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Committee Changes and New Chair

New Trustee: Dr. David Munday

David Munday has joined us as a new trustee. We are very pleased that he has chosen to join us. He is well known in the village and has helped us previously. I'm sure he will enjoy being part of our team!

David also serves with Hadlow Down Parish Council.

We welcome Fiona Shafer and Simon Fake as new trustees.

Fiona has served with us as a trustee a few years ago so knows the rest of the committee well. Despite that she has offered to come back and take over the position as Chair from Nigel Harrison who is leaving the village for pastures new in Dorset - the grass is greener and the sun shines brighter down there. However Nigel remains a trustee.

Simon and his family have taken a keen interest in the Playing Field for some time and helped us on many occasions. Very pleased that he is joining us as an additional Trustee.


Crowborough Athletic F.C. U11 and U12s

Crowborough Athletic F.C. have been using our pitch on Saturday and Sunday mornings throughout the 2021/22 season. Hopefully their U11 and U12 players will be using our pitch again in the 2022/23 season.


Defibrillator

Thanks to funds raised by Peter Smythe doing a marathon (on his treadmill), plus extra donations from villagers, friends and family and an additional contribution from Sussex Police, Hadlow Down now has an automatic defibrillator at the Playing Field. Together with the device at the Village Hall, Hadlow Down now has two defibrillators in the village.

East Sussex Ambulance Service knows the exact location of this device and the door lock code. In an emergency always call 999 first, ask for ambulance, explain the situation and your location. Instructions will be given.

Defibrillator

This defibrillator is available 24/7 and can be used by anyone, not just users of the playing field. So if you live nearby, get to know exactly where it is - just in case of that unlikely emergency!

Playing Field Privacy Policy

As an organisation, we don't actually keep any of your personal information. We don't send out unsolicited emails or have a mailing list. This website does not use "cookies" or have trackers, google analytics or any other nastyness. But despite all that, we are preparing some kind of privacy statement for the GDPR regulations that will be better than this one:

XKCD

From XKCD with thanks!


Bonfire and Fireworks 2021

We raised more than £4000 for our funds. Thank you to all who attended and generously donated - and bought drinks and food! I think everyone enjoyed it, and the weather was kind as well.

Fireworks Video

Thanks to Nick and Janine for recording this video.

Bonfire and Fireworks Pictures

Bonfire Building

Friday 5th November - the bonfire is built and ready.

Bonfire builders Friday 5th November

The proud building team.

Torch Making

Good turnout at the Torch Making at the New Inn on Sunday 31st October.

Torch making Sunday 31st October

Many thanks to all the helpers - young and not so young.

Torch making Sunday 31st October

About 220 torches were made.

Torch making Sunday 31st October

You can join the procession and hold a torch. Bring gloves because the sticks will be oily and hot bits might fall off. Responsible adults only!


Thanks to our Friends and Sponsors

The Shepherds Rest and Mini Bah

The Shepherds Rest and Mini Bah

The Clinic

The Clinic

Buxted Park Cricket Club

Buxted Park Cricket Club

Adrian Vaughan Woodworks

Adrian Vaughan Woodworks

MJB Architecture

MJB Architecture

Phillip Waters Motor Engineers

Phillip Waters Motor Engineers

D. Roberts - Tree Surgeon

D. Roberts - Tree Surgeon

The Kings Mill Practice

The Kings Mill Practice