Aircraft noise

If you are annoyed by aircraft noise, you can raise a complaint with Gatwick airport. You could also contact a Parish Councillor – we can’t do anything specific but it is useful to have an idea of the general perception of the problem. The Parish Council have joined Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC) and you can view their…

Potholes and highways issues

Roads maintenance is by East Sussex County Council who, in April 2016, let a new 7 year contract with a Joint Venture partnership (the JV) between CH2M and Costain to maintain all aspects of the highway including drainage, potholes, verge cutting, street lighting and much more. Follow this link to report a highways problem.  You will receive…

Roadworks

Planned roadworks are “booked” into a national system, which has a superb website: roadworks.org.  From this website you can find all the forthcoming roadworks – now, next week, or any time in the future.  The website is very well organised and it really does have the latest data, but it takes a tiny bit of effort…

Power cuts

Dial 105 in a power cut.  This is the new national number that automatically connects you to the power company. Getting priority support in a power cut Irrespective of who you pay your electricity bill to, your power is actually supplied by UK Power Networks: they own and run the physical cables and infrastructure. They…

Preservation of the countryside

CPRE – The Campaign to Protect Rural England is a charity which traces its roots back to 1926 and is more relevant today than ever.  Brightling Parish Council are long time members of CPRE Sussex. You can view their latest news on the CPRE website

Rights of way

Rights of Way (footpaths and bridlepaths) are managed by the East Sussex County Council Rights of Way team. The following links will take you to the appropriate part of the East Sussex web site. Report a rights of way issue. Rights of way – common problems Rights of way – map.

Rubbish and recycling

The bin-emptying service is the responsibility of Rother District Council. Missed bins can be reported on-line at rother.gov.uk/missedbin To find out when your bin day is, visit rother.gov.uk/findmynearest To sign up for Rother’s “My alerts” service, go to https://www.rother.gov.uk/my-alerts/. This will send you a weekly email which not only reminds you which bin to put out this…

Signposts

There are eight fingerposts (black and white signposts) in the village, and they were all refurbished in 2016 and 2017. Each signpost has a “sponsor” who is responsible for occasional cleaning (use plain water)removing anything that anyone attaches to the signpostreporting any damage to the Parish Council The list of signposts and sponsors are: SignpostSponserDarwell…

Fly tipping

Control of fly tipping is a District responsibility, not a County one.  Rother District Council have a neat reporting system which you can access by following the link below.  If possible, report using the web form rather than phone or email (if you use phone or email, a person at Rother has to put your…

Utilities (water, electricity etc)

The parish council is trying to build up a history of problems with utilities in our area (eg recurrent problems with electricity, water etc). If we can build up enough evidence of recurrent problems, then we can exert some pressure on the relevant utility companies (eg summon them to a Parish Council meeting to say…