Photo: Batt's Pond by Steve Bailey

  1. Village community of some 5,500 people that is friendly and welcoming – people talk to you in the street and shops
  2. Good variety of shops covering everyday needs in one compact High Street; all served by free or econonical car parking both in the street and 2 car parks
  3. Several historic pubs together with cafes and restaurants catering for most tastes; including a local bakery
  4. Excellent primary school, modern village hall, library, youth club, 4 churches
  5. Leisure centre, tennis courts, playing fields, skate park, cricket and bowls; snooker, choirs, arts and craft activities for all ages and abilities
  6. A great place to do business with over 600 businesses of various kinds in the village and surrounding area
  7. More than 120 groups and clubs catering for activities and interests including snooker, darts, singing, arts and crafts for all ages
  8. Miles of footpaths and bridleways both in the village and adjoining countryside  offering lovely walks in the woodlands and by riverstide with superb views of the South Downs and High Weald and the Downs Link cycle track linking North and South Downs
  9. Good location just 10 miles from the sea; close to Brighton and Horsham and only 7 miles from the nearest railway station giving direct connections to London
  10. Attractive village environment with historic buildings and churches and a wide variety of houses to choose from.