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.

Joint letter to Michael Gove, Secretary of State

Plumpton Parish Council has recently written a letter to Michael Gove demanding the ‘Standard Method’ for determining housing need is suspended. We have the support of neighbouring Parish Councils in the Lewes area who co-signed the letter, all deeply concerned about the damaging impact the ‘Standard Method’  for determining a minimum housing need is having on our communities.

 Letter to the Secretary of State 

Temporary Road Closure 12-13 January

C110 Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, outside a property known as Ashurst Cottages, works are a distance of approximately 300 metres. Restricted working hours – 20:00 hours to 06:00 hours. Works anticipated to take one night to complete. This is to allow BT Openreach to carry out underground engineering works.

Diversion via St Helena Lane. If you need to discuss this further please contact: Sunbelt Rentals Ltd (on behalf of BT Openreach) on 03700 500 792

 Map showing diversion

Temporary Road Closure Overnight 3-4 February

The road will be closed for a distance of 20 metres either side of the level crossing on 3 February 2022 to 4 February 2022, between the hours of 23:00 hours to 05:00 hours. This is to allow Network Rail to carry out railway engineering works.

There will be NO pedestrian access, a safe route will be provided for pedestrians and vehicular access for residents and to properties maintained whenever possible with an alternative route for through traffic signed and maintained for the duration of the works.

Diversion via: – C6 South Road – C323 Honeypot Lane – C323 Mill Lane – A275 South Road – A275 Resting Oak Hill – A275 Cooksbridge Road – B2116 Ditchling Road – C110 Plumpton Lane and vice versa.

Advance warning signs will be placed on site advising of actual date of works

If you need to discuss this further please contact: Network Rail on 03457 11 41 41

Plumpton Full Fibre Broadband

Have you ever wondered whether you could get a better broadband service in Plumpton? With full fibre broadband being rolled out across the country it’s now possible to upgrade to a much faster and more reliable service for the village. Under the Community Fibre Partnership scheme every household in the village is eligible for vouchers to help meet the cost of installation. The more people who commit to joining the scheme the better the chances fibre can be fully funded.

Please see more details here:

 Plumpton Full Fibre Broadband

Cleaner for Pavilion Wanted

Cleaner wanted for 3 hours a week on a Sunday. Deadline for applications: Thursday 25th November 2021. For more information see job description below. 

 Pavilion Cleaner Job Description

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.

Please complete our poll to gage your thoughts. Only complete the poll if you live in Plumpton or are otherwise affected by the propopal. 

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 (


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.