WADHURST TOWN IN FOCUS - AUGUST 2006

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A HELPER?
New SAP Volunteers able to spare 2 - 3 hours a month are always welcome.
For details of what we do to help the Wadhurst Community,
please either visit Carillon Cottage and ask for an information leaflet
or call John Collins on 782 243.

EAST SUSSEX DISABILITY ASSOCIATION – WADHURST BRANCH
Thanks to your generosity for our street collections in Wadhurst and Ticehurst in May, our coffee morning in the Commemoration Hall in June, and a most generous donation, we have been able to raise nearly £950 for our local branch and also some for the East Sussex head office.

We shall be using our funds over the coming year in supporting our disabled members in the local area (Wadhurst, Ticehurst, Frant, Etchingham and Hurst Green), and in taking out to tea on the second Wednesday of each month, those of our members who wish to socialise.

We can always do with more drivers, so, if you think you might be able to join our team, contact Jackie Scott on 01892 782683. If you think you might like to join our ESDA group, which is a very friendly group, please contact Liz Fairclough on 783167 or Jackie Scott.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING - WORLD'S LARGEST
on Friday 29 September, 9.30am to 12noon at the Commemoration Hall. Please come and support this very worthy cause. Raffle, cakes, tombola etc. Contact Maggie Flegg on 01892 785 041.

LAMBERHURST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Advance notice of Opera in the Open at Bayham Abbey on Saturday 5 August at 7.30pm (Gates open at 6.00pm).
Tickets cost £25 on the night
£20 if bought before 5 August

Opera Frizzante are returning to beguile us with favourite moments from much-loved operas. Bring a picnic, wine and chairs, and enjoy a wonderful evening amidst stunning scenery.

Post: LMF, The Down House, Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8ET
Phone: 01892 891115
Email: bookings@lamberhurstmusic.co.uk

WIP PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
The group will be holding their second Exhibition in the memory of a dear friend and tutor, Inga Thrower. This will take place on Saturday 9 September, in the Methodist Church from 10.00am to 4.00pm, entrance by donation. Approximately 20 members will be showing their work, and a wide variety of subjects will be on show, i.e. landscapes, portraits, still life, etc. There will be some photographs for sale.

WADHURST FOOTPATHS SOCIETY
Members and friends meet on the last Sunday of each month in the car park behind One Stop, Washwell Lane, Wadhurst at 2.00pm. The next walk, on 27 August, will be a circular route around Ticehurst. It is to be led by P Eldridge.

MULLINS MEMORIAL FUND
The Mullins Memorial Fund is celebrating its 90th Birthday this year.

The Fund was set up originally by Mr and Miss Mullins to contribute towards “the provision of a Cottage Hospital for Wadhurst as a memorial for those who had died or who would die” in the Great War. Years later, after much research and abortive planning, it was realised that the idea of a hospital was a nostalgic and out-of-date vision. A large donation was, therefore, given to provide half the cost of building three almshouse bungalows in the Marlpit, as is recorded on their gable end.

Nowadays the funds are used to support local institutions and schools, and to give discrete individual assistance to those who need help. Such help is usually practical though often the members of the Mullins Memorial Fund Committee are able to provide much needed emotional support at a difficult time.

The Committee actively continues to raise money for its projects, including the ever-popular Christmas Quiz, and it consults as widely as possible to seek those who would benefit from support and help.

The Mullins Memorial Fund would be very grateful to be told if someone who would benefit financially or emotionally from their support. Please inform one of the Office Bearers on 01892 782181, 782835 or 783212. Whatever is done is done in complete confidentiality.

THE SEPTEMBER ART EXHIBITION
Celebrating its tenth year in the centre of Wadhurst The September Art Exhibition will be showing the work of 33 practising artists, sculptors and makers (many of whom are local). On show will be a wide and impressive variety of style, subject and media. The September Art Exhibition has fast become the most prestigious art event in the area. This year’s exhibition runs from 1 to 10 September at The Commemoration Hall, High Street, Wadhurst from 10.00am to 8.00pm, (closes 1.00pm on Sunday 10th). Refreshments available. Free entry. Wheelchair access.

