Plumpton Parish Council
Plumpton Parish Council
Our Parish Council has the responsibility to ensure that all parishioners have a voice on issues great and small that affect them individually, and the parish as a whole.
Parish Council’s Objections to Proposed Gypsy and Traveller site
Proposed Gypsy and Traveller Site in Plumpton Green
Update 12th October
The question and answer presentation from LDC planning officers can be found here:
Lewes District Council has now published its Local Plan Part 2 for consultation. The Plan includes the proposal for a permanent site of five pitches for travellers and gypsies in Plumpton Green.
The consultation documents can be viewed on the LDC consultation page at planningpolicyconsult.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk. Paper copies can be read at the District Council Offices at Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB, and at all local libraries, including Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Saltdean and Uckfield.
Background documents to this consultation and details of earlier consultations can be found on our Local Plan Part 2 webpage at https://www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/planning-policy/lewes-local-plan-part-2-site-allocations-and-development-management-policies/
The consultation runs from 24 September to midnight on 5 November 2018.
If residents wish to comment on the proposed site, they should do so via the consultation website,by email firstname.lastname@example.org ; or in writing to LDC. You can also register to give your views in person when the Plan comes before the independent examiner.
If you have any further questions, please email the parish clerk email@example.com or contact LDC
Plumpton Plastic Challenge
Concrete Trough on Village Green
The overturned concrete trough by Station Road on the Village Green has to be moved to allow access to erect the bandstand. Getting it moved will be very expensive as it is very heavy. Unless anyone would like it (and can remove it), the Parish Council agreed it should be destroyed, as this would be cheaper and to our best knowledge it has no huge historic interest. Please email the clerk if you would like it (or know of any reason why it should not be broken up and removed). Anita.firstname.lastname@example.org
Trains on Bonfire Night
We’ve just completed the Pavilion refurbishment, which has given us a substantial upgrade of the facilities.
The refurbishment was part-funded by a LEADER grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (£49k), and the remainder from our New Pavilion Fund (£28k) and the Parish Council (£7.5k).
With many thanks to Des Lambert, who helped us navigate the grant application process, and to parish councillor Emma Elford, who led renovation programme, got the grants, liaised with everyone involved.
The refurbishment has included:
- removal of the old kitchen to open up the space
- re-positioning of a new kitchen and utility room into the old committee room
- recovering of the floor throughout
- reconfiguring of the changing rooms
- increased storage facilities
- substantial replacing of rotten timbers throughout the infrastructure
- replacement of multiple doors
- replacement of window glass
- part installation of new composite cladding and sofits
- substantial re-plastering work throughout
- roof repair.
Steve Bodsworth was the contractor. We owe him many thanks for doing a fantastic job to a very high standard and completing on time.
As with all building jobs, we found some unexpected problems along the way that Steve responded to quickly, which allowed us to keep on schedule.
Now the work is complete, it has highlighted other parts of the facility that are looking a bit tired. Plumpton Parish Council will be costing further work to maintain this valued facility within a long-term preventative maintenance programme. We’ll provide further details in due course, later this year.
Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 9 October
Minutes from Finance Committee meeting on 9 October
Minutes from King George V Playing Field and Pavilion Committee meeting on 26 September
Q & A Document from Lewes District Council Planning Officers presentation on 9th October
Minutes from Planning Committee meeting on 9 October