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.

Covid-19

Current government advice:

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Remember, this advice is there not only to reduce the spread of the virus but also to protect NHS resources.

For up to date information please see  https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

Coronavirus Support Group

If you are able to help others or need help please contact the Plumpton and East Chiltington Coronavirus Support Group (email: Covid19@geniuswithin.co.uk) or the Parish Council.

If you know an older person who is concerned about leaving the house, make sure you:

  • Stay in touch over the phone.
  • See if they need any help shopping.
  • Encourage them to stay active in the house.

If older members of the public have concerns about anything else, including welfare, care or housing, they can contact Age UK’s free advice line, 8am-7pm, 7 days a week: 0800 055 6112

Follow this link for more information about the Plumpton and East Chiltington Coronavirus Support Group.

Council Meetings Cancelled

Please note due to the current corona virus outbreak the Parish Council meeting scheduled for the 14th April 2020 is cancelled. We expect meetings in May to also be cancelled including the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Statutory Meeting.  We will confirm new meeting dates when we can. In the meantime correspondence, planning applications and payments will be responded to by the Clerk to the Council in consultation by email with councillors. Please email the office in the normal way and we will respond as soon as possible.

Skate Park and Playpark Closed

Following government advice, the playpark and skate park will remain closed and not to be used until further notice.

Village Hall and Pavilion Closed

Following government advice, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, the Parish Council have made the decision to close the Village Hall and Pavilion for the foreseeable future (Honeybees will take separate advice from the Government).

Free Defibrillator Cancelled

Due to Covid-19 this has now been cancelled.

Petition Improve Road Safety on the B2116

On Tuesday 7th January a coach carrying students home from Plumpton College was the latest vehicle to crash into the nearby field at this location. This is the same location as previous accidents on this part of the road and action needs to be taken by the County Council before lives are lost. District Councillor Rob Banks has set up a petition at:

Crisp Packet Recycling

Collect crisp packets to raise funds for the Kent, Sussex, and Surrey Air Ambulance

Recycle Schemes in support of AAKSS – Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Proposed Gypsy and Traveller Site

Update 29th December 2019

Further to the Local Plan Part 2 Hearing in public last April 2019, the Inspectors report is now released and is available here :-

Inspector’s Final Report December 2019pdf

pdf     Inspector’s Final Report Appendix December 2019

blue badge logoBlue Badges

County Councillor Sarah Osborne reported at the last Parish Council meeting that people with less visible disabilities can now apply for blue badge.  To see if you qualify please click on the following link https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge.

Casual Vacancies

There are casual vacancies for the Parish Council.

pdf Casual Vacancy Notice

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.

Private Councillors’ Page

Parish Magazine online

 Plumpton & East Chiltington News – April 2020 Version 2 (large file 8.8MB)

Printed copies are available from Plumpton Stores

Site Updates

1 April

New page with information on how to contact the Plumpton and East Chiltington Coronavirus Support Group.

28 March

 Plumpton & East Chiltington News – April 2020 Version 2 (large file 8.8MB)

Printed copies are available from Plumpton Stores

Residents are asked to remind any Skateboarders in the family that the Skateboard area at the Playing Field is closed and is not to be used.

24 March

See updates regarding the Corona virus in the left hand side column.

18 March

Due to the Corona virus outbreak, the Tree Planting ceremony that was due to take place on Saturday 21st March is now a closed ceremony and will not be open to the public.

pdf Minutes from Finance Committee meeting on 10 March

pdf Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 10 March

17 March

Corona Virus: Following the Governments announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, the Parish Council have made the decision to close the Village Hall and Pavilion for the foreseeable future (Honeybees will take separate advice from the Government).  Throughout this period, the Parish Council have taken Government advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all.  Further updates will follow as needed.

pdf Minutes from Playing Fields Meeting on 28 January

5 March

pdf Finance Committee Agenda 10.3.2020

pdf Plumpton Parish Council Agenda 10.3.2020

27 February

Free Defibrillator Training! Would you like to learn a vital skill on how to use the defibs that are located throughout the village? The Parish Council have arranged for Watts Training to attend on Tuesday 7th April at 19:30 at the Village Hall. Training will take approximately 1.5-2 hours. If you would like to attend please advise the Clerk of your name and contact number by either emailing anita.emery@plumptonpc.co.uk or leave a message on 07570 445501. A second date will be released shortly.

19 February

pdf Minutes from Finance Committee meeting on 11 February

pdf Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 11 February

5th February

pdf Agenda for Parish Council meeting on 11 February

pdf Agenda for Finance Committee meeting on 11 February

21 January

Petition Improve Road Safety on the B2116: https://democracy.eastsussex.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=500000031&RPID=503359841&HPID=503359841

Recycle Schemes in support of AAKSS – Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

pdf Minutes from Village Hall Committee meeting on 30 October

pdf Agenda for King George V Playing Field and Pavilion Committee meeting on 28 January

pdf Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 14 January

pdf Minutes from Finance Committee meeting on 14 January

9 January

pdf Agenda for Parish Council meeting on 14 January

pdf Agenda for Finance Committee meeting on 14 January

29 December

Lewes Local Plan Part 2 – see left hand side of this page for a link to the Inspectors Report

20 December

The Parish Council office will be closed from 23rd December to 6th January.  The Parish Council would like to wish the residents of Plumpton a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

17 December

pdf Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 10 December

pdf Minutes from Finance Committee meeting on 10 December

pdf Minutes from King George V Playing Field Committee Meeting on 4th December

5 December 

pdf Agenda for Parish Council meeting on 10 December

pdfAgenda for Finance Committee meeting on 10 December

 

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