Road Works on Swan Bridge

The proposed road closure on Swan Bridge during April to August 2021, this is on the OLD Swan bridge only, NOT the main A29 road bridge. This closure will only affect pedestrians.

5th March

Planning Application at Lodge Hill Centre – SDNP/21/00627/OUT

Every once in a while, our Parish faces some new development that raises a range of conflicting responses from many different angles. With this note, we want to bring to your attention the need to check the SDNP Planning Portal (Click Here) .

You will all be aware that recent discussions about possible plans to develop the area south of Brookview, by Barlavington Estate have brought to the surface other suggested sites for various levels of housing development. This week we have been made aware that a planning application has appeared on the SDNP Planning Portal for land on the south side of Waltham Park Road. It appears to be for 16 houses, but we are not sure of the detail of this, as yet, in terms of any housing ‘mix’. The reference is SDNP/21/00627/OUT.

The Parish Council will produce its own response to this, and we urge you to communicate your views – as briefly as possible – to the Parish Clerk via our website, as soon as possible. Please feel free to make your own responses within the Consultation process on the SDNP Planning Portal. Please ensure you make your responses within the time limit indicated by the SDNP.

During this lockdown period, it is clearly not appropriate to set up a Parish face-to-face meeting to hear your views, so please watch for emails that may indicate/propose an open “Zoom” meeting to hear all your views. In addition, please pass this note and information on to your neighbours and friends, in case they are not e-mail connected. It is also possible to leave a written response in an envelope with the SMVH Sub-Post office and it will be picked up by the Parish Council.


Coldwaltham Parish Council

23rd Feb 2021

Road Safety Campaign – Is it worth the risk?

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) are launching ‘Is it worth the risk?’ road safety campaign Monday 1 February, which coincides with the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s month of action against using a mobile phone behind the wheel.

For more information please click here

The campaign is being underpinned by increase enforcement activity from Sussex Police throughout February 2021.

Free Helpline For Help with Digital Skills to Reduce Isolation

This pandemic has highlighted people’s reliance on digital devices: to stay in touch with friends and family, to order our groceries, making doctor’s appointments, keeping up with government updates. Everything appears to have moved on-line. Even if people haven’t.

During the first lock, Citizens Online, helped John, who was isolating in his warden-managed accommodation. He hadn’t been able to see his family including grandchildren and great grandchildren, some of whom he had never seen before. With the help of his family and organisations such as Citizens Online, John is now able to talk to his family through a simple device and is enjoying a new lease of life as he stays connected despite what is happening around us all. His brother said, “Seeing John’s face light up when communicating with his family was very emotional”.

If you know of anyone, who needs help with basic digital skills, gaining confidence online or support getting online, they can call Citizens Online on a FREE helpline on 0808 196 5883. One of their team of trained digital champions will offer friendly, patient support over the phone.

Citizens Online is a UK charity helping ensure the switch to online doesn’t exclude people. Visit for more information.

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