Welcome to Hassocks Community Organisation. We are a registered charity representing the merger of
Hassocks Community Partnership and Hassocks Amenity Association.
Head to our forum to discuss all things to do with our village, Have your say on local plans and village life.
Owing to the virus related restrictions our Star Cinema activity is suspended until further notice. The village market opened on Saturday 27th June and the Cycle Hire and Cycle Service shop is also now open. Social distancing measures, including controlled access are in place.
CORONA VIRUS - SOURCE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (updated 10/09/20)
Latest Government instructions are:
On 9 September, the government announced upcoming changes to simplify restrictions and ensure the virus is controlled.
These new restrictions will be set out in the law and the police and other enforcement officers will be able to issue penalties for those that don’t comply. The latest and most critical change is: from 14 September - when the new rules apply - it will be against the law to meet people you do not live with in a group larger than 6 (unless you are meeting as a household or support bubble). The police will have the powers to enforce these legal limits, including to issue fines (fixed penalty notice) of £100, doubling for further breaches up to a maximum of £3,200.
Outdoor monthly market on National Tyres Forecourt, Hassocks.
Held on the 4th Saturday of every month except if it falls on or after Christmas Day.
Friendly stalls offer range of locally produced produce and services. Fresh locally grown vegetables, eggs, locally reared meat, preserves, cakes and lots more.
National Tyres Forecourt, Hassocks
9:00AM - 12:30PM
Street and parking lot parking
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FLOOD RISK REDUCTION IN HASSOCKS
This has been the winter of floods: record rainfalls across the country, with a series of intense storms dumping a month’s-worth of rain in a day or two. Has Hassocks just been lucky to avoid flooding, despite the recent torrential rain? Maybe, but a group of local residents has been working for the last four years on natural flood management (NFM) to reduce flood risk in our village. Our Floods and SuDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) group is composed of members of HKD Transition and Hassocks Community Organisation (HCO) together with the Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust (OART).
RAIL GROUP UPDATE
Train changes in May 2020
Hassocks Rail Group has been liaising with the rail companies as new works are planned for the Brighton mainline starting in May.
May 2020 sees the beginning of major upgrade works to Gatwick Airport station to meet the ever-increasing passenger demand there (see the information on the Rail Group page). As a result, platforms and lines at Gatwick will be out of commission for a time and that means that train paths to London will be limited. This in turn means that some trains from Hassocks will be altered.
Under current plans there will still be 4 off-peak trains per hour in each direction from Hassocks, as at present, but on Monday to Saturday Southern’s services will be travelling to and from Hove and the West Coastway line so Victoria-bound trains may be more crowded going north while Brighton-bound travellers will find their only direct services will be via Thameslink trains.
On Sundays all trains are from and to Brighton.
The peak time trains are similar to the present timetable but there are some adjustments and it will be important to check the new timetable.
The new timetable introduces a new direct train service to Hove and West Coastway stations including Shoreham, Worthing and Littlehampton.
The Rail Group regularly feeds the concerns of Hassocks rail users to Govia Thameslink Railway through its stakeholder representatives who have good connections with the rail companies.
Station waiting room doors
The waiting room doors, which were broken in September 2019 after an overnight break-in, have eventually, after almost 6 months, been repaired at the end of February. The Rail Group has been in regular contact with Southern’s managers to resolve this and it is good news that the ticket office and waiting room has now been restored to its bright and welcoming area.