Monthly News

JUNE 2021

Rotherfield Blooming Marvellous:

Rotherfield Parish Council and Rotherfield St Martin are joining together to welcome back colour, joy and re-growth to our community this summer.  They would love you to join them in making our community look truly amazing by planting up pots, baskets and fun containers of your choice. To help you get you started please pop along to RSM at the Memorial Institute during the week of 24th – 28th May where you can collect a free starter plant.

If you are a local organisation or business, the Parish Council will be in touch soon to supply you with plants and pots, which will be ready for collection from Rotherfield Scout Hut on the 29th May. 

Please pop your glorious blooms outside your homes or businesses from the 12th June (the Queen’s Birthday) for the whole community to enjoy.

Rotherfield Playground:

Councillors have approved plans to upgrade and revitalise the play equipment in the playground at Rotherfield Recreation Ground.  We hope that the work will be completed in time for the summer holidays.  Look out for further updates in the next magazine.

Dog Fouling:

Unfortunately, the council has received a number of reports of dog fouling from across the parish. Please could we encourage all dog owners to ensure that all instances of fouling are taken home and disposed of at home or in one of the bins provided for this purpose at the Millennium Green, New Road at the exit of the Millennium Green permissive path, Horsegrove Lane, Brickyard Lane.


We are delighted to announce that the Speedwatch committee has enough volunteers to proceed with the campaign. However, we can take more volunteers, so it’s not too late if you would like to join. We have a training meeting on 11th June at 1.30-3.30 at the Rotherfield Scout Hut, so do let us know if you would like to join us.

Thank You to Former East Sussex County Councillor Francis Whetstone:

Description automatically generated with low confidenceAt the recent Local Elections Cllr Francis Whetstone stood down after representing the Groombridge & Forrest Row Division for a number of years.  The Council would particularly like to thank him for his devotion to attending monthly parish council meetings and communicating the parishioners’ wishes and concerns back to East Sussex.  Your assistance with issues such as large vehicles passing through the parish, extension of Eridge Station car park and highways improvements at Mark Cross is highly valued by the parish.

St Cheron Twitten:

Once again our wonderful parish artist and sign writer, David Peacock, has been hard at work in the parish.  This month he has smartened up both the Parish Council noticeboard at the Cuckoo Line Stores and repainted the St Cheron Twitten sign.

Councillors Visit to Eridge Station:

Last month councillors were invited to a visit at Eridge Station to see some of the completed works that we have been working with the Sussex Community Rail Partnership to bring to the station.

We have also repaired and installed bollards along the grass verges leading up to the station.

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