Next Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council - 5th August.
Planning Committee - 17th August
Bookings are now being accepted for one-off hireings of the pavilion (subject to availability). The open area of the Rec. is accessible for exercise and the tennis court and play area are now 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 Feb 2020)
Who Looks after What?
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
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.
Latest Update - 22nd July 2021
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.
The most recent meeting of the Planning Committee took place in the Village Small Hall on Tuesday 20th July. The minutes can be viewed on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
Calling all Village Clubs and Societies:The
Parish Council have agreed to continue with the annual grant scheme for local
groups in 2021/22. A maximum of £2000 will be available to be shared among
applicants, so if your group needs funds to restart after the pandemic or has a
project that needs financial help, please contact the Parish Clerk at email@example.com for further details.
The latest full Parish Council meeting took place in the main Village Hall on Tuesday 29th June. The minutes have now been published and can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
Defibrillator donated to Beachy Head Chaplaincy: The Parish Council have presented one of the defibrillators obtained from the former first responders group, for use by the Beachy Head Chaplaincy. For the full story go to our "News and Information Page" or click here. We are also pleased to announce that the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team have been chosen as the Parish Council's Charity of the Year 2021/22.
The traffic problems experienced over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend have made the establishment of a Community Speedwatch group ever more urgent. The East Dean and Friston group has now been
registered and volunteers have now begun receiving training from the police in the
use of equipment. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Recreation Ground Pavilion is now available for hire (subject to availability). Hirers will, however, have to ensure that Coronavirus restrictions in force at the time of the hire are strictly observed. For further information, please contact the Parish Clerk.
Cuckmere Buses Return: Cuckmere
Buses plan to resume all services to their pre-COVID timetables
from 12 April. Therefore, East Dean Service 41 will be back to running
on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13 April. Social
distancing will need to continue so buses will only be able to
accommodate up to 10 passengers. For timetable details click on the "Community Services"link or here.
Annual Village Meeting: The Parish Council have reluctantly accepted that, for the second year running, it will not be possible to hold an Annual Village Meeting. The rules for such meetings require that they be held between 1st March and 1st June but, under the current restrictions, indoor meetings of more than 30 people will not be possible before 21st June. An annual village report will still be produced and published in due course.