Good Neighbouring Scheme

Have you got a bit of time to be a MAYFACS "good neighbour"?

There are many 'good neighbours' in our community, all helping someone, who maybe lives next door or across the road, popping in to check their neighbour is OK, but there are still many people, who for one reason or another, have few visitors or can't get out, so they can go days without seeing someone.

What is the aim of the scheme?

The main aim of the scheme is to keep the social interaction going between all generations in the village, or those who might find it difficult to get to social events, and not forgetting those who find it hard to face those events.

What's involved?

Our "Good Neighbouring" initiative involves providing a little visit to someone, in a way that can fit in with your lifestyle too. Some suggestions are:

  • popping in for a cuppa & chat for an hour a week or fortnight

  • accompanying a person to an activity

  • offering to get someone some shopping and help unpack it whilst having a chat.

  • taking someone shopping

  • accompanying someone for a walk

How can I get involved?

If you think that you would like to be part of this rewarding scheme then please contact Shirley on 07908 516875 or email

There will be a small amount of paperwork to complete, but it's not too onerous.

What do I do if I know someone who might benefit from this scheme?

First of all see if the person has heard of MAYFACS. Talk to them about us and give them a leaflet about the good neighbouring scheme downloadable from below or pick one up from any of these locations: 

Shirley Holland or Alex Firrell from MAYFACS in the Old Library (open most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

The Shopping Basket 

St Dunstan's Pharmacy 

Five Ashes Village Hall

The Surgery

Pink Cabbage

The Podiatrist

The churches

Good Neighbouring Leaflet

© 2016 MAYFACS - Registered Charity No. 1166647

MAYFACS is grateful to the following for their support:

The Mayfield Trust


3VA Supporting Voluntary Action

Sussex Community Foundation

Action in Rural Sussex

Connecting 4 You

Lund Trust

The National Lottery Community Fund

Mayfield and Five Ashes Parish Council

Wealden District Council


01435 873888 

(This is our main number,

currently an answerphone service)

Shirley Holland

MOBILE: 07908 516875


Freya Huxtable

07389 050605


Clare Vosloo


Ian Bruce



The Old Library: 9am to 3pm

Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

(to the right of the main entrance to Mayfield Memorial Hall)

Five Ashes Village Hall

2.30-4.00pm 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month

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