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.
Following Saturday's announcement that we will enter a new period of national lockdown this Thursday 5th November, we wish to reassure everyone in the local community that the Parish Council and Robertsbridge & Salehurst Helping Hands are ready to support you all in the same way as before. IF YOU NEED ANY HELP please don't hesitate to call your Street Champion. If you are unsure who that is please contact Helping Hands helpline on 07726 592739. THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers, and to everyone who looks out for their friends and neighbours.
A number of local shops and businesses, but not all, will close in line with government guidelines. Please continue to support those who remain open, whether that be physically or online - shop local and support Robertsbridge!
The government guidelines can be found here
There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Thursday 5th November 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.
A newsletter is being distributed around the village this week. It includes an updated joint statement from Helping Hands and the Parish Council regarding ongoing support available during the Covid pandemic. A copy of the full newsletter can be found on this website under Parish Information - Newsletters, and the statement can also be found on the website for Helping Hands here
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.
If you wish to use the Helping Hands Prescription Service please use this email and telephone number: email email@example.com 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.
The Playground at Robertsbridge Recreation Ground has now reopened.
For everyone's safety it is your responsibility to stay alert, follow social distancing regulations and safety & hygiene advice.
Wash hands before using play equipment (toilets open at car park if needed)
Enter via field gate from car park
Only one adult to accompany children into playground
Socially distance (do not enter if too busy to allow social distancing)
Please keep the site tidy - use the litter bins or take your litter home
No food in the playpark - please use the field
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 01580 882066 if any signs are removed, or equipment, fencing, gates are damaged
Over the last couple of days volunteers have been delivering a leaflet to houses in the parish updating residents on support available from Robertsbridge Helping Hands. A copy of the leaflet can be found here.
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 email@example.com or telephone 07726278661
Hello everyone. The Parish Council continues to work in partnership with Robertsbridge Helping Hands to support all our residents during the Coronavirus Crisis.
For the safety of all of us I would like to ask you all to continue to observe social distancing, particularly when using the village shops. The Parish Council owns a number of green spaces including Bishops Meadow, the Recreation Ground , Pocket Park, Jubilee Garden and Pipers Field which remain open for daily exercise (the Clappers Playground unfortunately cannot be considered open due to the nature of the play equipment). Latest information and support can be found on the Helping Hands website at http://www.robertsbridgehelpinghands.co.uk/. Almost every residential address in the parish has been allocated a street champion, who can help those who are self-isolating. If you do not know who this is, or you are in an outlying area, please contact Helping Hands on 07726 592 739 if you need to.
Should you need to pick up any prescriptions, we have introduced a new initiative in collaboration with the pharmacies and doctors' surgeries. This will reduce the number of people visiting them but also help everyone to get their prescription as quickly and safely as possible. The service is completely confidential. Please contact the Helping Hands Prescriptions Team, who will arrange collection and delivery to you: please emailAnyone, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07726 278661
Over the past few weeks I think we have all been struck by the enormous reservoirs of goodwill, patience, tolerance and good humour which exist in the parish. The generosity and camaraderie which has been offered has been both overwhelming and very moving. This is an unprecedented and unsettling situation. We are all worried about our loved ones. We all know someone who is at risk or who is working in difficult and demanding circumstances. Let's continue to be considerate and tolerant towards each other and use our time outside the home wisely and effectively.
All of us on the Parish Council and at Helping Hands wish you all a safe and healthy Easter weekend.
Click here for the latest information on local support for Coronavirus - PLEASE SHARE
Further to the leaflet distributed to houses in the Parish, Helping Hands are keeping their website updated on local information and support available. Please check this website regularly for updates.
We hope by this Saturday afternoon everyone in Robertsbridge and Salehurst should have received our circular about support available in the village. This will be followed up by a card from Helping Hands offering details of the person who has volunteered to support those who are self-isolating in your road. Please pass this information to those not on Facebook.
We just want to update on what is happening within the village to support each other in this unprecedented and difficult time. Our great proactive Helping Hands group is leading, in partnership with the PC, Darvell and others to get a network of support set up for practical help such as shopping, collecting essentials etc. A huge number of people have offered over the last week via Facebook and elsewhere to help. The Parish Council has allocated funds to help. The group is currently putting together a circular to be delivered to every household with important local information and advising how to access help and support locally if/when needed. This will be based on named volunteers helping neighbours. We have a fantastic community and we will all help each other so please be assured that things are being put in place. As things progress we will continue to coordinate whatever is needed. This includes ensuring support and contact for the isolated and anxious. Please look out for the circular. If you need to contact anyone in the meantime please contact Helping Hands on 07726 592739 or the Parish Council on 01580 882066 or email email@example.com
In case you don't know already the latest official NHS advice can be found here.