Bolnore Summer Fete 2019 - round-up


By Gemma Coombes

Saturday 13th July saw the annual Bolnore Village Fete return to the Woodside on the Tim Farmer Recreation Ground. Work started early with all the preparations, and by noon all was ready for Mayor of Haywards Heath and Bolnore resident, Alastair McPherson, to open the event.

First up in the arena was BPM Dance Academy, who showcased their competition-winning Street Dance routines, as solos, pairs and crews – setting a high tempo at the fete right from the off. Next, keeping the energy levels up was Bounce and Burn who showed off their fitness and stamina, working out to music on mini trampolines. Sussex Supremes showed the crowd their baton twirling skills in between the various rounds of the Dog Show, expertly run by Mewes Vets, enabling the competitors to show off their furry best friends. Meanwhile, over on the netball courts, Woodside Netball team showed their skills with a series of hard fought exhibition matches.

[Read the full story in the August 2019 issue of Cuckfield Life magazine]


Easter fun at Woodside


The second annual children’s Easter Extravangza hosted by the Creation Station took place at the Woodside last month. Activities on offer included an Easter Egg hunt, slime making, egg marbling, basket creating, egg decorating, colouring, drawing, Play-Doh, junk modelling and more. Thanks to the glorious weather, the children’s Wigglebums yoga class took place outside on the recreation ground. The event finished with Story-Time read by a representative from Usbourne Books.

The event was held to raise money for Tommy’s, a charity that funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

Organiser Melanie Jeffries, celebrating her fourth year anniversary with Creation Station, commented: “It was so lovely to see everyone having fun and getting creative! Thank you to everyone who came along and donated. I am thrilled to say that we raised £557 for Tommy’s.”

Representatives from Haywards Heath charity Time 4 Children provided cakes, refreshments and a tombola raising £145 at the event.

Woodies Quiz Nights in Bolnore


By Alison Armstrong

Woodies Quiz Nights are held once a month at The Woodside in Bolnore Village, typically on the last Saturday of the month unless an event means having to move it.

This month’s quiz will be held on Saturday 26th January 2019. All teams should arrive by 7.45pm at the latest to register and get their drinks ready for a prompt 8pm start.

Our amazing quizmaster, Jim Hoodless, arranges a very challenging but fun quiz with tweet rounds, linkee’s, music, picture and general knowledge rounds. There are regular teams who fight for the top spot every month; either ‘Sorry We Were Chatting’ or ‘Woodies Wonders’ tend to get that top spot. Is there a team of between two and six people who can challenge them and win that first place prize of three bottles of wine?

Come along with friends, neighbours or family and test your knowledge, enjoy a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Order a takeaway to have during the quiz. There are several restaurants in and around Haywards Heath who deliver to The Woodside, the most popular being pizza.

Woodies Bar takes cash and card and offers a wide range of beverages at very reasonable prices, and the bar staff are always friendly and welcoming.

Jim, Alison, Denise and Sophie would love to welcome new teams and new regulars to Woodies Bar so book a table by contacting me, Alison, on