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The September print edition is available from Five Ashes Inn, Five Ashes Village Hall, Heal's Farm Shop, The Shopping Basket, Pink Cabbage, Leppard's Butchers, St. Dunstan's Pharmacy, Mace, and now also from the Hospice in the Weald shop & Mayfield Post Office.

This edition is the 500th and to celebrate this tremendous milestone the newsletter includes reminiscences from past editors.  In addition there are details of this year's Mayfield Carnival and more news and comment about the proposed new telephone mast in South Street car park, plus articles on Mayfield Bell Ringers and The Mayberries.  Plus, of course, all the regular articles, features and advertisements.

Do pick up a printed copy or download the digital version below.  Whichever version you read, please donate (£1 is  the suggested amount) so that the organisers can afford to keep on producing this valuable and much-appreciated magazine.  Note that all editors and all the support staff provide their time free so contributions go towards other running costs.


Submissions to newsletter

Village organisations or individuals can email items for the news page to  although the editor does reserve the right to withhold publication. Copy should be submitted at the latest by noon on the 15th of the prior month with the name of your organisation or topic in the subject line.

For advertising copy (money with copy please) contact Kas Shepperson (


Mayfield, Five Ashes and the Great War

The newsletter has been publishing monthly articles relating to events 100 years ago.  You can use this link to see these articles on the local Royal British Legion website

Slow Film Festival this weekend

The Mayfield Slow Film Festival takes place this weekend (19th – 20th October). See for tickets and details


Public Meeting

Poster for Dementia Friendly Church discussions July 2019

Dementia Friendly Church

St Dunstan’s Church are holding two events on the topic “What is a Dementia Friendly Church?” on July 9th and 11th. The speaker is Jo Evans, a Dementia Friends Champion, from Rotherfield St Martin’s. All welcome. The event is supported by Dementia Friends and the Alzheimer’s Society. Details are on the image or you can…


Judging day on July 4th

Mayfield and Five Ashes will be judged in the Large Village in Bloom and Parish in Bloom competitions in 2 weeks time, on 4th July. I’m sorry that the previous post did not make this clear.  Judging in other towns and villages takes place between mid June and mid July. So we have just two…

Slide describing Mayfield entering the Large Village category and Five Ashes the Parish in Bloom category

Mayfield and Five Ashes in Bloom

The annual Britain in Bloom competition is fast approaching. This year Mayfield is entered in the Large Village category and Mayfield & Five Ashes in the Parish in Bloom category. Judging starts on 4th July and the judges will be round sometime in the month after that. So now is the time to get ready….


Mayfield High Street Bus Service

Information has been received from Clancy Docwra that it is anticipated they will be able to re-open Tunbridge Wells Road to traffic again on Thursday of this week (13 May 2019). Therefore the last day that buses will be turned at Mayfield School will be Wednesday and normal routes will be resumed from Thursday. Janna…

M&FA Newsletter August 2018
M&FA Newsletter August 2018
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