Chiddingly Parish Council

Welcome

Mission Statement

 

The Council will work to ensure the provision of high quality services in our community through the application of good governance, accountability and transparency to improve the quality of life of its residents.

 

 

 

Objectives

  • The Parish Council will provide the opportunity for consultation on planning applications, within the time frames permitted.
  • The Parish Council will maintain and endeavor to improve the general civic amenities enjoyed by the Parish residents, and within the powers of the Parish Council.
  • The Parish Council will liaise with East Sussex County Council highways department to ensure roads, footpaths and bridleways are maintained to a high and safe standard within the Parish.
  • The Parish Council will apply good financial management and control of the precept (budget) by following correct budgeting and reporting procedures as laid down by statute.

 

 

Meetings

Parish Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month (with the exception of August) at 7.30pm in Chiddingly Village Hall. Planning Committee meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

 

The agenda for both the parish council and planning committee meetings are published on the website, with at least three working days notice of the meeting.

 

Parishioners are welcome to attend the meetings, and before each meeting formally convenes they may ask questions and/or make a statement.

 

Agendas and Minutes are available by email. Please contact the clerk to be added to the mailing list.

 

 

 

Photography credits

The parish council would like to thank the following people for kindly sharing their photos on our website.

 

Lucy Carnaghan, Jane Brymer, Rosie Dadswell, Max Higgs, Martin Surgey, Caroline Surgey, Steve Tolhurst, Ruth Rance, Rachael Smith, Mike Goss, Steve Newham.

Latest News

 

Chiddingly Spring Clean
21st March 2019

 

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Saturday 30th March 2019

 

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Notice of Election
18th March 2019

 

 

Please see the attached document for Notice of Parish Council Elections

 

Notice of Election - District Councillors
18th March 2019

 

 

Please see the attached document for District Elections

 

Storm Gareth - information from UK Power Network
12th March 2019

 

(Storm Gareth) expected to arrive tomorrow (Wednesday 13th March), affecting parts of the South East and the East of England.

 

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(Storm Gareth) expected to arrive tomorrow (Wednesday 13th March), affecting parts of the South East and the East of England.

 

Our electricity network is built to be resilient but high winds and rain can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to our electricity network.

 

Both you and your local residents will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.

 

Anyone experiencing a power cut can:

 

- Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)

- Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates

- Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map

- Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report power cuts or to receive updates

 

We urge the public to stay well clear from power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to us immediately by calling 105 from a landline or mobile phone.

 

If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

 

 

Road Closure - Whitesmith Lane
19th February 2019

 

25th Feb for 5 days

 

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Temporary road closure

U7676 Whitesmith Lane, Whitesmith

From the junction of the A22 Whitesmith for a distance of 93 metres northwards

From the 25th February 2019. The works are anticipated to take five days to complete

To allow Coppard Plant Hire to carry out sewer connection works

 

Diversion via:-

A22 Whitesmith, Chiddingly - A22 Holmes Hill, Chiddingly - A22 Golden Cross, Chiddingly - C114 Burgh Hill Road - U7675 Muddles Green - U7675 The Street - U7675 Highlands Lane - U7676 Whitesmith Lane

In both directions

 

 

Storm Erik - advice from UK Power Networks
8th February 2019

 

UK Power Networks have sent the following information with regards to Storm Erik and possible power cuts

 

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We are currently monitoring the weather closely and we are in regular contact with the Met Office as the forecast develops.

 

Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to our electricity network.

 

You will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.

 

Anyone experiencing a power cut can:

 

- Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)

- Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates

- Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map

- Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates

 

We urge the public to stay well clear from power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to us immediately by calling 105 from a landline or mobile phone.

 

If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

 

We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.

 

Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/priority-services-register for more information. #stormerik #ukpnnews

 

 

 

Wealden Police Newsletter
February 2019

 

 

Please click on this link to see the February 2019 newsletter from Wealden Police.

 

Horam Crematorium - update
7th December 2018

 

Please read on for an update from Wealden District Council about the new crematorium:

 

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Trees and landscaping - a bonus for the local environment

The majority of the crematorium site will feature well thought-out formal and informal gardens, woodland areas, grazing and wildflower meadows. New native species hedgerows are also being incorporated into the scheme.

The landscaping includes the planting of nearly 8000 trees to form new native species woodland and for screening. The trees range in size from semi mature trees (30 to 35cmes girth) to whips and transplants. We have taken care to avoid those species where there are recent health issues for example Ash.

In addition over 4500 shrubs and over 4700 herbaceous plants are being planted.

As you might imagine the site has a high potential for nesting birds as the woodland, scrub, scattered trees and hedgerows provide ideal nesting habitat for a range of bird species. A number of bat boxes have also been installed across the site.

Take a look at the monthly drone footage posted on YouTube if you would like to see how this important work is progressing.

Supporting the local economy

Wherever possible the contactor has taken care to engage local suppliers, sub-contractors and trades people. This includes local caterers and shops in Horam. Once the crematorium opens there will of course be further ongoing benefits to local businesses.

Advantages for the wider community

Baxall Ltd the main contractor tells us that it plans to donate some of its workforce time to maintain and enhance local stretches of the much used and much enjoyed Cuckoo Trail. It is currently in talks with 3VA about this - 3VA is the charity that supports and develops the voluntary & community sector.

It was also good to hear that students from the West Kent College visited the construction site recently and had a fruitful day touring the site and quizzing the site manager about the project.

As mentioned in earlier updates we will be organising open days for the general public and businesses in January or February, once the main building work has been completed. I will let you know more once the dates are confirmed.

Finally, Baxall has again kindly provided the lights for the Christmas tree in Horam's village centre.

 

 

ESCC Highways - Gritting

 

A message from ESCC Highways about their gritting plans for the winter months:

 

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Hello

 

Our Winter season officially begins on Monday October 1st and runs through until 30th April 2019.

 

During this time we receive daily winter weather forecasts and gritting decisions are made on a daily basis, sometimes more in times of extreme weather. Our fleet of 23 gritters will be on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready for when the weather may reach icy conditions. We have over 10,000 tonnes of rock salt across our 6 depots, and all county council grit bins across the county have been filled.

 

Our Winter Maintenance Service includes the following:

 

- daily monitoring of road surface temperatures, and snow and ice forecasts

- the provision of winter gritting equipment and standby resources

- the provision of stockpiled rock salt for gritting

- the salting of primary gritting routes in the event of the forecast of frost and ice

- the salting of secondary gritting routes in the event of a forecast of severe ice or snowfall

- the filling, maintenance and refilling of over 900 grit bins across the county

- erection of snow drift fencing on the A259 East Dean Road

- snow clearance from primary and secondary routes, and from main town centre footways

- maintain a winter service section on the East Sussex Highways website containing fact sheets and winter gritting maps

- carry out routine clearance of roadside drains

- monitor 'drainage hotspots' during times of heavy rain

- carry out drainage investigations where needed with drainage issues

 

Daily gritting decisions will be published via Twitter (@esccroads) and Facebook (EastSussexHighways). In the event of extreme ice or snow we will provide live morning and evening radio updates.

 

More information regarding our winter service including helpful advice can be found at: https://www.eastsussexhighways.com/winter

 

 

Questions for Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner
12th September 2018

 

Have you got a question for the Police and Crime Commissioner?

 

Sussex residents now have the chance to pose questions to the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in person at a meeting next month.

 

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Questions are now being invited for Katy Bourne ahead of the next meeting of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel on Friday 5 October.

 

Having submitted questions in advance, residents can, if they wish, then attend the meeting to ask their question in person, hear the answer and then raise further points. Otherwise the Chairman will ask their question on their behalf.

 

This new approach was agreed by the panel at its last meeting.

 

Questions could be about any policy issue relating to policing in Sussex (but not related to operational matters, or a live case).

 

The deadline for receiving questions is midday on Friday 21 September and they can be submitted in writing to pcp@westsussex.gov.uk or by telephoning 03302 222542.

 

Councillor Bill Bentley, chairman of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel said: "As well as supporting the Commissioner, the role of the panel is to properly scrutinise all elements of her work on behalf of the public, to ensure the role is being carried out effectively.

 

"We want to make sure the issues we are raising are those that the public feel are important to them, and we periodically improve our working arrangements to ensure residents' voices are heard. I would encourage people to submit their questions, and we look forward to welcoming as many as possible at our meeting on 5 October."

 

The main items on the agenda at the meeting are an update on the Commissioner's work in ensuring Sussex Police provides an effective response to our educational establishments and the Commissioner's proposed new role in handling policing complaints.

 

The meeting will be held at County Hall, Lewes, starting at 10.30am. The meeting will also be webcast live at www.eastsussex.public-i.tv/core/portal/home.

 

Councillors from 15 local authorities across Sussex, plus two independent members, make up the Sussex Police and Crime Panel. The role of the Panel is to scrutinise the actions and decisions of the Commissioner.

 

 

UK Power Networks - advice for loss of power
27th July 2018

 

From UK Power Networks:

You may have seen the forecast of unsettled weather over the next few days with heavy rain and lightning affecting parts of the East and South East of England. We are currently monitoring the weather closely and we are in regular contact with the Met Office as the forecast develops.

 

 

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Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can affect overhead and underground power lines, resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to our electricity network.

 

You will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.

 

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

- Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)

- Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates

- Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map

- Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates

 

We urge the public to stay well clear from power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to us immediately by calling 105 from a landline or mobile phone.

 

If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

 

We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.

 

If you would like to share information about preparing for the extreme weather or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:

 

@UKPowerNetworks has extra staff on hand 24/7 to deal with the impact of the current extreme weather. Call 105 to report a power cut and visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/storm-centre-prepare

 

Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/priority-services-register for more information.

 

 

New date for Spring Clean 10th March 2018
28th February 2018

 

Spring Clean - new date: 10th March 2018 - due to the current weather conditions.

 

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Chiddingly Spring Clean. Would you be able to spare some time next Saturday (10th March 2018) to help with a clean up of our community? The parish council are taking part in the Great British Spring Clean, and would really love your help, to make the parish clear of any litter. We have litter pickers and gloves etc - all we need from your is your time - even if its just for an hour. If you think you could help then please contact Cllr Beryl Marchant on 01825 872998. The plan is to start at about 0930 on Saturday 10th March.

 

Old Jubilee Field gates for sale
22nd February 2018

 

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Now that the parish council have replaced the Jubilee Field gates, we are able to offer the old gates for sale.

 

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Please see the attached photo. If anyone is interested in making an offer on the old gates, then please email: Clerk@chiddingly.gov.uk with the amount you would like to offer. The closing date is 31st March 2018. The gates can then be sold to the highest bidder.

 

General Data Protection Rgulations

 

How the information you provide will be used.

 

 

 

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General Data Protection Regulations -Any personal information such as name, postal address, telephone number, and email address given via this website/form will only be used to provide a requested service, kept for as long as necessary to provide that service and will not be disclosed to any other third party without your prior permission or unless we are required to do so by law.

 

Operation Christmas Child

 

Shoebox Gifts

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, a Christian international relief organisation.

 

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Safer kitchens – Safer Homes
24th August 2017

 

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFR)

 

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to do three simple things to help keep their homes safe from fire...

 

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Calor Gas Funding

 

 

The Calor Rural Community Fund has returned for 2019, bigger and better than before!

 

 

 

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Home energy provider, Calor, is offering deserving community projects the chance to win a total of 21 grants, with prize pots ranging from £1,000 to £5,000.

 

Rural communities off the mains gas grid can now submit their projects for funding, with previous winners including playground and village hall refurbishments, instruments for music banks and equipment for sports clubs.

 

 

Chiddingly Community Orchard

 

Chiddingly now has its very own community orchard!!

 

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Chiddingly Spring Clean

 

 

Chiddingly take part in the Great British Spring Clean. Saturday 30th March 2019.

 

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How to contact Wealden Citizen Advice Bureu

 

 

Please click on the link to see how you can contact Wealden Citizen Advice Breau

Forthcoming Events

 

Advance Diary Dates

 

Future events:

 

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1st December 2017 - The Angel and the Fiend.

 

7th December 2017 - WI Christmas Party.

 

21st December 2017 - Swingshift Charity Concert.

 

19th January 2018 - Lachelle Link AGM

 

10th February 2018 - East Hoathly Church Fundraising Event: Rock Around the Clock.

 

3rd March 2018 - Friends of Chiddingly Church annual fundraising event.

 

7th April 2018 - Village Hall Fundraising Quiz.

 

Advanced Diary Dates

 

Please read on for future diary dates:

 

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7.2.19 East Hoathly and District Pop in Lunch

8.2.19 Chiddingly/Lachelle link AGM

9.2.19 Souper Saturday

9.2.19 Quiz: Heron Ghyll Driving Group for disabled

12.2.19 CCLT AGM

15.2.19 Chiddingly Primary School enrichment day

16.2.19 Horticultural Society Spring Supper

23.2.19 Raise the Roof Concert - East Hoathly Church

9.3.19 MOSAG quiz

16.3.19 Souper Saturday

27.4.19 Souper Saturday

18.5.19 Friends of Chiddingly Church - Annual Fundraising Event

 

Chiddingly Community Land Trust

 

The AGM will be held on 12th Feb in the village hall.

 

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Chiddingly CLT are now compiling a register of the member of the CLT. To become a member you just need to fill in an application form (already delivered to your home or available at the village shop) - just £1 per member. This gives you a vote in running the trust. All members have an equal vote to appoint directors and vote at the AGM to decide the course the Trust follows.

 

The CLT meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. - usually in the back bar of the Six Bells - but check on the website www.ccllt.uk or email the secretary (Sue Skan) for more information: secretary@cclt.uk

 

January Diary Dates

 

Please read more to see January's diary dates:

 

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3.1.19 WI Meeting and AGM 1 p.m. in the Village Hall

5.1.19 Chiddingly Bonfire Society Quiz 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall

14.1.19 CCLT Meeting 7 p.m. in Six Bells

18-20.1.19 Beauty and the Beast in the Village Hall

19.1.19 Parish Council Surgery 10-1200 in the Village Shop

20.1.19 EH & District Preservation Society Walk 2p.m. Arlington Reservoir Car Park

22.1.19 Planning Meeting in Village Hall at 7.30 p.m.

23.1.19 Village Halls: Coffee morning 1000-1130 Village Hall

26.1.19 Burns Night Supper in the Village Hall

 

 

Lachelle Link AGM 8.2.19

 

The Lachelle Link AGM will take place on Friday 8th Feb in the Village Hall.

 

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If LINK members are interested in joining the Committee please get in touch with Sarah or Jeanie prior to the AGM.

If anyone is interested in joining the LINK please come to the AGM. It is an excellent opportunity to meet members and find out plans for next year.

 

 

Notice of Election

 

 

Please see the attached Notice Of Election

 

Notice of Election - District Councillors

 

 

Please see the attached document for the district elections

 

Quiz night 9th Feb 2019

 

In aid of Herons Ghyll Driving Group for the disabled

 

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Tables of 6'ish. £5 per person. Rolls, teas and coffees available, or please bring your own drinks.

To book a table please contact Liz Major on 01323 841541.

 

 

WDC Energy Desk

 

WDC are running an 'Energy Desk' to help residents try to save on their energy bills:

 

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WDC are running an 'Energy Desk' at our office in Hailsham during the following dates:

 

30/01/19 14:00 - 16:00

13/02/19 10:00 - 12:00

20/02/19 10:00 - 12:00

 

The aim is to help our residents with:

- Bill checking; reviewing payment methods (pre-payment v DD).

- Access to other services - including Priority Services Register.

- Promoting awareness of unclaimed Warm Home Discount.

- Energy efficiency education.

- Fuelling of the home.

 

 

 

 

Wealden Support Day - Universal Credit

 

 

Wealden are running an event on Thursday 1 November to support residents with the changes to Universal Credit. There will an opportunity to talk to representatives from the DWP, East Sussex Credit Union and the Citizens Advice Bureau, as well as our Home Energy Efficiency Officer

 

Quiz Night
3rd December 2018

 

There will be a quiz on Saturday 9th Feb at 7.30 p.m. Chiddingly Village Hall in aid of Herons Ghyll Driving Group for the disabled.

 

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Chiddingly Spring Clean - save the date 30th March 2019
16th January 2019

 

The date has been set for this years Spring Clean - Saturday 30th March 2019 - and we need your help, please!

 

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Friends of Chiddingly Church - Annual Fundraiser 18.5.19
17th January 2019

 

The fourth annual fund raising event will be an 80s themed summer party at the Village Hall on Saturday 18th May.

 

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There will be dancing to the Scalettos, a hog roast and other food, a welcome cocktail and canapes, tombola and Auction.

Tickets are £27.50 and are expected to sell out fast - so early booking is advised.

 

Please contact Stuart Appleton to reserve tickets on 872500 or stuart.appleton1@btinternet.com

 

Chiddingly Spring Clean

 

 

Chiddingly are taking part in the Great British Spring Clean

 

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Raise The Roof
18th February 2019

 

 

East Hoathly Church

 

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School Jumble Sale
18th February 2019

 

 

Chiddingly School Jumble Sale

 

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East Hoathly Church - Hard Times play
11th March 2019

 

 

Please see the attached flyer