application was in part a result of our popular 112-seat coffee shop Café Pine and our regular visitor activities, which will both be bringing something new to Hillier in 2014. Something we are particularly excited about is the extension of our coffee shop, which we will be extending so that even more visitors can

relax and enjoy our wide selection of teas, coffees and soft drinks, as well as our delicious cakes and lunchtime menu. Our half term and summer entertainment programmes for children will also continue, with the addition of several new entertainers, which promises more magic, face painting and lots of fun and laughter for the whole family. We will also be celebrating Mother’s Day weekend with children’s activities helping create that special gift for Mum.

For useful gardening tips Follow Hillier Garden Centre Eastbourne on Twitter @HillierPevensey, call us on 01323 763240 or visit us in store today. You’ll find us on the Hailsham Road, Stone Cross, East Sussex, BN24 5BS.

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ealden Police have donated over £13000 to good causes across the district in the last year. The money comes from the Police Property Act which is money received by the police from the sale of found property and from property confiscated by order of court and then sold. The main aim of the fund is to support local projects undertaken by voluntary/charitable organisations that solely benefit the communities of Sussex. If you are a local charity or community group and would like to be considered for a donation please contact your local police community support officer. Sussex Police has recently launched Operation Magpie - an initiative formed to tackle burglary in the county. The first phase of this Operation sees us denying the use of the roads to burglars. Officers will carry out spot checks on cars and vans at various locations with the aim of catching burglars in the act and also preventing offences too. Teams will be based at strategic points around the county in a robust and ongoing series of operations. Burglars will not know when or where the next spot check will appear. The teams will use technology and local intelligence reports to stop any vehicles that are highlighted as being driven illegally - such as those without MOT or insurance - or those which are linked to burglary. There are over 60’000 homes in Wealden and burglary recently is extremely low. In fact there has been a period of 10 days without a single burglary occurring in September. However, this does not mean you should rest on your laurels. Always ensure you follow these basic crime prevention tips to reduce your chances of being burgled.

• If you leave your house empty - even when you are in the back garden - lock all the doors and windows and make sure fanlight windows are closed. Be especially careful about those on the ground floor and above flat roof areas. • Put your garden tools and any ladders away into a secure garage or shed after using them, they could be used to break into your home, or your neighbours’. • Double check fences and boundaries to make sure they keep burglars out. • When you leave a room unattended, close and lock windows and doors - especially on the ground floor. • If you want to leave windows open while you sleep, fit window restrictors so they cannot be fully opened, or make sure they are not large enough to allow access to a burglar. • Keep all wallets, purses, credit cards, car keys and other valuables out of sight. • Consider fitting outside security lighting or a visible alarm to help deter burglars. For more crime prevention advice please contact your local officer by calling 101 or emailing.

Sussex Police – Serving Sussex We want to know your views – see what’s new and give us your feedback and suggestions at www.sussex.police.uk

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Foodbank - Advice

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s that even possible? Well at ThriftyLesley.com, Lesley shows you just how it can be done, and done with varied and delicious food that adheres to all current Governmental guidelines. Right now, there are 4 pIans, with a 5th to come shortly, to feed 2 adults for 7 days for £1 a day each, or even less. Shopping lists, menu plans and all recipes are included. A sample day then might be as day 1 on meal plan 1, breakfast raisin pancakes (4p), a lunch of lentil soup (16p) and dinner of chickpea crumble with peas and roasted onions (46p), with maybe a slice of fruit loaf (9p), a total of 75p for a day of filling, delicious food. You would need £15.51 in your purse at the checkout for week 1, but the amount of food actually consumed (if you follow the plan fully) comes to £12.26. There are a few key things to eating well at this level. • Plan your meals at least 7 days in advance, even a month. • Know how much your meals cost, price them up, keep your receipts. • Make a shopping list. Stick to it. • If you can get online, use mySupermarket.com to hunt out the best price. • Start with vegetables, add in some protein and then add the fillers. Having a portfolio of recipes at the right price level will help you to plan your week. There are around

100 ideas on the website, all free to use, there are more being added all the time All the recipes are on the blog, ThriftyLesley.com. If you don’t have access to a computer, or can’t get online, there are Word documents there for each of the weekly plans that can be printed off and sent to you don’t forget there is access to computers at your local library. There are many other recipes there too, not included in the meal plans, and lots of ideas around using ingredients. All main meals are 50p a portion and many are much less than that. Chickpea Crumble, 46p a serving, Serves 4 50g onion, chopped 110g potatoes, scrubbed and chopped (no need to peel) Half a tin of tomatoes (200g) 40g self raising flour 25g salted peanuts 50ml vegetable oil 20g porridge oats 100g chick peas, soaked overnight and cooked until soft, or pressure cooked from dry for 45 minutes, or 1 tin, drained Served with 400g onion 160g peas

