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Rodmell Parish Council - Newsletter

RPC's September newsletter has been delivered to all households in the parish, and can be viewed here: Groups & Activities. It has updates on various matters including: Broadband, Rodmell-Northease footpath, Defibrillator coming to the Village, Bus services consultation and the possibility of benefitting from a small Community award.

Coffee Club meeting - in aid of Macmillan Coffee Morning Fund

A quick reminder to everyone that our first Coffee Club meeting after the Summer break will be this Wednesday 24 September in the Village Hall at 11.00am. We plan to do a bit of low-key fund raising for the Macmillan Coffee Morning Fund - and Pat Allcorn has kindly promised to make a cake! So, we hope to see as many of you as possible for coffee, a bit of cake and a chat.

Learn to save a life using our new Defibrillator

Now that we have a life-saving defibrillator ready to be installed at the pub, South East Ambulance Service will demonstrate how to use it on Wednesday 24 September, 7.30pm, in the Village Hall.
Come and find out more - with tea/coffee and biscuits in the Village Hall.

Have your say: Bus Changes Consultation survey

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is running a consultation for their proposed changes to our bus service, and they are keen to hear everyone’s views on the proposals. The closing date for receipt of any comments is midnight on Sunday 28 September.
To print a copy of the survey form, click on:
ESCC Bus Consultation Survey (doc)

Love your Bus - campaign against ESCC cuts to our bus service

NOTE: Rodmell Parish Council discussed this issue at their meeting on 7 July (see Minutes for the meeting) and will make a response to ESCC about their proposals.
If East Sussex Council have their way, the fares on many local bus services will increase by up to 30% in April 2015 and the frequency of services will be slashed. Some buses will only run every two hours - including our 123 bus running along the C7, other buses will only run 2 days a week.
Phone East Sussex County Council on 0345 60 80 194 FREE, to find out exactly how your bus service & fares will be affected. Ask them for the consultation document now, as there is a time limit for making your views heard.
You can find out more and make your views known by visiting: www.travelloglewes.co.uk
The "Love your bus" campaign is co-ordinated by Lewes Stop the Cuts. Contact us via lewesstopthecuts@gmail.com

Tickets available to see Steve Hackett (Genesis) at The Brighton Centre

Calling all Genesis fans! Liz Mellor has 4 tickets she's no longer able to use, to see Steve Hackett of Genesis at The Brighton Centre on Weds 22 October. Steve Hackett was Genesis’ guitarist from 1971 to 1977. Together with a team of top class musicians, legendary guitarist Steve Hackett will perform his Genesis Extended Tour featuring a selection of classics.
Contact Liz for more information: 07939 238 627 and lizmellor@btinternet.com

Tour of Britain cycle ride through Rodmell

The Tour of Britain cycle ride came to Sussex for the first time on Saturday 13 September 2014 - passing through Rodmell along the C7 from Newhaven to Lewes on Stage 7 of the route.

Rachel Chandler took these photos of the event:

A good sized group of excited families from Rodmell, and some visitors, gathered with drinks in hand outside the Abergavenny Arms on Saturday afternoon. We first greeted impressive police outriders on motorbikes with flashing blue lights and, finally, the race cyclists themselves who sped along the C7 to great cheers from the crowd. The weather was perfect, there was a party atmosphere and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to 'reclaim the road' as all traffic on the C7 was halted for a short time to allow the racing cyclists to pass.

Bespoke Travel - September newsletter

Rodmell resident, Liz King, is a Bespoke Travel agent and a mine of information about anything you could wish for when thinking about your holidays! Liz will now write a monthly newsletter for Rodmell's website, to keep us all up-to-date with news and latest offers: see Local Business in & around Rodmell

Summer Show Report

Nicki Myers, Chair of Rodmell Horticultural Society, writes:
While the main focus of our Rodmell show is the marquee with a fantastic display of locally grown vegetables, fruit, flowers and crafts, there was plenty going on outside on the field. Mid Sussex Brass Band provided music for the afternoon, many visitors enjoyed listening to them while partaking of a cup of tea and home-made cake. The Dog Show had many classes and produced “Best in Show” a young collie called Badger. The classic cars looked splendid lining the cricket pitch and everyone wanted to try their hand at the golf and coconut shy. The birds of prey were in a quiet corner but were a magnet for young (and not so young) while local stalls were very busy, the book stall was swamped and the WI stall and local produce stall were equally popular.
A big thank you to everyone including the Pimm’s stall, tombola, raffle, ‘Find the Key’ and Adrian Orchard’s chilli stall. Our local pub, The Abergavenny, provided delicious burgers and of course an ever popular bar. Finally, everyone was grateful for the lovely weather we enjoyed!
For the full list of Trophy Winners from this year's Summer Show - see Groups & Activities

Rodmell’s Produce & Crafts Stall - every Friday!

