HOLY TRINITY: Upper Dicker church: Saturday 24 December Christmas Eve 4.15 pm Children's Service. Sunday 25 December Christmas Day 9.15 am Holy Communion.
RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: The next DRA meeting is on Thursday 26 January at Dicker Village Hall. Dicker Village Hall Trust Cttee AGM evening of Thursday 2 February at the Hall.
HIGHWAYS: At the recent Arlington Parish Council meeting the draft minutes reported that there were no new updates from SAGA. The cost of the sign at Bayley’s Lane is correct. The PC has asked ESCC for costings to reduce the speed limit through Arlington Village. Concerning the A27 Consultation, Councillors resolved to make the following response: ‘The Council welcomes the Highways England proposals in terms of improving road safety at the various junctions serving Arlington Parish but regrets the missed opportunity to significantly improve the local road infrastructure in the light of the emerging Wealden Local Plan’. Concerning the drainage solution for Michelham Priory Road the Highway Steward, went to site in August they are looking into the matter, and will provide an update in due course. Maresfield PC is asking if other PCs have any road safety issues with the A22 to consider having some joined up thinking and responses to the Wealden Local Plan. They feel the impact of development on the A22 is not being given enough consideration. This PC agreed the two main issues they have are the Golden Cross junction from Laughton and the junction at Coldharbour Road. The Clerk will let Maresfield know and consider working together when the revised Wealden Local Plan is known.
MICHELHAM PRIORY: Christmas at the Priory is this Saturday and Sunday and promises Festive fun for all the family with children’s crafts, a trail and more. Visit Father Christmas between 11am and 4pm. There is an additional charge.
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