Please come along to Beechwood Hall on Wednesday September 3rd for a meeting to discuss the proposed cuts to the bus services and the meals services.
The meeting starts at 6pm and should end around 7 to 7.30pm.
We will have copies of the consultation forms you need to fill in to have your say on the proposed cuts. Please make sure you take a copy and get your views known.
Although the waste reduction aspect of the 'Zero for Heroes' competition is over there is still plenty of time to have your say on how to spend the winnings. Taking part is really simple.
You can vote and comment on as many ideas as you want. You have one vote per idea. Take part in the conversation and influence how money is spent in your area!
Spread the word to ensure everyone in our community has a chance to decide how the money is spent.
Hamsey is hoping for a share of the funds in order to replace the fence around the children's play area at Beechwood Hall.
This is a great opportunity to influence local decision making and have money spent on projects the community really cares about. Deadline for votes is the 31st August 2014. Take part now!
The waste reduction aspect of the Zero Heroes Competition is now complete and we are pleased to announce the final allocation of the Community Prize Fund. Now it is time to decide how your area should spend its share of the prize fund! Log on to have your say by submitting and voting for ideas. Vote Now!
The final allocations of the Community Prize Fund are as follows:
Area Points Share of £40,000
Barcombe & Hamsey 28.6 £3,248
Chailey & Wivelsfield 42.3 £4,798
Ditchling & Westmeston 8.6 £976
Kingston 49.0 £5,556
Lewes 29.6 £3,355
Newhaven 49.1 £5,575
Newick 16.1 £1,825
Ouse Valley & Ringmer 38.5 £4,371
Peacehaven 5.9 £669
Plumpton, Street, East Chilington & St John (Without) 44.3 £5,032
Saltdean & Telscombe Cliffs 20.8 £2,356
Seaford 19.7 £2,240
60% of the final points are based on the average amount of waste reduced per household compared to waste levels in 2013. The remaining 40% of the points are made up from community engagement aspects including community organised events that promoted the competition and the number of subscribers to this mailing list in each area. Click here to find out more about the performance of each area. To read the competition rules in full please click here.
We are delighted that all areas of Lewes District have managed to win a share of the prize fund. Congratulations to everyone who has taken part in the competition.
Click here to vote for ideas.Although the waste reduction aspect of the competition is over there is still plenty of time to have your say on how to spend the winnings. Taking part is really simple. All you have to do is register on your local Your Priorities site using Facebook, Twitter or email and then you will have the ability to submit ideas, vote ideas up or down, and make points for and against ideas. You can click the links on the table above to get access to your local site. You can vote and comment on as many ideas as you want. You have one vote per idea. Take part in the conversation and influence how money is spent in your area! Spread the word to ensure everyone in your community has a chance to decide how the money is spent. This is a great opportunity for people in your area to influence local decision making and have money spent on projects the community really cares about. Deadline for votes is the 31st August 2014. Take part now!
East Sussex County Council are seeking your views on a number of changes they are proposing to our subsidised bus services.
The proposals would save £1.79m of public money.
However, the proposal for Our parish includes a reduction in service from one bus per hour to one every two hours with some bus services cut to just two days per week.
There are also plans for a large rise in fares.
The parish council will hold a public meeting to discuss these cuts and the fare rise, along with the proposed cuts to our meals on wheels service. Check this website for the date, which will be early in September.
ESCC are keen to hear the views of everyone in the community, which includes businesses and organisations, as well as individuals.
Go to - https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/economy-transport-environment/individualsbuschanges
and if you would prefer to print, complete and return your survey via the post or to an East Sussex library please download the Survey for Individuals.
If you do not have access to a printer, contact ESCC or the clerk to Hamsey parish council and we can arrange to send paper copies to you.
This consultation starts on 7 July and you have until 28 September to take part. We hope that you are able to find time to complete the survey as these cuts will affect many residents in this parish.
Residents did not get their recycling bins emptied yesterday because of a strike by some council workers. LDC have said that there will be no extra collections to take the backlog and residents are asked to pile up their recycling until the next scheduled collection in two weeks.
If you cannot store your recycling, it can be taken to any of the mini-centres or the Lewes tip. Bottles and glass can go to the mini centre at the Rainbow, Cooksbridge.
This is quite a nuisance for residents but the parish council has been unable to get LDC to arrange any collection before the fortnight.
Because the parish is trying to get a share of the funds available to parishes which reduce their household waste, we ask that you please don't put the recycling into your weekly waste sack. All the household waste gets weighed and unfair as it is, extra waste will count against us and could cost us a share of any funding.
If you get a chance, do visit the zero for heroes website and vote for your preferred scheme. The group running Beechwood hall are hoping for funding towards replacing the old fencing around the play area and your vote will count.
Have you lost a key on a red fob? Contact the hall manager - 07762 118985
Water main replacement works will start on 23rd June and could last up to 14 weeks, during normal working hours. Traffic lights will be in place.
Details from Southern Water 01634 276198
The fence around the Beechwood play area needs replacing. Jim is repairing as best he can but its past it really and the last safety inspection said it failed to meet standards as kids could get their head stuck in it.
There is money available for small projects through the LDC recycling scheme - Zero Heroes
Please follow the link and vote for the project so we have a better chance of getting the funds.
PS - get your mates to vote too.
All current ideas are up at the Barcombe & Hamsey 'Your Priorities' site. Please encourage others to vote for ideas by registering at https://Barcombe-Hamsey.yrpri.org/.