Find out how coronavirus is affecting the services we deliver and how we are protecting the most vulnerable.

Waste & recycling collection updates

We are doing everything we can to continue providing our waste collection services. As the situation evolves please refer to our waste and recycling service updates.

Bexhill Town Hall and community help points close

We have taken the difficult decision to also close the reception at Bexhill Town Hall.  We have installed an intercom system at the front door to enable us to continue to deal with high priority cases, but would encourage you to contact us via our website or by phone unless your visit is absolutely necessary.

Strategy & Planning Service update

In compliance with current Government advice in relation to Coronavirus Rother District Council Strategy & Planning Service will be implementing the following measures in order to maintain an effective planning service.

In an attempt to limit exposure to COVID-19 all planning staff will be working remotely and there will be no face to face contact until further notice.

If anyone wishes to submit a planning application then it is strongly advised that this is done via the Planning Portal or emailed directly to 

Any representations in relation to planning applications/notifications should be submitted via the on line comment facility at Rother District Council – Comments on planning applications  or alternatively sent via email to

Please note that every effort should be made to avoid submitting anything to the planning department in paper during this time as we cannot guarantee timescales for receipt or the processing of the information.

Parks and open spaces

Following the latest Government advice we are closing our playgrounds, skateparks and tennis courts until further notice. This is to limit spread of the virus through contact. Our parks remain open to allow residents to get exercise at a safe distance from others.

Car parks

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have made the decision to close the following car parks until further notice:

  • Camber Western
  • Camber Central
  • Old Lydd Road

The Government has encouraged all UK residents to follow social distancing measures to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). We have also taken the decision to stop charging at all other car parks to allow additional parking for essential workers and reduce the risk of transmission from people using our parking machines.