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 tennis court are closed for the forseeable future The open area of the Rec. remains accessible for exercise and the play area wil remain open, 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
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 - 22nd February 2021
The latest edition of the Parish Magazine has now been published. Because of the current lockdown it is a combined February/March edition and is available online from the following link: (https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/65292417/east-dean-2021-02-web-1) or by clicking here.
The most recent meeting of the Planning Committee took place remotely on Tuesday 16th February, The minutes have now been published and can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
The government have announced that local elections on 6th May will go ahead as planned. This should mean that it will be possible for the three vacancies on the Parish Council, outstanding since last July, to be filled. However, this is dependent on enough residents coming forward as candidates. If you would be interested in standing for election to the council then please contact the Parish Clerk for further information (details on our "Contact Us" page or by clicking here).
The most recent Parish council meeting took place remotely on 4th February. The minutes for this meeting have now been published and can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
Wealden Council have advised us of a campaign to make people aware of scam emails that offer Covid-19 vaccinations for cash or request personal details to "register". These are things the NHS will never do. For more information go to the Wealden website or click here.
National Census 2021: This will take place on Sunday 21st March throughout England and Wales. The census, which takes place every ten years, is used to plan public services for the decade ahead and completion is required by law. The census co-ordinator for Wealden district gave a public presentation at the January Parish Council meeting and the slides from that presentation can be viewed here.
Dog walkers please take care! Terry and Pam Wigmore (formerly of the sheep centre) are currently grazing their flock of rare-breed sheep on Hobbs Eares, by arrangement with the National Trust. They urge all dog walkers using this open space to please keep their dogs on a lead to protect the sheep.
Tree Felling Work: Forestry
England have informed us that timber harvesting work in Friston Forest is
planned to start from 4th January and continue until the end of
February 2021. The area affected will mostly be to the north of the A259
between the waterworks at Friston Bottom and The Gallops and will involve the
closure of some forest footpaths. Signs will be erected in the forest car parks
explaining about the work ahead of time and at the individual sites once
operations commence. A map of the areas affected can be found here.
Community Speedwatch: The East Dean and Friston Community Speedwatch group has now been registered and volunteers will be receiving training in the use of equipment once the current lockdown restrictions are over. Community Speedwatch is a national initiative where, in
partnership with the police, members of communities use detection devices to
monitor local vehicle speeds. If the data
proves a driver is ignoring repeated warnings police can prosecute them. If you
would consider volunteering to join our local Speedwatch team, please contact the
Parish Council at firstname.lastname@example.org