Bus Service Improvement Plan Survey

East Sussex County Council is developing a Bus Services Improvement Plan and want to hear from local residents about what would make you use the buses more. They are keen to hear from residents, whether or not you use the bus, and the survey can be found at https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/economy-transport-environment/bsip/

C324 Wellgreen Lane, Kingston – Temporary Road Closure

We have been notified by East Sussex County Council that the following road works will take place:-

From the junction with the U5049 The Street to the junction with the U5069 Snednore, works are a distance of approximately 57 metres.

For the period 23rd August 2021 to 25th August 2021 with works anticipated to take 3 days to complete. The work is necessary to allow BT Openreach to carry out works to lay ducting and replace a pole.

Diversion via: – C324 Ashcombe Lane – A27(T) Ashcombe Roundabout – A275 Brighton Road – C7 Winterbourne Hollow – C7 Bell Lane – C7 Southover High Street – C7 Kingston Road – C324 Wellgreen Lane and vice versa.

Advance warning signs will be placed on site advising of actual date of works.

Saxondown Easement Funds

As you are probably aware, council has been looking into Kingston residents’ many suggestions for potential projects that would benefit from funding from the Saxondown easement windfall. There were some cracking ideas, and we have drawn up a shortlist of those which we are able to deliver (ie which meet the exacting requirements of what the council is allowed to spend this money on). This shortlist will be discussed and ratified at the forthcoming Parish Council Meeting in September (see below). It will subsequently be published through our various communication outlets, including the KPC website and Kingston News. We look forward to comments from Kingston residents on these proposals, which we will take into account before making our final decision about how the funds are allocated.

Vacancy for a part-time Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

We are looking for someone who is motivated and organised, with excellent administration, bookkeeping, IT and communication skills to join our team. You will need to be proactive and helpful to support our Councillors and our residents and able to work independently from home.

Reporting to the Council you will be required to organise meetings, draft minutes, prepare documentation and follow up on actions. As Responsible Financial Officer you will manage the Council’s accounts and budgeting using accounts software. You will also manage the Council’s website and liaise with many other organisations and groups, in this key role.

Although an appropriate qualification would be preferred, the Parish Council will support an applicant following appointment to study for the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) qualification.

Part time: 40 hours a month with flexibility to vary hours to accommodate varied work priorities and projects.

Place of work: Home based with attendance at meetings and site visits as necessary.

Starting rate of pay: £14.90 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

The application form and the job description are available on request from Emily Simpson at admin@esalc.co.uk. For any queries, Emily can be contacted on 07881 714 526.

The completed application form should be sent by email to Emily Simpson at admin@esalc.co.uk.

Closing Date: 7 August 2021, with interviews by during week commencing 16 August 2021
Kingston Job Description

Kingston Parish Council Small Grant Scheme is open for applications

The council’s grant scheme is designed to support small community groups in Kingston and encourage the development of new groups.

The aim of the scheme is to promote an active community by supporting voluntary, non-profit and charitable groups within the village to help develop or improve the services and activities they provide.
The total grant fund available for any financial year is £1,000, and once those funds have been allocated to individual projects other applications will be informed and carried over for consideration in the next financial year.
Most grants will be given for a maximum of a few hundred pounds only. Download the form and submit to the council for consideration at its next meeting:
Grant application Form

Your village has £170,000 to spend on Capital Projects

Kingston Parish Council needs your ideas for capital projects which would benefit the village.

If possible, please provide the following:
-a description/specification;
-your rough estimate of costs;
-the potential for additional funding from other sources; and
-what you could do to help take your ideas forward.

Don’t be deterred if you can’t meet any or all of these requirements – your ideas will be valued – but do remember, we only have £170,000.

To stimulate your ideas, some proposals that have already been suggested are:
-Solar panels installed on the roof of the Parish Hall and Community Pavilion
-Additional sport and exercise facilities
-Mobile speed sensors installed on Wellgreen Lane.

Please send your ideas to our Parish Council Clerk at clerk@kingston-pc.org.uk by Friday, 30 April 2021.

Your Parish Council will consider your ideas and decide which should be funded.

Don’t miss this opportunity.
Thank you.

*KPC own a short length of Church Lane. To develop their land, the adjoining owners require access over this land. KPC have granted permission through an Easement valued at £170,000.
This £170,000 is to be used for Capital Projects proposed by the residents of Kingston Parish.

Kingston Parish Council continues to follow the Government guidelines.

Kingston Parish Council continues to follow the Government guidelines.

Repairs at the community pavilion are near completion. The pavilion committee will then consider the appropriate Government guidelines and assess these in regard to the possibility of re-opening.

Access to the tennis courts is currently not available during lockdown but will be facilitated as soon as allowed by Kingston Tennis Club in accordance with the Government and Lawn Tennis Club guidelines. Details may be obtained from Kingston Tennis Club.

The children’s play area remains open following Government guidelines and a Covid risk assessment carried out by Lewes District Council (who are contracted to carry out risk assessments for KPC on a monthly and annual basis)

The Village Green and St Pancras Green continue to be available for residents to enjoy out-door exercise but the council asks that people please follow the latest staying safe guidance and social distancing rule.