Lindfield news
Lindfield news

Lindfield Arts Festival: Please remember that the High Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday 17th September between 9am-5pm. Only emergency vehicles will be allowed. Sussex Bus Company and Metrobus have confirmed that the buses will operate on a “hail and ride” basis. Hickmans Lane and West Common bus stops will be operational for the 270 and 29. The route for the 28 has yet to be finalised.

Please support the events in the High Street, the King Edward Hall and the United Reformed Church. For the first time local artist Stephen Meakin will open his studio at White Gates, Blackhill. His art is sacred and very special. The day begins at 10am so let’s hope for fine weather for the outdoor events. You can see what’s going on in detail in the programme available in local shops and online. While most events are free remember to register for a place as there are limitations on the numbers in certain venues. All the information is on the website:

Haywards Heath: Celebrations over the weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September. If you don’t know by now why there are celebrations then here is a reminder! The railway station is 175 years old. The town of Haywards Heath grew up around the station. For more information about this you can still get to the exhibition in Haywards Heath Library which runs till Saturday. Most of the fun takes place on Sunday with the Bluebell Railway’s Stepney engine visiting the station forecourt. You can get a rare chance to ride the Haywards Heath to Ardingly route, normally closed to mainline traffic.(11am-3pm.) There will be a Victorian-themed procession moving from Clair Park at noon via the station and on to Victoria Park. The park will have lots of stalls, a fun fair and entertainment for all the family. You can bring a picnic or buy food there. At the Dolphin Leisure Centre there will be a Model Railway Exhibition from 10am-4pm. In South Road and the Orchards there will be activities for children including Lennie the Land Train. The Co-op in South Road will be open for children’s activity sessions from 9.30 am- 4pm. You can even experience maypole dancing in the Orchards between 2pm and 3.30pm!

Reminder. Film Show Evening: Thursday 22nd September at 7.45pm in the King Edward Hall. Tickets from Tufnells at £6.( Jennie Powell 01444 483431.)

Lindfield Prom: Adur Concert Band. Saturday 24th September at 7.30pm in the King Edward Hall. Tickets £10 (under 16s £5 ) from Tufnells Home. Raising funds for St Peter and St James Hospice.

Coffee Morning: Tomorrow Friday 16th September from 10-12 noon. Haywards Heath URC in South Road. Homemade cakes, tea/coffee, biscuits. Books available. Raising money for British Heart Foundation. Free entry. (01444 454618.)

Folk Dance Club: Tuesday 20th September.20.00-22.00. Lindfield and District Folk Dance Club. No partner needed. £2 including tea/coffee/biscuit at half time. First evening free. Ashenground Community Centre, Vale Road, Haywards Heath. RH16 4JR. Contact Mike on 01444 482741.

Mid-Sussex Decorative and Fine Arts Society: A lecture on “ The Golden Age of Venetian Glass.” Wednesday 21st September at 10.15 for 10.45am till noon in Clair Hall, Perrymount Road. Jane Gardiner will talk about the history of glass making on the island of Murano-Middle Ages to 17th century.Non members £7 on the door.Contact:

Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society: Retrouvailles. Wednesday 21st September from 20.00-22.00 in the function suite at Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath. Do come and enjoy a glass of wine and tombola with the prospect of musical accompaniment during part of the evening. Contact Barbara Stevens 01444 452385.

National Trust Talk: Thursday 22nd September at 14.30. Mid- Sussex Association National Trust Talk. Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath. Patricia Wright will talk about The Strange History of Buckingham Palace. Contact: Gail Burrell 01444 482055.

Computer Help at Ardingly College: Free one to one help provided by students: choose your phone, tablet or laptop if you don’t have one or bring your own and get help accessing the Internet, shopping online, sending emails, keeping in touch with family, friends via skype, facebook, whatsapp and much more. Sessions run on Mondays from 4.30-5.30pm from 12th September-17th October and from 7th November-12th December. Ring 01444 242760 or email:

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