6 April Parish Council Meeting Postponed

The Parish Council meeting due to have been held on Monday 6 April 2020 has been postponed, pending advice (and new legislation) from the Government around how Parish Councils should conduct business during the coronavirus crisis and the enforced period of social distancing.

Updates and information will be posted on this website when available.

Local Support During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Wivelsfield community has been doing what it does best; rallying around to give support to those that need it during the Coronavirus crisis.  Organised by longstanding resident, Rosemary Fair, the Wivelsfield Coronavirus Buddies are on hand to help anyone who is self-isolating, be that through picking up essential supplies, or offering a friendly chat on the phone.

To find out more about how you can help, or to contact the group for support, please see the attached flier.

Please be mindful of Government advice to volunteers (and those accepting help from them), on how to help safely.  The Government’s advice can be found here.

Suspension of the 166 Bus Service & Alternative Travel Arrangements for Vital Journeys

Owing to  staffing issues and massively reduced use of its services over the last few days, Compass Travel has taken the decision to suspend some routes, including the 166 serving Wivelsfield Green.

Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA) has, by special arrangement with East Sussex County Council, agreed, wherever possible, to assist passengers of any age who are affected by these suspended services. Those who still need to make vital journeys should contact CTLA to see if they can be accommodated through their expanded dial a ride services.  Bookings can be made by phoning CTLA on 01273 517332 between 08.00–16.00 on Mondays to Fridays. Passengers with a Concessionary Pass, who would normally have travelled on these Compass Travel services, will also be able to use the replacement dial a ride arrangement for free during this crisis period.


Parish Council Office Closure & Meeting Arrangements

In line with Government advice during the coronavirus outbreak, the Parish Council office will be closed until further notice.  Anyone wishing to contact the Council should email the Clerk at clerk@wivelsfield.org.uk, copied to the Chair, cllrdawson@wivelsfield.org.uk  or call the office number (01444 471898) and leave a message (as messages can be retrieved remotely).

It is not yet known what arrangements will be put in place for carrying out Council business in the absence of being able to hold meetings face to face.  It is anticipated that the Government will push through legislation to allow for business to be conducted by alternative means, but, until the details of this are known, planned Council meetings are likely to be postponed.

Updates will be posted on the website.


Community Clean Up Event Postponed until September

In light of the coronavirus situation, the Community Clean Up Event which was scheduled for Saturday 28 March has been postponed until Saturday 19th September, in line with the newly published dates by Keep Britain Tidy for the renamed ‘Great British September Clean’.  Thank you to anyone who was planning to support this event and we hope to see you later in the year.

Annual Parish Meeting – Thurs 12 March, 7pm, Wivelsfield Village Hall

Please come along to this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, to hear news about what’s going on in and around our Parish.   Although facilitated by the Parish Council, this meeting intended for the benefit of residents and is an opportunity for you to talk to and hear from our MP, District and County Councillors, Sussex Police, Lewes District Council’s Waste & Recycling Team and more.

The meeting starts with an informal hour between 7 & 8pm, with a chance to talk to our guest speakers and look at info from local clubs and organisations (pay bar and tea/coffee available), with the formal meeting beginning at 8pm.

Please see the agenda attached here for full details.