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_Giveyourviewsaboutlocalhealthservices356148.aspx Give your views about local health services The Healthwatch East Sussex Big Red Bus will be visiting Crowborough and Forest Row on Friday 4 September. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Giveyourviewsaboutlocalhealthservices356148.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenFoodandWineFestival354172.aspx Wealden Food and Wine Festival Wealden's second Food & Wine Festival was held at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum at Halland near Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenFoodandWineFestival354172.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AllsetforanotherOlderPeoplesDayextravaganza355973.aspx All set for another Older Peoples Day extravaganza Across Wealden and the rest of East Sussex, a programme of fun and informative events and activities is taking place throughout September and October in celebration of Older People’s Day. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AllsetforanotherOlderPeoplesDayextravaganza355973.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_070StilltimetohaveyoursayontheCouncilTaxReductionScheme355893.aspx Still time to have your say on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme All Wealden residents have until Thursday 17 September to take part in the consultation about changes to the current Council Tax Reduction Scheme for working age people. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_070StilltimetohaveyoursayontheCouncilTaxReductionScheme355893.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_UckfieldSummerActivityDay355527.aspx Uckfield Summer Activity Day Uckfield's Activity Day is this Wednesday, 12 August, at West Park, Markland Way. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_UckfieldSummerActivityDay355527.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_069TeamworksucceedsinCostalCommunitysuccess355787.aspx Teamwork succeeds in Costal Community success Wealden District Council has welcomed the success of the Pevensey Villages Partnership (PVP) in securing £10,000 of the Government Coastal Community Teams fund to help boost the areas visitor attractions. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_069TeamworksucceedsinCostalCommunitysuccess355787.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_071RecognitionforsustainablebusinessesinSussex356030.aspx Recognition for sustainable businesses in Sussex For the second successive year, Wealden District Council is sponsoring the Sussex Business Awards for the most sustainable business. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_071RecognitionforsustainablebusinessesinSussex356030.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_KokomofounderleadsFestivalbreakfastline-up355689.aspx Kokomo founder leads Festival breakfast line-up Tickets are now on sale for the Jazz and Funk Breakfast on Sunday 23 August, bringing a whole new vibe to Wealden’s Food and Wine Festival. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_KokomofounderleadsFestivalbreakfastline-up355689.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_068SportingWealden355664.aspx Sporting Wealden Wealden residents are the most sporting in East Sussex for the second year running. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_068SportingWealden355664.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BeonthealertforCouncilTaxscams355674.aspx Be on the alert for Council Tax scams Once again it appears unscrupulous individuals are phoning residents pretending to make enquiries about council tax and asking for bank account details. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BeonthealertforCouncilTaxscams355674.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_066Floodpreparednessinitiative355392.aspx Flood preparedness initiative Homes in Wealden most at risk of flooding have benefited from the combined initiative by Wealden District Council and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_066Floodpreparednessinitiative355392.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_067Keepingyourvotingrightsuptodate355399.aspx Keeping your voting rights up to date All households in Wealden will soon be receiving a form to help make sure the information the Council holds on the Electoral Register is up-to-date. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_067Keepingyourvotingrightsuptodate355399.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_065Councilspendinghelpssmallbusinesses355289.aspx Council spending helps small businesses Over 40% - £8.5million -of Wealden District Council’s spending in 2014/15 has been on goods and services was with small or medium sized companies, far exceeding the Government’s own target of 25%. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_065Councilspendinghelpssmallbusinesses355289.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_064Bestfootforward355214.aspx Best foot forward Sixty organised walks are on offer at this year’s Coast & Country Walking Festival taking place throughout Wealden and Eastbourne over the nine days from Saturday 26 September until Sunday 4 October. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_064Bestfootforward355214.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TownFarmCommunityDaySuccess355415.aspx Town Farm Community Day Success This year’s Town Farm Community Day on Tuesday 21 July proved a great success as a number of public organisations and private companies joined with Hailsham Town Farm residents to carry out a range of improvements. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TownFarmCommunityDaySuccess355415.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_063UpdatemeasurestoprotectAshdownForest355083.aspx Update on measures to protect Ashdown Forest Following the recent Court of Appeal decision in relation to the protection of Ashdown Forest, Wealden District Council will now have to take into account a wider area up to around 15km from the Forest Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_063UpdatemeasurestoprotectAshdownForest355083.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_059PeopleMatteradvicesessionschangethisSummer355054.aspx People Matter advice sessions change this Summer People Matter, the charity providing quality information and guidance to job seekers, will be changing the day of their weekly advice sessions held at the Wealden District Council offices in Hailsham, until 7 September. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_059PeopleMatteradvicesessionschangethisSummer355054.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_061WealdenSummerActivitydaysarehereagain355064.aspx Wealden Summer Activity days are here again Summer holidays are here and Wealden’s free Summer Activity days will be taking place on a Wednesday or Friday near you. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_061WealdenSummerActivitydaysarehereagain355064.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_062NewpolicycouldaffectaffordablehousinginthenorthoftheDistrict355071.aspx New policy could affect affordable housing in the north of the District Wealden’s Cabinet has raised concerns about the effect the Government’s proposed Right to Buy policy will have on social housing in the north of the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_062NewpolicycouldaffectaffordablehousinginthenorthoftheDistrict355071.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_058ComputingcoursesleadthewayinnewStreetLearningprogramme355036.aspx Computing courses lead the way in new Street Learning programme A new series of free Street Learning Courses are launching across Wealden this summer with a focus on computing and using the internet, alongside training and practical skills. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_058ComputingcoursesleadthewayinnewStreetLearningprogramme355036.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057YourviewspleaseontheCouncilTaxReductionScheme354768.aspx Your views please on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme Wealden District Council, alongside neighbouring East Sussex authorities, will be consulting about options to change the current Council Tax Reduction Scheme, which helps low income households of working age to pay their council tax. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057YourviewspleaseontheCouncilTaxReductionScheme354768.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheSafetyinActionwinners354738.aspx The Safety in Action winners Following two very successful weeks of Safety in Action held at the Bowles Outdoor Centre, Eridge; and Herstmonceux Castle, this year’s prize winners of the events have been announced. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheSafetyinActionwinners354738.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056ChangestotheCoreStrategyLocalPlan354547.aspx Changes to the Core Strategy Local Plan After the Court of Appeal decision in relation to Wealden District Council’s policy to protect the Ashdown Forest, in which the Court has reluctantly given relief, the Council has made changes to the relevant policy in the Core Strategy Local Plan. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056ChangestotheCoreStrategyLocalPlan354547.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenandEastbourneSmallBusinessSchemelaunched354241.aspx Wealden and Eastbourne Small Business Scheme launched The new Small Business Loan Scheme, to help local microbusinesses needing some extra help to consolidate growth, has been launched by Wealden District Council and EDEAL, the Eastbourne and District Enterprise Agency. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenandEastbourneSmallBusinessSchemelaunched354241.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_PawsonWatchtomakeWealdenevensafer354278.aspx Paws on Watch to make Wealden even safer Did you know that there are over 20,000 dogs in the Wealden area? Just imagine if only a small percentage of those owners were keeping an eye open for people up to mischief as they walked their dog. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_PawsonWatchtomakeWealdenevensafer354278.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054FreeboostforbusinessesatWealdenCareersFair2015354186.aspx Free boost for businesses at Wealden Careers Fair 2015 Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, Wealden District Council is inviting local businesses to reserve a free place at the Wealden Careers Fair 2015, taking place on Monday 9 November at the East Sussex National. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054FreeboostforbusinessesatWealdenCareersFair2015354186.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takecareduringtheheatwave353920.aspx Take care during the heatwave In very hot weather, don’t forget that the weather can be a cause of anxiety and health risk for some people. Please keep an eye open for your neighbours. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takecareduringtheheatwave353920.