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Grant for Winchelsea Clock Renovation

03
Jun

The Parish Council was pleased to award a grant towards renovating the splendid church clock in Winchelsea.  The clock is used by residents and visitors alike and is an integral feature of the town.

Flooding problems at Winchelsea Beach

23
Jan

The Council is working with East Sussex County Council, Rother District Council, the Environment Agency, the Inland Area Drainage Board, Southern Water and other parties to resolve the ongoing flooding problems.  East Sussex County Council facilitated a meeting  on our behalf, on the 25th November 2013 at Winchelsea Sands Holiday Park, will all the relevant authorities. Actions were agreed and the next meeting will be in February 2014.  We have also escalated the problems to our local MP Amber Rudd. We will keep you informed of progress and update the website following the meeting in February. Update February 2014 The Council met ...

Supporting the Campaign for Faster Broadband in our Parish

17
Dec

Since East Sussex County Council started its Rural Broadband project to bring faster broadband across the County, Icklesham Parish Council has been wholly committed to supporting the cause. Earlier this year, we helped ESCC in their consultation exercise by asking residents in our four wards to carry out their own broadband speed checks. We then collected up and collated this data which we passed to ESCC to include in their survey. We were delighted to learn that the results of the survey helped ESCC win £10.6m in funding from Broadband Delivery UK. ESCC has now ...

Harbour Field Basket Ball Court, Winchelsea Beach

09
Dec

Icklesham Ward

28
Oct
Icklesham Ward

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="668" caption="Icklesham Ward"][/caption] The village of Icklesham (population approx 900) sits astride the A259, roughly midway between Hastings and Rye. It enjoys much in the way of agricultural activity, as well as other industry, a fine Norman Church, an 18th century windmill, an extensive recreation ground and the Memorial Hall, which was recently the subject of an extensive refurbishment project. Many clubs, societies and sporting organisations make use of these facilities. Other features in the village include two pubs with restaurant facilities and a primary school serving both the village and the surrounding ...

Winchelsea Ward

28
Oct
Winchelsea Ward

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="668"] Winchelsea Ward[/caption] Winchelsea is today a small village of some 280 houses and about 600 residents. It is however the relic of a major planned medieval town and port founded in 1288 by Edward I to replace a nearby town of the same name that was overwhelmed by the sea. For 200 years, Winchelsea was one of main Channel ports, until its harbour silted up. Accordingly, modern Winchelsea is the guardian of one of the most important historic areas in East Sussex. Among other things, Winchelsea uniquely preserves its original grid-iron medieval street ...

Rye Harbour Ward

28
Oct
Rye Harbour Ward

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="668" caption="Rye Harbour Ward"][/caption] Rye Harbour is a small village and harbour sited at the mouth of the River Rother, in a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) which has an electorate of approximately 288. This unique harbour has its own fishing fleet, a commercial wharf handling the import and export of grain and aggregate, a public slipway, and a vibrant sailing club which during the summer months is used by visiting and local boat owners.  There is a village shop, a social club and a village hall which plays a major ...

Winchelsea Beach Ward

28
Oct
Winchelsea Beach Ward

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="668"] Winchelsea Beach[/caption] Update from Southern Water to the Parish Council about the recent wet weather and tanker deployment in Winchelsea Beach, received Friday 10th March 2017. Regrettably, as a result of the recent wet weather, we have needed to deploy tankers in Winchelsea Beach to prevent sewer flooding and maintain an effective wastewater service for customers. That said, the period of time that the tankers need to be on site is generally now much shorter than in previous years, ...