Next Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council - 4th November.
Planning Committee - 19th October
Bookings for one-off hirings of the pavilion will only be accepted up to the end of October as it will then close for refurbishment over the winter. The open area of the Rec. remains fully accessible for exercise and the tennis court and play area are also 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 2021/22
Cuckmere Community Bus route 41
Community Watch / Neighbourhood Watch
Village Directory (at Aug 2021)
Who Looks after What?
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
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Latest Update - 16th October 2021
The next meeting of the Planning Committee will take place in the Village Small Hall on Tuesday 19th October, beginning at 6:30 pm. The agenda has now been published and can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting, either physically or remotely via the Zoom platform and details of how to do this are included with the agenda. This meeting will also include a discussion on the future of the Neighbourhood Plan, which is currently suspended as a result of Covid-19 restrictions and uncertainty over the government's proposed changes to the Planning system.
The most recent council meeting was held in the Village Small
Hall on Thursday 7th October and was also available to view on the Zoom
platform. The agenda can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here. The minutes will be published shortly.
Council Vacancy: The Parish Council currently has a vacancy following the resignation of Daniel Wild. The official notice can be found on the Council Notice Board or by clicking here. For further information please contact the Parish Clerk (details on our "Contact Us" page).
The East Dean and Friston group has been
registered and volunteers have now begun operations but more help is needed to maintain regular operations. Community Speedwatch is a national initiative where,
partnership with the police, members of communities use detection
monitor local vehicle speeds. If the data
proves a driver is ignoring repeated warnings police can prosecute them.
would consider volunteering to join our local Speedwatch team, please
Parish Council at email@example.com
The most recent meeting of the Planning Committee took place on
Tuesday 21st September at 6:30pm in the Village Small Hall. The minutes
can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
More gas works planned: The gas infrastructure company SGN and their contractors DJ Utilities will be returning to the village in September to continue the renewal of gas supply pipes on the Downlands Estate. This time the work will take place in The Ridgeway, Summerdown Lane and The Link and the contractors will be establishing their base on the grass triangle between Micheldene Road and The Link. Residents affected should already have been contacted but everyone needs to be aware of potential disruption along these roads. The work is likely to continue for around three months, dependent on weather and other factors. Further information can be obtained by calling 01273 497400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Report 2020/21: This report, by the outgoing Chair, would normally have been presented at the Annual Village Meeting, which is usually held in May each year. Unfortunately, for the second year running this event was cancelled due to the pandemic restrictions. The report has now been approved for publication by the council and you can read it by clicking here. A printed copy can be obtained by contacting the Parish Clerk (details on our "Contact Us" page).
New Council Chair and Vice-Chair: At an extraordinary council meeting held in the Village Small Hall on Tuesday 20th July, Councillor Paul Seeley was elected Chair of the Council, succeeding Councillor Mike Keller who had occupied the post for the past four years. Cllr. Seeley was formerly council Vice-Chair and so to fill this position Councillor Simon Thorogood was elected. The minutes of the meeting can be found here and you can find out more about all your Parish Councillors by clicking here.