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Council Events

Crowborough Town Council runs a varied programme of FREE events that aim to bring the community together from all ages and backgrounds.

The events calendar starts in spring with the Boundary Walk followed by a variety of summer events,  a spectacular Fireworks display, then Remembrance events, the festive Christmas Cracker, before ending the year with Civic Christmas carols.

The Town Council also organise a range of add-hock events.

We are always looking for volunteers to help with various activities at our events.  If you would like to get involved, please give us a call on 01892 652907 or email events@crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk


EVENTS 2024

The events team have been busy finalising the 2024 calendar and the dates have now been confirmed for Crowborough Town Council’s Events for 2024.

Please click on the tabs below to find out more about what’s coming up…

Event: Town Meeting

When: Wednesday 24th April 2024

Time: From 6.45pm (Town Meeting starts 7.30pm)

Where: United Church Crowborough


Crowborough’s annual Town Meeting will be held on Wednesday 24th April at the United Church, Croft Road in Crowborough from 6.45pm.

The Town Meeting gives residents the opportunity to meet with Crowborough Town councillors, Wealden District councillors and East Sussex County Council councillors from 6.45pm to 7:30pm, at surgery sessions before the Town Meeting starts.

The Town meeting will then be opened at 7.30pm by the Town Mayor and will start with an opening talk from Friends of Crowborough Hospital.

Event: Boundary Walk

When: Sunday 5th May 2024

Time: 9.00am

Where: From Goldsmith’s Recreation Ground


Crowborough’s annual Boundary Walk will be taking place on Sunday 5th May 2024.

Crowborough is surrounded by a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and the walk takes in some terrific views of the magnificent countryside around the town.

Beating the bounds is an ancient custom. When maps were rare, it was usual for members of the community to walk the boundaries of the parish. On Rogation Day, the parish priest, together with church wardens, would lead a procession of walkers.  Armed with birch or willow boughs, the processional walkers would beat the parish boundary markers and Priests would pray for the protection of the harvest to come.  Sometimes young boys of the parish would be bumped onto the boundary stones to help them remember where the parish boundary ran!

The ceremony had an important purpose. Checking and remembering the boundary was a way of preventing encroachment by neighbours.

The Crowborough Boundary Walk is approximately 10 miles.  It is open to everyone and takes approximately three hours to complete, after which walkers will have beaten the bounds.   Thankfully, we no longer beat young people who want to take part in the walk and there is a map to guide you.

Click here to view the map of the route with Guidance.

Please Note:

  • The start is on Eridge Field at Goldsmiths Recreation Ground, (next to the car park).
  • To allow walkers to spread out, there will be a staggered start between 9am and 10.30am.
  • At the 3-mile point, all walkers will receive a chocolate bar to keep them energised to the end!
  • In line with Crowborough Town Council’s aspiration to minimise its impact on the environment, it will no longer be supplying water in plastic bottles to walkers for this event, so walkers are encouraged to bring along their own filled, reusable water bottle.

Event: D -Day 80th Anniversary Commemoration

When: Thursday 6th June 2024

Time: 6.30pm to 9.15pm

Where: Goldsmiths Leisure Centre

The 6th June 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces mounted the largest amphibious invasion the world has ever witnessed. Join us as we commemorate this historic day.

Proceedings begin at 6.30pm when there will be a recording of church bells, ringing for peace.  This will be followed by a welcome from the Mayor.  There will be readings and speeches as well as a drill display from the RAF Air Cadets and 1940’s music and dance.

At 9.15pm the Crowborough beacon will be lit in line with the lighting of beacons across the rest of the UK.

Event: Sussex Day

When: Sunday 16th June 2024

Time: 13.00 – 16.00

Where: Chapel Green

To celebrate this year’s Sussex Day,  we are organising a family event on Sunday the 16th of June 2024, between 1pm and 4pm at Chapel Green, Crowborough.

It’s FREE to come along and there’s fun for all the family.

The Town Crier will be attending the event to read the Sussex Charter and throughout the event, there will be a range of activities including fairground rides, Punch and Judy shows, Animal Puppets, as well as live entertainment from Morris Dancers, So Dance Academy and activities from the Scouts and the Girl guides.

