Hassocks Life | The colour community magazine
for Hassocks, Keymer and Clayton

A new village magazine just for Hassocks: Hassocks Life.

Hassocks Life is a free, full colour community magazine which is published monthly. We print 4,900 copies with the majority being hand-delivered to homes in the West Sussex village of Hassocks. The first issue was launched at the Hassocks May Day event on 6th May, with delivery the day after and the next one comes out on 4th June  - so we are currently looking for stories, local news items, contributors, advertisers and fantastics photos of the village before 21st May - which is the next copy date.

If you would like to advertise - look here

If you would like to contribute a story or article - click here

If you have some great photos of Hassocks - click here.

What do people say about our magazines…

In my view Hurst Life is certainly filling a gap in our community. Since its inception Hurst Life has consistently delivered lots of news, information and feature articles about the village - which those of us on the Parish Council are extremely grateful for. We are very pleased to have formed an ongoing working relationship with the Hurst Life team
— Stephen Hand, Chairman of Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council

I have just read your first issue of Hassocks Life from cover to cover - really local and very interesting. I just wanted to wish you and your team all the very best and every success with this new venture.
— Jonathan Soper


Hassocks is a large village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex district of West Sussex, England. Its name is believed to derive from the tufts of grass found in the surrounding fields.[2][3]

Located approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of Brighton, with a population of 7,667,[4] the area now occupied by Hassocks was just a collection of small houses and a coaching house until the 19th century, when work started on the London to Brighton railway. Hassocks until 2000 was just a postal district and prior to that the name of the railway station. The Parishes were named Clayton and Keymer and it is believed that when the railway came in 1841 the Parish Councils were given the opportunity of naming the station. However they could not agree and eventually the directors of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway gave up waiting and named the station Hassocks Gate themselves.