What’s on in Brightling – Brightling, East Sussex – village website

Regular events in Brightling

Keeping up with what’s going on

This website

If you want to get an email everytime there is a news posting to this website, visit the home page and fill in your details in the section headed “Keep up to date with Brightling news”. You will get a confirmation email where you need to confirm that you want to get emails from this website. Once you have signed up, you will get roughly one email per week on average. This is a very good way of keeping in touch.

Each email contains a working unsubscribe link so you can stop them any time.

If you would like to become a regular contributor to this website, please email webmaster.brightling@gmail.com New contributors would be extremely welcome.

Calendar on this website

Also on the home page is the calendar of events. This is kept up-to date. Tech-savvy Google calendar users may wish to import the Brightling calendar into their own calendar, using this iCal link. (if this means nothing to you, ignore it).

If you are a regular organizer of events in Brightling, and you would like to update the calendar yourself, please email webmaster.brightling@gmail.com with a request to be added to the list of people who can update the calendar.


There is a Facebook group “Dallington, Woods Corner and Brightling Community” It is a private group; message the organizer if you would like to join.


Nextdoor is a little bit like Facebook, but specifically organized around neighbourhoods, eg you can only join the Brightling Nextdoor group if you actually live in Brightling. Once you have joined you can chat to other members, post questions and announcements, bought and sold etc. It is perhaps the best place to put things like “lost cat”, “does anyone know a good plumber” etc. Nextdoor does tend to send you a lot of emails, but you can tweak the settings to reduce them to a minimum.

Regular events

Village Cafe – 10:00 to 12:00 noon on the last Saturday of the month from March to November (excluding August). Tea/coffee, cake and the occasional stall selling produce, flowers etc.

Local Lunches were created in 2021 and are now held every other month, mid-week to offer a freshly prepared seasonal 2 course lunch in the Village Hall. Anyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge for attending, although we hope that our food delights sufficiently to earn a donation.

Flower show – takes place every year in July. One of the highlights of the Brightling year.

Robertsbridge Arts Partnership – regular events in Zoom or real life

Village calendar

Things to do

Self-guided walks in Dallington Forest A 2-mile, self guided walk through the Dallington Forest: Ancient Woodland, Hollow Ways and the PoW tree.  Download the guide. New for 2021! A 3-mile self-guided walk “Conservation woodland, Veteran Pollard Beeches, ‘King and Queen’, Ancient hedgerows” Download the guide These walks were created by our “Tree champion” (aka Tree Warden)…