Every Saturday before Christmas, and for the whole of the week 18th-22nd December, FlexiBus fares will be just £1!
FlexiBus’ main aim is to serve communities with limited or no public transport, particularly linking to our conventional bus services. East Sussex has a wide bus network, and FlexiBus does not compete with conventional bus routes so there will be journeys that are not bookable. Journeys can be booked to other locations. Use the app eastsussex.gov.uk/ESCCFlexiBus or call 01273 078203 to book your ride.
The Crowhurst Neighbourhood Plan has been reviewed and is now going through its Regulation 14 Consultation.
This will last from Mon 13th November 2023 until Friday 12th January 2024.
Comments on the review are welcomed. The documents are available to view under the "Current Review" tab of the "Neighbourhood Plan" section of this website.
There will also be public events on:
Friday 24th November, 9.00am – 11.30am at St Georges Church (at the coffee shop)
Sat 2nd December, 10.00am-1.00pm at the Village Hall (during and after Village Market)
Sun 10th December, 12.00noon – 4pm at the Village Hall (during the Warmer Crowhurst session)
In the event of a prolonged power outage, water shortage, unprecedented flooding or other emergency in the village, the Emergency & Resilience Plan has been updated as of September 2023. Wardens who have agreed to be responsible for certain areas in the village can be contacted to help vulnerable residents or co-ordinate necessary actions.
In the event of needing to contact your Warden, please contact the clerk, Gilly Lowe, on 01424 830331, by email on [email protected] or on her mobile on 07854 978323. Gilly does not live in Crowhurst and therefore may be best placed to help in the event of a localised problem. The Chairman of the parish council, Cllr Geoff Thomas, will also hold the details of how to contact your Warden and he can be reached by email on [email protected] or on his moibile 07970 764192.
It may be wise to make a note of these numbers ready to access in the event of an emergency.
High Weald Walking Festival returns 9-17 September 2023
The sixth annual High Weald Walking Festival will take place from Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 September 2023.
The Festival team is working hard putting the finishing touches to this year's programme, and details of all the walks will go live on Saturday 19 August – just visit www.highwealdwalks.org to plan your week.
There’s something for everyone, with more than 40 fantastic FREE guided walks exploring every corner of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This year we're delighted to be working with some wonderful partners including:
…Plus several local Ramblers groups and the High Weald AONB team, who co-host the Festival.
Most of the walks will run on a 'turn up on the day' basis, but some will require booking via the website.
What if I can't make any of the dates?
Don't worry! We also offer a range of self-guided, downloadable walks which are free to download from the Festival website during the month of September. Whether you prefer to walk solo or have other commitments during the Festival week, we've got you covered.
See you next month!
About the High Weald Walking Festival
High Weald Walking Festival offers FREE guided and self-guided walks for all, every September. Whether you're a newbie, looking to graduate from health walks or a seasoned hiker, there's a walk for you!
The Festival aims to help walkers of all abilities explore and learn about the historic and beautiful High Weald landscape. Participants are led by experienced and knowledgeable guides from a range of organisations with a passion for the countryside.
Learn more at www.highwealdwalks.org.
Crowhurst Parish Council agreed to take part again this year in the Rural Trial. Information about the trial can be found here.
Safety & Visibility
Throughout the trial safety issues have remained our priority, with any visibility or access issues being picked up and rectified through the usual process.
If you see a problem, you can report it as usual through the East Sussex Highways website.
We would like your Feedback
The point of a trial is to allow us to understand the impact this change could have if rolled out wider, so your feedback is very important to us and we welcome all comments, whether in favour of the change or not.
We would like to know things such as:
The online feedback form is open throughout the trial, so please feel free to provide your response which will be reviewed once the trial has finished.
Full details are on the ESCC website at: https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/roads-transport/public/flexibus
Journeys can be made to and from anywhere in Zone 8 (Crowhurst, Henleys Down, parts of Bexhill, Hooe Common) or to and from key destinations outside of the zone including:
Tesco Extra at Church Wood
Ravenside Shopping Centre
Bexhill Town Centre and Train Station
Battle - Train Station, Town Centre and Jempsons
Operates 7am to 7pm Mon to Sat
Book up to 7 days in advance to min 30min beforehand via the Ride Pingo App or by calling 01273 078203.
Single fare currently costs £2. Can pay by card when booking or cash only on bus. Concessionary bus passes are accepted.
If you have a visual impairment or mobility limitations and use a frame, walking stick or crutches, you can use the ‘mobility assistance’ option in the app or through the call centre. Wheelchair spaces can also be booked but mobility scooters cannot be taken.