CRANBROOK TOWN MARKET

THE WHITE HORSE CAR PARK SATURDAY 6TH APRIL 10AM TO 2PM SEASONAL PRODUCE WITH LOCAL ARTS & CRAFTS 

FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  11TH MAY 1ST JUNE NO MARKET IN AUGUST 14TH SEPTEMBER 12TH OCTOBER 9TH NOVEMBER

6TH DECEMBER CHRISTMAS MARKET

Tang Soo Do – Korean Martial Art

As of Sunday the 28th of October 2018 a new class will be running  at the Weald Sport Centre from 11:00-12:30, all ages (6 onwards) & abilities would be very welcome.

Tang Soo Do is a dynamic Korean Martial Art of self-defence that instils self-discipline & social responsibility in its members, providing a firm basis for personal advancement, fitness & health.

Those wishing to know more can find our facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/CranbrookTangSooDoClub/

or visit the UKTSDF website:

http://www.uktsdf.org.uk/

RESTORED SUNDAY BUS SERVICES TO CONTINUE – Press release

Great News! The Sunday Stagecoach 349 bus service between Hastings and Cranbrook, connecting there with Arriva 5 to Maidstone, is set to continue through winter 2018 and summer 2019 with 5 return services a day.

After a four year absence – and bucking a national trend – the service was restored in spring 2017 linking rural communities and major towns in East Sussex and West Kent to their mutual benefit. On the very first service, the bus helped to get people (two chefs) to their Sunday jobs. Food for thought!

Key to the start-up was a recognition that the growing annual visitor numbers at Bodiam Castle (200,000) and on Kent and East Sussex Railway (100,000) are mainly reliant on cars, putting pressure on local lanes and land for parking. Now there’s a 7 days a week public transport option, with rail connections at Hastings (for Stagecoach bus 349) and Staplehurst (for Arriva bus 5). These connections make ‘car free’ days out feasible to/from London/Brighton/Eastbourne.

Voluntary groups, organisations, parishes, the National Trust, 1066 Marketing and individuals raised sufficient funds to support summer Sunday/school holiday services. At this point, East Sussex and Kent County Councils began conversations with Stagecoach and Arriva resulting in recognition of the ‘cross border’ link and offering limited but crucial support, including for publicity.

Rother Voluntary Action helpfully held the funds raised and the idea was backed by Rother Transport Action Group. Commitment of the cross border Hawkhurst Transport Access Group – with Bodiam and Sandhurst parish members – was also notable and helpful, and the regular attendance of Stagecoach and Arriva at their meetings reflects the shared efforts of all to secure a high quality and comprehensive local and regional bus service. The fruits of this are certainly a great example of ‘partnership working’.

As well as serving attractive and growing village communities of Hawkhurst and Cranbrook, the Stagecoach bus 349 and Arriva 5 also make possible Sunday days out in the country to Sedlescombe organic vineyard, Sandhurst church and Hawkhurst Victorian walled nursery. For village dwellers, the riverside town of Maidstone, and Hastings seaside and medieval Old Town have their unique leisure, arts attractions and shopping opportunities. For walkers, the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers a network of footpaths across special landscapes of ridges and valleys, with a reward of good pub lunches in picturesque villages.

An e-mail from a young family with a new baby is telling: just moved back to Staplecross after some years in Hastings, they report their relief at having a 7 days a week service linking them to the services they need in the larger towns.

Derrick Coffee

(County Officer, Campaign for Better Transport – East Sussex)

The Stagecoach 349 and Arriva 5 routes and their passengers and linked communities in the High Weald  had a piece to cheer on Sunday last on the Politics Show – BBC South East

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bp0kf2/sunday-politics-south-east-28102018

Pre-Schoolers Forest School

THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER, 9.30 – 11 am

Join our Forest School leader for a morning of autumn crafts, den building and hot chocolate around the bonfire!  Limited places available, booked on a ‘fist come, first served’ basis.  £10 per child (an adult must accompany).  Minimum age 3 years.

Please call Cranbrook Primary School on 01580 713249 to book you place.

Are you interested in having an allotment?

WOULD YOU LIKE AN ALLOTMENT?

  • A nominal current annual cost of £22 per 5 rods (45 x 30ft) with a 50% reduction for pensioners. 
  • A wonderful source of fresh fruit and vegetables for a healthy diet at minimal cost. 
  • A relaxed friendly atmosphere with an abundance of experienced allotment holders happy to give advice 
  • A great form of exercise. 

If you are interested and can commit to looking after a plot you, please pop into the Parish Office or alternatively call 01580 713112 for further details.

Looking for a new sport in 2019? Ever thought of playing bowls?

CRANBROOK BOWLS CLUB NEEDS YOU.

WE ARE AT THE TOP OF JOCKEY LANE CARPARK

NEW MEMBERS ARE MOST WELCOME

THE CLUB IS OPEN FROM THE END OF APRIL EACH YEAR.

FREE INSTRUCTION GIVEN ON THURSDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 5pm. BOWLS ARE AVAILABLE TO USE

WHY NOT COME ALONG AND GIVE IT A TRY, MEET NEW FRIENDS AND LEARN A NEW SPORT.

For further information contact David on: – 01580 388846 or Tony on: – 01580 714085

SEE OUR WEBSITE: – www.cranbrookbowls.co.uk

Crane Valley Local Nature Reserve – We Need Your Help!

Crane Valley – Local Nature Reserve

If you have some spare time we would love to welcome new volunteers to help look after Crane Valley in Cranbrook.

Help us improve the habitats for wildlife and the community – and have a great time while doing it!

For more information please email cally@khwp.org.uk or call 01580 212972. Or visit the Crane Valley LNR Facebook page.

Meet in the Co-op car park, tools, tea & training provided!

All ages & abilities welcome!