Last week saw the official departure of Year 11 students at Chailey School.
Along the South Downs Way above the roar of traffic on the A23 you will find an oasis of calm - an architectural gem with a rare ‘Tapsel Gate’ and links to downland shepherds and a pilgrims’ trail.
We have compiled a few suggestions for our readers looking for something to do over this Bank Holiday weekend.
The latest pub to become a housing site had its fate sealed last night.
This pooch is Wilson.
Police are appealing for information after three businesses were broken into in Hassocks sometime between 9pm on Wednesday, May 22 and 8.40am on Thursday, May 23.
Thieves targeted three premises in Hassocks last night (May 22), including a charity shop raising vital funds for Age UK.
There was something close to the bone about a best selling crime writer recounting murder and mayhem whilst sitting in the same room where Winston Churchill and Lloyd George discussed the terms of the Armistice to end the Great War.
Where has all the money come from to pay for remedial work at Chailey Common?
It felt as if a touch of this week’s Chelsea Flower Show had come to Balcombe when a new pond was officially opened at the village school.
Archivists are preparing to close the doors on an historic building housing a vast collection of documents stretching back 900 years.
Teachers were given ‘stars’ for their outstanding work as Mid Sussex’s biggest school received a regional award for the quality of its teaching.
Calls were made for councillors to resign when the views of more than 1,000 people were overruled in favour of a housing estate few wanted.1 comment
The Mid Sussex Times photographer has been busy over the last few weeks.
Ardingly is to become the home of another internationally important botanical collection after a £100,000 People’s Lottery grant was awarded to the Millennium Seed Bank.
Hurstpierpoint residents have formed an action group and are supporting a ‘Give Localism a Chance’ petition in their fight against a housing plan off College Lane.
Farmer Tony Filmer says the tiny Mid Sussex hamlet of Walstead could be wiped out if councillors give the green light to 230 new homes in Mid Sussex today (Tuesday).3 comments
Pigs are in the pink as preparations for next month’s South of England Show reach their peak.
Hassocks Amenity Association began with a modest campaign to save a tree.
Doctors and paramedics at Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance are appealing for cyclists to join them in the life-saving charity’s Double 100 Cycle Challenge next month.
Crowds showed hearts of gold as charities received a boost from the hundreds of people who attended the Haywards Heath Spring Festival at Muster Green.
Lindfield’s 10k Village Run and 5k fun run took place on Sunday, heralding the approach of the huge Village Day event which takes place on Lindfield Common on Saturday June 1.
This relaxed kitty is Bob.
Thomas the Tank Engine fans will enjoy a special event at Beech Hurst Garden’s miniature railway this Saturday.
Bus operator Metrobus has announced a new service on Sundays and public holidays starting on Sunday, May 26.
This month’s ‘Artists’ Open Houses’ trail in and around Ditchling provides a window on a remarkable range of artistic and creative talent and the village’s illuminating history.
Young adults with disabilities have a very special life skills centre thanks to Chailey Heritage Foundation and a two-year fundraising campaign.
Time passes but in a time capsule buried beneath the A23 things will stay the same for hundreds of years - hopefully.
This is Tilly when she was 12 weeks old.
The team at Catwalk hair salon Burgess Hill walked 12 miles across The South Downs for charity. And they praised local firms for supporting their effort with raffle prizes.
A series of appointments were confirmed on Tuesday after the first meeting of West Sussex County Council since the May 2 elections.
On June 1, two online sources of local information are being combined into a comprehensive new website for residents of Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Ditchling and the surrounding villages.
The Olympic legacy lives on for people like Tina Harding , who lives in Burgess Hill.
A tomato plant bred at Plumpton in the 1940s has been revived thanks to detective work and a dusty old seed packet.
Police are urging people to contact them if they have been a victim of hate crime.
Here is Hanzi having his morning wash and drink.
A special assembly took place at Bolnore Village Primary School to present awards to winners of a recent ‘Keep Blooming Bolnore Tidy’ poster competition in association with the residents’ association.
Friends and neighbours have raised £250 to buy and plant two extra trees at the same time as the Highways Department planted one on the verge at Woodhall Close, near Bylanes Close in Cuckfield.
Cuadrilla Resources has announced plans to drill an exploration well at its Balcombe site next month. But it says the controversial process known as fracking will not be used - yet.1 comment
Members of the Balcombe 61 social club have rolled back the years by taking part in a free outdoor gym training session.
Three charities have benefited from a fundraising drive by members of Curves - a ladies’ gym in Hassocks.
These Yorkshire terriers are Princess and Darla.
‘A loss to the community’, ‘gutted’ and ‘upsetting’ is how residents of Bolnore Village have described the closure of cafe Cuppa-licious.
Council leader Garry Wall has petitioned the Government warning that people will become disillusioned if their views over development are not heeded.
Hundreds of people enjoyed a glimpse of a rare salad plant at Plumpton College’s open day.
Placard-waving demonstrators will lobby councillors when they vote on a 230-home estate on the borders of Haywards Heath, Lindfield and Scaynes Hill.
A much-loved playgroup in Hassocks held its first sports day in new premises this week after being under threat of closure just 12 months ago.
Police are advising vehicle owners to be vigilant after fuel thefts.
Passengers travelling to London Bridge Station over the bank holiday face major disruption due to the £6billion Thameslink programme.
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Weather for Haywards Heath
Saturday 25 May 2013
Temperature: 4 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: North
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Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: North west