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_ScheduledcollectionsWednesday15August441125.aspx Scheduled collections Wednesday 15 August Due to a continuing driver shortage, we regret that some collection rounds will either not be collected today or will be collected later than usual by our waste contractor, Kier. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledcollectionsWednesday15August441125.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ReachingoutinWealden441313.aspx Reaching out in Wealden Universal Credit job coaches are now providing outreach services in Wealden. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ReachingoutinWealden441313.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_060FamilyfunatWalshesPark441361.aspx Family fun at Walshes Park The official opening of Wealden’s new open access countryside area, Walshes Park in Crowborough, is taking place on Saturday 1 September. Our Family Fun Day starts at 12:30pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_060FamilyfunatWalshesPark441361.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051GetactivethisAugust438901.aspx Get active this August Wealden’s summer of fun is coming to an end. Our last activity day is at Uckfield on Wednesday 15 August. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051GetactivethisAugust438901.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BirlingGapStepsremainclosed440781.aspx Birling Gap Steps remain closed Following further minor rock falls over the weekend, the steps at Birling Gap remain closed. There is no access to the beach from Birling Gap. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BirlingGapStepsremainclosed440781.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledcollectionsTuesday14August440838.aspx Scheduled collections Tuesday 14 August Due to driver shortages, one recycling collection round will not be operating today. We hope it will be collected by the end of Saturday. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledcollectionsTuesday14August440838.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ApprenticeshipsatWealden440979.aspx Apprenticeships at Wealden Interested in a career in Local Government? We have six apprentice places available to help you acquire business skills and public sector experience. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ApprenticeshipsatWealden440979.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledCollectionsMonday13August440734.aspx Scheduled Collections Monday 13 August We regret that several collection rounds will not be operating today’s scheduled collections due to driver shortages. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ScheduledCollectionsMonday13August440734.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Scheduledcollections10August440582.aspx Scheduled collections 10 August One garden waste round will not be operating today due to a driver shortage. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Scheduledcollections10August440582.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BirlingGapStepsclosed440630.aspx Birling Gap Steps closed Following an inspection of the cliffs at Birling Gap this morning (10 August), a joint decision has been made by Wealden District Council and the National Trust to close the Steps giving 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_BirlingGapStepsclosed440630.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_059YourrepresentationsabouttheLocalPlan440680.aspx Your representations about the Local Plan You have the opportunity to say whether Wealden District Council’s Proposed Local Plan has been correctly drawn up and is sound, based on the evidence. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_059YourrepresentationsabouttheLocalPlan440680.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WasteandRecyclingcollectionsupdate8August440367.aspx Waste and Recycling collections update 8 August Some recycling and garden waste collections scheduled for today may be later than usual Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WasteandRecyclingcollectionsupdate8August440367.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_058Yourviewsonhelpwithcounciltax440428.aspx Your views on help with council tax Wealden District Council, alongside neighbouring East Sussex authorities, is consulting about options to change the current Council Tax Reduction Scheme. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_058Yourviewsonhelpwithcounciltax440428.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BirlingGapstepsnowopen440294.aspx Birling Gap steps now open Following this morning’s safety inspection, we are now able to open the steps at Birling Gap this afternoon (Tuesday 7 August). Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BirlingGapstepsnowopen440294.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AccesstoBirlingGapTuesday7August440095.aspx Access to Birling Gap Tuesday 7 August Birling Gaps Steps will continue to be closed on the morning on Tuesday 7 August while a further assessment is carried out Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AccesstoBirlingGapTuesday7August440095.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057NextstepsfortheredevelopmentofPineGrove439939.aspx Next steps for the redevelopment of Pine Grove Wealden District Council and East Sussex County Council have completed the sale of the Mead House and car park site in Crowborough. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057NextstepsfortheredevelopmentofPineGrove439939.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056Harnessingtheopportunitiesprovidedbygreenenergy439615.aspx Harnessing the opportunities provided by green energy Wealden District Council is looking at ways to invest in low carbon and renewable energy for the benefit of council tax payers. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056Harnessingtheopportunitiesprovidedbygreenenergy439615.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Amissedrecyclinground30July439669.aspx A missed recycling round 30 July We regret that a recycling collection round was unable to operate on Monday 30 July. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Amissedrecyclinground30July439669.