Skip to content

Land East of Ditchling Road – Public Exhibition of Plans – Tuesday 5 December, 2.30-7.30pm

On 22 November, Wivelsfield Parish Council met with Cala Homes to view their draft plans for the Ditchling Road site, in advance of the upcoming public consultation.  They raised a number of issues with the plans, as well as drawing Cala’s attention to other points relevant to the development.   Notes from the meeting are shown below:

Notes from the meeting between Wivelsfield Parish Council and Cala Homes

Cala Homes will be holding a public exhibition of  their plans for the approved, 96-home application on land east of Ditchling Road, to be held at Wivelsfield Village Hall on Tuesday 5th December, from 2.30 to 7.30pm.  The Parish Council would encourage you to go along to view the draft plans, talk to the various consultants involved and give your views.

The greater the turnout, the better informed Cala Homes can be about what matters most to existing residents, any perceived issues, and what they need to consider to make this development work as well as it can.

For more information and an initial view of the layout please see the flyer below:

Cala Homes – Public Exhibition Invitation

Wivelsfield Recycling Day – Saturday 15th October

Building on the success of the first Recycling Day in March, we’re holding a second ‘Wivelsfield Recycling Day’ on Saturday 15th October.

A great way to locally recycle pre-loved items, anyone with items that they no longer need, but that have plenty of life left in them, can leave them outside their home on the morning of 15th October, for others to come and take if they’d find them useful.  In this way, residents will be helping to encourage the re-use of items, without having to take them to a charity shop and in a way that can benefit others in the immediate community.

We ask you to ensure that everything made available is in good working order, that there aren’t any trip hazards for those walking past, and nothing is left obstructing roads or pavements.   Anyone wishing to take part can download a ‘Wivelsfield Recycling Day’ poster below, to print and display in a window or on the items being given away, to indicate their participation in the event, or feel free to make your own!

Any items which have not been taken are to be removed again at the end of the day.

In return, perhaps anyone who finds things that they’d like to rehome, might like to pop a little ‘thank you’ note through the giver’s door, to let them know their pre-loved items are appreciated.

If you have any questions, please email Liz Gander, the Parish Clerk, via  or speak to District Councillor Bikson on 07795 188372 / .

Recycling Day Participant Pack & Poster

Boundary Commission for England Launches Consultation on Proposed Constituencies

The Boundary Commission for England is inviting people to comment during its secondary public consultation on constituency boundaries, which runs until April 4.  The proposals made would impact the Parish of Wivelsfield, which, for the purposes of parliamentary representation, would cease to be covered by the MP of Lewes, but would instead become part of the East Grinstead and Uckfield constituency.

The review is being undertaken in order to make the number of electors in each constituency roughly the same.  The Lewes constituency would become known as the Lewes County Constituency and have new areas added such as Jevington, Wannock, part of Willingdon, Stone Cross and Hankham and existing ones removed from the current make-up of the constituency including Chailey, Barcombe & Hamsey, Ditchling & Westmeston, Newick, Plumpton, Streat, East Chiltington & St John, Wivelsfield.

To find out more and have your say, please go to