Sauté the onion and potatoes in a little oil until soft. Stir in the tomatoes. Simmer gently with lid on for 20 minutes until potatoes are soft. Crumble – add remaining oil to flour and oats and stir in the peanuts. Stir the chickpeas into the tomato sauce, season with black pepper and salt to taste. Ensure the mixture is moist; otherwise the cooked crumble will be a little dry. Put the tomato mixture into a greased ovenproof dish and top with the crumble. Chop the onions, still with the peel on into large chunks. Put in a small roasting pan and toss with a little oil, salt and pepper. Bake the crumble and onions at 190C/375F/Gas 5 for about 30 minutes Serve with the peas. Variations If you have a little cheese available, stir 15g into the crumble topping before cooking lesleygcooper@hotmail.com

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Experience Holidays - ICELAND

Exploring NEWplaces

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hat is it about travelling that inspires us to pack our bags, leave behind the comfortable and explore new places? For that matter, what has made countless generations before us set sail for new lands? If I'm honest, I'm not really sure what inspired me to even consider Iceland as my chosen destination for a long weekends break! Was it the promise of seeing the Northern Lights again, was it

the extraordinary 'fire and ice' combination of a volcanic landscape virtually covered (in my mind at least) with glaciers? Or was it simply the opportunity to spend a long weekend with my daughter? What ever the reason, on a chilly November day, we found ourselves at Heathrow, taking the late evening plane to Reykjavik. The city itself has a delightful feel of culture, art and music, housed in a small and relatively undeveloped town - there is no high rise here! With the total population of Iceland at approximately 320,000 people, the capital city was never going to be a metropolis. We were delighted

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by the colourful shops selling so many locally produced wares, surprised at the sophistication of several notable buildings and totally overwhelmed by the friendly welcome we received at each and every turn. In November, one has to expect precipitation of some kind, the jet stream batters Iceland most of the time - be prepared for wet weather at virtually any time! Our little hire car (4 wheel drive advisable at this time of the year) took us everywhere we needed to go, driving was easy, once we got used to the road signs and as every one speaks near perfect English, if you are confident to drive, then do! Next stop, the Golden Circle, although as one road that we had wanted to take had been closed due to a heavy snow fall, and the short daylight hours dictated our activity to a certain extend, we actually only visited two of the three main attractions of the area. Hot springs are everywhere, but at Geysir there is the addition of a reliable and regularly spouting geyser. Not perhaps as dramatic as Old Faithful in Wyoming, but still a sight to see. Gulfoss was our next stop - a stunning waterfall tumbling over several levels, it is certainly worth a visit. Our accommodation - a delightful farm lodge in the middle of nowhere - was the perfect base from which to explore the south coast. Waterfalls, glaciers, jet black beaches and stunning scenery were only enhanced by the changeable weather! For my artistic daughter, the changing light set the scene for many evocative and almost eyrie photos. The sun, when it made an appearance, was low in the sky, only adding to the distinctive light. Photos seemed bright in one moment, turning to sepia the next. Expanses of water appeared bronze as they reflected the beige clouds and everywhere, hundreds if Icelandic ponies grazed on scrubby

grass prodding its way through the ever deepening layer of fluffy white snow. I will be returning to Iceland, of that there is no doubt. Next time, I will spend longer exploring, longer savouring the delicious landscape, longer over a scrumptious lunch of locally produced lamb, longer in fact simply to soak up all aspects of Icelandic life. This is a harsh environment, softened by a people with a jolly smile, a cheery hello and time to simply chat. A people who truly love their country and all that it stands for. The Northern Lights eluded us this time, that is to say, it was the cloud cover that prevented us seeing them, maybe we'll be lucky next time.

If you want to discuss your activities for your next trip, just get in touch or call in to our office in Hailsham. Contact details are: Tel: 01323 446550 Email: info@experienceholidays.co.uk

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e are approaching the new year; a time to reflect upon your lifestyle and what can be done to improve it over the following year. After the over-indulgence of the festive season you may be thinking about your New Year Resolutions; what will you decide to change this year? Think carefully about what you choose. What is the point of setting a goal that is so high that you will not attain it. Just because you have overdone the party snacks, doesn’t mean that giving up crisps, peanuts, alcohol and chocolate for ever and running 10 miles each week is a realistic goal. A useful exercise is to sit down and write a list of things that you want to achieve over the next year, then write down what you will need to achieve them, and who can help you. For example; I want to join an exercise class, so I need to find one locally. Am I going to need a babysitter? Then you can ask yourself if there is anything that will stop you from being able to do this easily, and if there is a problem, how can you solve it? Once you have made a list, you can place your wishes in order of priority, and look at how

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achievable they really are. It may be useful to have a back up plan; what will you do if the weather is too bad to run, is there an exercise video you can do at home if your baby sitter lets you down, or a class on a different night? Place your goals into manageable time scales; forever is a terribly long time when it comes to giving up crisps, so try shorter term goals using days, weeks and months. This should help you to organize a plan of action that you will be more likely to stick to; a simple but effective exercise. For more help or information, please call SOUTHDOWN PERSONAL TRAINING Lower Ground Floor Hairlines Studio 39 High Street Polegate East Sussex. Tel:01323 848525 Mobile:07950812172

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Floristry Tips

Hailsham Forward

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he winter season is on its way bringing textural qualities of nature, a time of tradition cosy days and cosy nights. The shop is soon to be filled with wonderful scents of spices cinnamon, oranges, star anise, textures and seed heads. Holly and ivy will also be available by the bundle along with scented blue pine and pine cones. After the tree, the door garland or wreath is the most popular festive design, a traditional symbol of welcome and hospitality. The use of wreaths as decorations for special occasions, festivals and rituals has endured over the centuries.

