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Ditchling Village Association

The Ditchling Village Association (DVA) was formed in 1947 to coordinate the activities of the various clubs and societies in the village. It continues as an organising body working in coordination with the many varied local organisations to promote cooperation between all sections of the community.

The objects of the Association are: To unite all who live in the Parish of Ditchling for the good of all.

  • To promote the welfare and wellbeing of all who live in the Parish of Ditchling.
  • To help, support and encourage each Council, Society and Club to fulfil its particular objectives.
  • The Ditchling biennial Fair is our only regular source of funding and we are most grateful to everyone who contributes in any way to its continued success. It enables us to:
  • Produce a Good Neighbours Directory which is a guide to organisations and facilities in the Village and is given to all new residents and can also been found on the DVA website (Ditchling.com).
  • Hold an annual Newcomers’ Party in March to welcome all residents new to the village since the last party and give them the opportunity to meet representatives of all the societies
  • Help towards the funding of the Sports Day.
  • Fund an over 60s event, usually around Christmas.
  • Fund the hire of the village hall for the Coffee and Cake mornings run by individual societies/organisations on the third Tuesday of each month. There is no charge, and it is open to all ages to give people the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. Consider and make grants to the village organisations.

My very grateful thanks to the Fair’s joint Chairmen, Simon Woplin and Jack Daniels. They kindly put themselves forward and have built a wonderful team of volunteers to help with the organising and running of the 2022 Ditchling Village Fair.

Without volunteers giving up their time there would not be a Fair. We are all very grateful. Finally, I wish to thank all the societies and organisations for their input and of course a thank you to everyone attending and supporting our wonderful Fair, I hope you find it a fun and entertaining day.

Catharine Robinson, Chair Ditchling Village Association (DVA)

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About Ditchling Fair

Ditchling Fair is truly one of the highlights of village life. A biennial event, 2022 will mark 710 years of celebration; and after a cancelled 2020 fair (due to the pandemic) we are all really excited and looking forward to this fair.

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Get Involved

Ditchling Fair is run entirely by a dedicated team of volunteers. Not only is it hugely rewarding helping with the lead up as the fair comes together, but also on the day itself it is simply wonderful to be able to get involved and ensure the fair’s success.

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Get in touch

Ditchling Fair is a volunteer run event for all the village. If you would like to join us and volunteer to get involved, or book a stall on the village green then please do get in touch.

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