Latest News and Announcements
Battle Town Council is Hiring!
Battle Town Council is looking for an enthusiastic person, willing to engage in town activities, to fill the post of Deputy Town Clerk & Town Development Officer. This is part-time position (18.5 hours per week, working mornings with some flexibility to cover evening meetings and staff holidays. The salary scale is between SCP grade 18 and 23 (£24,982 and £27,741, pro rata, per annum) depending on experience. All applications must be made via the application form which can be found on the jobs page of battletowncouncil.gov.uk, CV's will not be accepted.
Public Consultation - Gym Equipment on Battle Recreation Ground
As part of the exciting improvement works at the recreation ground, Council will be looking to provide outdoor gym equipment aimed at encouraging residents to get more active however we want to hear your thoughts on how best to proceed. For more information and details on how to share your opinion please see the projects page of battletowncouncil.gov.uk. Hard copies of the consultation can be found outside The Almonry, responses can be posted through the letter box.
Battle Town Council Newsletter is Here
The latest newsletter from Battle Town Council is now available here to download. Alternatively, keep your eyes peeled for hard copies around the town. These can be found at: Jempsons; Battle Library; The Almonry and Netherfield Café, Shop & Post Office.
Please note, hard copies are intended as a single use item only. Please do not share with other individuals or households. Please help the environment by recycling the newsletter when you have finished with it.
Exercise of Public Rights
Due to an administrative error, the period for the exercise of public rights has been changed to commence on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 and end on Tuesday 13th October 2020. Please see the latest notice for more details.
Any person interested, has the right to inspect the accounting records for the year 2019-2020 upon making a request to Carol Harris, Town Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer, for an appointment to visit the office. For more information please see the Governance and Accounting Statements for 2019-2020.
As we are all encouraged to stay local, the challenge of keeping everyone entertained can require a little thinking outside of the box. If you would like to explore all there is to see and learn about the beautifully historic town of Battle then why not try one of Battle Town Councils beautifully designed fun trails. Whether you are a visitor or proud local resident, there is always something new to explore and the Battle Through Time spy trial will set you off on your very own top-secret mission. If entertaining the kids is proving a challenge, why not try the Battle Activity Book, filled with fun for little (and big) ones. For more information please see the Visiting Battle pages.
As has been published recently, one of Battle’s oldest heritage buildings, The Almonry, is in desperate need of repair. Battle Town Council presented a vision for The Almonry, setting out four different options for the future of this wonderful building. The Almonry Development Working Group (ADWG), Finance & General Purposes Committee and finally Full Council, agreed the, recommendations for works that ensure the building is made safe and accessible for all and to support the town’s post - COVID-19 recovery through tourism. More information can be found on The Almonry project page.
Battle Health Pathway
The fantastic team behind the Battle Health Pathway project have successfully received sufficient funding to go ahead with the works, which began on Monday 13th July. We look forward to welcoming this wonderful new addition to the town.
The pandemic has had a huge effect on our community, with a number of fantastic volunteers stepping in to help those in need. We are now seeing a slowly changing environment, with high street shops opening their doors and play parks reopening. We are still sharing help and support during Covid-19 on our website as we transition through these challenging times. Battle Town Council are also offering post Covid-19 recovery grants to eligible businesses to help aid recovery. Alternatively please see gov.uk for latest COVID-19 news and guidance.
1066 Writing Competition
The 1066 writing competition is once again calling for creative writers of all abilities to submit their work for this year’s writing competition. Under the title ‘If Only…’ entrants are invited to write exactly 1066 words - prose, poetry or play in any genre, the closing date is 31st July 2020 so get writing! For more information please see our website.