Changes to services in Rother District: June 2023 update

Highlights

  • Bexhill
  • Route 98 Monday to Saturday daytime frequency between Bexhill town centre, Pebsham and Hastings improved to 20 minutes. New hourly Monday to Saturday evening service between Sidley, Bexhill, Pebsham and Hastings, plus 2 hourly to/from Hailsham and Eastbourne. Earlier journeys on Sundays (Sidley-Hastings), plus new Sunday 2 hourly service between Bexhill, Sidley, Hailsham and Eastbourne.
  • Route 99 Sunday service doubled to half-hourly.
  • Route 95 on Saturdays (Bexhill-Catsfield-Battle) revised and extended to and from Conquest Hospital on a 2 hourly frequency.
  • Battle
  • Route 254/304/305 (Hastings-Battle-Robertsbridge-Hurst Green-Hawkhurst-Flimwell-Ticehurst-Wadhurst-Frant-Tunbridge Wells) new later evening journeys plus new 2 hourly Sunday service. Service renumbered to Route 1066.
  • Route 95 on Saturdays (Bexhill- Catsfield -Battle) revised and extended to and from Conquest Hospital on a 2 hourly frequency.
  • Flimwell, Hurst Green, Robertsbridge, John’s Cross, Mountfield, Whatlington – Route 254/304/305 to and from Tunbridge Wells, Hawkhurst, Battle and Hastings improved with new later evening journeys plus new 2 hourly Sunday service. Service renumbered to Route 1066
  • Etchingham, Burwash – Route 231 (currently Etchingham-Burwash-Broad Oak-Heathfield-Blackboys-Framfield-Uckfield) revised to run locally between Etchingham and Heathfield to an improved frequency. Hourly/2 hourly on Monday to Fridays plus new Saturday service. Connections will be available at Heathfield to/from new 29A for Uckfield, Lewes and Brighton. Route 231 will also serve Burwash, Batemans, on a pre-booked basis.
  • Westfield, Brede, Broad Oak – Route 29 new later Monday to Saturday evening journeys to/from Northiam, Conquest Hospital and Hastings, plus new Sunday service also extending to Tenterden.
  • Northiam
  • Route 29 new later Monday to Saturday evening journeys to/from Conquest Hospital and Hastings, plus new Sunday service also extending to Tenterden.
  • Route 313 (Northiam-Beckley-Peasmarsh-Playden-Rye-Rye Harbour) new evening Monday to Saturday evening journeys, plus new Sunday service.
  • Beckley, Peasmarsh, Playden, Iden,
  • Route 312 (Tenterden-Iden-Playden-Rye) – new Sunday service.
  • Route 313 (Northiam-Beckley-Peasmarsh-Playden-Rye-Rye Harbour) new evening Monday to Saturday evening journeys, plus new Sunday service.
  • Rye, Rye Harbour
  • Route 312 (Tenterden-Iden-Playden-Rye) – new Sunday service.
  • Route 313 (Northiam-Beckley-Peasmarsh-Playden-Rye-Rye Harbour) new evening Monday to Saturday evening journeys, plus new Sunday service.
  • Route 100 (Rye-Winchelsea-Icklesham-Hastings) – improved Monday to Saturday evening service.
  • Route 101 (Rye-Winchelsea Beach-Pett Level-Fairlight-Hastings) – improved Monday to Saturday evening service.
  • Winchelsea, Icklesham – Route 100 (Rye-Winchelsea-Icklesham-Hastings) – improved Monday to Saturday evening service.
  • Winchelsea Beach, Pett Level, Fairlight – Route 101 (Rye-Winchelsea Beach-Pett Level-Fairlight-Hastings) – improved Monday to Saturday evening service.

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New Flexibus Service

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East Sussex County Council has recently launched FlexiBus – a new flexible, on demand rideshare service operating across the county. Available in more rural areas of the county where traditional bus services don’t quite reach, FlexiBus can take you to meet a friend, to the shops, your nearest town or to a medical appointment.

The cost of a FlexiBus ride is equivalent to a standard bus fare, capped at £2 for a single journey until the end of October or you can buy an adult day pass for £5. As FlexiBus is a ride share service you may pick up or drop of others on your way.

If you have questions or want to book a ride you can call 01273 078203 (6.30am to 7.30pm, Monday to Saturday). If you’re happy using the app dowload RidePingo and start planning your journey!

Find out more about FlexiBus

 

June Coffee Morning and Community Library Notes – next one 5th July

At last, it was warm enough to set up the Coffee Morning outside and that is where everyone chose to be. A beautiful late Spring / early Summer morning but still very breezy and we lost one of the flower vases, which blew over. It was good to see some new faces and to welcome some new borrowers to the library.

In addition to coffee, cake, badminton, books, jigsaws, 500 draw, good friends and new neighbours and the Parish Council chairman, we also had a Police presence which is an unusual occurrence. They were warning about a spate of car thefts and break-ins in Pett and Pett Level and handed out posters asking us to be careful with our car security and to check that any CCTV cameras we have are fully functional. And operational. If you have such a device, now would be a good time to check it. (And thank you from those of us who do not have one.)

It is also good to know that the new jigsaw library system is working well, as evidenced by our jigsaw enthusiasts. So, just to remind you, Pett Puzzles is still managed by Jane Sweaney but is now to be found in the upstairs room at the Village Hall. Please be sure that you sign out and log back in any puzzles that you borrow. And please be respectful of anyone else using the main hall when you go through to access the stairs.

Almost all of this happens again on Wednesday 5th July, 10 – 12.

Our Book of the Month for June is by Tracy Rees – Darling Blue, an historical novel. The story spans a year starting out on Blue’s 21st birthday in the Summer of 1925. Set in London, it is well-researched, covering a wide range of topics of the time, but the research is elegantly absorbed into the storylines. This tale touches on the challenges of some of those who have returned from the front lines, PTSD, post-natal depression, the 1926 general strike, sexual uncertainty, marital love, the changing structure of society, poor housing conditions, fashion and architecture amongst other elements. These are all woven in to a story full of interesting characters (most of whom walk everywhere) and which is atmospheric right to the end, “A cocktail shaker . . . how thoroughly modern!” says Blue’s father on her 22nd birthday. A long book, but a real pleasure to read.

We look forward to your company again on 5th July.

The Coffee Morning Team

 

Vivien

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Art & Flower Exhibition 17th & 18th June Pett Methodist Church

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Vehicle Break ins and thefts in Pett, Pett Level and Fairlight

There have been a number of reports in recent days in Pett, Pett Level and Fairlight of vehicle break ins and thefts. It would appear that again there is a group of criminals operating within the area. It may be advisable to check that any CCTV cameras are operating properly and do not leave any valuables in your vehicles. Please report any thefts to the Police however minor as it is likely that these crimes are linked. Also notify any neighbours not on Facebook or guests to your property. In previous episodes parcels have also been taken from doorsteps. Also do not give any money to people at the doorstep.