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Welcome to Framfield Parish Council Website
The site has some ongoing maintenance so with regard to up to date information, the noticeboards should be referred to please



IMPORTANT BUS SERVICE CHANGES from 26.03.2020 - Details


They worked frantically to get the Parish Magazine printed this time to enable all our residents and beyond to access the local help available with the current Covid 19 situation should they not be digitally aware. A round of applause for them I believe.



Subject: Wealden Citizens Advice - Update

Hello, I hope that you are keeping well in these unusual times.

With uncertainty increasing every day, we wanted to let you know that Wealden Citizens Advice will continue to provide free, confidential, independent and impartial advice on issues affecting people's lives. Citizens Advice has seen record-breaking demand for advice since the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic with the highest daily number of visitors to its website being topped four times last week. We are living in an extraordinary time and it is important that people know they are not alone and that Wealden Citizens Advice continue to be here to help in this time of national crisis.
Since the Government's recommendation to work from home and for social distancing we have been enabling our Volunteers to continue our service from the safety of their homes which they have been doing for over a week now. Whilst all face to face contact has been suspended, our clients can continue to access our service through Adviceline on 0300 330 9022 and our Text facility. Wealden Citizens Advice will continue to help them find a way forward, whatever problem they are facing. 

Thank you for your continued support.
Yours sincerely
Kate Davidson - Chief Executive, Wealden Citizens Advice

01825 762807 (Please note that I do not work Fridays)

Framfield Parish Council
Coronavirus Covid-19


As you will be aware, the coronavirus is affecting everybody in one way or another. The Parish Council follow the instructions of official government advice, which is changing daily. It is therefore important that all residents keep appraised of the current situation and safeguards put in place.
If you are, or know of somebody that is elderly or vulnerable within the Parish that may need help through this period, please contact the Clerk. The Parish Council will do what it can to support residents. Please follow all official guidance and advice from the Government. Please make sure you, your family, friends and neighbours are ok, especially if they are alone or elderly. Please see links below for up to date information. With immediate effect:
The Council buildings (Framfield Memorial Hall, Blackboys Village Hall and the Pavilion) are closed with the exception of statutory school use. This will be in place until at least 31st May, 2020. Bookings can be made for June onwards, but they may be subject to cancellation depending on the situation with the Coronavirus and advice issued by the government.
Planning Applications/meetings:
All planning applications will be debated by delegated authority. If you do wish to make a representation to the Parish Council, this can be done by email or letter. For the planning application process – this will continue to be managed by Wealden District Council and you should refer to them for all other matters including making official representation/comment to an application. Of course, you can always contact our District Councillor, Ann Newton, who may be able to advise – / 01825 890103.
Parish Council Meetings:
Parish Council meetings and Trust updates will not be conducted in public until at least 31st May, 2020. Any minor issues will be dealt with by delegated authority. Health and Safety issues will continue to be addressed, and in the first instance please contact the Parish Clerk for any queries.
Framfield Village Market:
There will be no village market in March, April or May. If you have any concerns or wish to book a table for future events, please contact the Clerk. Dependant on the current situation, closures may be extended. All other matters:
The Parish Council will continue to answer all queries and concerns by email and telephone. Please note that due to an increase in queries, it may take a little longer to get back to you.
PARISH CLERK – / 01825 890182.

News from Wealden District Council - Details


We will be carrying out carriageway patching works on Hollow Lane, East Hoathly.
Work will start on 30 March and continue until 9 April.
We will be returning in the summer to carry out surface dressing works. We’ll update signs on site with a date nearer the time.
Hollow Lane will be closed to through traffic between 7am and 5pm from B2192 to Graywood Road.
Traffic will be diverted via B2192, A22, East Hoathly, London Road, Waldron Road, Hollow Lane and vice versa.
Please see our website for further information:

Liam Reilly
Customer Contact Centre | East Sussex Highways
Tel: 0345 60 80 193 | Email:



The Council is looking for a Grounds Manager to work on a permanent part time basis to carry out caretaking and maintenance duties for the Parish Council’s buildings and outside areas for the benefit of the residents of the Parish (approximately 8 hours a week). There is an approximate start date of the first week of April.

All enquiries should be made to the Parish Clerk, Ann Newton
before noon on 20 March 2020. It will be necessary to send in a CV if wishing to apply for the position.


Parish Clerk - Framfield Parish Council

(01825) 890182


  • Crouch’s Farm, East Hoathly
  • Newplace Farm, Framfield
  • Possingworth Farm, Blackboys
  • Due to a change in our DEFRA Environmental Scheme there will be NO PUBLIC ACCESS around the boundaries of fields at Crouch’s Farm, East Hoathly, Newplace Farm, Framfield and Possingworth Farm, Blackboys from 1st March 2020.
    We know that this permissive access has been used and enjoyed by many of you for several years and so it is with regret that this is being restricted. The six-metre boundary will not be farmed, but must be kept as an “environmental area” for the benefit of wildlife, flora and fauna only. This is in keeping with the Government’s future policy to improve the environment.
    The gates will be closed and it will be clearly marked that there is no longer access. We politely ask that you respect these restrictions and do not try to force the gates or climb over them to gain access.
    The only areas you will be able to walk on from 1st March 2020 are the way-marked Public Footpaths. Please refer to an Ordnance Survey map to ensure that you only walk along these routes.

    Parking at the Memorial Hall.

    Could people not park in the Hall car park unless using the Hall for a function etc.

    The limited parking at the Hall is often occupied by long stay users meaning there is no room for function users.

    Buxted Surgery Newsheet
    - Details

    We are pleased to confirm that the access behind Framfield Memorial Hall is now open.

    Older Peoples' Day 2019
    - Details

    Rural Domestic & Sexual Abuse Recovery Project
    - Details


    Make sure you dispose of waste legally
    - Details

    New Garden Waste Collections
    - Details

    Cheque-ing Out - Wealden DC no longer accepts cheques
    - Details

    We are now on Facebook
    - Details

    Google Custom Search — Search this site only

    Please note: This search applies to this site only and may
    display Google Ads advertising

    This search applies to this site only

    Bus Services 31 and 231 timetables
    - Details

    View latest Council minutes and agenda
    - Details

    Commenting on Planning Applications
    - Details

    Missed Bin Collections
    - Details

    East Sussex Broadband Rollout, Phase 2 Update 22.03.2019
    - Details

    - Grey Matters Newsletter

    Tackling Elder Exploitation - Details

    Parish Magazine (Newsletter) Archive now open
    - Details

    Wealden Police Newsletter
    - Details

    Wealden Parish Bulletin - December
    - Details

    Street Scene Team
    - Details

    Horticultural Society - Community Grants
    - Details

    Want an allotment ? £25.00 per plot for the year - Details

    Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust (OART)
    Cleaning Up Our Act
    - Details

    Parish Clerk: Ann Newton
    "Highlands", Blackboys TN22 5LR.

    From the Clerk:

    "We intend putting as much information — Parish Council and otherwise — on this website as possible.  The website will grow and improve over the forthcoming months with opportunities for advertising — commercial and also news on local organisations etc.  There will be a section for comments and ideas as well as all the relevant business of the Council.  I hope that everyone who can, has a look."

    "We will be offering local organisations and businesses the opportunity to advertise on the website and/or to have a link. If you would be interested in this could you please contact me, preferably by email."

    Ann Newton — Parish Clerk