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_0391200primarychildrenputSafetyintoAction354125.aspx 1200 primary children put Safety into Action The second Safety in Action Week of the summer takes place at Herstmonceux Castle from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_0391200primarychildrenputSafetyintoAction354125.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051Hailshamwatershortagewashupmeeting353741.aspx Hailsham water shortage washup meeting Officers and Councillors from Wealden District Council have met with key partners and volunteers to review and learn from the events in May when a burst water pipe led to water shortages in and around Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051Hailshamwatershortagewashupmeeting353741.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050Thinkingaboutthehomethisrecyclingweek353671.aspx Thinking about the home this recycling week Wealden District Council is supporting National Recycle Week, taking place from June 22 – 28 June. The theme this year is ‘Recycling around the Home’. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050Thinkingaboutthehomethisrecyclingweek353671.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_047PintandashortstoryatPevenseyPub353533.aspx Pint and a short story at Pevensey Pub A Pevensey local, The Royal Oak and Castle Inn, is offering its customers something new by linking up with the Pub Is The Hub, East Sussex County and Wealden District Council to launch an innovative book exchange promotion. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_047PintandashortstoryatPevenseyPub353533.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ConsultationonnewcouncilhomesinHailsham353383.aspx Consultation on new council homes in Hailsham A chance to give your views on proposals to build 12 new council homes at the Leap Cross Business Park in Hailsham will take place on Tuesday 16 June Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ConsultationonnewcouncilhomesinHailsham353383.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048Newloanschemelaunchedforlocalbusinesses353454.aspx New loan scheme launched for local businesses Local Wealden businesses who have been turned down by the banks will still be able to access finance thanks to new scheme being launched by Wealden District Council and EDEAL. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048Newloanschemelaunchedforlocalbusinesses353454.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_046JobcentrePlusinWealdenayearofSuccess353353.aspx Jobcentre Plus in Wealden a year of Success The Jobcentre Plus outreach programme across Wealden has now been running for over a year and is going from strength to strength to deliver expert help and advice to residents closer to their home. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_046JobcentrePlusinWealdenayearofSuccess353353.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045CultTVsteamandtheCuckooTrail353287.aspx Cult TV, steam, and the Cuckoo Trail There is a chance to explore some of the rarely seen past of the Cuckoo Trail, including the Argos Hill Tunnel which features in the cult Sixties TV show The Prisoner during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Cuckoo Trail. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045CultTVsteamandtheCuckooTrail353287.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_044NewChairmanforWealdenDistrictCouncil353203.aspx New Chairman for Wealden District Council Cllr Barby Dashwood-Morris, who represents the Chiddingly, East Hoathly and Laughton ward, is the new Chairman of Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_044NewChairmanforWealdenDistrictCouncil353203.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ViewCouncilmeetingsonline352906.aspx View Council meetings online Meetings of Wealden District Council can now be watched live via a webcast or you can catch up later, using the Council’s new webcast facility. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ViewCouncilmeetingsonline352906.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041NewCabinettotakethelead353120.aspx New Cabinet to take the lead Following the May election, Wadhurst councillor Bob Standley has been reappointed as Council Leader at May’s meeting of Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041NewCabinettotakethelead353120.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043LocalPlanReviewtogoahead353153.aspx Local Plan Review to go ahead Wealden District Council has agreed to proceed with the 2015 Review of its Local Plan and will be seeking to consult with local parishes and organisations throughout the District as part of the process. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043LocalPlanReviewtogoahead353153.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040Washitandsquashit352981.aspx Wash it and squash it As a new waste and recycling timetable begins across Wealden this week (Monday 1 June), Wealden District Council is urging residents to “wash and squash” their plastic recycling so that they can fit more into their recycling bin during the initial weeks Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040Washitandsquashit352981.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ResurfacingworkatCroftRoadCarParkCrowborough352883.aspx Resurfacing work at Croft Road Car Park, Crowborough Phased resurfacing is being carried out at the Croft Road Car Park in Crowborough during June and July. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ResurfacingworkatCroftRoadCarParkCrowborough352883.