Next Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council - 9th June (Note: change of date due to Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday).
Planning Committee - 17th May.
Pavilion bookings are now being taken for the summer season (subject to availability). For more information click here. 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 recommendations regarding keeping safe.
Community Services within the Village
Charity of the year 2022/23
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 - 23rd May 2022
Support for Ukraine: The Parish Council, together with our local church, Residents Association, Community Watch and other volunteers are working to provide support to residents who wish to host refugees from the conflict in Ukraine or help in other ways. Further information can be found on our "News and Information" page or by clicking here. It has now been announced that around 1200 refugees are due to arrive in East Sussex, with Wealden District expecting to accomodate some 500. More information on this can be found here.
The most recent meeting of the Planning Committee took place in the Village Small Hall on Tuesday 17th May. The minutes can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
Annual Village Meeting: After a two year gap due to the Covid
pandemic, it was great to welcome over 60 residents to the Village Hall on 20th May for the Annual Village Meeting. The evening included presentations by
local clubs and societies, as well as a chance to question Parish
Councillors. The minutes of the meeting will be published shortly. For pictures of the event go to our "News and Information" page or click here, and for the meeting agenda click here.
Gilberts Drive Speed Sign: As part of the Parish council's determination to curtail motorist speeding in the village, a digital speed sign has been purchased and installed in Gilbert's Drive. For more details go to our "News and Information" page or click here.
Bin Strike - Latest Update: As advised earlier, members of the
GMB union working for Wealden's waste contractor, Biffa, are continuing with their strike action. However,
Wealden hope to be able to carry out about half of the household rubbish bin collections and householders are asked to put out rubbish bins as normal, but recycling and garden waste collections are suspended. Updates on the latest situation can be found on the Wealden
website or by clicking here.
Charity of the Year: At the Annual Parish Council Meeting it was resolved to appoint the Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance Charity as the council's charity of the year 2022/23. An immediate donation of £500 has been made to the charity and they will also benefit from charity collections made throughout the coming year. Further information on the charity can be found by clicking here.
The Annual Parish Council meeting was held in the Village
small hall on Thursday 5th May and was immediately followed by the regular monthly meeting. The minutes for both meetings can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
Defibrillator Training Session: Following the installation of cabinet-based defibrillators around the village, the Parish Council has now arranged a training session for anyone interested in how to use these life-saving devices. The session is taking place at 7:00pm on 30th June in the Village Small Hall. To book a place please contact the council admin officer (email@example.com )
Downsview Lane Bus Stop Restored At Last: After many years of lobbying by the Parish Council, the north-side bus stop at Downsview Lane, which was demolished in a motor accident, has now been restored. For further details see our "News and Information" page or click here.
Safe Space App: Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has launched a new
app called ‘Safe Space Sussex’. The app is aimed at helping people
should they feel unsafe outside of their home. It has been developed following detailed consultation with partners
and public regarding the safety of women and girls in Sussex. Further information can be obtained by clicking here.
Platinum Jubilee: The Parish Council, together with other village
organisations, are making plans to celebrate HM the Queen's Platinum
Jubilee during the first week of June. A final programme of events was distributed with the May edition of the Parish Magazine and can also be found on our "News and
Information" page or by clicking here. The organisers hope that residents will support these events, marking a unique occasion in our nation's history.
Jevington Road Closure for Gas Main replacement change to dates: Details of the
proposed closure to through traffic of the Jevington Road (C40) have now been revised and can be viewed
by clicking here. The first phase will now go from October to the beginning of December this year.
Despite objections from the PC and residents, this is deemed necessary
for safety purposes. The contractors have, however, said that the total
closure at all times is a "worst case" scenario and they will try to
keep the road open as much as possible.