Its that time again – GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN 17TH MARCH – 2ND APRIL 2023

The Great British Spring Clean has been announced as of the 17th March to 2nd April,

Piltdown Residents have joined in with the campaign over the past 8 years, collecting over 50 large litter bags of rubbish from our lanes and roads. This year 2023 we have requested 100 large litter bags, let’s see if we can fill them all. Motorists, cyclist’s, walkers, joggers are dropping rubbish into our countryside.

SATURDAY 18TH MARCH AT 10:30AM UNTIL 11:00AM BOB WHITE WILL BE AT PILTDOWN POND CAR PARK TO DISTRIBUTE LITTER BAGS (AND EQUIPMENT TO NEWCOMERS).

Litter collecting equipment

The campaign continues until the 2nd of April collect when you can.

Safety: Please wear a high Viz jacket, gloves. DO NOT PICK UP SYRINGES , NEEDLES, or any Car Parts these should be reported to Wealden District Council to collect.

Please let Bob know how many bags that you collect. Thanks.

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SABRE: There is still time to object and sign the petition

Even more important than signing this petition is submitting your letter of objection!

 It is still not too late to write to oppose the proposed development. While the deadline of March 2nd has passed and the Wealden website is no longer accepting letters, you can still write directly to planning@wealden.gov.uk Quote WD/2022/3319/MA0 and provide your name and address.

Legally, these letters must still be considered. Writing a letter is the single most effective thing that you can do to protect 77 acres of green field and the adjacent ancient woodlands.

You can also sign the petition, Click below:

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Extension of Ashdown Business Park to the West – Deadline Objections March 2nd!

EXTENSION OF ASHDOWN BUSINESS PARK INTO LAND TO THE WEST, PROVIDING FOR UP TO 60,000M2 OF GROSS INTERNAL FLOOR AREA FOR CLASS E(g) MIXED USE CLASSES PLUS B2 AND B8 WITH ANCILLARY STORAGE AND OFFICE USE

Please urgently consider this large-scale planning application.  This application has had very limited prior consultation with the community and, if successful, would result in the loss of 77 acres of Agricultural Land on Batts Bridge Road (A272) and the strategic gap between Maresfield/Uckfield and the Parish of Fletching, to be replaced by a 60,000 sqm extension to Ashdown Business Park generating over 800 vehicle movements in just the peak hours.

Further details and a plan can be found on Wealden District Council planning portal.

1. This can be done through the website at https://planning.wealden.gov.uk/plancomment.aspx…
2. Or by email to planning@wealden.gov.uk quoting the application reference number WD/2022/3319/MAO in the subject heading.

Consultation deadline now MARCH 2ND

PRA will facilitate formation of separate Action Group which, to make maximum impact must reach out and include other parishes, especially Maresfield, Isfield, Uckfield and Newick, as well as support from other Action Groups in Wealden facing planning problems.

PRA will be represented at the Parish Council Meetings: Uckfield (20th) Isfield (22nd) and Maresfield (23rd).

 

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PRA AGM Agenda for Saturday 21st 2023

Piltdown Residents Association

Annual General Meeting

Saturday 21st January 2023

Tea & Coffee served from 10.45 am

Fletching Church

AGENDA

  1. Welcome – Peter Roundell
  2. Election of Officers and Committee:
         Chair
         Vice Chair
         Secretary
         Treasurer
         Committee
  1. Reports:
    Chair:
    Vice Chair
    Treasurer
    SpeedWatch
  2. Change of Constitution
  3. Events:  Spring Dinner at the Golf club on Friday 10th
  4. AOB

 

All welcome to stay on for a drink and chat.

 

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The PRA Spring Dinner on Saturday 26th March at the Piltdown Man

The PRA are holding a Spring Dinner at The Piltdown Man on Saturday March 26th, all Piltdown residents are welcome. It is a chance to get together and enjoy the fun, informal evening, three course dinner and a Music Quiz and raffle.

Tickets £30 per head which includes small donation to PRA funds. Please contact either Patricia Blewitt ( 01825 723937or by email  trishia.blewitt@btinternet.com ) to book and choose Menu selection.

The PRA Winter Dinner was a great success at the Piltdown Gold Club last November, it was lovely to meet new residents.

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