Get the newsletter in print

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

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



Members of Wateryard Theatre Group, Mayfield Phoenix Players and other local partners are exploring the feasibility of putting on a community play in Mayfield in 2018. WHY: To have fun; celebrate local history and culture; and build better relationships between members of the community of all ages. WHAT ABOUT: Taking a long view of history….



DATES:  THURSDAY   11th MAY TO SUNDAY 14th May HOURS:   THURSDAY  6pm—8pm /  FRIDAY,  SATURDAY,  SUNDAY 11am —5pm Follow an Art Trail in and around Mayfield. For the first time local Mayfield artists, are opening their studios to visitors or displaying their works in High Street stores.  Some studios are in the centre of the village,…

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