Is Isfield the busiest village hall?

Uckfield Mayor Cllr Ian Smith launches the village hall open day
Uckfield Mayor Cllr Ian Smith launches the village hall open day

The tiny village of Isfield more than makes up for its size with a social calendar to beat many a big town.

This was highlighted last Saturday, (March 21) when Uckfield mayor, Cllr Ian Smith launched Isfield Village Hall’s open day, welcomed guests and toured all the stands.

Organiser Katherine Meakin said: “The day was extremely well attended and we were delighted to see it was fully supported by the Isfield and Little Horsted Primary School and PTFA as well as many of the village groups that use it.

“These include the Pre-School, Play Scheme, Isfield Community Enterprise, the local Bonfire Society, Women’s Group (TWIG,) Forget Me Nots club, (a group for the over 55s,) Isfield Dancing Club and Uckfield Yoga.”

She explained the hall also hosts many annual general meetings for the groups that use it and is a meeting place for church events and, of course the village’s active youth groups such as Scouts and Guides.

During the event, new activities were also introduced. These will include monthly film shows. Katherine Meakin explained that a community questionnaire asked people in the village what they would like to see take place at the hall and film shows came almost at the top of the list, mirroring the popular Film on Friday sessions in Mayfield.

Scheduled for the summer holidays is a two-week playscheme enabling busy parents to find somewhere for children to take part in fun activities during the long August break.

Other courses in the pipeline - that were specifically requested by residents - will include floral decoration workshops, painting courses and life drawing sessions.

Digital skills will come to the fore with a course on painting with your iPad and for the traditionalists, there is basket making. Race night events are popular social evenings.

Katherine added: “I want to thank our wonderful village organisations for all the support they have shown. We certainly have a lively and interesting community.”

For information or to book the hall ring: 01825 744056 or email