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 remains closed for the forseeable future The open area of the Rec. is accessible for exercise and the tennis court and play area are now 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.
The parish council has received with sadness the announcement of the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. In normal times the Parish Council would have opened a Book of Condolence for residents but, as you
will understand, due to Coronavirus
restrictions it will not be possible to provide a village book of
condolences after all, and the council needs to direct you instead to
the official online condolence site. The e-book of condolence is now live on the Buckingham Palace website, and can be found here: www.Royal.uk Buckingham Palace has also requested that no floral tributes be laid.
Latest Update - 21st April 2021
The most recent meeting of the Planning Committee took place
remotely on Tuesday 20th March, The agenda
can be found on our "council meetings" page or by clicking here and the minutes will be published shortly.
Closure of Birling Gap beach: Wealden District Council have announced the closure of the steps to Birling Gap beach from Monday 19th April for about two weeks to permit the replacement of the top section of the staircase. Further information can be found on the WDC website or by clicking here.
Parish Council By-election: Nominations for the three vacant positions on the Parish Council have now closed and the returning officer has notified that five candidates have made valid applications. This means that a ballot will be held on 6th May, at the same time as the County Councillor and Police and Crime Commissioner elections. The official notice and list of candidates can be viewed on the Parish Council notice board or by clicking here.
Cuckmere Buses Return: Cuckmere
Buses plan to resume all services to their pre-COVID timetables
from 12 April. Therefore, East Dean Service 41 will be back to running
on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13 April. Social
distancing will need to continue so buses will only be able to
accommodate up to 10 passengers. For timetable details click on the "Community Services"link or here.
The most recent Parish Council meeting took place remotely on
Thursday 1st April. The minutes have now been published and can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking
Good news for tennis players! Following the easing of government restrictions, it has now been possible to re-open the tennis/basketball court on the recreation ground. The children's play area remains open but the pavilion cannot be made available for hire at this time.
Youth Cricket: The Cricket Club are very happy to inform you that All Stars cricket will be returning to East Dean and Friston this summer. The
programme will be structured in the same way as 2019 – an hour session
each Sunday for eight weeks, from 23rd May until 11th July. Click the following links for more details and to register your child! All Stars (5-8) - ClubSpark / All Stars / Course ; Dynamos (8-11) - ClubSpark / Dynamos / Course
The latest edition of the Parish Magazine has now been published online. You can view it by going to the village website (http://www.eastdeanvillage.org.uk/ ) or by clicking here. The editor hopes that the "normal service" of a printed and delivered edition will resume from next month.
Annual Village Meeting: The Parish Council have reluctantly accepted that, for the second year running, it will not be possible to hold an Annual Village Meeting. The rules for such meetings require that they be held between 1st March and 1st June but, under the current restrictions, indoor meetings of more than 30 people will not be possible before 21st June. An annual village report will still be produced and published in due course.
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.
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 email@example.com