Where we meet
Union Church Hall, High Street Heathfield, TN21 8LB
When to come along
2nd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm – 9.30pm
What we do
We are a new WI started in June 2015 and look forward to welcoming new members and visitors.
‘Proud to be Cuckoo’
|10 January 2017||The Street Pastors are a group of trained volunteers from local churches who care about the community. Patrolling the town during Friday and Saturday nights they care for, listen to & help people who are out on the streets.
Ruth Waller will explain their work.
|14 February||The Kit Wilson trust rescues & re-homes unwanted cats and dogs.
Their rescue centre also cares for horses, donkeys, goats, birds & small mammals.
Rosemary Bristow, with her trusty canine helper, will describe the magnificent work of the KWT based near Uckfield.
|14 March||Painting without brushes, and other water colour techniques.
This is definitely a hands on session with demos and guidance from our own tutor, Nicky Stoner.
|11 April||All your gardening problems solved. The horticultural experts led by Philip Church, from the River Mead Nursery in Vines Cross, will talk about their business, and answer our gardening questions.|
|9 May||Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Participation will be encouraged by local tutor Bella Turnham, who will guide us through the exercises.|
|13 June||The bell ringing team at All Saints Church in Old Heathfield have invited us to their beautiful C13th Church for the evening. After demonstrating their skills, and explaining the art of Campanology we may even have a chance to ‘have a go’.|
|11 July||Our tribute to Wimbledon and the summer with strawberries & cream and a special 'Pimms'.
Keeping to the summer theme come dressed in tennis attire - there's a prize for the best outfit. There'll be more!
|1 August||Come and enjoy a summer social evening at the beautiful St John's Garden and Nursery near Etchingham.
We'll meet up for a private tour of the garden with the owner. Entry & refreshments £8 pp
|*8 September||Getting into the spirit of Le Marche, the whole evening will be a French experience.
Lesley Fullerlove & Rita Dimsdale, representing our twin town Forges-les-Eaux, are offering us a chance to learn a few French phrases while we enjoy tasty snacks 'dans un Cafe Francais'. A blue, red and white theme throughout.
|*10 October||The joy of keeping bees.
Margaret Mawson, an experienced local beekeeper, will share her knowledge of these wonderful creatures and explain their importance in our lives.
|*14 November||In preparation for Christmas we'll learn some easy ways of making beautiful and crafty decorations for our homes, with a series of 'craft stations'.
Come and have a go - and have a laugh.
|*12 December||Get your party frocks on for a glitzy, glamourous Christmas party, celebrating with friends at Heffle WI.
It's a bring & enjoy evening with a very social theme and a lot of fun.
|PLEASE NOTE||* These dates may change if we move to the Heathfield Community ~centre in the Autumn|