Serving the people of Ashurst Wood

  • The next meeting of the Full Council will be on Tuesday, 5th July 2022 at 7.00pm
  • Usual Office hours are Monday - Thursday 9am until 1pm


The Village Council works with the community to organise events. Previous events have included summer fairs, Ashstock, the music and beer festival, the annual Christmas Market, a VE Street Party, Quiz nights.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Party 2nd June 2022

On the 6th February 2022, the Queen became the first British monarch ever to mark 70 years on the throne and celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. To mark the event, there will be a long weekend of celebrations from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June.

We plan to have our own celebration on Thursday 2nd June (which will be a Bank Holiday) at John Pears Field.
Come and spend time with your family and friends. Take some photos at our Royal-themed selfie stand. There will be musical entertainment during the afternoon, with a headline band, The Mad Hatter's Tea Party in the evening.

As it starts to get dark we will join in with the national beacon lighting ceremony.

Doors open 2.30 pm.

Bring your own picnic or enjoy the offerings available from our food and drink vendors.

See our Events page on Facebook

Fancy Dress Competition

Food and Drink

Licensed Bar from Sussex Event Bars
Burgers from OxBurger
Crepes from Delaney's
Ice Cream van

Tea and cakes in the Pavilion from St Dunstan's Community Cafe

Running Order

  • 2:30 Event opens
  • 2:45 fancy dress judging
  • 3:00 Choir&Ko
  • 4:00 Jazz Straszynski
  • 5:00 Common Buzzards
  • 6:15 Amber T
  • 7:30 - 8:10 The Madhatter's Tea Party
  • 8:50 - 9:30 The Madhatter's Tea Party
  • 9:45 Beacon Lighting
  • 9:50 - 10:30 The Madhatter's Tea Party
  • 10:30 Event closes

Timings are approximate and it may be necessary to make changes to the running order and line up on the day

Support for the event

We would like to thank the following bodies for their support, which has helped us to put on the event.

Mid Sussex District Council for the use of the field and pavilion as well as the award of a grant of £1,000.00 from its Platinum Jubilee Grant Fund. This will help to cover the cost of hiring stage and sound equipment and other expenses.

PPLPRS United for Music: Under the Charity and Community Discount scheme, the cost of the necessary music licences for the event has been reduced by 50%.

Mansell Mctaggart Estate Agents for sponsorship of the event and advertising boards

Last updated: Tue, 24 May 2022 12:24