Grass Verge Cutting

In previous years, we have cut the grass verges every month during the summer, with a total of eight cuts.   We have carried this out on behalf of East Sussex County Council (ESCC) who own the verges.  Unfortunately ESCC have reduced the contribution they give us for cutting the verges to enough for 2 cuts per hear.   However, we are funding 2 further cuts and they will be done every other month, with four cuts per year being carried out.

This year we are encouraging wild flower verges at banks on the corners of South Coast Road and Fairlight Avenue and the area behind bus stop at top of Crowborough Road in E Saltdean.   This is at the request of James Newmarch of ESCC and Saltdean Residents Association.  On the SCR/Fairlight Avenue site,  James has advised that a selection of at least a dozen wild flowers had been noted on the verge.   You will see a yellow daisy on a grey pole at the start and finish of wildflower verges. The advantages that ESCC see are as follows:-

  • Wild flower displays April – August, seed heads thereafter
  • An increase of wildlife in urban areas, including butterflies and bees

The next scheduled cuts are in the weeks beginning 29th July and 23rd September 2019

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Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return

Please click on the following:-

Notice of Public Rights Year Ended 31 March 2019

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Telscombe Town Crier Newsletter - Issue 70 April/May 2019

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Telscombe Community Flock - Public Consultation Survey

A public consultation was carried out in May and June of 2019 regarding whether the Council should keep its community flock of sheep.   Of the total number of electors in Telscombe and East Saltdean, there was only a 4.83% response (278 in total), with 3.72% against (214) and 1.1% (64) for.  There were also responses from people outside of TTC’s area – 29 negative responses and 6 positive.    As this  only directly affects the Council Tax of residents of Telscombe Cliffs and East Saltdean, only their comments were  taken into consideration by the Council at its meeting on 17th July.    Following careful consideration the Council unanimously resolved to cease having a community flock of sheep and the flock was sold in October.   8 ewes that were not suitable for future breeding went to Hugletts Wood Farm Animal Sanctuary.

The Commoners’ Grazing Rights on the Tye remain unaffected and Stud Farm can still graze their sheep on the Tye.

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Results of the Election held on 2nd May 2019

Telscombe Cliffs East Saltdean District

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Memory Garden Plaques

Plaques for the Memory Garden in Chatsworth Park cost £10 each.  Please complete and return the form below with your payment and leave the rest to us.  We will inform you once the plaque has been put up in the garden.   The process normally takes a maximum of 4-6 weeks.

Memory Garden Template Order Form

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Telscombe Town Councillors and staff were sad to learn that Ron Chiverton passed away peacefully yesterday, Wednesday 24th April 2019.   He was a long standing resident of Telscombe Town and stood for a term as a Town Councillor in 2003.   He was the first Freeperson of the town, being awarded the honour by Telscombe Town Council at a meeting in January 2015.   He was a member of the local British Legion and often undertook talks at local schools about his wartime experiences.  He also attended many local services to promote the town.  At a ceremony held at Telscombe Civic Centre in December 2017 Ron, along with another local resident Mr Maurice Abrams, was awarded France’s top military honour, the Legion d’Honneur and was presented with the medal by Honorary French Consul Capt. Francois Jean.   We send condolences to his family.  He will be missed by many – may he rest in peace.

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Election of Town Councillors

Please click here for the statement of persons nominated for Telscombe Town Council:-

Telscombe Cliffs Ward Candidates

East Saltdean Ward Candidates

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