Get the newsletter in print

The March 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 several other outlets.

The cover shows Shirley Holland whom the editor describes as "seemingly ubiquitous" and who is well known recently for her sterling work running MAYFACS.  Don't miss the photographs of Fives Ashes Primary School and Mayfield Primary School.  There is also welcome news that a Post Office is coming back to Mayfield as well details of the Mayfield Fringe in May and the National Gardens scheme Open Gardens in June.

Plus, of course, all the regulart articles and news of the organisations and churches in the parish.


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

Mayfield Bonfire Society – your help required

The Mayfield Bonfire Boyes and Belles society has been running for over 100 years though the actual history of the Sussex bonfire societies dates back to the previous century. The Bonfire Societies were set up in response to Henry VIII’s daughter Mary when on her coronation in 1553 she tried to overturn her father’s religious Reformation. This resulted…


Slow Short Film Festival

Mayfield is hosting an international film festival this September. One hundred and fifty three films were submitted from round the world, and the 13 short-listed will be shown on Saturday, 9th September. It is an all-day event beginning at 11am in the Memorial Hall. These films represent the best of slow cinema, a vital genre that reacts against…


London House keys on the move

All hirers can now pick up London House keys from Burnett’s Estate Agents in the High Street. Their opening hours are Mon – Friday 9.00 – 18.00 Saturday 9.00 -16.00. A big thank you to Rosina Fabrics for their many years of service. Jo Woodliffe, London House Secretary


Hearing Resource Centre Visit Thurs 24th Aug

The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity working in partnership with Adult Social Care to provide a no charge mobile information and advice service for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex. It has a vehicle, funded by the Big Lottery, which is equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and…


Foodbank Collections

Mayfield remains as a collection point  for the Hailsham Foodbank charity who help to provide emergency food to local people in crisis. Donations can be dropped off at St Dunstan’s Church, St Thomas’s and Coggins Mill now that Open Door has closed. Thank you for your generosity.


Activities for Youths

The Parish Council has compiled a list of things that youngsters in the Mayfield and Five Ashes area can do, groups to join etc. Click here for the list

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