Community Information

For more information on the new refuse scheme and to register for new garden waste bins contact Wealden District Council

For issues relating to fly Tipping, Abandoned Cars, Dog Fouling/Signage, Unlicensed scrap metal collectors contact WDC. They can also liaise with council hosing officers on garden/street rubbish on council properties.
christopher.lambeth@wealden.gov.uk is the direct contact.

For more information on East Sussex County Council and for highway news please click here

For details on reporting potholes and fly tipping please click here

For details of Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner please click here

Emergency Plan click here 

Ashdown Café

The doors of the Ashdown Cafe are open once a month at Danehill Memorial Hall throughout the year (not August). It's run by local residents with coffee, tea, cakes and good conversation on offer! The cafe is a great opportunity to find out more about what's going on in our villages and to meet up with friends - old and new. We also welcome those who have art and craft skills to share, and from time to time there's musical entertainment provided by pupils from our wonderful primary school and a very talented local pianist.

The Ashdown Cafe is a community venture and we have been able to make donations to local organisations to help support their work.

Please come and join us on the second Friday of the month from 9.30am - 12 noon.

Dates for 2019: June 14th, July 12th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, December 13th.

TNT and ICE Youth Groups

TNT is a purely social youth group for School Years 7 and 8 running from 6.15pm-7.25pm Thursdays in term time. ICE is a purely social youth group for School Years 9, 10 and 11 running 7.35pm-8.45pm Thursdays in term time. Everyone is welcome! On our club nights we have everything you would expect, pool, air hockey, table tennis, basket ball, wii, music, chill out room and of course a tuck shop! You don't have to come every week (sometimes homework takes over L). Full details can be found by clicking here: https://www.allsaintsdanehill.org.uk/weekdays/tnt-ice-youth-groupshttps://www.allsaintsdanehill.org.uk/weekdays/tnt-ice-youth-groups

Once every half term on our programme we have a 'Hot Potato' night. For this evening we gather to discuss a hot social topic, time to look at different points of view, discuss and reflect. Everyone has a fee pot noodle too (no not a jacket potato!). In the summer term we combine together for a whole series of summer specials, in the past these have included sumo wrestling, water slide, charity car wash and of course our annual water slide and garden party. Full details can be seen by clicking the link above.

Danehill Village Hall

Danehill Village Hall is situated in the centre of the village, next to the main car park and playground. It is available to hire for a variety of social, business or sporting events. Currently used for a variety of activities including the popular village market, a community cafe, exhibitions, concerts, club and society meetings, pilates, karate, badminton and dog training, the history of the hall dates back around 100 years.

The main hall can seat up to 100 people, and a carpeted meeting room which seats up to 30. There is a well-equipped kitchen, 12-piece matching place settings and glasses can be hired with the hall or on their own. Tables and chairs can also be separately hired.

For more information - http://danehillhall.co.uk

Danehill Historical Society

Danehill Historical Society meets throughout the year (with the exception of August and December) and offers a mix of talks, presentations and visits. The society has an extensive archive of historical documents, old photographs, early maps and articles on many subjects. Visitors are welcome at all meetings (subject to a small charge) except some summer visits where numbers may be limited. The current programme, contact details and feature articles are available online: https://www.danehillhistory.org

Bowls Club

The Isle of Thorns and District Bowls Club (RH17 7DE) is a very, very friendly bowls club on the A275 at Chelwood Gate (in the Cat’s Protection grounds). A warm welcome is extended to all who would like to play bowls in the heart of the Ashdown Forest.   It is great fun and players, with or without previous experience, are very welcome. All you need are some flat-soled shoes. We will provide all other equipment.  Please call me to arrange a time for you to come up to the Club and try bowls in a safe outdoor environment.   (Contact Barbara Bird barbarabird20@gmail.com or 01342 323861/075130 47981 for more information.)

Ashdown Women’s Institute

Ashdown Women's Institute meets at Chelwood Gate Village Hall on the second Tuesday of each month, from 8-10pm.

For more information, please contact 01825 740471

Our meetings are for non-members and members, everyone is welcome. Please read the village posters to find out what we are doing each month.

 

Bowls Club

 

The Isle of Thorns and District Bowls Club (RH17 7DE) is a very, very friendly bowls club on the A275 at Chelwood Gate (in the Cat’s Protection grounds). A warm welcome is extended to all who would like to play bowls in the heart of the Ashdown Forest.   It is great fun and players, with or without previous experience, are very welcome. All you need are some flat-soled shoes. We will provide all other equipment.  Please call me to arrange a time for you to come up to the Club and try bowls in a safe outdoor environment.   (Contact Barbara Bird barbarabird20@gmail.com or 01342 323861/075130 47981 for more information.)


Useful Links

WEALDLINK PASSENGER SERVICE: 01892 771332

PARISH BOOKINGS
Chelwood Gate Vilage Hall: 01825 740562
Danehill Village Hall: 01825 790797
Recreation Ground: 01342 822404 

Ramblers Footpath Warden for Danehill Parish if you have any queries is David Fry
tel 07860-191198

POST OFICE

Services are available every Friday

  • Chelwood Gate Village Hall: 10.00 - 12.00 (10am to Noon)
  • Danehill Social Club: 14.30 - 16.30 (2.30pm to 4.30pm)

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