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y now you may have seen stickers appearing around the town showing a QR code – a square symbol like the one below. If you’re wondering what they’re for then wonder no more! We can tell you that they’re all part of the new and exciting Online Town and Shopping Guide which has been several months in the creating by Hailsham Forward. The Guide has been designed to be more than a typical business directory. For a start, it will list attractions and entertainment as well as more traditional entries such as shops and service providers. It’s also been specifically designed for use on-the-go, in a lightweight and fast-to-load app that’s perfect for use on smartphones and tablets.

Getting started with the Town & Shopping Guide If you’re wondering how you might use the Guide then imagine the following scenarios: You’re having coffee in Hailsham and decide you’d like to stay out for lunch. All you’d need to do is scan one of the QR codes around the town and you’d get access to the Guide and be able to look for places to eat out. Each entry has address details plus a link to Google Maps, so you’d easily be able to find your way to your chosen café or restaurant. Or perhaps you’re shopping and decide that you’d like to get your hair cut. Just scan a QR code and you’ll be able to find details of hairdressers in the town. The Guide has full contact details, including a phone number which (if you’re using a smart phone) you can tap and your phone will dial for you. So you can call and make an appointment there and then. Or you may want to shop

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for a specialist item but you’re not sure whether it will be stocked in Hailsham. You can use the Town Guide before you leave home to look for shops, visit their website and call them to find out whether they sell what you’re looking for. You can start using the Town & Shopping Guide right now by scanning the QR code on this page. You may also want to bookmark it for future use. You are now able to get detailed instructions at http://www.hailshamforward.co.uk/guide/ Initially the Guide will contain details of businesses that have a physical presence, such as shops and restaurants, but it will eventually be rolled out to cover Industrial Estate businesses and other service providers, providing a unique resource for resident and visitors alike. So next time you’re out and about in Hailsham, look out for the codes. They’re appearing in shop windows now and will soon be on posters and even litter bins around the town.

Traditional Christmas wreath making workshops are being held in the shop from December and are a popular creative experience to use through the years, using traditional materials such as holly, mistletoe, ivy and blue pine, with well-loved Christmas colours of red, green and cream. Alternative designs can be created along with colours that can be used to match your chosen theme, A bright warm design offers a sense of welcome to Christmas guests and a delight to your door. Beautiful table arrangements, and bouquets are available to buy or pre order from the shop. Tip- For a special Christmas party, napkins can be tied with a ribbon or a sprig of foliage to give a personal touch. All red coloured flowers are more expensive at Christmas time because of the great demand. It is a good time to use long lasting flowers such as Carnations/dianthus and Chrysanthemums. Winter decorations look tactile and invite the eye with textures, looking their best when made out of natural plant material. Look out for more floristry tips in the next issue… 01323 848899 www.fidelisfloralart.co.uk 3b St Marys Walk Hailsham

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Winter Recipe

Christmas Couronne Here is a brand new recipe from Sylvia’s Kitchen – no history here I’m afraid, but a delicious, adaptable recipe that I have developed to create a lovely centrepiece, especially for the Festive Season (although it could be adapted for any time of year with seasonal produce). I’ve opted for the packet all butter puff pastry which really makes this recipe manageable if you’re limited on time. Recipe 1 x 378gm pack of all butter puff pastry 1 x 250gm Tin Crème de Marrons (Chestnut Spread) 1 x 410gm Jar Mincemeat 1 x Rind of Fresh Orange 100gm dark red cherries, quartered, rinsed and dried 100gm good mixed peel (not essential, if you don’t like it, leave it out) 1tsp Mixed Spice Plain flour for dusting

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Glaze & Topping 2 x tbsp Apricot Jam 1 x tbsp Water 25 gms Sugar nibs (or broken up sugar cubes) 50gms Toasted Flaked Almonds Sprinkle of Bronze Crunch (available from good supermarkets)

Method Pre-heat your oven to 160ºc and line a flat baking sheet with baking parchment. Sprinkle plain flour on your work surface and roll out the block of pastry in to a rectangle measuring approximately 50cm wide x 30cm deep. Keep the longest edge nearest to you. Spread the chestnut paste evenly over your rolled out pastry rectangle then spread the mincemeat on top of that. Sprinkle the mixed spice evenly, following by the quartered dark cherries and mixed peel. Grate your fresh orange rind finely and evenly over the whole rectangle. Working with the longest edge facing you start to roll up the rectangle in to a long, reasonably tight sausage. Once you have your sausage

