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.
Changes to Bus Services
Government has asked bus operators and local transport authorities to reduce bus services to the minimum level of service necessary to support essential journeys safely. From next week there will be a number of temporary changes to bus services in East Sussex, still providing for a basic level of provision for those who still need to travel. A summary is attached. Regular updates continue to be provided on our website page:
From Monday 18 January concessionary bus pass holders in East Sussex will be able to travel for free before the usual 9.30am time restriction. This will also assist pass holders who need to travel by bus to early morning COVID-19 vaccination appointments. This temporary change to the concessionary bus scheme is expected to continue until schools fully reopen, after which buses before 9.30am are expected to be busy again.
Level Crossing Road Closure
Temporary road closure of Station Road, Plumpton Green – 30 metres at either side of Plumpton Level Crossing. Works anticipated to take place from 01:25 hours on 16th January 2021 to 04:00 hours on Monday 18th January 2021.
Diversion via: C110 Plumpton Lane – B2116 Ditchling Road – A275 Cooksbridge Road – A275 Resting Oak Hill – A275 South Road – C323 Mill Lane – C323 Honeypot Lane – C6 South Road – C110 Station Road and vice versa.
Advance warning signs will be placed on site advising of actual date of works.
Notice to Residents from Plumpton Parish Council
Additional housing targets for Lewes District Council (LDC)
LDC’s Local Plan Part1 reaches its fifth anniversary in May 2021. The impact of this is that LDC will receive a new annual target that more than doubles the number of new dwellings required across the district. Please see the notice for residents.
East Sussex Highway’s Rural Tree Survey
You may already be aware of the pink/yellow/orange dots on trees on the side of the road in your area. These have been put there are part of East Sussex Highway’s rural tree survey across the entire road network of East Sussex, being carried out by a professional arb surveyor, or by one of East Sussex Highway’s team. They indicate trees with faults that have been noted and require remedial works. Trees that are being inspected may be owned by ESH or may be private. They are including in the survey any tree that may impact the highway should it fail. If a tree is privately owned, the owner will be contacted as soon as possible with details of the tree(s) and a time-frame for the work to be completed. The remedial works may be as low-key as severing ivy or removing overhanging limbs. However, if the tree is in a critical condition such as being dead or showing signs of internal decay (fungal fruiting bodies), then the required work may be to remove large sections or entire tree.
Information for residents – Covid-19 testing centre at the racecourse
This new site will be operated by Sodexo and testing started this afternoon 2nd October.
ESCC has issued the following
Plumpton – Gateway to the Downs
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
Council Meetings Cancelled
Please note due to the current corona virus outbreak we expect the Parish Council meeting scheduled in May to 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
Update 1 July 2020: Following the Government’s announcement last week that only two households up to a maximum of 30 from both households can meet indoors, the Parish Council have made the decision to keep the Village Hall and Pavilion closed until further guidance is received. The Parish Council has a duty of care both to the users but more importantly to its employees.
Free Defibrillator Cancelled
Due to Covid-19 this has now been cancelled.
Petition Improve Road Safety on the B2116
Crisp Packet Recycling
Collect crisp packets to raise funds for the Kent, Sussex, and Surrey Air Ambulance
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 :-
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.
There are casual vacancies for the Parish Council.
Plumpton Plastic Challenge
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.
Parish Magazine online
Changes to bus services – see lefthand side column of this page
Temporary road closure of Station Road – see left
Information about East Sussex Highway’s Tree survey – see left
Site updates notifications
Send an email to the Webmaster if you would like to receive an email every time this website is updated.