Ovingdean Allotments
Ovingdean Beach from the Undercliffe
Ovingdean Gap



OVINGDEAN GREEN FESTIVAL – 27 JUNE 2020: Regrettably we have had to cancel this years festival because of the uncertainty caused by Covid -19.We are currently deciding the date for the 2021 festival !! Watch for more details

A very warm welcome to the Ovingdean Village community website. If you’re a resident, you’ll find news and information about the many societies and groups in the village, as well as details of upcoming events and a forum for discussing local issues. For visitors to the area, there’s a wealth of information on things to see and do and a gallery of images submitted by local people to give you a flavour of just what it’s like to live in our beautiful semi-rural village nestling between the South Downs National Park and the English Channel. I do hope you find the website useful – I look forward to receiving your contributions and suggestions of how the site might develop and serve the community.



Russell Smith,
website moderator

Ovingdean Village Sign

Current Village Issues



From: Palmer, Charlie <Charlie.Palmer@southernwater.co.uk>

Subject: Update from Southern Water – Burst main in Ovingdean

Good morning,

Further to mine and Tom’s previous updates, we’re still working to repair the burst which has turned out to be more complex than we initially thought. The pipe chamber is shared by a number of other utilities including electricity – one particularly large power cable is positioned extremely close to the burst pipe, and we are working with  UK Power Networks to ensure the safety of all.


Colleagues have been working through the night on the repair. We’re also rezoning our networks and using tankers to keep as many people in supply as possible.


We know some customers are still without water, particularly near the marina. The bottled water station at the Marina is open and we are delivering water to customers on our Priority Services Register. We encourage any customers who need additional support to call us on 0330 303 0277 or our emergency number 0330 303 0368. After the pre-recorded message customers will be able to share details of their circumstances and arrange for water to be delivered.


We’re also aware that customers in the area – and across Brighton – may be experiencing discolouration. The water is fine to be used in the normal ways – the discoloration should clear within 24 – 48 hours.  If it’s still discoloured after this time, please call us on 0330 303 0368.


As a reminder – the bottled water station at the Marina is open and we encourage customers who are unable to physically collect water from the marina to contact us on the numbers above. Please do check our social media pages and website for updates throughout the day.


As before, please do share this update with other stakeholders who might find it useful and do let me know if any colleagues should be included in these updates.


Many thanks,




Charlie Palmer
Policy Manager