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Summer fete 2024

Category: News

What a fantastic afternoon!

It was wonderful to see so many residents and visitors enjoying our traditional village fete.

Many thanks to ALL those involved in making it such a success!

Here is just a selection of some of your comments

‘Fab day yesterday, thank you so much to you and your team’

‘Just wanted to say what a fantastic event the fete was. We are lucky to live in such a great village.

Well done to all the team!

‘Well done to everyone, it was a great event ‘

What a truly wonderful day, yesterday was! Huge thanks for the fantastic organisation that made it such a success!’

What a fantastic day it was on Saturday. Thank you from the Gardening Club to everyone on the Fete committee for working so hard to put on a such a good event’

More pics to follow – please see our Gallery page

Residents’ Association AGM

Category: News

Many thanks for those who came along to this year’s AGM on the 20th May.

It was great to see so many of you there and to have the chance to share a drink with you and chat about what we all get up to on behalf of our residents.

Many of you also collected your new Residents Association Membership Cards. If you didn’t manage to get along and have paid this year’s subscription your card will be delivered to you shortly.

As ever the Residents’ Association committee members welcome comments and suggestions from our members and look forward to seeing you out and about around the village.

2025 Residents’ Association Entertainment Evening date announced

Category: Upcoming Events

Save the date! Come join us for a fun packed evening with local group Duality on FRIDAY 7th FEBRUARY.

Discounted ticket prices for Residents’ Association members.

More details to follow nearer the event.

Village D Day celebrations – Thursday 6th June

Category: Past Events

Many residents came along to the recreation ground on the evening of the 6th of June to mark the 80th Anniversary of the D Day landings, organised by the Parish Council and East Dean Cricket Club.

With hot food, a licenced bar, a cricket match between sons and fathers, as well as music from the period and a live performance by bag pipers, the event was a great success.

The evening was rounded off by the lighting of the Beacon followed by a firework display.

Information Session about Scamming

Category: News

Many thanks to all those residents who came along to the very informative presentation given by PCSO Richie Davidson and his colleagues. Many of you talked about some of the scams you have encountered and we discussed ways to help avoid being caught out by criminals in the future.

PCSO Davidson has sent us links to various current publications advising about ways to keep safe and the Residents’ Association will be emailing these out to members over the next couple of weeks.

You can find Richie’s contact details on our Links page but if you wish to report any fraud please contact Sussex Police on the non emergency number 101, or you can use the textphone service on 18001 101 if you have a hearing or speech impediment. You can also call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 ( Monday – Friday 8am to 8pm)

Our thanks go to Richie and his team for the very much appreciated advice and guidance he and his team provided.

Entertainment Evening

Category: Past Events

A huge thank you to all that came along to this sparkling evening of chatter, dance and fun last Friday (9th Feb)

Over 80 of us enjoyed the great music provided by the very popular couple Barney and Paula who make up DUALITY. There was dancing from the get go and everyone seemed to enjoy the chance to banish those winter blues!

Together with the raffle we raised a significant sum to go towards community projects. If you would like a say in how the money is spent, please join us for our AGM on Monday 20th May – we want to hear your ideas.

More images can be found in the gallery section.


Category: News

RA Environmental Group

Organised by the East Dean Litter Pickers WhatsApp group, with support from the RA Environment Group, eight people braved a very windy but dry and sunny, January Saturday to remove litter from the A259. We spent about three hours clearing both sides of the road from the East Dean bus stop up to the golf course, a distance of about 1.8 miles (almost 3 km). A similar litter pick was done by the group in February last year.

Twelve large bags of rubbish were collected, much of it plastic wrappers, plastic bottles and drinks tins, but also various discarded car parts. The bags have all been removed and will go into domestic bins or be taken to the Council dump. It represents the best part of a year’s accumulation of rubbish and shows that our roads are still getting unnecessarily littered.

Jonathan Timberlake


Category: News Archive

If you decide to take part in the BIG GARDEN BIRD WATCH 2024 then you can register via this link.


When you submit your results to the RSPB could you please send a copy of them to our environmental group at edfraecocare@gmail.com. We will add the data to that held locally helping us to monitor any changes in the numbers of local species.

Neighbourhood Planning update

Category: News Archive


You are warmly invited to an Open Evening to be held on Monday 29th January 2024, starting at 7.30 pm in the Main Hall, where the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will update the community on the projected contents of the Plan they are working on, and the timescale. The Group could still do with an additional member, so if you feel able to contribute, please do contact Cllr Bustard or the Deputy Clerk.

As part of the Neighbourhood Plan project, we’d really like to collect views and images of our parish that reflect what makes it a special place. Our photograph competition is open to all ages and abilities. We would love it if you could send in your favourite photos, which can be submitted in one or more of the following categories:

  • Local green spaces
  • Notable buildings
  • Favourite view – either of landscape or within the villages

Please submit a maximum of two photos per category along with your name and contact details (and parental permission if required); the location where the photo was taken; and a short description of the content of the photograph. Then email to: admin@edfparishcouncil.org.uk

The competition is open to all ages (entrants under age 18 will need parental permission) and abilities – whether you are a complete beginner using your phone, or more experienced with a full camera set up. We want to celebrate what is special in our villages!

All entries will be displayed locally and a judging panel will select Highly Commended entries in all categories and one overall winner will receive a voucher for £15.

The full rules of the competition please contact Katrina Larkin at admin@edfparishcouncil.org.uk

Cllr Michael Bustard (Chair of NPSG)

An Evening of Entertainment to chase away those winter blues.

Category: News Archive

Come join us on Friday 9th February for an evening of musical entertainment. Whether you want to get up and dance or just listen to the fabulous selection of music, the local group Duality are sure to entertain. This locally renown duo have been entertaining international audiences since the late 1990’s.

Together with a full calendar of private functions they regularly perform throughout the year in local hotels such as the Langham.


Ticket prices include free entry into the raffle and one free drink on presentation of your ticket .

£10 per ticket for Residents’ Association members

£15 per ticket for non members

To reserve tickets drop Lesley a line on edfresidentsassociation@gmail.com