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


D Day 80th Anniversary
27th Jun 2024


Update 27th June 2024. The Robertsbridge Summer Event which was cancelled on 22nd June has been rescheduled for Saturday 20th July.



Thursday 6th June it will be 80 years since D Day. The local events taking place are as follows:

6.30am (the time when the American invasion force started to land on the beaches of Normandy) Robertsbridge British Legion will mark the event at Robertsbridge War Memorial.


In the evening there will be a celebration from 7pm at the Stage Field, on Bodiam Road. Local residents are invited to arrive from 7pm, relax with background music, look at the jeep, steam engine etc then the beacon gets lit at 9.15pm, the reading of the tribute will then happen followed by a bit more music. Fireworks should then be from 9.45pm.


On Saturday 22nd June the Robertsbridge Summer Event will also celebrate D Day 80.


Resurfacing of Station Road and Brightling Road
27th Jun 2024


Thank you to everyone for their support in lobbying for this work.


Monday 29th July to Friday 30th August resurfacing from the junction of Station Road with the High Street to the Darvel entrance (Bishops Lane) will be undertaken in phases overnight at weekends only. Access to Station Road will be restricted for residents for the duration of the works. The road will be closed for 24 hours each day with a diversion route in place but emergency vehicles will still have access. At times there will be 'no parking' signs at different locations. Residents and businesses will receive further information by post and there will be advance road signs. Details will be provided at


Before the resurfacing takes place there will be investigatory works from Monday 8th July to Saturday 13th July 7pm to 6am.




Summer Event celebrating D Day 80 - Saturday 22nd Jun 2024
30th May 2024


Robertsbridge Summer Event is returning to the Recreation Ground on SATURDAY 22nd June 12-4pm.


This event is being led by Robertsbridge Bonfire Society in collaboration with the Parish Council.

Bring your picnic and join in the entertainment, dancing, music and games. BBQ and bar available.


This event will be weather dependant.


New Councillor May 2024
28th May 2024


Welcome to Simon Longhurst who joined us earlier this month as a Parish Councillor. Simon has lived in Robertsbridge for over 30 years, was a rail commuter until recently and has been involved in lots of organisations including Scouts, PTA, 2012 Jubilympics and an earlier stint on the Parish Council.


Draft Rother Local Plan 2020-2040 – Public Consultation – 30th April 2024 to 23rd July 2024
7th May 2024


A 12 weeks public consultation is running from 5pm on 30th April to 5pm on 23rd July 2024 on the draft new Local Plan which will guide development and land use in our district over the period 2020 - 2040. Any comments made at this stage will be important in shaping the Local Plan as it is further developed into the Proposed Submission Plan next year, before the final version is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination and adoption by the Council. When adopted, the Plan's policies will be used to determine planning applications throughout Rother district.




The Draft Local Plan and its supporting evidence base documents can be found on the Draft Local Plan webpage on the Council's website here The easiest way to make comments on the Local Plan, and its key supporting documents, is through the consultation webpage. Alternatively comments can be sent by email or post using the consultation form, which can be found on our website. The webpage also explains where hard copies of the Draft Local Plan can be viewed and where public exhibitions around the district will be held.


We have invited Rother Planning Department to give a brief presentation at the start of our next Full Council meeting on Monday 20th May, 7.30 pm at Robertsbridge Village Hall. All residents are invited to attend and ask questions. This plan will guide local development until 2040. There will be another opportunity to see the plan at a public exhibition to be held at Robertsbridge Village Hall on Thursday 4th July 3-7pm