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_011Fiveyearsinflationfreecounciltax348102.aspx Five years inflation free council tax Wealden District Council has agreed to freeze its council tax for the fifth successive year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011Fiveyearsinflationfreecounciltax348102.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008Thiscouldbeyouryear347759.aspx This could be your year Want to make changes to the way things are run round here? Think you could make a difference? Then this could be your year…. Why not consider standing for election to become a local councillor? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008Thiscouldbeyouryear347759.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009PeopleMatterclosertohomeinWealden347844.aspx People Matter closer to home in Wealden From Monday 2 March, People Matter, a charity providing quality information and guidance to job seekers, will be running weekly free advice sessions at the Wealden District Council offices in Hailsham to help give residents the edge in the job market Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009PeopleMatterclosertohomeinWealden347844.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_010Suspendedsentenceandfinesforflytipper347870.aspx Suspended sentence and fines for fly tipper A Heathfield man has been give a suspended jail sentence, fined and ordered to carry out 150 hours community service for a number of offences connected to fly tipping, including a second offence of failing to comply with duty of care obligations. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_010Suspendedsentenceandfinesforflytipper347870.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_StrikespromptwarningfromEastSussexFireRescueService347984.aspx Strikes prompt warning from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service The Fire Brigades Union has announced that industrial action will take from 7.00am on 25 February 2015 until 7.00am on 26 February 2015. This is part of the ongoing dispute with the Government over pensions. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_StrikespromptwarningfromEastSussexFireRescueService347984.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007MakingmoreofWealdenfreeparking347499.aspx Making more of Wealden free parking Moves to free up more parking space for shoppers, visitors and local workers in Wealden’s towns and villages have been approved by the District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007MakingmoreofWealdenfreeparking347499.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006Wealdenbusinesssocialmediaworkshopssellout347236.aspx Wealden business social media workshops sell out Recent social media workshops for local businesses in Wealden completely sold out, with more events being arranged for those who were unable to get a space on the first round. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006Wealdenbusinesssocialmediaworkshopssellout347236.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_PineGroveupdate343272.aspx Pine Grove update Planning Committee North, at its meeting today, approved a planning proposal for a change of use of the Pine Grove office site to an enterprise centre. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_PineGroveupdate343272.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnergyCafecomestoUpperDicker346539.aspx Energy Cafe comes to Upper Dicker On Thursday 12 February from 4-7pm The Upper Dicker Village Shop & Café is hosting a team of energy advisors from Sussex’s very own Big Energy Saving Network, who provide free independent advice on how to switch energy providers to save money and energy. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnergyCafecomestoUpperDicker346539.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RecipeforagreatValentinesDaymealout345755.aspx Recipe for a great Valentine's Day meal out What’s your recipe for a great Valentine’s Day meal out: chocolates, flowers, champagne and romance? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RecipeforagreatValentinesDaymealout345755.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005FunandSafetybackinHailshamthisFebruary345786.aspx Fun and Safety back in Hailsham this February Wealden’s ever popular Fun and Safety play day returns to the Children’s Centre in Vega Close, Hailsham on Tuesday 17 February from 10:30am to 1pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005FunandSafetybackinHailshamthisFebruary345786.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Haveyoursayaboutaffordablehousingdelivery345728.aspx Have your say about affordable housing delivery After last year’s consultation on the Council’s proposed submission for Affordable Housing Delivery and Statement of Community Involvement, Wealden District Council has produced revised proposals. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Haveyoursayaboutaffordablehousingdelivery345728.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wealdenbusinessesurgedtocheckcybersecurity345663.aspx Wealden businesses urged to check cyber security Wealden businesses are being urged to meet the Government’s Cyber Essentials or face the financial consequences of an internet attack. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wealdenbusinessesurgedtocheckcybersecurity345663.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004Ignorethisletterandyoumaynotgetachancetovote345604.aspx Ignore this letter and you may not get a chance to vote This week, every household in Wealden will be receiving a letter from Wealden District Council’s Electoral Services Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004Ignorethisletterandyoumaynotgetachancetovote345604.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ToppingoutceremonyatHailshamextracarescheme345507.aspx Topping out ceremony at Hailsham extra care scheme A ceremony took place last Friday to mark a milestone in construction of a new extra care scheme being built in Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ToppingoutceremonyatHailshamextracarescheme345507.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_0035February2015RegistertoVote345471.aspx 5 February 2015 Register to Vote Wealden District Council is encouraging any local residents not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day, Thursday 5 February, and go online to apply to register. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_0035February2015RegistertoVote345471.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HolocaustMemorialDay2015345335.aspx Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January, Wealden District Council has mounted a display of photographs in the public access area at its Hailsham offices in Vicarage Lane. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HolocaustMemorialDay2015345335.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Alternativewoodpelletheatingoffer345318.aspx Alternative wood pellet heating offer The Sheffield Park-based biomass specialist The Greener Alternative has linked up with Eden Biomass to offer 500 household wood pellet systems free to large homes that can make real climate change savings. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Alternativewoodpelletheatingoffer345318.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Cybersecurityforbreakfast344493.aspx Cyber security for breakfast If it can happen to big corporations like Sony, it can happen to anyone. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Cybersecurityforbreakfast344493.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002WealdenDoeshavesomuchtodoandseein2015345219.aspx Wealden Does have so much to do and see in 2015 Take advantage of the Wealden Tourism website, www.wealdendo-sussex.co.uk and make the most of the coming year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002WealdenDoeshavesomuchtodoandseein2015345219.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepyourhomewarmthiswinter345016.aspx Keep your home warm this winter East Sussex County Council provides a free a Winter Home Check Service for people who own or privately rent their property and are on certain qualifying benefits. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepyourhomewarmthiswinter345016.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Severewinterweather344733.aspx Severe winter weather With the current bad weather here are some potentially useful contacts and information. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Severewinterweather344733.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001FreesocialmediatrainingforWealdenbusinesses344826.aspx Free social media training for Wealden businesses Wealden District Council is offering local businesses the chance to turn over a new digital leaf this January with free workshops in social media and social media marketing across the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001FreesocialmediatrainingforWealdenbusinesses344826.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Makingsavingsonenergycosts344838.aspx Making savings on energy costs Help if you are facing fuel poverty and with Green Deal assessments Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Makingsavingsonenergycosts344838.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Grantsuccessforshelteredschemesocialclub344743.aspx Grant success for sheltered scheme social club The Social Club at Wealden’s Buxted Court has been awarded a total of £870 in grants to help provide a range of activities for residents. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Grantsuccessforshelteredschemesocialclub344743.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ExtensionofFloodRecoverySchemes343992.aspx Extension of Flood Recovery Schemes The Government has extended the flood recovery schemes set up to help people whose home or business was affected by last year’s flooding. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ExtensionofFloodRecoverySchemes343992.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_098ThePubisTheHubofcommunities344005.aspx The Pub is The Hub of communities Wealden District Council is inviting rural publicans from across the District to set the bar high and see how they can offer more than just pints and pies at a Pub is The Hub workshop taking place on 12 Jan 2015 from 11am to 12.30pm at the Brewers Arms Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_098ThePubisTheHubofcommunities344005.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ItsNationalDefrostYourTurkeyDay343913.aspx It's National Defrost Your Turkey Day To help people stay safe during this festive season Rother and Wealden Food and Safety Team will be supporting the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on National Defrost Your Turkey Day on Monday 22 December 2014. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ItsNationalDefrostYourTurkeyDay343913.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_097Manyfirstsforourfortieth343963.aspx Many firsts for our fortieth “Wealden is 40 years old this year, both as a District and a Council, and I am proud to say it has been a year of a great many firsts,” said Councillor Brian Redman, Council Chairman. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_097Manyfirstsforourfortieth343963.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_095Wealdentellsyoungadultstoidecideforyourself343827.aspx Wealden tells young adults to idecide for yourself idecide is a new website launched by Wealden District Council providing information to help young adults in the District make decisions about their health, their activities, and their future. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_095Wealdentellsyoungadultstoidecideforyourself343827.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GreenDealHomeImprovementFund343854.aspx Green Deal Home Improvement Fund £5,600 is now available to households to help with insulation and energy efficiency measures under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GreenDealHomeImprovementFund343854.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ChristmasOpeningHours343409.aspx Christmas Opening Hours Wealden District Council’s Hailsham Office will be open at the following hours during the Festive Period. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ChristmasOpeningHours343409.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_094NewYearnewYouwithStreetLearning343558.aspx New Year new You with Street Learning Why not start 2015 with one of Wealden District Council’s free Street Learning courses, taking place across the District from January to March. They are open to all Wealden and Eastbourne residents aged 19 or over. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_094NewYearnewYouwithStreetLearning343558.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_SpeakoutaboutDomesticAbuse343535.aspx Speak out about Domestic Abuse If you are a victim of domestic abuse help is available, please don’t suffer in silence. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_SpeakoutaboutDomesticAbuse343535.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wealdensetsoutitsprioritiesforthenextfiveyears343472.aspx Wealden sets out its priorities for the next five years Wealden residents and businesses are being asked for their views about the District’s proposed aims for the next five years. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wealdensetsoutitsprioritiesforthenextfiveyears343472.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Haveyouhadyourfreeflujabyet343517.aspx Have you had your free flu jab yet? If you haven’t had your flu jab yet, it’s time to make that appointment at your doctor’s surgery. Many already have had the injection and are enjoying the protection it gives. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Haveyouhadyourfreeflujabyet343517.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenSustainableBusinessAward343419.aspx Wealden Sustainable Business Award Community recycling company Furniture Now! won the Most Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Wealden District Council at the 2014 Sussex Business Awards. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenSustainableBusinessAward343419.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_StrategicHousingAndEconomicLandAvailabilityAssessment343429.aspx Strategic Housing And Economic Land Availability Assessment Call for sites to assist with the Strategic Housing And Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_StrategicHousingAndEconomicLandAvailabilityAssessment343429.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_091Wealdenisahappyplacetolive343369.aspx Wealden is a happy place to live The results of a survey undertaken by Wealden District Council have shown that 95% of residents are satisfied with Wealden as a place to live. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_091Wealdenisahappyplacetolive343369.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_092Helpmakedemocracywork343232.aspx Help make democracy work Next May will be busy for voters with Parliamentary, District and local parish and town council elections all taking place on 7 May. But it will be even busier for the people who organise the elections in Wealden, the District Council’s Electoral Servi Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_092Helpmakedemocracywork343232.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090Noincreaseincounciltaxonceagain342751.aspx No increase in council tax once again Wealden’s Cabinet is proposing to freeze the council tax that pays for its services at just £3.35 a week for the fifth successive year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090Noincreaseincounciltaxonceagain342751.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089ChiefConstablesupportsWealdenroadsafetyinitiative342646.aspx Chief Constable supports Wealden road safety initiative Giles York, the Chief Constable of Sussex Police, has given his support to the work carried out by Wealden to try to prevent the number of people killed or seriously injured 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_089ChiefConstablesupportsWealdenroadsafetyinitiative342646.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnergyPop-UpShopcomestoUckfield342420.aspx Energy Pop-Up Shop comes to Uckfield For six days only, energy experts will be on hand in Uckield to provide practical advice on how to cut costs on your energy bills, give advice on switching suppliers if you wish to and ways to be more energy efficient at home. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnergyPop-UpShopcomestoUckfield342420.