Coronavirus Outbreak

Published: 20 January 2021

Following changes in legislation the Parish Council are currently meeting remotely. Please see details under the Committees/Meetings/Full Council regarding dates of meetings and how to attend these remotely. 

The clerk can be contacted on or 01273 844733 during office hours from Monday to Wednesday. 

Vaccination information

For the latest information please see the Sussex Health and Care webpage about vaccinations and scroll down to Mid Sussex District for information covering the Ditchling,Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint practices.

Recreation ground and playground

These areas are open but please respect social distancing measures when using these facilities and adhere to the signage in place in the playground.  Please keep dogs on leads to assist with this in the Recreation Ground and pick up after your dog as we are experiencing a lot more users of the facilities.  A dog poo bin is situated in the car park and to the north of the children's playground with a dog poo bag dispenser. Thank you for your co-operation.

Beacon parish covid-19 response

If you know someone who is self-isolating or cannot get out and who would like some support they can call this volunteer group on 01273 921668.

Other COVID support 

East Sussex County Council community hubs are a contact point that residents of East Sussex can turn to if they:


  • feel they need extra help in coping with the effects of coronavirus
  • know someone else who needs help.


East Sussex County Council – Coronavirus (Covid-19) – help and support 

Government guidelines/coronavirus advice:

Advice and help for businesses:

NHS information: