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Parish Council Budget and Precept 2024/25. At  the meeting on the 5th of February, Rottingdean Parish Council  approved a 3% increase in the income from the precept for 2024/25. As more  households will pay the precept in 2024/25, the increase equates to 0.5% increase  for Band D households which will mean an extra 15 pence per year. This small increase will boost funding available to undertake infrastructure improvements important to local residents as set out in the Infrastructure Development PlanThe overall budget for 2024/25 of £162,600 was agreed in December 2023 see here for details

St Aubyns Field Landscaping. Work will begin during February and March to prepare  for the transfer of the St Aubyns Community Field to Rottingdean Parish Council around mid-May. Extensive work on the perimeter hedges will start week commencing 19th February including  hedge height reduction, internal hedge trimming and the creation of entrances at the Steyning/ Twitten and Newlands/ Steyning corners. This is in line with BHCC approved landscaping plan.  Landscaping and levelling of the Field is expected to start before the end of February with seeding due during March depending on the weather.

ROTTINGDEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PASSED.  At the referendum on Friday 9th February, 89% of the votes were in favour of the plan prepared by Rottingdean Parish Council. There were 512 ‘Yes’ votes and 60 ‘No’ votes. The turnout was 20.94%. Both Brighton and Hove City Council and the South Downs National Park Planning Authorities will now be required to use the guidance in the plan when considering planning applications in the Rottingdean Parish. The guidance aims to protect the green spaces in and around Rottingdean, ensure any new building is in sympathy with the Rottingdean Village character and respects its heritage, and ensure good quality, accessible and fit-for purpose community facilities.


Parish Council Projects Agreed.
At the Parish Council meeting on 5th February, Councillors agreed the projects to be taken forward over the next few years. These are set out in the new Rottingdean Parish Council 
Infrastructure Development Plan

Be a Councillor! Council Vacancies Three Councillor vacancies have arisen on Rottingdean Parish Council Are you interested in applying? Serving on the Council will give you the opportunity to play a vital role in shaping the future of the Parish. You will represent the interests of the local community and contribute to the Council’s work maintaining and improving local facilities and services. It is a rewarding role and we would welcome your experience in helping us achieve our ambitious goals. Find out more and download and complete the application form and eligibility declaration here. 
 





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Rottingdean Parish Council 

Rottingdean is the only Parish Council in the Brighton and Hove area funded by a small addition to the Council Tax (the precept). There are 9 Councillors elected every four years. Rottingdean Council’s aim is to:

  • To preserve and protect the natural environment, seafront, green spaces and character of our village
  • To promote and enhance the quality of village community life, services and amenities
  • To monitor and influence priorities for the development of the built environment, highways, traffic, and pathways by working closely with relevant BHCC  departments

In all our work and indeed in deciding how best to use our delegated powers the Parish Councillors, who remain unremunerated, always have the best interests of residents in mind.  Having a Parish Council is a vital part of local democracy ensuring the Rottingdean residents have much more say in the future of the village and that the interests of residents are directly represented in wider decisions on infrastructure and planning. The Parish Council’s delegated powers mean we can contribute to a range of local services and amenities which may otherwise be given a much lower priority given the pressures on Brighton and Hove City Council.

Supporting Activity

  • To preserve and protect the natural environment, seafront, green spaces and character of our village
    • By maintaining the Village Pond
    • Through the Beacon Hill Nature Reserve Stewardship Group
    • The installation of a new Pond Path
  • To promote and enhance the quality of village community life, services and amenities
    • Making the Lower High Street a pedestrian priority area
    • Refurbishing Park Road Toilets
    • Providing Grant funding to local community groups and charities
    • Providing a new green space at the centre of the Village – St Aubyns Field
    • Supporting artistic and cultural events
    • Promoting tourism and economic activity
    • Working with BHCC to improve the Air Quality in the High Street
  • To monitor and influence priorities for the development of the built environment, highways, traffic, and pathways by working closely with relevant BHCC departments
    • Scrutinising all planning applications
    • Working with BHCC to manage Air Quality
    • Co-funding pavement repair on the High Street
    • Working with BHCC on a solution for lighting of the Twitten

Rottingdean Council is funded by a small amount added to the Council tax (the Council tax precept) that is agreed in April each year. Funds are used to improve to the Village environment and make grants and donations to initiatives which benefit the Community. Our grant application form and guidance can be found here
 

The Parish Council has a number of Advisory Groups that consider the detail of proposals and make recommendations to the full Parish Council to consider. See more here

First created in November 2010, this website is regularly updated and new ideas for content are often added. As well as providing public information, the Parish Council wishes to hear your feedback, ideas and comments, so please e-mail your views direct to us at enquiries@rottingdean-pc.gov.uk 

The current Rottingdean Parish Councillors are:

Clerk to the Parish Council:  Chris Hayes

Events

  • Next Council Meeting 7.30 Monday 4th of March  - see meeting agendas here

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Contact Us

Email:

Council Clerk: Chris Hayes
or
enquiries@rottingdean-pc.gov.uk

Address:

Parish Council Clerk
Rottingdean Parish Council,
The Gables,
6 Dean Road,
Rottingdean, BN2 7DH

Rottingdean Parish and South Downs National Park
Rottingdean Parish Boundary


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