22/08/2018 - Newsletter

September 2018 newslatter

Proposed housing in our parish


Residents may have heard that it is proposed to build up to 1100 homes of medium/high density in the area of the GC together with a bypass of High Beech Lane through the development and around Sandridge Lane. The developer's intention is that the GC will join an enlarged Lindfield GC if the developer can obtain planning consent from Mid Sussex District Council.


Preparatory work is now taking place and the Parish Council (as per normal) have been discussing logistics with representatives of Taylor Wimpey. Should residents have any particular questions please contact the Parish Office or their local Parish Councillor.



Some two years ago it was agreed to install an AED in the forecourt in the petrol station in Scaynes Hill but this was postponed due to certain difficulties. Residents have now reminded Council of their agreement and Council has agreed to provide the facility, providing an acceptable form of maintenance can be achieved


Burial ground – Walstead

Provision of a second footpath was rejected by Council some months ago and was again rejected on an appeal from a village petition on the following basis.

The only two appropriate locations for the footpath were over an area that could contain burials. At present, there is no definitive way of verifying whether there were burials at those locations. Council is still striving to achieve that ambition by considering alternative solutions in order to space plan the cemetery accordingly.


Introducing New Councillors

We welcome new councillors Keith Head, Sol Mead and Trevor Webster to the Parish Council, who bring a wealth of experience in local government and support for local charities.


Allotments available

The Parish Council are pleased to inform that the waiting list for allotments is now open at its sites in Gravelye Lane, Lindfield and Clearwater Lane, Scaynes Hill. Applications are welcome from both within and outside the parish. Please contact the Parish Office (831499) if you are interested.


Cycle route

Lindfield Rural Parish Council has joined forces with neighbouring parishes and West Sussex County Council to consider the provision of cycle routes. A number of options are being considered, the first being a cycle route between Scaynes Hill and Lindfield.

There are many steps to go through: feasibility, consultancy, funding and delivery.

Our community has shown a desire to have this path. However, if the above is satisfied, it will take time to deliver.





Lindfield Rural Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk with the drive, determination, professionalism and the organisational skills to carry out a full and varied workload.


The ideal candidate will have outstanding administrative ability including strong IT and communication skills. Local Government experience would be an advantage. The job is part time working 15 hours per week plus attendance at evening meetings. Starting salary from £27,358 (scale LC2-30) per annum pro rata depending on skills and experience. The closing date for applications is 18th September 2018.


Further information and application pack can be obtained from the Parish Office, Scaynes Hill Village Centre, Lewes Road, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex RH17 7PG


Council meetings in 2018/19

Monday 3 September St.Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill

Monday 29 October King Edward Hall, Lindfield

Monday 26 November St.Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill


Monday 14 January King Edward Hall, Lindfield

Monday 18 February St.Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill

Monday 8 April King Edward Hall, Lindfield

Monday 29 April Annual Parish Meeting, Meeting of Electorates, St.Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill

Monday 13 May Annual Meeting of the Council, King Edward Hall, Lindfield

All meetings commence at 8.00pm


Mobile Civic Amenity Collections

The Parish Council provides a refuse freighter for a FREE COLLECTION of general Household Waste (NOT garden waste) on the following dates:

Sunday 16 September 2018

Sunday 4 November 2018

Sunday 20 January 2019

Between 10.00 and 12.00 noon at the North End, Scaynes Hill Common.

No trade or builders' waste will be accepted. Please do not leave rubbish in the absence of the refuse freighter. Thank you.