Rother Council Updates

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Rother District Council are providing regular updates on the Coronavirus situation. This page provide links to their articles and details. To go to these pages directly please click on the link below.

Rother District Council Coronavirus update page

RNLI on our beaches

The RNLI have announced they will not be operating on any beaches in Rother or nationally until July 2020 at the earliest. This is to discourage large groups from congregating on beaches whilst social distancing measures are in place. You can read more about their decision here.

Household Waste Recycling Sites

All 10 household waste and recycling centres managed by East Sussex are now closed until further notice.

We have already seen residents asking what they can do with their extra waste. Large amounts of additional waste that they would have taken to these sites would undoubtedly cause disruption if they were to present to the normal collection service; so wherever possible it is best if residents can put aside any additional waste and take it to their nearest household waste recycling centre once it reopens. This will allow us to continue collecting household waste without disruption.

Service Disruption Garden waste collections

This week we saw some disruption to garden waste collections due to contractor’s staff absence in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak. We have communicated directly with the residents affected via our garden waste MyAlerts.It is possible these staff absences will continue for the rest of the week, so we are preparing to suspend all garden waste collections in order to prioritise essential rubbish collections. In this event we will communicate with all garden waste customers and post a service disruption message on our website.Unfortunately, this is unavoidable in these unprecedented situation, our main aim is to ensure we can continue with waste collections at this difficult time. 

Town Hall reception
From 24th March we will be closing the Town Hall reception until further notice. This is to protect our staff and members of the public. We will still be able to deal with urgent face to face enquiries related to homelessness and benefits, where it is not possible for it to be dealt with over the phone or online.An intercom system will be fitted as soon as possible and signage placed on the town hall doors to notify residents and encourage them to phone or go on line wherever possible. 

Parks and open spaces
Following the Prime Ministers update last night (23 March) all play parks and outdoor sports facilities including skate parks and tennis courts in the district will be closed until further notice.

We will be placing signage at all locations to state that it is closed and further signage in open spaces to encourage users to follow the Govt social distancing guidelines.

We will over coming days place signage offering this guidance on entrances to our beaches.

Car parks
Yesterday we closed the car parks at Camber to discourage use. With all non-essential staff now working from home and residents only travelling where necessary we have taken the decision to cease parking charges in our other car parks. The machines will be covered, and signage installed to notify anyone looking to use the car parks. This will also reduce the potential for transmission of germs with multiple people using the machines and allow us to divert these workers to other essential duties.

Town hall reception 

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