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Pevensey Parish Council have issued a frequently asked questions document on grass cutting.
The points listed below are designed to explain and answer some of the frequently asked questions on grass cutting. We are hoping that this will give local residents a better understanding on the grass cutting contract for Pevensey.
Any Recent Changes?
Q. Have there recently been any changes in the way grass cutting in Pevensey and Pevensey Bay is managed?
There are two different systems for grass cutting within the villages of Pevensey and Pevensey Bay. One is called “Rural”, which covers main roads and the other is called “Urban”, which covers the residential areas. Until April 2019, these were both covered by East Sussex County Council (ESCC), although in the year 2018/19 a contribution of £2595 was required from Pevensey Parish Council (PPC). Historically, the villages had received up to 6 cuts per year, without a financial contribution.
Due to financial restrictions, ESCC changed the number of grass cuts it offers to towns and parishes from 6 to 2 Rural cuts but offered a financial contribution to those Parish Councils prepared to organise their own Urban contracts.
Faced with a reduction in the number of cuts, PPC took the decision to accept payment from ESCC to manage the urban grass cuts on its behalf with effect from 1st April 2019 and a contract was set up by PPC.
Which are the areas covered?
Q. Which are the areas covered by the Parish Council’s contractor for the Urban Cuts?
The following roads were provided by ESCC as their record of the urban cutting areas. Where verges are on both sides of the road, these have been taken into account:
Timberlaine Road – Eastbourne Road to Beach
Milward Road – Timberlaine Road to Grenville Road
Grenville Road – Eastbourne Road to Beach
Innings Drive – Eastbourne Road to Circular
Val Prinseps Road – Val Prinseps to Rosetti Road
Val Prinseps Road – Eastbourne Road to Beach
Castleross Road – Val Prinseps Road to Norman Road
Eastbourne Road (property side) –Timberlaine Road to Cul de Sac (corner of Junction)
Castle Drive – Eastbourne Road to Cul de sac (footpath to kissing gate)
Castle Drive – roundabout
Leyland Road – Eastbourne Road to Norman Road
Bay Road – from Eastbourne Road to the Promenade
Collier Road – Eastbourne Road to the Promenade
Eastbourne Road – Merge with North Road
Wallsend Road – Church Lane to Haven Garage (property side)
Wallsend Road – Pevensey Bay entrance to Dukelands to the traffic lights (property side)
Coast Road – Waverley Gardens to Ethel Wood Community Centre
Coast Road – Ethel Wood Community Centre to Marine Avenue
Tower Close to Harold Close
Camber Way to Camber Drive
Camber Drive to The Square
The Square – Junction with Mountney Drive to Arundel Close
Camber Drive to Camber Close
Maresfield Drive to The Boulevard
The Boulevard to The Square
Castle Road – Junction High Street to outside of Priory Court Hotel
St Nicolas Close to Junction with Church Lane
Pevensey Road Bridge to the start of Bexhill Road
Which areas are managed by ESCC?
Q. Which areas of cutting are managed by East Sussex County Council?
The areas defined by ESCC as ‘Rural’ cuts and are generally found on ‘A’ roads. These remain under the management of ESCC and they will carry out 2 cuts per year on rural roadside verges. Within the Parish they are:
Eastbourne Road – From the bus shelter at the top of Timberlaine Road into Eastbourne
Wallsend Road – From Haven Garage to Pevensey Bay entrance to Dukelands
Wallsend Road – From High Street to Level Crossing (side adjacent Salt Haven)
How many cuts?
Q. How many cuts have been contracted?
Pevensey Parish Council has contracted 4 cuts a year on urban roadside verges. ESCC will provide 2 cuts a year on rural roadside verges.
‘Urban’ grass cut dates
Q. What dates has the ‘Urban’ grass been cut and when is the final cut?
16th April 2019 – 1st cut of Urban verges
22nd May 2019 – 2nd cut of Urban verges
5th/ 6th August 2019 – 3rd cut Urban verges
4th Cut – TBC – (This will be the last cut of the season.)
When will the Rural cuts take place?