WADHURST WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
A nearly full house of 34 members and two guests were enthralled at the July meting by the talk given by Mrs Janet Canner. It was on the subject of Creating Dolls House Miniatures. She is a very talented lady and showed us many items she had made and explained the processes used. She had made furniture, dressed dolls and the miniature food looked good enough to eat! And the flowers in the little garden, which were made from pieces of paper using a paper punch and then painted, looked as though they should have a perfume. We were able to handle many pieces and inspect the intricate work. Yet again a good afternoon.

Our next meeting is our annual garden get together on Thursday 10 August when we hope for good weather.

WADHURST PROBUS CLUB
will meet on Tuesday 1 August at 10.00am in the Wadhurst Social Club. The speaker will be Mrs Jane Laycock who give a talk on "My Friends the American Indians".

STONEGATE PRODUCE MARKET
There is no market in August or September. Contact 01580 200386 for details.

AWAY FROM IT ALL (AFIA) HOLIDAY SCHEME
The Mothers’ Union AFIA holidays are a practical and important way to help support family life. Each year the MU offers on average 600 families a holiday through the AFIA holiday scheme. The scheme is funded by the members of the MU and enables around 1,000 adults and 1,350 children to get away for a break in the UK each year.

Chichester diocese has a team of MU members who organise the scheme in this area. We have a caravan at Winchelsea Beach on a good site next to the beach with a club-house, launderette and children’s play area. The caravan is available from May to October each year.

The scheme is open to anyone who is under stress. Applicants do not have to be a member of a church or any organisation. It is also possible for people to apply personally or on the behalf of someone else.

However, each application needs the support of one of the following professionals such as a clergyperson, doctor, head teacher or social worker. Other basic information such as when the family last had a holiday and the reason why they would like a break should also be included. For further details please phone 01424 883282.

WADHURST GARDENING ASSOCIATION
Members of Wadhurst Gardeners Association have planted the tubs and troughs in the Village for the Summer display and would like to thank the local shop keepers for keeping them watered – with grey water of course, to help conserve this precious stuff. This is being written before our Summer Show in the Primary School. It is a lovely Show as it is Sweet Pea time and they should be in abundance – heaven.

There is no meeting in August. Monday 11 September is our next meeting in St George’s Hall at 7.15pm and the speaker is Mr John Mathias, talking on ‘Organic Gardening at Yalding’. We hope it will be informative for the gardener interested in organic produce and general gardening. Watch this space and advertisement in Focus for the start of our new season of Masterclasses. New members always welcome. Contact Mary Terry 01892 783154.

BLETCHLEY PARK
Wadhurst History Society has organised a trip to Bletchley Park, where the Enigma Code was cracked during WW2, on Saturday 7 October. Departure is from the Greyhound Wadhurst at 8.00am and from Bletchley at 4.00pm; so home by approximately 6.30pm. We will have a conducted tour of the site and the price to include entrance, tour and coach is £26. If you would like to come on this outing please contact Rachel Ring on 01892 783455.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH POLICE SURGERY
The next Wadhurst and Sussex Police Surgery will be held on Thursday 24 August from 2.00 to 4.00pm and 7.30 to 9.00pm at Wadhurst Fire / Police Station Conference Room.

WADHURST AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB
Please note, there will be no meeting in August, the following month’s meeting will be on 7 September titled “September Splendour’ by Mr Alan Smith.

HOSPICE IN THE WEALD - Wadhurst Link
Following the opening of a very beautiful garden in Churchsettle Lane on Sunday 25 June, I would like to thank Sue and all her helpers for all their hard work in providing teas in such wonderful surroundings. Thank you to everyone who visited and for all your kind donations to Hospice. The total raised on the one afternoon was £315.     Linda Kings (01892 783461)

WADHURST TWINNING ASSOCIATION
The Wadhurst Twinning Association will be holding a Barbecue at the Youth Centre from noon on Saturday 19 August and a party of friends from Aubers will be joining us for their bi-ennial visit. Barbecue tickets (£7.50) are on sale at Newingtons. This has always been a fun event so come and enjoy games of boules and possibly even darts, a delicious barbecue lunch, a tombola, a cake and produce stall (including, we hope, contributions from Aubers), the Bar and, of course, good company. Bring your own chairs, please. The ability to speak French is not required; the ability to enjoy yourself is!

