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_058Changeincircumstancescannotbeignored297197.aspx Change in circumstances cannot be ignored A business manager in Wealden who failed to inform the Council’s benefits service after his weekly income nearly doubled, has been given a three year conditional discharge by Hastings Magistrates Court. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_058Changeincircumstancescannotbeignored297197.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takealookatwhathappenstoyourrecycling297128.aspx Take a look at what happens to your recycling If you have ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it has been collected from your kerbside, please take a look at our new video. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takealookatwhathappenstoyourrecycling297128.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057NationalrecognitionforSafetyinAction297156.aspx National recognition for Safety in Action Safety in Action – Wealden’s innovative community safety scheme for 10 -11 year olds - has been awarded LASER accreditation by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057NationalrecognitionforSafetyinAction297156.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056Theelectoralregistrationsystemischangingthissummer297172.aspx The electoral registration system is changing this summer Over the summer, all Wealden residents will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056Theelectoralregistrationsystemischangingthissummer297172.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054Earlyactionpreventshomelessness297094.aspx Early action prevents homelessness Early action by Wealden District Council’s Housing Options team prevented 724 local household from becoming homeless in 2013/14. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054Earlyactionpreventshomelessness297094.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053Businesses-donotmissoutonWealdencareersfair297052.aspx Businesses - do not miss out on Wealden careers fair Wealden District Council is inviting local businesses to reserve a space at the Wealden Careers Fair 2014. It is a free event for 14-25 year olds being held at the Uckfield Civic Centre on 19 November and is the first of its kind organised by the Council Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053Businesses-donotmissoutonWealdencareersfair297052.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055EDEALandWealdenofferfreebusinessstartupworkshops297084.aspx EDEAL and Wealden offer free business startup workshops Eastbourne and District Enterprise Agency Ltd (EDEAL) is working in partnership with Wealden District Council to deliver free workshops throughout the district for anyone thinking about setting up their own business. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055EDEALandWealdenofferfreebusinessstartupworkshops297084.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_On-goingFireBrigadeindustrialaction296721.aspx On-going Fire Brigade industrial action The Fire Brigades Union has announced there will be further short, intermittent strikes in their 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_On-goingFireBrigadeindustrialaction296721.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052DonotmissoutonWealdenSummerplaydays296764.aspx Do not miss out on Wealden Summer play days With the Summer holidays fast approaching, Wealden District Council is co-ordinating FIVE fun and active Play Days across the district on Wednesdays between 30 July and 27 August. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052DonotmissoutonWealdenSummerplaydays296764.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Hotweather-becool297023.aspx Hot weather - be cool In very hot weather, don’t forget that the weather can be both be a cause of anxiety and a 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_Hotweather-becool297023.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050WealdenAwardfortheMostSustainableBusiness289170.aspx Wealden Award for the Most Sustainable Business Wealden District Council is sponsoring a green award for local businesses at this year’s Sussex Business Awards to highlight the contribution businesses can make to protect the countryside and enhance the quality of our environment. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050WealdenAwardfortheMostSustainableBusiness289170.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051EvelynClarkSquareunveiled293586.aspx Evelyn Clark Square unveiled Letting will shortly begin at Wealden District Council’s latest council homes, the 28 home Evelyn Clark Square development in Forest Row. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051EvelynClarkSquareunveiled293586.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TrysomeStreetLearningthissummer287922.aspx Try some Street Learning this summer Are you missing out on achieving your full potential? Could some new skills help your employment prospects? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TrysomeStreetLearningthissummer287922.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AmendmentstoUckfieldcarparkingorder287578.aspx Amendments to Uckfield car parking order Amendments to the Off-Street Car Parking order 1990 in Uckfield have been made by Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AmendmentstoUckfieldcarparkingorder287578.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ForestRowEnergyFair28June287535.aspx Forest Row Energy Fair 28 June Forest Row Energy is holding an Energy Fair at various locations around the village on Saturday 28 June from 10am – 4pm. Local residents from Forest Row and surrounding areas are invited to come along to discover how to pay less for their energy bills. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ForestRowEnergyFair28June287535.