Woodingdean in Business Blog

Raising funds for the Martlets Hospice

Properties for sale in Woodingdean

With around 10,000 local residents and approximately 3,600 homes, Woodingdean is a small village located just east of Brighton. It consists mainly of one and two storey semi-detached and detached housing. The majority of which were built between 1920 and 1950, with some further development between 1970 and 1980 (source: Brighton-hove.gov.uk).

Woodingdean’s primary land use is housing but also supports a small number of shops and services for residents of the area see facilities-in-woodingdean).

The average price paid for a property in Woodingdean as of early July 2018 was £370,556 based on 84 recent sales – flats are valued at around £283,000 and a terraced houses at around £405,757. (Source: www.zoopla.co.uk/house-prices/woodingdean/). Over the last 12 months (to July 2018) Woodingdean has seen a fall in house prices of around 3.36%.

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Spotlight on Oliver Tully from the Grinstock Comedy Club

Grinstock comedy club started in East Grinstead over 7 years ago. It’s a monthly award winning comedy club that has built a reputation for headlining some of the best new comedy acts around. alongside award winning national and tv circuit comedians On  13th April 2017 Grinstock is made its first appearance on the South Coast, at the Gateway Café Peacehaven. From 9th November 2017 for 8 Thursdays Grinstock will be running a season of stand up-comedy shows at the same venue. 7.15pm doors open – 8pm the stand up show begins. Tickets £10 in advance £12 on the door.  Find out More Here

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Is Woodingdean a nice place to live?

Woodingdean is a large ‘Village’ that sits around 3 miles East of central Brighton. It has around 10,000 residents living in around 3,650 homes.

There is a pub The Downs Hotel that sits on the crossroads between Falmer Road and Warren Road and is a familiar landmark to people traveling into East Brighton or to the seafront at Rottingdean. Continue reading…


Spotlight On… Eve Shepherd

Eve Shepherd, Woodingdean

Eve Shepherd

In the latest Spotlight On series, Woodingdean in Business met Eve Shepherd, a sculptor based in Woodingdean.

I didn’t particularly enjoy school but I always loved art. I really wanted to do special effects in films so I went to college to do a BTEC National. While I was there I got signposted through many different routes to Anthony Bennett. He is an amazing animal sculptor and I was lucky enough to work as his apprentice for a few months in Sheffield. He introduced me to sculpting and obviously saw something in me, so after a few months passed me on to a big, international company in York, where I ended up becoming head of department and looking after sculptors twice my age!

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