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carefully lift it on to the lined baking sheet and form in to a ring, squishing the ends together where they meet. Gently score around the top of your ring with a sharp knife, slits that are not too long otherwise the filling will ooze out (no more than 2”). Pop in your pre-heated oven for around 50 minutes, turning half way through if you need to. Don’t panic if your filling starts to bubble out from the slits or elsewhere, mine did! Whilst your Couronne is baking, heat the apricot jam and water gently so it is ready to brush on to the Couronne when you remove it from the oven. After 50 minutes or when the top has a lovely golden colour and the base is crisp (to check, take it out, slide just the edge of the Couronne off the baking sheet but still on the paper, peel the paper away from a tiny section underneath and check there is no soggy bottom in sight), give it a bit longer if it needs it. It should have risen a bit too. Take your Couronne out, slide it from the baking sheet on to a cooling rack (still on it’s

paper). Brush with the apricot glaze whilst the Couronne is still hot then sprinkle with your toppings. When the Couronne has cooled, if you have any oozes, you can cut them off with a sharp knife to give you a good edge all around, they will come away easily. If you fancied, you could add some thinly sliced cooking apples, just make sure you lay them lengthways so that when you roll up your sausage they roll nicely with it. Go for varied toppings too if you want to – roasted hazelnuts, icing sugar dusted, whatever takes your fancy! Delicious served warm or cold with a dollop of brandy butter, cream, crème fraiche, custard, ice cream…sure I ended my last recipe with these accompaniments. Enjoy! Liz x

Savoury Option If you’ve enjoyed making this, how about having a go at a savoury version with those Christmas leftovers? I’ve created the recipe below for you to use, it will be easy to get the pastry in to your freezer or fridge before Christmas then all you’ll need is the left over filling!

Recipe 1 x 378gm pack shortcrust pastry or puff pastry Half a small jar of cranberry jelly/sauce Approx 400gm cold cooked turkey meat Approx 200gm cold cooked stuffing 1 pack 6 rashers smoked back bacon, cut in to small squares and fried off 1 onion finely diced and fried off until caramelised 1 x egg gently whisked for the glaze It’s the same process as before, but at the stage of spreading on the chestnut spread, use your cranberry sauce or jelly instead to spread over your rolled out pastry rectangle, then sprinkle on all your chopped up left over meat and stuffing, then your cooked bacon and onion. Roll and repeat the process above until you have a nice ring then finish with a glaze with a lovely rich egg wash before you bake it in the oven at 160 – 180 depending on your oven, for approx 45 mins, check with your oven thermometer that it’s cooked thoroughly through and is piping hot. Yummy served with some creamy mashed potato and bubble and squeak!

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ew owners Dominick and Catherine Gilling welcome you to their new business! The Homely Maid has been a part of Hailsham for a very long time.It is familiar to most people in Hailsham as being one of the oldest buildings in the town. It is a Grade II listed building dating back to the 14th Century that was formally a coaching inn. Since reopening Catherine and Dominick have had many people comment that the Homely Maid holds a special place in their heart with people’s memories of being taken in as a child for a treat and always having cheese scones or Homity Pie! Catherine trained at Westminster Catering College and Dominick is an artisan baker and also owns the Jack and Jill Bakery in Ringmer. The doughnuts that they sell are famous amongst the people who go on local shoots! At the Homely Maid Catherine and Dominick pride themselves on using the finest of ingredients and a variety of quality produce. Tea is served in the traditional way; with a sense of ceremony to truly give the tea the attention it deserves. The tea is sourced

Butterfly Room from The Rare Tea Company and the House Tea is a bespoke blend, RAF Tea for Heroes, which is a breakfast blend. Each sale raises money for veterans, serving airmen and their families. 10% of the sale price goes directly to the RAF Association Wings Appeal. The tea menu is extensive and of course is accompanied well with the beautiful cakes on offer! Providing you with the finest quality food is so important to the Homely Maid that they have taken the time to find all their ingredients from local independent suppliers. There is a very intimate feel to The Homely Maid that makes it a perfect setting for most occasions. With Christmas upon us they are taking reservations for parties or full hire, offering a bespoke gourmet menu service either at the Homely Maid or alternatively as an outdoor catering service with their resident chef, Jacquie Keely. Jacquie has cooked alongside Jane Montagu Dunn, award winning master chef and TV personality, for over 30 years. Weddings, Hog Roasts and private venues can all be booked either at The Homely Maid or with Jacquie. Make sure you watch out for dates of our forthcoming supper clubs. Please come and see the team soon, a warm welcome is always guaranteed. Our opening times are: Monday-Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm and Saturday 8.30-3.00pm The Homely Maid, 2 High Street Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1BY Tel: 01323 844812

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or that special occasion, work Christmas do or just to ease the stress of styling your hair, we are now offering an ongoing service of dry styling! Simply come in with your hair freshly washed and blasted dry and we will do the rest. Pick from having it straightened, curled or pinned up, prices starting from just £10! There are limited spaces left for December so call quickly to avoid disappointment - 01323 843621. Give the people you love the perfect present with a Butterfly Room gift voucher, you can choose any value you like and it can be used for services or products. Don't forget you can upgrade any full paid service by adding on a Macadamia 45 minute Treatment massage for just £10 extra. Here are some top tips for your hair in the winter months... • Protect your hair before you use any heated styling tools using Paul Mitchell Seal and Shine or Heat Seal to add humidity protection for that lasting look. • When restyling or before using high heat tools on dry hair use Hot off The Press to protect those delicate locks. • The colder months of the year can be just as damaging to your hair as the hot and sunny ones, the wind and the dampness, then the

heating when you are inside can make your hair brittle, also over use of straightening irons to defrizz will add to split ends. • Be sure to still do your once to twice weekly deep treatment conditioning throughout the year. Paul Mitchell Super Strong Treatment or Color Protect Re-Constructive Treatment are perfect for colour treated hair. Super Charged Moisturizer is another fantastic treatment that seals split ends and leaves hair feeling shiny and healthy. The Macadamia Range offers a Deep Repair Masque treatment and the amazing Healing Oil. Look out for our New Year up and coming offers in the next issue.