Anyone from Wadhurst or local villages interested in finding out more about the Wadhurst Twinning Association and perhaps becoming a member (Individual £7, Family £12, Students up to school leaving age £3, Affiliated Membership for a school £15) should contact the Membership Secretary, Janet McFarlan, 2 Pipers Close, Blacksmiths Lane, Wadhurst TN5 6DN. Tel: 01892 783291.

CALLING ALL BRIDGE PLAYERS!
The local Action Medical Research fund raising team is running a bridge afternoon in the Commemoration Hall on Tuesday 26 September starting at 2.00pm. Please make up a table of four - Entrance fee £6 per player (£24 per table) to play Chicago style bridge staying with your own team all afternoon. Please bring a bridge table and cloth, we will supply cards, score sheets and rules. We will also provide a delicious tea and there will be a raffle. For many years this group has raised funds for vital research into unglamorous but very debilitating medical conditions. Do get together with your bridge friends and support us. For an entry form please contact Janet Goldsmith 01892 783264.

ST JOHN AMBULANCE, WADHURST meet in Carillon Cottage, every Thursday evening from 7.30 to 9.30pm. Volunteers are always needed to help us carry out our work. Any spare time you can give will be very welcome. There are many rewarding opportunities, whatever your skills. You do not need to wear a uniform!

Wadhurst Division's area covers the following villages, Roberts bridge, Etchingham, Hawkhurst, Hurst Green, Lamberhurst, Mayfield, Stonegate, Ticehurst, Burwash and Burwash Weald.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
The Bereavement Support Group meets on the fourth Friday of each month from 10.00am to 12noon at Carillon Cottage. This is an informal get-together for those who have been bereaved - of a partner, family member or loved friend - an opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and a chat with others who have also experienced a personal loss. Everyone is welcome to drop in and join us. Barbara Liddle (782985)

CARE FOR THE CARERS
Are you caring for a relative or friend? Would you like to meet other carers for a coffee and a chat? Then come along to our monthly meeting at Carillon Cottage, every third Thursday from 10.30am - 12noon. For further details please contact Sarah Burchett (01323 738390).

MINI MARKET
There will be no Mini Market at the Methodist Church in August and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported this work in any way - your help is always very much appreciated.

The next Mini Market will be on Saturday 2 September from 9.30 to 11.00am and the proceeds will go to Water Aid, a charity which is seeking to provide a safe water supply, sanitation and hygiene education for rural communities around the world.

KENT AND SUSSEX BORDER LIONS CLUB
If you are interested in joining the club or would just like to come along to a meeting you would be very welcome indeed. We meet every third Wednesday in Hurst Green Village Hall at 7.30pm. David and Pam Francis (01580 200672)

MAYFIELD AND DISTRICT U3A
There will be no general meeting in August. Our next one will be on 21 September when John Caperon will speak on Matthew Arnold, Victorian and Modern Man. This will take place in the Mayfield Memorial Hall at 2.00pm. Members free, visitors £1.

An encouraging number of study/interest groups have been formed which usually meet in members’ homes. In many cases these groups were generated in response to members’ interests and expertise. The emphasis is on mutual sharing of ideas and knowledge and of learning together. There are now 15 groups ranging through science, music appreciation, play reading, French conversation and genealogy to the most recently organised bird watching and beginners’ digital photography groups.

WADHURST TREFOIL GUILD
Our garden meeting in July was very well attended and enjoyed by all. Our thanks to Monica Jones for the sue of her garden.  Our August meeting is on the train going from Tenterden to Bodiam. Please bring a packed lunch.

WEALDEN INDEPENDENT MEDIATION SERVICE
We are a charity that offers free help to Wealden area residents who are experiencing difficulties with neighbours. We have been in operation in the area since 2000 and have a wealth of experience in dealing with neighbour disputes. We deal with many issues including, high hedges, boundaries, fences, parking, noise, verbal abuse, etc. Our trained mediators can visit you in the daytime or evening in your own home to discuss the situation. Then, if you are agreeable, the service will make contact with your neighbours. The service is free confidential, impartial and independent. Please do not hesitate to call us on 01323 442781.

