New headteacher at Bolnore Village Primary School

Last month the Governors of Bolnore Village Primary School announced the appointment of Mrs Tracy Taylor as the new Headteacher of the school with effect from 1st September.

Tracy comes from Bramber Primary in Worthing and has been the Head there for 11 years. Prior to that she was the Deputy Head for three years at Balfour Infant (now Primary) School in Brighton and Hove. Tracy has also been a classroom teacher for 14 years, so she is bringing with her a wealth of experience as a successful teacher to the school.

Chair of Governors Chris Gage commented: “As Governors we believe that Tracy will fit well into Bolnore and is the right person to help direct the next phase of the school’s development. A passionate outdoor person herself and with a great sense of team building and the shared belief in irresistible and memorable learning, we are convinced that Tracy will continue to drive and support the many great things that are well established at the school.”

Cuckfield Music Festival 2019

Cuckfield Music Festival

Only two months to go until the first Cuckfield Music Festival!

The inaugural event will take place between 15th and 23rd June when there will be ten events, of which three are free entry, in five Cuckfield venues.

There will be classical and jazz performances; a cappella singing; virtuoso piano playing; Greek folk music in a beautiful garden; and folk songs, madrigals, pop and classical with the Magnificat Choir from Hungary joining forces with our very own Cuckoo Choir.

Who could ask for anything more? Well, there is more, as you’ll find out by going to the website at .

New children’s shop opens in Cuckfield

PJ and the hare - Sue Monroe

PJ and the hare - Sue Monroe

P.J. and the Hare opened its doors in Cuckfield last month and is already proving to be a hit with local residents.

The little shop is run by Cuckfield resident Sue Monroe and is filled with children’s clothes, gifts and a range of beautiful books.

Sue, who used to work as a children’s television presenter and is now a published author, had always dreamt of having her own children’s bookshop.

Sue explains: “P.J. and the Hare used to be attached to a shop in Burgess Hill. I was there for a year or so and then, by chance, the opportunity of this little place came up and it was just too good to pass!”

The inspiration for the name of Sue’s shop comes from the characters in the books that she has penned – The Moon Hare series.

As well as books, P.J. and the Hare also sells a quirky range of organic children’s clothes from independent British brands such as Blade & Rose, Kite and Piccalilly.

Sue is excited about the prospect of life as a High Street trader in the village: “Cuckfield is such a friendly village and the response from people since opening has been very positive. I think over time the shop will evolve into something quite special. I already have lots of plans in place.”

P.J. and the Hare is open in The Old Post Office, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm.