Salehurst and Robertsbridge Parish Council


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


Planning Committee Meeting - 2nd December
26th November 2021



There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Thursday 2nd December AT ROBERTSBRIDGE VILLAGE HALL 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.



4th November 2021


The Parish Council is very sorry to announce the resignation of Cllr Larraine Miles, for personal reasons. Thank you Larraine for your contribution to the Parish Council.


You can see the statutory Notice of Vacancy here.


Brightling Road Roadworks
2nd November 2021


As most people are aware roads are the responsibility of East Sussex County Council. The Parish Council was not given any advance notification of the works on Brightling Road. Over the past two days we have found out the following which will hopefully clarify what is happening, and we have asked for signage to be improved. If we receive any updates we will let you know.


Roadworks are taking place on Brightling Road, just above the junction with Bishops Lane (by Darvell Bruderhof entrance) for the next 2 weeks. The road is CLOSED to all vehicles at this point. This means you CAN drive from the middle of the village up as far as Bishops Lane. To travel back to the village turn left down Bishops Lane, or before the junction turn right into Knelle Road and right again down Langham Road. The official diversion for Brightling is via the A21, Hurst Green and Etchingham. Alternatively you can access Brightling via Mountfield. The reason that the higher part of Langham Road has not been made the official diversion is because Bugsell Lane is unsuitable for a lot of traffic.


If you have any concerns please contact East Sussex Highways 0345 60 80 193.


Planning Committee Meeting - 7th October 2021
4th October 2021



There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Thursday 7th October AT ROBERTSBRIDGE VILLAGE HALL 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.




Annual Village Clean-Up Day Sunday 3rd October 2-4pm
16th September 2021


View the associated document


The Parish Council invites village volunteers to join us in litter picking across the Parish on Sunday 3rd October.

To meet from 2pm at Robertsbridge Recreation Ground. Everyone welcome!



HAIRE Project Update
26th August 2021


The HAIRE (Healthy Ageing through Innovation) Project aims to build more age friendly communities by empowering older people. As part of the project 76 older people have been interviewed in Robertsbridge, Rye and surrounding areas. Four themes have emerged that impact on older people's lives: changes and transitions

b.loneliness and isolation

c.staying active, and

d.access to information


The Project is inviting local people to explore the results of the interviews and help identify solutions and actions to meet local needs. at events this Autumn. See the poster for details of events in Robertsbridge, Rye and at the De La Warr Pavilion. Sign up for events here


Use of Recreation Ground
24th August 2021


The Parish Council supports the Active Rother initiative. We welcome use of Robertsbridge Recreation Ground on the Clappers by everyone in the local community.


If you are a local independent instructor planning to provide paying classes on the Recreation Ground we ask that you register your details with the Parish Office. You will not be charged for this use of the recreation ground if you live in Robertsbridge or a neighbouring parish.


Help East Sussex improve bus services - Public Consultation
19th August 2021


East Sussex County Council are seeking feedback to help form a Bus Service Improvement Plan. In March 2021 the government published a new National Bus Strategy - Bus Back Better - setting out a vision for future improvements to bus services across the country. The strategy requires the council to publish its Bus Service Improvement Plan by the end of October. The strategy requires all English local transport authorities to work with operators to come up with achievable plans for improving their local services and encouraging more people to use them.


Please complete the survey as soon as possible at


The survey is open until Tuesday 14th September 2021.


Accessibility at Robertsbridge Railway Station
17th August 2021


Do you have any comments on accessibility issues, and possible improvements to Robertsbridge station, or other local stations on the Tonbridge-Hastings line? The Parish Council has been approached by Southeast Community Rail Partnership for ideas from local people. Please email any thoughts to so we can collate and forward to the Rail Partnership.


Office Closure
23rd July 2021


The Parish Clerks are taking a break for one week beginning 24th July. Any queries will be dealt with on our return from Monday 2nd August. Please email any queries to or leave a telephone message on 01580 882066. If your matter is urgent please contact Nick Brown Chairman of the Parish Council by email on or telephone

01580 389159.


The Planning Committee meetings scheduled for 5th August and 2nd September have been CANCELLED. The Parish Council will submit its comments on any local planning applications received during August and September from the Clerk in consultation with members of the Planning Committee. Members of the public are still able to submit comments on planning applications to Rother District Council and the Parish Council in the usual way.