Next Parish Council Meetings
FOLLOWING THE CLOSURE OF THE VILLAGE HALL DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, ALL PHYSICAL COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. MEETINGS WILL INSTEAD BE HELD REMOTELY.
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 2020/21
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 - 9th June 2021
An informal Councillor meeting to consider Planning applications will take place
remotely on Tuesday 15th June beginning at 6:30 pm. The agenda has now been published and
can be found on our "council meetings" page or by clicking here.
This agenda includes details of how members of the public may gain
access to the meeting and also how to submit items for the public
session at the start.
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 are shortly to be 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
An informal meeting of Parish councillors took place remotely on Thursday 3rd June. This took the place of the scheduled Parish Council meeting, which could not be held because of Covid restrictions. (For more information on this click here). The minutes have been published and can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
The most recent Parish Council meeting took place remotely on Thursday 6th May. The minutes have now been published and can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
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.
Dog walkers please take care! Terry and Pam Wigmore (formerly of the sheep centre) are currently grazing their flock of rare-breed sheep on Hobbs Eares, by arrangement with the National Trust. They urge all dog walkers using this open space to please keep their dogs on a lead to protect the sheep.