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Wealden celebrates Commonwealth Day

News date: 10 March 2014

To mark Commonwealth Day, March 10, Wealden District Council, along with many other local authorities across the length and breadth of the country, is flying the Commonwealth Flag at its Hailsham Headquarters....

Wealden Strategic Sites Local Plan now submitted for examination in public

News date: 10 March 2014

The Council has now submitted its Strategic Sites Local Plan (SSLP) to the Planning Inspectorate for public examination....

Jobcentre Plus in Wealden a success

Media Release date: 10 March 2014

Over the last eight weeks, Wednesday Employment Surgeries offered by Dermot Clarke, a highly trained and experienced advisor from Jobcentre Plus, at the offices of Wealden District Council have proved a great success....

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....

Court takes action against unlicensed riding school

Media Release date: 04 March 2014

A Heathfield woman was fined £150 and ordered to pay £320 in costs for running an unlicensed riding school....

Have your say on the proposed methodology for the Councils new Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

News date: 03 March 2014

The closing date for residents and businesses to comment on the Council’s draft methodology is 5pm, Monday 31 March....

Wealden Council called on to support living wage

Media Release date: 03 March 2014

Wealden District Council has been called on to set an example by paying all staff a ‘living wage’. Councillor John Blake proposed a motion that the Council Personnel Committee “consider the desirability of paying all Council employees not less than a...

Putting Wealden on the tourist map

Media Release date: 03 March 2014

In partnership with the District’s tourist attractions Wealden has launched a major initiative to encourage visitors to spend more time enjoying the timeless treasures of this forgotten corner of the South East....

Wealden District Council freezes council tax for fifth year running

Media Release date: 03 March 2014

At Wealden’s Full Council meeting on 19 February it was agreed to maintain council tax at the same level for 2014/15. This means that council tax which pays for Wealden District Council services has now remained the same for five successive years....

Wealden is looking for heroes

Media Release date: 28 February 2014

Last chance to nominate a hero…someone who gives their time and energy to help local organisations in Wealden. Your chance to nominate a Community Hero closes on April 30th....

Have your say about maternity care proposals

News date: 27 February 2014

Take part in the Better Beginnings consultation to decide on future maternity, in-patient paediatric and emergency gynaecology services in East Sussex: Eastbourne March 10, Uckfield March 12....

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....

Fun and Safety Event this Tuesday 18 February

Media Release date: 12 February 2014

Wealden’s ever-popular Fun and Safety play day returns to Hailsham on Tuesday 18 February....

In defence of our Local Plan

Media Release date: 10 February 2014

Wealden District Council has been defending its Core Strategy Local Plan in the High Court against an action which could increase the number of houses that can be built in Wealden in the future....

Get a rating first before your Valentine meal

News date: 06 February 2014

Romantic residents can make sure their Valentine’s Day meal goes without a hitch by checking the Food Hygiene Rating before booking a table....

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....

Providing better sheltered accommodation for the future

Media Release date: 31 January 2014

Wealden’s Cabinet has approved an ongoing programme of re-investment in its Sheltered Housing Schemes which will see nearly £20 million in improvements over the next 10 years....

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