08/02/2019 - Newsletter

March 2019 newsletter

Annual Parish Meeting - Tuesday 21st May 2019


Taking place at St.Augustine’s Church annex, Scaynes Hill at 20.00hr. This meeting will afford residents the opportunity to meet the Councillors who will report on this year’s business. There will be guest speakers and an opportunity for residents to raise any questions. A glass of wine will be offered from 19.45hr and all residents are welcome.


Council meetings in 2019


Monday 8 April King Edward Hall Lindfield

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

Monday 17 June St Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill

Monday 29 July King Edward Hall Lindfield

Monday 2 September St Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill

Monday 14 October King Edward Hall Lindfield

Monday 25 November St Augustine’s Church Annex, Scaynes Hill


Meetings to commence at 20.00 hrs


Allotments Available


Now is the time to acquire an allotment, to prepare for the forthcoming main planting season of the Spring and Summer. Both allotment Gardens in Gravelye Lane and Scaynes Hill have vacancies and applications are welcome from both within and outside the Parish. Please contact the Parish Office (831499) if you are interested.




The Parish Council have purchased a defibrillator which will be located at Scaynes Hill Service Station. The installation will be part of their refurbishment of the Service Station. As part of this provision, training in the use of this device will be provided. If you are interested in attending this free training, please contact the parish office.


Grants available for improving the High Weald landscape


Do you have an idea for a local environmental project?

Sussex Lund grants support small-scale, practical projects that improve the landscape of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Project ideas from community groups, schools and parish councils are encouraged and match-funding is not always necessary. Anyone can submit a project, including private landowners and businesses.

The Sussex Lund grant programme re-opens for new applications from 1 January 2019 until 7 April 2019.


Previous funded projects include schemes that:

• Improved wildlife habitats e.g. creating ponds, removing non-native species (e.g. rhododendron and leylandii), hedge and tree-planting and restoring and creating more wildlife-friendly greenspace and verges.

• Improved scenic beauty e.g. planting street trees, removing or screening eyesores and replacing ‘hard’, man-made boundaries with soft, natural boundaries.

• Improved access e.g. creating new access points to green spaces and replacing stiles with gates for better access.

The grants programme was created by High Weald residents Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin and is administered by the High Weald AONB Partnership with Lund Trust.

Potential applicants must contact the High Weald AONB team for advice to develop their project on:

01424 723014 or email

For more information, see:




Lindfield Rural Parish Council welcomes Santi Gil as the new Clerk to the Council. Santi takes on the role of clerk following a successful 30 year career in the police and volunteer work for Burstow Parish, also some project work for SSALC. Santi replaces Vera Grainger who has retired from the Council. The Council would like to thank Vera for all her hard work and wish her a very happy retirement.