Almost a mile of old unreliable water main will be replaced this summer when work gets underway along Stonehurst Lane and Skippers Hill, Five Ashes. Construction will start on 19 July 2019 and the project is expected to take until the end of October to complete. As a safety precaution for pedestrians, motorists and the both Stonehurst Lane and Skippers Hill will be closed to through traffic. The closures will be independent of each other as we’re aware that Skippers Hill is used as a one-way system for Skippers Hill Manor school. Work here will be undertaken in the summer holiday period to avoid any impacts with school traffic.

There will also be multiway traffic lights on the A267 at the Skippers Hill junction for around a week from Monday 22 July. A diversion route, agreed in conjunction with East Sussex County Council Highways department, will be clearly signed for the duration of the work.