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Likesocialmediaworkshops352727.aspx Like social media workshops Wealden District Council, with Talkativeonline, are running a series of social media workshops across the District, to help local business develop their online presence. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Likesocialmediaworkshops352727.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037Securemorebusinessin2015352629.aspx Secure more business in 2015 On the menu for 16 June’s Wealden Business Breakfast are eight strategic marketing steps to build your business Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037Securemorebusinessin2015352629.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_036Proceedwiththe2015Review352482.aspx Proceed with the 2015 Review Wealden District Council is being urged to proceed with the scheduled 2015 Review of its Core Strategy Local Plan to avoid becoming bogged down in changes suggested by a Planning Inspector regarding its Strategic Sites local plan. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_036Proceedwiththe2015Review352482.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_StepupandtaketheChickenChallenge352450.aspx Step up and take the Chicken Challenge Monday 18 May 2015 marks the start of the Food Standards Agencies (FSA) Food Safety Week and the official launch of The Chicken Challenge 2015. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_StepupandtaketheChickenChallenge352450.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034CommunityspiritflowsinHailsham352297.aspx Community spirit flows in Hailsham Hailsham’s water shortage has showed that community spirit is one thing the town is not short of. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034CommunityspiritflowsinHailsham352297.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035RefuseandrecyclingroundsarechanginginJune352333.aspx Refuse and recycling rounds are changing in June Wealden residents are being asked to keep a look out for their new waste and recycling calendar which will be arriving through the letter box in the next ten days. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035RefuseandrecyclingroundsarechanginginJune352333.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033MasterChefwinnerLoveshisLocalMarketsinWealden352124.aspx MasterChef winner Loves his Local Markets in Wealden Peter Bayless, BBC MasterChef Winner in 2006, will be cooking at the Wealden farmers’ markets over the summer - to celebrate the wealth of locally-produced, seasonal food on offer in the area. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033MasterChefwinnerLoveshisLocalMarketsinWealden352124.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032Dustupyourcompostingthisweek351909.aspx Dust up your composting this week Did you know that the contents of your vacuum cleaner bag make great compost? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032Dustupyourcompostingthisweek351909.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Elections2015349759.aspx Elections 2015 Latest information about the forthcoming elections. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Elections2015349759.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031PushYourselfForwardwithStreetLearning351681.aspx Push Yourself Forward with Street Learning There’s still time to grab a place on the next wave of free Street Learning Courses and make the most of your Summer. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031PushYourselfForwardwithStreetLearning351681.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030Helpingtofindcommunitysolutions351368.aspx Helping to find community solutions From gig buddies and a dementia support worker to awareness raising films, enterprise training and even a mud kitchen – Wealden District Council’s Community Grants are being used to solve a range of community problems Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030Helpingtofindcommunitysolutions351368.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_StrategicHousingandEconomicLandAvailabilityAssessment350985.aspx Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment The Council is currently undertaking a Call for Sites to invite landowners in the District to submit sites for consideration through the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_StrategicHousingandEconomicLandAvailabilityAssessment350985.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029Arriveinstyleandsafely350940.aspx Arrive in style and safely School proms offer students the chance to celebrate after their studies…but as the fashion for more exciting ways to arrive in style grows, so does the risk of an accident. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029Arriveinstyleandsafely350940.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_028Gethappywithrealnappies350871.aspx Get happy with real nappies Wealden District Council is supporting Real Nappy Week (20 -26 April) by offering free nappy trial 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_028Gethappywithrealnappies350871.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027Localsportsclubsbenefitfromover21000ofWealdenCommunitySupport350152.aspx Local sports clubs benefit from over £21,000 of Wealden Community Support Sports clubs in Wealden have benefited from over £21,000 of Small and Capital Grants through the latest Wealden Community Grants scheme. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027Localsportsclubsbenefitfromover21000ofWealdenCommunitySupport350152.