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048Elevenshiningexamples287501.aspx Eleven shining examples The outstanding commitment of eleven community volunteers was honoured by the Chairman of Wealden District Council at a special civic ceremony last week at the Barnsgate Manor, Herons Ghyll. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048Elevenshiningexamples287501.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wealdenapprenticeshipschemenowopen286856.aspx Wealden apprenticeship scheme now open Wealden District Council's new apprenticeship scheme, launched in partnership with Sussex Downs College, is now accepting applications. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wealdenapprenticeshipschemenowopen286856.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037Learningaboutsafetyin2014261400.aspx Learning about safety in 2014 Over 550 primary school children from across Wealden will be able to experience a 'hands-on' learning event at Herstmonceux Castle this week (16-20 June). Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037Learningaboutsafetyin2014261400.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheWealdenResidentsSurvey296744.aspx The Wealden Residents Survey From 23 June to 21 July, Wealden District Council will be undertaking a Residents’ Satisfaction Survey across the Wealden District area. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheWealdenResidentsSurvey296744.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_1000ssavedonenergybillsCrowboroughEnergyPopupcafe283092.aspx £1000s saved on energy bills Crowborough Energy Pop up cafe Last week residents who attended the Crowborough energy cafe saved £1000s overall on their energy bills. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_1000ssavedonenergybillsCrowboroughEnergyPopupcafe283092.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043RecordlevelsofrecyclinginWealden279776.aspx Record levels of recycling in Wealden Recycling in Wealden achieved record levels last year, according to the latest performance figures from Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043RecordlevelsofrecyclinginWealden279776.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_PositiveplanningprovidesjobsgrowthinWealden279785.aspx Positive planning provides jobs growth in Wealden The number of new jobs created as a result of planning permissions granted in Wealden has doubled over the past year to 688. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_PositiveplanningprovidesjobsgrowthinWealden279785.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045Cybersecuritytopsagendaatbusinessbreakfast280186.aspx Cyber security tops agenda at business breakfast Bookings are now taking place for the next Wealden District Council Business Breakfast on Wednesday 25 June, which will feature presentations from specialists on cyber crime and digital marketing. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045Cybersecuritytopsagendaatbusinessbreakfast280186.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_046WealdenoffersFREEBusinessGrowthWorkshops280189.aspx Wealden offers FREE Business Growth Workshops Wealden District Council will be hosting a day of free business planning sessions on Wednesday 18 June for local businesses to learn how to grow and develop. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_046WealdenoffersFREEBusinessGrowthWorkshops280189.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040Motorcyclistsurged-improveyourskillsridesafe279684.aspx Motorcyclists urged - improve your skills, ride safe Wealden District Council is urging motorcyclists and drivers to be extra careful during the summer months when there is an increase in the number of crashes involving motorcyclists, particularly those who ride as a hobby. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040Motorcyclistsurged-improveyourskillsridesafe279684.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041TastethedelightsofWealdenathistoricPevenseyCastle279693.aspx Taste the delights of Wealden at historic Pevensey Castle The food and drink lovingly created in the green and pleasant land by the sea that is Wealden will be showcased in the District’s first ever Food and Wine Festival taking place at Pevensey Castle over the weekend of 30 and 31 August. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041TastethedelightsofWealdenathistoricPevenseyCastle279693.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042Doyoufinditdifficultattendingsurgeryappointments279702.aspx Do you find it difficult attending surgery appointments? Responding to growing concerns about the difficulties some patients have in attending surgeries in Uckfield and the surrounding area, local Wealden district councillors have approached the Wealden Bus Alliance to look at the possibility of setting up Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042Doyoufinditdifficultattendingsurgeryappointments279702.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039Fundingwithdrawalmeanshardshipcasescouldbeforcedtogotoloansharks279362.aspx Funding withdrawal means hardship cases could be forced to go to loan sharks Wealden District Council has expressed its “serious concern” at the Government’s decision to remove support from the East Sussex scheme that has helped 168 Wealden residents get through a short term financial crisis in the past year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039Fundingwithdrawalmeanshardshipcasescouldbeforcedtogotoloansharks279362.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Wealdenleadsbyexamplewithnewapprenticeshipscheme278993.aspx Wealden leads by example with new apprenticeship scheme Wealden District Council will soon be taking on apprentices when it launches its new scheme in partnership with Sussex Downs College later this year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Wealdenleadsbyexamplewithnewapprenticeshipscheme278993.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DonotmisstheEnergyPop-upCafeinCrowborough278989.aspx Do not miss the Energy Pop-up Cafe in Crowborough £400 saved off someone's energy bill already Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DonotmisstheEnergyPop-upCafeinCrowborough278989.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FullCouncil28278138.aspx Full Council 28 May At yesterday’s (28 May) full meeting of Wealden District Council, members expressed their wishes for a speedy recovery for all those injured in the accident at the Soap Box Derby in Warbleton village on Monday. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FullCouncil28278138.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EuropeanElectionresults274318.aspx European Election results The European Election results for the South East Region and Wealden Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EuropeanElectionresults274318.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnergyPop-upCafecomestoCrowborough275972.aspx Energy Pop-up Cafe comes to Crowborough For four days only, energy experts will be at Crowborough’s Energy Pop-up Café to offer independent practical advice on how to cut energy costs. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnergyPop-upCafecomestoCrowborough275972.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepingolderpeopleinformed245459.aspx Keeping older people informed Following on from the success of last year’s Older People’s Information Day, over 100 people attended the fact-packed day at St John’s Church Hall in Polegate in April. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepingolderpeopleinformed245459.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Strategichousinglandcallforsites261366.aspx Strategic housing land call for sites The Council is reviewing its SHLAA (Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment) in respect of a number of settlements in the District to provide up-to-date evidence on the availability of land for housing development. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Strategichousinglandcallforsites261366.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_QualityMarkforCuckmereCommunityBuses261331.aspx Quality Mark for Cuckmere Community Buses Cuckmere Community Bus Ltd has been awarded the Community Transport Association’s prestigious Quality Mark. Only eight other community bus organisations throughout the country have received the award since it was introduced in 2012. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_QualityMarkforCuckmereCommunityBuses261331.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_036MajorfundingboostforWealdenvoluntarygroups261129.aspx Major funding boost for Wealden voluntary groups Voluntary organisations which provide far-reaching help to Wealden residents will receive over £262,000 this year in ongoing support as part of Wealden’s commitment to the voluntary sector. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_036MajorfundingboostforWealdenvoluntarygroups261129.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034Fosteringlocalcreativity261072.aspx Fostering local creativity Culture and crafts in Wealden have received a helping hand in this year’s allocation of Wealden Community Grants. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034Fosteringlocalcreativity261072.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_03440forTeaAnniversarycelebration247194.aspx 40 for Tea Anniversary celebration Forty for tea will be the highlight of Wealden District Council’s 40th anniversary as residents with a fortieth connection are invited to become civic dignitaries for the day. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_03440forTeaAnniversarycelebration247194.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033Capitalhelpforvitalvillagevenues246765.aspx Capital help for vital village venues Eight village halls in Wealden are in line for £36,000 of capital grants to help with improvements thanks to the latest round of the District Council’s Community Grants scheme. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033Capitalhelpforvitalvillagevenues246765.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AdviceforstayingsafeduringFireBrigadestrikes246807.aspx Advice for staying safe during Fire Brigade strikes Help East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service prevent emergencies during the Fire Brigades Union strikes Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AdviceforstayingsafeduringFireBrigadestrikes246807.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FreebusservicetohelppeopleGetOutMore246737.aspx Free bus service to help people Get Out More A free bus service to encourage people to take more healthy exercise is now available on selected Saturdays from Uckfield and East Grinstead Mainline stations. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FreebusservicetohelppeopleGetOutMore246737.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030DealwithEDEALwillmeanmorehelpforgrowingbusinesses246428.aspx Deal with EDEAL will mean more help for growing businesses A new one year agreement has been signed between Wealden District Council and the Eastbourne and District Enterprise Agency Ltd.(EDEAL) to provide local businesses with support and advice. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030DealwithEDEALwillmeanmorehelpforgrowingbusinesses246428.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032Wealdencommunityfundingtoincreasesportsparticipation246437.aspx Wealden community funding to increase sports participation A number of sports clubs across Wealden will benefit from an injection of almost £18,000 from Wealden’s Community Grant schemes to help boost participation across the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032Wealdencommunityfundingtoincreasesportsparticipation246437.