WADHURST BRASS BAND
We’re well into the swing of our summer events with glorious weather and enthusiastic audiences. A special highlight was playing at Chartwell where we felt honoured to make a small contribution to the anniversary of the handing of Winston Churchill’s House to the National Trust. We even received a letter saying how much Randolph Churchill and his family had enjoyed our playing.

We’re not complaining but we have found the heat testing at times, especially an hour or so outside the Greyhound playing for the return of the Bewl Water Run competitors. They looked even hotter than us; at least we were close to liquid refreshment! In contrast we did enjoy a crowded Stonegate Fete that saw us playing coolly in a gazebo. It was especially pleasing that Lydia joined us after her long enforced absence, playing a cornet that’s lighter to handle than her baritone for the moment. Next day the weather was just perfect at Chevening playing at the Hospice In the Weald Fete

The following weekend we supported the Rotary Scarecrow Festival. People gathered round and passed by with their trail sheets in the sunshine. Our largest band this season of twenty-eight players hopefully encouraged them to contribute to the worthwhile charity.

Many of our Training Band youngsters have joined us over the summer, which helps with their transition into the main band. The Scarecrow Festival was Lewis Kemp’s first function playing tenor horn, surely a day that both he and his proud grandfather Trevor Westley who played next to him, will remember for many a year.

Sadly Hever Castle, next Sunday, is the last engagement for our talented principal cornet player Ian Hodgson. He will be greatly missed. We would be delighted to hear from any applications for this post.

September will see us back in full swing & ready to accept new members. We hope many of the young brass players in the community will come along on a Thursday evening at 7pm. Our group, from primary age to teenagers, certainly have a fun evening and learn a lot playing in a group. The Band provides instruments & the sessions are free, a real bonus when you consider the cost of instrument hire & lessons.

Indeed for any other players out there who would like to join us: beginners, proficient, or even perhaps a little rusty with an instrument lurking in a loft, just come along & have a ‘blow’ one Thursday. For details contact Jenny or Lydia or visit our website, www.wadhurstbrassband.co.uk Jenny Cooper

Brass Band dates for your diary
Sunday 23 July Hever Castle. 12.30pm
Sunday 6 August Hastings Bandstand. 3.00pm
Saturday 8 October Poppy Concert Commemoration Hall 8.00pm
Saturday 9 December Christmas Concert 8.00pm

Contacts:
Jenny Cooper Band manager and Training Band 01892 782247
Lydia Fuggle Secretary and Training Band 01892 782308

STONEGATE PRE-SCHOOL
As it is nearly the end of term, we thought you may be interested to hear about the things we got up to over the Spring and Summer months.

In April, as we were looking at New Beginnings, we visited Coopers Farm by kind invitation of Adrian Brewer. The children had a fabulous time meeting the baby lambs, piglets and calves - sitting on the tractor may have been the highlight for some. We also held our Easter Bonnet competition this month and invited Mrs Gudgeon from the Primary School to judge us. We created a realistic catwalk and the children were all very proud of their creations most of which they made all by themselves.

In May, as we went on a Tour of the World, we celebrated half-term with a Australian themed Barby - this meant the children tried ostrich, kangaroo and crocodile. As it poured with rain on the day we had to improvise but the children all had a taste - which was very brave!

To reinforce Summer Sports in June we invited professional tennis coach Pernilla Rosenberg in to teach the children the basics of the game. The children were divided into groups of six which each had a twenty minute session. Pernilla spotted some real talent and is coming back in the Autumn to do the same again.

July was a busy month with two trips out - the first was to Bewl where we had a voyage on SS Swallow followed by a sponsored nature hunt in the woodlands. The weather was hot and sunny and we were able to enjoy a picnic lunch in the playground. After lunch Reverend Chris Lawrence told us the story of Jesus calming the storm - brought to life by our boat trip and our view of “Lake Galilee” in the background. Our end of term trip was to the Rare Breeds Centre in Woodchurch. We were blessed with another hot, sunny day and the highlight must have been some of our children and our student Helen joining in the Pig Racing Grand National.