As well as an ice cream van, the scouts will be running their popular BBQ with a bread twist activity, cream teas are being provided by the Crowborough WI and the Rotary Club of Crowborough are running a bar.  Visitors can also bring their own picnics.

 

Event: Armed Forces Day

When: Saturday 29th June 2024

Time: 11am

Where: Montargis Terrace

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June, falling this year on 29 June.

It is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving personnel to Service families, veterans and cadets.

Event: Canadian Memorial Service

When: Sunday 7th July 2024

Time: 11am

Where: The Canadian Memorial at the Crowborough Beacon Golf Course.

Ever mindful of the millions of human lives sacrificed in the cause of freedom during World War 2, Crowborough Town Council, in conjunction with the Crowborough and District Veterans and Supporters Association; particularly honour and remember nine soldiers of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment of Ontario, Canada. Far from home, on 5th July 1944 these brave men were killed by a V1 missile on Crowborough Common.

This 80th Anniversary Commemoration reaffirms our gratitude to them and their comrades for their commitment and sacrifice to the cause of freedom and justice.

The service will start at the Canadian Memorial at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club at 11am

Event: Mini-Crowfest

When: Saturday 13th July 2024

Time: 13.00 to 21.00

Where: Goldsmiths Recreation Ground

A fantastic, FREE to attend, community event, bringing together local music, arts, children’s entertainment, refreshments, arena displays, eco hub and more!

Event: Firework Display

When: Tuesday 5th November 2024

Time: Gates open at 7.00pm followed by the Mayor’s welcome and the lighting of the beacon.  The display will start at 7.30pm  (tbc)

Where: Goldsmiths Recreation Ground.

This annual event has an exciting display theme to music every year, you will also be able to purchase refreshments on the night.

Event: Remembrance Sunday (exact timings tbc)

When: Sunday 10th November 2024

Time: 10.15am

Where: War Memorial, Chapel Green

Annual Remembrance Day parade, march, wreath laying ceremony and church service.

The actual parade will assemble in the lower car park, Croft Road car park at 10:15am where it will march to Chapel Green for the traditional wreath laying ceremony followed by a service of remembrance at All Saints Church.

There will be a road closure in place on Church Road between 9:45-11:30am

There will also be a service at St Michael & All Angels Church, Jarvis Brook, at 10.30am (tbc)

When: 11 November 2024 (exact timings tbc)

Time: 11.00am

Where: War Memorial at Chapel Green, Crowborough

At 10.30 am people to gather at the War Memorial at Chapel Green where there will be a welcome by the Town Mayor and address and prayer said by The Rev Steve Rees.

There will be maroons fired off to signify the commencement of two minutes silence – a second maroon will end the period of silence.

There will be Wreath Laying and the whole ceremony will last for approximately 20 min.

A road closure will be in place on Church Road between 10:30-12:00

Event: Christmas Cracker

When: Friday 29th November 2024

Time: 4.00pm to 6.30pm  (at 6.00pm the Christmas Lights will be switched-on)

Where: High Street, Crowborough

Crowborough’s Christmas Cracker event always takes place on the last Friday in November and this year it is on Friday 29th November from 4pm.

The Christmas lights will be switched on at 6.00pm and before that – music and entertainment will be performed at the Piazza.

There will be an abundance of street performers to entertain visitors, and Festive Stalls will line the High Street.  In addition, the land train will be transporting children and their families to visit Santa in his Grotto at the Social Club in Croft Road.

We are looking forward to the return of this festive event and hope that the Crowborough community will come together to enjoy this fabulous, family friendly start to the festive season.

* * * STALL BOOKINGS NOT OPEN YET * * *

We have a limited amount of stalls allocated on a “first come, first served basis”.

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Event: Civic Christmas Carols

When: Thursday 5th December 2024

Time: 7.30pm

Where: All Saints Church, Chapel Green, Crowborough

Crowborough Town Council organises a Civic Carol Service at All Saints Church every year which is well attended by local families and schools

Local choirs and bands will be performing throughout the evening.