Situated to the southern end of the area covered by Wealden District Council, Willingdon is one of the larger villages in East Sussex, with a population of approximately 6,500.
Residents of Willingdon enjoy the local churches, recreation grounds and gardens, walks and village halls, its own beautiful cemetery, three pubs and a Windmill. The Windmill (which was built in the 19th century) is a Heritage site and has a museum. Visitors are welcome and many school parties, Scout and Guide groups are given tours.
Willingdon has two excellent schools – Willingdon Primary School (which has a specialist deaf unit) and Willingdon Community School (a specialist IT school). Both schools are very involved in the local community.
Willingdon is an ancient ecclesiastical parish with much to offer. It is located within close proximity of the South Downs National Park, which has many beautiful countryside walks. Willingdon and Jevington are considered to be popular villages, both of which are surrounded by natural beauty which will remain protected by the South Downs National Park.
On the way to Jevington is Filching, which is home to a Manor House and motor museum.
Jevington is a small rural village with a population of approximately 200. A number of buildings in the village are listed as being of architectural or historic value. The South Downs Way long distance path passes through the village.
Residents and visitors to Jevington enjoy its attractions, including a small church, a quaint village hall, a very popular village pub and a couple of popular tearooms.Many community events take place in the Parish every year including a Willingdon and Jevington in Bloom competition, a ‘Music in the Park’ event and a Christmas Carol evening.
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