June Update – Icklesham Parish Council

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 are:


Cllr David Smedley

Cllr Chris Chappell


Cllr Nick Warren

Cllr Ian McConnochie

Cllr Angela Thomson

Cllr Andy Rixon

Cllr Darren Kitteridge

Rye Harbour and Winchelsea Beach

Cllr Jacqui Stanford

Cllr Hugh Sutton

Cllr Sue Lyward

Cllr James Justice

Cllr Natalie Eldridge

Cllr Ian Mann

What’s Happening

Major improvement works have taken place in Rye Harbour car park including some resurfacing, and the height barrier has been repaired and the height slightly extended for those people who forget they have boxes on top of their cars….  Line markings have now been introduced to aid better parking and increase capacity with double yellows to stop the parking on the approach road.  We are also planning some improvement works to the public toilets.

Excitingly we have also installed two arm and pedal exercise bikes in Coronation Field Rye Harbour, Harbour Field Winchelsea Beach and Icklesham Recreation Ground. We are in the process of applying for the necessary consents for these to be installed in Jubilee Filed in Winchelsea.    Thanks to  Rother Di6strict Council for their match funding.  So get peddling and get fit!   This was a project Cllr Mrs Stanford raised a few years ago, so if you have any other ideas for your ward  let the Clerk know and we will do our best to deliver.