ELC announces Open Days for smallholder applicants at Arlington

In case you missed the news last Friday the application process to become smallholders on our 7.5 hectare site in Arlington, East Sussex is now OPEN, hurrah! Check out this page on our website for all the details.

For those that are interested in applying then we are hosting two open days – Saturday 13th & Wednesday 24th October. We’re excited to meet our potential smallholders and show you the site.

These open days are an opportunity for applicants to walk the land, examine the soil, get a sense of the layout of the site, a feel for the local area and of course ask questions about stuff not covered in the application pack.

There are two time slots on each day when you can come and spend a few hours with us on the site. Please email Oliver Bettany at to let him know which date and time slot you’re aiming for:

  • Saturday 13th October – 1pm and 3pm
  • Wednesday 24th October – 11.30am and 1.30pm

You’re welcome to come along on both days if you decide that would be helpful for your application.
There’s no requirement to bring anything in particular with you, apart from your notebooks and questions. We won’t be providing refreshments so please bring a bottle of water, thermos of tea and snacks.
Parking is available at the nearby village hall which is a 5 minute walk from the site entrance, or at limited lay-by parking spots on the road.  We suggest attendees come by bicycle if possible, the site is a short 10 minute ride from Berwick station. See this map for details.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions and to let us know which date and time slot you’ll be coming.

We look forward to meeting you!

The ELC team