Maria Standen, Swallow Farm
The following concerns were expressed at the last Darvel Down & Area Residents Association (DDARA) meeting on November 29 and were subsequently raised by John Boryer at the Battle Town Council (BTC) meeting held on December 18. The main one is the potentially dangerous layout at the pinch point adjacent to the Village Hall and the lack of priority signs giving way to traffic leaving the 30mph zone. There have been several incidents when local drivers have experienced near misses, or have felt intimidated by other drivers. Also of concern are the problems caused by the state of the verge opposite the Village Hall and the unacceptable condition of the bus stop area opposite the entrance to Darvel Down. These are all recurring problems and are the responsibility of East Sussex County Council’s (ESCC) Highways department. They will be raised again at the next BTC/ESCC SLR meeting on January 9. On the positive side, are the installing of new salt bins at Darvel Down and the gully cleaning at Netherfield Road. The other items of concern is the obscured visibility when turning right or left from the Triangle, adjacent to the church, onto the Netherfield Road and the provision of double yellow lines on the road opposite the school.
Rother District Council (RDC) and BTC have been in discussions about the devolution of services, for example, the Top Green and play area at Darvel Down. The present position is that negotiations have reached a stalemate as RDC is unwilling to transfer funding with devolved responsibilities, thus any costs would have to be bourn by BTC: further negotiations are unlikely for the present. On the positive side, following the use of the on line complaints procedure, RDC at last emptied the rubbish bin opposite the Village Shop. If residents have reason to request the resolution of a highways or other local authority problem, take advantage of the ESCC or RDC websites to make your complaint or comment.
For any further information about various council matters in Netherfield, please contact Netherfield town councillors; Sylvie Pry: email@example.com (838229) and/or John Boryer: firstname.lastname@example.org (838651)
Netherfield Church – I am repeating the new service schedule in case anyone missed it last week. For 2013 the schedule of services is taking a slightly different format in order to include Brightling totally within our services. The Benefice is of the three parishes, Brightling, Mountfield and Netherfield and services will be shared amongst all three within each month. The first Sunday each month will still be a non-Eucharist Family service alternating between Mountfield and Netherfield, January being at Mountfield. The second Sunday will be a Holy Communion for all three parishes at Brightling, the third Sunday will be a Holy Communion for all three parishes at Mountfield and the fourth Sunday will be a Holy Communion for all three parishes at Netherfield. All services commence at 10 am. This does mean a bit more travelling, however, it has been accepted as necessary to share the burden of obtaining clergy for services and to unite the three parishes. This Sunday will therefore be a Holy Communion at Brightling for all of us. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.
Netherfield Village Hall bookings - Marrissa Stepanek 01424 838106, or call in at the village shop.
WHITE HART - On Thursday January 17 we are holding our monthly Quiz night, it starts at 7.30pm and finishes about 10pm all proceeds raised go to Netherfield Village Church. Food is available from 5.30pm till 7.15pm, we offer, as a special deal, Scampi or Fish & chips at only £5.00. It would be great to see some Village locals attend and help raise money for their local church. To reserve a table call us 01424-838382.
On Thursday February 21 we are holding the Annual St Michaels Hospice Quiz the charge is £2.50 per person up to a maximum of 6 players per team, please come along and help raise money for a worthy cause.
There are various groups meeting throughout the month including Boules, The Rover group, The Harley Davidson group, T.R.Cars and The Breakaway Club, if you would like to know more about any of the dates and times or the darts and football teams please give Sean a ring on 01424 838382. White Hart Boules Pitch. The pieste is free to use, any clubs please feel free to come and use the pieste, FOC any time except match days which are Saturday afternoons throughout the season. We have a group of ladies and Gents that play amongst themselves Monday Lunchtimes. Please all check our websites for updates of up coming events www.whitehartnetherfield.com.
THE MOBILE LIBRARY will be outside the shop from 11.50 – 12.10 today January 4 and on Friday January 18.
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