Beth, Beccie and all the team @ The Butterfly Room xx

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Health Advice

It’s Health and Nutrition… Water, water everywhere – but we can’t do without it…

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s an island, we’re surrounded by it, the weather has turned now we’re heading into the cold, dark months of winter and days without rain are few and far between. Those lovely warm summer days are becoming a distant memory – BUT drinking plenty of water is still as important now and shouldn’t be neglected. We still need to replace our daily fluid losses as it plays an essential role in helping our bodies’ process nutrients, maintain normal circulation and keep the proper balance of fluids. So, how much is enough?

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As a general guideline, try to drink at least two litres of water a day. You can usually trust your sense of thirst to let you know when you need to drink. Your sense of thirst, combined with simply paying attention to how many glasses of water you’ve had in a day, can help you to keep your body hydrated. The next time you’re thirsty, it could be smart to ‘think before you drink’ as we are indeed ‘what we drink’ as our bodies are about 60% water. Although watery foods can help meet our needs, most of our daily water needs are met from the fluids we drink. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a splash of fruit juice or a slice of lemon or lime… and keep drinking (plenty of water) while we look forward to the return of those lovely warm summer days!

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Historical Hailsham - Part 10

South Road

and its environs

South Road c 1930.

Despite the caption this is South Road with Langford’s Garage on the left, now the BP station.

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he last three editions have focused on ropemaking and the railway. The centres of these two activities are connected by South Road, which together with the adjacent areas, have some interesting history. We start in the area of the Kings Head in the part of the town known traditionally as Cacklebury. Charles Underwood Jenner, writing in June 1893, reflected on earlier days and on the Common and the sheep and geese, “that strolled about unmolested. It is from these geese that perhaps Cacklebury got its name….as

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darkness fell they (the geese) could be seen crossing the common in all directions, in solemn procession, bowing and cackling as is their way.” The Kings Head itself was built during the 18th century. Most of its trade came from the ropemakers, many of whom lived in the nearby cottages. It was also well used during the annual Cacklebury Fair. Arriving at the junction with Ersham Road a right turn takes us towards the former Ersham Lodge, described by Louis Salzman as, “a good house, with large conservatories and good grounds, separated from the cemetery by Ersham Farm.” The cemetery was established in 1871 following the formation of the Hailsham Burial Board the previous year. It is reputed that at one time the sea came right up to the area of the cemetery Just beyond the junction of Ersham Road and South Road is Gordon Road, originally called Gordon Place, after General Gordon the famous Victorian soldier. Although the houses

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look very similar they were in fact built at different times, between 1870 and 1914, by at least three different builders. Just along Gordon Road is a property named The Anvil, the site of one of the town’s blacksmiths. Further down is Old Orchard Place, which was the location of a brickfield and kiln and was served by a branch line from the railway station. To the right is Windsor Road where most of the houses were built in 1902 on land previously owned by Knight’s Nurseries. For more

The Hailsham Labour Hall 1926.

information on the history of Windsor Road go to www.mmhistory.org.uk/cce/Ellen/h ailsham/hailsham.htm Returning to South Road it was at the junction with Ersham Road that the toll-gate for the Uckfield to Langney turnpike was located. This was operated by the Lewes, Eastbourne and Hailsham Trust. There were variable charges dictated by such things as the type

of carriage or cart, or the number and width of the wheels. There was also a charge for cattle. Local carts or those attending church or a funeral were allowed free passage. In 1852 the Sussex Turnpikes Trust reported that there were 52 Turnpikes in Sussex of which only 3 were making a profit! Tollgates ceased to operate in 1872. Alongside this is the BP garage. Until comparatively recently this site was little more than a small country garage. One writer recalls this garage in the 1960’s “with its old pumps in front blue in colour with white glass domes on top, we used to stop here and love to watch the petrol spinning round a propeller in a glass tube in the hose as petrol was served by the attendant.” Moving along South Road on the left-hand side is Devonshire Place, a row of houses so called as the Duke of Devonshire was a principal landowner in the town. Opposite is the Catholic Church opened in 1922 amidst some initial public protest. Prior to this the congregation met in a loft over the stables of the old brewery in Battle Road, recently converted as part of the Bowes House Care Home. Opposite the car park is a house which once belonged to Bill Deamer and was a shoe cobbling shop. The aforementioned 1960’s writer reported that, “Bill had an aviary on the side of the shop with a mix of birds inside, I could stand there for hours watching.” Continuing on we turn into Western Road where the first building is Hailsham Free Church. This congregation was established in 1902 and met in

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a room at 2a North Street. The current building was erected by Thomas Rich a local builder on a site formerly the location of The Fox Inn. Just past the Free Church is the recreation ground one of the three remaining areas of the former Hailsham common. The Common was enclosed as a result of an Enclosure Award for the parish of Hailsham in 1855. The Common stretched from Courtlandt down to Bellbanks Road and Mill Road past the Common Pond round to Ersham

Windsor Road. The vehicle belonged to Knight’s Nursery and was one of the first seen in Hailsham.

