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_046Committedtoenergyefficicency436793.aspx Committed to energy efficicency 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_046Committedtoenergyefficicency436793.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_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 http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MacmillansBigGreenBuscomestoVicarageFields389950.aspx Macmillan's Big Green Bus comes to Vicarage Fields Macmillan Cancer Support’s Big Green Bus will be visiting the Vicarage Field Shopping Centre on Thursday 15 February to answer any questions you may have about cancer. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MacmillansBigGreenBuscomestoVicarageFields389950.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_010WorriedaboutonlinesafetyEaglesmakeiteasyatTheLambInn391636.aspx Worried about online safety? Eagles make it easy at The Lamb Inn Barclays Digital Eagles will be swooping into The Lamb Inn, Wartling, on Tuesday 27 February to run a free computer skills session from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_010WorriedaboutonlinesafetyEaglesmakeiteasyatTheLambInn391636.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenWomenSuffragists390059.aspx Wealden Women Suffragists Wealden has a special women’s suffrage story of its own to contribute to the national marking of the centenary of the granting of the Parliamentary vote in February 1918 to women aged 30 and over. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenWomenSuffragists390059.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009NotopayanddisplayonWealdenhighstreets390004.aspx No to pay and display on Wealden high streets Wealden District Council’s Cabinet has said no to a proposal to put pay and display parking meters on some of the District’s high streets but remains determined find a solution to illegal on-street parking. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009NotopayanddisplayonWealdenhighstreets390004.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008TheGreatWealdenSpringClean2018389885.aspx The Great Wealden Spring Clean 2018 It’s spring again and Wealden District Council is launching the Great British Spring Clean across the District over the weekend of 2-4 March to clear up the litter that blights our environment. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008TheGreatWealdenSpringClean2018389885.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollectionsonTuesday30January2018389787.aspx Disruption to Garden Waste Collections on Tuesday 30 January 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_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollectionsonTuesday30January2018389787.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ReturntoHellinglyCentre389816.aspx Return to Hellingly Centre Two years after visiting the Hellingly Centre to look at the development of new facilities there, Wealden District Council Chairman Chris Hardy returned this week and was full of admiration for the finished result. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ReturntoHellinglyCentre389816.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006Wealdentourismeconomyisthriving389675.aspx Wealden tourism economy is thriving Visitors to Wealden are now spending over £300 million a year in the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006Wealdentourismeconomyisthriving389675.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005Yourhealth.Youoweittoyourself389584.aspx Your health. You owe it to yourself Wealden District Council has launched a new website, Healthy Wealden, to encourage residents to stay active and healthy. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005Yourhealth.Youoweittoyourself389584.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004Access2HealthcareseeksdriversinHailsham389459.aspx Access2Healthcare seeks drivers in Hailsham and Herstmonceux The Access2Healthcare Scheme which provides home-to-surgery transport in Uckfield is being introduced to Hailsham and Herstmonceux. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004Access2HealthcareseeksdriversinHailsham389459.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003Keepyouremergencyplansup-to-date389369.aspx Keep your emergency plans up-to-date With winter upon us, local villages and towns are reminded about the importance of making sure their community emergency plans are up-to-date Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003Keepyouremergencyplansup-to-date389369.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001Stillnocentralheating389238.aspx Still no central heating Wealden District Council has teamed up with National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solutions to help install oil central heating in homes without any central heating. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001Stillnocentralheating389238.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_095Whathasbeenhappeningin2017389101.aspx What has been happening in 2017 Councillor Chris Hardy, the Chairman of Wealden District Council, provides a short review of what’s being happening this year in the world of Wealden. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_095Whathasbeenhappeningin2017389101.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_097WelikeitheresayWealdenresidents389171.aspx We like it here, say Wealden residents Nine out of ten Wealden residents like living here, and three quarters are satisfied with the way the District Council runs things. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_097WelikeitheresayWealdenresidents389171.