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

 

Funfair Returns to Robertsbridge
13th August 2019

 

Shayler's Family Funfair returns to the Recreation Ground this week. Dates and times here

 

Planning Committee Meeting
26th July 2019

 

Planning Committee Meeting 1st August 2019

 

There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Thursday 1st August 2019 at Robertsbridge Youth Centre 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. The agenda for the meeting will be available on the 'Council Meetings' page three days prior. Click here to see the notice.

 

GIANT HOGWEED - Information for public and landowners
4th July 2019

 

We are getting lots of reports of Giant Hogweed (GH) in the area. GH is a non-native, invasive plant which can grow very large and look very spectacular. But contact with the sap (from any part of the plant) desensitises skin to ultra-violet light, which results in severe burns and an increased sensitivity to sunlight which can persist for a number of years. GH is most commonly found along river banks, where it can spread quickly, producing thousands of seeds each year.

 

 

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As an invasive plant, landowners have a legal responsibility to stop GH spreading. There is a very good AONB Unit report which gives guidance on dealing with GH, which must be done properly and carefully in accordance with guidelines. Chemical treatment requires a licence from the EA. You can see a copy of the AONB Giant Hogweed Report - Management Guidance here. You can also contact the AONB Unit for help and information: email or phone 01424 723011.

 

The High Weald AONB Unit has been running a project, funded by the Environment Agency to map, identify and treat GH from Etchingham to Bodiam, and many were removed in the spring whilst still small (with landowner consent). Unfortunately, new ones have grown that had not been identified and treated; to completely clear them could take years, as some will seed each year if not dealt with.

 

Members of the public should avoid the plants and ensure that children and dogs are kept away. If you see any whilst walking that are close to public footpaths or public areas that could pose a danger to the public, please let us know and we will try to get them dealt with. Where we have been made aware of plants we have passed the information on to landowners.

 

 

VACANCY - Would you like to be Parish Councillor?
4th July 2019

 

We still have one vacancy on the Parish Council to fill. The current Members can select (co-opt) someone to join them.

 

If you would be interested in joining the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Office for an application form as soon as possible.

 

Karen Ripley

Parish Clerk