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The minutes for the Parish Council meeting, held on 5th December have been published and can be viewed here. If you're in a hurry then you can read a summary of the last three months' minutes here.
The Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a councillor. The official notice of vacancy has been posted on the council notice boards and can be seen here. Anyone who is a resident of the Parish can put themself forward for this position. To find out more information, please contact the Parish Clerk (contact details here).
The festive tree illumination ceremony took place on 1st December outside the Village Hall to mark the countdown to Christmas. Mulled wine, soft drinks and mince pies were served before Rector David Baker pressed the "Big Red Button" to switch on the lights. Carol singing then took place, accompanied by John Dann and his "Squeeze Box" and this continued as people made their way to The Grange to serenade the residents. Many thanks to those who gave generously to our bucket collection, which raised £112 for the Parish Council's charity of the year, the JPK Project.
The bus shelter on the
north side of the A259 at Friston, near Windmill Lane, is being rebuilt and the council's contractor has nearly completed the work. The Brighton
and Hove bus company has been informed and has indicated that it should
be possible to keep the stop operational, slightly further down the
hill, though the shelter itself will of course be cordoned off.
Wealden District Council have published the revised bin collection dates for the Christmas and New Year period. For further details see here.
The minutes for the Planning Committee meeting held on Tuesday 19th November have now been published and can be viewed here.
An Extraordinary Council Meeting took place on 19th November following on from the Planning Committee meeting on the same date. To view the minutes of this meeting click here.
The Parish Council has appointed Debbie Picknell to the post of Admin. Assistant. Debbie started on the 11th November and she will be working with our Parish Clerk, Katrina Larkin, mostly dealing with the work of the Planning Committee and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. You can find aout more about Debbie here.
Good News! - Following representations by the Parish Council and the South Downs National Park, BT have confirmed that the phone box at the junction of Gilberts Drive and the A259, that was under threat of decommisioning, has been removed from their "rationalisation programme" and will remain in place. For more on this story see here.
The schedule of meetings for the Parish Council and Planning Committee for next year has now been published and can be viewed here.
The Parish Council have received information from the Forestry Commission regarding this season's tree felling in Friston Forest. To find out what's happening, click here.