Ditchling Parish Council

Serving the Ditchling Community


Road Closure - Monday, 21st September 2020 - please note the following information from ESCC Highways: 

High Street/North End will be closed to through traffic between 9am and 4pm. Traffic will be diverted via B2116, Ockley Lane, Folders Lane, Common Lane and vice versa.  This is due to drainage works taking place on the High Street.  Please see our website for information about these upcoming works: https://www.eastsussexhighways.com/highway-schemes/high-street-ditchling-drainage-sep-2020

Ditchling Playground is now open

Ditchling playground is now 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. 

The Government Guidelines in relation to the opening of play areas can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-playgrounds-and-outdoor-gyms/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-playgrounds-and-outdoor-gyms


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 

Following changes in legislation the Parish Council are now able to meet remotely.  The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday, 28 September 2020 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 Parish Office is closed, however 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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