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_057Makesureyouareregisteredtovote452167.aspx Make sure you are registered to vote We have begun our annual electoral canvass to ensure that everyone who is entitled to vote in Wealden is registered and able to vote in any forthcoming elections. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057Makesureyouareregisteredtovote452167.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055Gettingcustomerserviceright452140.aspx Getting customer service right In a recent survey of Wealden’s Housing Options service, 94% of customers reported receiving “excellent” or “good” service from Council staff. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055Gettingcustomerserviceright452140.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056Crackingdownonfraud452148.aspx Cracking down on fraud Over £412,000 worth of fraud was detected by Wealden’s investigations team last year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056Crackingdownonfraud452148.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054HailshamAspireslaunchespublicconsultation452129.aspx Hailsham Aspires launches public consultation On Monday 12 August, Wealden District Council launched 'Hailsham Aspires'. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054HailshamAspireslaunchespublicconsultation452129.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053Saving250ayearonenergybills452104.aspx Saving £250 a year on energy bills Wealden residents have saved a total of £138,024 on their energy bills by taking part in this year’s Big Wealden Switch. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053Saving250ayearonenergybills452104.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052Helpingensurethesafetyofruralemployees452092.aspx Helping ensure the safety of rural employees Wealden’s Environmental Health officers made 22 visits to care homes last year as well as seven visits to betting shops and ten inspections of petrol station forecourts. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052Helpingensurethesafetyofruralemployees452092.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051Wealdendeclaresaclimateemergency452056.aspx Wealden declares a climate emergency Wealden District Council has declared a climate emergency and is embarking on a series of actions where it can make a difference. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051Wealdendeclaresaclimateemergency452056.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050FinedafterbusinesswastedumpedonAshdownForest452038.aspx Fined after business waste dumped on Ashdown Forest A Turners Hill man has been fined £1,150 and ordered to pay Wealden District Council £878.55 costs for failing to dispose of his business waste correctly. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050FinedafterbusinesswastedumpedonAshdownForest452038.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048HeritageofcouncilhousinginWealden451996.aspx Heritage of council housing in Wealden Wealden District Council and its predecessors have been providing good quality subsidised housing for local people for nearly 100 years. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048HeritageofcouncilhousinginWealden451996.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049Independenceandahighqualityoflife452004.aspx Independence and a high quality of life Grants Hill Court, Wealden District Council’s flagship retirement development, has been officially opened by the 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_049Independenceandahighqualityoflife452004.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Staycoolinhotweather451987.aspx Stay cool in hot weather With very hot weather expected to continue over the next few days, here’s some helpful tips to keep cool Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Staycoolinhotweather451987.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_047Enjoystunningcoastalviewssafelyvisitorswarned451945.aspx Enjoy stunning coastal views safely visitors warned Visitors to East Sussex’s spectacular white cliffs are being urged to stay safe this summer. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_047Enjoystunningcoastalviewssafelyvisitorswarned451945.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_046ThegloriousgardensofWealdentenants451926.aspx The glorious gardens of Wealden tenants Wealden District Council launched its annual Garden Competition for residents living in Council owned Housing Estates and Retirement Living Courts across the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_046ThegloriousgardensofWealdentenants451926.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Vacancy-IndependentRemunerationPanel451834.aspx Vacancy - Independent Remuneration Panel Person required for the Council's Independent Remuneration Panel to Review the Council's Members' Allowance Scheme. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Vacancy-IndependentRemunerationPanel451834.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045StairwaytoHoram451805.aspx Stairway to Horam Horam residents and visitors can once again access the High Street direct from the Cuckoo Trail following the opening of a new staircase. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045StairwaytoHoram451805.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_044Savingmoneychasingunpaidcounciltax451814.aspx Saving money chasing unpaid council tax Digital technology is helping Wealden District Council chase late council tax payers. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_044Savingmoneychasingunpaidcounciltax451814.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043GetActivethisAugust451748.aspx Get Active this August Our summer of fun begins again this year when the first of five of our free Wealden Activity Days gets underway in Polegate on Friday 2 August. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043GetActivethisAugust451748.