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.
The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting, held on the 18th June, have now been published and can be viewed here.
BT intend to remove the Phone Box at the junction of the A259 and Gilberts Drive. More details here.
The minutes for the Parish Council meeting, held on 6th June, can be viewed by clicking here. If you're in a hurry then you can view a summary of the minutes from the last three months by clicking here.
Administrative Assistant - The Parish Council are currently re-advertising for the position of Admin. Assistant with a closing date of 15th July. For more information see here.
Downlands Roads Resurfacing - We have been advised by the Downlands Estate Roads Company that essential resurfacing work will be taking place in Windmill Lane and The Link from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th of July. Access may be limited on these roads during the work period.
Welcome to two new Councillors - Elected councillors have now approved the co-option of
Joyce Walker and Beatrice Wheatley as the newest members of the council, taking it up to its full strength of nine councillors. Joyce is very active in local organisations while Beatrice will
provide a voice for younger members of the community. You can find out
more about Joyce here and Beatrice here.
The Parish Council Grant Awards 2019 have been made by Councillors at their meeting on 6th June. This year's recipients of money from the grants budget were the Bowls Club, Community Responders and Hedgehog Street. In addition, the Parish Magazine will be receiving a donation from the council's PR budget and the Parochial Church Council will receive financial assistance towards maintaining the two churchyards in the village. A further sum has been earmarked for improvements to the council-owned area around the Downlands Way shops.
Vandalism on Horsefield Footpath - We regret to say that there was an outbreak of vandalism on Footpath 24, which runs between the A259 and the Village Car Park, sometime on Sunday 2nd or early Monday 3rd June. If anyone saw anything suspicious please contact the Parish Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sussex police, telephone 101. For more information see here.
Parish Council charity of the year - At the Annual Parish Council Meeting on 16th May, Councillors chose the JPK Project as our charity of the year 2019/20. You can find out more about this here.
Memorial Seat - The Parish Council are pleased to advise that there is an opportunity for any resident to sponsor a memorial seat for a loved one at Friston Pond. An existing old seat has collapsed which has created this opportunity.To find out more please contact the Parish Clerk, at email@example.com or tel. 01323 811870. You can also use the "Contact us" section of this website.
The Parish Council now has a selection of litter picking equipment that is available for use by arrangement. Please contact Cllr Durso for details. Please see here for list.