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Just a couple of changes to the list of celebratory events in 2020, updated list below.
Click on the link to see the latest programme.
There is also a dedicated page - see top menu - for this 900th anniversary.
All Saints Mountfield 10.01.20

Planning application just in on RDC's weekly planning list.
Edlins Farm, Mountfield Lane - (outline) to demolish Edlins Farm House and adjacent barn.  Build a house on the existing foundations of the present residential part of the barn.
Click on the link below to see the application details on RDC's planning website.

MPC have been given the deadline date for responses to RDC as 20.08.19 (this application will be discussed at the MPC planning meeting on 13.08.19) - the deadline date for responses may be different by a few days on the pink notice outside the location.

The Open Garden Event at the Old Bakery will be held on Sunday 8th September, from 11am to 3pm.
The event is in aid of the charity CLICS Sargent (Cancer and Leukemia in Children).
There will be stalls, gifts, plants, children's books, a raffle, face painting and games.
Entry is £5.00, which includes a cup of tea/coffee and under 16s are free.
Come along and support this vital charity and have a great time.

Eatenden Lane will be closed - at either side of Riverhall Level Crossing, a distance of 65 metres,  for Network Rail to carry out level crossing inspections.  The works are expected to take 2 days from 01.15 hours on 01.09.19 to 04.00 hours on 02.09.19.
The diversion route is via C96 Netherfield Road - A2100 London Road - U6624 Solomon's Lane and vice versa.
Click on this link to see map and more details

Applications just in for Ittington Manor Farm, London Road, also with listed building consent.  Will be on the agenda for the MPC meeting on 09.07.19.
Click on the links below to see the applications on RDC's website.



Mountfield has a new planning application.
Park Pale Meadow, Mountfield Lane - change of use of land to part equestrian.  Additional buildings to include stables, a tack room, a store shed, improved access and track, formation of new hardstanding in front of stable block (retrospective).
Click on the link below to see the application on the RDC planning website for full details , you can support, object or leave a general comment.


A new planning application for Mountfield Heath School - RR/2019/1319/P - erection of 186 sqm detached, timber-framed flat-roofed building for D1 educational use on site of special school.
There will be an MPC planning meeting on 11.06.19 (agenda to be published about a week before.
Click on the link below to see details of the application on the RDC website.
Application RR/20191319/P

I believe I am right in assuming that East Sussex County Council is the ultimate responsible authority for granting road closures in East Sussex.

Mountfield Parish has suffered numerous road closures, mainly due to the Southern WaterNew Sewerage Scheme – for at least 2/3 years.

Presently we have the SW road closures, a BT road closure (not all affected residents appear to have been notified) – and these result in around 8-mile detours.

A more serious issue, apart from the inconvenience and lack of information, is the children being dropped off from the school bus.  This has happened before,with the children’s safety at grave risk, and we trusted the problem had been resolved and all relevant parties had been informed.  Below you will seean extract from an email received today from a Mountfield resident –

With the piecemeal road closures around Mountfield, and with no public notification, it has becomea guessing game as to which roads are going to be closed and when. At present,the corner of Hoath Hill and New Cut is restricted to less than half width; Iwonder if anyone in authority has told the contractors that this is part of aschool bus route?  

This afternoon, a double-deck bus laden with schoolchildren had got as far as the telephone boxbut could get no further; no one had told the driver that the road was going tobe restricted. As it happened, I arrived home at that time and was able to drive up to the A2100 to stop the traffic so that he could reverse the lengthof New Cut and back into the main road.

Safety of schoolchildren is regarded as paramount but it is very easy to put all the responsibility on the driver, whereas those in authority appear to do very little to facilitate safe working.  I wonder if anyone has suggestions as to how the driver should have dealt with the situation, had there not been someone on hand to assist him?

The above is a very serious issue regarding the safeguarding of children.  We find it difficult to understand why the bus company had not been informed of the road closure.

I am asking, as a matter of urgency, that ESCC Highways inform me by email of ALL road closures and all contractors are also informedand take appropriate action..  These will be published on our website.

Irene Marchant - ParishClerk/RFO

Mountfield Parish Council

Irene Marchant

01424 838414/07711 224150

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