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Ewhurst Annual Parish Assembly 31st May from 6.30pm in Ewhurst & Staplecross Village Hall!!

The Council hopes that you will be able to join them for an informal evening meeting the new Parish Council and local groups. We also have the Citizen Advice confirmed who are an amazing charity and able to help residents with a wide range of questions and support.

We are also very luck to have the support again of the WI who will be providing savoury nibbles and some of their amazing cakes for the evening. Many thanks to the WI as always for their support and help at this event. Please come and join the Parish Council for a glass of wine or a cup of tea. It’s a lovely social event for all of the Parish but also an opportunity to hear local updates and meet your Local Councillors who are all volunteers.

notice of election for district and parish elections 4th may 2023

Details of the notice of election and the full timetable can be found on Rother District Council’s website by clicking here.

The Parish Council has been informed that seven valid nominations were received for Ewhurst parish. Therefore, there are enough nominations for a quorum on the parish council, but not enough to require a poll. As the number of persons remaining validly nominated at the close of withdrawals does not exceed the number of councillors to be elected, these persons shall be declared to be elected. For results of the uncontested election please click here.

FULL COUNCIL MEETING – 17th May annual meeting of the council

Details of the agenda and reports for the meeting will be published on the website three clear days before the meeting. Please note that all Parish Council meetings will now be usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Ewhurst and Staplecross Village Hall. The agenda will be published here.

Ewhurst parish community open spaces

The Parish Council has been working in partnership with Ewhurst and Staplecross Village Hall and the Herdman Pavilion to put on some regular community sessions. These sessions are open to everyone in the community to come and have a warm cup of tea/coffee or bowl of soup. Some sessions will have children focuses activities available. Full details can be found by clicking here.

Conclusion of audit 2021/22

The Parish Council’s Annual Accounts are audited each year in accordance with guidelines issued by the Audit Commission.  Please click here to view the audited files including the conclusion of audit notice.

ANNUAL parish assembly – 31st May 2023

Following the success of last year’s Annual Assembly the Parish Council will be hosting this event at the end of May. It will be after the May Elections so it gives the public and opportunity to come and meet their new Parish Council and come and see all of the societies and clubs the Parish has to offer. If you would like to book a table please contact the Proper Officer on email at clerk@ewhurstparishcouncil.co.uk. More details to follow…

Tree works at the herdman in ewhurst

Works are being carried out up at the Herdman Pavilion to remove a number of trees deemed as dangerous. The Parish Council is committed to protecting its arboricultural assets through the positive management of trees on land owned and managed by the Parish Council. The Parish Council now arranges regular tree surveys resulting in the identification of trees that require arboricultural work and those requiring felling. Ewhurst Parish Council has a duty of care to manage its trees and that duty is governed primarily by factors affecting the safety of the public and property, the health of the tree and the risk of the spread of diseases. By having a regular report and continued maintenance of the trees it is hoped to minimise the requirement of any tree removal. The Parish Council has adopted a Tree Policy and supported a recent Tree Report from the Proper Officer.

staplecross playground refurbishment

The Parish Council has started the refurbishment of the playground area in Staplecross. Phase one has seen the installation of a new climbing frame paid for by Ewhurst Parish Council. Once the turf has taken plastic grass matting will be laid and then the equipment will be open for the public to use.

Phase two has see the removal of the old swing frames and seesaw. These have been replaced with a new set of toddler swings, a toddler climbing and play unit and a trampoline square.

Phase three will look at the additional needs and requirements of older children in the parish. The Parish Council will be looking to consult with the community for feedback on how we can further improve these facilities.