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13 July 2020 - NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
A vacancy has arisen within Kingston Parish Council and the Notice of Vacancy gives further details
13 July 2020 - Planning Update
Here is Kingston Parish Council's latest Planning update of applications currently under consideration.
Details of all planning applications can be found on the planning area of this website
12 July 2020 - Local Authority Accounts
Kingston (near Lewes) Parish Council has completed its submission to the external auditor for the year 2019/2020 and copies of the paperwork can be found on the Finances and Annual Accounts page of this website
27 June 2020 - Bus Services Update
Over the past months a reduced level of bus and community transport dial a ride provision has continued to cater for the needs of local residents who rely on them, including key workers. The number of bus users remains very low but is starting to grow as lock-down restrictions reduce.
From 29 June more bus services will restart. These include most services provided by Compass Travel in the west of the county, though some to limited timetables or running on fewer days of the week. From the same date there are changes to Stagecoach services in the Hastings and Eastbourne areas, as well as to Autocarís routes in the Wadhurst area. The latest information on these and other bus service changes continues to be provided on our website pages. The situation is changing frequently so please check these pages regularly.
At the moment older persons and disabled persons free travel bus passes are still being accepted at all times for travel in East Sussex. This is to assist holders to access food shopping and services.
Government advice is not to use public transport unless necessary. Every bus now has a reduced capacity so as to maintain social distancing requirements. Included on our website pages are important details about the regulation for bus passengers to use face coverings, unless they are exempted from doing so.
Attached is a notice designed for public display so that communities can find updates to the latest bus information. It replaces the notice provided on 23 March relating to Compass Travel services. We are grateful to Parish and Town Council colleagues who have been assisting with the dissemination of information during these difficult times.
27 June 2020 - Coronovirus - Latest Information
Local councils have been advised that people should follow the Government guidelines:
The Government's main source of advice on Coronavirus includes information on social distancing alongside a wide range of other information and can be found here
Additional information can be found via the Public Health England FAQs that will be updated.
27 June 2020 - Lewes District Council COVID-19 Town and Parish Council Briefing
15 June 2020 - East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service - Planning for a safer future - Integrated Risk Management Plan 2020-25
Your Service, Your Voice
The deadline to have your say in the future plans of East Sussex Fire Authority is fast approaching.
The Planning for a Safer Future survey closes on 19 June 2020.
The consultation is part of a regular planning process to find out what risks exist in our communities and what the Service should do to keep people safe.
The Service wants to make sure it puts resources in the right place, at the right time to deal with emergencies and help prevent them in the first place.
The proposals include:-
Crewing we have looked at the shift patterns worked by our firefighters
Fire engines we have looked at the type and number of fire engines we have
Expanding the building safety and prevention work we do in communities
Reducing 999 calls we have looked at how we can engage with the community and with businesses
Non emergency calls we have looked at whether we should still go to some kinds of calls, such as bird rescues, where no human life is at risk
An online survey can be found at www.esfrs.org.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Email: email@example.com Tel: 0303 999 1000
19 May 2020 - Supermarket Delivery Scheme Trial
Two supermarkets are trialling delivery schemes through Lewes Council in partnership with DEFRA - Tesco and Iceland.
The Tesco scheme is already up and running and arrangements for the Iceland scheme are being finalised and will be launched shortly.
The schemes are targeted at meeting the longer term needs of a wide range of vulnerable customers who are unable to benefit from the provision being made for the tier 1 shielded residents. This group includes both individuals and households who are unable to access food because they are self-isolating at home or because they are following enhanced social distancing rules. Those able to benefit from the trial must be able to pay for their orders and be comfortable using online shopping.
Access to each of the schemes is operated via direct referral from the Community Hub only so any customers who feel that they fit the criteria should contact the Council by ringing 01273 099956. The Community Hub team will check their eligibility and make the referral as appropriate.
19 May 2020 - Works on the C7
Carriageway patching works will take place on the C7 Lewes Road, Piddinghoe. Work will start on Monday 1st June 2020 and until Saturday 27th June 2020.
The C7 will be closed to through traffic between 8pm & 5am each night. Traffic will be diverted via A259, A26, A27, Brighton Road, Winterbourne Hollow, Bell Lane and vice versa.
Please see their website for more information about these upcoming works: https://www.eastsussexhighways.com/highway-schemes/c7-lewes-road-piddinghoe-patching
They will be returning later in the year to carry out surface dressing works and will update signs on site with a date nearer the time.
07 May 2020 - Kingston CV19 Volunteers
A group of volunteers has been set up to work on a street basis to help residents isolating at home. For more information and to find out your own street contact click here