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 for the Parish Council meeting, held on 4th July, 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.
Hopefully many of our residents are enjoying the flower displays that now grace the Downlands Way shopping area. To read more about this project please click here.
Information from East Sussex Highways/Customer Service Management
We would like to advise you of the road works on the A259 at Exceat. These works are necessary for our ground investigation surveys, which will be used in the preparation of the preliminary design of the replacement bridge over the river Cuckmere. We apologise for not advising you sooner.
The works are involving 3 way traffic lights on the A259 to allow safe access and working space within and and around the site areas. Traffic disruption is unfortunately expected, so we are ensuring that the lights are manually controlled during the day, including peak hours, and are only present when absolutely necessary.
Fortunately, most of the carriageway works are almost complete and the works are moving to areas of the site off the carriageway, so we will be reducing the presence of traffic management as soon as is safely possible.
The works are planned to be complete by 9 August, meaning the site will be demobilised and returned to normal for Airbourne. We are doing everything we can to accelerate the works completion.
Neighbourhood Plan Look out for the Information Flyer that will shortly be delivered to all households in the Parish. If you missed our presentation at the Annual Village Meeting you will still have plenty of chances to meet members of the Steering Group and tell us your views on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges presented by living and working in our parish. We hope to see you at our first community event at the Village Fete on the 20th July.
The annual Village Fete, organised by the Residents' Association is taking place on the Greensward in Deneside on 20th July. More information can be found here.
Elite Cycle Racing comes to East Dean -As part of Eastbourne’s
weekend cycling festival, being held on 27th and 28th
of July, two road races (one women’s and one men’s) will be making repeated
circuits of Beachy Head, Birling Gap and along Gilberts Drive. The organisers
apologise in advance for the necessary parking restrictions and temporary road
closures, which have been agreed with Sussex Police. More information can be found here. The race, entitled the
“South Coast Classic”, forms part of a national series of elite road races, and
the organisers hope that residents will come to watch the spectacle and cheer
on the riders as they pass through the village. You can find out more about the
cycling festival and the races at www.eastbournecyclingfestival.com
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. 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 (email@example.com) or Sussex police, telephone 101. For more information see here
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.