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Name Description Contact Details

Booking Secretary: Mrs. Kay Holden  

Tel: 07764531246 

Email: adastrabookings@outlook.com


Baby and Child First Aid Course. 

Learn basic life saving skills for babies and children. Ideal for parents, grandparents, antenatal and postnatal groups, baby sitters, au pairs and anyone looking after children.

We cover how to deal with an emergency, unconsciousness, resuscitation, choking, head injuries, bleeding, burns, meningitis, croup and febrile convulsions.

Relaxed, friendly environment with lots of practicals and exercises to build confidence.

£30 per person / £50 per couple. 

Classes are taught by ex police child protection officer Emma Russell. Fully qualified and insured.

Babies are welcome!

Contact: Emma Russell, First Aid Instructor, 37 High Street, Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9TT

Mobile: 07946391117 

Website: www.babyfirstaidsussex.co.uk

First course is on Sunday 25th June from 10 a.m to 12.30. This course is ideal for new parents, great for antenatal and post natal groups and also good for grandparents. It will give you confidence when dealing with a child in an emergency and the covers what to do in an emergency, unconsciousness, resuscitation, choking, head injuries, bleeding, burns and some accident prevention £30 p.p.

Please email: info@babyfirstaidsussex.co.uk to book or www.babyfirstaidsussex.co.uk



Contact: Val Purdew 
Tel: 01273 843673

Contact: Stella Jenner
Tel: 01273 843390


Meet second and fourth Tuesday in the month from 8 to 9.30 p.m.

Contact: Aileen Scott

Tel: 01273 834496


Choirs, variety concerts

Contact: Dorrie Mottram

Tel: 01273 845291

Email: tina.mottram@btinternet.com


Thursdays at 8 p.m.  An evening of non-stop music for ballroom, Latin and some sequence.  Ideal for beginners and people who just love to dance.

Contact: David Farrant  

Tel: 01444 450584

Email: david.debonair@btinternet.com


Shows and concerts

Contact: Dorrie Mottram

Tel: 01273 845291

Email: tina.mottram@btinternet.com


HASSOCKS FIELD SOCIETY aims to encourage interest in the countryside.

Two meetings a month on Monday evenings from September to April with speakers.  A programme of local walks.   Coach outings to places of interest and an annual short holiday.  A twice yearly magazine for members.  Membership fees: £5 single, £8 a couple.

The Field Society welcomes new members.   

Contact: Secretary Beryl Varley

Tel: 01273 832351

Email: berylavarley@gmail.com


Three shows a year. (Spring, Summer and Autumn)   Interesting monthly talks held second Wednesday in the month (not August).

Contact: Derek Swaine

Tel: 01273 842516

Email: jeannederek42@btinternet.com 

Secretary: Mrs. Yati Gregory

Tel: 01444 236742

Email: yatigregory@hotmail.co.uk


Occasional use for Guild celebrations

Contact: Sally Corbin

Tel: 01273 833001

Email: sallycorbin@totalise.co.uk 


New members welcomed – links with other Twinning Associations, Downlands School and activities locally.

Carolyn Barton
3 Highlands Close
W Sussex BN6 8LD

Phone 07973 813395

Email: carolynbarton33@hotmail.co.uk


Meet every third Monday in the month (not August).

Contact: Barbara O’Rourke

Tel: 01273 846811

WI Email: b.orourke312@btinternet.com


Hurst Hassocks & Ditchling U3A is a local charity encouraging sociable, self-help learning.   Our members are not in full time employment or are retired, as we meet during the day.   We have over forty interest groups. SUN (Sussex U3A Network) use the Adastra Hall and their contact is Margaret Carroll sussexareau3a@gmail.com.     

For full details please go to www.u3asites.org.uk/hhd or email hhdu3a@gmail.com


Meet some Sunday mornings in Green Room.

Contact: Lesleigh Badgery

Tel: 01903 446955 

Mobile: 07850 433711

Email: lesleigh54@gmail.com

Website: www.the-lantern-of-light.com


Meet in the Committee Room on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday in the month 2 – 4 p.m.  Burgess Hill U3A

Contact: Colin Payne.  

Tel: 01273 841959 (m) 077332885 

Email: cep3@hotmail.co.uk


Meet every first Thursday of the month in the Committee Room from 2 p.m.

Contact: Laura King

Tel: 0300 028 8888

Email: info@carerssupport.org.uk

Website: www.carerssupport.org.uk


A small local cat rescue charity, very well supported in the local Hassocks area.     We hold four fairs a year with a variety of stalls including cakes, gifts, books, greetings cards, bric-a-brac, tombola, a raffle and refreshments are available.

Contact: Rosemary Harding

Tel: 01273 846946

Email: info@pawsandclaws-ars.org.uk


Held in Committee Room every Monday afternoon (not Bank Holidays) from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.    £2.50 to include tea, coffee and biscuit – no subscription – just drop in when you want to.

Contact: Sylvia Howard 

Tel: 01273 846763 

Email: sylviahoward21@gmail.com

Contact: Judy Brown   

Tel: 01273 842464 

Email: jbrown60@hotmail.com


Held in Main Hall every Tuesday from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.   £2. 50 to include tea, coffee and biscuit – contact Alf Milner 01273 843272 or Roy Brown 01273 842741 – no subscription – just drop in when you want to.

Contact: Roy Brown

Tel: 01273 842741

Email: roybrown1@sky.com


Six film shows a year – September to March (not December).  Doors open 7 p.m.   Film starts 7.30 p.m.   Tickets £4.50 adults - £4 concessions – refreshments and raffle.

Contact: Sherrian Guest  

Tel: 01273 842081

Email: Sherrian.guest@awclub.net


Held on Mondays from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. (in main Hall); 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. (in Green Room);  Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. (in Main Hall) £2.50 to include tea, coffee and biscuit – 
Contact: Phil Dunk  01273 844709  Email phildunk@yahoo.co.uk or Jackie Moody 01273 846815 for afternoon Table Tennis Contact: Tessa Ellis 01273 842182 for evening Table Tennis – no subscription – just drop in when you want to.


Contact: Phil Dunk  Tel: 01273 844709  Email: phildunk@yahoo.co.uk or Jackie Moody Tel: 01273 846815 for afternoon Table Tennis 

Contact: Tessa Ellis Tel: 01273 842182 for evening Table Tennis 


Every Wednesdays until 2.30 p.m. during term time

Contact: Marcella Yeates

Tel: 0787 6453019

Email: marzyeates@btinternet.com


Every Tuesday evening   at 6.30 p.m.

Contact: Jo Harris

Tel: 07584664522

Email: Jharris@weight-watchers.co.uk


Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon in Green Room (closed from mid July to early September)


Contact: Mike Berry

Tel: 01444 451595

Email: m.berry33@btinternet.com