“Priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions”

Battle Town Council is seeking your views

Please see our public consultation page and make your priorities known


Battle Town Council Offices Closed for the afternoon on Tuesday 21st March

Please note that Battle Town Council Offices will be closed on Tuesday 21st March in the afternoon for staff training.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Be A Community Hero

Battle Town Council is supporting the national campaign ‘Be a Councillor’; encouraging residents to stand in the local (parish and town) council elections taking place on 4th May 2023. It is calling on people from all backgrounds and experiences who are passionate about their local area to put themselves forward.

Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have innovative ideas for the council? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it? If this is you, then please put yourself forward become a councillor and to make a change.

Find out more about the local elections and how to become a councillor https://www.nalc.gov.uk/makeachange

Here, you will find everything you need to know. What local councils and councillors do is explained, alongside the process for becoming a councillor (it’s easier that you might think!), details of the role and what to expect.

The Council does exciting and rewarding work. An integral part of a councillor’s role is engaging with local people, groups and businesses to determine their needs, making decisions on the services and projects the council should take forward, and getting involved to ensure services meet the community’s needs. If you would like more information, please contact the Town Clerk on 01424 772210 and visit our website page dedicated to the Elections.


Great British Spring Clean in Battle

Join Keep Britain Tidy this spring, as the Great British Spring Clean returns for its eighth year.

Battle Town Council would like to invite you and your neighbourhood and/or group to come together on Tuesday 21st March to clear and tidy areas of our town which are in need of some attention and take action to make the neighbourhoods and open spaces around us places to be proud of.

When we all join forces and take the same action at the same time, the difference we can make is huge. That’s a difference to our planet, to the wildlife we share it with, to our communities, and to our own health and wellbeing.

  • We will be meeting at the Pavilion in the Recreation Ground at North Trade Road on Tuesday 21st March at 11.00 am where bags, gloves, hi viz vest and litter pickers will be available.
  • Rubbish bags should be returned to the Pavilion at 1.00 pm where the grounds staff will remove them for disposal.
  • Teas and Coffee will be provided!

We are happy to support any volunteers who wish to participate in the litter picking activity which has such a positive impact on our environment and the communities we live in. We have a limited amount of litter picking kits we are happy to loan out and it may be possible for the grounds staff to collect bags at pre-arranged collection points.

For Further Information visit: https://www.rother.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/voluntary-litter-picking/

For Safety Advice visit: https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean/clean-preparation-and-safety-advice

We would love for you to share what you have done (before and after photos work well) so we can promote our collective efforts!

We look forward to spring cleaning with you on Tuesday 21st March!

The Rural Services Network ‘Rural Cost of Living Household Survey’

The Rural Services Network in partnership with the Citizens Advice Rural Issues Group has launched a Rural Cost of Living Household Survey.

The survey is now in its final few weeks and closes on 31st March 2023. The purpose of the survey is to understand more about rural household budgets at, what is, a very difficult time for many. Please click the link below for more information https://rsnonline.org.uk/images/campaigns/cost-of-living-survey-poster.pdf


East Sussex Highways Update: Emergency Road Closure – C93 Telham Lane, 8th-13th March

Please be aware that the following works are being carried out:

C93 Telham Lane, Telham
Emergency Road Closure From the junction with the C93 Forewood Lane to the junction with the A2100 Hastings Road, a distance of approximately 500 metres.
08th March 2023 to 13th March 2023 Works anticipated to take six days to complete.
To allow South East Water to carry out emergency apparatus repairs.

Diversion via: C93 Forewood Lane, Crowhurst Road – A2690 Combe Valley Road, Queensway – A2100 The Ridge West, Hastings Road and vice versa.

If you need to discuss this further please contact: South East Water on 0333 000 0365

Help with your energy and water costs

Battle residents can access free, impartial advice on bringing down your energy costs and save energy each week at The Almonry on Wednesdays, 13:30 – 15:30.  A trained energy advisor from Energise Sussex Coast can also help with energy debts, accessing the cheaper water tariffs, talking to your energy company to sort out problem bills, or referrals for funding to make your home more energy efficient. There are also energy-saving freebies available such as draught-proofing kits and lightbulbs.

To book your appointment please contact fiona@energisesussexcoast.co.uk or call 01424 390062, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Paying your respects for Mothering Sunday?


Be a Councillor

Over 6,000 local councils have elections this year

If you are passionate about your local community, we need you. Councillors make a huge difference to the quality of life of local people and how local issues are dealt with. We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect the communities they serve to put themselves forward for election.

If you’re considering becoming a councillor, you will find everything you need to know to make your decision, here. We explain what councils and councillors do, what you will need to do to take your first steps and all about the role and the support you can expect.

You do not have to be a member of the big three political parties to stand for election, you can be an independent councillor or stand for another party. You will find information and support here for all avenues.