A new initiative for us was the Buddy Programme with Stonegate Primary School. We invited next year’s Year 6 up to a picnic with our Rising 5s. We wrote little cards to our big buddies with a photo and a short message - they responded with letters, some of which brought tears to my eyes: “I can’t wait for you to start” wrote one. “If you feel lonely or frightened come to me - I will be your friend”. We shared a Teddy Bear’s Picnic and the Buddies will get together on Sports Day where they have been invited to cheer us on and take part in a special Buddy Race.

As a final Goodbye we are planning a Review with songs and poems from the last year, all acted out by our children. The leavers will then get a gift to remind them of their time with us and we will show a slideshow of photos.

We have appointed a new member of staff due to demand for places, so we have a few available sessions from September. If you want to join us, call Kate on 01580 200960 or 01892 722545, or look on our website at www.stonegatepreschool.org. We look forward to meeting you.

AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP
The next meeting is on 24 August for Tea at Westerleigh thanks to Mr Toynbee. As always a warm welcome is extended to all.

BABIES AND UNDER FIVES
Babies and under fives bring your parent or carer to St George's Hall at 2.00pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for Son Spot. Come and enjoy an hour of fun activities, Bible story, singing, craft and ‘tea’. (All finished in time for school pick-up) Very friendly, lots of fun, relaxed and welcoming. Tell the grown-ups that there is no charge, you can just turn up.

There will be no meetings during the month of August due to the Summer holidays. The next meeting will be on 7 September when we will have a ‘Teddies Picnic’. For more info call Ruth on 01892 784117.
"My children still talk about Sonspot and even now they want to come if they are on holiday from school!" (parent of child at primary school )

WADHURST HISTORY SOCIETY
The Wadhurst History Society will not be meeting in either August or September. The next talk will be on Thursday 12 October when Carol Griffiths will be talking about the Cinque Ports.

The coach for the outing to Bletchley Park will leave the Greyhound at 8.00am on Saturday 7 October. For details, contact Rachel Ring on 01892 783455.

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
In liaison with Crowborough CAB, Carillon Cottage now offers a fully trained CAB adviser every Wednesday morning, 9.00am to 12 noon. Please feel free to call in and ask to speak to the CAB person or else ring 01892 785658 to make an appointment.

UPLANDS
is now developing further services to become an extended school. These include.

All day childcare and nursery education for pre school children 2-5 years
After School childcare for 5-11 year olds
Holiday Activity club from 9.00am-6.00pm for 2-11years
Activities for young people aged 11+ on Fridays and throughout holiday periods run by the Sport Centre
Family Learning Opportunities
After school activities for students (OAST)
Family Support
Health advice for young people
Youth clubs and Duke of Edinburgh Award
Careers advice and guidance

If you would like to find out further details about these, please contact John McKenzie on 01892 784342 or email 50jmc@uplandscc.e-sussex.sch.uk.

We are looking for people to work on some these programmes. If you have the skills we would be interested to talk to you

WADHURST DRAMATIC CLUB ~ 1946-2006 - 60 YEARS OF ENTERTAINMENT
“How the Other Half Loves” by Alan Ayckbourn: 19, 20 and 21 OCTOBER
The third and final presentation by Wadhurst Dramatic Club in 2006, the year in which the Club has been celebrating its 60th Anniversary, is to be Alan Ayckbourn's hilarious farce, "How the Other half Loves". Following auditions, Director Martin Elson has successfully cast all six characters in the play and rehearsals are now underway apace. The Club is delighted to be welcoming three new members to its ranks who will be making their acting débuts with the Club in this production : they are Adam and Heather Lewis-Plant anfd Merlin Beedell. We wish them all the best in their first venture onto the Commemoration Hall stage. It is equally pleasing to note that the cast also includes some well-known faces in the shape of Richard Bruce, Ro Mackinnon and Catherine Whitehead.

