Mince Pies & Music – Ardingly College 4th December 2015

Ardingly College are holding a Mince Pies and Music event on the 4th December for Senior Citizens of Ardingly Village.  Transport will be at 10 am from the Village Hall and Priceholme with the event starting at 10.15 am.  Please RSVP for attendance and transport to Gesa Paulfeierborn on 01444 893014 or events@ardingly.com.

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Ardingly Christmas Fayre – Saturday, 5th December 2015

The Ardingly Christmas Faye will be held on Saturday, 5th December this year from 1300 hrs to 1630 hrs.  Father Christmas will be making an appearance between 1330 hrs and 1530 hrs.  For further information contact Caroline Steer, Clerk to Hapstead Hall on 01444 892108 or clerkhapsteadhall@gmail.com to make a booking.  Carols round the Oak tree will commence at 5 pm.  Come along and join in the fun and festive spirit.

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Ardingly/West Hoathly – Public Footpath No 22Ar/19WH

Please note we have been advised by WSCC that the above footpath will be closed to protect public safety whilst cable laying works are undertaken.  Use is temporarily prohibited with effect from 5th November 2015 and the notice will be effective for 8 days from the above date. Click here to view the map and further information.  Please note due to poor weather and ground conditions, this notice will be effective for 21 days and not the original 8 days. 

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Ardingly Films – Thursday, 3rd December 2015 at 7.30pm

The next screening of the successful Ardingly Film nights will be Mr Holmes’ starring Sir Ian McKellen as a new twist on the worlds most famous detective. Tickets at £6 are available in advance from the Gallery Cafe, Post Office or Fellows Bakery or at the door on the night.  As always refreshments will be available at the venue, Hapstead Hall, Ardingly. Come along and join in the festive spirit with free mulled wine and mince pies.


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Are you young at heart mature 50+ person living in Ardingly or the surrounding area that needs help and advice getting connected to your friends and family via the internet or over the phone? Would you like help with your shopping, but cannot get to the shops?

If this sounds like you or you know someone that would be interested in this event then come along to Ardingly College on Monday afternoon from 2nd November from 1.45 to 3 pm and learn more about how you can do this.  If you don’t have a laptop, tablet or mobile phone please still come along.  Students at the College will be offering help and advice for you and are keen to help.  Please click here  to view more information and of course spread the word to friends and family who might not yet be able to see this notice as they are wanting to learn how to do so!!

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The winter meeting of the History Society will  be in Hapstead Hall on Tuesday, 10th November at 7.45pm. Mr Martyn Hodgson will present “History of HIGHBROOK Church”. All are welcome. Admission non-members £3.

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Ardingly Parish Council on Twitter

Ardingly Parish Council are now on Twitter, please follow us on @ArdinglyParishC

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Neighbourhood Plan approved in referendum

The results are in!  Ardingly Parish voted in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan.  We had 498 votes in total with one spoilt paper. This was a 35.1% turnout which was fantastic.  438 voted in favour and 59 voted against, which meant 88% of those that voted were in favour.

Thank you for all those that took the time to vote and thank you to all those that gave their input on what really is a plan that the neighbourhood created.

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Calling everyone who uses our local footpaths …………………….

as you walk our local footpath network the Parish Council would appreciate if you can report any issues you might see, such as signage, overgrown paths or broken stiles, etc.  Please report these issues to the Parish Clerk on 01444 226209 or ardinglypc@hotmail.co.uk stating the footpath, location and issue.

These details will then be passed to WSCC foothpath rangers who will arrange the appropriate maintenance to be carried out.

Please help keep our footpaths in a state of repair that we can all enjoy them ! Thank you.

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