Maresfield Parish Council

Welcome to the web site for Maresfield Parish Council

Welcome to the web site for Maresfield Parish Council. Maresfield Parish is in Wealden District in the County of East Sussex and comprises the Wards of Fairwarp, Maresfield and Nutley.


On this web site you will find information relating to the Council and its activities, information about local groups and organisations, important notices and much more besides.



Contact details for other authorities are shown below

Wealden District Council

For matters relating to planning & building control, recycling & waste, Council Tax & benefits, housing, parking, environment & pollution.


East Sussex County Council

For matters relating to roads & transport, education, adult social care, children's services, libraries.


Ashdown Forest Conservators

For all matters relating to the Ashdown Forest and its management.


Sussex Police

All Police matters, including Local Policing Teams and reporting anti-social driving (Operation Crackdown).


East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service

All Fire Service related matters, including safety in the home advice & initiatives.



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Latest News


Notice of Conclusion of Accounts Audit 2015/16
25th July 2016


The audit of accounts for Maresfield Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2016 has been concluded and the accounts have been published. The Annual Return is available for inspection here.


Ashdown Forest SAC Air Quality Interim Report (2015) Summary


The WDC Report is here.


Chairman's Article - September 2016


The Parish Council has a budget each year for the making of grants to local organisations and applications for Parish Council grants for 2017/18 must be submitted to the Parish Office by the 30th September 2016. For an application form, or for more information, please contact the Parish Clerk (714555).



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Consultation on a footpath for Crowborough Road


We are looking at the idea of creating a footpath along the Crowborough Road.


The footpath would run from Nutlin Cottage to Hill View which is the start of the residential section within the 30mph limit.


This footpath could link with the existing Footpath 95 at Nutlin Nurseries/ Nutlin Cottage, which will be upgraded to give pedestrian access to and from the main village.




To 'Have Your Say' please go to



If you need this information in another format or require a paper copy of the survey, please contact the Parish Office on 01825 714555.



We want your views; the consultation runs until the 30th September 2016.


For many years now, residents of Crowborough Road have complained about speeding and safety along the 30mph residential section of the road.


A petition was submitted in February 2014 to ESCC Highways in which 59% of residents had responded and unanimously stated they felt there was a significant problem.


The Council has engaged with ESCC Highways to try to find practical solutions, but following surveys of the road ESCC has stated that no cost effective or appropriate engineering solutions are possible.


Meetings with the Sussex Police and the Police & Crime Commissioner have been carried out to seek the adoption of the use of mobile average speed cameras in conjunction with the Community Speed Watch programme. However, this dialogue has now stalled, but the Parish Council is still pursuing this option.


With the employment of an Assistant Parish Clerk, Speed Watch will be reinstated.


In order to make Crowborough Road safer, the Parish Council is considering a new footpath and an upgraded footpath to be funded from the Road Safety project fund held by the Parish Council. Creating a footpath is not only good for the safety of the Crowborough Road residents but would provide convenient access to the village and school without having to use their cars for this short journey including marginally dangerous access to and from Crowborough Road onto the A22.


We are seeking your initial views on this idea.


To 'Have Your Say' please go to