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031WealdenLovesitsLocalMarketsinMay245607.aspx Wealden Loves its Local Markets in May This May, Wealden is proud to be participating in the National Association of British Market Authorities’ Love Your Local Market campaign. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031WealdenLovesitsLocalMarketsinMay245607.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BirlingGapSteps245572.aspx Birling Gap Steps Following completion of demolition work, Wealden District Council has re-opened the stairs at Birling Gap to allow access to the beach. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BirlingGapSteps245572.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Thank-youtoresidentsofOakwoodDrive245588.aspx Thank-you to residents of Oakwood Drive Following fears that a neglected row of 38 Cypress leylandii trees could pose a threat to life and property, Wealden District Council has now completed action to remove the trees in Oakwood Drive, Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Thank-youtoresidentsofOakwoodDrive245588.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029YourlastchancetoregisterfortheEuropeanElections245560.aspx Your last chance to register for the European Elections The European Parliamentary Elections are taking place on Thursday 22 May, at polling stations all over Wealden. But if you haven’t registered, you won’t be able to take part. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029YourlastchancetoregisterfortheEuropeanElections245560.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Easterrefuseandrecyclingcollections245474.aspx Easter refuse and recycling collections Refuse and Recycling collections scheduled for Good Friday (18 April) and Easter Monday (21 April) will take place as normal on those days. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Easterrefuseandrecyclingcollections245474.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_012NationalawardforWealdenOfficerfuelpovertywork240204.aspx National award for Wealden Officer fuel poverty work Abdul Hussain, Home Energy Efficiency Officer at Wealden District Council, has been presented with his National Energy Action’s Heat for Heroes award. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_012NationalawardforWealdenOfficerfuelpovertywork240204.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenBusinesseslearnhowtocompeteintheglobaldigitalmarketplace243168.aspx Wealden Businesses learn how to compete in the global digital market place Over 35 Wealden businesses have benefitted from a seminar with UK Trade & Investment at last week’s Wealden Business Breakfast ahead of British Export Week 7 - 11 April. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenBusinesseslearnhowtocompeteintheglobaldigitalmarketplace243168.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_SuperfastbroadbandcomestoHadlowDown243142.aspx Superfast broadband comes to Hadlow Down Hadlow Down has become one of the first villages to benefit from East Sussex County Council and BT's superfast broadband initiative Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_SuperfastbroadbandcomestoHadlowDown243142.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWasteRecycling-Makesureyouknowyourcollectiondate243151.aspx Garden Waste Recycling - Make sure you know your collection date From April, we are adding another 5000 residents to our Garden Waste Recycling scheme. Some residents will have been given a new collection day as part of round changes to allow for the expansion. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWasteRecycling-Makesureyouknowyourcollectiondate243151.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnergyPop-UpShopSaves1000sForHailshamResidents243120.aspx Energy Pop-Up Shop Saves £1000s For Hailsham Residents More Energy Pop-Up shops are planned for towns in the Wealden District following a a successful five day run in Hailsham which helped save residents £1000s. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnergyPop-UpShopSaves1000sForHailshamResidents243120.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Unpromptedofferstoreduceyourcounciltaxorofferarefund241460.aspx Unprompted offers to reduce your council tax or offer a refund We have received information that some residents are being approached by bogus companies seeking to charge for assistance in getting their council tax banding reduced. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Unpromptedofferstoreduceyourcounciltaxorofferarefund241460.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027WitnessthestrengthofStreetLearning243092.aspx Witness the strength of Street Learning From April, Wealden District Council is joining up with Eastbourne Homes to provide free courses to local residents as part of the Street Learning initiative. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027WitnessthestrengthofStreetLearning243092.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MoretrafficimprovementsannouncedforHailshamTownCentre243059.aspx More traffic improvements announced for Hailsham Town Centre Work will begin on the 7 April to remove a local Hailsham bottleneck in North Street caused by Post Office lorries loading and unloading opposite to the Asda car park. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MoretrafficimprovementsannouncedforHailshamTownCentre243059.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Areyoupayingtoomuchforyourhouseholdenergy243042.aspx Are you paying too much for your household energy? Have an expert check out your energy bills at the Energy Pop-up Shop in Hailsham and pick up some money-saving tips Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Areyoupayingtoomuchforyourhouseholdenergy243042.