Ardingly Remembers – 11th November 2018

Residents of Ardingly are warmly invited to attend the following events to be held on Remembrance Day in the village.

A Service of Remembrance at St Peters Church – 10.15hrs 

Beacon Remembrance Evening to mark the centenary of the end of WW1 – 18.30hrs at the South of England Showground

On the 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years previously when the guns fell silent at the end of the Great War.  The Queen’s Pageant Master has announced that there will be a Centenary Beacon lit at Westminster Abbey and is inviting communities across the country to hold their own remembrance ceremonies.  Ardingly Parish Council is working with the support of the South of England Agricultural Society to hold a beacon lighting remembrance ceremony on the evening of the 11th November and invite all residents to attend.  We are pleased that Revd John Crutchley and local schools will be involved with this event.  The event is also supported by the Parish Council together with a grant from Mid Sussex District Council.

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Advance Warning of Fireworks – Friday, 9th November from 7pm

Ardingly College have given the Parish Council advance notice of their bonfire/firework evening event to be held on the 9th November so that those residents with livestock/pets are aware fireworks will be going off during the evening from 7pm.  If you have any further queries please contact Ardingly College directly on 01444 893000

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Bus User Survey

Bus User Survey

Further to the recent Bus Strategy Consultation, West Sussex County Council would like to know more about how passengers use our supported bus routes across the county.  Most routes in West Sussex are operated by bus companies on a commercial basis, and these are not part of this survey. However, some routes receive a subsidy from the county council to help them run.  Below is a list of bus services which are currently either wholly or partly subsidised by the county council and are included in the survey:

Arriva – 63

Brighton & Hove – 59A

Compass Travel - 8/8A, 16, 19, 30, 31, 33, 36A/36C, 39, 42, 52, 62, 64, 66A/66C, 67, 69, 71, 74/74A/74B, 85/85A, 89, 93, 96, 99, 100, 150

Metrobus – 61, 65, 84, 98, 200, 270, 272, 291, 606, 610, 692, 693

Stagecoach - 46, 47, 50, 54, 56, 70, 91/92/93

Shared Taxi Service – Billilinks (Villages Transport Link)  We are keen to gather feedback from passengers and others to help us understand the impact of any potential changes to the routes above.

Further information and the online questionnaire is available at – or by calling 01243 642105 for a paper copy The closing date for responses is 18 November 2018.

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Shared Ownership Opportunity in Ardingly – Plover Place – 2 bed semi-detached house

Shared ownership opportunity in Ardingly – 2 bedroom semi detached house presented in excellent condition.  Applicants will need be able to demonstrate a local connection to Mid Sussex and priority will be given to those who live, work  or have a family connection in Ardingly or the surrounding parishes.  Applicants must also be registered with Help To Buy.
For further information contact Raven Homes on 0300 303 3855 or follow the link

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Ardingly Films – 25th October 2018 next screening

The next film to be screened at Hapstead Hall on 25th October will be Book Clubfeaturing Hollywood stars including Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Richard Dreyfuss, Don Johnson and many more!  The film follows four lifelong friends who have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.  It’s great fun and wonderfully entertaining!  As always, please don’t forget to purchase your tickets in advance.  Tickets are £6 each and can be purchased from Fellows Bakers or the Ardingly Post Office.

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Mid Sussex Older People’s Council continues with free one to one IT sessions

Ardingly College Monday afternoons (in term time only) from 4.20 – 5.20pm.  Are you having problems with your phone, laptop or iPad?  Then why not pop along to the free sessions being held during the Autumn term.  Located in the Lower Library at Ardingly College – just follow the MSOPC signs, you will even find a few car parking spaces reserved specifically for MSOPC.  No need to book just turn up from Monday, 10th September 2018.  For further information contact 01444 242760 or email


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Ardingly Safer Streets Scarecrow Festival

The Ardingly Safer Streets Scarecrow Festival held another successful event this year.  Well done to all those that took part in an effort to reduce the speed of traffic through the village, lots of effort was put into the fabulous scarecrows.   Safer Streets in Ardingly can be found on Facebook for further information.  Thanks to Hansons UK who kindly sponsored this years festival.

The Parish Council represented at the Scarecrow Festival


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Discount Travel Information

Please note that Metrobus have introduced a new 25% Student Discount that replaces the Student 3in1 scheme that is now ending.  25% of the adult bus fare for Crawley Metrorider period tickets – Horsham Metrorider period tickets – Metrovoyager period tickets only when purchased on the key smartcard.  For further details contact 01293 449191 or go to the Metrobus website or see the attached Metro Bus Poster

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