Chiddingly Parish Council


Mission Statement


The Council will work to ensure the provision of high quality services in our community through the application of good governance, accountability and transparency to improve the quality of life of its residents.





  • The Parish Council will provide the opportunity for consultation on planning applications, within the time frames permitted.
  • The Parish Council will maintain and endeavor to improve the general civic amenities enjoyed by the Parish residents, and within the powers of the Parish Council.
  • The Parish Council will liaise with East Sussex County Council highways department to ensure roads, footpaths and bridleways are maintained to a high and safe standard within the Parish.
  • The Parish Council will apply good financial management and control of the precept (budget) by following correct budgeting and reporting procedures as laid down by statute.




Parish Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month (with the exception of August) at 7.30pm in Chiddingly Village Hall. Planning Committee meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.


The agenda for both the parish council and planning committee meetings are published on the website, with at least three working days notice of the meeting.


Parishioners are welcome to attend the meetings, and before each meeting formally convenes they may ask questions and/or make a statement.


Agendas and Minutes are available by email. Please contact the clerk to be added to the mailing list.




Photography credits

The parish council would like to thank the following people for kindly sharing their photos on our website.


Lucy Carnaghan, Jane Brymer, Rosie Dadswell, Max Higgs, Martin Surgey, Caroline Surgey, Steve Tolhurst, Ruth Rance, Rachael Smith, Mike Goss, Steve Newham.

Latest News


A suitable location for a skatepark
8th November 2017


As many of you will be aware, a group of parishioners have been working hard on the skate park project. Unfortunately the initial location considered for a skate park has proved unsuitable, so they are now looking for a new site that would be suitable. If you have any ideas on a suitable location, or you are a landowner that maybe able to let some land for a skate park - we would be really keen to hear your ideas. Please email them to; so that they can be passed onto the skate park project group.


Operation Christmas Child


Shoebox Gifts

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, a Christian international relief organisation.


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Remembrance Sunday


Remembrance Sunday



At 10.45 a.m. on Sunday 12th November 2017 there will Remembrance Service at Chiddingly Church.


Safer kitchens – Safer Homes
24th August 2017


East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFR)


East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to do three simple things to help keep their homes safe from fire...


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East Sussex Against Scams Partnership
23rd August 2017


Chiddingly Parish Council recently signed up to the East Sussex Against Scams Partnership to try to promote knowledge and awareness of this issue.


Here is some advice on protecting yourself and others from scams and what you can do if you have been affected by one.


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Forthcoming Events


Advance Diary Dates


Future events:



1st December 2017 - The Angel and the Fiend.


7th December 2017 - WI Christmas Party.


21st December 2017 - Swingshift Charity Concert.


19th January 2018 - Lachelle Link AGM


10th February 2018 - East Hoathly Church Fundraising Event: Rock Around the Clock.


3rd March 2018 - Friends of Chiddingly Church annual fundraising event.


7th April 2018 - Village Hall Fundraising Quiz.


Christmas Church Services


The following dates are for Christmas services in Chiddingly:


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Chiddingly Festival


Please either visit the Chiddingly Festival website or click here for details of forthcoming events at the Chiddingly Festival.


Churchyard Work Party
October 2017


The next parish church yard clean up is in October - if you would like to join them you would be very welcome.


Email Nick Sharp




Armistice Day


Act of Remembrance



At 10.55 a.m. on Saturday 11th November 2017 there will be an Act of Remembrance at Chiddingly War Memorial


Vert Woods Community Woodland
15th November 2017


The next big event is the local launch of the tree charter, in partnership with the Woodland Trust.


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Chiddingly Parish Diary for November 2017
November 2017


Events happening in Chiddingly during November:


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Chiddingly Parish Council Public Meeting
23rd November 2017


Community Land Trust: There is to be a Public Meeting at 7:30pm on 23rd November in Chiddingly Village Hall about forming a Community Land Trust.


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Oral History Group
27th November 2017


Meeting at the Village Shop at 10.30 a.m. on Monday 27th November 2017.


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The life of the rural parish priest
27th November 2017


Monday 27th November 1030 Chiddingly Village Shop: they will be discussing the life of the rural parish priest


The Angel and the Fiend
1st December 2017


The Angel and the Fiend is to be mounted at East Hoathly Church on Friday 1st December at 7.30 p.m.



This is a drama set to a constant stream of images that depicts the life and work of Lee Miller: fashion model, surrealist photographer, combat photographer and gourmet cook. It is written and devised by Antony Penrose, her son and biographer.


Tickets £10 - please contact Sue on


Proceeds to East Hoathly Church.



Rock Around The Clock
10th February 2018


Lewes Rock Choir have been booked for February 10th 2018


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Annual Fundraising event
3rd March 2018


Friends of Chiddingly Church Annual Fundraising event.