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January 2012
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MUGA (MULTI USE GAMES AREA) FOR SEDLESCOMBE. A public meeting was held on Monday 23 January. A report of the meeting is available.
Public Meeting 23 Jan
POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONERS. Have you heard that all Police Authorities across the country will be abolished on 22 November 2012? This is a week after stand alone country wide elections will have been held to elect new Police and Crime Commissioners. The Home Office has published a booklet for your information
Police and Crime Commissioners

BROADBAND. The Parish Council has launched its campaign to show the importance of bringing Superfast Broadband to Sedlescombe sooner rather than later. Either click the following link or follow the guidance from the Home Page -"Superfast for Sedlescombe".

The Superfast for Sedlescombe project has been registed with the Rural Broadband Partnership and local residents have started to show their support by completing a simple form. A fascinating message has been received from Rural Broadband Partnership. "Hi Pauline - I have noticed that your project is gaining a lot of interest - what is it that you have done to create this much awareness?"

Please join in and show how much interest there is in Sedlescombe for this project.

TABLES FOR THE PARISH ASSEMBLY. This is a reminder that you should let Pauline Raymond on know if you would like to reserve a display table at the Assembly on 17 April. Quite a few tables have already been allocated and it should be an interesting evening.  

EMERGENCY HELP. There was a good response to the Parish Council's request for people willing to help the community in times of emergency. Anyone who put their name forward will be contacted by the Council. A range of different practical skills have been identified which could be useful if, for example, we get severe snow conditions as last winter.

Some people are willing to help others at times when they are experiencing temporary difficulties - changing a light bulb, hanging a picture, form filling etc This type of help seems to fit in to a new project currently being set up by Rother Voluntary Action in our rural areas called a "Community Friends Scheme". These schemes will link those residents who are in particular need with volunteers willing to help. This could be of benefit to all the community - those recovering from illness or accidents for example. Of course lots of Sedlescombe residents already help others in this way but this would be on a more formal basis with helpers being covered by insurance and provided with support where needed. The helpers would also have contact numbers for professional social care providers if this appears to be necessary. Although this is a new type of scheme for this area, the Council's Emergency Committee has decided to ask Rother Voluntary Action to go about setting one up here. Further details will be provided to anyone who has already said they are willing to help and details will be posted on this website as they become available.

2012 DIRECTORY ADVERTISING. Reminder. The closing date for advertisements to be submitted for inclusion in the 2012 Directory is Sunday 22 January at 5pm when all copy should have reached Pauline Raymond at Woodland Cottage, Chapel Hill, Sedlescombe or by e-mailing

TENNIS COURTS TO MUGA. A recent survey of all Sedlescombe residents has resulted in the majority of those who answered supporting upgrading the tennis courts in the Village to a Multi-use Games Area (known as a MUGA). The Council is pleased to report that the Sedlescombe Playing Field and Recreation Ground Trust has now agreed to raise funds to carry out the necessary work. Grant aid applications will be submitted to Rother District Council and to the Lottery Inspired Facilities Fund in the coming weeks. The plan is to include facilities for tennis, netball and football which were the three most popular sports highlighted in the survey.

A short meeting is to be held in Committee Room 2 of the Village Hall on Monday 23 January at 7.15pm to allow anyone who would like to discuss the proposed work and its provision to have their say.

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RUBBISH COLLECTION AND RECYCLING. Collection schedules return to normal on Monday 9 January. Rother DC has full details on its website
CO-OPTION TO SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL. Rod Eldridge of Park Shaw has been co-opted to the Parish Council to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Anthony Rand. Rod has been appointed to the Council's Finance Committee  
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