• The Parish Council of Hellingly

    • Hellingly Parish Council

      The Parish Council provides a Village Hall, Cemetery, Recreation Grounds and Allotments. It is also consulted on Planning matters where it gives the local view. The Parish Council meets at 7.30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, save August, when there is usually no Parish Council Meeting. Committee meetings generally commence at 7.00 p.m. See Meetings page for a full list of forthcoming meetings. 

      Several large housing developments are being undertaken in the Parish resulting in vastly increased population.  As a result there will be increased facilities which will include a new Community Hall, play areas and a Country Park which will include lakes, a sports pitch and pavilion, Allotments and a BMX track.

      The Council has been awarded Quality Council status.

      The Council provides the Chairman and strong support for the Cuckmere Flood Forum. It administers the Millennium Arboretum on the Cuckoo Trail, and liaises with the Hellingly Community Park Trust which has assisted in the establishment of Hellingly Country Park on the site of the former Hellingly hospital.

      Neighbourhood Plan 

      Hellingly Parish Council has begun the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan and a formal application has been submitted to Wealden District Council to establish a designated Neighbourhood Plan Area encompassing the whole parish.  This is the first stage of the Plan and will now be subject to a six week consultation on the suitability of the proposed boundary for the Plan.

      The consultation commences on Monday 7 September 2015 and will close at 5pm on Monday 19 October 2015.

      Information on the Neighbourhood Plan area can be found in the Consultation Form and the Consultation Information Document. Alternatively it is available from the Village Hall, North Street, Hellingly, East Sussex, BN27 4DS Tel: 01323 461390.

      All responses should be returned to:

      Neighbourhood Planning, Planning Policy Team, Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AX or nplans@wealden.gov.uk.