Next Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council Meeting - 4th January 2024
Planning Committee - 19th December 2023
The pavilion is now open for bookings, subject to availability. For further information contact the Parish Clerk by clicking here. The open area of the Rec. is fully accessible for exercise and the tennis court and play area are also open.
Community Services within the Village
Charity of the year 2023/24
Village Directory 2024
Cuckmere Community Bus route 41
Community Watch / Neighbourhood Watch
Who Looks after What?
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
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Welcome to the East Dean and Friston Parish Council website. We hope that you enjoy browsing it and finding out more about our village and its council. We always welcome feedback from our site visitors, so if you have any comments or suggestions for improvements then please let us know via the "Contact Us" link.
Wealden District Council 2023 Christmas Recycling & Rubbish Collection - Wealden District Council has published its 2023 Christmas Recycling and Rubbish collection times. This can be found here.
East Dean & Friston Neighbourhood Plan - Drop-in session at the Village Hall on Tuesday 12th September 2023 from 6.00pm – 8.00pm to consider Parish Priorities for the next 15 years. More details can be found here
Don’t lose your vote – residents in Wealden urged to check voter registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them. More information is available at https://www.wealden.gov.uk/news/dont-lose-your-vote-residents-in-wealden-urged-to-check-voter-registration-details/
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner #TalkSussex Survey have launched a short survey to hear the views of Sussex residents on how safe they feel in the county. The survey consists of three short questions asking about what individuals have experienced, what causes the most concern and what would make them feel safer. Link to the survey can be found here.
The Returning Officer at Wealden District Council has now issued the
official "Notice of Uncontested Election" for the Parish
Council. The notice has been posted on the Parish Council noticeboard
and can be seen by clicking here.
The uncontested election is due to the number of nominations (seven)
being less than the number of vacant
councillor positions (nine). The seven elected councillors will sign the
"Acceptance of Office" declaration at the Annual Parish Council Meeting
on 18th May. The two vacant councillor positions can then be filled by co-option.
Government Emergency Phone Alarm Test: Because of the poor mobile phone coverage in our village, the Parish
Council would be keen to hear from any residents who did NOT receive the
test alert at 3:00 pm on 23rd April in the East Dean area, despite having their phones switched on. You can contact
the council by clicking here.
The most recent meeting of the Planning Committee took place in the
Village Small Hall on Tuesday 23rd May. The minutes can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
The most recent Parish Council meeting was held in the Village Small
Hall on Thursday 18th May. The minutes can be
found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.The most recent meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
took place in the Village Small Hall on Monday 20th February. The minutes can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here
Bus fares cap extended: The bus fare cap that was due to end on 31st March has now been extended until 30th June. Under this scheme, operated jointly by the government and
bus operators, local bus fares are capped at £2 per
single journey. The £2 fares will be a maximum, so discounted or free
travel passes will still apply. Both Brighton and Hove and Cuckmere
Community buses are participating in the scheme, so this fare cap will
apply to the number 12 and number 41 buses serving this village. For
more information click here.