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepingcool439456.aspx Keeping cool The hot weather is back. Here’s some helpful tips to keep cool - and don’t forget to check that friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves are alright: Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepingcool439456.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055Recoveryplantogetwasteandrecyclingcollectionsbackontrack439409.aspx Recovery plan to get waste and recycling collections back on track A recovery plan has been agreed with Kier, Wealden District Council’s waste collection contactor, which should see collections return to regular schedules over the next week. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055Recoveryplantogetwasteandrecyclingcollectionsbackontrack439409.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054TrevorScottappointedChiefExecutive439255.aspx Trevor Scott appointed Chief Executive On Wednesday 18 July, Wealden’s Full Council appointed Trevor Scott, the Council’s Director of Governance and Corporate Services as its new Chief Executive. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054TrevorScottappointedChiefExecutive439255.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WastecollectionupdateWednesday18July439051.aspx Waste collection update Wednesday 18 July All collection rounds are operating as scheduled today although the times of collections may be different to normal. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WastecollectionupdateWednesday18July439051.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052Newdevelopmentswinheritageawards439100.aspx New developments win heritage awards Two major housing developments in Wealden have triumphed in this year’s Sussex Heritage Trust Awards. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052Newdevelopmentswinheritageawards439100.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053FinedfordumpingwasteinAshdownForest439154.aspx Fined for dumping waste in Ashdown Forest An Edenbridge man was fined £461 and ordered to pay Council costs of nearly £1,000 for a fly tipping offence in Wealden District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053FinedfordumpingwasteinAshdownForest439154.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WastecollectionupdateTuesday17July438854.aspx Waste collection update Tuesday 17 July All collection rounds are expected to be operating today although the times of collections may be different to normal. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WastecollectionupdateTuesday17July438854.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontowastecollectionsMonday16July438805.aspx Disruption to waste collections Monday 16 July We regret that one collection round will not be operating today as scheduled, 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_DisruptiontowastecollectionsMonday16July438805.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontowasteandrecyclingcollectionsFriday13July438757.aspx Disruption to waste and recycling collections Friday 13 July Unfortnately several rounds will not be operating today’s scheduled collections. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontowasteandrecyclingcollectionsFriday13July438757.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Temporarycontractorbroughtintoclearcommunityrecyclingsites438554.aspx Temporary contractor brought in to clear community recycling sites Wealden District Council has brought in a temporary contractor to clear a number of recycling Bring Sites in the community this week. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Temporarycontractorbroughtintoclearcommunityrecyclingsites438554.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WasteandRecyclingcollectionsThursday12July438654.aspx Waste and Recycling collections Thursday 12 July One round not operating today due staff shortages. In addition 4 other rounds are now working a day behind schedule so will not be collected according to schedule. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WasteandRecyclingcollectionsThursday12July438654.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RefuseandRecyclingcollectionsWednesday11July438124.aspx Refuse and Recycling collections Wednesday 11 July Wealden District Council and Kier apologise for the continued disruption due to driver shortages and vehicle breakdowns. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RefuseandRecyclingcollectionsWednesday11July438124.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_UckfieldByelectionThursday12July438338.aspx Uckfield Byelection Thursday 12 July Polling Stations for the Uckfield North Town Council By-election Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_UckfieldByelectionThursday12July438338.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MissedRoundsTuesday10July438115.aspx Missed Rounds Tuesday 10 July We have been informed by our waste contractor Kier that four rounds are 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_MissedRoundsTuesday10July438115.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MissedroundsMonday9July438061.aspx Missed rounds Monday 9 July We have been informed by our waste contractor Kier that five rounds are 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_MissedroundsMonday9July438061.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Saturdaycatch-upcollections438006.aspx Saturday catch up collections We regret we are currently experiencing a greater volume of collection issues than usual due of staff shortages because of sickness. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Saturdaycatch-upcollections438006.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Protectingtheecologyandenvironment437904.aspx Protecting the ecology and environment The Local Plan Draft Proposed Submission Document allows growth to proceed without infringing the Council’s legal duties to protect Wealden’s environment. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Protectingtheecologyandenvironment437904.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050Protectionandgrowth437905.aspx Protection and growth The new Wealden Local Plan Draft Proposed Submission Document contains a range of environmental measures to ensure growth can proceed without causing irreversible damage to our regionally important ecology. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050Protectionandgrowth437905.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049MyWealdenhasturnedgolden437853.aspx MyWealden has turned golden MyWealden, the convenient online way to access Wealden District Council’s services, has reached a golden milestone. Over 50 council services are now available digitally from one login Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049MyWealdenhasturnedgolden437853.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Staycoolsavewateranddonotforgetyourpets437729.aspx Stay cool, save water and do not forget your pets With the hot weather expected to continue got few more days yet, here’s some helpful tips to keep cool - and don’t forget to check that friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves are alright: Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Staycoolsavewateranddonotforgetyourpets437729.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Disruptiontowasteandrecyclingcollections437681.aspx Disruption to waste and recycling collections Kier are againg facing problems with vehicle breakdowns and staff shortages leading to some missed collections in the south of the District Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Disruptiontowasteandrecyclingcollections437681.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WasteServiceDisruption437655.aspx Disruption to refuse and recycling collections A combination of vehicle breakdowns and staff shortages mean that Kier have been unable to operate three collection rounds so far today, Friday 29 June 2018. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WasteServiceDisruption437655.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_04830yearinvestmentplanfornewcouncilhomesinWealden436904.aspx 30 year investment plan for new council homes in Wealden Wealden District Council has approved a 30 year Business Plan which will invest £15 million every five years in new affordable homes between 2024 and 2048. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_04830yearinvestmentplanfornewcouncilhomesinWealden436904.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_046Committedtoenergyefficiency436793.aspx Committed to energy efficiency Wealden District Council has won the 2018 Regional Landlord of the Year award for its commitment to energy efficiency for its tenants. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_046Committedtoenergyefficiency436793.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_047Savingsthroughforwardthinkingprocurement436849.aspx Savings through forward thinking procurement Wealden District Council saved nearly three-quarters of a million pounds through its forward-thinking procurement policy. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_047Savingsthroughforwardthinkingprocurement436849.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WheretovoteintheUckfieldTownCouncilbyelection436738.aspx Where to vote in the Uckfield Town Council byelection The by-election for the vacant Uckfield North seat on Uckfield Town Council takes place on Thursday 12 July. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WheretovoteintheUckfieldTownCouncilbyelection436738.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041ReachingoutinWealden436306.aspx Reaching out in Wealden Universal Credit job coaches are providing outreach facilities in Wealden. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041ReachingoutinWealden436306.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FurthercatchupcollectionsforsomeUckfieldproperties436678.aspx Further catch up collections for some Uckfield properties This morning Kier is again a crew short for its collection rounds which will affect some properties in Uckfield Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FurthercatchupcollectionsforsomeUckfieldproperties436678.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HouseneededinHailshamforaSyrianfamily436624.aspx House needed in Hailsham for a Syrian family Wealden District Council is looking for landlords and property owners with a property available to rent in Hailsham to help a Syrian refugee family who has already settled in the UK, and need accommodation the Hailsham area Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HouseneededinHailshamforaSyrianfamily436624.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_044Wealdenontwowheels436506.aspx Wealden on two wheels It is far more fun and environmentally-friendly exploring the Wealden countryside on two wheels instead of four. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_044Wealdenontwowheels436506.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045Helpinghomesatriskofflooding436560.aspx Helping homes at risk of flooding Households in Wealden District at risk of flooding have been offered the chance to install Property Flood Resilience products, free of charge. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045Helpinghomesatriskofflooding436560.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043TakesomeApplause436447.aspx Take some Applause This summer catch some live performances at seven different location across Wealden thanks to the Applause theatre initiative. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043TakesomeApplause436447.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042Beatthestreetisbackbiggerthanever436375.aspx Beat the street is back bigger than ever Beat the Street – the free walking and cycling game that encourages everyone to be more active and healthy - is back in Wealden and bigger than ever. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042Beatthestreetisbackbiggerthanever436375.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040Retiringafter40yearsofpublicservice436290.aspx Retiring after 40 years of public service Wealden District Council’s Chief Executive, Charles Lant, has announced his intention to retire. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040Retiringafter40yearsofpublicservice436290.