FESTIVAL OF LIGHT: Today, Friday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Join in Ditchling’s Festival of Light and celebrate the start of Christmas. At 5.30pm the Lucia children’s festival procession starts from the village Green and makes its way to St Margarets Church for a service with the Swedish Choir. There’s a lot going on with activities and attractions in the museum, the Barn on the Green and the White Horse Inn. Enjoy some wine tasting, children’s face painting, live music and art and craft stalls. There’s carol singing around the Christmas tree (outside the Post Office) and follow the trail of village windows dressed on the twelve days of Christmas theme. Do come along for a lovely and special evening in the village and enjoy the stalls, activities and entertainment.

SUSSEX GREYHOUNDS: A Ditchling resident is collecting any spare balls of wool you may have hiding in your cupboards to make blankets and coats for our local, retired, greyhound, adoption kennels. So if you’re having a sort out before Christmas please ring 07778 531657 to arrange collection or delivery of the wool. Thank you from the greyhounds who also send all villagers a Happy Christmas.