Salehurst and Robertsbridge Parish Council


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28th May 2020



The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday 1st June 2020 at 7.30pm. It will take place on the 'Zoom' online platform.


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 can be seen on the Council Meetings page.


Update on Local Support for Coronavirus
18th May 2020


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.




VE Day 75th Anniversary - Robertsbridge Friday 8th May 2020
7th May 2020


Please keep everyone safe and celebrate this special anniversary at home. Enjoy your day!


Robertsbridge British Legion are not permitted to hold a public official event to mark this anniversary. They plan to share photos/videos of wreath laying at the war memorial and of their standard bearers dipping their standards outside their homes tomorrow.


In line with the message to STAY AT HOME we ask you to CELEBRATE THIS ANNIVERSARY AT HOME, observing social distancing with any neighbours.


Here are a few ideas:


* Put up the flags and bunting, and join in the Royal British Legion's livestream

* At 11am pause for a 2-minute silence,

* At 3pm join the nation's toast to the heroes of WW2

* At 6.30pm sing "We'll meet again" in your home/at your doorstep (see Katy Shuttleworth's post on Robertsbridge Family Information for the words)

* At 8pm watch the BBC One musical celebration

* At 9pm watch the Queen's speech to the nation on BBC One.


BBC Programme for VE Day 75




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 David Todd at, or phoning 07726 592 739


A message from Nick Brown - Chairman of the Parish Council - 9 April 2020
9th April 2020


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 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 email: or ring 07726 592 739.


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.


Coronavirus - Local information and support for Coronavirus
30th March 2020


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.


Coronavirus Update - 20th March 2020
21st March 2020


Village volunteers are currently distributing this circular to all residents, which is being followed up this 'Hello I can help flyer'


Coronavirus Update 19th March 2020
19th March 2020


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.




Coronavirus - Local Support
17th March 2020


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


Parish Council Meeting
16th March 2020


The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday 16th March at Robertsbridge Hall at 7:30pm. Press and public are welcome to attend. 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 3 days before the meeting

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