Uckfield FM’s Best Bits of the Week

A round-up of the highlights of the week from your local radio station

9th June 2017
Uckfield Community Technical College, 6th form Student CHARLIE DAMAZER, talked with Tony Williams about the concert being held in aid of ‘Papyrus’ on Friday 30th June at the college.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Charlie-Damazer/

JODIE PRENGER stars in the 30th anniversary production of Willy Russell’s “Shirley Valentine” which plays at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on Monday, 3rd July to Saturday, 8th July.
Phil Moon caught up with Jodie to find out more.

KATHRYN STANLEY talks with Mike Skinner about “Beat The Street”, a scheme which began on 7th June across East Sussex, and is open to anyone living, working or going to a school in the county.
https://www.beatthestreet.me/eastsussex/


2nd June 2017
Caurie de Cristal is a singer-songwriter living and working in Uckfield.
Originally from Martinique, Caurie has just released a new single “Sweet Paradise” and is working on a new album.
Caurie is donating 30% of the money from the sale of the single to the Born Free Foundation. You can find out more information at http://cauriedecristal.com/
Caurie talked with with Tony Williams

Lisa Wakeling from the 4th Lewes Guides talks with Tony Williams about their 70th Anniversary, and guiding over the years.
Contact the group at lewesguides@hotmail.co.uk


26th May 2017
Wellbeing expert, Kate Shemirani chats with Tony Williams about vitamins and other wellbeing issues.

Jeremy Hallett, Chair Person of “Active Uckfield”, talks with Jacqui Rushton about a planned evening of stoolball on Friday, 16th June.


19th May 2017
60s pop legend, Frank Ifield, popped into Uckfield FM and had a chat with Tony Williams.
The man who gave the Beatles a break tells his story.
http://www.frankifield.com/

Uckfield Lion, Barry Horsman, talks to Mike Skinner all about the Lion’s Fun Day.
http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/uckfield/


12th May 2017
Jayne Wiltshire from Team 4 Bookkeeping talks with Tony Williams about sorting out your accounting.

Ruth along with puppy ‘Roy’ from Canine Partners joins Jacqui Rushton.

Father Mitch and Chrissie Wells talk about sheep racing with Tony Williams.


5th May 2017
Emma Furlong talks with David Eggleston about the “Little Horsted Fun Run”.
http://www.littlehorstedfunrun.co.uk/

Gavin Fisher, FRSA (Chief Executive) and Ollie Da Rosa are with Jacqui Rushton, chatting about their forthcoming Skydive in aid of the “Childrens’ Respite Trust”.
http://www.crtcharity.org/event/skydive/

Simon Cook from Chandlers Building Supplies discusses Yoga and Mental Health Week with Mike Ziolek


28th April 2017
Wealden MP, Nus Ghani, spoke with Tony Williams about the upcoming general election and the local County Council Elections.

Jenny Hanraads and Alex Boud from Chailey Heritage Foundation talk with Stephan Butler.
http://www.chf.org.uk/patchwork


21st April 2017
Alex Butcher from Uckfield is taking part in his ninth London Marathon next weekend.
He joined David Eggleston on Saturday Sport to talk about his very personal motivation for his particular charity, the Anthony Nolan Trust.

Barbara Hibbert talks with Tony Williams about learning centres for home schooled children.

Jacqui Rushton talks about a feline art exhibition by the Society of Feline Artists, and chats with Dee McDonald and Lois Sykes from the National Cat Protection Centre


14th April 2017
Uckfield Mayor, Cllr Louise Eastwood spoke with Tony Williams about the forthcoming Town Meeting, CCTV and policing in the town.

Robert Williams is the Labour Party candidate for Uckfield North Ward in the forthcoming East Sussex County Council Election on Thursday May 4th 2017.
He spoke with Tony Williams about his plans if he should be elected.
The other candidates standing for election in the ward are, Claire Barbara Dowling (Con),
Paul John Sparks (Lib-Dem) and Melissa Anna Tysh(Green Party).
All of the candidates have been invited to attend a 15 minute interview before the election. We will publish the interviews as the candidates attend.

Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, spoke with Tony Williams about the changing role of the Police in Sussex in 2017, what the public expect and how they see the way forward on the issue of parking in Wealden.


7th April 2017
David Eggleston talks to Luke Emsley about a charity bike ride later this month with students from South Downs College taking part.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TourDeSDC

Dog Trainer Wendi Claxton joined Tony Williams to talk all things canine.
She spoke about speaking to your dog, naming your dog, dog crates and puppies…..oh!. and a new word…
https://www.facebook.com/DeWolfDogTraining/


31st March 2017
Kate Shemirani joins Tony Williams about health and wellbeing.

