Westham Parish Council

Welcome to our community website, providing information and images relating to our vibrant community on the South Coast of England. Historic, picturesque, rural yet close to the seaside town of Eastbourne it is a special place to live in, work in or to visit.

Westham Parish Council is made up of three communities, Westham Village, Stone Cross and Hankham each with their own distinctive images of the Heron, the Windmill and the Anvil respectively. As you enter each of these areas you are greeted by beautifully crafted community signs.

Please visit this site again soon to find out more about our community. Please feel free to contact us by post, telephone or e-mail at;

The Clerk's Office
Stone Cross Primary School
Adur Drive
Stone Cross
Pevensey
East Sussex
BN24 5EF

Tel: 01323 461 299
Fax: 01323 461 299

e-mail: westhamparishcouncil@aol.com

Copies of Council Minutes, Newsletters, Councillor Contact Details and the Annual Reports can also be obtained from this address.


Next Meeting

The next Full Council Meeting is on Monday 16th January 2017, starts at 7.30pm at Stone Cross School.

Download Full Council Agenda November 2016
Download Full Council Minutes 17th October 2016


Southern Queen

3-4 years ago a project was started to save the Southern Queen pleasure boat that was built in Westham in 1950 at Street Farm.

Allchorn Pleasure Boat Trust has just taken ownership of the Southern Queen and William Allchorn and the project is now underway.

More details can be found at www.allchornpleasureboattrust.org.uk


Winter Fair

Christmas Fair

Stone Cross Windmill Beggars Lane BN24 5EA Winter Fair

Saturday 3 December 10-12 Westham Village Hall Peelings Lane BN24 5HE.

Stone Cross Windmill Winter Fair helps to support the never ending maintenance of this iconic building. The stalls include an array of raffle and tombola prizes to suit all ages, bric-a-brac, Christmas gifts as well as wholemeal flour recently milled in the Windmill. Entry only 50p which includes tea or coffee.

All monies raised are used to ensure that this local Windmill remains open to the public and continues milling flour using traditional methods from locally sourced wheat.

Residents are also invited to the Carol Service 11 December 3pm at St Lukes Church Stone Cross. The service will be followed by mince pies and refreshments.


Annual Parish Grants

The Parish Council is to consider providing modest grants to local Clubs & Associations in support of their services in providing local leisure and other activities at its Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting in November.

Applications in writing are invited, which should be addressed to the Clerk’s Office at Stone Cross School, Adur Drive, Stone Cross, Pevensey BN24 5EF. Please include the amount requested, together with details of how the funds will be used and a copy of the accounts of the Club/Association.

These applications should be delivered or sent to the Clerk’s Office by Wednesday 9th November, so that they can be considered for inclusion in the next round of grant distributions (in late Spring 2017).

The Clerk.


Christmas Fair Evening

Christmas Fair


Pond Competition

We ran a competition for a poster designed to ask people to change what they feed ducks, as bread is bad for them and dangerous for pond life.

The winners were Laura Williams and James Bridger, both from Hankham. Each receiving a gift voucher donated by the Chairman.

Pond Comp winner 1 Pond Comp winner 1


St Mary's Youth Group

St Marys Youth Group


2015 St John Publicity for Education Fund

Would you miss out on educational opportunities for the lack of funding?

Are you under 25 years of age?

Do you live in the Parishes of Pevensey, Westham (includes Hankham) or Stone Cross?

The Hospital of St John the Baptist Trust is there to help

The Trust can award grants to qualifying children or young people who meet the above criteria, to enable them to take advantage of educational opportunities or to further develop their talents where the cost might put involvement out of reach.

School trips (educational or sporting), equipment essential for a university course, extra courses to help fulfil a particular talent - these are the sort of things amongst others we can support.

Application forms can be obtained from: The treasurer, The Hospital of St John the Baptist Trust, 20 Linkway, Westham, Pevensey, BN24 5JB


Stone Cross Community Market & Coffee Morning

The aim of the Market and Coffee Morning is to provide a service to the Community and also a social meeting place. The stalls each week cover a variety of items including locally grown vegetables, free range eggs, plants, bird tables/nests, hand-made cards, knitted items, sweets/fudge, bread, cakes, various crafts and hand-crafted jewellery etc..

Do come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a teacake or crumpet in a warm environment and browse the goods for sale in the lovely friendly atmosphere. Please support the market and all the stallholders. Stalls are available at the Market on request either by e.mail or telephone, subject to availability.

It is the policy of the management to allow up to only two stalls of a similar nature on any Friday. This ensures that the market always has a good variety of different stalls and that all stallholders have an equal chance of obtaining sales.

Hot drinks, fruit squash and fizzy drinks are available as well as toasted teacakes or crumpets which are served with butter and a choice of jams and spreads. Biscuits, chocolate bars, crisps and dried fruit are also sold. A mug of tea, coffee or hot chocolate costs just 75p (filter coffee is £1.20). A tea/coffee/hot chocolate plus teacake or crumpets are at a special price of £1.20 (a cup of Filter coffee plus teacake or crumpets are £1.25.

The Parish Centre is on the B2247 (Rattle Road) at the junction of Lion Hill and Ersham Road.

Dave Picton. Mobile No. 07902 222149.

Website: www.stonecrosscommunitymarket.org.uk
Email: fridaymarket@btinternet.com



Photography

We are looking for some photographs of the local area to use on this website. If you have any that you would be prepared to let us use please email them to westhamparishcouncil@aol.com, we will give photo credits where requested. Unfortunately we are unable to pay you for them though!