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Ashdown Forest Big Draw

By Forest Row Local / 01/10/2019

Come draw, doodle, scribble, paint or sketch on the Ashdown Forest. It could be a landscape, leaf, bird or shadow, a footprint, view, tree or twig, a memory or something else that catches your eye.  Open to all ages, all abilities and in all weathers. Your art work will become part of our community exhibition…

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1944 – 75th Anniversary D.Day Landings. 1939 – 80th Anniversary beginning 2nd World War

By Forest Row Local / 01/10/2019

This year as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D.Day Landings ‘Operation Overlord’ and codenamed ‘Operation Neptune’. This was the largest seaborne invasion in history, which began the liberation of German occupied France (and later Western Europe) from Nazi control, and laid the foundation of the Allied victory on the Western Front. With the…

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Seeking information on Eden Valley Museum Past History

By Forest Row Local / 01/10/2019

The Eden Valley Museum, in the heart of Edenbridge, is housed in a medieval farm house once known as Doggett’s Farm and now called Church House. In 2020 the Eden Valley Museum will be launching an exhibition to celebrate its 20th birthday. We are looking for information about the past history of Church House. We…

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Play4Today: East Grinstead Meridian Rotary Radio Play Competition

By Forest Row Local / 01/10/2019

Do you have a story to tell and a vivid imagination?   If the answer is “Yes” then our radio/audio play writing competition is for you. Radio/audio is an intimate medium where you can let your ideas roam free. You can go anywhere across the globe and beyond, backwards or forwards in time, and immerse…

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Remembering the Holocaust in 2020

By Forest Row Local / 01/10/2019

Wealden District Council is inviting local craft groups and societies to enter the Holocaust Memorial Trust’s 75 Memorial Flames competition. This involves creating your own piece of artwork to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz which will take place in 2020. “There are many groups in Wealden, actively creating beautiful art and…

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A Spellbinding Halloween

By Forest Row Local / 01/10/2019

This Halloween Half Term come and join the Borde Hill Academy of Witches and Wizards and help Sapphire the Witch’s Cat regain her magical powers on a bewitching Garden trail full of spells, potions and mystery. From 26th October to 3rd November, young visitors will receive a treat from the Magica de Spell, the Head…

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Wealden Community Grants open until 30 November

By Forest Row Local / 01/10/2019

Grants are available from Wealden District Council to help local groups and organisations continue the valuable work they do for the community. Applications are being invited for Wealden’s Small and Capital Grant Schemes by 30 November 2019 so that awards can be made for the 2020/21 financial year. The Wealden Small Grant Scheme offers grants…

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Explore historic High Weald landscape at Walking Festival this month

By Forest Row Local / 12/09/2019

Discover a beautiful, medieval landscape at the second High Weald Walking Festival taking place from 14 to 22 September, across East and West Sussex and Kent. The Festival walks are aimed at inspiring people to explore and enjoy the much-loved High Weald landscape, highlighting what is special about the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Join knowledgeable…

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The Coolings Experience is Growing, award winning nursery group purchases a 4th garden centre

By Forest Row Local / 01/09/2019

Coolings Nurseries Ltd are pleased to announce the purchase of an additional garden centre, Wych Cross Garden Centre in Forest Row, East Sussex. This will join the family run group of 3 garden centres in Kent. Wych Cross was established over 50 years ago as a traditional nursery specialising in roses, and at the beginning…

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Forest Row Cycle Hire Has Moved

By Forest Row Local / 01/09/2019

Lots more bikes, easier access, and no more troublesome gears. So we have now moved to our new open-air stand conveniently located directly outside the Community Centre so access is 24/7. The bikes will be different too as the old stock has been replaced by sturdier rental models, complete with hub brakes, simpler gears and…

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