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SAVE OUR FARM

Hook and Son Dairy Farm Threatened by Housing Development

PLEASE ACT NOW!

Planning application reference number WD/2023/1684/MAO

A planning application to build 180 homes by Fernham Homes on ‘Land east of Battle Road.’ IN FACT, THE LAND HAS ALWAYS BEEN PART OF LONGLEYS FARM

Please write to the Wealden District Council Case Officer, Mrs C Turner to OBJECT to the proposed development,


You can SEND AN EMAIL to planning@wealden.gov.uk for the attention of Mrs C Turner, or you can click on the ‘comment on this application’ button on the details page of the planning application. The button will be shown only during the consultation period during which comments can be made.

Go to Wealden District Council’s website to see what is being proposed. Essentially, we will lose 40 acres of grazing land that we rent from the landowner. This is the best land on the farm. Without this land we would have to reduce our herd size and Hook and Son will no longer be viable. WE WOULD HAVE TO PACK UP MILKING OUR COWS AND PRODUCING RAW MILK.

Please feel free to use the following reasons for objection:

· The 40 acres of grazing land is integral to the farm’s viability.

· Farms should not be fragmented.

· Farmland producing food for local people should not be fragmented and lost but protected from development.

· How would statutory biodiversity gain be achieved on existing organic farmland with the biodiversity that already provides?

· The food our farm produces are important to you for different reasons (raw dairy, organic).

· Hook and Son are the main raw milk producer in the UK.

· Hook and Son employ 20 full time and 6 part time people with those jobs at stake.

· It is the last dairy farm in Hailsham.

· It organically farms land on the Pevensey Levels Site of Special Scientific Interest.

· It is an award-winning farm for its produce and featured in the film The Moo Man which was showcased by the United Nations in 2014 in the UN ‘Year of the Family Farm.’ As well as featuring at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Furthermore, it is disgraceful that Hailsham Town Council have not objected to this application.

Only residents and our customers are fighting this!




If you live in one of the following postcode areas you may be able to join one of our local milk delivery rounds:
BN8, BN20, BN21, BN22, BN23, BN24, BN26, BN27, TN21, TN33, TN35, TN34, TN37, TN38, TN39, TN40, TN19
Eastbourne, Willingdon, Polegate, Pevensey, Westham, Hailsham, Herstmonceux, Lewes, Halland, East Hoathly, Heathfield, Burwash, Hastings, Bexhill, Battle, Seaford, Alfriston, Berwick and surrounding areas



PLEASE GIVE US A CALL ON 01323 449494 OR EMAIL: sales@hookandson.co.uk
You would be able to have our lovely organic, grass-fed, single herd, milk delivered the traditional way in returnable, reusable glass bottles, (or poly bottles if you prefer), along with our other products: grass-fed butter, cream, & ghee made from our organic milk; as well as free-range eggs from Dunsters' Farm at Cowbeech; organic smoothies from Court Lodge in Wartling; & local potatoes when in season

Having difficulty placing an order?
We have added a Paypal button as the payment gateway for our website shop isn't currently working. If you are not able to place an order using Paypal please email sales@hookandson.co.uk with your requirements and delivery details for us to process your order manually. We will then send across an invoice for payment.










ADULT TICKET TURNOUT DAY Easter Monday 1 April 2024
ADULT TICKET TURNOUT DAY Easter Monday 1 April 2024
Our Price: £10.00

YOU ARE ONLY ABLE TO MAKE PAYMENT ONLINE IF YOU HAVE A PAY PAL ACCOUNT AND CAN USE THE PAY PAL BUTTON.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO A PAYPAL ACCOUNT PLEASE EMAIL
THE OFFICE BY 9.00AM ON THURS 28 MARCH 2024 AND WE WILL PROCESS YOUR ORDER MANUALLY

CUT-OFF POINT FOR ONLINE TICKETS (PAYMENT BY PAY PAL) IS MIDNIGHT ON THURS 28 MARCH 2024

PLEASE PRINT A COPY OF YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION FOR YOUR E-ticket

Turnout Day - Easter Monday 1 April 2024

Come and join us for the event of our year!
Our aim is to give people the chance to meet the farmer and his dancing cows. Gates open at 9.00 am then at 10.45 am, after having been indoors all winter, the milking cows run out onto spring pasture for the first time this year. Witness this amazing event. There will also be a farmers market and you will be able to purchase tickets for tractor and trailer rides!

Where?


Easter Monday
1 April 2024
Gates Open from 9.00am and close at 2.00pm. At approximately 10.45 am the milking herd will be turned out.

Longleys Farm, Harebeating Lane, Hailsham, East Susssex. BN27 1ER
01323 449494

Come rain or shine, they will be going out, so you may need your wellies!! A note of caution, the ground is uneven and not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

What's Happening?

Every spring, something magical happens, as farmers turn their cows back out into the fields after a long winter inside. As they see the fresh grass and feel the wind on their backs, they look like they’re dancing across the pasture. The cows get very excited about the prospect and so do we! Those of you who joined us last year or seen our Moo-Man DVD will know what a special day this is for the cows!

Ticket Information:


Adult Ticket (16+) £10.00

Children : free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult


PLEASE PRINT A COPY OF YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION FOR YOUR TICKET!

Car parking is FREE!




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