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Due to the recent complaints about residents/visitors to Mountfield not collecting their dog's waste and disposing of it themselves, Mountfield Parish Council are looking at ways to solve this issue and would like to involve the Mountfield Community and ask for their suggestions.  We are looking at the following:

  • Signage - appropriate signage could be placed around the Village, asking people to "do the right thing."
  • Dog waste bins - the cheapest bin costs around £129.00, the cost for collection and disposal (Rother District Council) is considerable.  I cannot find out the RDC costs at the moment, but have looked at another parish council and their costs are £523.00 + VAT per bin a year!
  • Understandably, residents would not want a dog waste bin placed outside their homes.  So the question would be their location, Mountfield is a large rural parish with dog walkers everywhere.

There is a local by-law with a fixed penalty of £100.00.

We would be very grateful if you would let us have your comments and ideas on how to deal with this environmental issue, which causes so much upset and ask that you contact Irene, the Clerk with your ideas on - clerk@mountfield.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you and will look carefully at your ideas.

Hi, my name is Martha.

I am making contact with you because I am looking for willing people to offer their support.

I am currently on an NCS (National Citizen Service) programme with a group of 16–17-year-olds who create a social action project all about giving back and making a positive impact on our community.

As a group of young people we were inspired by the charity Warming Up The Homeless which is a lovely charity that help people who have nowhere to live. We chose this subject and charity because we felt there is a lot of homelessness around Eastbourne and Hastings, therefore we would like to help them in a small way at their time of need.

We are hoping to work with this charity for our social action project in which we are planning to do a sponsored walk along Eastbourne seafront from Sovereign Harbour to Holywell and back. - This is approximately 9 miles give or take. We also are hoping to set up a GoFundMe page with the charity where the money raised will go directly to them.

Not only this but as a group we are going to create care packages for the homeless living in Eastbourne. These would include items like toiletries, everyday essentials, and long-life food. For this we would be very appreciative of any donations of items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary products, mini torch, socks, underwear, vitamins, protein bars, biscuits, etc.

Unfortunately, we only have until Friday 23rd of July to complete our project which is a very short time frame given the amount we hope to achieve.

If you’re able to help in anyway shape or form I’d really appreciate hearing from you.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Contact details:

07906219314

15mhollamby@gmail.com

The High Weald AONB Partnership are running their Walking Festival from 11th-19th September this year.
They are running a booking system using Eventbrite - but all walks are fee.
Below are a few highlights to whet your appetite:

  • High Weald Dark Skies Walk - a leisurely walk to enjoy the stars across the High Weald with a Dark Skies story.
  • WealdWay 40th Anniversary Walk - a circular walk using the WealdWay and Tunbridge Well Circular, visiting the village of Spelhurst for lunch.
  • Full Steam ahead at Horsted Keynes - recapture the golden age of steam on this walk beside the Bluebell Railway and through fields and Woods.

Click on this link to see the full programme and more information

This is the annual forum for trustees (the committee members), helpers, local people and potential hirers to discuss how best the hall can cater for the needs of the local community.
There are exciting plans in hand for upgrading the large screen AV system, the arrival of 145Mbps high-speed broadband and an automated online booking system.
Coming along doesn't mean you get roped into anything - unless you want to!  Ideas and support are just as important to the running of this community resource.
And remember, the hall is open for business and bookings are FREE for events prior to 31st March 2022.
Please come along and share the adventure.
Any enquiries to Steve Smith (Chairman)
07895 463231

This is the annual forum for trustees (the committee members), helpers, local people and potential hirers' to discuss how best the hall can cater for the needs of the local community.
There are exciting plans in hand for upgrading the large screen AV system, the arrival of 145Mbps high-speed broadband and an automated online booking system.
And remember, the hall is open for business and bookings are FREE for events prior to 31st March 2022.
Please come along and share the adventure.
Any enquiries to Steve Smith (Chairman)
07895 463231

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

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

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

I've just heard from ESCC Highways that they have arranged for 2-way traffic lights to be available on polling day, 6th May, so the Village Hall will be accessible without using diversions.
Irene - Parish Clerk