We will trade every Friday during the summer from 11am-4pm. This is a co-operative stall for any resident to use. We welcome all produce grown and craft items made in Rodmell to sell to passersby. If you have produce you can spare but are not interested in selling, then this is a way of "giving" to our village.
Last year we were able to give £80.00 to the Rodmell Parish Council, representing 10% of sales.
To find out more, please contact Carolyn Orchard.

Rodmell Bridge Club joins with Kingston

9 June 2014:
Rodmell Bridge Club has now transferred to Kingston. The new Bridge Club is to be called The Rubber Bridge Club and meetings will be held in the Kingston Pavilion every Wednesday from 7.30-9.30pm. It is a relaxed evening and there is no need to bring a partner.
Cost £1 per person per evening to cover costs and make a small donation to the Pavilion.
Phone Michael and Christine Isitt for more information - all welcome.

The Egrets Way Rodmell to Southease section

7 June 2014: The Egrets Way Rodmell to Southease section of the Ouse Valley Cycle Network is now officially open and you can walk / cycle along the riverbank.

Rodmell Camera Club - the future?

3 June 2014: It has been decided that, due to a general lack of interest, the Rodmell Camera Club will be suspended until such time as any current or potential members express an interest in getting together for a meeting or an excursion.
A big 'Thank you' to Bob Foster for his hard work, enthusiasm and efforts with our Camera Club, including organising our meetings, and various photography excursions and talks.

Changes to buses serving Rodmell during Spring & Summer 2014

Bus and Community Transport operators in our part of Sussex are making changes to a number of bus routes for Spring & Summer 2014.
Changes to buses serving Rodmell will be:
A new seasonal Sunday & Bank Holiday bus Service 123: Lewes–Kingston–Iford–Rodmell–Piddinghoe–Newhaven. This will be a two-hourly service from 18 April-7 September, operated by Compass Travel.
Brighton & Hove Community Transport service 130 (running between Rodmell and Brighton) will be improved on Fridays from 4 April-24 October. A new return journey on Fridays will depart from Brighton Old Steine at 10.30am that additionally serves Monk’s House in Rodmell. This bus will return from Monk’s House to Brighton at 4.50pm.

Monk's House car park - update

The long awaited extension to the Monk's House car park is now complete. The original car park has been tidied up to create more spaces here. The new parking area will be reserved and cordoned off for National Trust visitors only. Please park carefully in the marked spaces as this helps to increase the number of cars that can use the car park. Please also take any rubbish home with you as there isn't a bin in the car park.

Problem dogs on The Drove

Rodmell Parish Council continues to try to find a solution to this problem (see Minutes of Parish Council Meetings Groups & Activities).
Please could everyone who experiences any problems going past the smallholding - such as feeling intimidated or having their dog attacked - inform the Clerk to the Parish Council (see Groups & Activities for contact details), so that she can keep a record. This will help with future resolutions of this problem.

Rodmell Parish Council: Minutes of previous meetings

The dates of RPC meetings, plus Minutes & Agendas, can be seen in Groups & Activities


WHAT'S ON this month in RODMELL ?

PLEASE NOTE: due to computer problems, the list below has not been updated. All information for events during September and October is given in full in the Diary & Events section of this website.

Services in St Peter's Church, Rodmell

For details of all the church services in St Peter's this month, see About Rodmell and in the Parish Magazine (copies available in Church).

Village Hall bookings

Please Note: as from August 2014, the list of Village Hall bookings will no longer be available on Rodmell's website. For information about groups that usually use our Village Hall, see Diary & Events section for details.

Abergavenny Arms pub

Our local pub is now run by Lucie and Jon, and they welcome everyone to our village pub for their exciting programme of great food, special offers, live music, and lots of activities - see About Rodmell for details.
To book a table, phone 01273 472 416, or see About Rodmell and www.abergavennyarms.com

Monk's House & garden

Monk’s House and garden are now open to visitors in the afternoons from Wednesday to Sunday, including Bank Holiday Mondays, until 26 October 2014. This year there is an extensive programme of events at Monk's House which can be viewed in the Diary & Events section of this website.

To find out more about meetings for the following groups, please contact the organisers for each:

Tuesday 1 July

Wednesday 2 July

Thursday 3 July

Friday 4 July

Saturday 5 July

Monday 7 July

Wednesday 9 July

Friday 11 July

Saturday 12 July

Sunday 13 July

Tuesday 15 July

Friday 18 July

Sunday 20 July

Tuesday 22 July

Wednesday 23 July

Monday 28 July


See Diary & Events for more about all these events, and also for those happening in the months to come.


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