Village information

Health and Welfare

For health information and advice that you can tailor to your needs, you can go to NHS Health Help Now or else download their app to a smartphone

Doctor's Surgery

Woodhill Surgery, Station Road, Mayfield, TN20 6BW

Tel: 01435 873000

www.woodhillsurgery.co.uk

08:00 - 18:30 Monday to Friday

08:00 - 13:00 Saturdays once a month

Appointments are available to book in advance and there are also some appointments bookable on the day.

The phone line is closed between 12.30 – 13.30 for staff handover and training.  Please call between 11:00 - 15.30 to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.

For Health Visitors and District Nurses, contact the surgery

Dentists

Mayfield Dental Centre

High Street, Mayfield, TN20

Tim Glynn BDS Lon
Rob Weavers BDS Lon

01435 873659
Mon-Thurs 08.20 - 17.30
Fridays 08.20 - 13.00

 

Woodhill Dental Centre

Station Road, Mayfield, TN20 6BP

Dr L Harvey BDS

01435 873070
Mon-Thurs 08.00-13.00 and 14.00 – 17.30

Late Night Chemists

St Dunstan's Pharmacy in Mayfield High Street is open M-F 09:00 - 17:30 and Sa 09:00 -13:00.  Outside these hours, the following pharmacies are available:

A range of over the counter medicines, such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and cough medicines, are available at Mace in Mayfield High Street which is open M-Sa from 06:00 - 22:00 and Su 06:00 - 21:00

You should use the links to check that the times shown are still valid.  Last updated August 2017 

Community Car Service

This service provides transport to any resident living within the Parish to their medical appointments at a reasonable cost.

Contact the Transport Administrator, Pauline Templeton, on 01435 874742  from 10am until noon Monday to Friday with requests for transport

Out of hours medical services

When you need a doctor quickly - If you need a GP or urgent advice when the local surgery is closed, ring the  out of hour’s service NHS111 by dialling 111.

Minor injuries – there are two Minor Injuries Units within about a 20 minutes drive.  They are open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week dealing with injuries such as sprains, strains, broken bones, infections, minor burns and minor head injuries.  No appointment is needed -

  • Crowborough War Memorial Hospital, South View Road, TN6 1HB , Tel. 01892 652284
  • Uckfield Community Hospital Framfield Road, TN22 5AW , Tel. 01825 769999

A&E is for urgent problems such as chest pains, strokes, fits and heavy bleeding and is located at Tunbridge Wells HospitalMaidstone Hospital, Conquest Hospital St Leonards and Eastbourne District General Hospital

Defibrillators

There are three defibrillators located in the parish:

Image of defibrillator

In the porch at Woodhill Surgery, Station Road, TN20 6BW

Beside the steps to the entrance to Mayfield Primary School, Fletching Street, TN20 6TA

On the outside wall of the Five Ashes Inn, TN20 6HY

 

Look out for the signs which indicate a defibrillator ; a heart with a lightning bolt in the middle.

Defibrillators can be vital in saving the life of someone whose heart has stopped by giving them an electric shock.  Each defibrillator gives spoken instructions on what to do and will not give a shock if it is not needed.  So they are really easy to use.

Find out more about defibrillators here

Infant Welfare Clinic

1st Wednesday of each month, 09:30am - 10:30am in the Scout & Guide Hall. Telephone: 01892 783057

 

Daisy Birthing Antenatal Classes

6 week courses at Crowborough Community Centre led by midwife Lucy Newman - 07519 620029

 

Red Cross

For medical equipment loans - Mrs Rosemary Neal 01435 872113 / 01435 861102

 

Trust Funds

There are two trust funds set up to help the people of Mayfield and Five Ashes:

Police and Fire Service

Police

Incidents can be reported online or by phoning 101.

In an emergency phone 999.

Mayfield and Five Ashes are in the Wealden District of Sussex Police - follow the link for details of the team, the nearest police stations at Crowborough and Heathfield, and the latest crime figures.

Fire service

For emergencies, dial 999

For non-urgent enquiries, call 0845 103 8855

Mayfield Community Fire Station is crewed by Retained Firefighters. ordinary people who do extraordinary things by combining their day jobs with being on call for Fire and Rescue situations and emergencies , for which we are very grateful.  East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is currently recruiting for retained firefighters

Neighbourhood Watch

This is set up to make sure that no one has to feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live. It's about people looking out for each other, crossing barriers of age, race and class to create real communities that benefit everyone.  Call Sussex Police on 101 for more information on local groups

Public Transport

Wealdlink Community Transport

The 226 bus route operated by Wealdlink runs 3 times a day on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (excluding bank holidays) from Crowborough to Mayfield and back between mid-morning and early afternoon. Stops are by St Thomas Roman Catholic Church and at the end of Southmead Close.

