Through the ages, Selmeston village has largely remained unchanged, enabling the flora and fauna to thrive. The lack of pavements and lighting is an obvious sign of the age of the village which has also ensured it remains a rare dark skies area to enjoy.
The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey on now until 6 August aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see.
Get the whole family involved! To get started, find out more here
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Ancient footpaths criss cross through the village and the low weald.
An interactive map that shows the footpaths, bridleways and other rights of way around Selmeston can be seen here. If you use any of the footpaths and bridleways and find that there is restricted access or that there are problems such as broken stiles or gates, please contact the ESCC Rights of Way Access Team: Phone: 0345 60 80 193 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selmeston volunteers have planted a number of new trees following the loss of several old and established trees in the village from Storm Eunice in 2022 and the ongoing wet and windy weather. These are now starting to show themselves and will hopefully fill the gaps where trees have been lost.
A big thank you to everyone who has helped clear and maintain the footpaths and green areas around Selmeston in 2022.
Selmeston is lucky to have some beautiful walks on its doorstep but the village is increasingly seeing a growing litter and dog fouling problem.
If you spot either happening in Selmeston please challenge people about their actions.
A big thank you to Selmeston volunteers who collected 15 bags of rubbish over the course of 2 days all along The Street.