Next Parish Council Meetings
FOLLOWING THE CLOSURE OF THE VILLAGE HALL DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, ALL PHYSICAL COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. MEETINGS WILL INSTEAD BE HELD REMOTELY.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Pavilion, and Play area are closed for the forseeable future. The open area of the Rec. remains accessible for exercise and the tennis court has now re-opened, but you are urged to comply with Government restrictions regarding keeping a safe distance from others.
Community Services within the Village
Charity of the year 2020/21
Cuckmere Community Bus route 41 (Service resuming on 18th June)
Community Watch / Neighbourhood Watch
Village Directory (at Feb 2020)
Who Looks after What?
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
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.
Coronavirus: The Parish Council and volunteer
groups are currently carrying out plans to deal with any outbreak in the
village. They are also planning to support
individuals and families having to self-isolate because of the virus. Government policy is changing daily and details are broadcast on TV and Radio so the council is not repeating this information to avoid confusion. However, matters specific to our village will be posted on this website (see below), and sent to those on the Council
email alert list. Any residents not on the Council email list are strongly recommended to join by contacting the Parish Clerk on email@example.com If you want more medical information, you can find it on the NHS
website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or by clicking here.
Latest Update - 7th July 2020
Play Area and Pavilion: Although the government have now allowed children's play areas to reopen, there are strict regulations in place governing their use and the cleaning regimes that must be followed. The Parish Council do not have resources to meet these regulations at present so, unfortunately, the play area on the Recreation Ground must remain closed for now. The Pavilion will also remain closed and unavailable for private hire for the forseeable future. The council apologises for any inconvenience these continued closures may cause.
The most recent Parish Council meeting took place remotely on 2nd July. The agenda can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here. The minutes of the meeting will be published shortly.
Council Vacancies: The Parish Council currently have three vacancies for councillors. The official notices from Wealden are posted on the council notice board and can also be found here. For further information, please contact the parish clerk (details here).
Dog Waste: Regretably during recent weeks, there seems to have
been an increase in bagged dog waste being left around the village,
particularly along the twittens (footpaths). We appeal to all dog
walkers to please use litter and dog waste bins where provided or take
their waste home for disposal. Dropping dog waste in public areas is an
offence and, if observed, can lead to a fixed penalty of £75 or to a
summons to magistrates court, where the maximum fine is £1000.
A meeting of the Planning Committee took place remotely on Tuesday 16th June. The minutes have now been published and can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
Cuckmere Buses have announced the resumption of a limited service from 18th June. The ED&F service 41 will initially only operate on Thursdays effective from 18 June (and this will be am only).
The timetable can be found here. It allows 50 minutes in Eastbourne (arriving
1050 and departing 1140). Passengers will be limited on all services
to help meet social distancing and they ask for passengers' understanding
if this results in non-access to the bus.
Good news for tennis players! Following the relaxation of Government guidelines from 1st June, the Parish Council have decided to re-open the tennis/basketball court on the recreation ground. The court is, as always, unsupervised but users are expected to observe the social distancing and maximum numbers in the guidelines. If these are not adhered to, the council reserves the right to close the court.
Wealden Council have advised us of a special Covid-19 information website that they have established giving up to date information for residents and businesses in the area. For more information go to https://www.wealden.gov.uk/news-and-events/coronavirus-covid-19-latest/
Fly Tipping: If anyone sees possible fly-tipping activity anywhere in the village, please report it to Wealden Council, using the website or by email. If possible, take photos of the activity but do not approach the individuals or put yourself in harms way.
· Wealden Citizens Advice continues to be there to help in
this time of national crisis. Whilst all
face to face contact has been suspended, clients can continue to
access the service through Adviceline on 0300 330 9022 and the
Wealden District Council is still fully operational but if you
need to contact them please use the website and/or email. Posted communication is now strongly discouraged as most
officers are working from home and post will not be opened for a period of time.