Hellingly & Horsebridge

Hellingly & Horsebridge news
Hellingly & Horsebridge news

NEW POST OFFICE: Horsebridge Post Office is to re-open at Hawkswood News Store, 8 Carew Court, Hawkswood Road, Hailsham, on Wednesday March 20 at 1pm, where it will be known as Hawkswood Road Post Office. Opening hours will be Monday to Saturday 6am to 9pm, Sunday 6am to 6pm. This will be 102 hours of Post Office service a week, making it very convenient for customers to visit. The previous branch closed temporarily in September 2017 when the Postmaster resigned and the premises at North Street, Lower Horsebridge were withdrawn for Post Office use. The Post Office is keen to restore services to this community as soon as possible, so we have decided to go ahead with our plans to open a branch with a new postmaster. However, they would welcome feedback on the plan and are accepting comments until March 22. Customers can share their views during the consultation online at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 200907. Hawkswood Road Post Office will be delighted to welcome customers again. Local residents and small business customers will be able to access a wide range of Post Office and mails services, including Special Delivery, Local Collect, home shopping returns, online banking cash deposits and withdrawals. Other services include Post Office Card Account withdrawals, sending funds abroad using Moneygram, and customers can also pay bills, pre-order travel money, apply for travel insurance and top up mobile phones. Cheryl Sitch Post Office Area network Change Manager, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to restore Post Office service to the area with very convenient daily opening of the branch from early until late.’

BLUEBELL WALK UPDATE: The Bluebell Walk will open on April 11 right through until May 19. The publicity leaflet is now available to print off from the website. Organisers would be most grateful if anyone would like to help with publicity by distributing copies of the leaflet or the A5 poster. If so, please email john@bluebellwalk.co.uk with address details and he will post as many copies as you need. Tim Church, who has been relied on for many years to give advice on the on-line presence and the content of www.bluebellwalk.co.uk to ensure that it merits a top space on the Search Engines, is currently working in conjunction with Worldwide Webdesign Ltd based in Eastbourne to add a form to the website, so that entries for the Photographic Competition can be submitted on-line. This is quite a significant step forward as, since we started the Competition in 2010, they have only allowed entries to be sent as prints. Now, following the BBC Countryfile’s example, we will now accept entries in both formats, but don’t expect to reach Countryfile’s entry numbers of 30,000.

RESERVOIR OPEN DAY: There is an Open Day at Arlington Water Treatment Works on Saturday April 27. This free event is part of South East Water’s ongoing customer engagement programme designed to explain how drinking water is stored, treated and supplied to your home. Attendees will also pick up tips on how to use water wisely and reduce bills. This is a community, not-for-profit event. Entry is strictly by ticket only. Places subject to confirmation. Visit corporate. southeastwater .co.uk/opendays to book or contact 01732 375410 between 9am and 5pm weekdays. Conditions apply. ID will be required.