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_024CarparkimprovementsforHailsham349006.aspx Car park improvements for Hailsham Phase Three of Wealden District Council’s five year Car Park Improvement Programme continues in Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_024CarparkimprovementsforHailsham349006.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_026Thecandidatesarelinedup-areyouready349814.aspx The candidates are lined up - are you ready? There is now less that one week to apply to register to vote in the Parliamentary and local elections on 7 May. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_026Thecandidatesarelinedup-areyouready349814.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025FreeStreetLearningcoursesacrossWealden349506.aspx Free Street Learning courses across Wealden The popular Street Learning courses, sponsored by Wealden District Council, are expanding to Wadhust, Uckfield and Jarvis Brook. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025FreeStreetLearningcoursesacrossWealden349506.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_021FunandSafetycomestoCrowboroughFireStation348851.aspx Fun and Safety comes to Crowborough Fire Station Crowborough Fire Station will be hosting one of Wealden District Council’s renowned Fun and Safety Days on Wednesday 8 April from 10.30am to 1pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_021FunandSafetycomestoCrowboroughFireStation348851.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FunandSafetysuccessatUckfield349474.aspx Fun and Safety success at Uckfield An impressive total of 915 people attended the Fun and Safety Day at Uckfield Fire station on Wednesday. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FunandSafetysuccessatUckfield349474.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_017FunandSafetyDayatUckfieldFireStation348706.aspx Fun and Safety Day at Uckfield Fire Station Come and join us at Uckfield Fire Station on Wednesday 1 April for one of Wealden District Council’s famous Fun and Safety Days from 10.30am to 1pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_017FunandSafetyDayatUckfieldFireStation348706.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_LoveEasterHatewaste349094.aspx Love Easter, Hate waste Did you know that about 80 million chocolate eggs are sold in the UK each year? And with them goes all that packaging. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_LoveEasterHatewaste349094.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ReviewforsecondphaseofUckfieldTownCentreproject349048.aspx Review for second phase of Uckfield Town Centre project The Uckfield Town Centre (TCR) Joint Committee is to carry out a six month review of Phase 2 of the project, which involves redeveloping land in the town centre. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ReviewforsecondphaseofUckfieldTownCentreproject349048.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenandRotherRuralPartnershipLEADERFunding348956.aspx Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership LEADER Funding From July, businesses in the rural areas of Wealden and Rother will have the opportunity to apply for EU funding totalling £1.472 million. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenandRotherRuralPartnershipLEADERFunding348956.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_020Wastetoenergyboostsrecycling348848.aspx Waste to energy boosts recycling Less than one per cent of the household waste collected in Wealden ended up in landfill between April - December 2014. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_020Wastetoenergyboostsrecycling348848.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022WealdenDothebestattractionsin2015348865.aspx Wealden Do the best attractions in 2015 The Wealden 2015 tourist guide is now available online and at tourist venues reaching out across the South East. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022WealdenDothebestattractionsin2015348865.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_023Ahelpinghandforbusinesses348884.aspx A helping hand for businesses Local Wealden businesses have benefitted from over £0.75 million in business rate relief since 2011 through the Council’s Discretionary Rate Relief Policy. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_023Ahelpinghandforbusinesses348884.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_019MakesureyouareregisteredintimefortheElections348830.aspx Make sure you are registered in time for the Elections Wealden District Council is encouraging local people who may have recently moved homes or changed their names to visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and make sure their voices are heard in May. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_019MakesureyouareregisteredintimefortheElections348830.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_018Hailshamstudentslearntobuildforthefuture348718.aspx Hailsham students learn to build for the future Local students from Hailsham Community College (HCC) were able to get first hand experience of sustainable building methods on a visit to the Bouygues UK building site at Bentley Grange in Battle Road. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_018Hailshamstudentslearntobuildforthefuture348718.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_013VotingDetailsforUckfieldParishPoll348233.aspx Voting Details for Uckfield Parish Poll On Thursday 12 March, Uckfield residents will have the opportunity to participate in the first parish poll in Wealden for more than ten years and cast a yes or no vote in response to the question: Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_013VotingDetailsforUckfieldParishPoll348233.