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This opens in July 2021 and through the programme farmers and land managers can be supported to carry out projects that:

  • support nature recovery
  • mitigate the impacts of climate change
  • provide opportunities for people to discover, enjoy and understand the landscape and cultural heritage
  • support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses

This is a programme of funding for one-off projects covering these areas of work, not an agri-environment scheme.

The programme is part of Defra's Agricultural Transition Plan.  It has been developed by Defra with the support of the AONB and National Park staff from across the country.

Click here to see full details on the Defra website

As you all probably know, John Snuggs has resigned from MPC and it is now legal for us to advertise for another councillor.
The application form is attached below and the deadline for responses is 4pm on Wednesday 7th July 2021 (preferably by email to me - - or by post to my address, this on on the application form.
If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me, either by phone - 01424 838414 or on my email above.
We hope to co-opt our new councillor at our meeting on Tuesday 13th July.

MPC Casual Vacancy Application Form

Unfortunately we have had many complaints about people not cleaning their dog's mess.  There seems to be a serial offender who leaves the mess along Church Lane near the junction of Hoath Hill, leaving the residents to clean this up.
This is really anti-social behaviour and affects all in Mountfield who take a real pride in their village.
Poo bags are cheap and most dog owners (including me) have a couple or three in their pockets and take the mess home to dispose of ourselves.
Please take note and keep Mountfield beautiful.
Irene - Parish Clerk

These are the legally required documents for the publication of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for an exempt authority 2020-21 and the documents required under the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities.
Please contact the Clerk/RFO on - - if you have any queries.

Public Rights Notice 2020-21
A Summary of Your Rights
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020-21
Bank Reconciliation at 31.03.21
Explanation of Variances 2020-21
Items of Expenditure over £100
Details of Public Land and Building Assets 2020-21
Councillor Responsibilities at 25.06.21

RR/2021/699/L - Baldwins Farm, Mountfield Lane
Section 73A retrospective listed building consent to vary the details for refurbishment of the existing dwelling.

Click here to see full details on the RDC planning website

RR/853/CM (ESCC application) - Robertsbridge Works, Eatenden Lane
Installation and operation of a sustainable leachate treatment system and integral solar PV.

Click here to see full details on the ESCC planning website

An Open Garden is being held at Riverhall House (The Bakery) on Sunday 13th June, 11am to 3pm in aid of Parkinson's UK.
Entry is £5 and timed tickets are available from White Sails (Battle) - 01424 777333 or Riverhall House.

Open Garden details, The Bakery (Riverhall House) on 13th June 2021

Due to the resignation of John Snuggs - we'll miss him - a casual vacancy has occurred for a parish councillor.  Click on the link below to see the legal notification, if an election is not requested, MPC hope to co-opt a new councillor at their July meeting (further details and application forms will be posted after 22.06.21).

Notice of Casual Vacancy 02.06.21

RR/2021/21/P - 3 Church Cottages, Church Road
Construction of replacement garage/carport.

Click here to see full details on the RDC planning website

There will be an MPC planning meeting on 08.06.21 at 7.30pm in Mountfield Village Hall.  Agenda to follow.


RR/2021/502/P - Johns Cross Inn, Johns Cross Road.
Erection of fencing around the site with planting bed frontage, container unit (cafe) with associated facilities for a drive through facility with visitor car parking and staff parking.
This application will be on the agenda for the MPC Annual Meeting on 25.05.21

Click here to see full details on the RDC planning website