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Talk Thursday 19th August 2021

“Dallington, Vivien Drake and some of the stars of yesteryear”

Thursday 19th August at 7.00 pm in Dallington Old School Village Hall

Laura Vakil and Tim Lord will be sharing memories, music and stories of Dallington in the postwar years.  Laura’s grandmother Vivien Drake, who lived at Pantons in The Street following a career on the London stage, had numerous theatrical visitors and was an active member of the Dallington Amateur Dramatic Society.  Free entry.  Refreshments available. Everyone welcome.

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

High Weald Walking Festival 11-19th September

(Message forwarded from High Weald AONB Newsletter)

Poster advertising High Weald Walking FestivalBooking is now live for the High Weald Walking Festival. Choose from more than 30 FREE guided walks across the High Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty, running from Saturday 11- Sunday 19 September 2021.

How to book
You can now view the walking programme on the Festival website. If you like the look of a particular walk, just click ‘More info & book’ to go through and reserve your space. The process is quick, easy and – most importantly – every walk is free.

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.

Click on this link to sign up for email alerts from Rother District Council

 

Art Club starts again Monday 26th July

photo of art club
During school holidays, accompanied children are welcome to join in too.

Happy to report that the Art Club will  re-open this week, having been closed for over a year due to Covid restrictions.

We meet on Monday mornings (10-12) in the Old School village hall in The Street. We are a sociable and informal group with very varied levels of  experience, ability and confidence. So whether you are a complete beginner or want to develop your existing skills, do come along.

Tutorial advice and feedback is available if you want it but everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace and to try out different materials and techniques. If you already have your own projects, you are welcome to work on these individually while enjoying the friendly company.

To find out more, please just come along on a Monday morning or contact Pauline Ridley on 01435 830152 or email p.ridley@brighton.ac.uk