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Waterweek2348494.aspx Waterweek 2 A week long series of events inspired by the Pevensey Levels is taking place from March 8-14. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Waterweek2348494.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_016Wealdenwinsnationalawardforexcellence348425.aspx Wealden wins national award for excellence On 3 March, at the 2015 Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence, Wealden District Council’s Land Charges team, who deal with house/land search requests from solicitors and conveyancers, were awarded the national prize for the Best Customer Experience Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_016Wealdenwinsnationalawardforexcellence348425.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_015Claimedbenefitswith50000inthebank348311.aspx Claimed benefits with £50,000 in the bank A Hailsham resident has been found guilty of dishonestly claiming Pension Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit while having £50,000 in a bank account. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_015Claimedbenefitswith50000inthebank348311.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_012Makingapositivedifference348222.aspx Making a positive difference At the final Full Council meeting of the current term of Wealden District Council, Chairman Brian Redman paid tribute to the positive difference the Council and its members had made to the lives of residents. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_012Makingapositivedifference348222.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_014FirsthandexperienceatWealdenDistrictCouncil348252.aspx First hand experience at Wealden District Council Charlie Haig has been getting first hand customer experience at Wealden District Council, handling the public’s recycling enquiries. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_014FirsthandexperienceatWealdenDistrictCouncil348252.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011Fiveyearsinflationfreecounciltax348102.aspx Five years inflation free council tax Wealden District Council has agreed to freeze its council tax for the fifth successive year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011Fiveyearsinflationfreecounciltax348102.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008Thiscouldbeyouryear347759.aspx This could be your year Want to make changes to the way things are run round here? Think you could make a difference? Then this could be your year…. Why not consider standing for election to become a local councillor? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008Thiscouldbeyouryear347759.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009PeopleMatterclosertohomeinWealden347844.aspx People Matter closer to home in Wealden From Monday 2 March, People Matter, a charity providing quality information and guidance to job seekers, will be running weekly free advice sessions at the Wealden District Council offices in Hailsham to help give residents the edge in the job market Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009PeopleMatterclosertohomeinWealden347844.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_StrikespromptwarningfromEastSussexFireRescueService347984.aspx Strikes prompt warning from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service The Fire Brigades Union has announced that industrial action will take from 7.00am on 25 February 2015 until 7.00am on 26 February 2015. This is part of the ongoing dispute with the Government over pensions. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_StrikespromptwarningfromEastSussexFireRescueService347984.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007MakingmoreofWealdenfreeparking347499.aspx Making more of Wealden free parking Moves to free up more parking space for shoppers, visitors and local workers in Wealden’s towns and villages have been approved by the District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007MakingmoreofWealdenfreeparking347499.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006Wealdenbusinesssocialmediaworkshopssellout347236.aspx Wealden business social media workshops sell out Recent social media workshops for local businesses in Wealden completely sold out, with more events being arranged for those who were unable to get a space on the first round. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006Wealdenbusinesssocialmediaworkshopssellout347236.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_PineGroveupdate343272.aspx Pine Grove update Planning Committee North, at its meeting today, approved a planning proposal for a change of use of the Pine Grove office site to an enterprise centre. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_PineGroveupdate343272.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnergyCafecomestoUpperDicker346539.aspx Energy Cafe comes to Upper Dicker On Thursday 12 February from 4-7pm The Upper Dicker Village Shop Café is hosting a team of energy advisors from Sussex’s very own Big Energy Saving Network, who provide free independent advice on how to switch energy providers to save money and energy. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnergyCafecomestoUpperDicker346539.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RecipeforagreatValentinesDaymealout345755.aspx Recipe for a great Valentine's Day meal out What’s your recipe for a great Valentine’s Day meal out: chocolates, flowers, champagne and romance? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RecipeforagreatValentinesDaymealout345755.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005FunandSafetybackinHailshamthisFebruary345786.aspx Fun and Safety back in Hailsham this February Wealden’s ever popular Fun and Safety play day returns to the Children’s Centre in Vega Close, Hailsham on Tuesday 17 February from 10:30am to 1pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005FunandSafetybackinHailshamthisFebruary345786.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Haveyoursayaboutaffordablehousingdelivery345728.aspx Have your say about affordable housing delivery After last year’s consultation on the Council’s proposed submission for Affordable Housing Delivery and Statement of Community Involvement, Wealden District Council has produced revised proposals. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Haveyoursayaboutaffordablehousingdelivery345728.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wealdenbusinessesurgedtocheckcybersecurity345663.aspx Wealden businesses urged to check cyber security Wealden businesses are being urged to meet the Government’s Cyber Essentials or face the financial consequences of an internet attack. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wealdenbusinessesurgedtocheckcybersecurity345663.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004Ignorethisletterandyoumaynotgetachancetovote345604.aspx Ignore this letter and you may not get a chance to vote This week, every household in Wealden will be receiving a letter 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_004Ignorethisletterandyoumaynotgetachancetovote345604.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ToppingoutceremonyatHailshamextracarescheme345507.aspx Topping out ceremony at Hailsham extra care scheme A ceremony took place last Friday to mark a milestone in construction of a new extra care scheme being built in Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ToppingoutceremonyatHailshamextracarescheme345507.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_0035February2015RegistertoVote345471.aspx 5 February 2015 Register to Vote Wealden District Council is encouraging any local residents not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day, Thursday 5 February, and go online to apply to register. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_0035February2015RegistertoVote345471.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HolocaustMemorialDay2015345335.aspx Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January, Wealden District Council has mounted a display of photographs in the public access area at its Hailsham offices in Vicarage Lane. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HolocaustMemorialDay2015345335.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Alternativewoodpelletheatingoffer345318.aspx Alternative wood pellet heating offer The Sheffield Park-based biomass specialist The Greener Alternative has linked up with Eden Biomass to offer 500 household wood pellet systems free to large homes that can make real climate change savings. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Alternativewoodpelletheatingoffer345318.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Cybersecurityforbreakfast344493.aspx Cyber security for breakfast If it can happen to big corporations like Sony, it can happen to anyone. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Cybersecurityforbreakfast344493.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002WealdenDoeshavesomuchtodoandseein2015345219.aspx Wealden Does have so much to do and see in 2015 Take advantage of the Wealden Tourism website, www.wealdendo-sussex.co.uk and make the most of the coming year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002WealdenDoeshavesomuchtodoandseein2015345219.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepyourhomewarmthiswinter345016.aspx Keep your home warm this winter East Sussex County Council provides a free a Winter Home Check Service for people who own or privately rent their property and are on certain qualifying benefits. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepyourhomewarmthiswinter345016.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Severewinterweather344733.aspx Severe winter weather With the current bad weather here are some potentially useful contacts and information. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Severewinterweather344733.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001FreesocialmediatrainingforWealdenbusinesses344826.aspx Free social media training for Wealden businesses Wealden District Council is offering local businesses the chance to turn over a new digital leaf this January with free workshops in social media and social media marketing across the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001FreesocialmediatrainingforWealdenbusinesses344826.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Makingsavingsonenergycosts344838.aspx Making savings on energy costs Help if you are facing fuel poverty and with Green Deal assessments Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Makingsavingsonenergycosts344838.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Grantsuccessforshelteredschemesocialclub344743.aspx Grant success for sheltered scheme social club The Social Club at Wealden’s Buxted Court has been awarded a total of £870 in grants to help provide a range of activities for residents. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Grantsuccessforshelteredschemesocialclub344743.aspx?RSS=True