Salehurst and Robertsbridge Parish Council


Salehurst & Robertsbridge is one of the larger parishes in East Sussex and lies mid-way between Tunbridge Wells to the north and Hastings to the south on the main London to Hastings road, the A21.


The parish is entirely contained within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


More information about the history and organisation of the parish can be found at About the Parish.

Latest News


Planning Committee Meeting
6th June 2019


Planning Committee Meeting

6th June 2019



There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Thursday 6th June 2019 at Robertsbridge Youth Centre at 7.30pm.




The press and public are welcome to attend and up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start of the meeting for public comments and questions. The agenda for the meeting will be available on the 'Council Meetings' page three days prior. Click here to see the notice.




Notice of Vacancy
29th May 2019


Following the recent elections and subsequent co-options, the Parish Council still has one more vacancy to fill.


Whilst we had three applications for the three vacancies, one of them was not able, for personal reasons, to take up the position.


The official Notice of Vacancy can be seen here.


If you would be interested in joining the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Office, or speak to one of the other Councillors. You can find details on the 'Contact us' tab.


Karen Ripley

Parish Clerk


Your new Parish Council
28th May 2019


Eight Members now make up your 'new' Parish Council' (with one vacancy), as follows:


Gillian Branford, Nick Brown (Chairman), Sean O'Hara (Vice Chairman), Roger Palamarczuk, Mandy Purdie, Gillian Smith, Paul Smith, David Todd.


You can see details of the various committees, groups and representatives and who does what, on the 'Councillors' page (under the Parish Council tab).




Parish Council - ANNUAL MEETING
20th May 2019


The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday 20th May 2019 at Robertsbridge Hall at 7:30pm. Press and public are welcome to attend.


The first part of the Meeting will be the Annual Meeting, the first after the Elections on 2nd May, and will include election of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Committees and Representatives (lasting approximately 30 minutes?). The outgoing Chairman Nick Greenfield will preside for the first item, to elect a new Chairman, after which he will step down and the new Chairman will take over (Nick did not re-stand for election, so his membership ends when the new Chairman is elected).


The six new Members of the Council will also be selecting up to three more Members to join the Council, to bring the number up to the full nine.


After the Annual Meeting, up to 15 minutes will be allowed for public comments and questions, before the start of normal business.


You can see the notice for the meeting here. The agenda for the meeting will be available on the council meetings page 3 days before the meeting.




Parish Council Elections - UNCONTESTED
4th April 2019


Rother District Council has published the details of persons nominated for the Parish Council in the Elections on 2nd May 2019.


As there were only six nominations for the nine places, all six people have been elected without a contest. This means there will be no Parish Council ballot on 2nd May. You can see the Notice with details of the six people elected here.


The new Council will come into effect at 5 p.m. on Tuesday 7th May 2019, when the current Council retires (the current Chairman, Nick Greenfield will remain in post until the new Council elects a Chairman at its first meeting on 20th May 2019).


One of the first tasks of the new Council will be to select three suitable and willing people to co-opt on to the Council to fill the three vacant places resulting from insufficient nominations.


Karen Ripley

Parish Clerk