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LOCAL PLAN: Issues and Options. On June 16, there was a well-attended public session at Upper Dicker Village Hall on the latest position of the issues and options within the emerging Wealden District Council Local Plan. Parishioners who are interested in the amount of land which Wealden has identified in and around the parish for both housing and commercial developments may find out more by clicking on the link on the parish council website ( and looking especially at page 16 of the relevant document. This shows the preferred option of Wealden District Council includes extensive incursion into the Cuckmere Valley flood plain from just south of the Boship roundabout up to just north of Michelham Priory. If so, then eventually Hailsham will be extended up to the village of Upper Dicker. Parishioners at the meeting were invited to send any questions to the parish council clerk who will collate them and send them to Wealden for answering. The clerk may be contacted by e-mail at

MOBILE LIBRARY: Today, Friday, the mobile library will call at Arlington Village Hall at 2.20pm to 2.45pm and at Berwick Village Hall at 2.55pm to 3.10pm.

DICKER DAY: On Sunday from 1pm to 7pm at the Upper Dicker Village Hall and field. Parking will be on the field. The villagers are welcoming one and all to a day of family fun at the Upper Dicker Village Hall and field like we all remember from our childhood. Classic races, fun and interesting stalls, food and a live band together with a 50’s theme should give everyone a day to remember. Tug o’ War (Ladies versus Gentlemen), a fun scruffy dog show (dogs who look like their owners etc) and a beer tent. Come dressed in 50’s style, bring granny and grandpa, try nettle and thyme cordial cocktails to make the afternoon a splash. Be astounded by the History exhibition with reminiscences of some of our older villagers and have a bash at the Mums ‘n Dads Egg and Spoon Race. The band will rock your day, the barbecue will tantalise you meat eaters and the Vegetarian fare on offer from our 50’s style catering van will astound you along with cream teas and strawberries and cream. Bring your kids so they know what a good old Village Fete is all about.

ROADWORKS: Between June 27 and 28, road closures may be possible in The Street Arlington due to UK Power Networks connecting a new service.

ARLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL: On Tuesday at 7.30pm in Arlington Village Hall, there will be a meeting of the Leisure and Recreation Advisory Committee to Arlington Parish Council.

The Terms of Reference of LARAC can be found on the Arlington Parish website. The next meeting of the full Arlington PC is on Thursday July 14 at 7.30pm in the village hall.

ARLINGTON ARTS GROUP: On June 30, at 7pm in Arlington Village Hall, Emily Wallis, Illustrator, will provide a demonstration and workshop. Book your place. £5. Full contact details are on our website or call 01323 485153.

BERWICK PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting is the full council meeting on Thursday July 28 at 7.30pm at Berwick Village Hall. The agenda will be attached here nearer the time. Members of the public and the press are cordially invited to attend.

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