Inside The Grove Farmhouse Cafe at Blackboys where a range of community events have been launched.

Community events launched at The Grove, Blackboys

A range of community events have been launched at The Grove Farmhouse Cafe in Blackboys and people from Uckfield, Heathfield, and surrounding villages are welcome to get involved.

Groups include Get Crafty, Elevenses, and Creative Writing, and book and walking groups are due to launch in October.

All events are free to attend but it is asked that you buy refreshments as a way of thanking The Grove for their hospitality.

Get crafty

Get Crafty is being held at 10am every Monday. You are welcome to bring along your knitting, crochet, small sewing or craft project and natter while you work.


Elevenses provides an opportunity to meet and get to know others living in the community. This takes place from 11am every Tuesday.

Book Group

At the Book Group, which will meet at 10am on the first Wednesday of every month from October2, you will be able to pick up this month’s book, discuss last month’s book and anything else you have read.

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Group will provide an opportunity to discuss your ideas and spend some time writing them up. It will meet from 2-3pm every other Wednesday during term time. Dates include October 2 and 16, November 6 and 20, December 4 and 18.


The Walking Group will meet at The Grove at 10am every Thursday, from October 3, ready for an hour’s walk around the village.

You are welcome to bring your camera, plant/bird app and make the most of the beautiful countryside returning to The Grove for coffee.

Dogs are welcome on the way but must stay in the courtyard during coffee.

If you would like to know more about any of these activities please email Sharon at

• Contact details for The Grove Farmhouse Cafe can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Cafes or Meeting venues.

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