Fundraising for Playground Safety Surfacing

Fundraisinging for Playground Safety Surfacing.

The Parish Council and the Etchingham Recreation Ground (Queen’s Garden) Trust are working to replace the play equipment that has had to be taken out of use in Queen’s Garden.

Due to the dreaded Covid-19 an event that was to be organised to raise money for the new play equipment in the Queens Garden’s had to be shelved for the moment. So we thought now would be a good time to do phase 2, which is sponsorship for the new safety surfacing that we need. It is called TigerMulch (Bonded rubber mulch) made from recycled truck tyres.
We need 130m2 at a cost of £7330.00. We vare looking for sponsorship of 1 sq mtr of £25 which is just over half the cost per sq mtr.
Please try and donate, obviously the more people the better, the playground really needs a much needed overhaul/upgrade for the many younger residents of Etchingham.

Just click the link. Thankyou to all of you.

August Parish Council meeting

August Parish Council meeting.

Parish Council meetings continue to be conducted via Zoom, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The August meeting will be held on Thursday 27th August, 7.30pm.

The Agenda, the DRAFT minutes of the July meeting and the Planning Schedule can be viewed on the Parish Council website.


Resurfacing of A265

Resurfacing A265 between Etchingham and Burwash.

We have been informed that the resurfacing of the A265 between Etchingham and Burwash that was due to start on 22nd July has now been postponed until September, date to be confirmed.


Parish Council meeting, 23rd July

Parish Council meeting.

The next Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday July 23rd, 7.30pm. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions the meeting will be held online via Zoom, if you want to join the meeting as a member of the public please contact the Parish Clerk for joining instructions.
You can view the agenda and the DRAFT copy of the June minutes on the Parish Council website.

Surface dressing, Sheepstreet Lane, 24th July 2020

Surface Dressing Sheepstreet Lane – 24th July 2020

ESCC Highways asks us to be aware that surfacing dressing is scheduled to take place along Sheepstreet Lane on 24th July 2020.

Surface dressing is a process that involves spraying bitumen binder on to a dry road surface. They then spread stone chippings and roll the surface to help embed the chippings. Due to the nature of this process, the road cannot be swept for 24 hours after it has been laid, during this time the action of the traffic embeds the chippings into the road surface. There will be loose chippings for around a week after the surface has been laid.

Following works, advisory 20mph speed limits are put in place. This is to protect road users from loose chippings.

The road is usually swept after 24 hours, 3 days and again one week after the new surface has been laid.

The road markings will be replaced after the final road sweep. This can be one to three weeks after the works. If parked cars are in the way then there may be further delays whilst we remove them to put the road markings back. Any cats-eyes will also be replaced at this time.

If it rains or is either too hot (temperatures over around 40°C) or too cold (temperatures below around 10°C) then they will not be able to carry out the work. When rescheduled we will be informed via signs on site as to when the works will happen.

Re-opening of playgrounds



Social distancing regulations and safety & hygiene advice remain absolutely in place and are your personal responsibility.

Etchingham Parish Council will maintain, and increase if necessary, it’s regular maintenance rota but to help ensure there is no local return to full lockdown

EVERYONE must remain alert.

Plant sale for ETSR


Forwarded on behalf of ETSR;

2020 Plant Sale

For several years Mary Barnes and Eleanor Knowles have invited the village to their garden to participate in their annual sale of home grown plants.

For obvious Coronavirus-related reasons, this year’s event has to be different and sadly there will be no gathering for a cup of tea and a slice of cake!

Instead we would love you to reward all of Mary and Eleanor’s efforts by visiting our market stall at the village square, outside the Village Halls on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 June between 10-30 a.m. and 12-30 p.m.

Amongst the plants available will be antirrhinums ,asters, cosmos, zinnias, annual phlox,amaranthus, lupin, hollyhock,celosia,ageratum and marigold .

As in previous years, plants will not be priced individually. Instead we are asking for donations with all proceeds to go to ETSR for the village halls. You can donate by cash or cheque at the time of collection. 
When visiting the stall, If you have any boxes or trays to transport the plants home that will help us greatly.

ETSR are hugely grateful to Mary and Eleanor for their fabulous efforts and appreciate all donations from supporters for this fund raising. We hope that everyone will enjoy the chance to support our attempt to bring some more colour into our lives and gardens in these trying times and to give generously to help funding for the village halls.