RIP Gwen Westwood

Many of you will remember with great affection, Peter and Gwen Westwood who ran the Dallington shop for around thirty years.
I have just heard from their granddaughter that Gwen passed away last Tuesday.
When Freddie and I moved to Dallington and our friend Ken Putt took over the shop, so many people had very many kind and affectionate memories of Peter and Gwen and the tremendous work they did for the Dallington community, I think they were involved in practically everything that went on.
Their granddaughter hopes to have a memorial plaque or bench in their memory, more on this later.
Irene – Parish Clerk

 

New planning application for Dallington

RR/2021/1241/P October Cottage, South Lane
Removal of existing garage.  Erection of front porch and two-storey side and rear extension incorporating new internal garage.
Deadline for responses to RDC is 28.09.21.
This application will be on the agenda at the DPC meeting on 21.09.21.

Click on this link to see full details on the RDC planning website

 

 

 

 

New planning application for Dalllington

RR/2021/1436/P Brook Cottage, Carricks Hill
Proposed annex conversion and first floor extension of existing linked games room and garage.  Additional proposed detached garage.
Deadline for responses is 01.09.21

Click on this link to see full details on the RDC planning website

This application will be on the agenda at the DPC planning meeting on 17.08.21

Forestry England coppice work in Darwell Wood

Forestry England are starting coppice work in September in Darwell Wood.  The details, from Forestry England, are below

I am writing to inform you of the coppice work that will be starting in September at Darwell and should run through until December.

Here’s a summary of what we are doing and what we are trying to achieve.

The coppice rotations are based on small coupes (< 2ha) being felled each year, using a ‘little and often’ system designed to create rotational open space which will benefit a number of species of butterfly and other invertebrates across the woodland. Birds which benefit include nightjar in the open stage, and once the natural regeneration matures to thicket stage, it will provide quality habitat for Schedule 41 species such as nightingale, turtle dove, cuckoo and willow warbler.

Brash will be cleared (raked and put into neat dead hedges or chipped and removed from site) to allow light to the forest floor and reduce the nutrient content encouraging the growth of wildflowers amongst the sapling stage natural regeneration.

Veteran trees and standing deadwood identified within the operational area will be retained for their conservation value. The ride management rotation will start to bring connectivity to the woodland which will be particularly beneficial for butterflies.

The areas selected for this year’s work have been prioritised as they are populated with dead or dying Ash as a result of Hymen scyphus Fraxinus (Ash dieback). It is important to remove the trees in the interest of safety as well as ensuring they still remain a marketable crop.

The intention is to stack the timber at roadside in small quantities – 30 m3 or 60m3. This will allow for greater competition in the market, enabling offers from buyers who may only be able to purchase in small quantities. Sales will take place as and when adequate quantities have been put to roadside.

Due to the site being Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland the approach to restocking will be natural regeneration.

In regard to safety. I have informed the Rights of Way team about the work and the footpaths likely to be affected. Warning signs will be at entrances to the site. Site users are asked to follow the safety instructions and to keep well clear of harvesting machinery.

If you would like any more information, please get in touch with jadie.baker@forestryengland.uk

Location Darwell Coppice 2021

Operation map Darwell coppice 2021

Planning applications for Dallington

RR/2021/701/L Briar Cottage, South Lane
Removal of conservatory and replacement with orangery on same footprint.
Click on this link to see full details on the RDC planning website

RR/2021/891/P Staceys Barn, Bakers Lane
Replacement of external 125mm deep weatherboarding with 200mm deep weatherboarding.
Click on this link to see full details on the RDC planning website

RR/2021/891/L Staceys Barn, Bakers Lane
Listed building consent for above application.
Click on this link to see full details on the RDC planning website

Deadline for responses to RDC is 24.08.21.
These application will be on the agenda at the DPC planning meeting on 17.08.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potential waste collection disruption

Rother District Council have sent this notice to all residents signed up for their email alerts.

Dear Resident
In common with many other local authority areas across the UK, waste and recycling collections and street cleansing services in Rother are being affected by high levels of staff absence.
As the local Covid infection rate increases, Track and Trace instructions to isolate, combined with a general shortage of HGV drivers, means that collection services could soon be suspended for a period until the situation improves.
Several actions are being taken to maintain services, including early morning and late evening work, so residents are being asked to regularly check their local council website, register for information bulletins and look out for communications in local media regarding their local services.
We are asking residents to refrain from using the local bring sites as reduced staffing levels means they will not be emptied frequently; please use your household recycling collection or take recycling to the Heathfield, Pebsham or Mountfield Waste Recycling Sites.

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New planning application for Dallington

RR/2021/925/P Highlands Farmhouse, Bakers Lane
Variation of conditions 2 (approved plans) and 7 (permitted development rights) of RR/2020/504/P to allow minor internal layout alterations, new roof lights to proposed workshop, alterations to existing doorway in the rear elevation and addition of glazed doors.

Click on this link to see full details on the RDC planning website

This application will be on the agenda for the DPC planning meeting on 17.08.21.