Next Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council - 7th October.
(No council meeting in September)
Planning Committee - 20th September
Bookings are now being accepted for one-off hirings of the pavilion (subject to availability). The open area of the Rec. is fully 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 Aug 2021)
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 - 31st August 2021
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 email@example.com
The most recent meeting of the Planning Committee took place on Tuesday 17th August at 6:30pm in the Village Small Hall. The minutes can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
The most recent council meeting was held in the Village Small Hall on Thursday 5th August and was also available to view on the Zoom platform. The minutes have now been published and can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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 been
registered and volunteers have now begun 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 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.