Wealden District Council - News http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/News_and_Events/News/Web_News_Home.aspx View the latest news from the Council Copyright (c) Wealden District Council en 60 http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EUReferendum-WealdenResults372030.aspx EU Referendum - Wealden Results The EU Referendum result in Wealden was as follows: Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EUReferendum-WealdenResults372030.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055Chairmanchooseshischarities372047.aspx Chairman chooses his charities Wealden District Council’s Chairman Chris Hardy has chosen the JPK Sussex Project and Heathfield Works! as his two official charities during his term in office. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055Chairmanchooseshischarities372047.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054The2016WealdenFoodandWineFestival371876.aspx The 2016 Wealden Food and Wine Festival The programme for next month’s Wealden Food & Wine Festival, taking place at Pevensey Castle on Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July, is out now. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054The2016WealdenFoodandWineFestival371876.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_VicarageLanePollingstation371976.aspx Vicarage Lane Polling station Hailsham voters who usually use the polling station in the Civic Community Hall, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, are reminded that this polling station will be situated in the Reception Area at Wealden District Council’s Vicarage Lane Offices. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_VicarageLanePollingstation371976.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048EatWealdenthisSussexDay371263.aspx Eat Wealden this Sussex Day Wealden residents are being encouraged to eat local produce this Sussex Day, Thursday 16 June. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048EatWealdenthisSussexDay371263.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052Lookingfortherightpiecesinthedevelopmentjigsaw371654.aspx Looking for the right pieces in the development jigsaw Wealden District Council has published details of land that has come forward across the District following a call for potential development sites. They are currently being assessed by the Council’s Planning Policy team. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052Lookingfortherightpiecesinthedevelopmentjigsaw371654.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053CommunityGrantshelp60localorganisations371655.aspx Community Grants help 60 local organisations Wealden District Council is supporting 60 local organisations through its community grants scheme this year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053CommunityGrantshelp60localorganisations371655.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051WinningcouncilcontractsonthemenuatJuneBusinessbreakfast371516.aspx Winning council contracts on the menu at June Business breakfast Understanding how best to win contracts for council services is the topic for discussion at the next Wealden Business Breakfast, taking place on Tuesday 28 June at Wellshurst Golf Club in Hellingly. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051WinningcouncilcontractsonthemenuatJuneBusinessbreakfast371516.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050TaketheBusforaWalk371387.aspx Take the Bus for a Walk A new Saturday bus service has been launched to take walkers from Uckfield to the heart of Ashdown Forest. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050TaketheBusforaWalk371387.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049ComputingisapieceofcakeinPolegate371373.aspx Computing is a piece of cake in Polegate On Monday 4 July, Wealden District Council’s popular Coffee, Cakes, Computers and a Whole Lot More! digital skills event returns, this time in Polegate. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049ComputingisapieceofcakeinPolegate371373.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_047Celebrating25yearsofSafetyinAction370816.aspx Celebrating 25 years of Safety in Action Wealden is celebrating 25 years of Safety in Action, the innovative learning-through-experience partnership which has benefited over 16,000 Wealden primary school children. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_047Celebrating25yearsofSafetyinAction370816.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045FirstengagementforWealdensnewchairman370524.aspx First engagement for Wealden’s new chairman The first public engagement for Councillor Christopher Hardy, the new chairman of Wealden District, was attending the launch of the Wealden Dementia Action Alliance in Hailsham Civic Community Centre. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045FirstengagementforWealdensnewchairman370524.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_044Wealdendrop-insupportstakingpartinthecommunity369958.aspx Wealden drop-in supports taking part in the community People with mental health needs and those with autism and mental health needs are being encouraged to take an active part in their local communities by dropping-in to a FREE monthly session from Southdown Housing’s East Sussex Community Links team. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_044Wealdendrop-insupportstakingpartinthecommunity369958.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043NominateyourSussexFoodandDrinkfavourites369924.aspx Nominate your Sussex Food and Drink favourites Foodies from across Sussex are being called on to nominate their favourite food and drink producers, sellers, chefs, cooks and stores for the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2017. