Election of Parish Councillors for Mountfield

As previously posted, Mountfield will have an uncontested election for parish councillors on 02.05.19.

There are 7 candidate places available and 7 candidates applied for nomination.  These are Mark Hardy, Caroline Hollamby, Jim Ray, Steve Rickman-Smith, John Snuggs, Sandra Taylor and Neil Whines.

Susan O’Sullivan has stepped down, we are very sorry to lose her – but she has upskilled and been promoted to Project Manager for the Goose House installation.  We welcome Neil Whines as a new Mountfield Parish Councillor, Neil has been very active in the Parish, he is the Treasurer for the Village Hall Committee and a member of the Mountfield Residents Group.

Click here to see the official notice from the Rother Returning Officer.
Irene – Parish Clerk


Mountfield Parish Assembly

It was a great evening and I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though I was limited to just one sip of Pinot as I was driving.  It was so nice to meet up with old friends and make new ones.

Kathryn Field (County Councillor) and Eleanor Kirby-Green (District Councillor), who always attend our Parish Council meetings, were there to chat and answer questions.

The Battle First Responders gave us a defibrillator demonstration (Mountfield’s third defibrillator is just about to go up on the outside wall of the Mountfield Heath School at John’s Cross.

The Battle Ramblers were there, who are doing such sterling work on the Mountfield footpaths and I will be posting a list of all their walks on the website shortly.

Barbara Valentine had a wonderful display of Mountfield Community Arts work – really talented stuff and so good to see.

Inspector Jonathan Hartley (Jonnie to his friends) gave us a short talk and answered questions, but we didn’t give him too hard a time.

Mountfield Heath School were also there and told us all about the school and the work they do, very impressive.

Gemma was there as the representative of the Little Ducklings (baby group) which is now up and running with sessions in the Village Hall.

Peter Miles (with his Messenger Group hat on) was there.  The new Messenger format is excellent and along with this website is becoming the “Parish Pump” for information and communication.  This is vital as Mountfield does not have a shop or pub.

We are looking forward to the Parish Assembly 2020 – this time we will advertise better.
All the reports will be available shortly on the website (look at the MPC Meetings 2019-20 page).  I have had yet another printer breakdown and can’t scan now.  Amazon have just emailed to say my new printer is arriving today!
Irene – Parish Clerk



Mountfield Parish Assembly 2019

The Mountfield Parish Assembly will be held on 9th April 2019 starting at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. We have invited all the clubs, groups and societies in Mountfield and hope to have a defibrillator demonstration from the Bexhill First Responders and we also hope that Sussex Police will attend.
It will be an informal and friendly gathering and we hope as many residents of Mountfield will come along, mix and mingle and have a glass of wine with us.
Looking forward to seeing you all there on the 9th April.
Please contact me if you need any more information.
Irene – Parish Clerk
01424 838414






Parish Council Elections 2019

Elections will be held in Rother on 02.05.19 for Parish Councillors.
If you are interested in standing as a Parish Councillor for Mountfield – please contact me (details below) and I will send you all the necessary information.
The dates for delivery of nomination papers to Bexhill Town Hall are from Monday 25.03.19 to 4pm 03.04.19.
Parish Councils are vital to the local community for “grass roots” actions – grants to local organisations that glue the community together, lobbying for local issues (just think about Southern Water) and you play an important part in making the place where you live a better one for all.
I’ve been a Parish Clerk for some 8/9 years now and have no doubt about the vital role our parish councils play in our rural communities.
Irene – Parish Clerk
01424 838414/07711 224150