Upperton Welcomes New Chair Person

I am ROD PIZZEY married to Lesley who used to be in marketing in Eastbourne with Esperance and the Eastbourne Business Partnership.
My background was originally in retail buying and  store management and latterly in the Pharmaceutical  industry in marketing and sales.

We have  three children who were educated in Sussex and  seven grandchildren in England and France.

I have spend the last sixty years either living in Eastbourne or trying to move back and have relocated to be back here  five separate times.

We love Eastbourne with a passion and believe that we are all very fortunate to  live in such a beautiful town and we live in Arlington Road.

Apart from chairing the neighbourhood panel, with huge support from Annabel, I am  in the IAG working with Sussex Police.

Lesley and  I are volunteers at St Wilfrid's  which  we love doing.

I am also a volunteer guide at the Redoubt and  enjoy Battlefield visits and am going to Waterloo  for the 200th anniversary in June.

In my spare time  I like to swim and cycle and walk Max  our aged springer spaniel.

I am a friend of Manor gardens and help with the dog show,

We like to volunteer for  number of events including the Marathon  and the Carnival.

A additionally we have recently joined Dignity in Dying  as we believe that changes are needed at the end of  life in some cases.

Upperton Neighbourhood Panel News

30th May 2018

Date of next meeting – Thursday 6th September 2018 at 7pm


  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of last meeting on 24th May 2018
  3. Matters arising
  4. Welcome to new members
  5. Councillors’ reports
  6. Ward Issues
  7. Any Other Business
  8. Date of next meeting

20th November 2014

New Chair

During 2014 Rod Pizzey took over the Chair of Upperton Neighbourhood Panel with Cllr Annabelle West standing in as acting Secretary. Upperton Panel meets regularly at Community Wise in Ocklynge at 7pm. 

Notifications are posted on the Upperton Neighbourhood Panel Facebook Page; the Panel would ask all Upperton residents to join in this Facebook page and post their comments.

3rd June 2014

Next Panel Meeting

The date for the next Upperton and Summerdown Neighbourhood Panel Meeting will be held at Community Wise in Ocklynge Road on Thursday 10th July 2014 at 7pm.

18th February 2014

Next Panel Meeting

The date for the next Upperton and Summerdown Neighbourhood Panel Meeting will be held at Community Wise in Ocklynge Road on Thursday 17th April 2014 at 7pm.

25th August 2010

Message From Panel Chairman Cllr Marsden

Upperton/Summerdown Neighbourhood Panel meets regularly throughout the year at the Community Wise Centre in Ocklynge Road.  The date of the next meeting has had to be changed slightly and it will now take place on Tuesday, 7th December at 7pm.   For further information please contact the Chairman, Cllr. Graham Marsden on 01323 504240 or email: councillor.marsden@eastbourne.gov.uk.

Local Priorities

What you said: Street drinking in the local Parks is a problems

Issue raised on 10 Jul 2010

What we did : We receive a lot of information from local businesses and members of the public that Street Drinking is an issue in Hatfield Park. Due to the escalation of the issue due to the summer weather we have started a street drinking partnership group to look for a long term result in this issue the council and local groups ie Action for change have been looking at other areas and how they have successfully resolved this issue. We will now be having days of actions against this, challenging anyone drinking in public places and confiscating any alcohol that we believe will lead to anti social behaviour. What happened: If you witness groups of drinkers in the area who you believe will cause anti social behaviour please call up on 0845 60 70 999 and report the matter.

Action taken on 15 Jul 2010

What You said: Problems with local youths living in various locations gathering in Manor Gardens in groups causing noise, antisocial behaviour and criminal damage. that this had caused littering and that they were also drinking under-age

Issue raised on 11 Jul 2010

What we did. More patrols in this area A joint meeting with The Parks and Gardens Dept was set up to discuss the issue. New ASB OPs team tasked Op Blitz patrol area What Happened: 7 youths arrested for Damage in the park.

Action taken on 4 Aug 2010

What you said: Dangerous and Inconsiderate parking near Thoma Beckett School and on junctions

Issue raised on 10 Jul 2010

What we did: When the schools have re-opened after school holidays, we will continue to conduct high visibility patrols outside of the local schools with NCP. We will issue fixed penalty notices if parked on ziz-zig lines, double yellow lines or if causing a obstruction. What happened: Will be closely monitored by PCSOs, PC’s and NCP, and update will follow.

Action taken on 25 Aug