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043NominateyourSussexFoodandDrinkfavourites369924.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheresultoftheSussexPoliceandCrimeCommissionerelections369908.aspx The result of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner elections The successful candidate in the 2016 Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner elections is Katy Bourne, who was elected with a total of 139,335 votes in a two stage count. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheresultoftheSussexPoliceandCrimeCommissionerelections369908.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041JointheAlliancetomakeWealdendementiafriendly369829.aspx Join the Alliance to make Wealden dementia friendly Wealden District Council is inviting residents, organisations and businesses to support the launch of the Wealden Dementia Action Alliance on Thursday 19 May at Hailsham Civic Community Hall from 1-3pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041JointheAlliancetomakeWealdendementiafriendly369829.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_3SCThreeCountiesDevolution369864.aspx 3SC Three Counties Devolution In the latest update on devolution plans to give more power to the counties of East and West Sussex and Surrey (3SC), Wealden Council Leader Bob Standley said he was hoping there would be “more meat on the bone” of the 3SC proposals by the July meeting. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_3SCThreeCountiesDevolution369864.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042Wealdentoboostbusinessestodigitalfuture369919.aspx Wealden to boost businesses to digital future This June, Wealden District Council is offering local businesses the chance to learn how to succeed in establishing themselves online by enrolling on a Digital Business Skills course. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042Wealdentoboostbusinessestodigitalfuture369919.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040SurveyofrailpassengersusingstationsontheUckfieldLine369706.aspx Survey of rail passengers using stations on the Uckfield Line The Wealden Bus Alliance is carrying out a survey of railway passengers to ascertain if there is sufficient demand for an early morning and evening commuter bus service to the stations at Buxted, Crowborough and Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040SurveyofrailpassengersusingstationsontheUckfieldLine369706.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039Robustresponsetoplanningchanges369577.aspx Robust response to planning changes Following last autumn’s major consultation about the Wealden Local Plan,Wealden District Council will be carrying out further work and studies before publishing the Proposed Submission documents and making its recommendation to the Planning Inspector Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039Robustresponsetoplanningchanges369577.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Givecompostingago369508.aspx Give composting a go Are you giving away too much? Instead of throwing organic waste into the rubbish bin, why not use it to make your garden beautiful? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Givecompostingago369508.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Thursday5Mayisyouropportunity369509.aspx Thursday 5 May is your opportunity Thursday 5 May is your opportunity to have your say on how best to fight crime and manage our local police force. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Thursday5Mayisyouropportunity369509.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037ExcellentbathinginWealden369311.aspx Excellent bathing in Wealden The bathing conditions at Wealden’s two beaches have been classed as “excellent” according to the latest EU monitoring programme carried out by the Environment Agency Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037ExcellentbathinginWealden369311.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035Allunderoneroof369181.aspx All under one roof The launch of a new community hub, placing public and community services under one roof in the heart of Heathfield, could be the way forward for other Wealden communities. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035Allunderoneroof369181.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheFoodbankatHellingly369251.aspx The Foodbank at Hellingly The distribution venue and times for the Foodbank at Hellingly have changed. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheFoodbankatHellingly369251.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032LastchancetotellWealdenofwi-fiwoesandphonefailures368861.aspx Last chance to tell Wealden of wi-fi woes and phone failures Wealden residents have until next Monday, April 18 to tell the Council about their daily experiences of mobile phone reception and access to the internet. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032LastchancetotellWealdenofwi-fiwoesandphonefailures368861.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MakesureyouareregisteredtovotetotakepartinthePoliceandCrimeCommissionerelections369025.aspx Make sure you are registered to vote to take part in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections The deadline to register to vote in the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner elections is Monday 18 April. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MakesureyouareregisteredtovotetotakepartinthePoliceandCrimeCommissionerelections369025.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033MasterchefwinnercookingonWealden368864.aspx Masterchef winner cooking on Wealden Peter Bayless, BBC Masterchef Winner in 2006, will be cooking at a selection of Wealden markets – in support of the Love Your Local Market campaign. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033MasterchefwinnercookingonWealden368864.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034MyAlertsemailservicelaunchedbyWealdenDistrictCouncil368967.aspx My Alerts email service launched by Wealden District Council Wealden District Council has launched a free weekly email information service, My Alerts. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034MyAlertsemailservicelaunchedbyWealdenDistrictCouncil368967.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RealNappyWeek2016369085.aspx Real Nappy Week 2016 As part of Real Nappy Week, 18 April - 24 April Wealden District Council is offering Wealden parents the opportunity to try out Real Nappies for FREE. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RealNappyWeek2016369085.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CandidatesfortheSussexPoliceCrimeCommissionerelections368747.aspx Candidates for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner elections The following have been nominated to stand for election to the post of Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 5 May: Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CandidatesfortheSussexPoliceCrimeCommissionerelections368747.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031Sussexlandlordsmakeyourpubtheheartofthecommunity368711.aspx Sussex landlords make your pub the heart of the community On Tuesday 19 April, Wealden District Council, Pub is The Hub and East Sussex County Council is inviting rural pub landlords to the Reid Hall, for the launch of a new initiative that will boost trade and help their community. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031Sussexlandlordsmakeyourpubtheheartofthecommunity368711.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030ImprovementstocarparksinWealden368323.aspx Improvements to car parks in Wealden The final phase of a series of improvements to Wealden’s car parks will begin this month. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030ImprovementstocarparksinWealden368323.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029DigitalEaglessoarintoFairwarppub368082.aspx Digital Eagles soar into Fairwarp pub From April 13, the Foresters Arms pub in Fairwarp is teaming up with Barclays Digital Eagles to offer local residents a free seven week course to learn how and why they should be using the internet and brushing up their online skills. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029DigitalEaglessoarintoFairwarppub368082.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027TheverybestofSussexfoodandwine367747.aspx The very best of Sussex food and wine This year’s Wealden Food and Wine Festival returns to Pevensey Castle on Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027TheverybestofSussexfoodandwine367747.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_028FindoutmoreabouttheHailshamAreaActionPlan367798.aspx Find out more about the Hailsham Area Action Plan Learn about the progress being made with The Hailsham Area Action Plan at the Hailsham Town Meeting on Tuesday 19 April. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_028FindoutmoreabouttheHailshamAreaActionPlan367798.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_024JointheBigWealdenSwitch367058.aspx Join the Big Wealden Switch Wealden residents are being urged to sign up to a no-obligation Council-backed switching deal to reduce their household energy bills. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_024JointheBigWealdenSwitch367058.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025FunandSafetyinCrowborough367003.aspx Fun and Safety in Crowborough Crowborough Fire Station will be hosting Wealden District Council’s renowned Fun and Safety Day from 10:00am to 1pm on Wednesday 6 April. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025FunandSafetyinCrowborough367003.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_026Meetingthehousingneed367012.aspx Meeting the housing need Wealden District Council has just given planning approval for 67 new self- contained apartments for older people at the former Grants Hill House, Oaklea Way, Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_026Meetingthehousingneed367012.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Lastcallforcandidates367438.aspx Last call for candidates The closing date for nominations to stand as a candidate in the forthcoming Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner elections is 4pm on Thursday 7 April. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Lastcallforcandidates367438.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_023FunandSafetyatUckfieldFireStation366849.aspx Fun and Safety at Uckfield Fire Station On Wednesday 30 March, Uckfield Fire Station will once again be the host for Wealden District Council’s ever-popular Fun and Safety Day, which runs from 10am to 1pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_023FunandSafetyatUckfieldFireStation366849.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Setanegg-sampleandrecyclethisEaster366854.aspx Set an egg-sample and recycle this Easter This Easter, Wealden District Council is urging residents to make the most of their egg-cellent facilities and recycle as much as possible. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Setanegg-sampleandrecyclethisEaster366854.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022Offthepegpurchaseprovidesnewhousingopportunity366826.aspx Off the peg purchase provides new housing opportunity Wealden District Council has completed the purchase of 20 affordable retirement flats at London Road, Hailsham, from McCarthy and Stone. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022Offthepegpurchaseprovidesnewhousingopportunity366826.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_021Prisonforflytipper366814.aspx Prison for fly tipper A prolific fly tipper has been sentenced to 13 months imprisonment for dumping rubbish in Wealden. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_021Prisonforflytipper366814.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Yourchancetohaveasayinlocalpolicing366817.aspx Your chance to have a say in local policing The election for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner takes place on Thursday 5 May across East and West Sussex and in Brighton and Hove. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Yourchancetohaveasayinlocalpolicing366817.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_020Twoawardsforcustomerservice366694.aspx Two awards for customer service Wealden District Council’s Land Charges team has won two awards for Customer Service at the 2016 Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_020Twoawardsforcustomerservice366694.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_019Bewarelandplotters366663.aspx Beware land plotters Wealden District Council is warning landowners and prospective buyers not to be taken in by attempts to divide agricultural land into small plots for sale, under the false pretence that can be used for housing. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_019Bewarelandplotters366663.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WehavebeenCleaningfortheQueen366556.aspx We have been Cleaning for the Queen The Chairman of Wealden District Council, Cllr Barby Dashwood-Morris, joined villagers in Laughton on Saturday morning as they took part in the Clean for the Queen initiative, as part of the celebrations for Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WehavebeenCleaningfortheQueen366556.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Makeyourmatesmakeadifference366449.aspx Make your mates make a difference Elections are happening on 5 May 2016 and there are still lots of young people who aren't registered to vote. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Makeyourmatesmakeadifference366449.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_017ItisnottoolatetoCleanforTheQueen365866.aspx It is not too late to Clean for The Queen Clean for The Queen, the biggest community-led clean up the country has ever seen is coming up this weekend. But there’s still time to get involved and help to make where you live spick and span. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_017ItisnottoolatetoCleanforTheQueen365866.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_018PeopleMatterexpandtoHeathfieldfromMarch365877.aspx People Matter expand to Heathfield from March People Matter, the organisation that provides information, advice and guidance to local jobseekers, are offering a new drop-in service at Heathfield library every Tuesday starting from March 8. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_018PeopleMatterexpandtoHeathfieldfromMarch365877.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_016SportclubsadvicenightinUckfield365819.aspx Sport clubs advice night in Uckfield On Tuesday 5 April, Active Sussex will be offering Wealden sports clubs FREE advice and guidance at a Club Roadshow event in Uckfield, featuring a keynote speech from Dick Knight, former Chairman of Brighton and Hove Albion. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_016SportclubsadvicenightinUckfield365819.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_015Firstincreaseforfiveyears365631.aspx First increase for five years Wealden District Council decided today to increase the Wealden share of this year’s council tax by 1.9 %. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_015Firstincreaseforfiveyears365631.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_013planningcommitteedecision.aspx High Court vindication for planning committee decision Wealden District Council has welcomed the High Court ruling which overturns a Planning Inspector’s decision Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_013planningcommitteedecision.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ReadyforElections2016.aspx Get ready for important elections in 2016 Get ready for important elections in 2016 Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ReadyforElections2016.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CleanForTheQueen.aspx Wealden supports call to Clean for The Queen Vacuum your villages and spruce up your towns! Wealden supports call to Clean for The Queen Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CleanForTheQueen.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FilmSets.aspx Hundreds learn about using lands and property for film sets Hundreds learn about using lands and property for film sets Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FilmSets.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Additionalruralsupportwelcomed363674.aspx Additional rural support welcomed Wealden District Council has welcomed the additional funding from central government of £321,084 in 2016/17 through the Rural Services Delivery Grant. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Additionalruralsupportwelcomed363674.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ExtrapromotionforWealdentourism363677.aspx Extra promotion for Wealden tourism Wealden’s Wealden Do Sussex 2016 tourist guide was launched this Wednesday by Council Chairman Barby Dashwood-Morris at Rathfinny Estate in Alfriston. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ExtrapromotionforWealdentourism363677.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_010HelpingWealdencommunitiesbecomestronger363447.aspx Helping Wealden communities become stronger Grants of up to £10,000 a year are available to help communities in Wealden become stronger and more resilient. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_010HelpingWealdencommunitiesbecomestronger363447.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011Freebusinessgrowthseminars363523.aspx Free business growth seminars Wealden District Council is teaming up with Pro-Actions to offer local businesses a FREE seminar on ‘How to take your business to the next level – and succeed!’ Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011Freebusinessgrowthseminars363523.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009Notspotsandendlessbuffering363362.aspx Not spots and endless buffering Not spots and endless buffering? Is that your experience of mobile phone and internet communications in Wealden? Take part in our survey Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009Notspotsandendlessbuffering363362.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008WealdenGuideshighlightbestattractions363335.aspx Wealden Guides highlight best attractions Wealden District Council has produced the latest Wealden Do the Best Attractions Guide, highlighting the many tourist sites, benefits, events and days out in Wealden. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008WealdenGuideshighlightbestattractions363335.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004ActiononthefutureofHailsham363113.aspx Action on the future of Hailsham The first formal meeting of the Hailsham Area Action Plan (HAAP) Steering Group will take place on 2 February at 2pm at the Wealden District Council offices on Vicarage Lane, with members of the public invited to hear the discussion. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004ActiononthefutureofHailsham363113.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007Counciltaxincreaseproposed363301.aspx Council tax increase proposed After a five year council tax freeze, Wealden’s Cabinet is proposing a 1.9 per cent increase. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007Counciltaxincreaseproposed363301.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005FreeFunandSafetyinHailshamthisFebruary363309.aspx Free Fun and Safety in Hailsham this February A firm favourite with youngsters, Wealden District Council’s Fun and Safety play day returns to the Hailsham East Children’s Centre in Vega Close, Hailsham on Thursday 18 February from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005FreeFunandSafetyinHailshamthisFebruary363309.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HolocaustMemorialDay2016363209.aspx Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 A display of photographs is taking place in the public access area of Wealden District Council’s Hailsham offices in Vicarage Lane to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HolocaustMemorialDay2016363209.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006Jointhedriveforyourvotingrights363296.aspx Join the drive for your voting rights Wealden District Council encourages anyone not yet registered to vote to take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive,1-7 February. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006Jointhedriveforyourvotingrights363296.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Tuesday12JanuaryRecyclingCollections362474.aspx Tuesday 12 January Recycling Collections Due to a collection vehicle breakdown on Tuesday 12 January, some collections of the recycling bins and boxes for glass have been missed in the Forest Row, Danehill, Chelwood Gate and Furners Green areas. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Tuesday12JanuaryRecyclingCollections362474.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_2016PoliceandCrimeCommissionerelections362437.aspx 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner elections The 2016 election for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner takes place on 5 May, 2016. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_2016PoliceandCrimeCommissionerelections362437.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003UckfieldstorewinsFestiveWindowCompetition362464.aspx Uckfield store wins Festive Window Competition Following thousands of votes, and some very stiff competition, Josefina in Uckfield has been crowed as the winner of the first Wealden District Council Streets Ahead Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003UckfieldstorewinsFestiveWindowCompetition362464.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wetwinterweather344733.aspx Wet winter weather Following much rain in the District over the past few days, be prepared for the possibility of flooding. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wetwinterweather344733.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002Wealden2016ApprenticeshipSchemeNowOpen361951.aspx Wealden 2016 Apprenticeship Scheme Now Open Wealden District Council is now accepting applications for the next year of its hugely successful apprenticeship scheme, operated in partnership with Sussex Downs College. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002Wealden2016ApprenticeshipSchemeNowOpen361951.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001GoaheadforSANGSandSAMMS362207.aspx Go ahead for SANGS and SAMMS Two new words which mean progress and protection for the north of Wealden and the Ashdown Forest are fast becoming a reality, thanks to forward funding by Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001GoaheadforSANGSandSAMMS362207.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TakepartintheWealdenBudgetconsultation362160.aspx Take part in the Wealden Budget consultation Cabinet is consulting on a proposed 1.9% rise in the Wealden share of residents’ council tax as part of its 2016/17 budget. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TakepartintheWealdenBudgetconsultation362160.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_106AYearofManyAchievements361965.aspx A Year of Many Achievements In what was described as a Year of Many Achievements, the Chairman of Wealden District Council, Barby Dashwood-Morris paid tribute to the Council’s staff at an awards ceremony held at the Civic Community Centre in Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_106AYearofManyAchievements361965.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_105ThirtypercentmorewasteisproducedatChristmas361808.aspx Thirty percent more waste is produced at Christmas Loads of plastics, wrapping paper, glass and card gets thrown away in the rubbish bin over the long Christmas break- when it could just as easily be recycled. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_105ThirtypercentmorewasteisproducedatChristmas361808.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_104PeopleMatteryearofsuccessinWealden361803.aspx People Matter year of success in Wealden Since March 2015, People Matter has helped over 100 clients in their regular drop in sessions at the Wealden District Council offices in Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_104PeopleMatteryearofsuccessinWealden361803.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_103Wealdenhelpspreparestudentsforthefuture361670.aspx Wealden helps prepare students for the future On 15 December, Wealden District Council joined up with other local organisations and businesses at Hailsham Community College to help prepare students for the future by holding a practice interview day. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_103Wealdenhelpspreparestudentsforthefuture361670.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_101VoteforthemostfestiveshopdisplayinWealden361159.aspx Vote for the most festive shop display in Wealden Wealden District Council is asking its residents to cast their vote in the first Streets Ahead Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition to select the best festive window display in the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_101VoteforthemostfestiveshopdisplayinWealden361159.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_102MoreaffordablehomesbeingbuiltinWealden361177.aspx More affordable homes being built in Wealden There has been a sharp increase in the number of affordable homes built in Wealden over the past three months. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_102MoreaffordablehomesbeingbuiltinWealden361177.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_100Twomillionpoundboostforinfrastructureimprovements361028.aspx Two million pound boost for infrastructure improvements Infrastructure improvements in Wealden are set to get a head start thanks to the transfer of a £2 million underspend into the District Council’s new Revolving Infrastructure Fund. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_100Twomillionpoundboostforinfrastructureimprovements361028.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_099GethomesafethisChristmas360844.aspx Get home safe this Christmas MAKE sure you only used licenced taxis when paying for a ride home this festive season – that is the advice from Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_099GethomesafethisChristmas360844.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_098ExcitingproposalsforGrantsHillHouse360615.aspx Exciting proposals for Grants Hill House Wealden residents are being asked for their views about the redevelopment of the Grants Hill House sheltered housing scheme in Uckfield to provide high quality affordable homes for older people Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_098ExcitingproposalsforGrantsHillHouse360615.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_LocalPlanconsultationcontinuesuntil14December360519.aspx Local Plan consultation continues until 14 December The Issues, Options and Recommendations Local Plan consultation closes on Monday 14 December at 5pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_LocalPlanconsultationcontinuesuntil14December360519.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_097ThinkLocalonSaturday5December360478.aspx Think Local on Saturday 5 December Wealden residents are being urged to Think Local when it comes to Christmas shopping this year and make the most of Small Business Saturday on Saturday 5 December. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_097ThinkLocalonSaturday5December360478.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepaneyeopenforyournewrecyclingcalendar360490.aspx Keep an eye open for your new recycling calendar Your new recycling and garden waste calendars will shortly be arriving through your letterbox. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepaneyeopenforyournewrecyclingcalendar360490.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_096ProposalsfornewelectoralwardboundariesinWealden360290.aspx Proposals for new electoral ward boundaries in Wealden Wealden District Councillors are submitting proposals for new electoral ward boundaries in the District in response to the Local Government Boundary Commission’s request for proposals to provide better balance to the ward sizes across the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_096ProposalsfornewelectoralwardboundariesinWealden360290.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_092Wealdensupportsstudentsintothefuture359828.aspx Wealden supports students into the future On Monday 9 November, nearly 500 students from across Wealden received advice and guidance on their future at the Wealden Works Career Fair 2015. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_092Wealdensupportsstudentsintothefuture359828.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_094WealdencallsonbusinessestodressupforChristmas359862.aspx Wealden calls on businesses to dress up for Christmas Wealden District Council is inviting all shops and businesses from across the District to get into the festive spirit by entering the first Streets Ahead Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_094WealdencallsonbusinessestodressupforChristmas359862.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Concernedaboutterroristthreats359825.aspx Concerned about terrorist threats With increased sensitivity about the risk of possible terrorist activity, local organisations like Wealden District Council are working with Sussex Police to try to spot early signs of any terrorist activity. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Concernedaboutterroristthreats359825.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_093Takingastandagainstdomesticviolence359815.aspx Taking a stand against domestic violence Frontline staff at Wealden District Council are to receive awareness training in domestic abuse as part of the Council’s drive to become a White Ribbon accredited authority. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_093Takingastandagainstdomesticviolence359815.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_083LetusknowyourviewsontheLocalPlan358310.aspx Let us know your views on the Local Plan A series of seven public exhibitions, looking at the Issues, Options and Recommendations outlined in the new Wealden Local, begins on Thursday 22 October. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_083LetusknowyourviewsontheLocalPlan358310.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_091ProposedchangestoCouncilTaxSupportScheme359296.aspx Proposed changes to Council Tax Support Scheme Following a nine week consultation, Wealden District Council is recommending changes to its Council Tax Support Scheme for 2016/17. A final decision will be made at Full Council on 25 November. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_091ProposedchangestoCouncilTaxSupportScheme359296.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090WealdenbacksYouthRadiotakeover359225.aspx Wealden backs Youth Radio takeover Wealden District Council is backing the 15th annual broadcast of Eastbourne Youth Radio. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090WealdenbacksYouthRadiotakeover359225.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089Donotmissoutongranthelp359114.aspx Do not miss out on grant help There is still time to apply for over £100,000 worth of Community Grants from Wealden District Council for a wide range of projects including those with environmental benefits. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089Donotmissoutongranthelp359114.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_088WealdenRemembersonArmisticeDay358920.aspx Wealden Remembers on Armistice Day On Sunday November 8, Members of Wealden District Council will be honouring those who gave their lives in the service of their country at Remembrance Day services across the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_088WealdenRemembersonArmisticeDay358920.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenandRotherRuralPartnershipopenforfunding358896.aspx Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership open for funding EU grants totalling £1.472 million are now available to businesses in the rural areas of Wealden and Rother through the WARR Partnership. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenandRotherRuralPartnershipopenforfunding358896.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DelayedRecyclingCollectionsintheWadhurstArea358699.aspx Delayed Recycling Collections in the Wadhurst Area Wealden District Council and Kier regret any inconvenience that may be caused by the delayed collections of recycling in the Wadhurst area on Monday 26 October. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DelayedRecyclingCollectionsintheWadhurstArea358699.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087LooktothefuturewiththeWealdenWorkscareersfair358672.aspx Look to the future with the Wealden Works careers fair On Monday 9 November, Wealden District Council is inviting all under 25 year olds from across the District to the FREE Wealden Works Careers Fair, taking place at the East Sussex National hotel, near Uckfield, from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087LooktothefuturewiththeWealdenWorkscareersfair358672.aspx?RSS=True