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Deliveringaffordablehousing342541.aspx Delivering affordable housing Wealden residents are invited to make their views known about the Council’s proposed plans for the delivery of affordable housing in the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Deliveringaffordablehousing342541.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_088Nobadgenoplatenoride342559.aspx No badge, no plate, no ride THE dangers of getting into an unlicensed taxi are being highlighted by Wealden District Council as part of a seasonal campaign to keep Christmas revellers safe. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_088Nobadgenoplatenoride342559.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087LocalistheanswerthisChristmas342304.aspx Local is the answer this Christmas A feast of festive shopping events in Wealden towns and villages is being promoted by the District Council’s Streets Ahead initiative. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087LocalistheanswerthisChristmas342304.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Responsetocarparkconsultation342223.aspx Response to car park consultation In response to our consultation on changes to the Proposed Off Street Car Parking Order which closed on 31 October, a number of suggestions were made in relation to the car parks in Wadhurst and Forest Row. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Responsetocarparkconsultation342223.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Coldcallingcounciltaxscams342244.aspx Cold calling council tax scams Once again it appears unscrupulous individuals are phoning residents pretending to make enquiries about council tax and asking for bank account details. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Coldcallingcounciltaxscams342244.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_YourFutureYourChoices342274.aspx Your Future, Your Choices Over 900 students from Community Colleges across Wealden attend the first Wealden Works Careers Fair held at Uckfield Civic Centre on 19 November. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_YourFutureYourChoices342274.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_086BepreparedwithFloodAware341653.aspx Be prepared with Flood Aware Householders in Hellingly have been the first to benefit from a combined initiative by Wealden District Council and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to raise awareness about flood prevention. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_086BepreparedwithFloodAware341653.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_LookbeforeyoubookforChristmas341635.aspx Look before you book for Christmas Thinking of eating out this Christmas? If you’re planning that special Christmas meal with work colleagues, friends or family the Food Standards Agency would like to remind you to ‘look before you book’. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_LookbeforeyoubookforChristmas341635.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_084DonotmissoutonthefirstWealdencareersfair338353.aspx Do not miss out on the first Wealden careers fair On Wednesday 19 November, Wealden District Council is inviting 14-25 years old from across the District to attend the first Wealden Works Careers Fair, a free event at the Uckfield Civic Centre where they will get help and guidance about their futures. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_084DonotmissoutonthefirstWealdencareersfair338353.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_085WhydoyoushopinWealden338845.aspx Why do you shop in Wealden? Residents and people who work in Wealden are being urged to take part in the Streets Ahead shopping survey to help provide a better shopping experience in our towns and villages. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_085WhydoyoushopinWealden338845.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RepairsServicetoCouncilproperties-Update300509.aspx Repairs Service to Council properties - Update We have to inform you of some important and immediate changes we are making to our day to day repairs service delivery for our council homes. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RepairsServicetoCouncilproperties-Update300509.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CouncillorMajorAntonyQuinRM300381.aspx Councillor Major Antony Quin RM It is with great sadness we have learnt of the death of Councillor Major Antony Quin RM. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CouncillorMajorAntonyQuinRM300381.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_083WealdenhonoursTheFallen300418.aspx Wealden honours The Fallen On November 9, Members of Wealden District Council will be commemorating those who gave their lives in the service of their country at Remembrance Sunday events across the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_083WealdenhonoursTheFallen300418.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Much-neededaffordablehomesinPolegate300428.aspx Much-needed affordable homes in Polegate The opening has taken place of 33 new affordable homes for rent and shared ownership at The Sidings in Lynholm Road, Polegate. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Much-neededaffordablehomesinPolegate300428.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ImprovementstoUckfieldTownCentre299163.aspx Improvements to Uckfield Town Centre Uckfield Town Regeneration Project Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ImprovementstoUckfieldTownCentre299163.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_081NewIndividualElectoralRegistrationsystemupandrunning300291.aspx New Individual Electoral Registration system up and running Over 83 per cent of Wealden residents have been successfully transferred over to the new Individual Electoral Registration as Wealden’s electoral services joins others across the country in moving over to the new system. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_081NewIndividualElectoralRegistrationsystemupandrunning300291.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_082Takepartinourhighstreetbusinesssurvey343804.aspx Take part in our high street business survey Shops and high street businesses are being urged to take part in an online survey to give their views how best to promote Wealden’s high streets. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_082Takepartinourhighstreetbusinesssurvey343804.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_079Safeandhealthyaccommodationforeveryone300248.aspx Safe and healthy accommodation for everyone The recent prosecution of an Uckfield take-away restaurant owner has been welcomed by Wealden District Council’s Private Housing Team who have been working with the Fire and Rescue Service to identify local accommodation which puts occupants at risk Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_079Safeandhealthyaccommodationforeveryone300248.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TakecarewithfireworksasBonfireNightapproaches300260.aspx Take care with fireworks as Bonfire Night approaches Fewer fire crews on duty over the coming week means extra care should be taken. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TakecarewithfireworksasBonfireNightapproaches300260.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_080JobcentrePlusreachoutacrossWealden300279.aspx Jobcentre Plus reach out across Wealden From November 3 Jobcentre Plus will be extending their Outreach programme across Wealden, providing career and benefits information and advice at drop-in sessions in Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield and Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_080JobcentrePlusreachoutacrossWealden300279.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_078Failurerateofelectricblanketsacauseforworry300186.aspx Failure rate of electric blankets a cause for worry One in three electric blankets tested at Wealden’s free testing sessions last week failed to meet safety standards. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_078Failurerateofelectricblanketsacauseforworry300186.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_UnderstandtheBuyertodobusinesswithlocalauthorities300236.aspx Understand the Buyer to do business with local authorities Changes in the public sector procurement rules will lead to greater interaction between local authorities and the market when securing goods and services. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_UnderstandtheBuyertodobusinesswithlocalauthorities300236.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_077SixnewWealdenapprentices300088.aspx Six new Wealden apprentices Six new apprentices have started work at Wealden District as the Council introduces an apprentice scheme to help skill-up the next generation of the workforce. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_077SixnewWealdenapprentices300088.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Excellentpartnershipworking300104.aspx Excellent partnership working Sophie Hepworth, of Wealden’s Community and Regeneration team, has been awarded an Excellence in Partnership Award from Sussex Police for her work in the community. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Excellentpartnershipworking300104.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076FreeenergysavingsadviceatHailshamFoodBank300048.aspx Free energy savings advice at Hailsham Food Bank Wealden District Council is holding free energy-savings advice sessions on Friday afternoons at Hailsham Food Bank to help residents save money on their energy bills this winter. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076FreeenergysavingsadviceatHailshamFoodBank300048.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MakingpaymentstotheCouncil300020.aspx Making payments to the Council As a result of the Co-operative Bank no longer providing banking services to local authorities, and following a competitive tender, the Council is moving its bank account to Lloyds Bank Plc. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MakingpaymentstotheCouncil300020.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Opportunitiestolearnaboutgettingonline299766.aspx Opportunities to learn about getting online Feeling left out in this digital age? Or know someone who could do with some help and encouragement to get on line? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Opportunitiestolearnaboutgettingonline299766.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Bepreparedforsevereweather299485.aspx Be prepared for severe weather Floods, storms, ice and snow can be expected to cause some disruption during the winter months, so it pays to be prepared. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Bepreparedforsevereweather299485.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Lastchancetohaveyoursayoncarparking297724.aspx Last chance to have your say on car parking Wealden District Council is making changes to layouts and timings in some of its public car parks. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Lastchancetohaveyoursayoncarparking297724.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_NewBuildCouncilHousesopen299403.aspx New Build Council Houses open Opening ceremonies have taken place at Wealden's latest council homes at Forest Row, Willingdon and Crowborough Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_NewBuildCouncilHousesopen299403.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076Sixdatesthatcouldstopahousefire299306.aspx Six dates that could stop a house fire Wealden residents are being urged to bring their electric blankets to one of six safety testing sessions this October to ensure they sleep safely this winter. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076Sixdatesthatcouldstopahousefire299306.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CoastandCountrygetsunderway299269.aspx Coast and Country gets underway Coast and Country - Wealden and Eastbourne's first ever walking festival has now begun, with the first two walks: the Two Breweries Tour and On the Edge of Sussex on Saturday morning Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CoastandCountrygetsunderway299269.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_074ApplynowforaCommunityGrantin2015299251.aspx Apply now for a Community Grant in 2015 Wealden District Council is accepting applications for grants to help local groups and village organisations continue the valuable work they do for the community. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_074ApplynowforaCommunityGrantin2015299251.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_073FreeStreetLearningthisautumn299183.aspx Free Street Learning this autumn A new round of Street Learning begins in October with free courses, offering a series of useful practical skills, open to all Wealden and Eastbourne residents aged 19 or over. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_073FreeStreetLearningthisautumn299183.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_KeepuptodatewithFoodSafety299140.aspx Keep up to date with Food Safety The latest edition of Wealden and Rother's Food Safety Bulletin is now available on our Food Safety pages Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_KeepuptodatewithFoodSafety299140.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_072VisitorsspendmoretimeandmoneyinWealden299118.aspx Visitors spend more time and money in Wealden The amount spent by tourists visiting Wealden last year rose by 3.5% to £242.3 million compared to 2012. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_072VisitorsspendmoretimeandmoneyinWealden299118.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TakepartinourconsultationontherevisedCommunityInfrastructureLevy347467.aspx Take part in our consultation on the revised Community Infrastructure Levy Wealden District Council has revised the draft charging schedule for its Community Infrastructure Levy which is expected to come into operation in April 2015 Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TakepartinourconsultationontherevisedCommunityInfrastructureLevy347467.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_071Workingwithprivatesectorlandlordstopreventhomelessness298795.aspx Working with private sector landlords to prevent homelessness Wealden District Council is to provide more services to private sector landlords to help avoid placing families in bed and breakfast emergency accommodation. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_071Workingwithprivatesectorlandlordstopreventhomelessness298795.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_070Theseroutesaremadeforwalking298770.aspx These routes are made for walking Sign up quickly to make sure you get a spot for the Coast and Country Walking Festival – 70 organised walks, totalling nearly 400 miles across Eastbourne & Wealden from Saturday 27 September to Sunday 5 October. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_070Theseroutesaremadeforwalking298770.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_069Newgreenspacestosupporteconomicgrowth298637.aspx New green spaces to support economic growth Moves to allow development to take place in the north of the District without harming the internationally-protected habitat of Ashdown Forest have been approved by Wealden’s Cabinet. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_069Newgreenspacestosupporteconomicgrowth298637.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DontBottleOutofRecyclingPledge4PlasticsInstead298595.aspx Don't Bottle Out of Recycling, Pledge4Plastics Instead This September, Wealden District Council is proudly supporting the Pledge4Plastics campaign, which aims to get recycling back on the household agenda. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DontBottleOutofRecyclingPledge4PlasticsInstead298595.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_IfyougodowntothewoodsonSaturdaytakethebus298452.aspx If you go down to the woods on Saturday, take the bus The Ashdown Forest Explorer is providing a free trip to Ashdown Forest from Uckfield this Saturday, 6 September. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_IfyougodowntothewoodsonSaturdaytakethebus298452.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FoodandWinesuccessatPevensey298436.aspx Food and Wine success at Pevensey Wealden’s first ever Food and Wine Festival which took place in the grounds of Pevensey Castle last weekend 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_FoodandWinesuccessatPevensey298436.