Local Groups & Organisations


Age Concern

The primary aim of Age Concern Heathfield & District is to help and support elderly or incapacitated residents of our town and the surrounding villages, and transportation is a regular and vital aspect of what we do.

Every other Tuesday there is a Senior Citizens' Lunch at the Union Church Hall in Station Road, Heathfield. This commences at 12.30 pm. For a place at the lunch please contact Jean Plummer on 01435 883483.

On the alternate Wednesday there is a Senior Citizens' 'Country Lunch' at Punnetts Town Village Hall from 12.15 until 2.00 pm. Please contact Ann Kenward on 01435 862604 to book a place. Minibus transport is available for both these events, so please contact Elizabeth Keating on 01435 866960 if you would like to arrange this.

Every Thursday - for residents of Heathfield, Broad Oak, Cade Street, Old Heathfield, Horam and Cross in Hand the Age Concern Heathfield shopping bus is on the road throughout the day. We will pick you up from your door and deliver you to wherever you wish to go, in or close to Heathfield High Street or any of the supermarkets. 

Please contact Elizabeth Keating on 01435 866960 to find out more on group visits or to make a booking.

We also run a Medical Car Service for essential health appointments at hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and clinics both locally and within our region. If you would like to use this service, then please contact 01435 515090.

Further updates about what we do, and local news and information can be found on our website www.ageconcernheathfield.org.uk.

Arts Society

Art Society of Heathfield and Wealden. Further details obtainable from Peter Williams, tel. 01435 882599. Email: peterjwilliams1@me.com

Ashdown Forest Poultry Club

Meetings and shows held in the Goward Hall, Heathfield further details obtainable from Mrs C Edmonds on 01273 474555 - email:ashdownforest.pc@gmail.com. Website: https://ashdownforestpoultryclub.co.uk/

Berwick Obedience Dog Training Classes

These classes are held at Cross in Hand Village Hall please contact Diana Jones on 01435 830265

https://www.berwickobedience.com/

Brighter Heathfield

Jean Leniham - 01435 863392

Broad Oak Short Mat Bowls Club

Please contact Mr A Kinson - 01435 867622

Broad Oak Table Tennis Club

Please contact Mr Don Ward on 01435 862282

Cross in Hand Bowls Club

Part of the Hardy Roberts Playing Fields Association. New members are welcome. Please contact the Secretary - Mr John Norton - 01435 867979

Cross in Hand Dog Ringcraft Club

Please contact Mr Brian Ballen, 2 Mildmay Close, Ringmer on 01273 813152

Cross in Hand Duplicate Bridge Club

Please contact the Chairman - Mr Maurice Locke on 01435 863136. New members and visitors are welcome and the club meets on Wednesday at 7.00 pm in the Punnetts Town Village Hall

Cross in Hand Lawn Tennis Club

Please telephone - 01435 867868.  

Cross in Hand WI

Meetings are held in the Cross in Hand Village Hall - New members are welcome.

Please telephone 01435 863479/867076 or go to www.esfwi.org.uk

East Sussex Dance Studios (formerly Heathfield School of Dance)

Classes in ISTD Ballet, ISTD Modern and Tap, Musical Theatre and Performing Arts, Contemporary, Lyrical and many more. Available for all ages from 18 months to Senior Students and adults. Classes are taught by fully qualified ex professional dancers. Performance and Exam Opportunities available throughout the year. contact Principal Jenna Crescenzo on 07828 131 681

Friends of Demelza - Children's Hospice Fundraising Committee

Regular meetings please contact Audrey Milton on 01435 868673 or Sandy Milton on 01435 882723

Happy Tai Chi

Happy Tai Chi classes held in Cross in Hand Village Hall on Thursday evenings from 5.00 p,m - 6.00 pm for School Age Children and 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm Adults and 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm for Adults.  Also held on Tuesday mornings in the Lucas Memorial Hall, The Street, Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 ORB from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon for Adults.

Tara Tuen-Matthews - Teacher and practitioner of Chen Tai Chi, Student of Master Wang Hai Jun.  Please Contact Tara Tuen-Mathews - email: tara@happytaichi.co.uk.  Website: http://www.happytaichi.co.uk/

Heathfield and District Agricultural Show

Please contact the Secretary - Nicola Magill on 01435 864587.  Website: https://heathfieldshow.org/

Heathfield and District History Society

Please contact - Chairman - Brian Hall - 01435 865260 or Secretary - Joy Charlesworth on 01435 873551

Meetings are held in the Ian Price Room, Heathfield Community Centre at 7.30 pm

Heathfield and District Horticultural Society

Please contact - Mr Nick Leggo (Membership Secretary) on 01435 830725

Meetings are held every third Monday of the month. Meetings are held in the Main Hall of Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield.  Website: http://heathfieldhorticultural.org.uk/