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MakeitaneveningwithlocalWealdenbusinesses436207.aspx Make it an evening with local Wealden businesses Too busy for a working breakfast? Wealden District Council and the Federation of Small Businesses are holding an evening Business Networking Event on Wednesday 13 June . Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MakeitaneveningwithlocalWealdenbusinesses436207.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038MakethemostofWealdenthissummer436148.aspx Make the most of Wealden this summer It’s time to get up and go, enjoying the free access to the wonderful countryside on our doorstep. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038MakethemostofWealdenthissummer436148.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ctionplanagreedtoimprovewasteperformance436098.aspx Action plan agreed to improve waste performance An action plan has been agreed with Wealden’s waste collection contractor Kier to end recent failings in service. It will come into force over the coming week Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ctionplanagreedtoimprovewasteperformance436098.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BeCliffAware436018.aspx Be Cliff Aware Wealden District Council is supporting the new Cliff Safety Awareness Campaign which is being organised by the East Sussex Chalk Cliffs Safety Awareness Group. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BeCliffAware436018.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DelayedcollectionsinUckfieldandHailsham435947.aspx Delayed collections in Uckfield and Hailsham Kier have informed that they are unable to make refuse and recycling collections from some properties today, but they are aiming to carry out the collection tomorrow (Saturday) when extra crews can be re-allocated. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DelayedcollectionsinUckfieldandHailsham435947.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037MoreaffordablehousingforWealden435885.aspx More affordable housing for Wealden Old Hop Gardens, Wealden’s latest affordable housing scheme for Hailsham, is beginning to take shape. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037MoreaffordablehousingforWealden435885.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035ShopatWealdenMarketsthisMay435820.aspx Shop at Wealden Markets this May During May, Wealden District Council is encouraging its residents to make the most of their local markets as part of the ‘Love Your Local Market Campaign’ to highlight the fresh, seasonal and local produce available in Wealden’s village and town markets. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035ShopatWealdenMarketsthisMay435820.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_036Afortnightofeventstoraisedementiaawareness435762.aspx A fortnight of events to raise dementia awareness As part of Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Action Week, Wealden Dementia Action Alliance is holding 14 days of free events across the District for people with dementia, their families and their carers, starting on Saturday 12 May. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_036Afortnightofeventstoraisedementiaawareness435762.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ResidentssayyestoHerstmonceuxNeighbourhoodPlan435699.aspx Residents say yes to Herstmonceux Neighbourhood Plan Herstmonceux residents have voted to approve the Neighbourhood Plan for the village proposed by Herstmonceux Parish Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ResidentssayyestoHerstmonceuxNeighbourhoodPlan435699.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WhatmakestheSussexHeritageCoastsospecial435641.aspx What makes the Sussex Heritage Coast so special The Sussex Heritage Coast Partnership, of which Wealden is a member, is asking residents and visitors to help define what makes this stretch of Britain’s coastline so special. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WhatmakestheSussexHeritageCoastsospecial435641.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033CarparkingimprovementsforCrowborough435469.aspx Car parking improvements for Crowborough Wealden District Council is proposing a reconfiguration of Crowborough’s Croft Road Car Park to provide extra car parking spaces closer to Crowborough Community Centre. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033CarparkingimprovementsforCrowborough435469.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034Givecompostingago435530.aspx Give composting a go International Compost Awareness week (6 - 12 May 2018) is the perfect time to start home composting. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034Givecompostingago435530.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ThesaleofMeadHouseCarParkandBeaconwoodbuildingatCrowboroughforredevelopment435586.aspx The sale of Mead House Car Park and Beaconwood building at Crowborough for redevelopment Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ThesaleofMeadHouseCarParkandBeaconwoodbuildingatCrowboroughforredevelopment435586.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032WealdenCleaningVolunteersSpringintoAction435456.aspx Wealden Cleaning Volunteers Spring into Action This year’s Wealden Spring Clean, the annual community litter pick, collected over two and a half tonnes of litter by a record number of volunteers. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032WealdenCleaningVolunteersSpringintoAction435456.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Downloadournewpaymentapp435399.aspx Download our new payment app We have a new free payment app available for iPhone and Android users. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Downloadournewpaymentapp435399.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031WedotheBestAttractions435407.aspx We do the Best Attractions Wealden’s latest tourist guide- We do the Best Attractions 2018, is now in circulation around hotels, tourist destinations, libraries, farm shops and garden centres within a two-and-a-half hour drive, bringing visitors to the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031WedotheBestAttractions435407.