Salehurst and Robertsbridge Parish Council

Welcome

Salehurst & Robertsbridge is one of the larger parishes in East Sussex and lies mid-way between Tunbridge Wells to the north and Hastings to the south on the main London to Hastings road, the A21.

 

The parish is entirely contained within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

More information about the history and organisation of the parish can be found at About the Parish.

Latest News

 

Annual Council Meeting - 5th May 2021
29th April 2021

 

 

The Annual Council Meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY 5th May 2021 at 7.30pm. This is the annual business meeting of the Council when the Chairman and Vice Chairman are appointed.

 

The Annual Council Meeting will take place on the 'Zoom' online platform. The notice for the Meeting can be seen here.

 

The public are welcome to 'attend' the meeting - please contact the Clerk by noon on the day of the meeting for the necessary joining details. Up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start for public questions and comments. The Agenda and associated documents will be available on the Council Meetings page three days before the meeting.

 

(This is not the annual parish meeting held for local residents this was originally scheduled for 19th April but was cancelled due to Covid restrictions).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning Committee Meeting - 6th May 2021
29th April 2021

 

 

There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Thursday 6th May on Zoom at 7.30pm.

 

The press and public are welcome to attend and up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start of the meeting for public comments and questions. To receive an invite to the meeting please email the clerk at salehurst-pc.org.uk by noon on the day of the meeting. The agenda for the meeting is available on the 'Council Meetings' page.

 

 

 

EASTER GREETINGS
1st April 2021

 

The Parish Clerks are taking an Easter break from Friday 2nd April to Sunday 11th April. Please leave messages on our ansaphone 01580 882066 or email clerk@salehurst-pc.org.uk, these will be answered from 11th April. If your enquiry cannot wait, such as a cemetery request, please contact our Chairman Nick Brown on 01580 389159

 

Contacts numbers for non Parish Matters:

 

Police ring 101 (or 999 in an emergency). Crimes can be reported online here https://www.sussex.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/

Fly tipping should be reported to Rother here https://www.rother.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/fly-tipping/

Road problems potholes etc. should be reported to East Sussex here https://www.eastsussexhighways.com/report-a-problem/roads/road-condition, if an emergency ring 0345 60 80 193

 

 

Planning Committee - 1st April 2021
1st April 2021

 

There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Thursday 1st April on Zoom at 7.30pm.

 

The press and public are welcome to attend and up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start of the meeting for public comments and questions. To receive an invite to the meeting please email the clerk at salehurst-pc.org.uk by noon on the day of the meeting. The agenda for the meeting is available on the 'Council Meetings' page.

 

Parish Council Meeting
29th March 2021

 

 

The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday 29th March 2021 at 7.30pm. It will take place on the 'Zoom' online platform. The notice for the Meeting can be seen here.

 

 

The public are welcome to 'attend' the meeting - please contact the Clerk by noon on the day of the meeting for the necessary joining details.

 

Up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start for public questions and comments.

 

The Agenda and associated documents will be available on the Council Meetings page three days before the meeting.

 

 

 

This Sunday is Census Day
18th March 2021

 

View the associated document

 

Census Day Sunday 21 March 2021

Have you completed your form online or asked for a printed form?

If you need help completing the form visit www.census.gov.uk, or contact Rother Voluntary Action 01424 214524 or email office@rva.uk.com

 

 

 

Would your local group or organisation benefit from a small grant?
12th March 2021

 

The Parish Council is able to make small grants to local groups and organisations within the Parish. The last opportunity for grants to be approved this financial year is at the next Parish Council meeting on 29th March 2021. Details of previous successful applications can be found on our website here http://www.salehurst-pc.org.uk/donations_grants.asp

 

 

To apply please email the Parish Office at clerk@salehurst-pc.org.uk, outlining the amount you are applying for, and what you need the money for (e.g. a specific project, event or other costs) by noon on Thursday 18th March.

