Welcome to the home page for the communities of Bighton and Gundleton.
A resource for the residents of Bighton and Gundleton.

You can find under the headings to the left information about local services such as
the Parish Council, the Village Hall, All Saints Church, together with details and statistics about the local community and local organisations.

Throughout the year there are a variety of events taking place such as the Village Fete, the Flower Show together with shows from the popular "Hog the Limelight" scheme.

2006 saw the launch of the Bighton Village Hall Monthly Draw. This initiative seeks to raise funds for the Village Hall and is open to residents of the parish. Proceeds are split 50:50 between the prize fund and the Hall funds. Further details can be found in the Village Hall section.

You may have noticed some changes to the website. Apart from the obvious cosmetic changes, we have included a more user friendly calendar for the Village Hall together with an interactive map for its location. We do still get calls asking where the Village Hall is!

Come in and have a wander around the site - you might be surprised to learn what's happening in your village!

Bighton & Gundleton News - August issue now available

The successor to Village Voice is Bighton & Gundleton News, affectionately known as Big Gun News! If you have mislaid the copy posted through your door, the latest copy can be found by following this link or from the menu on the left of this page.

Free Hit Counters

Village Hall Lottery 2017/2018

We are very grateful to those who buy lottery tickets. About 50% of the income raised is used to provide prizes and the balance (about £1,200 a year) is used to help pay for maintenance of the village hall.

A new lottery year starts in July. If you would like to buy tickets, please complete the online form here if you wish to pay by online banking, or that which will be distributed with the June edition of Big Gun News if you want to pay by cheque or cash. Unfortunately we cannot accept card payments.

Applicants must be 16 or over and must live in Bighton or Gundleton.

Power Cuts

Many of you in Bighton & Gundleton may have been experiencing power cuts over the last few months. These have been short intermittent ‘blips’ but enough to cause us the inconvenience of having to re-set clocks on appliances and central heating time clocks, or even oversleeping because the alarm clock has stopped!

The Parish Council has been in touch with Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to ensure that they are aware of the extent of the disruption and to understand what measures are being taken to identify and eliminate the cause of the problem.

SSEN have confirmed that they are aware of the problem and the inconvenience that it has been causing. They have records showing that these short power cuts have been happening since May but have been unable to find the cause. Engineers have been on the ground removing tree and vegetation from around power lines but this has not solved the problem.

They have also been installing devices on the power lines which gather data to help them better understand the performance of the network. This has led them to believe that the problem may be in a section of the network known as the Bighton House Spur.

At this point SSEN have not identified the cause of the cuts and can therefore give no forecast of when normal service will be resumed. In the meantime they have agreed to maintain a dialogue with the Parish Council in order that we may keep you informed of progress.

We will disseminate any information that we receive via BigGun News, www.bighton.org.uk and Parish Council meetings.

Defibrillator Funding - success!

Due to the generosity of local donors and the hard work of fund raisers we have reached our target for the purchase and installation of a defibrillator. This is such an important piece of equipment to have locally and could make the difference to saving someone’s life.

Free training by the Ambulance service is being arranged. Dates will be published here and in BigGun News once we have them.

Bighton Village Draw

Village Draw Winners

June 2017
1st Prize  of £50   Andrew Skirton
2nd Prize  of £30   - Suzie Dry
3rd Prize  of £20  - Mark D'Agostino
4th Prize  of £15  Paul Steggall
5th Prize  of £10   Sarah Bennett