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Local Info

Our volunteers have a wealth of knowledge about the local area so ask us anything – we'll either have an answer for you or if not, we'll know someone who does.

Welcome to Wadhust

Welcome to Wadhurst

Not just for people new to the area, our Welcome to Wadhurst booklet is updated regularly with information on local schools, leisure facilities, clubs, societies and other organisations that make up the fabric of life in and around Wadhurst. Print copies are available free of charge from the Cottage.

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Focus Magazine
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Focus Magazine

Published monthly on behalf of the Wadhurst, Tidebrook and Stonegate Churches, Focus is packed with local news and information designed to help you make the most out of living in the area. Energise your social life with Town in Focus, featuring the latest activities from our clubs and societies. Or find that perfect plumber or beautician with the A – Z Classified Section featuring an across-the-board selection of local trades, shops and services.


Focus costs £6 for an annual subscription (12 copies) or £1 per copy. It can be delivered to your door at no extra cost by a team of dedicated volunteers, or collected from the Cottage.

Focus is distributed to approximately 1100 homes in the area. If you would like to advertise your goods or services to people in the Wadhurst, Tidebrook and Stonegate area then please email the advertising team or call Mark Pearson on 01892 784802.

Older People

Older People

The Cottage offers practical assistance and a range of resources for older people in the community, particularly those who live alone and may not have friends or family nearby. These include:


Plus we offer a jigsaw library, lunch club information, bus and train timetables, general advice or just an opportunity to drop in and have a rest when you are in the High Street.

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Nursing & Care Info
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Nursing and Care Information

If you or a loved one need support due to increasing frailty or ill-health, it can be difficult to decide how best to go about getting it. Although we cannot recommend particular nursing and care services, we can provide information relating to charities who may help and a variety of companies and organisations in the local area who provide different levels of support according to individual need. Call us on 01892 785658 or call into the Cottage.

Children's Services

Younger People

New to Wadhurst or been here for years? To find out what’s going on for young people and families email Kat Fisher (Pastoral Assistant for Families & Young People. Also School Pastors Coordinator) or call her on 07395 874396 or 01892 782141.

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Ukrainian Community

In 2022, several Ukrainian families arrived to stay in our area. In conjunction with their UK hosts, Carillon Cottage was pleased to act as a hub for these visitors, where they could meet with each other and begin to learn the English language, courtesy of conversation classes with several volunteer teachers. Carillon Cottage continues to extend a hand of welcome to those arriving from the Ukraine and will support them as best we can as their needs develop.

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Travel & Tourism

Travel and Tourism

Living in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty we are spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do and see, thus quite a lot of people come into the Cottage to browse through our travel and tourism leaflets. If you or your visitors want to know ‘What’s On’ in Kent, Sussex and London, come into the Cottage and take a look at the dozens of leaflets on display.

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