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  • Coronation Celebrations
    King Charles has outlined what he would like to see happening over the Coronation weekend and public holiday. He has designated Sunday 7th May as the day for a Big Lunch. We are putting in motion a picnic celebration, not unlike the one held for the late Queen’s Jubilee, in that we will hold it … Continued
  • Save the date: Brightling annual litter-pick on 15th April 2023
    This year the Brightling annual litter-pick – an event that is always as enjoyable as it is worthwhile – will be on 15th April. Details to be announced but it traditionally starts at 9:30 am at the Village Hall.
  • VOTER ID – a new requirement
    The elections taking place on Thursday 4th May 2023 will be the first time that electors have to produce Voter ID, a new requirement introduced by the UK Government. The Electoral Commission have launched a website with information for voters, including which forms of photo ID will be accepted, at  There is also a helpline … Continued
  • Suffering from the rural cost of living in Brightling? Make your thoughts known in this survey
    An announcement from Citizens Advice, Rural Issues Group The Rural Services Network in partnership with the Citizens Advice Rural Issues Group has launched a Rural Cost of Living Household Survey. Independent research commissioned by the RSN in summer last year shows rural areas are suffering more acutely from the cost of living crisis compared to … Continued
  • New planning application in Brightling at Giffords Farmhouse, Battle Road (B2096), Brightling TN21 9LH
    Reference RR/2022/2787/P Status Undecided      Proposal Proposed garden building to provide home office/studio ancillary to dwelling Location Giffords Farmhouse, Battle Road, Brightling TN21 9LH Parish BRIGHTLING View details of the above planning application and optionally make a comment to Rother District Council. View details of all current planning applications affecting Brightling.


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