Hellingly and Horsebridge

Hellingly & Horsebridge news
Hellingly & Horsebridge news

MOTHERS UNION: The AGM with cheese and wine is on Tuesday at 7.15pm in Hellingly church.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Tomorrow, Saturday, Paul Wilson will be speaking on being a Christian Police Officer, at The White Hart, Horsebridge at 9am. Join them for a slap-up breakfast and entertaining talk at just £7.95 a head. All welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Tomorrow, Saturday, there is a fundraising event for the Children’s Society at 47 Hawks Road from 10am to noon. Have a good coffee and buy from the cake stall, bring-and-buy and others.

BOWLS BINGO: On Monday doors open 7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm in aid of Hellingly Bowls Club. Hellingly village hall, North Street. Free entry. Refreshments. All welcome. Enquiries 01435 812887.

COUNTRY PARKS: At a recent Hellingly Parish Council meeting Councillor White expressed reservations as to the suitability of the Bunny Run as an appropriate site for a convenience store. He also commented on his reservations in respect of land raise on the planning application for land in North Street and the Bovis development. He felt that it was outrageous that developments were being approved in areas that were at risk of flooding. He asked for council’s permission to write to the Secretary of State to ask for the North Street application to be called in due to the flood risk. Council agreed to this and asked that a copy be sent to the Environment Agency and East Sussex County Council.

FLOODING: At the same Hellingly Parish Council meeting it was noted that Wealden District Council would be carrying out a Flood Resilience Project in the district in conjunction with the Environment Agency, National Flood Forum and a team of professional property surveyors. 47 properties in Hellingly had been identified as being at significant risk of river and or surface water flooding. The purpose of the project was to offer homeowners a survey of their property to establish their actual risk and to suggest measures that would make their properties resilient to flooding. Funding would be available to assist homeowners who had taken up the surveys, towards the cost of resilience measures that they may have carried out. The council welcomed the opportunity to be involved in the project.

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