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Kokomo founder leads Festival breakfast line-up

News date: 05 August 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the Jazz and Funk Breakfast on Sunday 23 August, bringing a whole new vibe to Wealden’s Food and Wine Festival....

Summer fun near you

News date: 04 August 2015

Heathfield Activity Day is this Wednesday, 5 August, at Sheepsetting Lane Recreation Ground....

Sporting Wealden

Media Release date: 04 August 2015

Wealden residents are the most sporting in East Sussex for the second year running....

Be on the alert for Council Tax scams

News date: 04 August 2015

Once again it appears unscrupulous individuals are phoning residents pretending to make enquiries about council tax and asking for bank account details....

Flood preparedness initiative

Media Release date: 28 July 2015

Homes in Wealden most at risk of flooding have benefited from the combined initiative by Wealden District Council and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service....

Keeping your voting rights up to date

Media Release date: 28 July 2015

All households in Wealden will soon be receiving a form to help make sure the information the Council holds on the Electoral Register is up-to-date....

Council spending helps small businesses

Media Release date: 24 July 2015

Over 40% - £8.5million -of Wealden District Council’s spending in 2014/15 has been on goods and services was with small or medium sized companies, far exceeding the Government’s own target of 25%....

Best foot forward

Media Release date: 23 July 2015

Sixty organised walks are on offer at this year’s Coast & Country Walking Festival taking place throughout Wealden and Eastbourne over the nine days from Saturday 26 September until Sunday 4 October....

Town Farm Community Day Success

News date: 23 July 2015

This year’s Town Farm Community Day on Tuesday 21 July proved a great success as a number of public organisations and private companies joined with Hailsham Town Farm residents to carry out a range of improvements....

Update on measures to protect Ashdown Forest

Media Release date: 22 July 2015

Following the recent Court of Appeal decision in relation to the protection of Ashdown Forest, Wealden District Council will now have to take into account a wider area up to around 15km from the Forest...

People Matter advice sessions change this Summer

Media Release date: 21 July 2015

People Matter, the charity providing quality information and guidance to job seekers, will be changing the day of their weekly advice sessions held at the Wealden District Council offices in Hailsham, until 7 September....

Wealden Summer Activity days are here again

Media Release date: 21 July 2015

Summer holidays are here and Wealden’s free Summer Activity days will be taking place on a Wednesday or Friday near you....

New policy could affect affordable housing in the north of the District

Media Release date: 21 July 2015

Wealden’s Cabinet has raised concerns about the effect the Government’s proposed Right to Buy policy will have on social housing in the north of the District....

Computing courses lead the way in new Street Learning programme

Media Release date: 17 July 2015

A new series of free Street Learning Courses are launching across Wealden this summer with a focus on computing and using the internet, alongside training and practical skills....

Your views please on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme

Media Release date: 16 July 2015

Wealden District Council, alongside neighbouring East Sussex authorities, will be consulting about options to change the current Council Tax Reduction Scheme, which helps low income households of working age to pay their council tax....

The Safety in Action winners

News date: 14 July 2015

Following two very successful weeks of Safety in Action held at the Bowles Outdoor Centre, Eridge; and Herstmonceux Castle, this year’s prize winners of the events have been announced....

Changes to the Core Strategy Local Plan

News date: 09 July 2015

After the Court of Appeal decision in relation to Wealden District Council’s policy to protect the Ashdown Forest, in which the Court has reluctantly given relief, the Council has made changes to the relevant policy in the Core Strategy Local Plan....

Wealden and Eastbourne Small Business Scheme launched

News date: 06 July 2015

The new Small Business Loan Scheme, to help local microbusinesses needing some extra help to consolidate growth, has been launched by Wealden District Council and EDEAL, the Eastbourne and District Enterprise Agency....

Paws on Watch to make Wealden even safer

News date: 06 July 2015

Did you know that there are over 20,000 dogs in the Wealden area? Just imagine if only a small percentage of those owners were keeping an eye open for people up to mischief as they walked their dog....

The very best of Sussex Food and Wine

Media Release date: 02 July 2015

Following last year’s success, this year’s Wealden Food & Wine Festival is taking place on Saturday 22 August and Sunday 23 August....

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