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An Extraordinary Council Meeting took place on 19th November following on from the Planning Committee meeting on the same date. To view the minutes of this meeting click here.
The Parish Council has appointed Debbie Picknell to the post of Admin. Assistant. Debbie started on the 11th November and she will be working with our Parish Clerk, Katrina Larkin, mostly dealing with the work of the Planning Committee and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. You can find aout more about Debbie here.
The agenda for the Planning Committee meeting held in the Village small hall on Tuesday 19th November can be viewed here.
Save the date now! - On Sunday 1st December the Parish Council will be lighting a festive tree in front of the Village Hall to mark the countdown to Christmas. There will be mulled wine and carol singing outside the Village Hall before the party moves on, first to serenade the residents at The Grange, and then to join up with regulars and staff at The Tiger for the lighting of a tree on the village green, with more refreshments and carols. An event for all the family - Further details to follow.
The minutes for the Parish Council meeting, held on 7th November, 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.
Cuckmere Valley Floods; Latest Update - The Parish Council have been informed that dredging work was carried out at the mouth of the River Cuckmere over the weekend of 9/10 November and that, as a result, flood water levels are now starting to subside.
Good News! - Following representations by the Parish Council and the South Downs National Park, BT have confirmed that the phone box at the junction of Gilberts Drive and the A259, that was under threat of decommisioning, has been removed from their "rationalisation programme" and will remain in place. For more on this story see here.
The schedule of meetings for the Parish Council and Planning Committee for next year has now been published and can be viewed here.
Thanks to volunteer work by Parish Councillors Paul Seeley and Phill Hill, the East Dean south side bus shelter now has a new floor, replacing the old one that was rotting.
The Parish Council have received information from the Forestry Commission regarding this season's tree felling in Friston Forest. To find out what's happening, click here.
Flower displays - Hopefully many of our residents are enjoying the flower displays that now grace the Downlands Way shopping area. These will shortly be refreshed with winter blooms. To read more about this project please click here.