WATER MAINS TO BE FLUSHED
South East Water is to flush water mains across the parish. Work should start on 6th April and last for one week: drinking water quality should not be affected.
Want to know more? Sure you do. There's a video here.
LIFE IN A CHURCHYARD
Simon Lininigton has added another gem to the Wildlife section. This time it's a pictorial record of the plants and animals found in the first season's work by volunteers in Spithurst churchyard. Interesting in itself, it sets a baseline to judge future improvements.
View or download Improving Spithurst Churchyard For Wildlife
POLICE LAUNCH ONLINE CRIME REPORTING
Sussex Police have launched an online crime and incident reporting service. The idea behind the Single Online Home portal is to make it easier and faster for the public to pass on information. Two options are available - try the links below.
Note: 999 should always still be dialled in an emergency!
VEHICLE SPEED IN BARCOMBE CROSS
To gather evidence on vehicle speed in Barcombe Cross, the Parish Council commissioned a survey. Carried out by ESCC's Transport Monitoring Team between 27th November and 4th December 2018 at four locations, the exercise produced some interesting results...
And while on the subject, here's some thought–provoking info from Cambridgeshire County Council:
Control measure effectiveness (©Cambs CC - with thanks)
FLOODING - WHO DEALS WITH WHAT?
READ HISTORIC PARISH APPRAISALS
Survey-based Parish Appraisals from 1987 and 1996 are now available. Plus ça change...
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.
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.
GOOD NEIGHBOURS SCHEME
Barcombe's own Good Neighbours scheme is now fully operational, and has already made life easier for a number of parishioners. To use the service or to volunteer your help, head over to barcombegoodneighbours.org.
DO YOU HAVE A SEPTIC TANK?
If the answer is 'yes', then you should know that from July 8th 2018, new rules applied to domestic septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants that discharge to surface water. Details are in the links below...