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030CelebratingtheCuckooTrail435349.aspx Celebrating the Cuckoo Trail Celebrate Wealden’s most popular green trail on Saturday 12 May and make the most of fitness and fun. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030CelebratingtheCuckooTrail435349.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029RealNappiesaregoodforthepocketandtheenvironment435311.aspx Real Nappies are good for the pocket and the environment We are supporting Real Nappy Week, which runs 23-29 April, by offering free nappy trial kits to parents in the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029RealNappiesaregoodforthepocketandtheenvironment435311.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_028Youcannotdriveawayfromyourresponsibilities435035.aspx You cannot drive away from your responsibilities From 1 April 2018, if litter is dropped from a vehicle, the owner can be issued with a fine of £75 without the Council needing to know who was responsible for throwing out the litter. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_028Youcannotdriveawayfromyourresponsibilities435035.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HelptoBuyeventon12May435082.aspx Help to Buy event on 12 May Purchasing a home of your own has become increasingly expensive. If you can’t afford to buy on the open market, there are a range of schemes available under the Government’s Help to Buy initiative. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HelptoBuyeventon12May435082.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_026NewleaseforHailshamsPavilioncinema395058.aspx New lease for Hailsham's Pavilion cinema Hailsham Pavilion Cinema – described as possibly one of the most elaborate small provincial cinemas ever built – has agreed a new 20 year lease with Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_026NewleaseforHailshamsPavilioncinema395058.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027CommunityGrantshelplocalorganisations395127.aspx Community Grants help local organisations Wealden District Council is supporting more than 50 local organisations through its community grants scheme this year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027CommunityGrantshelplocalorganisations395127.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049MyWealdenhasturnedgolden437798.aspx MyWealden has turned golden MyWealden, the convenient online way to access Wealden District Council’s services, has reached a golden milestone. Over 50 council services are now available digitally from one login. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049MyWealdenhasturnedgolden437798.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049MyWealdenhasturnedgolden437799.aspx MyWealden has turned golden MyWealden, the convenient online way to access Wealden District Council’s services, has reached a golden milestone. Over 50 council services are now available digitally from one login. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049MyWealdenhasturnedgolden437799.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025ComputerquandariessolvedinForestRow394999.aspx Computer quandaries solved in Forest Row Forest Row Parish Council and Wealden District Council are teaming up to help provide better computer training for the community. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025ComputerquandariessolvedinForestRow394999.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollectionsonWednesday28March2018394982.aspx Disruption to Garden Waste Collections on Wednesday 28 March 2018 Wealden District Council and its collection contractor Kier are very sorry to advise that some collections of garden waste may not be completed today due to staff shortages.  The areas affected include: Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollectionsonWednesday28March2018394982.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_023PotentialWealdenCouncillorsshowntheropes394962.aspx Potential Wealden Councillors shown the ropes Potential new Wealden District Councillors came along to events in Hailsham and Uckfield to find out more about what being a Councillor involves. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_023PotentialWealdenCouncillorsshowntheropes394962.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EasterRecycling394973.aspx Easter Recycling It’s that time of the year again. Easter is coming and with it, all those over-packaged chocolate eggs. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EasterRecycling394973.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_024ReferendumforHerstmonceuxNeighbourhoodPlan394981.aspx Referendum for Herstmonceux Neighbourhood Plan On Thursday 3 May, residents of Herstmonceux Parish will be asked to have their say in a referendum. This will determine if they support using a neighbourhood plan to help decide local planning applications. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_024ReferendumforHerstmonceuxNeighbourhoodPlan394981.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022MoresupportforWealdenCitizensAdvice394647.aspx More support for Wealden Citizens Advice Wealden District Council has increased its three year Service Level Agreement for Wealden Citizens Advice to £165,000 to help meet an increased demand for its services caused by changes to the welfare system such as universal credit. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022MoresupportforWealdenCitizensAdvice394647.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_021JustCheckingMakingsureWealdenWasteCarriersarelegal394591.aspx Just Checking Making sure Wealden Waste Carriers are legal In a combined operation with Sussex Police, Wealden’s Street Scene Team has been checking up on carriers of Controlled Waste on the District’s roads. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_021JustCheckingMakingsureWealdenWasteCarriersarelegal394591.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_020BusinessbreakfasttodispelGDPRmyths394400.aspx Business breakfast to dispel GDPR myths Find out how to be ‘GDPR ready’ at the re-scheduled Wealden Business Breakfast taking place on Wednesday 28 March at Buxted Park Hotel. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_020BusinessbreakfasttodispelGDPRmyths394400.