Farm and Sandbanks and then to Cacklebury out to Diplocks Farm and Western Road to the top of Summerheath Road. It was the scene of fairs and sports and other games, including prize fighting. The first recorded cricket match on the Recreation ground was on 25 August 1788 between the Gentlemen of Hailsham and the Gentlemen of Herstmonceux. Each man was paid half a guinea (55p). A second match was played the following day for Five Guineas (£5.50) a side. The records state that, “A Good Dinner will be provided on the Ground.” The cricket pavilion came later and was opened on 2 August 1909. It cost £293-18s-6d

(£293.93½). In the far corner is The Beaconsfield, home to

W G Crocker’s, Smithy. The houses in the background are in Gordon Road.

Hailsham FC. This ground was opened on 31 August 1905 when about 200 people were present. On the corner of Summerheath Road and Western Road a gibbet was built in 1746 when three men were hanged for sheep stealing. Writing in 1951 Florence Farrant, a onetime resident of Hailsham, refers to this gibbet and that, “a felon was hanged there in the early 1800’s, supposedly wrongly and without trial for horse stealing. He was buried in the left top corner of the Rec just inside the fence now, and you will notice a ‘hump’ there, and we were always told that he would never rest and that the ‘hump’ would never be levelled until his ‘wrongs’ were ‘righted’. There are steps there now, but it is on rising ground!”’ Baring right we come to Summerheath Hall built in 1926 as the Labour Hall and was used by the Labour Party until September 1959, when ownership was passed to trustees for the sum of £2100 to be used "as a village hall for the use of the inhabitants of Hailsham with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants". Over the years the building was also used for meetings, dancing and at one time roller skating!

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Gallery North

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new exhibition opens this week in Hailsham with a collection of colourful and innovative artwork including contemporary stained glass, mixed media assemblages and Mary Beany paintings. The Winter 2013 Exhibition features established local artists Isobel Ackary, Patricia Latham and Rachel Widdows alongside a number of our resident artists and photographers. Much of the work is inspired by the Sussex countryside, such as Isobel Ackary’s ‘South

(Left) Tony Spencer

Visitors at the private view of the Winter 2013 exhibition, standing in front of Patricia Latham’s assemblages. (left to right: Maureen Brown, Tony Spencer, Felicity Price-Smith, Anne Howard). Downs’ series of stained glass panels. Pat Latham has used items washed up on local beaches to create colourful, layered assemblages that evoke a sense of the coast, and Rachel Widdows’ paintings explore experiences of her own Rachel Winter rural landscape. Other Landscape works include new watercolours by Andrew Forrest, paper sculptures by Clive Hale and photography by Marie Stone. The exhibition started onTuesday 5th November and runs until 21st December 2013, with a special Christmas opening on Saturday 14th December as part of Hailsham’s festivities. Gallery North is open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10am - 4pm and is located at 70 High Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AX. For more information visit www.artgallerynorth.co.uk

14th December &  11th January 2nd Saturday Every Month. 9am to 12.30pm

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Music File 9

Back in Time JANUARY

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ell, I bet there weren’t too many New Year parties that didn’t give a spin to the first chart topper of 1979. If I wrote “YMCA”, do hazy pictures of prancing around the front room or perhaps the local village hall spring to mind? Thought so. And all thanks to the US disco group, the Village People the cowboy, construction worker, soldier, Indian, motorcycle cop and the leather man – who spread their particular brand of dance music across the world. With their ultra colourful costumes, they sang and danced with loads of show business attitude through “Macho Man”, “Go West”, “In The Navy”, and of course, the compelling “YMCA”. So that’s dealt with the New Year hangover, when the single kept other worthy contenders from the top of the

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singles chart, like the Barron Knights’ “A Taste Of Aggro” which I fear I don’t remember at all, Barbra Streisand’s duet with Neil Diamond “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” which I do remember with fondness, and the quirky “I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper” from Sarah Brightman. Other heavyweight names were heading for the top ten with Rod Stewart, John Travolta and Hot Chocolate, lead by Errol Brown, springing to mind. However, by February 1979, Blondie’s infectious “Heart Of Glass” had replaced the loveable Village People at the top. Fronted by Debbie Harry, actress and former Bunny gal with her two toned bleached blonde hair, the single was a global hit, selling four million copies in America alone. The group would be a regular chart name for years, and is still going strong today. “Heart Of Glass” prevented Ian Drury and the Blockheads’ “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” from reaching the pole position, with the Three Degrees’ “Women In Love”, Earth Wind & Fire’s “September” and Olivia Newton John’s “A Little More Love” close on their heels. Both acts are still in the public eye, with EWF touring this country just recently with high profile television guest spots helping to promote their new cd “Now, Then & Forever”. Anyway, disco music continued to rule the seventies’ airwaves, despite the British charts covering a gamut of genres, but bubbling away on the back burner was a song that would embrace the world for a variety of

Debbie Harry reasons – Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”. With lyrics highlighting female strength, and adopted as a gay anthem, the song was originally relegated to the B-side of her version of the Righteous Brothers’ “Substitute”, but quickly flipped over by radio DJs. Selling by the millions, “I Will Survive” won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording and is listed at number two in the 100 greatest dance songs of all time. Diana Ross also recorded an extremely credible version in 1996, one of several artists to take up the musical challenge. “I’ve got all my life to live and I’ve got all my love to give. I’ll survive, I will survive!” Way to go girls!

