What's On in Cuckfield & Bolnore - Jan/Feb 2018


January 2018

27th Jan Bolnore Quiz Night – 8pm - Woodside


3rd Feb - Race Night Fundraiser for Holy Trinity School – Time TBC - Queen's Hall

10th Feb - Mid Sussex Scottish Dancing Group Annual Dance – time TBC - Queen's Hall

23rd & 24th February  - February Frolics – time TBC - Dinner theatre event with comedy sketches and a short farce (Details and tickets from www.cdsweb.co.uk) at Queen's Hall, Cuckfield

24th Feb - Bolnore Quiz Night at Woodside - 8pm


2nd March - NSPCC Quiz Night - 7.30pm - Queen's Hall - Tables of six can be booked now, including cold platter and puds – tickets (£12) from Wealden Stores

SAVE THE DATE: Comedy Night at Bolnore's Woodside
Saturday 17th March

Cuckfield Golf Course - remodelling using landfill

(Article taken from Cuckfield Life's Parish Council Newsletter)

Remodelling using inert landfill proposal

Cuckfield Parish Council and Ansty & Staplefield Parish Council hosted a public meeting for the community and all interested parties to discuss the proposed plans for the remodelling of Cuckfield Golf course using Inert landfill. The application has a potential for major impact on both villages and the respective Parish Councils wanted to give the community the opportunity to understand the proposals.

It is important to understand the matter is not a formal planning application at this stage, with the final decision being made by West Sussex County Council. 

Both Parish Councils asked the applicant to share the proposal and to listen to feedback from the community. 

The meeting was held at the Village Hall on Monday 20th November and was well attended by over 150 members of the community putting forward a robust set of questions to the proposals. 

Community concerns were raised over a number of topics, including the quantity and frequency of HGV movements to bring in the landfill required for remodelling, numerous environmental issues on the landscape and the type of material being bought in.

The economic feasibility was also challenged along with the significant disruption to adjacent businesses and neighbours.

The applicant and Golf Club owner, Robert Dickman, explained the golf club needed investment and remodelling of the course to attract new members and attract tournaments and competitions. 

Paul Taylor of PT-CE Limited represented the agents acting on behalf of Cuckfield Golf Course and provided an overview on the plans, landscape and design, ecology and HGV traffic considerations. The meeting concluded after 2½ hours with the applicant taking away the community concerns before they submit a planning application.

All the applicants and WSCC documentation and scoping documentation is available on the Parish Council website and Facebook page. A recording of the public meeting is also available at https://youtu.be/8yIRCT0LlNg

The Parish Council will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates via the website and newsletter.

Cuckfield Society Village Show 2018

The 13th Cuckfield Society Village Show will take place on Saturday 8th September 2018 at Cuckfield Baptist Church between 2pm - 5pm


Schedules containing rules and entry forms will be available from July 2018 at :-

Cuckfield Post Office and www.cuckfield.org

Classes for VILLAGE SHOW....



1. 6 runner beans
2. Longest runner bean - 1st prize only
3. 6 French beans
4. 4 white potatoes
5. 4 coloured potatoes
6. Heaviest potato - 1st prize only
7. Heaviest pumpkin - 1st prize only
8. A pumpkin or squash not exceeding 45cm in size
9. 6 cherry tomatoes
10. 6 tomatoes (non cherry)
11. Most unusual selection of tomatoes (max 6)
12. Heaviest marrow - 1st prize only
13. 3 beetroot
14. 3 chillies
15. 5 onions from either seed or sets, under 250g (9oz) each
16. 3 onions from either seed or sets, over 250g (9oz) each
17. 6 shallots
18. A garlic plait
19. 3 leeks
20. An aubergine
21. A bowl of edible leaves - please list contents
22. Posy of mixed herbs judged for variety - list contents
23. Selection of home grown produce in a suitable container, not exceeding 55cm in any direction
24. Half a dozen eggs
25. 2 sweetcorn
26. 2 cucumbers
27. 3 courgettes, not exceeding 20cm long
28. 3 carrots
29. 3 parsnips
30. A bulb of fennel
31. A brassica
32. Your most spectacular vegetable
33. Most amusing vegetable (can enter on day)


34. 3 eating apples
35. 3 cooking apples
36. 5 stone fruit
37. Plate of soft fruit (15-20 items)
38. A plate of exotic fruit


39. 3 Dahlia blooms - pom pom/ball
40. 3 Dahlia blooms - any other variety
41. The single most fragrant rose
42. 5 roses
43. A posy of flowers
44. 3 hydrangeas
45. 3 gladioli


All exhibits maximum 60cm in any direction unless stated otherwise.

45. A floral arrangement, with any accessories, inspired by a nursery rhyme, not exceeding 45cm in any direction.
46. An arrangement in an egg cup.
47. “World Cup” a floral arrangement with any accessories not exceeding max 45cm in any direction.


48. The Katie Stewart Cup - Katie’s Lemon Tart - to recipe given in the schedule
49. A Victoria sponge
50. 3 sweet muffins
51. A piece of bread pudding
52. 3 Oat bars
53. 3 pieces of shortbread
54. 3 Chocolate brownies
55. Soda bread
56. A speciality loaf
57. 5 breadsticks
58. Home cooked crisps
59. 1 jar of chutney any recipe
60. 1 jar jam
61. 1 jar fruit jelly
62. 1 jar of any other preserve, sweet or savoury
63. 1 jar of pickled onions
64. 1 jar red pesto
65. 1 jar marmalade any flavour
66. 1 bottle homemade beer, wine or cider
67. 1 bottle homemade fruit spirit


68. An item made from recycled denim
69. A plaque made from salt dough
70. An item of embroidery no bigger than 60cm
71. A mosaic not exceeding 30cm in any direction
72. A knitted item of clothing
73. A toy - any medium
74. A handmade greetings card
75. A wrapped shoebox - judged for beauty


ART - maximum horizontal or vertical size (including frame) 60cm, framed or unframed.

76. A watercolour painting
77. An acrylic painting
78. An oil painting
79. Charcoal or pencil piece of art
80. A pastel picture

PHOTOGRAPHY - unmounted, max size 20cm. Black & White or colour unless specified. Printed on photographic paper.

81. “Humour”
82. “Leaves”
83. “Photo of a toy”
84. “Museum”
85. “The South Downs”


86. Colouring skills *
87. Pom pom garland
88. Banana teabread
89. Origami item


90. Colouring skills *
91. Write a story about a pet you would most like to own.
92. Rocky road refrigerator cake
93. Diorama


94. Colouring skills *
95. A vehicle made from recycling bin
96. Necklace made from sweets
97. Gruffalo den - made in a shoebox


98. Colouring skills *
99. Grow cress on a plate


100. A potato print flower
101. A decorated crown

* Download pictures from www.cuckfield.org from July.