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Publication Scheme - Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures and contacts, constitutional and legal.  

Council Democratic Structure

The Council has 55 District Councillors elected in 35 Wards. There are also 35 Parish Councils, 4 Town Councils and 3 Parish Meetings within the District and 14 County Councillors. The District is divided into four Parliamentary constituencies and is part of the South East Region for the European Parliament.

Elections are held every four years for all 55 seats, the next Election is on May 2019.

Council Service Structure

The Council's operations are structured under two directorates looking after the needs of Wealden's communities and its environment. These are underpinned by the Corporate Services directorate providing the support for everything the Council does.

Each directorate is made up of a number of service areas. The Chief Executive's directorate also provides services to ensure good governance and community leadership.

 

Council Constitution

Wealden District Council's Constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.

The Constitution is divided into 16 articles which set out the basic rules governing the Council's business. More detailed procedures and codes of practice are provided in separate rules and protocols at the end of the document.

The Constitution is subject to review on an annual basis, but the Constitution may be subject to minor amendment, addition or correction between reviews as required.

Councillors' information and contact details

Provides the names, positions and contact details of Councillors as well as their respective meeting attendance summaries. You can search alphabetically, by political party or by ward. You can also find details on how to lodge a complaint about a Councillor.

Contact us

Provides our customers with contact details, opening hours, as well as useful maps and directions for our Council office in Hailsham and Crowborough library, Pine Grove where some of our services can accessed. 

Election results

You can view election results documents across Wealden dating from 2001 to present. 

Relationships with other Local Authorities

Provides details of which of our services are currently shared with neighbouring local authorities as well as outlines our future service sharing strategy.

Contact details for all customer-facing departments

Provides customers with contact details of our customer-facing departments including email addresses, phone numbers and specific roles of officers.