Ditchling Parish Council

Serving the Ditchling Community

Ditchling Playground is open

Following the announcement by the Government on the 4 January 2021, as per Government Guidelines Ditchling playground remains open - we would be grateful if all users adhere to the guidance on signs and respect social distancing.  If you find the playground is busy, please come back at another time. 

Parish Office Closed - 4 January 2021 

Due to the current lockdown the Parish Office is now closed and the Clerk will be working from home.  Please note the temporary contact number is 07968 998253 Monday to Wednesday or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Parish Council Vacancy 

Would you like to help improve, develop and protect your local community for the future?  Ditchling Parish Council has a vacancy currently available - please see the Latest News tab for further information.


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak Information 

For the latest information on the current National Lockdown - Stay at Home guidance please go to Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Vaccination Information - for the latest information please see:


and scroll down to Mid Sussex District for information covering the Ditchling,Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint practices.

Following changes in legislation the Parish Council are now able to meet remotely.  The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday, 18 January 2021 at 6.30pm via the Zoom platform.  The agenda will be available on this website and/or the village noticeboard prior to the meeting.    

The Clerk can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07968 998253 during office hours from Monday to Wednesday.

The Recreation Ground is open but please respect social distancing measures that are in place whilst using these facilities, and please keep dogs on leads to assist with this.  Thank you for your co-operation.  

BEACON PARISH COVID-19 RESPONSE If you know someone who is self isolating or cannot get out and who would like some support ask them to call and leave a message on 01273 921 668 Please click here for further details or go to www.beacongoodneighbours.org  

Ditchling Post Office - Please note the post office new opening hours are with immediate effect Monday to Sunday 8am to 1pm. Any parcels, special delivery items that are too large for the outside post box must be ready for collection by 11.30am. The outside box has a last collection at 5pm Monday to Friday, 12.30pm Saturday, no collection Sunday.

East Sussex County Council Community Hubs - these are a contact point that residents of East Sussex can turn to if they: 

-  feel they need extra help in coping with the effects of coronaviru

-  know someone else who needs help.

Many people will already have the support they need from family, friends, carers or neighbours and will not need their community hub. But it’s vital that no one is left on their own if they feel isolated, unwell or anxious. No one in East Sussex will be left on their own. For further information visit:  https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/community/emergencyplanningandcommunitysafety/coronavirus/coronavirus-community-hubs/

East Sussex County Council - Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/community/emergencyplanningandcommunitysafety/coronavirus/

Government Guidelines regarding Coronavirus Advice —  Please see a link to the main government website which remains updated with current and latest advice regarding coronavirus:


The HSE have now created a dedicated Coronavirus page for businesses:


NHS information is available following the link below:



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