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 accounts for 2018/19 have now been approved by the government appointed external auditors, following their earlier approval by the council's auditors. To see the official approval notice and other financial details click here.
Sussex County Cricketers are coming to East Dean to play in a fund raising 20-over cricket match against the village cricket club eleven on 28th September. For more information click here.
The Parish Council are delighted to report that one of East Dean's classic features has now been restored. The "Squeeze Gate", situated on Footpath 24 between the A259 and the "Tiger" car park, was severely damaged by vandals in June this year, but has now been rebuilt thanks to volunteer work by Stuart Walker and contributions from a number of residents. The full story can be found here.
The minutes for the Planning Committee meeting, held on 20th August have now been published and can be viewed here. The meeting was preceded by an extraordinary council meeting and the minutes for this can be found here.
The minutes for the Parish Council meeting, held on 1st August, 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.
The Parish Council are pleased to welcome Nicki Osborne as our new Administrative Assistant. Nicki will be working with our Parish Clerk, Katrina Larkin, and will have responsibility for the work of the Planning Committee and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. You can find out more about Nicki here, and you can find out how to contact her here.
More vandalism hits the village - We regret to report that, at some time late on Friday 2nd August or early on Saturday 3rd, the north side bus shelter at the top of Friston Hill was vandalised. The window was pushed out, panels broken and the whole wooden structure appears to have been moved towards the road by about 12 inches. If anyone saw anything suspicious please contact the Parish Clerk
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sussex police, telephone 101.This incident is one more example of the wave of vandalism that seems to have enveloped the village this summer. Other incidents have included wild camping on the field above The Link and post-party debris and litter left by the pavillion in the recreation ground. We would ask all residents to be vigilent and report any suspicious activity to the police and the Parish Council.
Neighbourhood Plan Flyer - If anyone would like a larger print copy of the Neighbourhood Plan flyer that was recently delivered around the Parish please contact Cllr Lesley Durso. She will see to it that you receive a suitable copy and ensure future written correspondence is produced in larger print for you. Conversely you can view or download the flyer here. If you know of anyone who would benefit from larger print copies who is unlikely to see this notice please make Cllr Durso aware – she can be contacted at email@example.com
Flower displays - 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.
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.