Waste Collections To Start at 6am during heat wave

Due to a Level 3 Heat-Health Alert issued by the Met Office, Wealden District Council is asking residents expecting a rubbish, recycling or garden waste bin collection this week between Wednesday 10th August and Friday 12 August to place their bins out ready to be emptied by 6am on their normal collection day or, preferably the evening before, during this period of intense heat.

To help reduce the risk to operatives emptying bins during this period where temperatures are expected to exceed 30ºC, crews will be starting work earlier than normal from 6am.

South East Water have announced a Temporary Use (Hosepipe) ban from 12th August. Click on the link below for more information.



The link below it to information about the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) carried out by Wealden District Council.


Proposed Pedestrian Puffin Crossing

We have been working closely with ESCC to further a proposal to install a pedestrian crossing over the A267, in place of the existing uncontrolled crossing near the bus-stops. This was considered back in 2013 and the Parish Council revived it in recent years and has consulted through Parish News and a recent public meeting in March. Below is a pamphlet that explains the situation to date.

Puffin Crossing leaflet

We would like to hear your views and you can contact the Clerk on clerk@frant-pc.gov.uk or on 07903 661581.

Ukraine crisis

For information about how our councils can support you if you wish to host a refugee(s), please see the links below:




Did you know that you can sign up to receive weekly emails from Wealden District Council? The emails provide details of refuse and recycling collections,  news and information about local events and council services. Wealden no longer sends out letters to notify neighbours to nearby by planning proposals. If you subscribe (for free) to receive MyAlerts, you can opt to be sent an email notification about any planning applications near your property.  Visit www.wealden.gov.uk to subscribe.

COVID-19 – getting to your vaccination and booster appointments

Are you able to get to your vaccination appointment?  Dial 2 Drive is a volunteer car service based in Tunbridge Wells. If you live in Frant Parish and need help to get to a medical appointment locally, including for a Covid-19 vaccination, you can be registered for free transport paid for by the Parish Council. For further details ring Andy Macdonald-Brown on 01892 891273 or 07989 555 957, or email Andrew.macdonald-brown@frant-pc.gov.uk

If you need help and are unsure who to speak to, Frant Parish Council is here to help.

If you are unable to access the above support or are concerned, or wish to speak with us on any other matter, please do call the Parish Council on 01892 653 357 or 07903 661581, or email clerk@frant-pc.gov.uk. Please note that the Clerk is part time but will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.

If you have been personally affected and feel you may wish to access bereavement services, they are available through the Hospice in the Weald and the At a Loss charity. Please follow the links below: