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Sedlescombe Parish
Council Noticeboard November 2008
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ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDANCE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES. There is a bewildering amount of environmental law that businesses need to be aware of. A useful government website gives clear guidance including the opportunity for businesses to sign up for free e-mails.

PLANNING IN ROTHER DISTRICT UP TO 2026. Rother is currently consulting on its Core Strategy for the Local Development Framework which will guide development in Rother District up until 2026.  Rother is holding several Exhibitions across the District up to 04/12/08.  Details of the Exhibitions can be seen on

On that same page, you can study the draft Core Strategy  by clicking on it in the “Related Media” column on the right hand side.  Comments on all these documents have to reach Rother by the end of January.

Rother is required to a lot of background evidence and the whole list can be seen on  You can, of course, study every one of these documents.  However, if time is short, please look at the Rural Settlements Study and the Village Appraisals in particular.  The direct link to the Village Appraisals document is  There is a section on Sedlescombe.

By the time Sedlescombe Parish Council makes its comments, there will have been the opportunity:

  • To read the documents online.
  • To go to one of the exhibitions.
  • For parish councillors to attend the Rother Planning Seminar on 9 December.
  • To discuss it at a council meeting – please ask if you would like a subject put on the agenda of the next full Council meeting on 13 January, otherwise our Planning Committee will have it on one of its agendas in January.
Resolutions. If you are interested in the decisions that have been made by Sedlescombe Parish Council this year but do not feel able to to wade through all the Minutes, you can now see all the resolutions for the year in one document. The link is included at the bottom of the meetings page and will be updated regularly.
Resolutions for 2008/9
Recycling. Yellow pages can now be recycled. Place the whole book into the paper recycling box. Rother has issued a Winter Newsletter which is being delivered throughout the District. Its recycling webpage has been updated.
Free Christmas Dinner. Hastings & Rother NHS is offer a free Christmas Dinner and some other incentives to anyone over 65 with Type 2 Diabetes.
Southern Rail changes. From 14 December, changes will be introduced across the region.
Clerks and Councils Direct. The November 2008 edition of Clerks & Councils Direct has been received.  
The Clerk. The November 2008 edition of The Clerk has been received.  
Sedlescombe Parish Council. The next meeting of the Council will be held in Committee Room 2 of Sedlescombe Village Hall (entrance at side) at 19:00 on Tuesday 11 November 2008. Members of the public are very welcome to attend. There will be an opportunity (at the Chairman's discretion) for the public to speak on matters on the agenda.
Remembrance. With the celebration of the ninetieth anniversary of the end of World War I, readers might like to have another look at the History page of this site where there are several entries connected with World Wars I and II
History page
Roadworks in East Sussex. The County Council has a useful website where you can check whether any roadworks are planned in the near future in the county.
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