We are pleased to announce that we have launched the consultation on the East Sussex draft Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4) this week.
As I am sure that you are aware the LTP is a statutory document setting out the transport policy and strategy framework for East Sussex and as a key partner we are keen to hear your views.
The draft East Sussex Local Transport Plan 2024 – 2050, sets out how we will plan and provide transport for residents, businesses, and visitors in East Sussex now and for future generations, to help connect them with the places they need to go on a daily basis.
The strategy focuses on:
· enabling safer and more accessible journeys
· decarbonising transport to help us to achieve net zero targets by 2050 at the latest
· developing healthy places to enable people to live well
· maintaining and strengthen our transport networks so that they are resilient
· supporting a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable economy within our coastal towns, market towns and villages in more rural areas
We are seeking views on the LTP4 Strategy which sets out the vision, objectives, policies, and plans for transport in the county, alongside the Implementation Plan which outlines the types of schemes we plan to deliver with our partners to deliver the Strategy, and the accompanying assessments in relation to equalities, health and the environment.
The LTP Strategy, Implementation Plan and supporting documents are available on the County Council’s webpages and consultation hub – http:eastsussex.gov.uk/DraftLTP4 between 27 November 2023 and 25 February 2024.
Should you have any queries please contact us via email LocalTransportPlan@eastsussex.gov.uk or by calling the ESCC switchboard on 0345 608 0190.
We look forward to hearing from you.
I have just reported to East Sussex Highways the very large hole in the grass verge outside Shepherds Court.
I was surprised that it hadn’t already been reported.
They will be sending someone out ASAP (as of 16:00 on 14th November)
This will be the next best thing to seeing Father Christmas, the Rye Town Crier. Well, he is dressed in red. We realise that not everyone likes to drive in the dark, so if that is an issue do let us know and we can see if you can be picked up.
Christmas is coming so we wanted to get this event in before you become busy with shopping, decorating, making mince pies, parties, family get-togethers. This will be a very relaxed affair in comparison with all that: you come, get a glass of wine, sit and be entertained. So do join us.
Oh, and there will be our AGM but it will be very short so you’ll hardly notice…
Located at Pett Methodist Church
The Rye Food Bank is still in great need of donations either in money or food.
Pett WI are still collecting food donations for the Food Bank.
Sadly since the loss of our lovely Post Office donations from Fairlight have almost completely stopped.
We now have 3 locations in the Village
A new box at Fairlight Village Hall – outside the doctors surgery door
The Barn – a short walk up from Hair Base on the same side
What is needed?
Dried and tinned foods of all sorts like pasta, rice, tinned beans , spaghetti, tuna, ham, etc breakfast cereals. Long life milk. Pasta sauces. Etc.
All food must be in date and unopened.
The Food Bank aim to give families food to feed a family 3 times a day for 3 days.
So come on Fairlighters, Pett and Icklesham are generous givers so let’s show them we can be the same!
President Pett WI
So, tonight it’s curtain up on the first performance of A Bunch of Amateurs, and it’s going to be a cracking show.
There are still tickets available for all performances, but very few for Friday or Saturday night, so if you haven’t already done so, please reserve your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
We look forward to seeing you.
Keith Miller (Chair)
The Fairlight Players
By next week, the storms will be but a distant memory (we hope), so why not put on your glad rags and join us for our latest production, “A Bunch of Amateurs” by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.
Our performers and backstage crew have been braving the elements to get to rehearsals, determined to ensure that they provide you with the high quality entertainment to which you have become accustomed.
And the good news is, you don’t even need to step outside to book your tickets. Just go online to Box office – Fairlight Players and you will find the whole procedure to be remarkably simple.
Alternatively, phone the lovely Sue, and she will be happy to help you.
We look forward to seeing you.
Keith Miller (Chair)
The Fairlight Players
My mum’s (Brenda’s) funeral announcement.
Brenda has been in Fairlight for over 40 years and she has been involved in a great deal of local activities, clubs and church, so I know there will be a great deal of people in Fairlight I’m afraid I have not managed to tell about Brenda’s passing.
An email was recently sent out on the FRA email system from a group of largely unknown individuals who call themselves ‘ Fairlight Financials’.
The document contained their opinions about the finances of the Parish Council. Something which they are entitled to do.
However this document contained several factual inaccuracies and some statements that did not contain the full facts of the issue, thereby not allowing residents to be able to fully consider the statements.
The Parish Council Finance Committee meets on Tuesday at 7 pm, all are welcome to attend.
Some Parish councillors will be at DISH on Monday between 10 and 4 if you wish to discuss any questions you may have about the workings of the Parish Council.
Chair Fairlight Parish Council
Harold Road Dispensary
Due to the adverse weather conditions Harold Road surgery will not be attending the Village Hall to dispense medication. However, it will still be available for collection at Harold Road Dispensary.
Issy Horsley, Chair of the Parish Council has offered to collect and deliver any medications if requested. Please contact her directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
– tonight or early tomorrow morning.
Drop In Social Hub
DISH will be open tomorrow (Thurs 2nd Nov) from 10am to 4pm to help provide warm drinks and some food in case there are power outages. Please feel free to drop in for a drink, some company or just a change of scenery. Please let your neighbours and friends know.
I have just received this email from UK Power Networks and have been asked to share with residents
I am writing regarding our preparations for Storm Ciarán, which will come to the UK on Thursday 2nd November.
As you may be aware, UK Power Networks manages the local power lines and substations which distribute electricity to over 8.5m homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of England.
Storm Ciarán will bring with it strong winds and rain, and an amber alert has been issued by the Met Office.
Our electricity network is built to be resilient but strong winds and heavy rain can bring down branches and trees, damaging overhead power lines. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.
We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre and more engineers on the ground, particularly for Storm Ciarán, to be available to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather.
Both you and your constituents will be able to find regular updates and information about individual power cuts on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk . We will also be posting general updates on @UKPowerNetworks .
Anyone experiencing a power cut should:
- Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk to view our live power cut map, with details of individual power cuts or to report a power cut
- Call 105 free of charge to report damage to the network or speak with our customer service team
- Tweet @UKPowerNetworks to report a power cut or to receive updates
We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from either a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.
We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with people of pensionable age, those with a health condition, have children under five living with them, or someone in the household who uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity, as well as those who may be in vulnerable circumstances during a power cut, can join the register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority .
If you would like to share information with your residents about preparing for the storm or registering for the Priority Service Register, you might like to share the following on Twitter or to your local Facebook pages:
As a result of #StormCiarán, heavy rain and high winds are due to arrive on Thurs 2 November. @UKPowerNetworks has extra field engineers and call centre staff on hand to support any customers affected. Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk or call 105 for any issues regarding your electricity supply #ukpnnew
If you have any questions, or if I can help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Public Affairs Manager
UK Power Networks
Mrs P Collins
Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer
Fairlight Parish CouncilKerri, 35 Waites Lane, Fairlight, Hastings. TN35 4AX
Tel: 07487 822729 Email: email@example.com
Working days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Please click here for the agenda for the next Parish Council Finance and Administration Committee meeting.
This will be on Tuesday 7th November 2023 at 7pm in the Village Hall.
This is a public meeting and residents can attend. If you have any questions you wish to ask the Councillors at this meeting please could you let me know.