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Bonfire and Fireworks 2022

Following on from an inspection of the Playing Field this morning, the committee have taken the sad and hard decision to cancel this year’s Bonfire Night.

The reasons behind this decision are:

  • Saturated ground conditions and standing water.
  • The forecast wind speed on Saturday night is too high.
  • The Bonfire would propose a risk with the forecast wind speed.

We would like to thank all of the volunteers who have been involved in the build up to the event for all of their hard work. And thank you to our generous sponsors (see below) who we will be in touch with directly.

Please make a date for your diary of November 4th 2023 for next year’s Bonfire.

Bonfire banner with cancelled sign

Walk On The Wild Side

Last two Walks Postponed Until Next Year

The walks on Sunday 23rd October and Sunday 13th November are now postponed.

Due to deteriating weather conditions we have decided to postpone these popular walks until next year.

A new program of walks will be announced next spring.

W.O.W. Sunday 18th September

We had our first "Walk On The Wild Side". A really enjoyable experience. Mind you, the weather was perfect and we can't guarantee that on future walks!

The walk was about 7 miles, which sounds a lot but we went at a leisurely pace, with plenty of stops so that Mark (a very knowledgeable local historian) could point out interesting facts and observations so it did not seem at all difficult. We started at 11am at the Playing Field and were back by about 3pm. All of the route is on lanes or public footpaths.

Walking down the lane

There were about 10 of us and 4 dogs on the walk. We stopped for a packed lunch (a cheese salad bap and a slice of flapjack) about half way round.

Enjoying a rest

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!


Thanks to our Friends and Sponsors

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Hunter Finance

The Clinic

The Clinic

The Kings Mill Practice

The Kings Mill Practice

The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf

MJB Architecture

MJB Architecture

Phillip Waters Motor Engineers

Phillip Waters Motor Engineers

Uckfield Rugby Club

Uckfield Rugby Club