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Apply now for Wealden Community Grants

Media Release date: 31 August 2016

Grants are available from Wealden District Council to help local groups and village organisations continue the valuable work they do for the community....

End computer bafflement in Alfriston

Media Release date: 30 August 2016

On Wednesday 14 September, Wealden District Council will be bringing their popular Coffee, Cakes, Computers and a Whole Lot More! digital skills event to the Deans Place Hotel in Alfriston....

Make sure your voting rights are up to date

Media Release date: 23 August 2016

All households in Wealden will soon be receiving their annual voters enquiry form which helps make sure the information the Council holds on the Electoral Register is up-to-date....

Freedom Leisure leads the way in energy saving

Media Release date: 15 August 2016

Freedom Leisure, operator of Wealden District Council’s four leisure centres, has reduced its CO2 emissions by 90 tonnes since signing a new contract with the Council in 2012....

The search for the best food shop in Sussex

Media Release date: 12 August 2016

Voting is now underway in the Sussex Food & Drink Awards including the Food Shop of the Year award, sponsored by Wealden District Council....

Tablets help navigate the world wide web

News date: 10 August 2016

Polegate resident Jackie Ade was the lucky winner of a tablet computer in a draw held at Wealden District Council’s Coffee Cakes, Computers and a Whole Lot More event in Polegate last month....

Progress with Hailsham Area Action Plan

Media Release date: 05 August 2016

Six months after the first meeting of the Hailsham Area Action Plan steering group, a picture is emerging of the improvements and new facilities the Hailsham area may see over the next 20 years....

Wealden Summer Activity days for all

Media Release date: 03 August 2016

This week's free Summer Activity day is taking place in Uckfield....

Free holiday fitness challenge for Wealden children

News date: 03 August 2016

Freedom Leisure, which operates Crowborough, Uckfield, Hailsham and Heathfield Leisure Centres, is running its Junior Summer Fitness Challenge (JSFC) in partnership with the government’s Change For Life campaign again this summer....

Disruption to garden waste collections in the north of Wealden on 2 August

News date: 02 August 2016

There was some disruption to garden waste collections in the north of the District today due to staff shortages....

Wealden District Council launches Retirement Living service

Media Release date: 01 August 2016

An afternoon tea has been held to celebrate the launch of Wealden District Council’s Retirement Living service....

Record attendance at Food and Wine Festival

News date: 29 July 2016

This year’s Wealden Food & Wine Festival was attended by nearly 7,000 people who enjoyed glorious summer weather to sample some of the finest local food and drink in the grounds of Pevensey Castle....

Spending more with local businesses

Media Release date: 24 July 2016

Wealden District Council spent £4.4 million last year with companies based in the District and two thirds of this - £3.1 million - was with small companies....

Disruption to Waste Collection on Thursday 21 July

News date: 22 July 2016

Some collections were affected in Wadhurst, Hadlow Down, Five Ashes, Maresfield, Five Ash Down and Hailsham yesterday due to the temporary closure of the A22....

Providing a local service for bereaved families

Media Release date: 20 July 2016

Wealden District Council is looking to provide a crematorium and garden of remembrance within the District to give a local service for bereaved families....

Schools win Safety Awards

Media Release date: 20 July 2016

East Hoathly Primary School is the top school at Safety in Action – the two weeks of hands-on safety learning for nearly 50 schools organised by Wealden District Council....

Self improve with Street Learning

Media Release date: 18 July 2016

Starting in September, a new series of free Street Learning Courses is launching across Wealden and Eastbourne, offering training and advice to anyone aged 19 or over from Wealden or Eastbourne in a wide range of practical subjects....

Dementia friendly film club launches in Wealden

Media Release date: 12 July 2016

Wealden Dementia Action Alliance is working with Hailsham Pavilion Theatre to run monthly Dementia Friendly film screenings of classic musicals from the 1930s to present day....

Wealden Big Switch success

Media Release date: 12 July 2016

Households who took part in Council’s Big Wealden Switch campaign with iChooser enjoyed an average saving of £232 a year on their domestic energy bills....

Taxi driver banned for harassment

Media Release date: 05 July 2016

A taxi driver has had his licence revoked by Wealden’s Licensing Sub Committee following a range of anti-social behaviour targeted at a fellow taxi driver at the Polegate station taxi rank....

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