01/09/2017 - Newsletter with Annual Accounts

September 2017 Newsletter with Annual Accounts.

Scaynes Hill Allotments


It is with much excitement that we can announce that the new allotments in Clearwater Lane, Scaynes Hill should be available for occupation by the end of August. Those who have expressed an interest already should please contact the LRPC office and arrange to pop in and sign the allotment contract and pay their £40 deposit. All new allotment holders will be required to pay this deposit which will be refundable provided the allotment is left in a tidy condition when the allotment is vacated.


The rental of £25 per annum, payable for the new allotments by those resident in the Parish, will become due on the 1st of April each year. A rent-free period has been granted to allow for initial setting up of the allotments and the first payment will be April 2018. Please can everyone arrange to pay this by standing order/bank transfer if possible as this will help keep the administration costs to a minimum.


The allotment field has been ploughed, harrowed and rolled. It appears the weeds, despite being treated, are very grateful for this attention! These will have been treated again by the time you read this article. Once they have died back allotments will be made available to allotment holders, who have signed the contract and paid the deposit, according to when they were added to the waiting list.


The paths will be seeded with grass in September so we will need to stay off the newly seeded areas!


The bore hole is due to be put in shortly and this will be followed by the solar and wind pump and water storage tank. A shed is to be installed to store the lawn mower and other allotment tools. We will probably have a rota of allotment holders for grass cutting and any other jobs on the communal areas.


There will be an area where burnable allotment waste can be left and this will be burned off on a regular basis. Please help us ensure no inappropriate bits end up on the pile.


Allotment holders will be given the combination for the lock on the gate and are asked to keep the gate closed. If you are the last to leave – or think you probably are, please lock the gate. Cars can be parked on the hard standing at the allotments – nose towards the allotments please.


The hedge around the allotments should we hope keep deer out so let’s not leave the gate open!!! Measure against rabbits will be up to individuals. There are lots in the adjacent fields!


If you are interested in having an allotment please contact the LRPC office (831499).


Steve Minter, Andy Spooner, Jerry Jeremiah & Kerry Jones

Allotment team!


Lindfield – Gravelye Lane Allotments


The Council are pleased to inform that the waiting list for these allotments in Lindfield is now open and that applications are welcome from both within and outside the parish. Please contact Cllr. John Dumbleton (482633) or the Parish Office (831499) if you are interested.


Upcoming Council Meetings


Monday 11 September St Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill

Monday 30 October King Edward Hall Lindfield

Monday 27 November St Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill



Monday 8 January King Edward Hall Lindfield

Monday 19 February St Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill

Monday 9 April King Edward Hall Lindfield


Monday 30 April Annual Parish Meeting, Meeting of Electorate,

Scaynes Hill Millennium Village Centre


Monday 14 May Annual Meeting of the Council

King Edward Hall Lindfield

Meetings to commence at 20.00 hrs


Walstead Burial Ground


Images show provision of disability access and an information board at the burial ground. Please also see our webpage "cemeteries" for further details, including notable burials and the WWI Memorial Book.


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Vacancy for Parish Councillor


Can you make a difference to your local community?

Have you ever thought about becoming a Parish Councillor?

Lindfield Rural Parish Council has a vacancy for a new member to be co-opted to the Council.


Councillors represent the interests of the whole community and Government is more than ever looking to communities and local councils to respond to very local needs and priorities. Lindfield Rural Parish Council is looking for community-minded, proactive and practical people able to deal effectively with a range of issues. Councillors are required to attend monthly evening meetings. Also important is the ability to communicate and to work as part of a team with other Councillors.

As a Parish Councillor, you will be influential in local projects and plans, and take responsibility for decisions made that will have a real impact on the future of the community.

Councillors must be over 18 and be a British National or a qualifying citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Community. They must also live or work or own land within the Parish or within 3 miles of its boundaries. Please note that this is an unpaid voluntary position.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Council, please write to the Council setting out why you would like to be a Councillor and what qualities you would bring to this role. This should be sent to Vera Grainger, Clerk to the Council, Lindfield Rural Parish Council, Millennium Village Centre, Lewes Road, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex, RH17 7PG