Grant Funding for Improving the High Weald Landscape

Do you have an idea for a local environmental project?

Sussex Lund grants support small-scale, practical projects that improve the landscape of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Project ideas from community groups, schools and parish councils are encouraged and match-funding is not always necessary. Anyone can submit a project, including private landowners and businesses.  The Sussex Lund grant programme re-opens for new applications from 1 January 2019 until 7 April 2019.

Previous funded projects include schemes that:

  • Improved wildlife habitatsg. creating ponds, removing non-native species (e.g. rhododendron and leylandii), hedge and tree-planting and restoring, and creating more wildlife-friendly greenspace and verges.
  • Improved scenic beautyg. planting street trees, removing or screening eyesores and replacing ‘hard’, man-made boundaries with soft, natural boundaries.
  • Improved accessg. creating new access points to green spaces and replacing stiles with gates for better access.

The grants programme was created by High Weald residents Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin and is administered by the High Weald AONB Partnership with Lund Trust.

Potential applicants must contact the High Weald AONB team for advice to develop their project on:
01424 723014 or email sussexlund@highweald.org.
For more information, see: highweald.org/look-after/sussex-lund

Temporary Road Closure – Redwings Lane


KCC has informed us that Redwings Lane, Pembury will be closed from 20 November 2018 for up to 4 days

The road will be closed between Old Church Road and The Waterworks Switching Station. The alternative route is via Old Church Road, A228 Pembury Northern By-Pass, Redwings Lane and vice versa.

The closure is to enable a new electric supply to be carried out by UK Power Networks.

Remembrance Day Service

This year’s parade is starting from the Lower Green Recreation Ground car park at 10:15am and the Choir of Kent College will be singing specially selected songs by the War Memorial from 10:15am until the start of the service.

The service is due to start at the War Memorial in Hastings Road at 10:30am.  Please note that the service will be held outside this year. All welcome to attend. 

The newly refurbished war memorial plaques, with new names and corrected spellings, will be unveiled and dedicated at the beginning of the Service of Remembrance by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Lord Colgrain.

Road closures will be in place from 10am along Lower Green Road from the Recreation Ground to the High Street until the end of the parade at 10:30am.  Hastings Road will also be closed by the War Memorial from 10am to 11:45am.

We are also planning a Poppy Drop from a 1930s Tiger Moth plane (weather permitting) over the centre of Pembury.