A Magical Medieval Weekend Experience!

27th Spectacular Year – 24th, 25th & 26th August 2019 at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex England’s Medieval Festival is the most authentic, one-of-a-kind medieval themed festival in Great Britain, where you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and spectacle of medieval times. Located at the fairy tale castle of Herstmonceux in Sussex, England’s Medieval…

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Local landowners give support for precious High Weald meadows

With current concerns about loss  of wildlife populations, High Weald meadow owners and managers in East Sussex are doing their bit to help wildlife. They’re getting involved in a project to survey wildflower meadows and taking part in training to look after them. We’ve lost 97% of our wildflower meadows in the UK in less…

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Crowborough Lions welcome new President for 2019/2020

The official hand over to the Club’s new President took place at Barnsgate Manor last month when outgoing President Hilary Lyon handed the President’s chain of office to the new incoming President Ron Reed at a dinner of Lion’s members and partners. President Ron said he hopes to take the Club forward in recruitment and…

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40 Local School Children Protest at Sainsbury’s

On Wednesday 26th June, over 40 Trefoil Montessori Farm school, staff and children stood outside the East Grinstead Sainsbury’s store protesting the use of Palm Oil in products the store stocks. They are all concerned about Palm Oil in so many foods and were asking Sainsbury’s to help push to find a sustainable alternative. Preferably…

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Forest Row Orchestra

On Saturday 29thJune, following their summer concert in Forest Row Village Hall featuring Mozart’s flute concerto in D and Beethoven’s first symphony, the Forest Row Orchestra celebrated their musical director Roland Millar’s 25thyear on the conductor’s rostrum. At the end of the concert, members of the orchestra serenaded Roland with an adapted version of a…

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LOCAL MUM FUNDRAISING FOR CANCER TREATMENT ABROAD

Kelly Comboy, 39, received a shock diagnosis of Stage 4 Bowel Cancer last August and has been offered only palliative chemotherapy on the NHS. The local community, along with Yes2Life Charity are fundraising to access treatment abroad to support Kelly, her husband Matt, and their three small children.  Details of events can be found on:…

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Pete and His Bus – Where it all started

It all started when I was 9… I used to admire my neighbour’s beige 1960’s Fiat 500 at the age of 9. I’d just sit on the pavement staring at this particular car. I had convincing myself that I was going to buy one and I would not stop going on about it! So, my…

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News from East Grinstead Foodbank

The East Grinstead Foodbank, although based in the Jubilee Centre in East Grinstead, supports not just the town but local villages including Forest Row, Hartfield & Colemans Hatch. We are very grateful to the support provided and by donations at 3 locations in Forest Row; the Community Centre, Baptist Church and Tesco Express and also…

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Preparations in full swing for the Forest Row Festival

Forest Row Festival is back for 2019, and it is looking for sponsors, generous contributors and fabulous party goers to help make it all possible. Just like all the best festivals, Forest Row Festival took a fallow year in 2018 but is back for 2019, over the weekend of the 20th to 22nd September. A…

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