Playden news
Playden news

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‘Short Circuit’ found: Sadly there is a small boat/tender called Short Circuit (from EBA) that has been washed up on the river bank, up river from the tennis club. Has anyone lost it? Also a life belt.

Playden W.I.: Current W.I. All meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 2.30pm at Playden W.I. Hall, Houghton Green Lane. New members welcome. Contact Laura Evans 01797 229413 or Joan Taylor 01797 222583 for more details.

Evening W.I. There is a possibility of an evening W.I. starting up at the same venue. For more information email: or phone 01323 442592.

Friends of Playden Church fundraising and events (Registered Charity No 1062992): The Friends are now fundraising to pay for the re-shingling of the church spire. This is an enormous undertaking for such a small community and so your support is vital in helping to meet the very large cost involved. It is hoped that contractors will be able to start work in April. Donations to Peter Challans 01797 224606 please.

Friends of Playden Church AGM: This is to be held on Saturday June 9th at 10.30am in the church. Members are encouraged to attend and new members are always welcome to help maintain our beautiful, special church. The minimum subscription for individual membership is £5 and £10 for a family. Please contact the membership secretary Neil Davenport 01797 224209 or pick up a leaflet from the church.

Playden Church Fete: The Fete this year will be held on Saturday July 21st July. Please put this date into your diaries. More details will follow.

Planning Application RR/2017/1450/P: This planning application was originally submitted to Rother District Council in June 2017 for the development of the ‘Shellfield’ site, at the entrance to New England Lane, by HW Planning Ltd for 24 new homes. Update. Another updated planning application has now been submitted in connection with ‘Access’ with a closing date of 17th May 2018. There have been numerous responses (>180) from the local residents and the public against this development and the length of time the process has taken to date. See Rother District Council planning website for more details.

Playden Parish Council: Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in Playden W.I. Hall, Houghton Green Lane. Agendas and minutes are available on the Village Notice board at the entrance to the church or on the Village website The next Parish Council meeting will be on June 7th at 7.30pm.