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_096TheFlowerShopbloomstoChristmaswindowvictory389155.aspx The Flower Shop blooms to Christmas window victory Congratulations to The Flower Shop in Uckfield, winner of the 2017 Wealden District Council’s Best Dressed Christmas Shop Window Competition. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_096TheFlowerShopbloomstoChristmaswindowvictory389155.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_094Respondingtochallengingtimes388986.aspx Responding to challenging times Wealden District Council’s Cabinet is recommending a council tax increase of £5 a year for Band D properties, with proportional increases for other bands Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_094Respondingtochallengingtimes388986.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_093ExcitingstepforWealdenDistrictCouncil388927.aspx Exciting step for Wealden District Council The Vicarage Fields Shopping Centre in Hailsham has a new owner – Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_093ExcitingstepforWealdenDistrictCouncil388927.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_092Toptipsforalow-wastefestiveseason388871.aspx Top tips for a low-waste festive season Christmas is great fun…but we don’t half produce a lot of rubbish at the end of it. That is why recycling at this time of year is so important. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_092Toptipsforalow-wastefestiveseason388871.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_091GethomesafethisChristmas388810.aspx Get home safe this Christmas When out and about enjoying the festivities this Christmas, don’t forget who’s going to be driving you home. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_091GethomesafethisChristmas388810.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontowastecollectionsMonday11December388712.aspx Disruption to waste collections Monday 11 December Poor road conditions caused by the snow in some parts of the District has meant that some refuse and recycling collections could not be completed today,11 December. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontowastecollectionsMonday11December388712.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Voteonthemostwonderfulwindowoftheyear388646.aspx Vote on the most wonderful window of the year The entries are in, so you decide who should be the winner of the 2017 Wealden District Council’s Best Dressed Christmas Shop Window Competition. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Voteonthemostwonderfulwindowoftheyear388646.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090PlatinumcelebrationsinWealden388591.aspx Platinum celebrations in Wealden Wealden District Council joined with Buckingham Palace last month in celebrating Platinum wedding anniversaries. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090PlatinumcelebrationsinWealden388591.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BecomeaRedCrossCommunityReserveVolunteer388533.aspx Become a Red Cross Community Reserve Volunteer The Red Cross is looking for Community Reserve Volunteers to support its trained volunteers in emergencies. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BecomeaRedCrossCommunityReserveVolunteer388533.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089Wealdenresponsetonewconstituencyproposals388384.aspx Wealden response to new constituency proposals Wealden District Council has responded to the Boundary Commission for England’s consultation which sees the creation of two new Parliamentary constituencies within the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089Wealdenresponsetonewconstituencyproposals388384.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollectionsonMonday27November2017388376.aspx Disruption to Garden Waste Collections on Monday 27 November 2017 Wealden District Council and its collection contractor Kier are very sorry to advise that some collections of garden waste may not be completed 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_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollectionsonMonday27November2017388376.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_088ChangesinWealdengardenwastecollectionsin2019388329.aspx Changes in Wealden garden waste collections in 2019 Wealden District Council will be looking to introduce customer charges for garden waste collections when the new Joint Waste Contract for refuse and recycling comes into effect. The new contract doesn’t begin for another 18 months until June 2019. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_088ChangesinWealdengardenwastecollectionsin2019388329.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087Wealdenlauncheslocalfestiveeventslisting387807.aspx Wealden launches local festive events listing Christmas is a busy time. To make sure you don’t miss out on local festivities we have produced a Christmas events and market flyer highlighting the merry goings-on taking place across the District on the run up to Christmas. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087Wealdenlauncheslocalfestiveeventslisting387807.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_084Licensingexpertwinsprestigiousaward387695.aspx Licensing expert wins prestigious award Andy Eaton, a lawyer with Rother and Wealden’s Shared Legal Service, has been honoured with a Fellowship of the Institute of Licensing for the contribution he has made to licensing. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_084Licensingexpertwinsprestigiousaward387695.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_083HaveyoursayonthenewParliamentaryconstituencyproposals387625.aspx Have your say on the new Parliamentary constituency proposals Residents in Crowborough, Uckfield, Hailsham, Horam, Heathfield and the rest of Wealden have until 11 December to comment on the new Parliamentary boundary proposals which will see the existing Wealden constituency divided into two new constituencies Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_083HaveyoursayonthenewParliamentaryconstituencyproposals387625.