• Rural Community Life Under Threat

      Many community activities are inspired by and take place in Binsted and its surrounding countryside.

      For information including businesses in farming, horticulture, pub, B&B, kennels, see the community pages on www.binsted.org

      On this page, below, is information about:

      Click here to read about the environmental work of ACT-MAVES:

      MAVES website link


      Binsted Arts Festival: 10-12 June 2016; 10-18 June 2017

      A festival celebrating the way local writers artists and performers respond to countryside like the beautiful area around Binsted, south and west of Arundel.  


       Binsted Arts Festival

      If you are interested in learning more, helping or participating, please email Camilla Lambert.  



      Binsted Strawberry FairBinsted Strawberry Fair

      Sunday 23rd July 2017, 2.00 - 4.30 - the 30th Anniversary Fair 

      The Strawberry Fair - click here to read about it 

      The Fair is held in a beautiful 19th-century threshing barn and the Strawberry Fair fields at BN180LL.  It is a great place to meet others who love rural Sussex, to buy donated local produce including herbs and shrubs from Binsted and Walberton Nurseries, and to enjoy a range of farming and local interest and craft stands.  There are also Strawberry Teas, ice creams, childrens games, sheep and baby chicks.  And some of Sussex's finest folk musicians will be playing traditional tunes in and around the barnyard.

      This traditional country Fair has been put on for charities by the community of Binsted and its friends, for 28 years.  In 2015 it raised over £6,000 in aid of Sussex Wildlife Trust, Friends of Chichester Hospitals and Binsted Church Repairs; in 2016 it raised over £6,500 in aid of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), CPRE Sussex and the South Downs Society, and Binsted Church Repairs. In 2017 it raised over £6,000 in aid of Water Aid, St Wilfrid's Hospice and Binsted Church Repairs.

      A27 Strawberry Fields

      If you would like to offer to help or to donate cakes or books or other produce next time, or have a question or feedback on the Fair, please in the first instance look on www.BinstedFair.org or email Mike Tristram and he will pass on your contact to the appropriate person on the Strawberry Fair Committee.

      Please tell your friends about the Fair - share the poster below - and most of all, come along and enjoy its unique atmosphere in Binsted's amazing countryside.  Countryside which is the haunt of dormice, Purple Emperor butterflies, wetland wildfowl, unusual wildflowers, and a community with great pride in our tranquil and beautiful place.


      The Binsted Strawberry Fair       Fun at the Binsted Strawberry Fair      The familiar poster always has this design: 

                            Picking Strawberries at the Binsted Fair       Binstead fair - Strawberry picking‚Äč      Binsted Strawberry Fair dates and times


      Binsted Dog Fun Day    

      This occasional event was most recently held in the Strawberry Fair fields on 26 July 2015, and despite pouring rain over 40 dogs brought their families, a great time was had by all and many enterprising dogs entered into several of the competitive classes each.  The money raised by the event was divided between the Strawberry Fair charities and WADARS the Worthing And District Animal Rescue Service.  Contact Luisa Dormer.

      The poster looked like this:  Binsted dog fun day Future dates see Binsted Events


      Binsted Traditional Country Gymkhana: planned for August 2018

      Event for children of 10 years and under, with ponies of 14 hands and under. Contact Angie Teear.

      Binsted Traditional Country Gymkhana


      Binsted Village Harvest Supper October 2017

      This is a traditional event by invitation for residents and guests of Binsted Village; occasionally a village barn dance is held instead.

      Binsted Village Harvest Supper September 2015


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