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Question 03/21

Q: Good morning my planning runs out later this year my builder now cannot do my extension on 14/04/2021 as planned due to COVID-19 he’s saying next year can you please extend my closing date till same time next year please.…

A: Due to the effects of the global Coronavirus pandemic, planning law was changed by Government in 2020. Existing planning permissions (including outline permission) and listed building consents that had a time limit for implementation between 23 March 2020 and 31…

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Question 02/21

Q: Why are camper vans allowed to stay on the beach for months and years on the beach at Cooden both by fishing hits and next to beach huts. Why are the parties and bonfires not prosecuted. Why are water ski…

A: Thank you for your feedback regarding the activities on Cooden Beach, many sections of which is in private ownership, and we share your concerns on many of the points you raise. I will address each of your questions in turn:-…

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Question 01/21

Q: The issue of litter and fly tipping seems to be getting worse across the county and along all the roads and verges. When will the council working with county and local stakeholders start to address this issue with a joined…

A: Thank you for your enquiry and I am sorry that you have felt the need to raise your query regarding litter. It is true to say that Rother District Council has seen an increase in fly tipping in 2020 compared…

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Question 24/20

Q: I am impressed that we are due a black bin collection on Xmas Day (according to your w/s). When might we get 2021’s calendar (not yet on your w/s)? (08/12/2020)

A: We are planning on publishing the calendars by Monday at the latest (my alerts, website etc). (08/12/2020)

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Question 23/20

Q: To save the need for a FOI request. Are you able to please disclose the amount of fines for dog fouling that were enforced over the past 5 years to date? (Bexhill specifically).  Thank you. (15/11/2020)

A: The total amount of dog fouling fines enforced over the past five years is nil. (16/11/2020)

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Question 22/20

Q: I note the proposal to exempt the car park in front of the council offices from charges midweek, unlike all other council owned car parks. Whilst I recognise the need for improved parking control/ traffic management in Bexhill, I do…

A: The parking area in front of Bexhill Town Hall is not currently available for general public use. On weekdays, the car park is primarily reserved for Councillors and visitors to the Town Hall. On weekends and bank holidays, when the…

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Question 21/20

Q: Why are the lights on in the Manor Barn public toilets when they have been closed to the public for six months. Is it not a waste of electricity? (06/09/2020)

A: Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Although the toilets are currently closed, our contractors and staff enter them on a regular basis to carry out regular maintenance such as flushing the taps and it appears that the lights…

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Question 20/20

Q: The car park at Wainwright Rd, is rarely used, is it possible to put signs up in Sea Rd and Bottom of London Rd with directions for visitors to Park. These are the main roads into Bexhill and visitors could…

A: On street Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) is being introduced by East Sussex County Council on 29th September 2020, and Rother District off street parking (i.e. car parks) management is being reviewed in line with this change. Once CPE is in…

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Question 19/20

Q: Does Rother have a community toilet scheme like Wealden District Council? If not, would you consider it? Burwash has no public toilet now as it is locked due to Covid-19, and Burwash is a hot tourist spot. A community toilet…

A: Rother does not have a toilet community scheme at present and would be interested to know how this operates and how successful it is.  We will visit the Wealden website to find out more details. (25/08/2020)

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Question 18/20

Q: Is it fair that whole swathes of grass verges on East Parade, Bexhill-On-Sea, are taken over by camper van users for their own private use i.e. awnings, gazebos, bbqs, dogs etc. Parking partially on the grass also. My disabled parents…

A: Thank you for your question.  The road parking is currently under the Police’s jurisdiction and will be moving to East Sussex County Council enforcement at the end of September. (25/08/2020)

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