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042CollaborationhelpsWealdensave1.1million451698.aspx Collaboration helps Wealden save £1.1 million Wealden District Council saved £1.1 million of public money by working with a range of different organisations to procure services and assets for the authority. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042CollaborationhelpsWealdensave1.1million451698.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWastecollections20June451664.aspx Garden Waste collections 20 June Due to staff shortages , one garden waste round will not be operating today Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWastecollections20June451664.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041HealthcoachescomestoHailsham451681.aspx Health coaches comes to Hailsham An innovative health coaching scheme, which started in 2017 at the Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre, has been expanded to Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041HealthcoachescomestoHailsham451681.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWastecollections19June451635.aspx Garden Waste collections 19 June Due to a vehicle breakdown, we regret that one garden waste collection round will not be operating today. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWastecollections19June451635.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040Wantedgardenwastebins451643.aspx Wanted: garden waste bins If you are not joining our new chargeable garden waste service, it is time to say goodbye to the brown garden waste bin. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040Wantedgardenwastebins451643.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Beaware-counciltaxscamemail451557.aspx Be aware - council tax scam email in operation We have received reports that an email scam is in operation purporting to be from the Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Beaware-counciltaxscamemail451557.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Privatelandlordsneeded451629.aspx Private landlords needed We are looking for a two-bedroomed flat or house in Hailsham to help a Syrian refugee family resettle in the area. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Privatelandlordsneeded451629.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledwastecollectionsFriday14June451524.aspx Scheduled waste collections Friday 14 June We regret that one garden waste collection round will not be operating their normal collections today Friday 14 June. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledwastecollectionsFriday14June451524.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039Glassrecyclingchangesasnewcontractlaunches451484.aspx Glass recycling changes as new contract launches Changes to how glass is collected for recycling in Hastings, Rother and Wealden are on the way as a new waste and recycling contract launches. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039Glassrecyclingchangesasnewcontractlaunches451484.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Gardenwastecollections12June451493.aspx Garden waste collections 12 June We regret that one garden waste collection is not operating today Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Gardenwastecollections12June451493.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037ProtectyourselfandtheWealdencountrysidefromfly-tipping451442.aspx Protect yourself and the Wealden countryside from fly-tipping Are you doing the right thing with your rubbish? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037ProtectyourselfandtheWealdencountrysidefromfly-tipping451442.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Cashboosthelpshomelessoffthestreets451451.aspx Cash boost helps homeless off the streets An innovative approach to helping rough sleepers off the streets of East Sussex has received a funding boost. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Cashboosthelpshomelessoffthestreets451451.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WouldyouliketohelpSyrianrefugeefamiliessettleintolifeinWealden451399.aspx Would you like to help Syrian refugee families settle into life in Wealden? We are looking for people who can spare from one to five hours a week (or more if you like!). Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WouldyouliketohelpSyrianrefugeefamiliessettleintolifeinWealden451399.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WouldyouliketohelpSyrianrefugeefamiliessettleintolifeinWealden451407.aspx Would you like to help Syrian refugee families settle into life in Wealden? We are looking for people who can spare from one to five hours a week (or more if you like!). Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WouldyouliketohelpSyrianrefugeefamiliessettleintolifeinWealden451407.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WouldyouliketohelpSyrianrefugeefamiliessettleintolifeinWealden451415.aspx Would you like to help Syrian refugee families settle into life in Wealden? We are looking for people who can spare from one to five hours a week (or more if you like!). Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WouldyouliketohelpSyrianrefugeefamiliessettleintolifeinWealden451415.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledwastecollectionsMonday3June451385.aspx Scheduled waste collections Monday 3 June We regret that one collection round will not be operating their normal collections today and the following locations may be affected. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledwastecollectionsMonday3June451385.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledcollectionsFriday31May451373.aspx Scheduled collections Friday 31 May We regret that one collection round will not be operating their normal collections today and the following locations may be affected. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledcollectionsFriday31May451373.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWastecollectionsWednesday29May451342.aspx Garden Waste collections Wednesday 29 May We regret that one garden waste collection round will not be operating a normal collection today and the following locations may be affected. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWastecollectionsWednesday29May451342.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWastecollectionsWednesday29May451350.aspx Garden Waste collections Wednesday 29 May We regret that one garden waste collection round will not be operating a normal collection today and the following locations may be affected. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWastecollectionsWednesday29May451350.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWastecollectionsWednesday29May451358.aspx Garden Waste collections Wednesday 29 May We regret that one garden waste collection round will not be operating a normal collection today and the following locations may be affected. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWastecollectionsWednesday29May451358.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RefuseandRecyclingCollections27and28May451320.aspx Refuse and Recycling Collections 27 and 28 May Due to staff shortages, several collection rounds did not operate yesterday or today. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RefuseandRecyclingCollections27and28May451320.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Gardenwastesignupextension451304.aspx Garden waste sign up extension If you are yet to sign up for the Council’s new chargeable garden waste collection service, there is still plenty of time. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Gardenwastesignupextension451304.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Gardenwastecollections22May451262.aspx Garden waste collections 22 May A number of crews carrying garden waste collections in Wealden are operating later than usual. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Gardenwastecollections22May451262.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034WealdensnewCabinet451272.aspx Wealden's new Cabinet Following the 2 May District Council elections, Cllr Bob Standley has been re-appointed as Leader 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_034WealdensnewCabinet451272.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035NewChairmanforWealdenDistrictCouncil451284.aspx New Chairman for Wealden District Council Councillor Pam Doodes has been elected unopposed as chairman of Wealden District Council at the first meeting of the new Council on 22 May. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035NewChairmanforWealdenDistrictCouncil451284.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035NewChairmanforWealdenDistrictCouncil451292.aspx New Chairman for Wealden District Council Councillor Pam Doodes has been elected unopposed as chairman of Wealden District Council at the first meeting of the new Council on 22 May. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035NewChairmanforWealdenDistrictCouncil451292.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032SignupNOWforyournewGardenWasteService451194.aspx Sign up NOW for your new Garden Waste Service Wealden Residents can now sign up for the Council’s new chargeable garden waste collection service. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032SignupNOWforyournewGardenWasteService451194.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledWasteCollectionsWednesday15May451219.aspx Scheduled Waste Collections Wednesday 15 May We regret that a refuse collection round will not be operating today’s scheduled collections and the following locations are unlikely to have their bins emptied today. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledWasteCollectionsWednesday15May451219.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033WealdenSupportsDementiaActionWeek20-26May451228.aspx Wealden Supports Dementia Action Week: 20 - 26 May A busy line-up of activities for people with dementia and their carers is taking place during National Dementia Action Week which runs from 20- 26 May. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033WealdenSupportsDementiaActionWeek20-26May451228.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Somegardenwastecollectionsmaybeadaylater451171.aspx Some garden waste collections may be a day later While all crews are operating today Tuesday 14th May, two garden waste collection rounds will be working one day behind schedule and the following locations will be affected today. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Somegardenwastecollectionsmaybeadaylater451171.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdensLocalPlanExamination451186.aspx Wealden's Local Plan Examination The first stage of the Examination in Public of Wealden’s Local Plan begins on Tuesday 21 May. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdensLocalPlanExamination451186.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030BikerentalschemecomestotheCuckooTrail450718.aspx Bike rental scheme comes to the Cuckoo Trail Countrybike comes to the Cuckoo Trail this week following the success of the Ashdown Forest cycle hire scheme Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030BikerentalschemecomestotheCuckooTrail450718.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031Composttohelpcooltheclimate450727.aspx Compost to help cool the climate Wealden District Council is encouraging more residents to get composting as part of International Compost Awareness week (5 - 11 May). Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031Composttohelpcooltheclimate450727.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MeetyourWealdenNeighbourhoodPreventionteam450634.aspx Meet your Wealden Neighbourhood Prevention team What keeps you awake at night? Do you have concerns about anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood, or is burglary and car crime a particular issue where you live? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MeetyourWealdenNeighbourhoodPreventionteam450634.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029Donotforgettopostit450642.aspx Do not forget to post it If you are one of the 20,000 people who have applied for a postal vote in the May District and Local Elections, don’t miss out. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029Donotforgettopostit450642.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RayParsonsformerChairmanofWealdenDistrictCouncil450693.aspx Ray Parsons former Chairman of Wealden District Council It is with great sadness that Wealden District Council has learnt of the death of former Council Chairman and Cabinet member, Ray Parsons. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RayParsonsformerChairmanofWealdenDistrictCouncil450693.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027Wealdenislovingitslocalmarkets450624.aspx Wealden is loving its local markets Between 20 April and 31 May, Wealden District Council joins the Love Your Local Market campaign, which takes place in May to raise the profile of local markets and encourage people to enjoy locally produced goods. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027Wealdenislovingitslocalmarkets450624.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RecyclethisEaster450587.aspx Recycle this Easter Over 80 million chocolate eggs will be bought this Easter. Sounds delicious- but many come wrapped in colourful shiny foil, and packed in a cardboard box, clear plastic case – or both. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RecyclethisEaster450587.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025GettoknowRealNappies450607.aspx Get to know Real Nappies As part of the 23rd Real Nappy Week, Wealden District Council will be helping young parents to get to know the many different types of reusable nappies that are now available. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025GettoknowRealNappies450607.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_026Wedothebestattractions450616.aspx We do the best attractions Wealden District Council’s latest tourist guide We do the Best Attractions 2019, is now in circulation. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_026Wedothebestattractions450616.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_023Opportunitiesawaityouthissummer450509.aspx Opportunities await you this summer Do you feel you missed out on your education? Or would you just like to learn new skills or develop existing ones? Thanks to Street Learning’s free courses, there are opportunities for everyone. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_023Opportunitiesawaityouthissummer450509.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_024Springcleanbonusforvolunteergroups450536.aspx Spring clean bonus for volunteer groups Thirty-eight Wealden litter picking groups have been given over £25,000 to support their ongoing clean-up efforts. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_024Springcleanbonusforvolunteergroups450536.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CharacterAppraisalsofWealdensConservationAreas450501.aspx Character Appraisals of Wealden's Conservation Areas Wealden District Council is drawing up a series of Character Appraisal Documents for all the District’s 33 Conservation Areas. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CharacterAppraisalsofWealdensConservationAreas450501.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022FunandSafetyinHailsham450447.aspx Fun and Safety in Hailsham Hailsham’s Fun and Safety Easter holiday event will be taking place at the James West Community Centre, Brunel Drive, near Hempstead Lane, Hailsham, BN27 3FX. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022FunandSafetyinHailsham450447.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Supportinglocalbusinesses450427.aspx Supporting local businesses Nearly two thirds (65%) of the Council’s expenditure last year was with Small or Medium-Sized Businesses and 28 % of all its suppliers are based in Wealden. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Supportinglocalbusinesses450427.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_021MakeadatewithFunandSafetyatUckfieldandCrowborough450435.aspx Make a date with Fun and Safety at Uckfield and Crowborough Uckfield and Crowborough fire stations are hosting Wealden’s ever-popular Fun and Safety days during the school Easter holidays. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_021MakeadatewithFunandSafetyatUckfieldandCrowborough450435.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_020Donotloseyourrighttohaveyoursayonlocalissues450419.aspx Do not lose your right to have your say on local issues You have until Friday 12 April to register to vote in the forthcoming local government elections. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_020Donotloseyourrighttohaveyoursayonlocalissues450419.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Savingmoneybygoingonline450391.aspx Saving money by going online Drive to Digital, Wealden’s initiative to use the internet to provide wider 24/7 access for residents, has resulted in total savings to the Council of £874,191 since the project began in 2015. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Savingmoneybygoingonline450391.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GoodlucktoourWealdenspringcleaners450400.aspx Good luck to our Wealden spring cleaners The Great British Spring clean gets underway this weekend. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GoodlucktoourWealdenspringcleaners450400.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_019Youngpeoplehavetheirsayonkeyissues450350.aspx Young people have their say on key issues The Wealden Strategic Partnership is working with Heathfield Community College to host a Young Persons Engagement Event for Wealden secondary school pupils on 22 March 2019. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_019Youngpeoplehavetheirsayonkeyissues450350.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_018WearetheIndustryChampions450331.aspx We are the Industry Champions Wealden District Council has been given the accolade of “Industry Champions” by East Sussex County Council (ESCC). Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_018WearetheIndustryChampions450331.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_017Wearewinnersandyoucouldbewinnerstoo450321.aspx We are winners and you could be winners too Wealden District Council’s award winning Big Wealden Switch is open again to save you money on your energy bills. This year all those who register will be entered into a free draw with a cash prize of £500. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_017Wearewinnersandyoucouldbewinnerstoo450321.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledWasteCollectionsFriday8March2019450276.aspx Scheduled Waste Collections Friday 8 March 2019 We have been informed by Kier that 1 garden round is not operating 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_ScheduledWasteCollectionsFriday8March2019450276.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledwastecollectionsFriday8March2019450284.aspx Scheduled waste collections Friday 8 March 2019 We have been informed by Kier that 1 garden round is not operating 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_ScheduledwastecollectionsFriday8March2019450284.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HelpuscatchtheseflytipperswhoareruiningthePevenseyLevels450240.aspx Help us catch these fly tippers who are ruining the Pevensey Levels In recent weeks there has been a spate of fly tipping incidents in the Pevensey Levels desecrating the coastal marshland and threatening its delicate ecosystem. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HelpuscatchtheseflytipperswhoareruiningthePevenseyLevels450240.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_016Chairmanawardsvictoriousvolunteers450252.aspx Chairman awards victorious volunteers On Friday 1 March the Chairman of Wealden District Council hosted his annual Civic Reception at Herstmonceux Castle where he also presented the Community Volunteer Awards. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_016Chairmanawardsvictoriousvolunteers450252.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_015Makeadifferenceinlocalpolitics450230.aspx Make a difference in local politics Do you care about where you live and your local community? Can you make a positive difference? By becoming a member of Wealden District Council, or your local town or parish council, you have a say in many policies which affect local people. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_015Makeadifferenceinlocalpolitics450230.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_013Cheque-ingOut450208.aspx Cheque-ing Out After 31 March 2019 Wealden District Council will no longer accept cheques at the Council Offices for the payment of any bills or services. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_013Cheque-ingOut450208.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_014Wealdencontinuestogrowtheirown450216.aspx Wealden continues to 'grow their own' It’s National Apprenticeship Week (4 - 8 March) and Wealden District Council are pleased to announce their new cohort of apprentices for 2019: Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_014Wealdencontinuestogrowtheirown450216.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Helpusfindahomeforafamilyfromwar-tornSyria450187.aspx Help us find a home for a family from war-torn Syria Wealden District Council is looking for private landlords and property owners with a property available to rent in Hailsham to help a Syrian refugee family resettled in the Hailsham area. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Helpusfindahomeforafamilyfromwar-tornSyria450187.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_01210paweekcounciltaxincreaseforWealdenservices450150.aspx 10p a week council tax increase for Wealden services As it continues to move towards self-sufficiency, Wealden District Council has approved a 2.7% increase in its share of the council tax. This will help it meet the challenges of the future. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_01210paweekcounciltaxincreaseforWealdenservices450150.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledWasteCollectionsWednesday20February450129.aspx Scheduled Waste Collections Wednesday 20 February We regret that one garden waste collection will not be operating their normal collection round today and the following locations will be affected. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledWasteCollectionsWednesday20February450129.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011TimetospringcleanWealdenagain449985.aspx Time to spring clean Wealden again Wealden District Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011TimetospringcleanWealdenagain449985.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WasteCollectionsFriday1stFebruary2019449970.aspx Waste Collections Friday 1st February 2019 We have been informed by Kier that 4 rounds are not operating today due to staff shortages or problems earlier in the week with collections. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WasteCollectionsFriday1stFebruary2019449970.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_010ExcitingnewproposalstoregenerateVicarageField449915.aspx Exciting new proposals to regenerate Vicarage Field Wealden’s Cabinet has given the go ahead to start consulting about exciting new proposals to regenerate the Vicarage Field area of Hailsham town centre. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_010ExcitingnewproposalstoregenerateVicarageField449915.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wednesday30Januarywasteandrecyclingcollections449797.aspx Wednesday 30 January waste and recycling collections Snow followed by a hard frost has led to difficult conditions on untreated roads and may result in some disruption to today’s waste and recycling collections. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wednesday30Januarywasteandrecyclingcollections449797.