Robertsbridge and  Brightling Repair Cafe 2024 dates

(Posted on behalf of Caroline Hodge)

The Robertsbridge and  Brightling Repair Cafe has now been in existence for almost 2 years and in that time has attracted more than 250 people from as far afield as Pevensey and Sevenoaks – so our fame is spreading far and wide.

 2024 promises more of the same. We will be running 5 sessions this year at Robertsbridge Village Hall (dates below).  As usual the Repair Cafe will be from 9.00am until midday, with the last items being accepted at 11.45am – so get there early!    Items take time to be repaired, so please don’t leave it until the last minute.

Dates for this year are:

    • Saturday 10 February
    • Saturday 20 April
    • Saturday 22 June
    • Saturday 14 September
    • Saturday 9 November

In addition to the repairs,  for the first time we will also be collecting unwanted specs and sunglasses for recycling, as well as old tools that will be refurbished by Tools with a Mission and sent to Africa.   We will also continue to work with Energy Champions who attend our Repair Cafes to give advice about reducing energy bills and saving energy. We hope to see you this year.

Dallington Coronation Celebration – May 2023

There will be a meeting open to all the Dallington community on Saturday 25th February at 10am in Dallington Village Hall.
All Dallington residents will have a chance to let us know what sort of celebration they would like and the start of organisation and arrangements will be made.
Do come along and join us on the 25th, we need to know how you would like to celebrate this momentous occasion – tea and coffee will be available.

Our Winter Solstice Event 2022

Come and join us on this  very special night – the turning of the year – for our 2022 Solstice Celebration on 21st December 2022.
We will all meet up at the Dallington Recreation Ground at 7/7.30pm, enjoy some mulled wine (if you prefer, bring your own), spuds in jackets and sausages.
We will light the beacon and and start to spread the Christmas Cheer.
Irene – Parish Clerk
PS: Druids welcome!


Village Hall Events November 2022

After a very successful quiz night in October, here is the calendar for November:

  • Saturday 5th Library Cafe 10-12noon
    (our monthly Saturday morning opening)
  • Thursday 24th Christmas Wreath Workshop 10am -12 noon
    Come and make a Christmas Wreath with Frances Gorringe & Pauline Ridley. Materials will be provided, but please bring any decorations you would like to include. £5 per head – proceeds to village hall.

In addition our regular weekly activities continue as follows:

  • Mondays     Art Club 10am -12noon;   Library Cafe 2pm-4pm
  • Thursdays  Yoga class 8-9pm
  • Fridays        Chair Yoga  11am -12 noon
    For more details of yoga classes and to book a place, please visit

To view all forthcoming activities or to book the hall for your own event, please go to

And to book our newly refurbished Billiard Room, go to

Friday’s Messenger Party (&AGM) starts at 7pm

Cover of Messenger MagazinePlease note that the Messenger Magazine Party will start at 7:00 pm this Friday 30 September 2022. This is a correction to the start time in the previous announcement on this web site. The meeting is in Brightling Village Hall. 

ALL readers of the Messenger Magazine are warmly invited. 
There will be FREE DRINKS (alcoholic and soft) and nibbles. This is primarily a social occasion – an opportunity to have a relaxing chat with neighbours and others in Brighling, Dallington, Mountfield, Netherfield. It is also our AGM (annual General Meeting) so there will be some brief formalities (very brief, we promise!) including electing the committee that runs the magazine between parties (sorry, AGMs), and an opportunity to discuss the magazine if you want, and perhaps make suggestions for making it even better.The committee hopes that as many people as possible will come. It’s an opportunity to show your support for the magazine (if you like it) or tell us what’s wrong (if you dont like it!) – or just a relaxing evening with a glass of wine or something. See you on Friday.

Agenda for DPC meeting 27.09.22


21st September 2022

Parish Council Members are summoned to a Council Meeting of Dallington Parish Council, to be held on 27th September 2022, at 7.30pm in Dallington Village Hall.

Members of the public and press are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Irene Marchant – Parish Clerk/RFO

St. Giles, Woods Corner, Dallington, East Sussex TN21 9LA

01424 838414/07711 224150 –

1. Disclosure of Interests

To receive any disclosures by Members of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any such interest and whether the Member regards the interest as a disclosable pecuniary interest under the terms of the Code of Conduct.

2. Dispensations

3. Apologies for absence

4. Accuracy of the minutes of the previous meeting(s)

5. Open Forum

5.1 County Council report (ESCC) – Councillor E. Kirby-Green

5.2 District Council report (RDC) – Councillor G. Curtis

5.3 Chair’s report (DPC) – Councillor W. Miers

5.4 Public Question Time – to receive any questions/concerns from members of the public on matters on this agenda.

6. Dallington Recreation Ground

6.1 To consider and action the insurance requirements for users (Radio Club) of the DRG.

6.2 To action the requirement for new doors on the pavilion.

7. Commemorative seating

To finally decide on the lettering for the bench (outside the Church) and complete the order.

8. Planning

8.1 No Dallington planning applications for consideration.

8.2 Any other planning matters for discussion.

9. Enforcement

8.1 No Dallington items on RDC’s most recent enforcement list.

8.2 Any other enforcement matters for discussion.

  • Westridge Construction (old Ajeers site and purchased land)
  • Westridge Construction, TPOs.

10. Highways/Rights of Way

To consider any Highways/RoW matters that need actioning.

11. Finance

11.1 Bank balances at 31.08.22

  • DPC deposit account – £17,310.08
  • DPC current account – £2,511.46
  • DRG current account – £719.54

11.2 To approve the budget monitor and bank reconciliations at 31.08.22

11.3 to approve the following payments

DPC Account

  • Clerk, salary/HO (Aug/Sep 2022), expenses – £857.83
  • * Satswana (DPO services) – £90.00
  • * ESALC/NALC subscription 2022-23 – £95.00
  • * ICO registration 2022-23 -£50.00

* Already paid

DRG Account

  • * G. Keely, mowing (10.09.22) – £65.00

12. Dates of next meetings

18.10.22 – planning meeting (provisional)

15.11.22 – full council meeting