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Birling Gap Steps

News date: 17 April 2014

Following completion of demolition work, Wealden District Council intends to re-open the stairs at Birling Gap to allow access to the beach over Easter....

National award for Wealden Officer fuel poverty work

Media Release date: 09 April 2014

Abdul Hussain, Home Energy Efficiency Officer at Wealden District Council, has been presented with his National Energy Action’s Heat for Heroes award....

Garden Waste Recycling - Make sure you know your collection date

News date: 04 April 2014

From this week (April 7) we are adding another 5000 residents to our Garden Waste Recycling scheme. Some residents will have been given a new collection day as part of round changes to allow for the expansion....

Energy Pop-Up Shop Saves £1000s For Hailsham Residents

News date: 03 April 2014

More Energy Pop-Up shops are planned for towns in the Wealden District following a a successful five day run in Hailsham which helped save residents £1000s....

Are you paying too much for your household energy?

News date: 28 March 2014

Have an expert check out your energy bills at the Energy Pop-up Shop in Hailsham and pick up some money-saving tips...

Bring your energy bills to Hailsham and find out how to cut costs

Media Release date: 24 March 2014

For five days only, energy experts will be in Hailsham to offer practical advice on how to cut energy costs. The first 30 people through the door each day will take home energy efficiency gifts such as night lights and draught proofing strips....

More take part in garden waste recycling

Media Release date: 19 March 2014

Garden waste collections in Wealden are expanding this spring as an extra 5,000 residents sign up to join this recycling scheme....

Buses and Trains align to provide Ashdown Forest walks

Media Release date: 13 March 2014

This March has seen the launch of a new transport initiative run jointly by Wealden Bus Alliance and Sussex Rail Partnership to provide a free bus service to take residents on a healthy guided walk on Ashdown Forest....

Take care when walking near to cliffs

News date: 05 March 2014

Following further rock falls at Birling Gap the public are reminded that in the interests of their own safety to stay away from the cliff edges around Birling Gap and to keep dogs on a short lead....

Has your business been affected by the recent severe weather?

News date: 04 March 2014

The Government has announced a number of schemes to support all small and medium sized businesses that have been impacted by the floods and suffered a significant loss of trade....

Judge dismisses claims by landowners over Wealden Core Strategy

Media Release date: 21 February 2014

Attempts by local landowners to quash Wealden’s key planning strategy and force the building of more houses across the District have been thrown out of court with the Judge dismissing their claims as “speculative” and “misconceived”....

Take care if walking dogs on nearby beaches

News date: 19 February 2014

Take care if visiting one of the beaches in or around Wealden, especially if taking a dog: Solent Coastguard have reported palm oil has washed up on beaches as close as West Sussex....

Severe weather information

News date: 17 February 2014

Advice about flooding. Information about sandbags....

Making our heating more energy efficient

Media Release date: 04 February 2014

Wealden District Council has completed more than two thirds of an ambitious programme to install air source heat pumps in 172 council properties....

Wealden District Council Christmas Services and Opening Hours

News date: 24 December 2013

Wealden District Council offices will be open at the following times over the Festive period:...

RSPB commendation and thanks for Hailsham School

Media Release date: 13 December 2013

On 5 December, Hawkes Farm School in Hailsham was presented with a special thank you certificate from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) after they participated in a Wealden District Council “Green Wealden” initiative...

Cut costs with the Fuel Co op

Media Release date: 25 November 2013

With domestic heating oil prices fluctuating by up to 20 per cent over a 12 month period, the Sussex-based Fuel Co-op wants to help Wealden residents to get a better deal for their heating fuel....

Making a home for nature

Media Release date: 31 October 2013

Mayfield CE Primary School is supporting a new Wealden initiative to encourage more wildlife into our built surroundings....

Wealden's Excellent refurbishment

Media Release date: 03 October 2013

Wealden’s District Council’s refurbished council offices in Hailsham have just been awarded an “Excellent” rating for sustainability by BREEAM, the leading international building assessor....

Quick ways to contact the Council

News date: 30 September 2013

If you are unable to contact the council via the usual phone numbers, there are alternative ways to contact the Council....

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