 

March Parish Council Meeting Postponed
9th March 2021

 

Please note that for administrative reasons the next Parish Council meeting due to be held on 15 March 2021 7.30pm has been postponed. The new date is 29 March 2021 7.30pm.

 

CENSUS 2021 - Sunday 21st March 2021
4th March 2021

 

View the associated document

 

Census Day is soon! Sunday 21st March 2021. You will receive your invitation pack in the post.

 

Rother Voluntary Action are offering a pre-booked appointment only service for anyone needing help completing their forms online or on paper at these times:

 

- Mon, Tues, Thurs 9.30am-4.30pm

- Wed 9.30am-1pm

- Fri 3.00pm-8.00pm

- Census Day open between 9.00am-6.00pm.

 

To book an appointment please call 01424 214524 or email office@rva.uk.com For further information please contact

Mandi Lyons on the above number and email address or visit www.census.gov.uk.

 

Planning Committee Meeting - 4th March 2021
26th February 2021

 

 

There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Thursday 4th March on Zoom at 7.30pm.

 

The press and public are welcome to attend and up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start of the meeting for public comments and questions. To receive an invite to the meeting please email the clerk at salehurst-pc.org.uk by noon on the day of the meeting. The agenda for the meeting is available on the 'Council Meetings' page.

 

 

 

Improving Internet in rural areas: Government Gigabit Voucher Scheme
2nd February 2021

 

Are there any areas in Salehurst & Robertsbridge that have investigated or registered interest in the government's Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/ (We are already aware of efforts by some residents in Redlands Lane area of Salehurst to improve internet connection in that area by taking part in the Community Fibre Scheme).

 

Planning Committee Meeting
29th January 2021

 

There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Thursday 4th February on Zoom at 7.30pm.

 

The press and public are welcome to attend and up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start of the meeting for public comments and questions. To receive an invite to the meeting please email the clerk at salehurst-pc.org.uk by noon on the day of the meeting. The agenda for the meeting is available on the 'Council Meetings' page.

 

Vaccination Update
26th January 2021

 

This message has been posted on the website for Oldwood Surgery & Battle Health Centre today:

 

"Our over 80's that were able to travel to our vaccination centre at Etchingham Village Hall have now all received their Covid vaccinations. Our housebound patients will receive their vaccinations next week. We are now booking our over 75's in line with the national priority groups. We will contact you when it's your turn, so please do not contact us beforehand".

 

For updates please go to the surgery website at www.oldwoodsurgery.co.uk or look at Facebook posts by Oldwood Surgery and Battle Health Centre Patients Participation Group.

 

Update on December flooding in Northbridge Street
22nd January 2021

 

A message from Nick Brown, Chairman of the Parish Council

 

I wish to reassure everyone that the Parish Council has been lobbying hard this month for work to avoid future surface water flooding in Northbridge Street from runoff from the A21. We are liaising with Highways England (responsible for the A21), East Sussex Highways (responsible for local roads/drains), County and District Councillors and our MP, Hugh Merriman. The matter was discussed at our Parish Council meeting this week and, in preparation for Storm Christoph, the Parish Council provided sand and sandbags to residents at most risk. We are endeavouring to liaise with and keep updated affected residents. If you wish to get in touch please nick.brown@salehurst-pc.org.uk

 

Covid Vaccinations have begun
20th January 2021

 

We are very pleased to report that Covid vaccinations began today, Wednesday 20th January at Etchingham Village Hall.

 

The hall is located at the site of Etchingham Primary School at Parsonage Croft TN19 7BY on the right at the end of Etchingham village, as you travel towards Burwash. A photo can be found here https://www.etchinghamvillagehalls.co.uk/ If you are having difficulties with transport to the vaccination centre Helping Hands can offer some transport to residents in Salehurst and Robertsbridge who need it, contact 07726 592739. There is informaiton about parking and disabled access here https://www.etchinghamvillagehalls.co.uk/covid-vaccination-centre

 

 

Local Covid Vaccination Rollout
14th January 2021

 

Please wait to be contacted by the NHS for your Covid vaccine appointment. Beware scam vaccine text messages asking for cash or personal financial details. Don't forget that Helping Hands are at the end of the phone if anyone needs to chat 07726 592739.

Local representatives are meeting this week with our MP Huw Merriman to raise concerns on the way the Covid vaccination is being rolled out locally.

 

The latest information from Oldwood Surgery is here

 

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On 11 January Huw Merriman MP published an update on the local vaccination rollout on his website here. The extract relating to vaccination in our area (Rural Rother) is provided below:

 

"For numerous reasons, we have not had a working Primary Care Network solution in these parts hence work has been taking place with the Sussex Community NHS Foundation and the local GP surgeries. I raised the lack of a solution for Rural Rother with the Prime Minister in the House of Commons at the beginning of January.

 

As a solution, rural Rother GP practices will be served by a vaccination hub at Etchingham village hall which is expected to go live this Friday 15 January. The Etchingham vaccine centre will be run by those within the Sussex Community NHS Foundation who have stepped up to help and our local GP teams. If your GP is within this area, you will expect to receive your vaccine at Etchingham. I have had a number of constituents contact me from Rother Levels asking why they need to travel to Etchingham. The reason is because Etchingham has been set up to handle the Pfizer vaccine logistics and because surgeries within the area have not been able to sign up to deliver the Pfizer vaccine. The aim is to ensure that stocks of Astra Zeneca get delivered so residents can receive this vaccination at a more local level.

 

If supplies of the Astra Zeneca vaccine are supplied, these could be taken from Etchingham to your local GP for you to be vaccinated at the surgery. For this to happen, your GP must have signed up to the Enhanced Service Contract. Given the time to sign has closed, I have asked the Vaccines Minister to urgently allow GPs further time to sign up now that the Astra Zeneca option gives more GPs the scope to vaccinate locally.

 

If it is clear that Pfizer vaccines continue to be the chief supply, I will be keen for the Sussex Community NHS Foundation to assist in the opening of another centre within easier reach. This will require local action as well."

 

New Year Message from Helping Hands
8th January 2021

 

Following the Prime Minister's announcement earlier this week we have moved back, with the rest of the country, to national lockdown. The message is to STAY HOME. We ask you all to follow the government regulations which are to protect all of us. Remember Robertsbridge & Salehurst Helping Hands continues to be there if you need to hear a friendly voice, or if you need help with any shopping tasks, prescriptions or any other task you may be struggling with because of lockdown. Telephone 07726 592739 or contact your street champion, website www.robertsbridgehelpinghands.co.uk

 

Contact details for Helping Hands Prescription Team
30th July 2020

 

If you wish to use the Helping Hands Prescription Service please use this email and telephone number: email prescriptions@robertsbridgehelpinghands.co.uk or telephone 07726278661

 

Anyone, of any age can use the Robertsbridge Helping Hands Prescription Team. This team has been set up to collect prescriptions for all local residents during the Coronavirus Pandemic. As well as helping you it helps to reduce the number of people visiting the dispensaries, keeping everyone safe.

 

 

 

Collecting Prescriptions
21st April 2020

 

Anyone, of any age, whether self- isolating or not, can use the Robersbridge Helping Hands Prescription Team. This team has been set up to collect prescriptions for all local residents during the Coronavirus Pandemic. As well as helping you it helps to reduce the number of people visiting the dispensaries, keeping everyone safe.

 

Contact the team by emailing prescriptions@robertsbridgehelpinghands.co.uk or telephone 07726278661

Forthcoming Events

 

Parish Council Meeting
29th March 2021

 

The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday 21st September 2020 at 7.30pm. It will take place on the 'Zoom' online platform. The notice for the Meeting can be seen here.

 

The public are welcome to 'attend' the meeting - please contact the Clerk by noon on the day of the meeting for the necessary joining details.

 

Up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start for public questions and comments

 

The Agenda and associated documents will be available on the Council Meetings page three days before the meeting.