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September 2012
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SUPERFAST BROADBAND. Sedlescombe residents are responding well to the Parish Council's request for them to register on the Rural Broadband website. Our total to date is 222. But where is the Superfast that has been promised?

You may be aware from recent press releases that East Sussex County Council's procurement has been held up due to delays with State Aid clearance from the EU. State Aid is an EU requirement to allow councils to use public money to part fund broadband projects in the UK working with the private sector. Approval is being delayed by a couple of technical points. Pressure is being put on MPs and MEPs to urge a quick resolution and we now understand that the Government hopes to have everything resolved this autumn.

Contracts should be awarded to the selected supplier by the New Year although this will be subject to a timely resolution of the State Aid issues and any related factors.

The Parish Council has been assured by the Broadband Engagement Strategy Manager of East Sussex County Council that they are doing everything they can to bring this essential infrastructure to as many premises and businesses as quickly as they can. They aim to ensure that 90% of premises and businesses in East Sussex have access to Superfast broadband by 2015.

This is what ESCC has said today (24/09/12) "Support from Sedlescombe has been fantastic and we are very grateful to be able to include this as part of our procurement process."




. Sedlescombe residents turned out to attend a public exhibition in the Village Hall on Saturday 22 September. This was in response to an invitation issued by arp armstrong rigg (Planning Consultants) on behalf of John and William Keeling contained in a letter distributed widely through the parish.

The Parish Council remains opposed to any development of this site that will increase the number of vehicles using the already-congested Brede Lane.

PLEASE NOTE: That planning permission has not been granted for this development - a planning application has not yet been submitted and, therefore, the proposals are only indicative at this stage.

According to the questionnaire provided at the Exhibition, the outcome will be shared with the Parish Council.

Arp letter

PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS. A meeting of the full Sedlescombe Parish Council is planned for Tuesday 18 September in Committee Room 2 of the Village Hall commencing at 7pm. It will be followed by a meeting of the Parish Council's Planning Committee. Both meetings are open to the public who may ask the Chairman for permission to speak on a particular agenda item.

Council Agenda 18/09/12

Planning Agenda 18/09/12

AUDIT. Completion of Audit of 2011/12 Accounts.

Completion of audit

VOLUNTEERS WANTED......Volunteers needed at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. The De La Warr Pavilion is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to act as exhibition assistants during the Ian Breakwell: Keep Things As They Are exhibition , October  2012 to January 2013.

Your main role would be to greet visitors in the gallery and answer any questions they have about the exhibition. This role would suit somebody who supports the De La Warr Pavilion , enjoys talking to people and has at least 2 hours a week to spare during the day for the duration of the exhibition.You do not need an extensive knowledge of art and there will be a training session on the work of Ian Breakwell  so you can communicate his ideas  with knowledge and enthusiasm.  The new exhibition Keep Things As They Are is a retrospective of this British artist covering four decades  1960 – 2003 and it would be useful to have assistants who have knowledge of that period.  Ian Breakwell used to visit the Pavilion regularly and his film The Other Side – showing elderly Bexhill couples dancing in slow motion across the DLWP balcony – was a huge hit with local audiences in 2002. This work will be included as part of  Keep Things As They Are and shown in Gallery 2.

The role is unpaid.  We welcome applications from the widest possible range of people young or old, whether recently retired, working part time, studying, or those looking for new interests. Please write, in the first instance, to Sally Ann Lycett on, telling us a little about yourself and why you would like to be considered as an exhibition assistant, reaching us no later than Wednesday  29 September.  For further information on Ian Breakwell, visit
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