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BurwashNorth Rother Branch includes the villages of Burwash, Etchingham, Ticehurst, Hurst Green, Robertsbridge, Mountfield and Dallington. Although to complicate things a little Dallington is in a North Rother County Division and a Battle District. It also, of course, includes all the wonderful countryside in between these villages.

Prior to the current pandemic North Rother had always been a very active Branch. We have elected Officers and would hold regular meetings to which all local members are invited.

Over the past few years our biggest social and fundraising event has been the March Quiz. We enjoy questions set by George Hearn and a hot supper prepared by members. The new Etchingham Halls have been the preferrred venue since their opening, affording plenty of space, an excellent kitchen and parking for those who need it being nicely positioned in the centre of the Branch area.Sadly the 2020 quiz had to be cancelled but we are hopeful that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

Congratulations to our very own Cllr SUE PROCHAK MBE !!! (10.10.2020)

  • Wera Hobhouse MP
    Article: Mar 17, 2021
    By Cllr Kathryn Field

    Judge Countries by Climate Commitments, not GDP says Wera Hobhouse MP!

    Leading LibDem MP Wera Hobhouse 'zoomed in' to Rother for a virtual Climate Change debate on Friday with an enthusiastic audience of local Liberal Democrats and friends. The Bath MP is the LibDem spokesperson for Justice and the Climate Emergency.

    Hosted by LibDem Cllr Kathryn Field, Rother Cabinet Member for Environmental Management, Wera responded to questions about the Government's disappointing mixed messages on the environment ahead of the UK hosting the COP26 Climate Change Conference this autumn.
    "The unwelcome suggestion that taxes on internal air flights should be reduced is typical. This must go hand in hand with a requirement that airlines commit to reducing emissions, and anyway we should be encouraging people towards rail transport. They appear keen to support a new coal mine in Cumbria when the world wants China and others to reduce reliance on this most polluting of fuels. They have buried the promising Green Homes Grant policy in bureaucracy and payment delays. They assess Local Authorities' recycling success by weight rather than environmental benefit. The commitment to stopping sales of petrol and diesel cars is great, but we should be placing more emphasis on developing hydrogen as a fuel for cars and homes. Everywhere you look it is clear that this Government is not serious about climate change but simply wants to mislead voters into believing they care. There are straightforward solutions to many of these issues if they want to find them."

    Wera congratulated Kathryn and fellow LibDem Cllr Sue Prochak for their proactivity on promoting environmental matters within Rother. She said that the top five Local Authorities for recycling were all led by LibDems, and she hoped Rother would soon be joining them.

    Cllr Kathryn Field
    Virgins Lane, Battle

  • Article: Feb 5, 2021

    If you will be away on polling day, at work or on holiday, are physically unable or just don't have the time to get to a polling station to vote in person, you can still exercise your democratic right to vote. You may have moved house since the electoral register was drawn up and have not yet joined the register at your new address, or are not registered then you will need to register to vote (register here) .
    You can choose either to vote by post or to appoint someone else - a proxy - to vote on your behalf.

  • Article: Nov 29, 2020
    By Laurel Lindstrom

    Where to start? For the last twenty years the Tories have been in charge at East Sussex County Council. Over those many years East Sussex has undergone profound change, with a growing population and changing demographics. But planning policies have failed to keep pace. Approaches to planning andinfrastructure development must do more to support our changing communities. This means proactive engagement with the people who live and work in East Sussex, the rural residents as well as the town dwellers. Our quality of life and that of our children depends on how our part of the country develops in the years to come.