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TourofBritaininWealdenSaturday13September298390.aspx Tour of Britain in Wealden Saturday 13 September Stage Seven of the Tour of Britain whizzes through Wealden during the afternoon of Saturday 13 September. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TourofBritaininWealdenSaturday13September298390.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_065Counciltaxdiscountamnestylaunchedaheadoffraudreview298220.aspx Council tax discount amnesty launched ahead of fraud review Following a number of successful campaigns since 2011, councils across East Sussex are joining forces to conduct a series of reviews of how many people may be wrongly claiming a discount on their council tax. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_065Counciltaxdiscountamnestylaunchedaheadoffraudreview298220.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_066PevenseyFoodandWineFestivalthisweekend298241.aspx Pevensey Food and Wine Festival this weekend There’s a tasty line-up of live music to complement the gastronomic delights at Wealden’s first Food and Wine Festival taking place at Pevensey Castle this weekend, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_066PevenseyFoodandWineFestivalthisweekend298241.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenPlayDaysarehereagain298308.aspx Wealden Play Days are here again On Wednesday, 27 August , the final Wealden Play Day of the summer is at Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenPlayDaysarehereagain298308.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Visitthepowerstationthatusesyourwastetomakeelectricity298083.aspx Visit the power station that uses your waste to make electricity Did you now that nearly all of Wealden’s non recyclable household is being used to create electricity? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Visitthepowerstationthatusesyourwastetomakeelectricity298083.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AlterationstoBankHolidayMondaywasteandrecyclingcollections298150.aspx Alterations to Bank Holiday Monday waste and recycling collections Wealden District Council and Kier Services Ltd regret that, due to a shortage of staff on Bank Holiday Monday, we are required to make some late alterations to the Waste and Recycling collection arrangements for Monday 25 August. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AlterationstoBankHolidayMondaywasteandrecyclingcollections298150.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_064Stepuprepresentandmakeadifference!298040.aspx Step up, represent and make a difference! Do you want to represent your community and make a difference? Wealden District Council will be running two events: one in Uckfield on 20 September and one in Hailsham on 22 September for anyone who is thinking about standing for election Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_064Stepuprepresentandmakeadifference!298040.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_063ActfasttoLinkinwithWealden298030.aspx Act fast to Link in with Wealden On September 22 Wealden District Council will be hosting, in partnership with Talkativeonline, two Wealden Business Workshops on using LinkedIn, the business-focussed social networking service. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_063ActfasttoLinkinwithWealden298030.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_062Stepupforagreatexperience297895.aspx Step up for a great experience Over 70 organised walks are featured in the first ever Coast and Country Walking Festival created by Wealden District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_062Stepupforagreatexperience297895.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ShareyourtalesofWorldWarOne297865.aspx Share your tales of World War One As part of the centenary of the Great War, East Sussex is looking to record memories and information about that period in the County's past Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ShareyourtalesofWorldWarOne297865.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FireBrigadeindustrialactioninAugust297835.aspx Fire Brigade industrial action in August 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_FireBrigadeindustrialactioninAugust297835.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EastSussexCreditUnionhelpforlocalbusinesses297805.aspx East Sussex Credit Union help for local businesses East Sussex Credit Union is opening its doors to corporate members for the first time and has pledged to offer a lending lifeline to local small businesses. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EastSussexCreditUnionhelpforlocalbusinesses297805.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_IMPORTANT-IndividualElectoralRegistrationLetters297758.aspx IMPORTANT - Individual Electoral Registration Letters We are aware from the number of phone calls and emails that the wording in recent letters is causing some confusion and have notified the government department responsible of this. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_IMPORTANT-IndividualElectoralRegistrationLetters297758.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ImprovementworktoLuxfordFieldcarpark297688.aspx Improvement work to Luxford Field car park As part of a five year maintenance programme to Wealden’s public car parks, improvement work has begun at Uckfield’s Luxford Field Car Park. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ImprovementworktoLuxfordFieldcarpark297688.aspx?RSS=True