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.

High Weald Walking Festival

The High Weald AONB Partnership are running their Walking Festival from 11th-19th September this year.
They are running a booking system using Eventbrite – but all walks are fee.
Below are a few highlights to whet your appetite:

  • High Weald Dark Skies Walk – a leisurely walk to enjoy the stars across the High Weald with a Dark Skies story.
  • WealdWay 40th Anniversary Walk – a circular walk using the WealdWay and Tunbridge Well Circular, visiting the village of Spelhurst for lunch.
  • Full Steam ahead at Horsted Keynes – recapture the golden age of steam on this walk beside the Bluebell Railway and through fields and Woods.

Click on this link to see the full programme and more information

Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme

This opens in July 2021 and through the programme farmers and land managers can be supported to carry out projects that:

  • support nature recovery
  • mitigate the impacts of climate change
  • provide opportunities for people to discover, enjoy and understand the landscape and cultural heritage
  • support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses

This is a programme of funding for one-off projects covering these areas of work, not an agri-environment scheme.

The programme is part of Defra’s Agricultural Transition Plan.  It has been developed by Defra with the support of the AONB and National Park staff from across the country.

Click here to see full details on the Defra website

DPC Finance 2020-21

These are the legally required documents for the publication of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for an exempt authority 2020-21 and the documents required under the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities.
Please contact the Clerk/RFO on – clerk@dallington.org.uk – if you have any queries.

Public Rights Notice 2020-21
A Summary of your Rights
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020-21
Bank Reconciliation at 31.03.21
Explanation of Variances 2020-21
Items of Expenditure over £100 2020-21
Details of Public Land and Building Assets 2020-21
Councillor Responsibilities at 26.05.21