Chalvington with Ripe Parish Council

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

Chalvington with Ripe Parish is made up of three communities, Chalvington, Ripe and Deanland Wood of which we are equally proud.

Please Note: There is a new page on this site showing recent planning applications.
There is a link in the main menu, and one here.

You can view the current Parish Design Statement HERE

Information on the Wealden Community Grants Scheme is available lower down on this page.

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 Parish Clerk

Chalvington with Ripe Parish Council
31 Banner Way
Stone Cross
East Sussex
BN24 5FE

Phone: 01323 460007


  Click for printable list of MEETING DATES AND VENUES 2018/19    
  Dates for next meeting(s)

Monday 7th October Full Council Meeting Hayton Baker Hall 7:30pm start

Agenda FCM 7th October

Minutes FCM 2nd September

Agenda FCM 2nd September 2019

Minutes FCM 1st July 2019

Agenda FCM 1st July 2019

Wealden Community Grants Scheme

Wealden’s community grant scheme is now open for applications from voluntary and community groups:

The Small Grant Scheme is for grants between £500 - £3000.

The Capital Scheme is for grants between £1000 - £15,000.

Match funding is required, but it can be entirely "in-kind" such as volunteer time, member contributions etc.

A limited number of 40 minute pre-application advice sessions, for groups who have not had one before, will take place during office hours in Hailsham, Crowborough and Uckfield. Sessions must be booked in advance and are to discuss a drafted application for your organisation.

Detailed information about Eligibility and Conditions are given within the Guidance Notes, which must be read before completing an application form. Funds must be spent within the financial year April 2020-March.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 30th November 2019.

(Parish Councils, schools and other statutory organisations are not eligible to apply).

Please contact Michelle Gray, Partnerships and Funding Support Officer for further information - email or telephone (01323) 443520.

If you would like hard copies of the attached, please let me know.

Guidance Notes and application forms are also available by searching for “grants programme” on our website


The Prince’s Trust Team Programme.

Team is a free 12 week programme available to any 16-25 year old who is not in employment, education or training
The aim of the course is to give the young people the employability skills, experience for their CV and self-confidence for them to go on to their next steps, whatever that be
Many young people also come on the course to build their social confidence and work on their anxiety
There are usually between 10 – 15 young people on the course at a time, with a complete range of educational and life experiences e.g. from people that have no qualifications to university graduates
It is a full time course, with the young people being with us from 9:30 – 4:30, Monday – Friday, including half terms / any overlapping holidays

Princes Trust
Click the image for more information

There is a new telephone advice helpline available for East Sussex residents who are affected by welfare reform changes: 0800 977 4265

More information about Welfare Reform:

Tackling Elder exploitation in our communications
Katy Bourne, the Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex, has made tackling elder exploitation one of her top priorities in a bid to protect older people in the county from financial abuse.

Read more here

Find Rights of Way in East Sussex - click here for information

Operation Crackdown - against Anti-social Driving - click for details

Operation Crackdown

Stop Speeding Pledge - Sussex Police Initiative - read more....

Download the new Chalvington with Ripe Parish Plan
(Click the image)
Download the Chalvington with Ripe Parish Plan


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, we will give photo credits where requested. Unfortunately we are unable to pay you for them though.

News:..... Mrs Christine Grace-Williams has been kind enough to submit two exceptionally good photographs of Ripe Church and the stained glass windows. Click here to view them

Data Protection Act: This website does not collect or store user data.

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