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_005Yourhealth.Youoweittoyourself389584.aspx Your health. You owe it to yourself Wealden District Council has launched a new website, Healthy Wealden, to encourage residents to stay active and healthy. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005Yourhealth.Youoweittoyourself389584.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004Access2HealthcareseeksdriversinHailsham389459.aspx Access2Healthcare seeks drivers in Hailsham The Access2Healthcare Scheme which provides home to surgery transport in Uckfield is being introduced to Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004Access2HealthcareseeksdriversinHailsham389459.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002Bogustaxidriverfinedanddisqualifiedfromdriving389315.aspx Bogus taxi driver fined and disqualified from driving Following a case brought by Wealden District Council, a Wealden man who was operating an un-licensed taxi service has been fined £4,700 and disqualified from driving for 18 months. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002Bogustaxidriverfinedanddisqualifiedfromdriving389315.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003Keepyouremergencyplansup-to-date389369.aspx Keep your emergency plans up-to-date With winter upon us, local villages and towns are reminded about the importance of making sure their community emergency plans are up-to-date Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003Keepyouremergencyplansup-to-date389369.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001Stillnocentralheating389238.aspx Still no central heating Wealden District Council has teamed up with National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solutions to help install oil central heating in homes without any central heating. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001Stillnocentralheating389238.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_095Whathasbeenhappeningin2017389101.aspx What has been happening in 2017 Councillor Chris Hardy, the Chairman of Wealden District Council, provides a short review of what’s being happening this year in the world of Wealden. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_095Whathasbeenhappeningin2017389101.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_097WelikeitheresayWealdenresidents389171.aspx We like it here, say Wealden residents Nine out of ten Wealden residents like living here, and three quarters are satisfied with the way the District Council runs things. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_097WelikeitheresayWealdenresidents389171.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_096TheFlowerShopbloomstoChristmaswindowvictory389155.aspx The Flower Shop blooms to Christmas window victory Congratulations to The Flower Shop in Uckfield, winner of the 2017 Wealden District Council’s Best Dressed Christmas Shop Window Competition. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_096TheFlowerShopbloomstoChristmaswindowvictory389155.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_094Respondingtochallengingtimes388986.aspx Responding to challenging times Wealden District Council’s Cabinet is recommending a council tax increase of £5 a year for Band D properties, with proportional increases for other bands Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_094Respondingtochallengingtimes388986.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_093ExcitingstepforWealdenDistrictCouncil388927.aspx Exciting step for Wealden District Council The Vicarage Fields Shopping Centre in Hailsham has a new owner – Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_093ExcitingstepforWealdenDistrictCouncil388927.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_092Toptipsforalow-wastefestiveseason388871.aspx Top tips for a low-waste festive season Christmas is great fun…but we don’t half produce a lot of rubbish at the end of it. That is why recycling at this time of year is so important. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_092Toptipsforalow-wastefestiveseason388871.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_091GethomesafethisChristmas388810.aspx Get home safe this Christmas When out and about enjoying the festivities this Christmas, don’t forget who’s going to be driving you home. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_091GethomesafethisChristmas388810.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontowastecollectionsMonday11December388712.aspx Disruption to waste collections Monday 11 December Poor road conditions caused by the snow in some parts of the District has meant that some refuse and recycling collections could not be completed today,11 December. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontowastecollectionsMonday11December388712.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Voteonthemostwonderfulwindowoftheyear388646.aspx Vote on the most wonderful window of the year The entries are in, so you decide who should be the winner of the 2017 Wealden District Council’s Best Dressed Christmas Shop Window Competition. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Voteonthemostwonderfulwindowoftheyear388646.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takingcareincoldweather388654.aspx Taking care in cold weather It’s important to look after yourself during cold weather. And look after others – please check on frail or older neighbours or relatives, especially those living alone or who have serious illnesses to make sure they are safe, warm and well. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takingcareincoldweather388654.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090PlatinumcelebrationsinWealden388591.aspx Platinum celebrations in Wealden Wealden District Council joined with Buckingham Palace last month in celebrating Platinum wedding anniversaries. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090PlatinumcelebrationsinWealden388591.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BecomeaRedCrossCommunityReserveVolunteer388533.aspx Become a Red Cross Community Reserve Volunteer The Red Cross is looking for Community Reserve Volunteers to support its trained volunteers in emergencies. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BecomeaRedCrossCommunityReserveVolunteer388533.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089Wealdenresponsetonewconstituencyproposals388384.aspx Wealden response to new constituency proposals Wealden District Council has responded to the Boundary Commission for England’s consultation which sees the creation of two new Parliamentary constituencies within the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089Wealdenresponsetonewconstituencyproposals388384.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollectionsonMonday27November2017388376.aspx Disruption to Garden Waste Collections on Monday 27 November 2017 Wealden District Council and its collection contractor Kier are very sorry to advise that some collections of garden waste may not be completed due to staff shortages. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollectionsonMonday27November2017388376.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_088ChangesinWealdengardenwastecollectionsin2019388329.aspx Changes in Wealden garden waste collections in 2019 Wealden District Council will be looking to introduce customer charges for garden waste collections when the new Joint Waste Contract for refuse and recycling comes into effect. The new contract doesn’t begin for another 18 months until June 2019. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_088ChangesinWealdengardenwastecollectionsin2019388329.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087Wealdenlauncheslocalfestiveeventslisting387807.aspx Wealden launches local festive events listing Christmas is a busy time. To make sure you don’t miss out on local festivities we have produced a Christmas events and market flyer highlighting the merry goings-on taking place across the District on the run up to Christmas. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087Wealdenlauncheslocalfestiveeventslisting387807.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_084Licensingexpertwinsprestigiousaward387695.aspx Licensing expert wins prestigious award Andy Eaton, a lawyer with Rother and Wealden’s Shared Legal Service, has been honoured with a Fellowship of the Institute of Licensing for the contribution he has made to licensing. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_084Licensingexpertwinsprestigiousaward387695.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_083HaveyoursayonthenewParliamentaryconstituencyproposals387625.aspx Have your say on the new Parliamentary constituency proposals Residents in Crowborough, Uckfield, Hailsham, Horam, Heathfield and the rest of Wealden have until 11 December to comment on the new Parliamentary boundary proposals which will see the existing Wealden constituency divided into two new constituencies Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_083HaveyoursayonthenewParliamentaryconstituencyproposals387625.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DistrictsandBoroughLeaderssupporttheEastSussexfairerfundingcampaign387549.aspx Districts and Borough Leaders support the East Sussex fairer funding campaign Leaders of all district and borough councils in East Sussex, including Wealden, have thrown their weight behind a campaign calling for fairer funding for the county. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DistrictsandBoroughLeaderssupporttheEastSussexfairerfundingcampaign387549.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_082PublishedevidencenextsteptowardsWealdenLocalPlan387487.aspx Published evidence next step towards Wealden Local Plan Wealden District Council has published comprehensive reports regarding current and future air quality for Ashdown Forest, Pevensey Levels and Lewes Downs. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_082PublishedevidencenextsteptowardsWealdenLocalPlan387487.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenRemembers387488.aspx Wealden Remembers Over the weekend of November 11 and 12, 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_WealdenRemembers387488.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Conmenclaimingoverweightbinpayments387491.aspx Con men claiming overweight bin payments We have had reports of con men operating in neighbouring local authorities of con men claiming to be employees of Kier, our waste and recycling contractor, and requesting Christmas tips and payments to empty overweight brown bins. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Conmenclaimingoverweightbinpayments387491.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoWasteCollectionsonWednesday1November2017387483.aspx Disruption to Waste Collections on Wednesday 1 November 2017 Wealden District Council and its collection contractor Kier are very sorry to advise that some garden waste collections could not be completed on Wednesday 1 November due to operational issues.  The areas affected include: Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoWasteCollectionsonWednesday1November2017387483.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_081ImprovinghousingopportunitiesinWealden387276.aspx Improving housing opportunities in Wealden Wealden’s new Housing Strategy 2017-20 highlights the work being done by the Council to increase the supply of affordable homes for local people. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_081ImprovinghousingopportunitiesinWealden387276.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Disposaloffireashandvacuumcleanerdust387337.aspx Disposal of fire ash and vacuum cleaner dust Fire ash and vacuum cleaner dust can be a real problem for the collection crews. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Disposaloffireashandvacuumcleanerdust387337.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_080Wealdenoffershelptogetonline387266.aspx Wealden offers help to get online On Wednesday 8 November, Coffee, Cakes & Computers - the FREE drop-in computer advice sessions from Wealden District Council - is coming to Heathfield at State Hall on Station Road from 10am-12pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_080Wealdenoffershelptogetonline387266.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Counciltaxbandingappeals380885.aspx Council tax banding appeals If you think your council tax band is incorrect, you can appeal, for free, to the Valuation Agency Office. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Counciltaxbandingappeals380885.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_079Providingabetterserviceforlocalpeople387157.aspx Providing a better service for local people Work started today on Wealden’s new purpose built, non-denominational crematorium. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_079Providingabetterserviceforlocalpeople387157.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ChurchcoombeCommunityAssociationplayproject387092.aspx Churchcoombe Community Association play project Churchcoombe Community Association, Uckfield, has bagged £2,000 from a Tesco’s Bags of Help funding scheme to help carry out improvements to its Hughes Way Play Area project. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ChurchcoombeCommunityAssociationplayproject387092.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollectionsonFriday13October386983.aspx Disruption to Garden Waste Collections on Friday 13 October Wealden District Council and its collection contractor Kier are very sorry to advise that some collections of garden waste may not be completed today due to staff shortages. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollectionsonFriday13October386983.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_078HelpingcreateahealthierWealden387032.aspx Helping create a healthier Wealden The new Healthy Wealden Strategy, approved at Cabinet, aims to work with local residents to encourage them to take a greater responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_078HelpingcreateahealthierWealden387032.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_077SmartEnergygetsnoticed386741.aspx Smart Energy gets noticed Following on from the success of its recent Big Wealden Switch campaigns, Wealden District Council has been shortlisted for its community approach to encouraging sustainability in local parishes. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_077SmartEnergygetsnoticed386741.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076Futuredevelopmentbenefittingoldandyoung386673.aspx Future development benefitting old and young Building work is well underway at Wealden District Council’s £10m Retirement Living scheme Grants Hill Court, with local contractors providing the construction skills. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076Futuredevelopmentbenefittingoldandyoung386673.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_075Celebratingloveandcommitment386626.aspx Celebrating love and commitment To honour Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and celebrate their Platinum Wedding Anniversary on November 20, Wealden District Council would like to hear from local couples who are also celebrating 70 years of marriage. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_075Celebratingloveandcommitment386626.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FreeelectricblankettestinginWealden386543.aspx Free electric blanket testing in Wealden East Sussex Fire and Rescue is holding free electric blanket testing sessions across Wealden this week. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FreeelectricblankettestinginWealden386543.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_074WealdenWorksforabrighterfuture386532.aspx Wealden Works: for a brighter future Wealden District Council are inviting everyone aged 25 or under to get free advice on their future career options at the Wealden Works Careers Fair, taking place at the East Sussex National Hotel in Uckfield (TN22 5ES) on Monday 2 October, 9:30am-3pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_074WealdenWorksforabrighterfuture386532.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_072Recyclingisworthit386367.aspx Recycling is worth it Wealden District Council is supporting this year’s National Recycle Week campaign, which takes place from 25 September – 1 October. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_072Recyclingisworthit386367.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_073BirlingGapstepsaremoving386421.aspx Birling Gap steps are moving Work will start shortly to relocate the steps at Birling Gap to a safer anchorage following significant erosion of the chalk face over the last few years. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_073BirlingGapstepsaremoving386421.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_071RSPCAwelfareawardforWealdenDistrictCouncil386301.aspx RSPCA welfare award for Wealden District Council Wealden District Council has been given the RSPCA’s Bronze Community Animal Welfare Footprint Award for the work it does in protecting pet welfare in its 3,100 council homes. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_071RSPCAwelfareawardforWealdenDistrictCouncil386301.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Youhavereceivedoneofthesealready386189.aspx You have received one of these already Every household in Wealden will have received their Household Enquiry Form from Wealden District Council’s Electoral Services. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Youhavereceivedoneofthesealready386189.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_070MoviesMakeMemories386243.aspx Movies Make Memories The Wealden Dementia Action Alliance is recognising Alzheimer’s Month with another one of its special dementia-friendly screenings designed to support people living with dementia, their families, friends and carers at the Hailsham Pavilion Cinema. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_070MoviesMakeMemories386243.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_069WealdenCommunityGrantsareopenuntil30November386126.aspx Wealden Community Grants are open until 30 November Grants are available from Wealden District Council to help local groups and village organisations continue the valuable work they do for the community. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_069WealdenCommunityGrantsareopenuntil30November386126.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_IntroductionofaPublicSpacesProtectionOrder386049.aspx Introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order Wealden District Council’s current Dog Control Order, The Fouling of Land by Dogs Order 2013, is coming to an end shortly. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_IntroductionofaPublicSpacesProtectionOrder386049.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoWasteCollectionsonMonday4September2017386046.aspx Disruption to Waste Collections on Monday 4 September 2017 Wealden District Council and its collection contractor Kier are very sorry to advise that some collections may not be completed today due to staff shortages. The areas affected include: Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoWasteCollectionsonMonday4September2017386046.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_068NusGhaniopensnewWealdendevelopment386036.aspx Nus Ghani opens new Wealden development Nus Ghani, the MP for Wealden, has formally opened Wealden District Council’s latest affordable housing development, Leap Close in Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_068NusGhaniopensnewWealdendevelopment386036.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_067Councilhelpstocrackcomputerconundrums385995.aspx Council helps to crack computer conundrums Wealden District Council’s FREE computer advice sessions – Coffee, Cakes & Computers – returns at East Dean Village Hall on Thursday 21 September from 10am-12pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_067Councilhelpstocrackcomputerconundrums385995.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BincollectionsasnormalthisBankHoliday385989.aspx Bin collections as normal this Bank Holiday If you have a waste or recycling collection scheduled for Bank Holiday Monday 28 August please leave your bin out as normal. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BincollectionsasnormalthisBankHoliday385989.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055Areyoustillentitledtovote385924.aspx Are you still entitled to vote? Wealden residents will be receiving a form in the post asking them to check and update the information that appears on the electoral register for their address. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055Areyoustillentitledtovote385924.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_066GrowingoldactivelyinWealden385932.aspx Growing old actively in Wealden Memory Moments cafes are being held across Wealden as part of the seasonal celebration of older people across the country this September and October. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_066GrowingoldactivelyinWealden385932.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054BreatheinOwlsburyPark385788.aspx Breathe in Owlsbury Park Initial work has begun on Owlsbury Park, Wealden’s second open access countryside area, at Little Horsted near Uckfield, which will offer attractive views of the rolling Wealden countryside. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054BreatheinOwlsburyPark385788.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Thanksforrecycling-butsorrywecanttakejumpers385846.aspx Thanks for recycling- but sorry we can't take jumpers Thanks to the wonderful efforts of Wealden residents, we recycled over half of our household waste last year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Thanksforrecycling-butsorrywecanttakejumpers385846.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HolidayClubsatFreedomLeisure385726.aspx Holiday Clubs at Freedom Leisure Running out of ideas about what to do during the summer holidays? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HolidayClubsatFreedomLeisure385726.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053MoreresidentsmakeenergysavingsthroughtheBigWealdenSwitch385657.aspx More residents make energy savings through the Big Wealden Switch There has been a sharp increase in the number of Wealden residents benefiting from cheaper household energy bills by taking part the Big Wealden Switch. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053MoreresidentsmakeenergysavingsthroughtheBigWealdenSwitch385657.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoClinicalandGardenWasteCollections385632.aspx Disruption to Clinical and Garden Waste Collections Disruption to Clinical Waste and Sharps Collections For Tuesday 8 August 2017 Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoClinicalandGardenWasteCollections385632.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051SummerActivityDaysarehereagain385139.aspx Summer Activity Days are here again Summer holidays are here at last. Wealden’s free Summer Activity days are taking place near you, and the emphasis is on keeping active. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051SummerActivityDaysarehereagain385139.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050Morehelpforprivatehomes385070.aspx More help for private homes Wealden’s new Private Housing Financial Assistance policy will enable a wider range of assistance to be offered to disabled residents and help make empty properties habitable again. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050Morehelpforprivatehomes385070.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052LeapCrossbecomeshome385215.aspx Leap Cross becomes home Twelve local families have recently moved into Wealden’s new council housing development on London Road, Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052LeapCrossbecomeshome385215.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_KeepintouchwithOperationBlitz385277.aspx Keep in touch with Operation Blitz Wealden residents are being urged to make use of Sussex Police’s Operation Blitz to report incidents of small scale crime, vandalism and antisocial behaviour. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_KeepintouchwithOperationBlitz385277.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049Communitygrantsprovidethebuildingblocksforlocalorganisations385007.aspx Community grants provide the building blocks for local organisations Scout troops and sports clubs are among the beneficiaries of this year’s Wealden Community Capital Grants which are putting £80,000 back into Wealden towns and villages. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049Communitygrantsprovidethebuildingblocksforlocalorganisations385007.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Ouryearinfigures384776.aspx Our year in figures Wealden District Council's Cabinet welcomed the achievements and improvements contained in the Performance Report for 2016/17. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Ouryearinfigures384776.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_12TEST384780.aspx TEST TEST Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_12TEST384780.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048Grantsthatmakearealdifference384718.aspx Grants that make a real difference A five churches trail, a community play, a shed for woodwork classes, two new cornets and the refurbishment of a tuba are among the many local projects supported by this year’s Wealden Community Small Grants scheme. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048Grantsthatmakearealdifference384718.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Supportforpeoplewithdementiaandtheircarers384655.aspx Support for people with dementia and their carers Would you like to meet and socialise with other people with dementia and their carers, sharing experiences and increasing your support network? Then come to one of the East Sussex County Council Supper Clubs, held monthly across the county. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Supportforpeoplewithdementiaandtheircarers384655.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RefusevehicleaccessIssuesduetoovergrownvegetation384489.aspx Refuse vehicle access Issues due to overgrown vegetation Overgrown hedges and trees (particularly overhanging branches) at this time of year are a major cause of our Refuse Vehicles not being able to access certain roads. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RefusevehicleaccessIssuesduetoovergrownvegetation384489.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_StaySafeandEnjoytheCoast384467.aspx Stay Safe and Enjoy the Coast The power of the sea is continually eroding the coastline. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_StaySafeandEnjoytheCoast384467.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FirstclassbillingforNutleywindmill384333.aspx First class billing for Nutley windmill Nutley windmill, one of only five open trestle windmills to survive in Britain, has been given pride of place on a new first class stamp issued today by the Royal Mail. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FirstclassbillingforNutleywindmill384333.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_046ReserveyourspaceattheWealdenWorkscareersfairnow384392.aspx Reserve your space at the Wealden Works careers fair now Wealden District Council is inviting all local businesses to reserve a free space at the Wealden Works Careers Fair, taking place at East Sussex National on Monday 2 October, to promote their firm to young adults from across the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_046ReserveyourspaceattheWealdenWorkscareersfairnow384392.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Itisgoingtobehot384268.aspx It is going to be hot The Met Office is warning to expect very hot conditions over the coming week in the South East Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Itisgoingtobehot384268.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FreewoodworkingcoursesinHailsham384115.aspx Free woodworking courses in Hailsham Training Now has organised free woodworking classes in Hailsham every Tuesday and Thursday mornings Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FreewoodworkingcoursesinHailsham384115.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_SatisfactionsurveyofWealdenresidents384269.aspx Satisfaction survey of Wealden residents Wealden District Council is currently undertaking a Residents’ Satisfaction Survey across the Wealden District area. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_SatisfactionsurveyofWealdenresidents384269.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043HelpprovideshelterforvulnerableSyrianrefugees384041.aspx Help provide shelter for vulnerable Syrian refugees Private landlords and property owners are being asked to help Wealden play its part in answering the desperate need of vulnerable Syrian refugees Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043HelpprovideshelterforvulnerableSyrianrefugees384041.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenwastecollectionsintheDanehillarea9June383936.aspx Garden waste collections in the Danehill area 9 June Wealden District Council and our waste collection contractor, Kier, apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by the non-collection of garden waste due today, Friday 9 June, in the Danehill area. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenwastecollectionsintheDanehillarea9June383936.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042Helpinghouseholdersfacethethreatofflooding383984.aspx Helping householders face the threat of flooding Grants of up to £2,000 will be available to households in Alfriston, Forest Row, Hellingly and Uckfield to help install flood protection measures. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042Helpinghouseholdersfacethethreatofflooding383984.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenDisabilityInvolvementGroupislookingfornewmembers383871.aspx The Wealden Disability Involvement Group is looking for new members The Wealden Disability Group meets every month and advises the Council on how to make services accessible to our residents with disabilities. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenDisabilityInvolvementGroupislookingfornewmembers383871.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_JoinusforWalkingwebsitelaunch383849.aspx Join us for Walking website launch On June 10 come along to the launch of our new Wealden Do Walking website with a health walk around Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_JoinusforWalkingwebsitelaunch383849.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollections383793.aspx Disruption to Garden Waste Collections Wealden District Council and its collection contractor Kier apologise for any inconvenience caused by disruption to garden waste collections over the May Bank holiday weekend. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollections383793.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041NewhomesforTownFarm383795.aspx New homes for Town Farm Work has begun on Wealden District Council’s exciting new housing project in Town Farm, Hailsham, which will create 17 new council homes on the site of the former Elizabeth Court. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041NewhomesforTownFarm383795.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040Donotforgetyourpostalvote383738.aspx Do not forget your postal vote If you are using a postal vote to vote in the General Election on June 8, don’t forget to complete the ballot paper and post to us as soon as possible. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040Donotforgetyourpostalvote383738.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWastecollectionDelays383685.aspx Garden Waste collection delays 26 May We regret that, due to a staff shortage, it has not been possible to operate one of our garden waste collections in the north of the District today (26 May). Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWastecollectionDelays383685.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Timetogetwalking383510.aspx Time to get walking Take the first steps to a healthier, happier you….by walking. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Timetogetwalking383510.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039SafetyinActionbringsitallhome383623.aspx Safety in Action brings it all home Children from 50 Wealden primary schools will be taking part in this year’s award-winning Safety in Action events including, for the first time, home-educated children. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039SafetyinActionbringsitallhome383623.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035Wealdenmakesonlineservicesbetterquickersimpler383302.aspx Wealden makes online services better, quicker, simpler On May 17, Wealden District Council is revolutionising the way that its residents can access its services with the launch of My Wealden, a personalised online portal. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035Wealdenmakesonlineservicesbetterquickersimpler383302.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037Dontdelaydoittoday383424.aspx Don't delay, do it today The deadline for applying for a postal vote for the forthcoming General Election is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037Dontdelaydoittoday383424.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_036ComeandenjoyWalshesPark383329.aspx Come and enjoy Walshes Park Wealden’s new open access countryside area, Walshes Park in Crowborough, is now open, following the completion of nearly 3kms of all-weather track. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_036ComeandenjoyWalshesPark383329.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034WealdenvsDementia383266.aspx Wealden vs Dementia Wealden District Council is calling for everyone to unite against dementia during National Dementia Awareness Week of 14 to 20 May. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034WealdenvsDementia383266.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033Getcomposting382926.aspx Get composting This week is International Compost Awareness week (7 – 13 May). Wealden District Council is encouraging more residents to get composting with some fantastic offers promoted in partnership with East Sussex County Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033Getcomposting382926.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FirstelectionswithnewCountyCouncildivisions382384.aspx First elections with new County Council divisions The first County Council elections have taken place with the new boundary Divisions. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FirstelectionswithnewCountyCouncildivisions382384.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031TheWealdencountrysideisourbiggestasset382787.aspx The Wealden countryside is our biggest asset Wealden’s biggest attractions are its countryside, heritage and scenery – that is the conclusion from visitor research carried out by NGI Solutions, a business research company. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031TheWealdencountrysideisourbiggestasset382787.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029Wealdenislovingitslocalmarkets382511.aspx Wealden is loving its local markets During the month of May, Wealden will be loving its local markets. You’ll see it in the bright decorations, banners and buntings, celebrating the important role fresh, seasonal local produce plays in the lives of our Wealden communities. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029Wealdenislovingitslocalmarkets382511.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030NowacceptingpostalvoteapplicationsfortheGeneralElection382512.aspx Now accepting postal vote applications for the General Election Wealden’s election’s team is now accepting applications for postal votes for the Wealden Parliamentary seat in the General Election on 8 June. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030NowacceptingpostalvoteapplicationsfortheGeneralElection382512.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_028FivemoreWealdenapprenticesgraduate382496.aspx Five more Wealden apprentices graduate Wealden District Council has congratulated its graduating class of apprentices at a presentation ceremony to mark the achievements of the second cohort of Wealden District Council’s Apprenticeship Scheme. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_028FivemoreWealdenapprenticesgraduate382496.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_024Oneworldonechange382308.aspx One world, one change Wealden District Council is supporting Real Nappy Week (24 -30 April) by offering a free trial of nappy kits to parents in the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_024Oneworldonechange382308.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027Donotleaveyourpostalvoteonthemantelpiece382442.aspx Do not leave your postal vote on the mantelpiece Voters who applied for a postal vote in the 4 May East Sussex County Council election will shortly be receiving their voting papers through the post. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027Donotleaveyourpostalvoteonthemantelpiece382442.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wednesday12AprilGardenWasteCollectionDelays382369.aspx Wednesday 12 April Garden Waste Collection Delays We regret to advise that, due to a serious road traffic collision on the A22 at Whitesmith just north of Hailsham, garden waste collections may be delayed today. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wednesday12AprilGardenWasteCollectionDelays382369.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025TurnupdropinandgetcomputinghelpinHerstmonceux382303.aspx Turn up, drop in and get computing help in Herstmonceux On Wednesday 26 April, Wealden District Council is bringing their FREE drop in digital skills event, Coffee, Cake and Computers, to Herstmonceux Village Hall from 10am to 12pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025TurnupdropinandgetcomputinghelpinHerstmonceux382303.aspx?RSS=True