July Update – Icklesham Parish Council

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 officers collecting deposits equal to one year’s rent for new tenancies for allotment plots – this is due to the number of allotments left unattended.

We currently have a vacant plot at our Pear Tree Marsh site. If you would like to apply for this plot, please complete an application form (available on our website) or contact the Clerk.

Toilets                  Although IPC have been in discussion with Rother District Council regarding acquiring the toilets in Winchelsea Beach and Winchelsea for some time it was agreed to officially start the process. This may take some time as this will be subject to satisfactory surveys and reports etc. so there is a lot of work to do before IPC are to become responsible as both buildings are currently in a state of disrepair.   Meanwhile we have redecorated the public toilets in Rye Harbour, the donation box is being utilised which defrays the cost, and they look so much nicer for our residents and visitors to use.

Winchelsea Traffic Calming         The Parish Council held a public meeting at Winchelsea New Hall on Saturday 22nd July to vote on the remaining options for traffic calming in Winchelsea. There was a 20 minute presentation and then over an hour of discussion.  The meeting was very well attended so thank you all for taking the time to attend and take part in this important matter. Please remember, voting for the preferred option closes on 5th August. There is a voting box in the Little Shop where you can post your forms. Alternatively, you can email these to the Clerk at the email below. Please rest assured that all votes will remain confidential and please contact the Clerk if you have any questions. The results will be published on the Parish Council’s website on Friday 11th August.

National Trust Winchelsea Landscape Revival    The National Trust have developed blog page on their website to keep residents informed of the progress of the Winchelsea Landscape Revival project. Please click on the link below to read the latest update. There is a very helpful FAQs section which we feel answers a lot of residents’ questions.


Upcoming meetings   

14th August Planning and Allotments Committee – 6.15 pm & 7.15 pm at Winchelsea Court Hall

11th September Planning and Full Council – 6.15 pm & 7.15 pm at Icklesham Memorial Hall

Agendas for all meetings are displayed on Parish noticeboards and website a week before the meeting therefore if residents want to raise any issues or concerns, please contact the Clerk, Jenner Sands on ickleshampc@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 07714169901.