The Parish Council are extremely grateful to the Rotary Club of the Sussex Vale for their generous grant to cover the costs of the new pads and battery for the defibrillator behind Morley’s Restaurant at 42 High Street, Hurstpierpoint. The unit is now fully operational and registered with the South East Coast Ambulance Service that keeps the records of which units to direct people to if needed. Other units are at the Village Centre, Trinity Road, the Bowling Club on South Avenue, the Cricket Club on Fairfield Rec and Court Bushes Community Hub, off Willow Way. A volunteers is kindly checking them regularly to ensure they remain in full working order.
On Friday 23 July 2021, Bovis will be starting works on the southern boundary of Tilley’s Copse, Hurstpierpoint to connect the waterway from Bramble Park into the ditch on the Eastern edge of Fairfield Rec. These works will require one small field maple tree to be felled in order to install rock mattress protection and a small ditch. They will try their utmost to preserve the other trees in the area and will be hand digging the ditch. Once these works have been completed they will be looking to start the installation of the new broad walk, which will connect Bramble Park to the Public Right of Way within Tilley’s Copse and connecting routes.
On 2 August 2021, Grasstex will be starting works to clear the ditches in Reeds Lane Recreation Ground, Sayers Common. Although these works will be done outside of the bird nesting season, a nesting survey will be carried out, to insure the protection of the species in the area.
The photos show the results of the Community Road Verge project. They are photos of the two pyramidal orchids on Trinity Road. Shelters have been erected to try and protect them from the verge grass cutting taking place on 6 August.