Vanessa Grant and Rodney Smith of the Sussex Horse Rescue Trust talk about the major renovations, and the preparations for the first visitors on Gala Day.
http://www.sussexhorserescuetrust.org.uk/

Zara Breeze talks about new classes at Deborah Lamb Theatre Arts.
http://www.deborahlamb.com/


24th March 2017
Jennie Lamb & Inga McNaught from the Woodland Project at Laughton near Lewes talk with Gary King.
More information on these projects can be found HERE and on https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/

Gabrielle Anya Rafello spoke with Tony Williams about the Koorana Centre, what is does, and the Koorans Foundation which is being set up as a charity to help younger people deal with some of the issues that concern them.
http://www.thekooranacentre.com

Lewes MP, Maria Caulfield, spoke with Tony Williams about the Government’s intentions on triggering Article 50, Brexit, the SNP demand for another Scottish referendum, the RMT union’s response on the train strikes and BML2.


17th March 2017
Peter Griffiths came into Uckfield FM and spoke about recent political events with Tony Williams
The Chancellor’s first budget, The NHS and UKIP’s current position were all topics for discussion.

Uckfield’s Mayor, Cllr Louise Eastwood, was a guest on The Morning Show. She spoke with Tony Williams about the recent Council Tax rise, CCTV, the local council elections and Uckfield The Future group.


10th March 2017
Cllr Diane Ward joins Tony Williams for a chat.

Gillian Luis-Ravelo chats with Jacqui Rushton about ovarian cancer awareness, and Gillian’s story.
http://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/march-ovarian-cancer-awareness-month


3rd March 2017
Gemma Kybert, from “Oscars Wish Foundation”, returns to talk with Tony Williams about their upcoming charity ball.
http://www.oscarswishfoundation.co.uk/

Seb, a former Malthouse resident, tells of his journey through addiction and recovery.
http://kenwardtrust.org.uk/content/malthouse-project/

Wendy Pengelly, from Headway, East Sussex, talks with Jacqui Rushton.
http://www.headwayeastsussex.org.uk/


24th February 2017
Lewes MP, Maria Caulfield, was the guest of Tony Williams on the Morning Show.
They spoke about the NHS, Lime Disease, business rates, BML2 and the latest on the train strikes.

The author, Gerald Scarfe, joined Tony Williams to talk about his latest book “Seagulls on Speed”. Apparently it is a fast-food comedy of seaside skulduggery.

Lisa Crozier and Sally Frost talk to Jacqui Rushton about the “Wealden Works” project. More information can be obtained from Lisa by emailing lisa.morris18@btinternet.com.


17th February 2017
Wealden MP Nus Ghani came into Uckfield FM for her monthly radio surgery and spoke with Tony Williams about the Brexit vote in the House of Commons, the introduction of her own 10 minute bill, the trains and road safety.

Continuing from last week, week 2 saw Malthouse residents John & Richard talking with Tony Williams about their addictions and the work of the “Kenward Trust” and “Malthouse Project” in helping their recovery.


10th February 2017
Tony Williams about the work of the “Kenward Trust” and “The Malt House” when Mark Addison and Penny Williams join him for a chat.

Lisa Walkden and Chris Hart from “Team 4 Solutions” and “AE Simplicity” discuss the subject of workplace pensions with Tony Williams.


3rd February 2017
Molly & Jack Carter, and friend Alexander talk with Mike Skinner about raising money for Chailey Heritage Foundation by cycling and swimming.

Ben Westwood chats with Jacqui Rushton about life as a single parent, Singer/Songwriter, author, journalist and University lecturer. Ben has just released his debut single and talks about his tough journey.


27th January 2017
Charlotte Peatfield, chiropractor from the Back on Track Clinic joins Tony Williams to discuss how our diet can help us with looking after our joints.

BRIT-Award winning singer, Beverley Craven, talks with Jacqui Rushton about her music, career and tour including her forthcoming appearance at the Ropetackle Arts Centre on 24th February 2017.


20th January 2017
Uckfield Town Councillor, Chris Macve joins Tony Williams to talk about life as a Town Councillor.

Speaking over Skype from Westminster, Lewes MP Maria Caulfield spoke with Tony Williams about trains, the NHS and social care.


13th January 2017
UKIP former parliamentary candidate Peter Griffiths spoke with Tony Williams about some of the current political hot potatoes. They spoke about the rail strikes, the NHS and calls to implement a national maximum wage.

Dave Harrison from the Chiddingly Festival talked with Tony Williams about the pantomime they are putting on this weekend called Camelot the Panto…..who’d have thought it?


6th January 2017
Sarah Clements from Sussex Autism talking to Tony Williams and
Izzy Fin from Thursday night’s Steve Crow Show.


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