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009Takeactiontoprotectfromflooding449861.aspx Take action to protect from flooding Lakeside Flood Solutions will be hosting a Community Flooding Information event on Tuesday 5 February, 3pm – 7pm at the Civic Community Hall in Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009Takeactiontoprotectfromflooding449861.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008NewcouncilhousingschemesinWealdenvillages449851.aspx New council housing schemes in Wealden villages Two new council housing schemes have come on line providing affordable rented accommodation in the villages of East Dean and Cross-in-Hand. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008NewcouncilhousingschemesinWealdenvillages449851.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007NextphaseoftheLocalPlanprocess449686.aspx Next phase of the Local Plan process Wealden District Council has completed the next phase of its Local Plan process. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007NextphaseoftheLocalPlanprocess449686.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006OnceinalifetimeopportunityforHailsham449687.aspx Once in a lifetime opportunity for Hailsham Wealden District Council has unveiled ambitious plans to revitalise Hailsham town centre. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006OnceinalifetimeopportunityforHailsham449687.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005Heretohelpyousavemoneyenergy449676.aspx Here to help you save money & energy The Wealden Energy Desk opens at the end of January and will be available at set dates during February. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005Heretohelpyousavemoneyenergy449676.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004Packagingcontamination449296.aspx Packaging contamination As more of us spend more time shopping online, it means there is more packaging material to dispose of when the purchases arrive. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004Packagingcontamination449296.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Counciltaxincreditscam449400.aspx Council tax in credit scam Please beware of an email scam we have been made aware of trying to persuade residents to click on an email link to receive a council tax rebate. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Counciltaxincreditscam449400.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wednesday16Januarygardenwastecollections449248.aspx Wednesday 16 January garden waste collections As a result of staff sickness, one of our garden waste collection rounds in the Frant and Wadhurst areas will not be operating today. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wednesday16Januarygardenwastecollections449248.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003FirstCeremonyforWealdenCrematorium449236.aspx First Ceremony for Wealden Crematorium Wealden Chairman Councillor Chris Hardy laid the final stone in Wealden’s new Crematorium at a ceremony to mark the completion of the building’s structure. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003FirstCeremonyforWealdenCrematorium449236.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002LocalcouncilsappointBiffatoprovidewastecollectionandstreetcleansingservices449167.aspx Local councils appoint Biffa to provide waste collection and street cleansing services A new waste, recycling, street and beach cleaning contract will start in Hastings, Rother and Wealden from the end of June this year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002LocalcouncilsappointBiffatoprovidewastecollectionandstreetcleansingservices449167.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Missedgardenwastecollectionon24December448959.aspx Missed garden waste collection on 24 December Wealden District Council and its contractor Kier apologise for any inconvenience caused by disruption to garden waste collections on Monday 24 December 2018. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Missedgardenwastecollectionon24December448959.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001Thereismoretolearnin2019449013.aspx There is more to learn in 2019 There are opportunities to improve your IT and computer skills across Wealden in the new year. And to pursue a wide range of other activities with Street Learning Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001Thereismoretolearnin2019449013.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090Takingastandagainstsingleuseplastics448764.aspx Taking a stand against single use plastics Wealden District Council has approved a three part action plan to take a stand against single-use plastics. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090Takingastandagainstsingleuseplastics448764.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Steppingforwardintothefuture448312.aspx Stepping forward into the future “Whatever uncertainties await us all in the year ahead, I am pleased to report the close of 2018 sees Wealden in a good position to meet the future.” Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Steppingforwardintothefuture448312.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089Budgetformoreaffordablehomes448459.aspx Budget for more affordable homes Wealden District Council has welcomed Whitehall decisions which will enable it to address the problems of the local housing market. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089Budgetformoreaffordablehomes448459.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FloodingandColdWeather448618.aspx Flooding and Cold Weather If there is a danger of flooding to property, the Environment Agency issue three types of warning. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FloodingandColdWeather448618.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087Movingtowardsselfsufficiency448115.aspx Moving towards self sufficiency Wealden District Council is proposing a 2.7% increase in the council tax residents pay for its local services. This will enable it to become a self–sufficient local authority unsupported by central Government grants. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087Movingtowardsselfsufficiency448115.aspx?RSS=True