Sharon Davis Soulmusic.com Author of “Mighty Real: Sharon Davis Remembers Sylvester” – available from amazon.co.uk or info@bankhousebooks.com

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Business Directory Architectural Design Consultants Lusted Design Architectural Design Service 54 Ingrams Way, Hailsham, BN27 3NP Tel: 01323 843235 Mob: 07951 279022 steve@lusted-development.co.uk Attractions Arlington Bluebell Walk, Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Road Arlington, Nr Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6SH Tel: 01323 485151 Email: bluebellwalk@dsl.pipex.com www.bluebellwalk.co.uk Hailsham Farmers Market Market Street, Hailsham, BN27 2AG Tel: 01323 449478 Mob: 07828 152897 Email: philbrooks290@hotmail Childcare and Activities Emmanuel Pre-school, Emmanuel Church, Hawkswood Road, Hailsham, BN27 1UG Tel: 07796 901197 www.emmanuelpreschool.co.uk Hellingly Playgroup Contact: Tracy 07776 180711 Lullaby Baby Gifts Tel: 07590 628725 Email: sales@lullabybabygifts.co.uk www.lullabybabygifts.co.uk Summerfields Nursery, Summerheath Road, Hailsham, Call Val on 01323 449057/845542, val.elsbury@btinternet.com, www.summerfieldsnursery.org.uk Community Services Getting Help in East Sussex Email: 1spaceadministrator@eastsussex.gov.uk www.eastsussex1space.co.uk

Directory continued overleaf The Build Works 01323 401227 or 01273 311349 www.thebuildworks.co.uk Eating Out Callenders 80-82 High Street, Hailsham Tel: 01323 842400

Ed’s Garden Maintenance, Tel: 01323 800375 Mob: 07540 455814, www.EdsGardenMaintenance.co.uk

Chapter 12 Wine bar 12 High Street, Hailsham, BN27 1BJ Tel: 01323 351898 www.chapter12winebar.co.uk info@chapter12winebar.co.uk

Hillier Garden Centre, Hailsham Road, Stone Cross, Pevensey, BN24 5BS Tel: 01323 763240 www.hillier.co.uk

John’s Fish & Chips, 66 High Street, Hailsham, Tel: 01323 847552

Mays Terracotta Sussex Grange, Clayhill, Lewes, BN8 5RU Tal: 01273 814165 Email: may@maysterracotta.com www.maysterracotta.com

Splendid Blends 5a Saint Mary's Walk, Hailsham BN27 1AF Tel: 01323 840081 Electricians CPB Electrical Services Tel: 01323 500859 Mob: 07533 742948 Electric-Wise. 3, Cortlandt, George St, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AE Tel: 01323 446646 Mob: 07825 640484 Email: info@electric-wise.co.uk Fireplaces and Woodburners

Apatitedesign Apatitedesign@gmail.com The Voucher Project Mob: 07956258160 John Kimble Graphic Design Tel: 01323 848004 Mob: 07940260315 jkimble@btconnect.com www.johnkimblegraphicdesign.com Barbers & Hairdressers Bad Barnet 14b George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex Tel: 01323 840408 badbarnet@btconnect.com www.bad-barnet.com The Butterfly Room Hair Design 10 Carew Court, Hawkswood Road, Hailsham, BN27 1UL Tel: 01323843621

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Fidelis Floral Art 3b St Mary’s Walk, Hailsham East Sussex, BN27 1AF Tel: 01323 848899 sales@fidelisfloralart.co.uk Gardening and Tree Services

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Sussex Fireplace Gallery, Units B2 & B3 Chaucer Business Park Dittons Road, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6JF Tel: 01323 488848

Domestic Repairs A-Z Domestic Repairs Tel: 01323 845771 Mob: 07760 206908

Coopers Croft Garden Centre, New Road (A271), Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 1PX Tel: 01323 831681, www.cooperscroft.co.uk

BC Tree Services, barney@bctreeservices.co.uk, Tel: 01323 870026 24 hour line: 07917 404150

