Peasmarsh shown within East Sussex
|Area||15.8 km2 (6.1 sq mi) |
|– density||191/sq mi (74/km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||50 miles (80 km) NW|
|Shire county||East Sussex|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Bexhill and Battle|
The village church, dedicated to St Peter and Paul, lies about one mile (1.6 km) from the village; it is thought the village centre was moved after the Black Death plague. There are three public houses and a motel in close proximity to the village; and a country house hotel with a leisure centre. The village is also home to a major independent supermarket, although the proprietors do not choose to open their store on Sundays in line with the rest of the United Kingdom. Peasmarsh Place, now a residential care home, is to the south-east of the village.
The lowest level of government is the Peasmarsh parish council. The parish council is responsible for local amenities such as the provision of litter bins, bus shelters and allotments. They also provide a voice into the district council meetings. The parish council comprises nine councillors with elections being held every four years. The May 2007 election was uncontested.
Rother District council provides the next level of government with services such as refuse collection, planning consent, leisure amenities and council tax collection. Peasmarsh lies within the Rother Levels ward, which provides two councillors. The May 2007 election returned two Conservatives councillors.
East Sussex county council is the third tier of government, providing education, libraries and highway maintenance. Peasmarsh falls within the Northern Rother ward. Peter Jones, Conservative, was elected in the May 2005 election with 49.7% of the vote.
The UK Parliament constituency for Peasmarsh is Bexhill and Battle. Gregory Barker was re-elected in the May 2005 election.
At European level, Peasmarsh is represented by the South-East region, which holds ten seats in the European Parliament. The June 2004 election returned 4 Conservatives, 2 Liberal Democrats, 2 UK Independence, 1 Labour and 1 Green, none of whom live in East Sussex.
Notable residents (past & present)
- Sir Paul McCartney MBE, musician and former member of The Beatles, lives in a farmhouse in the village.
- Anthony Roland, art collector and producer of films on art.
- Maria Ann Smith (née Sherwood, d. 9 March 1870), from whom comes the name of the Granny Smith apple, was born here in 1799.
- "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
- Morrison, Kathryn A (22 April 1989). "St Peter and St Paul, Peasmarsh, Sussex". The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland. The British Academy. Retrieved 2008-09-28.[dead link]
- "Peasmarsh, East Sussex". DomainSupport ltd. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
- "Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival". Retrieved 2012-07-23.
- Stevens, Derek (2007-04-04). "Notice of Election" (pdf). Rother District Council. Retrieved 2008-11-17.[dead link]
- "UK MEP's". UK Office of the European Parliament. Archived from the original on 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2007-01-25.
- "Granny Smith and her Apples". Retrieved 2007-08-11.
Media related to Peasmarsh at Wikimedia Commons
- Peasmarsh Parish Council - http://www.peasmarsh.org.uk
- Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival - http://www.peasmarshfestival.co.uk/