Arlington & Berwick

Job Vacancy: Arlington Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer - Vacancy. Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer. Salary dependant on experience, Range LC1 SCP23 – LC2 SCP27 currently £10.83-£12.32 per hour, 10.5 hours per week including evening meetings and working from home.

Arlington Parish Council is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk & RFO with the drive, determination and organisational skills to manage a varied workload.

In addition to managing the day-to-day work of the Parish Council, the post holder will work closely with Councillors to plan and implement the aims and objectives of the Council.

The ideal applicant will have financial & administrative experience, the ability to deliver projects on time and within budget and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for working with residents and local organisations.

She or he will also hold a driving licence.

To download an application pack including a Person Specification, Job Description & Application Form please visit the job vacancies page at

Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted, applicants must complete and return an application form to apply.

Closing date for all applications: 16th October 2015

Interviews expected: 27th October 2015

Arlington Parish Council meetings: On the 6th October, at 7.30pm in Arlington Village Hall, there will be a Planning meeting of Arlington Parish Council to discuss planning application WD/2015/1635/MEA.

The application concerns: land at Wick Street, Berwick, BN26 6TH, construction of a solar farm to include installation of solar panels to generate up to 4mw of electricity with switchroom, deer fencing and cameras, landscaping and other associated works, together with measures to promote biodiversity. Further details of this application may be found on Wealden District Council’s website and entering the planning application number in the Planning, Building Control, Enforcement & TPO Search box.

On the 15th October, at 7.30pm in Upper Dicker Village Hall, there will be an ordinary meeting of Arlington Parish Council.

Countryside Funding: The Prince’s Trust has recently announced a Countryside Fund which is designed to encourage new initiatives and support charities and organisations with a focus on the rural economy.

Grants are open to community shops, pubs, farms and any outlet that provides a service to those in the countryside.

Applications close on the 8th October 2015 and more information can be found on the Arlington Parish Council website at

Renovations to Arlington Parish assets: It was agreed at the Arlington Parish Council meeting for renovation works to be undertaken on the two finger posts located in the centre of Arlington Village and at Bayleys Lane.

It was agreed that renovation of the two Noticeboards in Upper Dicker and Arlington was required.

The matter of Arlington Village Telephone Box was carried forward to the next meeting on the 15th October.

Mobile Library: Today, the Mobile Library will call at Arlington Village Hall between 2.20pm – 2.45pm and Berwick Village Hall between 2.55pm and 3.10pm.

Quiz Night: Tomorrow, there will be a Quiz Night at Upper Dicker Village Hall starting at 7.00pm for 7.30pm, including supper and tea or coffee, BYO drinks. Adults £7 and under-12s £3.50. The evening is in aid of raising funds for the Village Hall.

Deanery Ladies Breakfast: On Saturday, 3rd October, from 8.30am to 10.00am in Arlington Village Hall there will be a Deanery Ladies Breakfast. There is an entrance fee of £4 payable at the door – to book please ring 01323 870075.

The Bishop of Lewes, the Rt. Rev’d. Richard Jackson will be speaking.

Harvest Supper and Games Evening: On Saturday, 3rd October, in Upper Dicker Village Hall, there will be a Harvest Supper and Games Evening.

For further details please ring 01323 844522 or 841541

Arlington Village Market: On Tuesday, 6th October between 10.00am and 11.30am in Arlington Village Hall, there will be a Village Market.

A variety of stalls including home baking, traditional bread, fresh vegetables and refreshments will be available.

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