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.

Grass Cutting Schedule

Please be advised that the first grass cutting will take place on 5 April.

pdf Grass Cutting Schedule 2019

Proposed Gypsy and Traveller Site

Update 27th March 2019

The Hearing in Public will start on the 2nd April. The Gypsy and Traveller site is scheduled for the 5th April and the full timetable can be found here:-

The Parish Council have responded to the Examiners Matters and Issues document and the full response is here:-
LDC’s response to the Examiners Matters and Issues document is here:- 

Environmental Policy

The Parish Council have adopted an environmental policy for its activities.  Further actions will be determined for the Village Hall, Playing Fields & Pavilion in due course.  Any comments will be appreciated and incorporated into an annual review of the policies in May.

pdf document Plumpton Parish Council Environmental Policy adopted Jan 2019

Wells Close/Strawlands

We’ve just heard that Lewes District Council has turned down the outline planning application to develop 12 homes for older people on the Strawlands/Wells Close site. The reasons are explained in the attached notice. It is good that LDC has taken note of residents’ concerns, which the Parish Council shared. We hope the developers will talk with us when they resubmit their application, so we can help them address these problems more adequately.

Pavilion Refurbishment

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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.

Site Updates

23 April

pdf Agenda for Planning Committee meeting on 7 May

10 april

pdf Minutes from Planning Committee meeting on 9 April

3 April

Please be advised that the first grass cutting will take place on 5 April.

pdf Grass Cutting Schedule 2019

pdf Agenda for Parish Council meeting on 9 April

pdfAgenda for Finance Committee meeting on 9 April

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