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_026SavingHailshamsbelltower243050.aspx Saving Hailsham's bell tower Action will shortly be taken to save the foundations of Hailsham Church’s 14th century bell tower. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_026SavingHailshamsbelltower243050.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025Wealdentakesactionondangeroustrees242953.aspx Wealden takes action on dangerous trees Wealden District Council is taking action to remove a number of neglected leylandii trees in Oakwood Drive that have become a growing cause of concern for local residents. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025Wealdentakesactionondangeroustrees242953.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_023Wealdensupportstownandvillagedevelopment242921.aspx Wealden supports town and village development Wealden District Council’s commitment to supporting local business was demonstrated on 12 March at an innovative “Marketing Your Town” event which focused on regeneration initiatives and ideas within their towns and villages. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_023Wealdensupportstownandvillagedevelopment242921.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ExportWeek7-11April242930.aspx Export Week 7- 11 April As part of export week, UK Trade & Investment is organising a half day export seminar in Brighton on Monday 7 April. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ExportWeek7-11April242930.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_024FunandSafetycomesbacktoCrowboroughCommunityCentrebypopulardemand!243111.aspx Fun and Safety comes back to Crowborough Community Centre by popular demand! On Tuesday April 15, Wealden District Council’s free Fun and Safety event returns to Crowborough Community Centre in Pine Grove 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_024FunandSafetycomesbacktoCrowboroughCommunityCentrebypopulardemand!243111.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_019Lookforthelicencewhenyougoriding241769.aspx Look for the licence when you go riding All riding establishments that provide horses and riding instruction to members of the public are required to be licensed. So please don’t take chances with the welfare of the horses or your own safety. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_019Lookforthelicencewhenyougoriding241769.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BringyourenergybillstoHailshamandfindouthowtocutcosts241845.aspx Bring your energy bills to Hailsham and find out how to cut costs For five days only, energy experts will be in Hailsham to offer practical advice on how to cut energy costs. The first 30 people through the door each day will take home energy efficiency gifts such as night lights and draught proofing strips. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BringyourenergybillstoHailshamandfindouthowtocutcosts241845.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022Learnhowtocompeteintheglobalanddigitalmarketplace242867.aspx Learn how to compete in the global and digital marketplace There are just a few spaces left for Wealden District Council’s next business breakfast on Tuesday 1 April, which aims to give local businesses the inside track when it comes to competing in today’s global market place, dominated by digital channels. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022Learnhowtocompeteintheglobalanddigitalmarketplace242867.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_021Moretakepartingardenwasterecycling241809.aspx More take part in garden waste recycling Garden waste collections in Wealden are expanding this spring as an extra 5,000 residents sign up to join this recycling scheme. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_021Moretakepartingardenwasterecycling241809.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_020FireStationFunandSafetyDayatUckfield241787.aspx Fire Station Fun and Safety Day at Uckfield this Tuesday Uckfield Fire Station will be hosting one of Wealden District Council’s renowned Fun and Safety Days on Tuesday 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_020FireStationFunandSafetyDayatUckfield241787.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_018Claimedbenefitswhileselfemployed241679.aspx Claimed benefits while self employed Two Wealden men who claimed council tax benefit and housing benefit while they were self employed have been successfully prosecuted in Hastings Magistrates Court. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_018Claimedbenefitswhileselfemployed241679.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnjoyhealthyoptionswiththeEatOutEatWellScheme241778.aspx Enjoy healthy options with the Eat Out, Eat Well Scheme Eating out is becoming increasingly popular, with the average person enjoying one in every six meals away from home. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnjoyhealthyoptionswiththeEatOutEatWellScheme241778.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Howtocompeteintheglobalanddigitalmarketplace241477.aspx How to compete in the global and digital marketplace Wealden’s next business breakfast on Tuesday 1 April aims to give local businesses the inside track when it comes to competing in today’s global market place dominated by digital channels. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Howtocompeteintheglobalanddigitalmarketplace241477.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BusesandTrainsaligntoprovideAshdownForestwalks241465.aspx Buses and Trains align to provide Ashdown Forest walks This March has seen the launch of a new transport initiative run jointly by Wealden Bus Alliance and Sussex Rail Partnership to provide a free bus service to take residents on a healthy guided walk on Ashdown Forest. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BusesandTrainsaligntoprovideAshdownForestwalks241465.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ActioninMarketTownsworkshoptoday241444.aspx Action in Market Towns workshop today An Action in Market Towns workshop is taking place in Hailsham's Civic Community hall today. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ActioninMarketTownsworkshoptoday241444.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdencelebratesCommonwealthDay241154.aspx Wealden celebrates Commonwealth Day To mark Commonwealth Day, March 10, Wealden District Council, along with many other local authorities across the length and breadth of the country, is flying the Commonwealth Flag at its Hailsham Headquarters. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdencelebratesCommonwealthDay241154.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenStrategicSitesLocalPlannowsubmittedforexaminationinpublic241165.aspx Wealden Strategic Sites Local Plan now submitted for examination in public The Council has now submitted its Strategic Sites Local Plan (SSLP) to the Planning Inspectorate for public examination. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenStrategicSitesLocalPlannowsubmittedforexaminationinpublic241165.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_017JobcentrePlusasuccessinWealden241176.aspx Jobcentre Plus in Wealden a success Over the last eight weeks, Wednesday Employment Surgeries offered by Dermot Clarke, a highly trained and experienced advisor from Jobcentre Plus, at the offices of Wealden District Council have proved a great success. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_017JobcentrePlusasuccessinWealden241176.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takecarewhenwalkingneartocliffs240372.aspx Take care when walking near to cliffs Following further rock falls at Birling Gap the public are reminded that in the interests of their own safety to stay away from the cliff edges around Birling Gap and to keep dogs on a short lead. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takecarewhenwalkingneartocliffs240372.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Hasyourbusinessbeenaffectedbytherecentsevereweather240338.aspx Has your business been affected by the recent severe weather? The Government has announced a number of schemes to support all small and medium sized businesses that have been impacted by the floods and suffered a significant loss of trade. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Hasyourbusinessbeenaffectedbytherecentsevereweather240338.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_016Courttakesactionagainstunlicensedridingschool240357.aspx Court takes action against unlicensed riding school A Heathfield woman was fined £150 and ordered to pay £320 in costs for running an unlicensed riding school. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_016Courttakesactionagainstunlicensedridingschool240357.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HaveyoursayontheproposedmethodologyfortheCouncilsnewStrategicHousingLandAvailabilityAssessmentSHLAA240268.aspx Have your say on the proposed methodology for the Councils new Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) The closing date for residents and businesses to comment on the Council’s draft methodology is 5pm, Monday 31 March. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HaveyoursayontheproposedmethodologyfortheCouncilsnewStrategicHousingLandAvailabilityAssessmentSHLAA240268.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_013WealdenCouncilcalledontosupportlivingwage240285.aspx Wealden Council called on to support living wage Wealden District Council has been called on to set an example by paying all staff a ‘living wage’. Councillor John Blake proposed a motion that the Council Personnel Committee “consider the desirability of paying all Council employees not less than a Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_013WealdenCouncilcalledontosupportlivingwage240285.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_015PuttingWealdenonthetouristmap240318.aspx Putting Wealden on the tourist map In partnership with the District’s tourist attractions Wealden has launched a major initiative to encourage visitors to spend more time enjoying the timeless treasures of this forgotten corner of the South East. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_015PuttingWealdenonthetouristmap240318.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_014WealdenDistrictCouncilfreezescounciltaxforfifthyearrunning240327.aspx Wealden District Council freezes council tax for fifth year running At Wealden’s Full Council meeting on 19 February it was agreed to maintain council tax at the same level for 2014/15. This means that council tax which pays for Wealden District Council services has now remained the same for five successive years. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_014WealdenDistrictCouncilfreezescounciltaxforfifthyearrunning240327.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011Wealdenislookingforheroes240261.aspx Wealden is looking for heroes Last chance to nominate a hero…someone who gives their time and energy to help local organisations in Wealden. Your chance to nominate a Community Hero closes on April 30th. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011Wealdenislookingforheroes240261.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Haveyoursayaboutmaternitycareproposals239141.aspx Have your say about maternity care proposals Take part in the Better Beginnings consultation to decide on future maternity, in-patient paediatric and emergency gynaecology services in East Sussex: Eastbourne March 10, Uckfield March 12. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Haveyoursayaboutmaternitycareproposals239141.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_010JudgedismissesclaimsbylandownersoverWealdenCoreStrategy238106.aspx Judge dismisses claims by landowners over Wealden Core Strategy Attempts by local landowners to quash Wealden’s key planning strategy and force the building of more houses across the District have been thrown out of court with the Judge dismissing their claims as “speculative” and “misconceived”. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_010JudgedismissesclaimsbylandownersoverWealdenCoreStrategy238106.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takecareifwalkingdogsonnearbybeaches235401.aspx Take care if walking dogs on nearby beaches Take care if visiting one of the beaches in or around Wealden, especially if taking a dog: Solent Coastguard have reported palm oil has washed up on beaches as close as West Sussex. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takecareifwalkingdogsonnearbybeaches235401.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Severeweatherinformation228740.aspx Severe weather information Advice about flooding. Information about sandbags. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Severeweatherinformation228740.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004FunandSafetyEventthisTuesday18February228509.aspx Fun and Safety Event this Tuesday 18 February Wealden’s ever-popular Fun and Safety play day returns to Hailsham on Tuesday 18 February. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004FunandSafetyEventthisTuesday18February228509.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009IndefenceofourLocalPlan228941.aspx In defence of our Local Plan Wealden District Council has been defending its Core Strategy Local Plan in the High Court against an action which could increase the number of houses that can be built in Wealden in the future. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009IndefenceofourLocalPlan228941.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GetaratingfirstbeforeyourValentinemeal228907.aspx Get a rating first before your Valentine meal Romantic residents can make sure their Valentine’s Day meal goes without a hitch by checking the Food Hygiene Rating before booking a table. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GetaratingfirstbeforeyourValentinemeal228907.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008Makingourheatingmoreenergyefficient228884.aspx Making our heating more energy efficient Wealden District Council has completed more than two thirds of an ambitious programme to install air source heat pumps in 172 council properties. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008Makingourheatingmoreenergyefficient228884.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007Providingbettershelteredaccommodationforthefuture228779.aspx Providing better sheltered accommodation for the future Wealden’s Cabinet has approved an ongoing programme of re-investment in its Sheltered Housing Schemes which will see nearly £20 million in improvements over the next 10 years. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007Providingbettershelteredaccommodationforthefuture228779.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006TimetoEscalate228751.aspx Time to Escalate It’s time for small businesses in Wealden to make the most of interest-free Escalate loans to create local jobs and improve their commercial chances. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006TimetoEscalate228751.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MakingYourMarketWorkforYou228716.aspx Making Your Market Work for You Over 30 market organisers and stall holders attended the Making Your Market Work for You seminar organised by the Wealden District Council yesterday at Heathfield Community Centre. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MakingYourMarketWorkforYou228716.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HolocaustMemorialDay2014228699.aspx Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day events across the country take the theme of Journeys. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HolocaustMemorialDay2014228699.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005WalkinggroupsinvitedtojoinanewCoastandCountryFestival228688.aspx Walking groups invited to join a new Coast and Country Festival 2014 sees the launch of a brand new walking festival, a joint event organised by Eastbourne Borough Council and Wealden District Council, with local groups invited to join in too. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005WalkinggroupsinvitedtojoinanewCoastandCountryFestival228688.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003CommunityDividendtosupportprojectsacrossWealden228497.aspx Community Dividend to support projects across Wealden Wealden District Councillors are to be each given a Community Dividend to spend on projects in their Council wards. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003CommunityDividendtosupportprojectsacrossWealden228497.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Policeissuewarningaboutdoorstepcontracts228362.aspx Police issue warning about doorstep contracts Police in Wealden are warning residents not to enter into any contracts with doorstep sellers after three men were arrested in Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Policeissuewarningaboutdoorstepcontracts228362.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AmendmentstoOffStreetCarParkingOrder228125.aspx Amendments to Off Street Car Parking Order The Council is proposing to amend its Off Street Car Parking order for the Sea Road Car Park, Pevensey. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AmendmentstoOffStreetCarParkingOrder228125.aspx?RSS=True