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenwelcomesprogresswithHousingInfrastructureFunding394532.aspx Wealden welcomes progress with Housing Infrastructure Funding The Joint Accelerating Wealden Delivery Bid has reached the next stage in securing £32m of Government infrastructure support. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenwelcomesprogresswithHousingInfrastructureFunding394532.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_019FunandSafetyinFireStations394391.aspx Fun and Safety in Fire Stations Wealden District Council’s ever popular Fun and Safety Days are coming to Uckfield and Crowborough Fire Stations during the Easter holidays. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_019FunandSafetyinFireStations394391.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_017SupportingLocalBusiness394379.aspx Supporting Local Business Wealden District Council continues to provide support for local business – since 2015 over £335,000 has been provided through the Council’s discretionary business rate relief scheme. At its meeting on 14 March Cabinet approved policies to ensure support Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_017SupportingLocalBusiness394379.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_018Ifitbreaksfixit394380.aspx If it breaks, fix it Many of the things we throw away haven’t reached the end of their useful life. Instead getting rid of them, why not try to repair them? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_018Ifitbreaksfixit394380.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_016Wealdenwelcomesapprentices394356.aspx Wealden welcomes apprentices Following National Apprentice Week, Wealden District Council is introducing its class for 2018 and highlighting the wide range of work their apprentices undertake. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_016Wealdenwelcomesapprentices394356.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WasteCollections-DisruptionDuetoAdverseWeatherConditions393506.aspx Waste Collections - Disruption Due to Adverse Weather Conditions Updated 13 March - All refuse, recycling and garden waste collections scheduled for this week are expected to take place. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WasteCollections-DisruptionDuetoAdverseWeatherConditions393506.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WatersupplyproblemsinpartsofWealden393673.aspx Water supply problems in parts of Wealden South East Water report supplies have been restored. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WatersupplyproblemsinpartsofWealden393673.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Recyclinghelpusdoevenbetter394317.aspx Recycling: help us do even better Here in the Wealden we currently recycle 52% of our waste. This is the highest in East Sussex. However, with your help we know that we can do even better! Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Recyclinghelpusdoevenbetter394317.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ExtragritforWealdenroads393615.aspx Extra grit for Wealden roads East Sussex Highways has arranged for extra grit to be deposited at the following locations to help local people to keep side roads free where the Highways gritters are unable to visit: Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ExtragritforWealdenroads393615.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takingcareincoldweather388654.aspx Taking care in cold weather It’s important to look after yourself during cold weather. And look after others – please check on frail or older neighbours or relatives, especially those living alone or who have serious illnesses to make sure they are safe, warm and well. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takingcareincoldweather388654.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_015Wealdenwantsyou!FindouthowtobecomeaCouncillor393502.aspx Wealden wants you! Find out how to become a Councillor Wealden District Council is running two events in March for anyone interested in becoming a District Councillor and representing their community at the 2019 elections Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_015Wealdenwantsyou!FindouthowtobecomeaCouncillor393502.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_014WealdenagreesbelowinflationCouncilTaxincrease393467.aspx Wealden agrees below inflation Council Tax increase Wealden District Council has approved a £5 a year increase for its share of the Council Tax bill. This is less than 10 pence extra a week for an average Band D property for all the District Council’s services. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_014WealdenagreesbelowinflationCouncilTaxincrease393467.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_013Wealdenmovesuptherecyclingleaguetable393402.aspx Wealden moves up the recycling league table Wealden has climbed 23 places in the national recycling league table thanks to the commitment of local residents Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_013Wealdenmovesuptherecyclingleaguetable393402.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_012Councilinvestmenthelpsreduceoperatingcosts391785.aspx Council investment helps reduce operating costs Wealden District Council’s operating costs for the coming year have been reduced by £600,000 thanks to the rental income from the Vicarage Fields shopping centre which the Council bought in December. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_012Councilinvestmenthelpsreduceoperatingcosts391785.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Thereisnoneedtoshiver391726.aspx There is no need to shiver Homes without central heating in Wealden can benefit for installation funding provided by the District Council and Affordable Warmth Solutions. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Thereisnoneedtoshiver391726.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007HalftermFunandSafetyforallthefamily389735.aspx Half term Fun and Safety for all the family Everyone is invited to this year’s Fun and Safety Day at Hailsham Children’s Centre, Vega Close, Hailsham BN27 2JZ, on Tuesday 13 February from 10am to 1pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007HalftermFunandSafetyforallthefamily389735.aspx?RSS=True