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November 2010
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Brede High Woods. A meeting is to be held in Committee Room 2 of Sedlescombe Village Hall on Thursday 9 December at 19:00 for 19:30 start. Local people are invited. It is suggested that you take a bottle to share and the Woodland Trust officers will provide mince pies, tea and coffee.  
"The Greenest Government Ever". There will be a public meeting from 19:00-21:00 in St Mary Magdalene Church, Sea Road, Bexhill TN40 1RH on Friday 26 November. Speakers will be Greg Barker MP, Liz Hutchins from Friends of the Earth, and John Holbrow from the Federation of Small Businesses.

Parish Council Resignations. The Parish Council has received two resignations recently, from Mary Irwin and Caitlin Wheatley.

Mary joined the Parish Council 20 years ago and has given dedicated service to the community through her work on the Council. During that time, she has served on the Planning Committee, Crime & Safety Committee and Finance Committee, where she was Chairman for a time. Mary has represented the Council at meetings of the Rother Association of Local Councils and the Board of Governors of Sedlescombe CE School. The Council wishes Mary well and hopes that her health will continue to improve.

Caitlin joined the Council in 2007 and has served on the Planning Committee and Crime & Safety Committee. Caitlin was often able to represent the views of people living in Stream Lane, where she lives. Unfortunately, family commitments have meant that she is no longer able to give the necessary time to the work of the Council. The Council wishes Caitlin well.

As it is less than six months before the next elections, the Council agreed on Tuesday (16th) to leave the two vacancies and, for the time being, not to co-opt any replacements.

Cllr Vine-Hall was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Planning Committee caused by Caitlin's resignation. Cllr Wright will join Cllr Glew in representing the Council on Rother Association of Local Councils.

Active Ambling Workshop. Rother Voluntary Action is holding an "Active Ambling" workshop on Thursday 09/12/10 in St Mary's Community Hall, Church Lane, Udimore TN31 6BB, 13:00 to 16:00. Those attending will hear about walking and maintaining footpaths, keeping communities fit, development of interest groups and ideas for low key tourism to help boost the local economy. Further details can be found by phoning 01797 229750 or e-mailing Angela Alexander at angie.alexander@btconnect.com.  

Sedlescombe Primary Gritting Routes. East Sussex County Council has published a map showing its primary gritting routes. The image below provides information for Sedlescombe parish. Further details of other areas can be found on the County Council website.

The Council has been informed that, should snow be forecast or where there is a prolonged period of snowy weather, Poppinghole Lane and Stream Lane will be gritted in addition.

Sedlescombe gritting routes

Salting and gritting
Temporary closure of Chapel Hill, Sedlescombe. The County Council has given notice that BT will be carrying out cabling works in Chapel Hill between 1st and 2nd December 2010 and, consequently, the road will be closed during that time. A local diversion route will be signed and maintained for the duration of the works via the B2244 Tollgate Road - A21(T) Whydown Hill - C22 Crazy Lane and vice versa.  
Jobs. A range of temporary part time and full time jobs are available in connection with the 2011 Census which takes place on 27 March 2011. A website has been launched with lots of information including how to apply.
Winter Advice from East Sussex County Council - press release
Winter advice

Brede High Woods has a couple of Christmas events in December


A21 Resurfacing

Resurfacing work will be taking place on the A21 between Johns Cross and Vinehall Street in East Sussex. Full details on the work locations and dates are detailed below.  All work will take place overnight between 8pm and 6am week nights only and is weather dependent and therefore subject to change.

A21 John’s Cross Roundabout

Work starts here from Wednesday 01 December for three nights and will involve resurfacing the roundabout.  There will be three way temporary traffic lights in operation whilst work is carried out.

A21 Vinehall Road, Vinehall Street and outside Vinehall School

Work starts here from Monday 06 December for ten nights and will involve resurfacing the A21 and replacing the white lining and road studs. There will be lane closures and temporary traffic lights in operation with road users escorted past the work at 10mph.

A21 Silver Hill

Work starts here from Monday 10 January 2011 for ten nights and will involve resurfacing the A21 and applying high friction surfacing to some areas. There will be lane closures and temporary traffic lights in operation with road users escorted past the work at 10mph.

If you have any queries about the works or want to discuss them further, please do not hesitate to contact the Highways Agency's Customer Care Line on 0845 6000414, or write to either area4@bbmmjv.com or Highways Agency, c/o Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald, 10 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, Kent, ME19 4AR.


THREE ARTISTS ONE VENUE. Three Sedlescombe artists, Mark Fisher, Tony Wynne and Jane Skinner are holding an Open Studio of their work on  Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November between 10am and 4pm at The Den, Meadow Lane, Sedlescombe, TN33 0RF.

There will be a great range of original artwork including paintings and stained glass, cards from a £1 and gifts from £2.50.  A fantastic opportunity to view and purchase artwork and find that unusual Christmas present.


RECYCLED COMPOST FOR SALE. Bags of compost material are now on sale to domestic users at all household waste recycling sites in the County. The compost has been created at the new Woodlands In-vessel Composting Facility in Whitesmith which opened in October 2009. Since opening, the facility has successfully recycled green waste received via 14 household waste recycling sites in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove as well as green waste from Hastings & Rother's kerbside collection schemes. More recently, it has also successfully recycled co-mingled cardboard and green waste collected from the kerbside in Eastbourne. The high quality compost produced has achieved PAS100 and Compost Quality Protocol accreditation and is today being used by both local agricultural and horticultural users.
(Information received from Alice Henderson, Waste Operations Team Manager, Transport & Environment Department, East Sussex County Council.)

REVIEW OF SUPPORTED BUS SERVICES IN HASTINGS, ROTHER AND WEALDEN. Contracts for the operation of supported local bus services (all public bus services) and closed door school and college (not available to the public) in areas including Rother are due to expire at the end of July 2011. Tenders will be issued in early 2011 for the continuation of appropriate levels of service.

The County Council is seeking the views of any individual, organisation or group who has an interest in this review. Further details can be seen on the County Council website.



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