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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.
Don't forget the deadline is this week. Details here
Apply now - deadline Sunday 5th May 2019
The Parish Council needs three more Councillors, as only six were nominated for election to fill the nine available seats.
The six people who were nominated have been automatically elected to the new Council, which takes effect at 5pm on Tuesday 7th May 2019. They are:
Gillian Branford, Nick Brown, Sean O'Hara, Roger Palamarczuk, Gillian Smith and David Todd.
They will now have to select three suitable people to fill the vacant seats.
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There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Wednesday 1st May 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.
Road works in Salehurst starting tomorrow 12 April - Spring Hill (Friday) Rocks Lane (Monday) & Bourne Lane.(Tuesday and Wednesday). Traffic diversions via Bodiam Road.
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.
Elections for the nine places on the Parish Council are due on 2nd May this year.
Nomination papers (application forms) are now available from Rother District Council or the Parish Office. Fully completed forms and all required information must be delivered by hand to the Town Hall, Bexhill by 4pm on Wednesday 4th April. (Candidates are encouraged to make an appointment, for informal checks to ensure errors or omissions do not prevent them being accepted - 01424 787826.)
See the Notice of Election here.
All nine seats are up for election. If we only receive nine or less nominations, all of them will be 'elected unopposed' without the need for voting on 2nd May. But if there are more than nine, you will be able to vote for the people you want to become your Parish Councillors.
Why not consider standing for the Parish Council?
Rother District Council Elections take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019. The Notice of Election can be seen here.
Our parish is currently represented by two District Councillors, elected in 2015 to cover three parishes: Salehurst & Robertsbridge, Bodiam and Hurst Green. However, following boundary changes effective this year, we will be voting for just one Councillor to represent Salehurst & Robertsbridge residents on Rother District Council.
Please make sure you are registered to vote - the deadline to register is Friday 12th April. For all other key dates, including for postal or proxy votes, please see the Rother District Council website.
The Parish Office will close at 4pm on Thursday 20 December and reopen 2pm on Thursday 3rd January.
We wish all our residents a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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