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The Parish of Mayfield, East Sussex  is seeking a new and enthusiastic person to develop and support work with KS2 children in particular – an opportunity to build on the established work across the Parish, especially through the strong relationship with our Church Primary Schools and, our ecumenical partnerships. 

For further details, please contact our Parish Office via email at   
Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 28th September 2016
Interviews will take place on Thursday, 13th October 2016.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Salary £14K, 18 hours per week +
housing allowance (if applicable).

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Visit - 25th August

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.  The vehicle, which is funded by the Big Lottery, is equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing screening tests (if time permits).

The mobile unit will be visiting Mayfield on Thursday 25th August 2016, and will be in The Memorial Hall Car Park, Tunbridge Wells Road from 10.30am – 3.30pm. The bus is accessible to wheelchair users and representatives from both the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care will be available to provide individual information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss.

For further information please contact:
East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre,
Tel: 01323 722505 (voice/text/fax) e-mail:

The Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge 2016

The Summer Reading Challenge for 4 to 11 year olds takes place in all libraries during the summer holidays. Sign up at any library. Then read six library books of your choice (printed books, audio books or ebooks) and collect prizes along the way – all for free.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is called The Big Friendly Read and celebrates 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl. The big Friendly Read starts Saturday 16 July and ends Saturday 10 September If you’re aged 13 and over, you can volunteer now to help us with The Big Friendly Read.

Visit  to find out more, or ask in your local library.

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

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. 

Oil Club

A heating oil  club has been formed for Mayfield. The club seeks to consolidate deliveries within an area and thus reduce the cost.and number of deliveries.

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