News – Icklesham Parish Council


Rye Harbour Car Park

From Monday 2nd October, Rye Harbour Car Park will be locked again over night. The car park will be open from 6.30 am to 8.00 pm.

Icklesham Recreation Ground Car Park

Unfortunately, the Parish Council have experienced persistent vandalism at Icklesham Recreation Ground and play area. As a result of this the Parish Council has decided to lock the car park overnight. The car park will now be open during day light hours.

Proposed New Bus Shelter for Winchelsea Beach – Pop in Session Wednesday 11th October

Icklesham Parish Council invite residents to a drop in session on Wednesday 11th October 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Winchelsea Beach Community Hall to seek your views on our plan to install a new bus shelter in Winchelsea Beach. At the meeting you can find out more about our plans, the potential costs and... Read More

One You East Sussex Health Checks – Tea Beside the Orchard 10th October 10.00 am – 2.20 pm

One You East Sussex are offering free NHS Health Checks at Tea Beside the Orchard on 10th October. Please see below for further details.   Tea Beside the Orchard, Icklesham Date: Tuesday 10th October Time: 40-minute appointments available from 10am – 2.20pm Health Check includes Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, BMI, Cholesterol, Diabetes Assessment (if eligible)... Read More

Public Meeting – Saturday 23rd September at Winchelsea Beach Community Hall – Surface Water and Sewerage Flooding in Winchelsea Beach

Public Meeting   Surface Water and Sewerage Flooding in Winchelsea Beach   Saturday 23rd September – 10.00 am at Winchelsea Beach Community Hall   AGENDA   Update from Southern Water following meeting held in March 2022 to include what works have been completed and what works still need to be done.   Future Plans to... Read More

High Weald Walking Festival

_2023 High Weald Walking Festival poster (1) (002) Please click on the link above to see details of the High Weald Walking Festival taking place between 9th -17th September.

Railway Strike Action

Limited or no service on strike days Strike action is due to take place across our network on the following days: Friday 1st September – ASLEF union – No trains running Saturday 2nd September – RMT union – Limited service (Some routes closed) General travel advice during strike action  Friday 1 September You will be... Read More

A259 Monk’s Walk, Winchelsea – overnight closures for resurfacing Monday 11 to Friday 22 September

The Parish Council have received the following message from National Highways:- We’ll soon be carrying out essential resurfacing work on the A259 close to Monk’s Walk, Winchelsea. We’re also going to take the opportunity to make improvements to the surface to reduce the risk of skidding, and repaint markings and speed limits on the road.... Read More

Healthwatch East Sussex – Rye Listening Tour 2023

Healthwatch East Sussex, the local independent watchdog for health and social care services, are bringing their 2023 Listening Tour to Rye. From Monday 10th to the 24th September, Healthwatch East Sussex will be conducting a two-week programme of activity across Rye and the surrounding villages to talk to local people about their views and experiences... Read More

Traffic Calming Options Vote Restuls

Traffic Calming Options Vote Results The Parish Council received 294 valid votes in total. These are broken down as follows:- Option 1 (Full Closure of Strand Hill) – 180 votes (61%) Option 2 (One Way up Strand Hill) – 12 votes (4%) Option 3 (No Change/ do nothing) – 102 votes (35%) The Clerk will... Read More

July Update

What’s happening in Icklesham Parish Website               The Parish Council met in Winchelsea Beach on 10th July and at this meeting IPC agreed to set up a new media working group to revamp the Parish Council’s website (at present hosted by Rother District Council) to encourage better community engagement. Allotments          The Council also agreed to... Read More

Bus Service Improvements

Please see the message below from East Sussex County Council in relation to improved bus services in the area:- A significant number of bus service improvements were made in East Sussex from Sunday 23 July. These include new weekend services on some routes. Most are funded through East Sussex County Council’s successful bid to UK... Read More

Winchelsea Traffic Calming – Public Consultation Meeting Organised for Saturday 22nd July 11 am at Winchelsea New Hall

A further consultation meeting has been arranged on Saturday 22nd July which will take place at 11.00 am at Winchelsea New Hall. You may recall that at a similar meeting was held last year, five options were discussed and voted on. There was a clear majority for the ‘no left turn/right turn’ at the foot... Read More

June Update

It has been a busy few months for the Parish Council. The May elections were uncontested with 11 Councillors standing. The Parish Council subsequently co-opted the remaining two seats at the Annual Meeting on 15th May. Cllr Mrs. Jacqui Stanford was elected Chair and Cllr David Smedley was elected Vice Chair. The current Parish Councillors... Read More