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DistrictsandBoroughLeaderssupporttheEastSussexfairerfundingcampaign387549.aspx Districts and Borough Leaders support the East Sussex fairer funding campaign Leaders of all district and borough councils in East Sussex, including Wealden, have thrown their weight behind a campaign calling for fairer funding for the county. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DistrictsandBoroughLeaderssupporttheEastSussexfairerfundingcampaign387549.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_082PublishedevidencenextsteptowardsWealdenLocalPlan387487.aspx Published evidence next step towards Wealden Local Plan Wealden District Council has published comprehensive reports regarding current and future air quality for Ashdown Forest, Pevensey Levels and Lewes Downs. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_082PublishedevidencenextsteptowardsWealdenLocalPlan387487.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenRemembers387488.aspx Wealden Remembers Over the weekend of November 11 and 12, Members of Wealden District Council will be honouring those who gave their lives in the service of their country at Remembrance Day services across the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenRemembers387488.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Conmenclaimingoverweightbinpayments387491.aspx Con men claiming overweight bin payments We have had reports of con men operating in neighbouring local authorities of con men claiming to be employees of Kier, our waste and recycling contractor, and requesting Christmas tips and payments to empty overweight brown bins. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Conmenclaimingoverweightbinpayments387491.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoWasteCollectionsonWednesday1November2017387483.aspx Disruption to Waste Collections on Wednesday 1 November 2017 Wealden District Council and its collection contractor Kier are very sorry to advise that some garden waste collections could not be completed on Wednesday 1 November due to operational issues.  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_DisruptiontoWasteCollectionsonWednesday1November2017387483.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_081ImprovinghousingopportunitiesinWealden387276.aspx Improving housing opportunities in Wealden Wealden’s new Housing Strategy 2017-20 highlights the work being done by the Council to increase the supply of affordable homes for local people. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_081ImprovinghousingopportunitiesinWealden387276.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Disposaloffireashandvacuumcleanerdust387337.aspx Disposal of fire ash and vacuum cleaner dust Fire ash and vacuum cleaner dust can be a real problem for the collection crews. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Disposaloffireashandvacuumcleanerdust387337.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_080Wealdenoffershelptogetonline387266.aspx Wealden offers help to get online On Wednesday 8 November, Coffee, Cakes & Computers - the FREE drop-in computer advice sessions from Wealden District Council - is coming to Heathfield at State Hall on Station Road from 10am-12pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_080Wealdenoffershelptogetonline387266.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Counciltaxbandingappeals380885.aspx Council tax banding appeals If you think your council tax band is incorrect, you can appeal, for free, to the Valuation Agency Office. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Counciltaxbandingappeals380885.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_079Providingabetterserviceforlocalpeople387157.aspx Providing a better service for local people Work started today on Wealden’s new purpose built, non-denominational crematorium. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_079Providingabetterserviceforlocalpeople387157.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ChurchcoombeCommunityAssociationplayproject387092.aspx Churchcoombe Community Association play project Churchcoombe Community Association, Uckfield, has bagged £2,000 from a Tesco’s Bags of Help funding scheme to help carry out improvements to its Hughes Way Play Area project. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ChurchcoombeCommunityAssociationplayproject387092.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollectionsonFriday13October386983.aspx Disruption to Garden Waste Collections on Friday 13 October 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. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoGardenWasteCollectionsonFriday13October386983.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_078HelpingcreateahealthierWealden387032.aspx Helping create a healthier Wealden The new Healthy Wealden Strategy, approved at Cabinet, aims to work with local residents to encourage them to take a greater responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_078HelpingcreateahealthierWealden387032.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_077SmartEnergygetsnoticed386741.aspx Smart Energy gets noticed Following on from the success of its recent Big Wealden Switch campaigns, Wealden District Council has been shortlisted for its community approach to encouraging sustainability in local parishes. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_077SmartEnergygetsnoticed386741.aspx?RSS=True