Q. When will the Rural cuts take place?
These will take place twice per year; once in the middle of the season and once at the end of the growing season. The mid-season cut in our Parish by ESCC is due to take place now. However, after several reports to ESSC with regards to the overgrown grass on Wallsend Road causing an obstruction to pedestrians using the path, ESCC partially cut the grass on Friday 19th July 2019
However, dates for all cuts are subject to change as they can be affected by the weather.
Who is responsible for spraying the weeds?
Q. Who is responsible for spraying the weeds on the roads, pavements, drains and gutters?
This is and always has been the responsibility of ESCC.
ESCC sprayed the kerbs in the parish on Tuesday 16th July 2019.
Information on weed spraying is provided by ESSC. https://www.eastsussexhighways.com/weed-control
Who do I report problems to?
Who is responsible for The Parade on Beachlands
Q. Who is responsible for grass cutting on The Parade on Beachlands by the Bus stop?
This land is owned by ESCC, but they have now made an agreement with the PPC to cut and pay for this area using the Parish Council’s Contractor.
Three cuts have already taken place and a final will be done with the rest of the urban grass cutting.
1st Cut – 21st June 2019
2nd Cut – 12th July 2019
3rd Cut – 5th/6th August 2019
4th Cut – TBC
The maintenance of the trees on the Parade is the responsibility of ESCC.
Please see attached press release from Pevensey Parish Council with supporting information and posters done by local children.
r.e. Dog Fouling, Dog Waste Bin Bag Dispensers.
Also please be mindful at busy times, the dog waste bins can become overfull.
If another litter bin is not available, please take the dog waste bag home, rather than leaving it by a bin on the ground.
Pevensey Parish Council is pleased to announce that its Annual Community Grants is now open!
Each year the Council extends the opportunity to local community groups, charities or voluntary organisations to apply for a financial grant from the Parish Council.
There are certain criteria that must be met to be eligible for a community grant, these are set out in the Council’s Grants Policy which is available to either download from the council’s website or is available from the Clerk.
Terms and conditions do apply.
Application forms and supporting documents should be returned to Sarah Mosedale, Clerk no later than midday on Friday 11th October 2019 when the application process closes.
If you require any further information, then please email Sarah Mosedale at email@example.com
Pevensey Parish Council celebrated the work of its community groups recently with a Grant awards ceremony at Ethel Wood Community Centre.
Pevensey Parish Council, annually, invites organisations which focus on village life, health, well being and charitable activities to apply for funds.
Parish Council Chairman Peter Lowton presented the cheques and commented ‘Community groups are the life blood of Pevensey and Pevensey Bay. Without these organisations society would be much the poorer and our residents wouldn’t get the support they need. We greatly appreciate the time and effort that groups and charities devote to maintaining the social fabric and wellbeing of the community’.
Those receiving grants were Citizens Advice Bureau, Victim Support, Ethel Wood Community Centre, Pevensey Bay Information and Caring Centre, Volunteers Network CIC (for Pevensey Library which is now open), Cuckmere Buses, St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Pevensey and Westham Forest Garden and funding towards the cost of a Defibrillator at the Ethel Wood Community Centre, which is due to be installed shortly.
Pevensey Parish Council will invite applications from qualifying organisations later in 2019 for the funding awards round in 2020. Criteria and closing date information will be available on Pevensey Parish Council website pevenseyparishcouncil.org.
Pevensey Parish Council Ethel Wood Community Centre, 129 Coast Road, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex BN24 6NS – Sarah Mosedale : Clerk 01323 743900
Pevensey Parish Council is sad to announce that Councillor Paul Scott passed away in April 2019.
Councillor Scott was co-opted on to Pevensey Parish in March 2018. Since then Paul has served on many committees and was a member of the Town Trust.
Paul was well respected by both other councillors and office staff.
For your information
Road works and repairs to the Little Rickney Bridge, Rickney Road.
Works are due to start on Monday 19th April 2019 and will continue for 6 weeks.
Rickney Road will be closed to through traffic at Little Rickney Bridge for the duration of the works. Due to the nature of the work, the bridge will be closed 24 hours a day.