Fletching

CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday, 10am Parish Communion, 5.30pm Holy Communion (1662).

MARTIAL ARTS: Kobudo Martial Arts meet on Thursday at 5pm.

FLETCHING PARISH COUNCIL: Most of the verges and hedges around the parish are cut by East Sussex County Council. A cut should have taken place in early July and the next cuts in our area are due around the following dates: August 4, September 15, October 27. The A272 and A275 were last cut in May and are due to be cut again between July 20 and 31. These are the scheduled cuts, however if a particular hedge or verge is causing a safety issue, such as a lack of visibility at a junction, these can be reported to Highways for urgent attention. You can report issues by telephoning the Highways Contact Centre on 0345 60 80 193.

If you spot anti-social driving, a good source of information is www.operationcrackdown.org - you can also report incidents and problems via this website. You can also report parking issues via this link on the Sussex Police website https://www.sussex.police.uk/help-centre/report-something-online which gives further information on enforcement powers for parking offences.

We have been receiving reports of dog owners not picking up after their dogs in public areas such as the burial ground and the recreation ground. Dogs should be kept on leads in the burial ground and dog waste bins are provided at both locations. Owners can be fined £75 for not clearing up after their dog. Dog faeces can contain parasites, viruses and bacteria which can be passed on to humans and other animals, sometimes with serious consequences. These include Toxocariasis, whipworms, hookworms, Neospora and Parvovirus. Full details can be found on our Dog Faeces Fact Sheet at www.fletching-pc.org/pcatdocs

The missing metal watering can for use at the burial ground has been returned, thank you, this is much appreciated.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 30 July 1915. Maressfield. Nuisance on Piltdown Road. The matter of the insanitary condition of the road by the church, leading to Piltdown, was again before the Uckfield Rural Council on Monday, when the Clerk reported that in reply to the Council’s letter on the subject, the County Council said that they did not regard themselves as the scavenging authority; it was a matter for the Rural District Council. A discussion took place as to who was responsible for the large quantity of horse manure being allowed to remain on the roads, and whether the military could be called on to clear it away. It was stated that a large number of horses congregated at one spot every morning. The Nuisance Inspector was instructed to inspect the road and report thereon.

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