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 of the Planning Committee meeting, held on the 16th July, have now been published and can be viewed here.
Neighbourhood Plan Look out for the Information Flyer that will
shortly be delivered to all households in the Parish. If you haven't received one you can see a copy of the leaflet here. 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 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, in
the preparation for a replacement bridge over the river Cuckmere.
The works involve 3 way traffic lights and 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
The works are planned to be complete by 9 August, meaning the site will be
demobilised and returned to normal for Airbourne.
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
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.