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Owing to the virus related restrictions our Star Cinema activity is suspended until further notice. Following a review of the 5th November regulations we are pleased to advise that the village market will continue but will only be allowing food related stalls. The Cycle Hire and Cycle Service shop will remain open for bike servicing only.
However, here's something to look forward to during these difficult times! See you there!
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HASSOCKS VILLAGE MARKET
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
ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFO
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FLOOD RISK REDUCTION IN HASSOCKS
This Autumn has again seen a series of intense storms dumping a month’s-worth of rain in a day or two. Central Hassocks has experienced some flooding due almost entirely to blocked road drains on the main road from Stonepound to the junction of Keymer Road with Grand Ave. Despite excessive rainfall the Herring stream did not over-top and we feel that our past work on natural flood management (NFM) together with members of HKD Transition and the Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust (OART) continues to mitigate flooding from the Herring stream and its tributaries.
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.
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE (26/11/20) : There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other:
Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
Cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
Make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions