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Battle Civil Parish Neighbourhood Plan referendum 16th September.

Electors opportunity to vote on the Battle Neighbourhood Plan will soon be here as the referendum will be on 16th September. For further information visit the neighbourhood plan website https://battleneighbourhoodplan.co.uk/ 

Gardens closed

To enable the replacement driveway works to be carried out the Council has closed The Almonry Gardens. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming visitors back in September.

Councillor vacancy

Battle Town Council currently have a vacancy for a councillor in the Netherfield Ward.

If you live in the Battle/Netherfield Ward and would be interested in helping serve your community we'd love to hear from you.  For more information on becoming a councillor please click here
 

Book a Tennis Court

Courts at the Rec. can now be booked in advance at: www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/BattleRecreationGround

 

COVID update

In February, the Government set out its roadmap, a step-by-step plan to ease restrictions in England cautiously.

The Government has decided to move to step 4 of the roadmap on 19 July, a new phase of continued caution whilst managing the risks of COVID-19. 

The pandemic is not over. Cases are increasing rapidly and a third wave is underway. Step 4 does not mark the end of the need for caution and restraint. At step 4, while many of the legal restrictions that the Government has imposed through the pandemic will be lifted, cautious guidance will remain, making it clear this is not yet a return to normal. While cases are high and rising, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious. We will continue to manage the virus and provide guidance over the coming months.

If you require support please visit  https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support

Update to Almonry Project June 2021

After years of planning the renovations at the Almonry are finally taking shape.  The Almonry building has been in much need of repairs for some time and this will ensure that the beautiful historic building remains an asset to the town for many years to come. The project will bring the building up to current Health & Safety standards and make sure the building is both safe and accessible for staff, residents and visitors.

We acknowledge that the closure of the footpath outside the Almonry is causing an inconvenience for pedestrians and assure you that the contractors are working hard on the external repairs to finish them as soon as possible, which will enable them to reopen the footpath.

The building work will be complete in September and the Town Council team will be back to welcoming visitors to the office.  Once the work has been completed it will open up new opportunities for the Council and provide more attractive revenue streams with office and event space to hire.

The cost of the renovations will be covered by a grant of £7000 from Rother District Council’s Community Grant Fund, Council Ear Marked Reserves and a Public Works Loan Board loan of up to £600,000; only funds required will be drawn down.   At present we have only drawn down £500,000 with an interest rate of 2.35%.  This will be paid back annually at a rate of £17,052.26 per annum for a period of 50 years.

Once the work has been completed we look forward to holding an official opening ceremony, and will be delighted to welcome residents and visitors to view the restoration work to this beautiful Grade II listed building.

Information relating to the project, including previous meeting documents, can be found at battletowncouncil.gov.uk.  Alternatively please contact

enquiries@battletowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01424 772210.

Explore Battle

As we are all encouraged to stay local, the challenge of keeping everyone entertained can require a little thinking outside of the box. If you would like to explore all there is to see and learn about the beautifully historic town of Battle then why not try one of Battle Town Councils beautifully designed fun trails. Whether you are a visitor or proud local resident, there is always something new to explore and the Battle Through Time spy trial will set you off on your very own top-secret mission. If entertaining the kids is proving a challenge, why not try the Battle Activity Book, filled with fun for little (and big) ones. For more information please see the Visiting Battle pages.   

Please note: Once published, all meeting agendas and minutes will be available to download from the relevant Committee page of the website.