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


12th Apr 2024


The Parish Council is very sorry to announce the resignation of Cllr Dawn Hill, for personal reasons, as she is no longer able to commit sufficient time to the role. Thank you Dawn for your valuable contribution to the Parish Council.



You can see the statutory Notice of Vacancy here.



If an election is not called, the Parish Council will proceed to co-opt a new Member.


If you would be interested in becoming a Councillor and contributing to this vital and worthwhile part of your local community, please contact the Clerk for details.


Invitation to Annual Village Meeting (Village Assembly)
10th Apr 2024


Nick Brown, Chairman of the Parish Council invites all residents to the Annual Village Meeting.

This is an informal event with free refreshments for all local residents on Monday 15 April 7pm at Robertsbridge Village Hall


*Meet and join local groups and organisations

*Meet your local Councillors

*Learn how to use a defibrillator


We hope you can join us.




Update on Road Resurfacing - Station Road and Brightling Road, Robertsbridge
9th Apr 2024


There have been a number of conflicting and confusing rumours reported about Station Road resurfacing.

The following is the current status - as always things may change.


The repairs to Station Road and the part of Brightling Road from the level crossing to the junction with Bishops Lane are in the early stages of planning though they will certainly be done this financial year 24/25, currently planned for the school summer holidays in July/August to avoid disruption to school traffic. Some investigations have indicated that there will be sections along this road which will need to be fully reconstructed, with varying depths of treatment depending on the condition of the road, some receiving one layer and other sections receiving two layers of surface. It is likely to need a full road closure.


As more information is available (including any interim patching works on parts of Brightling Road before the Summer) updates will be posted here.


Paul Redstone

County Councillor for Northern Rother


Nick Brown Chairman

Salehurst & Robertsbridge Parish Council



Rules about Bonfires
8th Apr 2024


Please follow the guidance here


Two extra dog waste bins
3rd Apr 2024


Two new dog waste bins have now been installed in the village.


One is at the top of Fair Lane:



The second is on George Hill, at the cut-trough to Bishops Lane (by Bishops Croft):



Thanks to Gav, our great Village Steward for fitting them. Please make use of them to keep our village clean and pleasant for everyone. A full list, or map, of all the bins in the village can be seen on the Dog Waste Bins page, on the Parish Information tab.


Planning Committee - Monday 8th April 2024
2nd Apr 2024


There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Monday 8th April 2024 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.




Potential development for 41 dwellings off Bishops Lane, Robertsbridge
20th Feb 2024




An amended planning application has been submitted to Rother for the housing development off Bishops Lane. It was included in the weekly planning list today and comments can be made until 12th March 2024. It will be considered by the Parish Planning Committee on 4th March, 7.30pm at Robertsbridge Youth Centre.


The application is RR/2022/1379/P The amended plans produced in 2024 are included on this application which you can find on our planning applications page here.

Forthcoming Events


Annual Parish Assembly (Annual Assembly) Monday 15th April 2024
13th Feb 2024


7pm in Robertsbridge Village Hall