By way of a foretaste, the plot of the play centres around three couples, where the men all work for the same firm. It quickly emerges that one of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest and when each returns home suspiciously late one morning, they invent a cover story about having had to spend time smoothing domestic matters in the home of the third couple... Add to this scenario the novelty that both of the 'implicated' couples' living rooms are shown in a single stage set, with both sharing a common dining room which takes on a character of its own as it serves two dinners simultaneously on two different nights, and the mind-bogglingly hilarious and embarrassing possibilities this throws up - not least when the third couple inevitably turn up, too, to put the fat in the fire - are virtually limitless...!!

Watch this space - as well as the Club's Newsletters, local billboards and, in due course, The Kent & Sussex Courier - for further reports on, and details of, this production!

COFFEE MORNING - Saturday 2 September
Wadhurst Dramatic Club Coffee Mornings are normally held at Carillon House, High Street, Wadhurst on the first Saturday of each month from 10.30 till 12.00 noon, (but, there will NO get-together in August, because of holiday absences). Club and Committee members are always pleased to meet existing and potential new members at these gatherings which are very friendly and informal and where all-comers are welcome to drop in for a coffee/tea and a chat about any aspect of the Club's activities. We hope we may look forward to seeing you at Carillon Cottage in the very near future!

PARENTS AND TODDLERS GROUP
Meetings are held every Monday at St George’s Hall from 9.30am. Everyone welcome! For further details please contact Nina on 01580 201158.

THE VILLAGE DIARY
The Village Diary is available in Carillon Cottage. Please call in to check dates or to record Village events. The Cottage is open every morning from Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 12noon and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 2.00 to 4.00pm.

INDEPENDENT AGE is a charity which champions independence for older people. Its aim is to enable older people in financial difficulty to live independent lives with dignity and peace of mind. We provide security for life in the form of a small, regular extra income. We can also provide our beneficiaries with crisis grants, mobility equipment, nursing and residential care and help with fees.

IndependentAge has a network of over 1,100 volunteer visitors who offer friendship and practical support. Most beneficiaries have never needed help before so all assistance is given with the utmost discretion and sensitivity. Our free advice guides “60-Wise” and “60-Wise at Home” are full of details on the help available to older people from many different sources. If you know someone we may be able to help please contact: Miss Frances Gibson, 53 Bethel Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3UE; www.independentage.co.uk

WADHURST NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH - Crime Bulletin

Update 12.06.06 to 18.07.06.
14 - 06. Mayfield Lane. Highly suspicious vehicle seen outside an empty house, no lights on in house or on vehicle.
15 - 06. Snape View. Overnight two vehicles damaged, one had "Clean Me" three times scratched into paintwork, another tyres slashed.
19 - 06. Station Rd. Over weekend shed in car park broken into and mower stolen.
20 - 06. Sparrows Grn Rd.At 18.40 Very suspicious male, 30 to 50 yrs, England cap, driving a blue Vauxhall Corsa, which had England Flags on it, following young girls over several days, possibly taking photos of these young girls on his mobile phone, he drove off towards Ticehurst when girl's father turned up to collect the girls.
20 - 06. Station Rd. Between 06.50 and 19.30 Another theft of both number plates, this time from an Audi S4.
26 - 06. Snape View. Between 09.00 and 12.00 Criminal damage was done to a front door and the lock.
30.06. Lwr Cousley Wood. Suspicious male, in his 30s, tall, fair hair, selling garden furniture from a white transit van.
30.06. Sparrows Grn Rd..At 19.45pm Suspicious male,(same as 20.06), 30+,wearing sun glasses, England cap, driving Blue Turquoise Vauxhall Corsa, following young girls, tooting car horn at them, England stickers on car.
01.07. High Street. Suspicious male (as at 20.06) seen in lay-by opposite Fire Station, taking pictures of young girls with phone.
02.07. Turners Green. Overnight parked vehicle driven into, shoved along road, driver and occupants of other vehicle drove off.
02.07. Ticehurst High Street. Overnight a Honda Civic was stolen from driveway, nothing seen or heard.
03.07. Faircrouch Lne. Burglary to home, used spade entered rear door, furniture opened, unsure what has been taken at present.
07.07. Station Rd. Both number plates stolen from white Fiat Seicento, parked near to Wadhurst station.
09.07. High Street. Overnight Gents toilets were entered and the urinals were smashed across the floor, yet again.
10.07. Monks Lane. Suspicious male, wearing pink shirt, with colleague, selling items from rear of foreign plated maroon car.
10.07. Whitegates Lne. As Above for Monks Lane, car had roofrack and they claimed they were staying at The Brands Hatch Hotel.
10.07. Stonegate Station. Between 18.00 and 08.00 both number plates stolen from Landrover Defender.
10.07. Wadhurst Rd. Theft of £8,000 worth of mowers, chainsaws and other garden equipment from garage, entered via window.
11.07. Tidebrook. Between 16.30 and 07.15, Break in to premises through front door, power tools stolen.
13.07. High Street. At Bus Stop, 19.30, Suspicious male with white T Shirt, (as at 20.06 above) photographing three young girls.
13.07. Lwr High Street. Suspicious male (as at 20.06), taking photos/camera phone of young girls and watching their movements.
14.07. Tidebrook .At 15.00, Theft of money from house, broke in through conservatory, male, 30s, white Tshirt, black hair and shorts.