Stagecoach

The 252 bus route runs between Tunbridge Wells and Heathfield half-hourly from Monday to Saturday  and every two hours on Sundays and bank holidays.  At Heathfield it connects with the 51 service which goes to Eastbourne via Hailsham and Polegate

Rail services

The two nearest train stations are

  • Crowborough (Jarvis Brook): 5 miles / 10-15 minutes away.  where Southern trains on the Uckfield to London Bridge line run up to twice an hour and take just over 1 hour to reach London
  • Wadhurst: 6 miles / 15 minutes away, where South Eastern trains on the Hastings to London line run up to twice an hour and take also take just over 1 hr to reach London Bridge, Charing Cross or Cannon Street

Community Cars

For details of help with transport to medical appointments, see the entry above under Health and Welfare

Mayfield Library

The library is situated by the side of Mayfield Primary School at the top of Fletching Street, post code TN20 6TA.  Telephone: 01435 873195.

It is open 3 days a week:

  • Tuesday     14:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday   14:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday    10:00 - 14:00

The library has disabled access.  It contains books, audiobooks, DVDs, free computer & Internet access, free wifi, local history material and bus pass forms.  Also it deals with student bus travel discount forms.

For those who are nervous about using computers, tablets or smartphones or who would like to improve their skills, Mayfacs runs a very good computer buddy scheme at the library where teenagers can give you guidance.

Public Toilets

There are male and female public toilets available at the bottom of car park in South Street Mayfield (postal code TN20 6DF).

They are open daily from 8am to 6pm

Mobile Banking

NatWest Mobile Banking is available in the car park behind Mayfield Memorial Hall on Mondays from 13:15 - 14:15.

For details see personal.natwest.com/personal/ways-to-bank/mobile-branch/kent-and-east-sussex.html

Mobile Food Vans

On Thursday evenings, Mr Chippy, the fish and chip van is in Mayfield High Street between about 4pm and 6:30pm serving fish, chips, chicken and sausages (tel: 07580 028117)

Friday evenings see a Pizza Cucina van in the High Street between 5pm and 9pm providing freshly made wood-fired pizzas

Your government representatives and local councils

Member of Parliament

Nus Ghani is the member of Parliament for Wealden and hence the MP for the parish of Mayfield and Five Ashes - 0207 219 4619, email: nusrat.ghani.mp@parliament.uk

 

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner

The locally elected police and crime commissioner is Katy Bourne - 01273 481561 email: pcc@sussex-pcc.gov.uk

 

East Sussex County Council (ESCC)

East Sussex County Council (01273 481000) is responsible for services across the whole of East Sussex, examples being:

Education Planning Libraries
Highways Fire & public safety Waste management
Transport Social care Trading Standards

Our East Sussex County Councillor is Cllr. Rupert Simmons (Heathfield and Mayfield) - 01435 813481, email:  cllr.rupert.simmons@eastsussex.gov.uk

 

Wealden District Council (WDC)

Wealden covers the central part of East Sussex from the sea to the edge of Tunbridge Wells. Wealden District Council (01323 443322 / 01892 653311) is responsible for services such as:

Waste collection Council tax collections Planning applications
Recycling Social housing

Our Wealden District Councillors are:

If you are confused as to which ward of WDC you live in, select this link for maps that detail all ward boundaries, as well as parish, district and parliamentary boundaries

 

Mayfield and Five Ashes Parish Council

Parish councils are statutory local authorities set up under the Local Government Act 1972 and are the tier of local government closest to the people.  They have a wide range of powers and duties which essentially relate to local matters, such as looking after community buildings, open spaces, allotments, play areas, street lighting, bus shelters, car parks and much more.

Full details of the M&FA parish council and its activities are given in the Parish Council section of this website

Local schools

 

FIVE ASHES CoE PRIMARY SCHOOL Anna Newington - Head of School 01825 830395
MAYFIELD PRE-SCHOOL

(Court Meadow, TN20 6UG)

Monday – Friday 09.00 – 15.00
Age 2 - school age
01435 872523
MAYFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL Miss Jo Warren - Head of School 01435 873185
MAYFIELD SCHOOL School Reception 01435 874600
SKIPPERS HILL MANOR PREPARATORY SCHOOL
School Reception 01825 830234

 

 

Local newspapers and media

 

KENT & SUSSEX COURIER  01892 239 100  
 SUSSEX EXPRESS 01323 414488
 sussex.express@jpress.co.uk

melbutch160@gmail.com

 BBC SUSSEX 03459 570057
 ITV MERIDIAN NEWS  
 BBC SOUTH EAST TODAY  0845 300 3747 / 01892 675580  southeasttoday@bbc.co.uk

 

For news to go in the weekly Community column of the Sussex Express please email Mel Butcher at the address shown above. The  column covers Mayfield and Five Ashes, Cross in Hand,Horam and Blackboys.  Information should be sent to arrive by Monday pm for the next Friday edition