Arlington & Berwick

SPEED ACTION: The SAGA continues. The Speed Action Group Arlington have been pushing ahead with their campaign to improve road safety through their village by reducing traffic speed. The group attended the Lead Members Transport and Environment meeting at Lewes on July 20 in response to an earlier report which made an assessment of various criteria, such as the number of houses, average traffic speed and the number of accidents, through Arlington. SAGA went along to challenge their findings on several counts, but despite this were advised that: ‘A lower speed limit on the roads around Arlington is not a priority for the County Council at the present time. The resources available for the introduction of lower speed restrictions are limited’. Although a disappointing, but not entirely unexpected, result for SAGA and the 350 people who signed their petition, this setback has made the SAGA team more determined than ever to continue their campaign and they are planning the next stage. A positive result is that the council has promised to improve warning signs and road markings, ‘To help drivers be more aware of the alignment of the road.’Lindy Gillam.

MICHELHAM PRIORY: On Wednesday there will be a Family Fun Day held at Michelham Priory. Further details are available from

PARISH COUNCIL: The August 13 meeting of Arlington Parish Council will only be held if planning applications are to be considered. Further details will be available from

ANNUAL SHOW: Berwick Produce Association 60th Annual Show is on Saturday, August 29 at 2pm on the Berwick Playing Field.

FLOWER SHOW: On Saturday, September 5 in Arlington Village Hall, the Arlington and Upper Dicker Produce and Flower Show will be held.

BERWICK PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting of Berwick Parish Council will be held on Thursday September 24 at 7.30pm in Berwick Village Hall.

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