Ditchling Parish Council

Serving the Ditchling Community



Massey Feguson 230 tractor & hitch point

Al-Ko Ride on mower

Mark II Ransome gang mowers

EFCO strimmer

EFCO short one sided hedge cutter

Various spades, forks, rakes

Trailer, Chipper

Hayterette rough cut mower

2 stroke flymo, Steps

Ladder, spanners, various tools

Diesel fuel tank

Sledge hammers & picks

Bow saws, sweeper brush

Pitch rollers x 2


Ditchling Parish Council is inviting bids to purchase the listed items as a whole lot, and clear them from the council's property.  There will be an Open House and a chance to view the items on Saturday 4th February 2017 At the Groundsmans Hut, Ditchling Recreation Ground, Lewes Road, Ditchling. BN6 8TY From 10am -11.30am Sealed bids will then be submitted to the council by 13 February 2017 The successful bidder will pay the agreed price, plus £1,000 to Ditchling Parish Council. Once all items have been cleared, the £1,000 excess will be refunded in full.


 Next Parish Meeting & Venue 

The next Parish Council Meeting will be held at 7.30 pm on Monday, 13th February at Lower Hall, Ditchling Village Hall Ditchling.

Details & Background

Ditchling is a delightful village nestling at the foot of the South Downs in East Sussex. It has an electorate of approximately 1,700 people. It is an example of a Saxon Strip Parish. There is an excellent network of footpaths covering some 33miles in total which enable walkers to enjoy the countryside and in many cases savour breathtaking views.

To the North of the Village is Ditchling Common Country Park which is owned and managed by East Sussex County Council and to the south there is the famous Ditchling Beacon which is the highest point on the South Downs. Ditchling Common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest included in which there are three sites of Nature Conservation Importance.

There is a very strong cultural and artistic tradition in the Village. These are depicted in the local Ditchling Museum, Turner Dumbrell Workshops and local businesses. It is a lively community with some 40 local organisations which are represented on the Ditchling Village Association.

Ditchling is keen to preserve its character whilst realising that some change is inevitable. Parts of the Village are designated as Conservation Areas and the central area is further protected by an Article 4 Direction Order. There are 40 Listed Buildings in and around the Village.   The Parish is represented on East Sussex County Council and Lewes District Council; it has eleven members on the Parish Council who serve for four years.

The Parish Council holds its statutory meetings monthly on the fourth Monday; in addition it holds Special Council Meetings on the second Monday monthly if required to deal with plans and urgent matters. Members of the public are very welcome to attend meetings and 15 minutes is set aside before the start of the meeting proper to enable residents to speak and ask questions of the Council.