Arlington & Berwick

PROPOSALS FOR ARLINGTON: The Local Development Framework discussed last week by Wealden District Council includes a number of options for developments. One of the options should be of keen interest to parishioners in Arlington as it includes a separate and comprehensive 5,380 dwelling development to the west of the existing A22 bypass, with the possible re-routing of the A22 and the downgrading of the existing A22. This development would be in Arlington Parish.

ARLINGTON PC: On October 6, 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 approach the parish council will take to the Local Development Framework issues and options consultation will also be discussed. The planning application concerns: Land at Wick Street, Berwick. 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 October 15, at 7.30pm in Upper Dicker Village Hall, there will be an ordinary meeting of Arlington Parish Council.

VACANCY: Arlington Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer vacancy. Salary dependant on experience. Range LC1 SCP23 to LC2 SCP27 currently £10.83 to £12.32 per hour 10.5 hours per week including evening meetings. Working from home.

Arlington Parish Council is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk and 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 and 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 and 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 October 16, interviews expected: October 27.

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 October 8 and more information can be found on the Arlington Parish Council website at

LADIES BREAKFAST: Tomorrow, Saturday, from 8.30am to 10am 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 Revd Richard Jackson will be speaking.

SUPPER AND GAMES: Tomorrow, Saturday, in Upper Dicker Village Hall, there will be a Harvest Supper and Games Evening. For further details please ring 01323 844522 or 841541.

VILLAGE MARKET: On Tuesday, between 10am 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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