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 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!
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUS.
Could you help in an Emergency? - see here
for an article from the East Dean Repsonders.
An extraordinary Council meeting, was held on 22nd January at 6:30 pm in the village hall, for the purpose of approving the Council's budget for 2019/20 and setting the Parish precept for the coming year. The agenda for the meeting can be found here and the report of the Budget Working Group, which was approved at the meeting, can be downloaded by clicking here.
The minutes for the last Planning Committee meeting, held on 15th January, have now been published and can be viewed by clicking here.
The minutes for the most recent Parish Council meeting, held on 3rd January, have 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.
With winter well and truly here, there is a timely reminder of the council's emergency precautions in the event of severe weather, which you can find 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.
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. More information on this group can be found by clicking here.
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.