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When passing please have a look at the display in the Village Garden this month to commemorate the Armistice Centenary. We would be happy to invite local people/groups to make their own poppies and add them to the display on or before 11th November.
WATER PROBLEMS in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common:
SE Water have today (Sunday 13 September 2018) issued the following information:
Tap water supplies should now be returning to customers in Sayers Common, Albourne, Twineham and the surrounding areas.
We are also concentrating on getting the taps flowing again for our customers in Hurstpierpoint village, which we hope will start to happen soon.
Our team has been working non-stop to fix the problem which caused further water supply problems in the area after two burst mains were repaired on Saturday.
We are sorry to our customers in the areas affected and we know this has been a difficult time for them.
We are putting water back into the network carefully to reduce the possibility of further bursts happening so getting back to normal may take some time.
Our bottled water stations will remain open.
The collection points are at South Downs Nursery, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY and Kings Business Centre, Reed Lane, Sayers Common BN6 9LS.
As water returns to customers' taps, it may be cloudy or discoloured. This isn't harmful and can be cleared by running the cold kitchen tap slowly until the water clears.
Our Customer Care Team has been helping those who have signed up to our priority services register and will continue to do so until the issue is resolved fully.
All our customers can register for updates using our interactive map inyourarea.co.uk/southeastwater or call our 24/7 emergency line on 0333 000 0365 if they need urgent help
Sussex residents now have the chance to pose questions to the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in person at a meeting next month.
Questions are now being invited for Katy Bourne ahead of the next meeting of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel on Friday 5 October.
Having submitted questions in advance, residents can, if they wish, then attend the meeting to ask their question in person, hear the answer and then raise further points. Otherwise the Chairman will ask their question on their behalf.
This new approach was agreed by the panel at its last meeting.
Questions could be about any policy issue relating to policing in Sussex (but not related to operational matters, or a live case).
The deadline for receiving questions is midday on Friday 21 September and they can be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 03302 222542.
Local residents are invited to a drop in session at the Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint on 3rd October between 2pm - 6pm.
This is an opportunity to view the plans, ask questions and find out more about the A2300 widening scheme.
Reeds Lane Questionnaire
Nearly 50 acres of meadowland has now been acquired by the Parish Council, for access by the public and for preservation of the natural countryside. This is part of the Council's Neighbourhood Plan which was approved by over 90% of the community in our referendum in 2015.
The area is north of Trinity Road, west of College Lane, and east of Iden Hurst and Fairfield Crescent, with points of access currently from the Millennium Garden (Trinity Road), Highfield Drive, Latchetts Lane and St Georges Green.
Over the coming months and years we will be introducing new planting, to reinforce the indigenous species, introducing a community orchard, improving access and adding noticeboards and maps to help everyone understand and enjoy the areas.
South East Water have issued general advice to all its customers, encouraging us all to limit our use while they fix the leaks in the wider area. We are not aware of any homes in this Parish which are without water, but nearby areas are experiencing problems.
Please click on the link : South East Water advice
The Parish Council operates a grant aid system providing small sums (up to £500) to local non-profit groups that meet the needs of the Parish's residents. Grant applications are considered at the Community Affairs Committee meetings of the Council, 6 times per year.
Please contact the Parish Council office on 01273 833264, email us on email@example.com, or look on the website under the Parish Council tab, for more information.
We are planning to install some flower baskets on posts along the High Street in Hurstpierpoint, and some flower beds at Fairfield Crescent, Iden Hurst and College Lane. This part of the Council's work to improve the appearance of our villages and we hope to have them in place next Spring. Click here for some sketch details.
The first part of the new Hurst Meadows parkland is now open to the public.
The 9 acres north of Highfield Drive in Hurstpierpoint, can be approached from either St Georges Lane/Latchetts Lane, or from the St Georges footpath, near College Lane. The area is a mixture of open meadow, hedgerows and woodland and is available to everyone for their quiet enjoyment.
We are expecting that the second stage, some 40 acres of meadow at Little Park will be available in the early Spring 2018.
Click here for more details.
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