There are a number of organisations in the Village that handle a range of functions and facilities that make this such a pleasant place to live. All of these are open to participation by anyone living in Dingley and all of them welcome constructive comments that will improve the services they offer. All are run by unpaid volunteers.
The Council's remit is fairly wide - its purpose is to serve the community and as such it deals with issues raised by villagers, matters observed by the Councillors or on matter about which its input is required by the National Government, County or Borough Council. The Dingley Parish Council has no political affiliation or party politics and all 5 councillors give of their time on a purely voluntary basis. The only paid member of the Parish Council is the Parish Clerk and that is only because it is a legal requirement to do so.
For ways to contact the Parish Council, please use the Contact section or go to the website
Village Hall Committee
The Village Hall committee meet on the second Thursday of each month to plan forthcoming events and fund raising activities. All funds are used to increase and improve the facilities available in the village hall. Events are staged throughout the year and are aimed to promote greater community participation for villagers and friends of all ages.
Suggestion for social events are always welcome.
The Hall is available for hire at very reasonable rates (£15 a day for villagers and £25 for organisations and events). Contact any member of the Village Hall Committee for bookings and prices.
Parochial Church Council
The Parochial Church Council deals with all matters pertaining to All Saints Church. It is concerned with encouraging members of the village to attend services and events and increasing the congregation through the message of the bible.
Church events take place outside of the Church, either in the Village Hall or in the community and there is a spirit of cooperation with the congregations of other local churches both in shared services and shared events
The P.C.C. also deals with the upkeep of the structure of the building, the administration of the various bequests and charities that exist.
The scheme has been in existence for a number of years and is a very successful liason between the police force and the local community. As a scattered village, it is important that any small or suspicious activities in the parish are reported and forwarded to the police as quickly as possible. The NW also passes information and warnings from the police to all of the local residents.
The Village Pump
The Pump is a quarterly newsletter containing news of upcoming and past events in the village. It includes articles as diverse as gardening, travel and village history amongst others, all of which are contributed by Dingley residents.
Information for inclusion is always welcome.
Friend of Dingley Park
The current owner of Dingley Park allows residents of the village permissive use of the parkland between the Easter Bank Holiday and the Autumn Bank Holiday weekends.
The previous owner planted many fine specimen trees throughout the park and it is a wonderful area to have on our doorstep for all of us to enjoy.
As the park is not a public space, there is a need to ensure that access to the park is controlled and therefore we can offer ‘Friends of Dingley Park’ annual membership pass at £25 per household covering your family and friends. The funds received is returned to the community via the Parish Council.