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Upper Dicker & Lower Dicker news
Upper Dicker & Lower Dicker news

ARLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL: Next meeting Thursday 14 July 7.30 pm Arlington Village Hall. Parish Council Meeting 16 June preceded by a public session re Wealden District Council housing development Minutes available at the Village Shop. Please note the APC web site has links to the document and maps referred to at this meeting. Questions to WDC may be sent via the Parish Clerk, Alison Stevens, who will forward them for answering. See for further information.

MICHELHAM PRIORY EVENTS: Saturday 16 July Classic Vehicle Show, Wednesday 27 July Archaeology Day, Saturday 30 July Summer in Bloom Garden Tour. For full details see the web at:

DICKER VILLAGE HALL TRUST: The next Committee meeting is on Thursday 21 July 7.30pm at Dicker Village Hall.

VINTAGE TEA: This is on Saturday 23 July 2.30 - 5.30pm in Upper Dicker Village Hall. Strawberries and cream, scones etc.

CONSULTATION: East Sussex County Council consultation on the draft Countryside Access Strategy is a proposed plan that looks at how ESCC manage public rights of way and countryside sites in the future. You can read the full Countryside Access Strategy on their website at You can take part in the survey, which runs until 29 July. The survey is open to everyone, from individuals and user groups to landowners and partners. It should take around 15 minutes to complete. See for a link to the survey.

RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: Volunteers needed for Speedwatch. Using speed monitoring devices so speeding through Upper Dicker can be reported to the Police. If you would like to help contact Frank Coward at

1950’s PARTY: The event to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday on 11 June was a great success and attended by around 70 people from Upper Dicker and Arlington. There was delicious food brought by everyone and eaten while Peter Willson on his portable grand piano and Frank Fox-Wilson on the drums got us into the 50’s mood. After a crazy stand up quiz and dancing, masses of candles were blown out on behalf of Her Majesty by one senior and one very junior resident. You will have to wait another 10 years for the next party for the Queen.

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