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Health and Fitness Freedom Leisure Hailsham Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AX, Tel: 01323 846755 www.freedom-leisure.co.uk Hailsham Bowling Club Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AX Tel: 01323 849810 / 01323 840595 www.hailshambowlingclub.co.uk Hellingly Bowls Club Horsebridge Recreation Ground, BN27 4DL Tel Jean & Gerry: 01323 440516 Tel Trevor: 01323 842937 or Tel Brian: 01323 844820 Southdown Personal Training Lower Ground Floor Hairlines Studio 39 High Street, Polegate, East Sussex. Tel:01323 848525 Mobile:07950812172 Hobbies/Past times Masterpiece, The MasterPiece Studio, Unit 3 Holmes Hill, Whitesmith, (A22 Golden Cross) BN8 6JA Tel: 01825 872225 www.masterpiecestudio.co.uk South View Arts Group South View Western Road, Hailsham BN27 3DN Tel: 01424 532866 Email: ijagproctor@gmail.com Insurance & Legal

Hailsham Chiropractic and Podiatry Clinic 1 North Street, Hailsham, BN27 1DA Chiropractic: Tel: 01323 441857 Podiatrist: Tel: 01323 841000 www.sussexchiropractor.co.uk Saint Mary’s Clinic 5b Saint Mary's Walk Hailsham BN27 1AF Tel: 01323 846004

A Legal Helping Hand St Mary’s Vicarage Road, Hailsham BN27 1BL Tel: 01323 840147 email: alegalhandconsultancy@btopenworld.com www.legalhelpinghand.com Crawford Davis The Insurance Specialists Tel: 01273 414262 www.crawford-davis.co.uk Interior Design and Curtains Creative Curtains, 9 North Street Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1DQ Tel: 01323 844555

Jenny Hook, 6 The Granary, Rural Business Centre, Broad Farm, North Street, Hellingly BN27 4DV Tel: 01323 846439 Mob: 07969 738997 www.jennyhookcurtains.co.uk Letting Agents Roland Dunn Residential Lettings and Block Management, 13 Station Road, Hailsham Tel: 01323 848499 Email: roland@rolanddunn.co.uk www.rolanddunn.co.uk Mobility AB Mobility Tel: 01323 849736 Email: sales@abmobility.co.uk www.abmobility.co.uk The Build Works 01323 401227 or 01273 311349 www.thebuildworks.co.uk Pet Care Coopers Croft Luxury Boarding Cattery, New Road (A271), Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 1PX Tel: 01323 832762, www.cooperscroft.co.uk Hailsham Pet Supplies 3 The Mews Shops, 3A George Street, Hailsham BN27 1AD Tel: 01323 844205 Highlands Kennels Coggers Cross, Horam, East Sussex, TN21 0LG Tel: 01435 813659 Email: info@highlandskennels.co.uk www.highlandskennels.co.uk Paw Paws Dog Walking Contact: Charlotte Tel: 01323 841505 Mob: 07854 335291 Bingley & Marge Contact: Lesley Tel:07706 915716 Email: bingleyandmarge@wealdenwalkies.co.uk www.bingleyandmarge.co.uk Pharmacies Kamson Pharmacies 12 Carew Court, Hawkswood Road, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1UL Tel: 01323 449484

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Business Directory Shops Waitrose, Vicarage Field, Hailsham, BN27 1BE Tel: 01323 846708

continued LJ Edwards Coach Holidays Tel: 01323 440622 www.ljedwards.co.uk Vehicle Leasing, Sales and Servicing

Skips Haulaway Ltd 01323 441396 www.haulaway.co.uk Paul’s Mini Skips, Tel: 07951 623764 Taxis

Autocraft Automotive Services Attwood Farm, Bodle Street Green, Hailsham, BN27 4RA Tel: 01323 833811 Mob: 07887 765234 Email: info@craftmotive.co.uk www.craftmotive.co.uk

Hail-a-Cab, Tel: 01323 849888 Tiling David Ames, Wall and Floor Tiling Contractor, 5 Green Fields, Hempstead Lane, Hailsham Tel: 01323 844851 Mob: 07780 835710, www.ames-tiling.co.uk The Stone and Tile Gallery Unit 2, Crown Close, Diplocks Way, Hailsham, BN27 3JX Tel: 01323 849025 www.tiles-hailsham.co.uk Travel Experience Holidays 1 Town House Garden, Market Street, Hailsham Tel: 01323 446550, www.experience holidays.co.uk

Collins Honda, Herstmonceux Service Station, Herstmonceux, BN27 4JU Tel: 01323 832211 Fax: 01323 833488 info@collinshonda.co.uk www.collinshonda.co.uk Hastings Van Centre Tel: 01424 813388 Mob: 07817 265864 www.hastingsvancentre.co.uk Neva Consultants Neva House, Piltdown, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3XL Tel: 01825 720900 www.neva-consultants.com

SE Tyres Wealden Diplocks Way, Hailsham, BN27 3JF Tel: 01323 840261 sales@setyres.com Solo ABC Mobile Car Repairs Tel: 0800 8488617 Mob: 07584 598617 dave@soloabc.co.uk www.soloabc.co.uk Web Design Demoncheese Designs Mob: 07775 862107 designs@demoncheese.co.uk www.demoncheese.co.uk Worldwide Webdesign First Floor, 8 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PN Tel: 01323 739376 www.worldwidewebdesign.co.uk If you are interested in being part of our business directory then please contact: Charlotte Collinson-O’Toole The Wealden Eye Tel: 07834785748 Email: charlotte@thewealdeneye.co.uk

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