Village Hall

Tucked away at the bottom of Hut Lane, and with a wonderful view over acres of unspoilt land, the Village Hall is the main communal meeting place for the village. It is a regular venue for societies as diverse as the Bowls Club, the Variety Club, the Horticultural Society etc.

The building is also the venue for more serious events such as regular meetings of the Parish Council and other committees. Village organisations use the hall for their AGM’s and the annual Village Assembly also meets here every Spring. The Hall can be hired at very competitive rates for private functions.

Registered Charity No. 305236
Activity Address Village Hall, Hut Lane, Hadlow Down, East Sussex. TN22 4HJ
Contact Address Village Hall, Hut Lane, Hadlow Down, East Sussex. TN22 4HJ
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Parking for Hall users is permitted around the perimeter of the building. Please make full use of the rear of the Hall by double-parking if your party is leaving at one time. Or using the rear for the organisers of the event, who will be the last to leave. Parking is permitted in the adjacent lanes, but please ensure cars are parked sensibly, not obstructing any neighbouring driveways and that there is sufficient access for emergency vehicles. The Hire Agreement you will have signed does ask you to appoint a person to be responsible for parking. It will be helpful to our very patient neighbours and not spoil the enjoyment of your own guests if they are called out to move their vehicles.


You will find meters in the lobby for the electric sockets and heating, these take £1 coins. The lighting is not on a meter so will not switch off. If for any reason, the power trips. The trip switches are above the front door and a master switch can be found in the top left hand corner of the meter cupboards.

Hadlow Down Drama and Variety Club Programme

Hadlow Down Drama and Variety Club Programme
17thJuly- An evening led by a professional Storyteller, who will model how to tell oral stories and then give us an opportunity to work in groups on our own. (7.30pm at Hadlow Down Village Hall)
August- Holiday break
18thSeptember- We are now members of NODA (National Opera and Drama Association) and we will be enjoying an evening of play reading together using their free scripts (7.30pm at Hadlow Down Village Hall)
16thOctober- A fun evening with wine and a drama quiz- be prepared to have a giggle (7.30pm at Hadlow Down Village Hall)
9thNovember- A trip to the Assembly Halls to see Sing-a-long-a- Gareth Malone 2 – £27 reduced group rate (contact Ellis on to book a ticket)
11thDecember- A Get Together for a Christmas meal at The Hare and Hounds, Framfield

District & Parish Council Election May 4th.

Hadlow Down Online has been contacted by the Chief Returning Officer to advise that as the
District Council Ward – Hadlow Down & Rotherfield
Hadlow Down Parish Council
have now been filled by unopposed candidates there is no need to hold the planned election on Thurs. May 4th.
At the close of the period for nominations on Tuesday 4 April there was/were:
  • one valid candidate for the Hadlow Down & Rotherfield District Ward seat
  • five valid candidates for the seven seats on Hadlow Down Parish Council
This means that the candidates nominated to those areas have been elected unopposed.
It will not, therefore, be necessary to hold a poll for this area on Thursday 4 May 2023, so please dispose of your poll card and do not turn up to vote on Thursday 4 May 2023. If you are a postal voter, you will not receive a postal ballot paper.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Elections Office.
Electoral Services, Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AX

A New Start For The Hadlow Down Drama & Variety Club

We are pleased to let you know that at our recent AGM it was decided to continue with our Society and to see if we can attract new members with some different approaches. In a village community, it is so important to keep opportunities open for people to connect, and this is what the committee is keen to do. If you want more information about HDD&VC do ring me on 07506889724 or email, new members are always welcome.
We have booked the Village Hall for a monthly meeting at which we will have different activities for members to enjoy. The dates are as follows so please put them in your diaries:
17th April, 2023 7.30pm An evening of mime and improvisation- no experience needed, just a good sense of humour!!
15th May, 2023 7.30pm
19th June, 2023 7.30pm
17th July, 2023 7.30pm
We have left the three latter dates open as we would like to run our ideas past members at the first meeting, but the things we have been considering are: the showing of a play; a session with a storyteller looking at storytelling techniques; theatre/cinema visits; and play readings.
We are also exploring the possibility of joining NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association), which has a number of benefits, including plays, musicals and pantos that members can use, a regional website to link people to local societies and training opportunities.
Another plan, is to record some bedtime stories for children, some of which may be a video, and others audio. We would place these on a site, such as, Youtube, for parents/carers/children to access. We would also open up the opportunity to record a story to non-members of the Society. We know there are members, and potential members, that have a fear of word learning and it would be a fun, and inclusive activity, to record a series of radio style plays/’book at bedtime’ that the village community, and beyond, could access.
Social media is well-used by so many people that we intend to keep our facebook page up-to-date and to make sure we have a presence on the village website as well.
As always, the views of members are so welcome, our philosophy is ‘the more the merrier’, so do please let us know of any ideas you may have and items to include on the website.
We look forward to seeing you on the 17th April at 7.30pm and hope that, meanwhile, you have a Happy and Peaceful Easter.
Kind regards,


An Evening With Owls

‘An Evening with Owls’ is coming to Hadlow Down Village Hall, presented by the UK Owl and Raptor Centre.
This evening talk will provide a unique insight into the world of Owls and will give you the opportunity to see some of the largest and smallest species from around the world…
Date: 13th November ’22
Time: 19:00
Tickets cost £5.50 per child, £7.50 per adult and £28 for 4 adults. Visit for more information and to book your tickets!