Heathfield and District Men's Shed

Please contact Peter on 01435 863656

Heathfield and District Philatelic Society

Meets third Tuesday of each month - September to May in the Ian Price Room, Heathfield Community Centre from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm. For details please contact the President Chris Maughan on 01435 864634 email: chrisw.maughan@outlook.com

Heathfield and District Ramblers Association (Wealden Cuckoos)

Honorary Secretary - Joy Charlesworth - 01435 873551, email: joycharlesworth@btinternet.com

Heathfield and District University of the Third Age (U3A)

Please contact Lin Plant on 01435 862449 - email linplant2002@yahoo.co.uk.  Website: https://u3asites.org.uk/heathfield/home

Heathfield and District Volunteer Centre

Andrew Walker - Chair of Volunteer Centre 07974444252

Heathfield and Horam District Guides

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section - contact District Commissioner Karen Shaw - 01435 868304 - hhdistrictguiding@btinternet.com or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk

Heathfield and Waldron Millennium Green

Please contact the Chairman: Mrs Gill Roles, Lynton, Ghyll Road, Heathfield on 01435 863989

Heathfield and Waldron Rotary Club

Please contact Mr C Harwood on 01435 862719.  Website: http://www.heathfield-rotary.org.uk/

Heathfield and Waldron Twinning Association

Sheila Drennan - 01435 866566

Heathfield Badminton Club

Please contact Mr Derek Mileman on 01435 868213 they meet at Goward, Hall, Cade Street on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm

Heathfield Bridge Club

Please contact the Chairman - Mr David Higgon 07714122543 they meet at Cross in Hand Village Hall on Mondays at 6.45 pm

Heathfield and Waldron Rugby Club

Meet at the Hardy Roberts Playing Field - Clubhouse telephone number is 01435 868747.  Website: http://www.hwrfc.co.uk/

Heathfield Chamber of Commerce

Please contact 

Heathfield Choral Society

Recruiting voices for the bass and tenor sections.  Rehearsals Monday evenings in the Union Church on Station Road.

The Society put on two main concerts a year and occasional extra events - this year a possible trip to New York.  No singing experience necessary.  

Please contact membership@heathfieldchoral.org.uk.  Website: https://www.heathfieldchoral.org.uk/

Heathfield and Waldron First Responders

Dr Tim Williams - 01435 812273

Heathfield Community Hub

at Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council, 73 High Street, Heathfield, East Sussex.  Contact 01435 865700 or clerk@hwpc.org.uk

Heathfield Drama Club

Please ring Mary Pearson on 01435 813825 for information.  Website: https://www.heathfielddramaclub.co.uk/

Heathfield Folk Dance Group

Please contact Joy Charlesworth on 01435 873551

Heathfield Park Cricket Club

Please contact the Groundsman - Mr Mark Harrison on 07710245177, secretary Mr Richard Gill tel. 07912202159, email: richard.gill78@live.co.uk.  Website: http://heathfieldpark.play-cricket.com//

Heathfield Silver Band

Please ring or email the Secretary Mallory Hansford - 01435 862398 - email: mallory@heathfieldsilverband.org for more information. Heathfield Silver band has been in the town since 1888. We practice on a Tuesday night at the bandroom in Alexandra Road TN21 8EA from 7.30 pm.  Website: http://heathfieldsilverband.org/

Heathfield Street Pastors

For information please contact Ray Cade on tel. 01435 864453. 

 Heathfield Youth Centre

Projects and Clubs*

Boys Club - Tuesdays 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Provides support with developing life skills, confidence, self esteem, communication skills.  Covering sexual health, SMU, IAG and support around positive relationships, anger management etc.

Juniors - Thursdays 6.30-8.30 pm   This is an exciting club for years 7 and 8.   The club provides young people with an opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops e.g. art. cooking, sport and music, developing their life and social skills   Cost £1.00

Seniors - Fridays 6.30 - 8.30 pm.   This is a drop in provision for 13+ young people.   It aims to provide information, advice and guidance in a friendly and inviting environment.

Funky Teens - Alternate Saturdays 2.30 - 5.30 pm   This is an open youth club for young people with learning and physical difficulties, which offers sport, music, craft etc.

*Days and times of the projects and clubs are subject to change.

For up to date schedule and more information please contact Libby King, Area Youth Work, Lewes and Wealden on 01273 335260 ext 35260 Mobile 07769164196

Heathfield Quilters

Patchwork and Quilting meet on Tuesdays 11 am - 3pm at Punnetts Town Village Hall. Please contact Sheila Rayner on 01435 863136

Heffle WI

Heffle WI meets at Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield TN21 0XG on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7.30 - 9.30 pm.  Website: http://www.esfwi.org.uk/heffle-wi

Horam and Heathfield Flower Club

Please contact Kath Cade on 01435 864453. They meet in the Hall at Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane every 2nd Thursday of the month starting at 7.30 pm.  Email: rymndcd@yahoo.co.uk.

1st Broad Oak Scouts

Meet at 1st Broad Oak Headquarters which is located next to Broad Oak Village Hall, Burwash Road, Broad Oak, Heathfield. For information please email: bopt@hhscouts.org.uk

Beaver Scouts - 6-8 years old - Fridays 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm                                                                                                                                                    Cub Scouts - 8 - 10.5 years old - Mondays 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm                                                                                                                                   Scouts - 10.5 - 14 years old - Thursdays 7.30 pm - 9.15 pm                                                                                                                                   Explorers - 14 - 18 years old - Mondays although locations vary - 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm

1st Heathfield Scout Group

Leader: Contact: John Roberts: 01435 863780. Helping young people enjoy new adventures; experience the outdoors; interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential

Beaver Scouts 6-8 years old - Friday's 6.00 - 7.15 pm                                                                                                                                                       Cub Scouts      8- 10.5 years old -         Thursday's 6.30 - 8.00 pm                                                                                      Scouts    10.5 - 14 years old - Friday's 7.45 - 9.30 pm

Meeting place: Cross in Hand School, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield TN21 0XG. Also at our Scout land: Wills Wood, Ghyll Road, Heathfield TN21 OAQ

Le Marche Anglo French Market

Please contact Richard Ridley on 07970237723.  Website http://www.heathfieldfrenchmarket.co.uk/

Linked Hands

The Linked Hands Club is held monthly at the Cross-in-Hand Village hall on a Monday morning. They have interesting speakers and refreshments are available. For full details and a programme please contact Marian on 01435 867271.

Mediation+ -Intergenerational (Time 2 Talk)

Neighbourhood, family, workplace and commercial mediatoin - 01323 442781.  Website: http://www.mediation-plus.org.uk/

Oaks Horse Driving Club

Please contact Jan Curd on 01323 849615.  Website: http://www.oaksdrivingclub.com/

Royal British Legion

The main branch meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Rugby Club, Cross in Hand. Please contact Mr Victor Barnard, Bosmere, Nursery Lane, Blackboys, Uckfield TN22 4EU on 01825 830445

Sequence Dancing Club

This Club is held at Christ Church Hall, Horam on Tuesday from 7.30 - 10.00 pm, please contact Mrs Dot French, Sicklesmere, Mutton Hall Hill, Heathfield on 01435 864827. Everyone welcome. The Chairman is Pat Akehurst and her telephone number is 01435 863151

Sussex Steam Engine Club

Website: https://www.sussexsteamengineclub.co.uk/

The Heathfield Partnership

Please contact Joanne Aldous on 01892 610314.  Website: https://www.heathfield.net/

Tumble Tots

Held on a Friday in Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield. Please contact Chantal or Carlo Marcello on 07867801185.  Website: https://www.tumbletots.com/Eastbourne/

Trefoil Guild

Please contact Mrs Brenda Macklin on 01435 812018

U3A

Meet the third Tuesday of each month at Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield at 2.30 pm Mrs Lin Plant (Chairman) - 01435 862449 website www.u3asites.org.uk/heathfield there is a Facebook page Heathfield and District U3A or please contact the Chairman by phone

Union Church Lunch club with Age Concern

Every other Tuesday from 12.15 pm to book please ring Jean Plumber - 01435 883483 - on alternate Tuesdays. Friends Together meet at Union Church drop in between 2.00 and 4.00 pm - any age welcome

Waldron Cricket Club

Please contact the Secretary - Mr R Bather on 01435 810076.  Website: http://waldron.play-cricket.com//.  

Warbleton Brass Band

Dunn Village Hall, Rushlake Green, TN21 9QE, email: info@warbletonbrassband.org, website: http://www.warbletonbrassband.org./

Warbleton and District History Society

Meet on the second Monday of the month at the Dunn Village Hall, Rushlake Green at 7.30.  New members are always welcome and a visit to the meeting costs £3.00.  For further information please contact Jonathan Austin (Vice Chair and Secretary) on 01435 830280.

Waldron WI

Meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2.30 pm in the Lucas Hall Waldron - please contact Moira James on 01435 863364 or email Moirajames23@talktalk.net.  Website: http://www.esfwi.org.uk/wis/waldron/

Wealden Table Tennis League

Michael Gadd: 01435 862275.  Email: Michael.gadd@btinternet.com

Womens Institute

For membership enquiries and details of local groups please contact East Sussex Federation Office on 01323 442592.  Website: https://www.esfwi.org.uk/