News – Icklesham Parish Council


Rye Harbour Car Park

From Monday 2nd October, Rye Harbour Car Park will be locked again over night. The car park will be open from 6.30 am to 8.00 pm.

Icklesham Recreation Ground Car Park

Unfortunately, the Parish Council have experienced persistent vandalism at Icklesham Recreation Ground and play area. As a result of this the Parish Council has decided to lock the car park overnight. The car park will now be open during day light hours.

Proposed New Bus Shelter for Winchelsea Beach – Pop in Session Wednesday 11th October

Icklesham Parish Council invite residents to a drop in session on Wednesday 11th October 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Winchelsea Beach Community Hall to seek your views on our plan to install a new bus shelter in Winchelsea Beach. At the meeting you can find out more about our plans, the potential costs and... Read More

One You East Sussex Health Checks – Tea Beside the Orchard 10th October 10.00 am – 2.20 pm

One You East Sussex are offering free NHS Health Checks at Tea Beside the Orchard on 10th October. Please see below for further details.   Tea Beside the Orchard, Icklesham Date: Tuesday 10th October Time: 40-minute appointments available from 10am – 2.20pm Health Check includes Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, BMI, Cholesterol, Diabetes Assessment (if eligible)... Read More

July Update

What’s happening in Icklesham Parish Website               The Parish Council met in Winchelsea Beach on 10th July and at this meeting IPC agreed to set up a new media working group to revamp the Parish Council’s website (at present hosted by Rother District Council) to encourage better community engagement. Allotments          The Council also agreed to... Read More

Bus Service Improvements

Please see the message below from East Sussex County Council in relation to improved bus services in the area:- A significant number of bus service improvements were made in East Sussex from Sunday 23 July. These include new weekend services on some routes. Most are funded through East Sussex County Council’s successful bid to UK... Read More

June Update

It has been a busy few months for the Parish Council. The May elections were uncontested with 11 Councillors standing. The Parish Council subsequently co-opted the remaining two seats at the Annual Meeting on 15th May. Cllr Mrs. Jacqui Stanford was elected Chair and Cllr David Smedley was elected Vice Chair. The current Parish Councillors... Read More

Black Cat Speed Radar Devices

With the aim of trying to tackle the issue of speeding traffic, Icklesham Parish Council have purchased two Black Cat Radar Devices to monitor traffic speeds throughout the Parish. The data collected can be viewed here on our website The data is being sent to East Sussex Highways, National Highways and Sussex Police in... Read More

Adult Exercise Equipment

Icklesham Parish Council have now installed two arm and pedal bikes at Icklesham Recreation Ground, Harbour Field in Winchelsea Beach and Coronation Field in Rye Harbour. The Council feel that this is a very important project, particularly after the Covid pandemic where people were encouraged to take part in daily exercise outside. We have all... Read More

Rye Harbour Sailability RS Venture Connect Naming Ceremony

On 26th May, Councillor Jacqui Stanford, Chair of Icklesham Parish Council had the pleasure of attending the naming ceremony for Rye Harbour Sailability’s new RS Venture Connect Dinghy. Rye Harbour Sailability is a local charity which was founded in 2017. They aim to give people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities the... Read More

Winchelsea Landscape Project Timeline & Blog

The National Trust are using their webpage to keep residents and visitors up to date with the Winchelsea Landscape Project. Please click on the link below and scroll down to “timeline & blog for further information”. Explore Winchelsea | Sussex | National Trust

Sussex Police #TalkSussex Survey

Sussex Police have launched the 2023 #TalkSussex survey which asks residents to share their feelings of safety with the PCC. To take part in the short survey please click the following link:

Chairman’s April Update

MEETINGS in April Monday 11th. Planning Committee at Rye Harbour Village Hall at 6.15, followed by Finance Committee. Monday 25th. Planning Committee in the Court Hall, Winchelsea, at 6.15. Meeting cancellations.  The meetings scheduled for 28th March were cancelled.  Covid played its part as the Clerk, as well as some Councillors have caught it recently.... Read More

Chairman’s November update

MEETINGS in December Monday 13th. Planning Committee in the Court Hall at 6.15, followed by a closed budget meeting. Allotments The Allotment Committee met towards the end of November.  Progress was made on updating the waiting list and starting the process of reviewing the condition of plots.  There are vacant plots that need some work... Read More