Barcombe Parish Council


NEWS


PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT MEETING – THE RESULTS

Following January's successful consultation meeting, the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has published a six-document Consultation Statement. The individual papers can be viewed or downloaded from the links below.

Consultation Statement

Comment Card Analysis

Design Statement Comments

Graffiti Tablecloth

Social Spaces

Wildlife etc



'NEXTDOOR' LETTER - A SCAM?

Concern has been raised over a recent spate of unsolicited letters. These invite the recipient to join a free network called 'Nextdoor Barcombe'.

To avoid potential confusion, the Parish Council would like to make the following clear:

  • The PC is NOT involved in any way with the organisation behind the letters.
  • A completely different and Parish Council-supported initiative – Barcombe Good Neighbours – will be launched shortly. Concerned only with Barcombe parish and having safeguarding principles at its core, Barcombe Good Neighbours aims to offer direct help.

'Nextdoor' is a US-based social network which sets out to connect individuals via the Internet. While its invitation appears not to be a direct scam, it carries the name of a Barcombe resident. The person concerned was apparently not aware that his name had been used. Nationally, privacy-related objections have been voiced concerning Nextdoor's operating model.

Wikipedia has detail on the organisation, its aims and operation.



NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN UPDATE

Read the Steering Group's short summary of the first public engagement event.



NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: FIRST DRAFT DOCUMENTS

Barcombe's Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has produced five draft papers. All are useful reading! Download them below:

Community Profile

Housing Profile

Housing Policy, General

Housing Policy, Hillside

Design Statement



DRAFT HOUSING ALLOCATION PUBLISHED

Lewes District Council has published its Draft Housing Allocation document for Barcombe Cross. This document lays out likely housing sites, the potential capacity of each site and factors considered in the District Council's assessment.

A period of public consultation runs from 30th November 2017 to 25th January 2018. For details, including how and where to comment, see here.

View the Draft Housing Allocation document.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS


DON'T MISS THE ANNUAL MEETING OF ELECTORS!

The Annual Meeting of Electors will be held at 6.30pm in the Sports Pavilion on Wednesday 9th May - but come at 6pm for free refreshments!

This is NOT a regular Parish Council Meeting. Instead it gives electors a chance to catch up with Councillors and neighbours, and to hear about happenings in Barcombe Parish.

Here's the poster...



VILLAGE HALL AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Charity will be held in the Village Hall on Tuesday 24th April at 7.30pm.

Read more



COMMUNITY GRANTS AVAILABLE

Local community groups, voluntary organisations and sports/recreational clubs can apply for a grant from the Parish Council. Applications must be non-commercial, and the project must benefit residents of Barcombe parish.

ROAD SAFETY ADVICE OFFERED

A leaflet and slideshow covering road safety topics are available.

Advice from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

A presentation by Community Support Officer Kate Graham



AGENDAS FOR NEXT MEETINGS

Links to Agenda(s) for the next Parish Council meeting will be posted below when available. Please check back if necessary.


MINUTES FROM PAST MEETINGS

Below are Minutes from the last five meetings. Older items can be explored from this page.


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