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Vacancies — 13th May 2022

Cuckfield Parish Council is looking for an experienced FULL TIME GROUNDS PERSON to manage and maintain Cuckfield Cemetery and Horsefield Green

Do you have the following experience of grounds maintenance?

· Use of machinery (ride on mowers, strimming, mowing, hedge cutting)

· Ashes burials

· Dealing with members of the public in a sensitive and helpful manner

· Experience of equipment maintenance preferred

This position is 37 hours per week with 22 days holiday allowance.

The full job description and application form is attached.

Salary LC1 (7-12) £20,444 - £22,571 based on experience, 6 month's probation period applies.

Please contact Sam Heynes, Parish Clerk on [email protected] or 01444 451610 if you have any questions.

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Vacancies — 13th May 2022

Cuckfield Parish Council is looking for an experienced part-time ADMIN & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER to join the team.

A varied position working within the community of Cuckfield, a flexible attitude is essential as no two days are alike.  Strong communications and administration skills are required to manage Cuckfield Parish Council’s social media presence and website, as well as supporting the Clerk and Council meetings/events. 

This is a challenging yet rewarding role offering the successful candidate the opportunity to work within a small, friendly team at the Queen’s Hall, Cuckfield.  Occasional weekend working will be required to support events throughout the year, as well as attendance as evening Council Meetings (time off in lieu applied).

This part-time position is 25 hours per week with 22 days holiday allowance (pro rata).

The full job description and application form is attached.

Salary LC1 (13-17) £23,023 - £24,920 based on experience, 6 month's probation period applies.

Please contact Sam Heynes, Parish Clerk on [email protected] or 01444 451610 if you have any questions.

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'Say No To Cuck-stye' Public Question Time - Friday 10th June

Council News — 6th May 2022

Join us at The Queen's Hall, Cuckfield, on Friday 10th June at 7.30pm for a public question time with panellists including Mims Davies MP.  For updates and further information see

Cuckstye Flyer 10 June

Disruption to WSCC online services this weekend (13th-16th May)

WSCC Press Release — 12th May 2022

There will be some disruption to West Sussex County Council online services this weekend (13 – 16 May) while essential electrical testing is carried out.

The council’s website will be offline during the scheduled maintenance work which will take place from Friday afternoon until Monday morning.

Details of how to contact council services in the case of an emergency during the outage are available at

There you will also be able to find direct links to other online service websites which will remain available during the weekend, including libraries, highways and Trading Standards.

The work is part of the electrical circuit test of the council’s data centre in Chichester, which takes place every five years. All IT systems based at this location will be shut down as the building will have no power during this time.

It is essential that this electrical testing takes place, but emergency numbers will remain up and running should anyone need to contact a specific council service urgently.

Steps have been taken to minimise any disruption to residents and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause during the weekend.


Volunteers needed for this year's Summer Reading Challenge

WSCC Press Release — 16th May 2022

West Sussex Libraries are looking for volunteers from age 14 up to support children in their 36 libraries this summer.

Duties for volunteers will include:

  • Helping families register for the Summer Reading Challenge, which may include guiding them to use a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Explaining to families how the challenge works.
  • Talking to children about the books they have been reading.
  • Encouraging children to progress though the Challenge by reading more books, helping them choose books and finding new things to read.
  • Giving out stickers and other rewards, preparing certificates and awarding medals for children that complete the challenge.
  • Assisting with art displays, activities or storytimes if required.
  • Supporting other basic library jobs during quieter periods, e.g., shelving or tidying books.

The ideal commitment is a minimum of 10 hours from July to September but there can be flexibility in choosing days and times within this period.

Young applicants could also use this volunteering opportunity as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award, which must be agreed with the library in advance.

Duncan Crow, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Community Support, Fire and Rescue, said: “We know that when children are not at school, they can sometimes experience a summer reading ‘dip’, and this is why it is so important to encourage children and their families to come into one of our libraries to take part in the annual Summer Reading Challenge and get bitten by the reading bug.

“We haven’t been able to run the Summer Reading Challenge as we would have liked during the past two years because of the pandemic. This summer we are looking forward to welcoming many more families back through our doors. As such, we’re looking for volunteers to come forward and help support our staff to make this year’s challenge bigger and better than ever, and to give the vital support that is needed to share and celebrate in children’s successes during the Challenge.”

Taking place annually, the Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4-11 to read for pleasure during the summer holidays.

The theme for this year’s challenge is Gadgeteers and sees The Reading Agency teaming up with the Science Museum to help children discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around them.

To see the role description and apply to become a volunteer, visit and search for ‘Summer Reading Challenge volunteer’.