Postponed: Local History Group Talk 24th March 2020


The final advertised talk in this year’s series, which was to be Pauline Ridley on “Dallington’s Reading Room 100 years ago: what were they reading and why?” on 24th March, has been POSTPONED in accordance with current NHS guidance to  reduce the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection by avoiding large group meetings.

We hope to reschedule this talk later this year or in spring 2021

Sussex Uncovered 3

In November, the Sussex Community Foundation published its report – Sussex Uncovered 3.
It is a data-fuelled report that looks at the needs and strengths of Sussex – East, West and Brighton and Hove.  A key finding is that homelessness has risen dramatically in parts of Sussex, with many more individuals and families on the edge of losing their homes.
Click on the link below to see the full report.
Sussex Uncovered 2019

Your Clerk has been hacked!

If you receive an email from “me,” – from and the reply email address is – PLEASE DELETE IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS.
This is a strange one and BT are looking into it.  My BT email address has not been active for some 6/7 years and did not have the “v” in it.
I’ve run a full scan on all my devices and they are safe.
Irene – Parish Clerk

Road repairs B2096 Earlsdown 10.12.19

East Sussex Highways will be carrying out repairs/replacement to two drain covers on the B2096 at Earlsdown on 10.12.19.
The works will be carried out from 8am to 4.30pm under temporary traffic lights, which will be manually controlled from 8am to 9.30am and from 4pm to 4.30pm.
Click on the links below to contact ESCC Highways for more information.
email –
phone – 0345 60 80 193


RDC Christmas Waste Collection

As usual over the Christmas period there will be changes to waste collection arrangements with no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve.  From Monday 13.01.20 all waste and recycling collections will return to their normal days.
This year RDC will not be sending out calendars to residents, thereby saving £16,000 in postage alone.
To find out when your waste and recycling collections will take place over the Christmas period, please go to the links below – you can also subscribe to My Alerts and RDC will email you weekly reminders and local information.
RDC Christmas Waste Collection dates

As in previous years, garden waste collections will be suspended for two weeks over the Christmas period from 25.12.19 to 07.01.20 inclusive.

Possible compensation for recent extended power cut

Dallington residents who were affected by the recent extended power cut (from approximately 8.30 pm on Friday 2nd August to 11.30am on Saturday 3rd August) may be eligible for compensation.

Some residents have apparently already received a cheque for £75 but others may need to apply. Details at

or email