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.

Casual Vacancy

There is a vacancy on Plumpton Parish Council. Contact the Clerk to the Parish Council if you are interested in the role. 

 Plumpton Parish Council Vacancy

Consultation – Road safety on Station Road/Southdowns Junction

To improve road safety around the Southdowns/Station Road junction specifically with the school in mind, the Parish Council commissioned a Feasibility Report from East Sussex Highways. The full report and recommendations can be found here. We are recommending two of the options given in the study and are required now to consult with the community to take this forward. We are therefore asking for comments on the proposals found here.

Update for Residents from Plumpton Parish Council on Additional housing targets for Lewes District Council (LDC)

Update 8th September 2021

The LDC Issues and Options consultation period has now expired. Please see the final Parish Council response here:-
LDC have also issued a document to help explain what ‘local housing need’ is and  justify (in their view) why the new higher housing need number is being used as a basis for the new Local Plan. The paper is available here:- 314415.pdf (lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk)

 

Annual Parish Meeting – Newsletter 2021

Due to CV-19 restrictions the Parish Council were unable again to hold their Annual Parish Meeting.  Therefore a newsletter has been put together to advise on what the council have been doing over the past year along with reports from local groups and organisations.

 Annual Parish Meeting – Newsletter 2021

Pavilion Refurbishment

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.