Wadhurst - Damage 08/07/06 - 09/07/06.
Sometime over the weekend of July 8th and 9th, someone has gone into the gents toilets at the Commemoration Hall, High Street, Wadhurst, and done considerable damage. Several of the fixtures and fittings have been smashed to pieces. - Quote from Sergeant Dave Price, “Whoever was responsible for this mindless act of vandalism must have made considerable noise. I would like to hear from anyone who has any information about who was responsible.” Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sergeant Dave Price at Hailsham Police station on 0845 60 70 999, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Tim Page, Wadhurst Community Area Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator.
Tim Page, Wadhurst Representative to Wealden District Council for WRF - Wealden Residents Forum for Wadhurst residents and tenants.
Tel: 01892 783313 Mobile: 07956 932354 Email: wadhurstnwatch@btinternet.com
Please note: Tim’s email address has changed, there is now no “.” in wadhurstnwatch.

Please Report All Crime Immediately To The Police.
Crowborough Police Station (0845 60 70 999) or 999 in an emergency
Marc Simmonds, Police Community Support Officer for Wadhurst. 01892 785903
marc.simmonds@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Community Police Constable: Steve Etherington, where possible by email at: stephen.etherington@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively available on 0845 60 70 999 ext 34225.

In this HOT weather, please, if you going out make sure your windows and doors are shut and locked. If you are going away for a few days, tell family or a neighbour you trust and know. Please give them your staying away details, and advise them if you have parcels being delivered to remove them from the outside of your house, along with post, flyers or newspapers from the front door area. This you can do for them if they need to go away. When parking your car, please make sure you shut your windows up and lock your doors, and please do not leave valuables on display.

PLEASE REPORT ALL CRIME IMMEDIATELY TO THE POLICE ON 0845 60 70 999, OR IN EMERGENCY ON 999. Thank you.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Tim Page, Wadhurst Community Area Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator.
Tim Page, Wadhurst Representative to Wealden District Council for WRF - Wealden Residents Forum for Wadhurst residents and tenants.
Tel: 01892 783313Mobile: 07956 932354 E-mail

Crowborough Police Station (0845 60 70 999) or 999 in an emergency
Marc Simmonds, Police Community Support Officer for Wadhurst. 01892 785903
marc.simmonds@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Community Police Constable: Steve Etherington, where possible by e-mail
Alternatively available on 0845 60 70 999 ext 34225.

WADHURST WEBSITE
coverage includes Ticehurst, Flimwell and Stonegate. The site can be found at www.wadhurst.info, www.ticehurst.info, www.flimwell.info and www.stonegatevillage.info, as well as www.wadhurst.org.uk .     Webmaster: Michael Harte (783 292)

THE VILLAGE DIARY
The Village Diary is available in Carillon Cottage. Please call in to check dates or to record Village events. The Cottage is open every morning from Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 12 noon and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 2.00 to 4.00pm.

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