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January 2011
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COMMUNITY RESOLUTION. Sussex Police is adopting Community Resolution (aka Restorative Justice). This is about offenders making amends directly to the victims rather than being punished by the state. PCSO Demi Georghiou told the Parish Council on 18 January that he had just attended a training course and can use this technique from now onwards..
SUPER-COUNCIL FOR KENT, GREATER ESSEX AND EAST SUSSEX. Cllr Peter Jones, who is Sedlescombe's County Councillor and also Leader of East Sussex County Council, attended Sedlescombe Parish Council's on 18 January. He informed the Parish Council of the formation of the Local Enterprise Partnership covering East Sussex, Kent and Greater Essex which will be implemented from April of this year.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS. The first public meetings of 2011 will be held in Sedlescombe Village Hall Committee Room 2 on Tuesday 18 January starting at 7pm. The first meeting is the main Council Meeting to be followed by a meeting of the Parish Council's Planning Committee.  

SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL DIRECTORY. Every year at this time, the Parish Council asks local businesses if they would like to advertise in the Directory for that year which is included in the Parish Council's Annual Report. The Report/Directory is delivered to each house in the parish in early April.

The Clerk has issued a new briefing note "How to advertise in Sedlescombe's Directory".

Local organisations, societies, charities etc. can also send details to the Clerk at for inclusion in the Directory. Whereas there is a charge for businesses, other entries are free of charge.

SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL BULLETIN, JANUARY 2011. The Parish Council's latest news bulletin is currently being delivered to every household in the parish. Please ensure that you see a copy and contact the Council on if you wish to make any comments or ask any questions. Please note that the timing of the delivery of bulletins is at the discretion of the volunteers who will be bringing your copy to you. Some spare copies will be available in the foyer of the village hall in due course.
SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL 2011 SURVEY. A very brief survey form is also being delivered to each Sedlescombe household in January. The closing date for return of the completed forms is 5pm on 7th February 2011. There is a box in Sedlescombe Stores in which you can place your form or you can send it to The Parish Clerk at Woodland Cottage, Chapel Hill, Sedlescombe TN33 0QX or e-mail it to

VOLUNTEERING. Rother Voluntary Action is trying to get the local paper to do an article on "Volunteering Opportunities" in the area. Because of the concern about funding, it is probable that many voluntary organisations will need to recruit more volunteers. If your organisation is struggling to recruit or keep volunteers, or would just like to be included in this article (if the Observer agrees to publish it), please contact Tina Hall of Rother Voluntary Action on 01797 229750.

FREE BUS PASS CUTS. From April, East Sussex County Council will be taking over the running of the free bus pass scheme and it is proposing to change the eligibility time when people with free bus passes can use them from 0900 to 0930. However, it is said that in rural areas, where services do not run so regularly, it is possible that passes would still be accepted on some journeys before 0930. The closing date for comments has been extended and is now Friday 14 January 2011.
FLOODING. East Sussex County Council is asking residents and businesses for information regarding the timing, frequency, extent and impact of flooding from surface water, ground water and minor water courses. You can either complete an online survey or attend one of the drop-in sessions planned across the area. The nearest to Sedlescombe will be held in Hastings Town hall on 21 January between 1500 and 1930.
CARDBOARD RECYCLING. It begins on Monday 10 January and, according to Rother District Council, "it couldn't be easier".




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