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 latest Parish Council meeting, held on 7th March, have now been published and 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.
At the Extraordinary Parish Council meeting held on 16 October 2018, the Parish Council resolved to set up a Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group to put together the basic details required for the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan. The steering group held its first meeting on 19th February 2019 and the minutes of that meeting can be found here. More information on this group can be found by clicking here.
The Parish Council now has a new member of support staff to assist councillors in their work. Stephanie Mills has been appointed to the post of Administrative Assistant, working with our Parish Clerk, Katrina Larkin. Stephanie will be taking special responsibility for meetings of the Planning Committee and the new Neighbourhood Plan Working Group. To find out more about her background just click here.
The Parish Council supports the twice weekly Community Bus Service to Eastbourne. The bus runs every Tuesday and Thursday. Please click here for the current timetable. The bus will stop anywhere on route, providing it is safe to do so. All you need to do is flag it down or ring the bell. Concessionary passes are accepted on all Cuckmere Bus routes. This is just like a taxi service without the cost!
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for an article from the East Dean Responders.
The minutes for the last Planning Committee meeting, held on 19th February, have now been published and can be viewed by clicking here.
At the Parish Council meeting on 6th December, County Councillor Stephen Shing announced that East Sussex County Council Highways committee had agreed to match funding for the road safety improvements at the top of Friston Hill, proposed by the Parish Council. At a time of severe County Council cutbacks this is really good news and means the project can now move forward. More information when we get it.
Did you know that the Parish has its own Tree Warden? Peter Williamson is available to provide advice and information about trees and hedging, including for planning applications and plant health. To find out more about Peter and the service he provides please see here.