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December 2010
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Rubbish & Recycling. In this period of difficult weather, Rother District Council is making daily updates to the "latest news" part of the Rother website, rubbish and recycling pages. Updates are normally in place by 09:30.

Rubbish and recycling collections will, continue on normal days during the Christmas holidays. See back page of Rother Views.

Petitions. East Sussex County Council has set up a new petitions system online. This is a one-stop shop service for all principal councils (excluding Wealden District Council) in the area. You can create or add your name to an online petition.

Flood Warning Codes. The Environment Agency has adopted changes to its flood warning services. Full details can be found on the Environment Agency website.


A21 Whydown Hill Ground Investigations

The Highways Agency has written with the information that ground investigations will be taking place on the A21 at Whydown Hill in East Sussex. They will be carried out adjacent to the southbound A21 and will involve drilling and coring the ground to obtain soil samples.

On Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 December work will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am with a lane closure and temporary traffic lights in place on the southbound A21.

Work is weather dependent and therefore if the weather is bad work will be rescheduled.

A mechanical digger will be used for these works until midnight, when work of this nature will stop to minimise noise. We appreciate your co-operation throughout the scheme.

If you have any queries about the works or want to discuss them further, contact Highways Agency Customer Care Line on 0845 6000414.


Christmas shopping in Sedlescombe. Instead of journeying to Hastings, Battle or other towns, why not consider the goods being sold in our own parish.

  • Sedlescombe Stores has sweets, food, cards, calendars, brown and fancy wrapping paper and other Christmas goodies. There is also the post office for postage and much more. 01424 870250
  • Sedlescombe Antiques and Collectables Market at the Bridge Garage not only stocks old and antique items but there is also a huge range of other items, CDs, DVDs, costume jewellery, books, craft items etc. etc. There are 12 shops under one roof 01424 871424
  • Blackbrooks Garden Centre has many Christmas-related goods as well as plants, seeds, books and lots of other items suitable for presents.01424 870710
  • The Clockhouse Hair and Beauty Salon has gift vouchers. 01424 870958
  • Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard has locally-produced organic wine gift packs and delicious fruit juices. There is also the "Rentavine" scheme which could make an interesting and unusual present. 01580 830715
  • Sedlescombe Golf Resort (just outside our parish). Special golf packages available. 01424 871700

Do you need a taxi over the Festive period? We have:

  • Sedlescombe Hire Car on 01424 870397 or 07770 478516
  • Conqueror's Taxis on 01424 871066

Want to dine out? We have:

  • The Brickwall Hotel on 01424 870253. See menus here.
  • The Queen's Head (with new Manager) 01424 870228.

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.

There are also events taking place at Brede High Woods during December that anyone can join.

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.


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.  
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