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_038Timetogetwalking383510.aspx Time to get walking Take the first steps to a healthier, happier you….by walking. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Timetogetwalking383510.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039SafetyinActionbringsitallhome383623.aspx Safety in Action brings it all home Children from 50 Wealden primary schools will be taking part in this year’s award-winning Safety in Action events including, for the first time, home-educated children. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039SafetyinActionbringsitallhome383623.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_035Wealdenmakesonlineservicesbetterquickersimpler383302.aspx Wealden makes online services better, quicker, simpler On May 17, Wealden District Council is revolutionising the way that its residents can access its services with the launch of My Wealden, a personalised online portal. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035Wealdenmakesonlineservicesbetterquickersimpler383302.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037Dontdelaydoittoday383424.aspx Don't delay, do it today The deadline for applying for a postal vote for the forthcoming General Election is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037Dontdelaydoittoday383424.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_036ComeandenjoyWalshesPark383329.aspx Come and enjoy Walshes Park Wealden’s new open access countryside area, Walshes Park in Crowborough, is now open, following the completion of nearly 3kms of all-weather track. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_036ComeandenjoyWalshesPark383329.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034WealdenvsDementia383266.aspx Wealden vs Dementia Wealden District Council is calling for everyone to unite against dementia during National Dementia Awareness Week of 14 to 20 May. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034WealdenvsDementia383266.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033Getcomposting382926.aspx Get composting This week is International Compost Awareness week (7 – 13 May). Wealden District Council is encouraging more residents to get composting with some fantastic offers promoted in partnership with East Sussex County Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033Getcomposting382926.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FirstelectionswithnewCountyCouncildivisions382384.aspx First elections with new County Council divisions The first County Council elections have taken place with the new boundary Divisions. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FirstelectionswithnewCountyCouncildivisions382384.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032Unauthorisedchangestolistedbuildingleadstoprosecution382848.aspx Unauthorised changes to listed building leads to prosecution Two home-owners, including a member of the Council, have been prosecuted by Wealden District Council for causing “irreversible changes” to a Grade 2 listed building. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032Unauthorisedchangestolistedbuildingleadstoprosecution382848.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031TheWealdencountrysideisourbiggestasset382787.aspx The Wealden countryside is our biggest asset Wealden’s biggest attractions are its countryside, heritage and scenery – that is the conclusion from visitor research carried out by NGI Solutions, a business research company. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031TheWealdencountrysideisourbiggestasset382787.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029Wealdenislovingitslocalmarkets382511.aspx Wealden is loving its local markets During the month of May, Wealden will be loving its local markets. You’ll see it in the bright decorations, banners and buntings, celebrating the important role fresh, seasonal local produce plays in the lives of our Wealden communities. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029Wealdenislovingitslocalmarkets382511.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030NowacceptingpostalvoteapplicationsfortheGeneralElection382512.aspx Now accepting postal vote applications for the General Election Wealden’s election’s team is now accepting applications for postal votes for the Wealden Parliamentary seat in the General Election on 8 June. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030NowacceptingpostalvoteapplicationsfortheGeneralElection382512.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_028FivemoreWealdenapprenticesgraduate382496.aspx Five more Wealden apprentices graduate Wealden District Council has congratulated its graduating class of apprentices at a presentation ceremony to mark the achievements of the second cohort of Wealden District Council’s Apprenticeship Scheme. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_028FivemoreWealdenapprenticesgraduate382496.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_024Oneworldonechange382308.aspx One world, one change Wealden District Council is supporting Real Nappy Week (24 -30 April) by offering a free trial of nappy 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_024Oneworldonechange382308.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027Donotleaveyourpostalvoteonthemantelpiece382442.aspx Do not leave your postal vote on the mantelpiece Voters who applied for a postal vote in the 4 May East Sussex County Council election will shortly be receiving their voting papers through the post. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027Donotleaveyourpostalvoteonthemantelpiece382442.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wednesday12AprilGardenWasteCollectionDelays382369.aspx Wednesday 12 April Garden Waste Collection Delays We regret to advise that, due to a serious road traffic collision on the A22 at Whitesmith just north of Hailsham, garden waste collections may be delayed today. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wednesday12AprilGardenWasteCollectionDelays382369.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025TurnupdropinandgetcomputinghelpinHerstmonceux382303.aspx Turn up, drop in and get computing help in Herstmonceux On Wednesday 26 April, Wealden District Council is bringing their FREE drop in digital skills event, Coffee, Cake and Computers, to Herstmonceux Village Hall from 10am to 12pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_025TurnupdropinandgetcomputinghelpinHerstmonceux382303.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022Supportingbusinessesaffectedbynationalratesrevaluation382231.aspx Supporting businesses affected by national rates revaluation Further information about a range of measures to help those Wealden businesses affected by the recent revaluation of business premises will be available online once nationwide guidelines have been finalised. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022Supportingbusinessesaffectedbynationalratesrevaluation382231.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022BeaneggcellentrecyclerthisEaster381566.aspx Be an egg cellent recycler this Easter We all love chocolate Easter eggs, but they don’t half come with a lot of packaging. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_022BeaneggcellentrecyclerthisEaster381566.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_015UckfieldFireStationhostsFunandSafety381009.aspx Uckfield Fire Station hosts Fun and Safety A free staple of the spring holiday, Wealden District Council’s ever-popular Fun and Safety Day will be returning to Uckfield on Wednesday 5 April, at Uckfield Fire Station 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_015UckfieldFireStationhostsFunandSafety381009.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_021FunandSafetyinCrowborough381396.aspx Fun and Safety in Crowborough Crowborough Fire Station will be the place to be on Wednesday 12 April when it hosts Wealden District Council’s ever-popular Fun and Safety Day for youngsters. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_021FunandSafetyinCrowborough381396.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_019SpringforwardwithStreetLearning381335.aspx Spring forward with Street Learning Street Learning, who provide FREE courses for anyone aged 19 or over from Wealden or Eastbourne, has announced a new programme for Spring featuring a variety of new courses as well as returning favourites. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_019SpringforwardwithStreetLearning381335.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_020WealdenwelcomesLocalPlanprogress381343.aspx Wealden welcomes Local Plan progress On 22 March Wealden’s Full Council voted overwhelmingly in support of the progress made and the strategic direction of the next stage of the Wealden Local Plan. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_020WealdenwelcomesLocalPlanprogress381343.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EastSussexJointWastePartnershipandKieragreewastecontractmutualexit381328.aspx East Sussex Joint Waste Partnership and Kier agree waste contract mutual exit The East Sussex Joint Waste Partnership has agreed a mutual exit with Kier in relation to its waste collection, recycling and beach cleansing services contract, with the contract now due to end on 28 June 2019. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EastSussexJointWastePartnershipandKieragreewastecontractmutualexit381328.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_018Deadlineforvoterstoregisterdrawsnear381237.aspx Deadline for voters to register draws near Time is running out if you are not already registered with your local authority to vote, and you want to have your say in the May County Council elections. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_018Deadlineforvoterstoregisterdrawsnear381237.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_017MakingthemostofWalshesPark381059.aspx Making the most of Walshes Park Initial access works are nearly completed on Walshes Park, the new open access countryside area for Crowborough, which should be open to the public in the spring. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_017MakingthemostofWalshesPark381059.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_016Wealdenactsonon-streetcarparking380955.aspx Wealden acts on on-street car parking Wealden District Council is to work with East Sussex County Council to look at ways of enforcing on-street car parking in the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_016Wealdenactsonon-streetcarparking380955.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_014AYearofCoffeeCakesandComputers380942.aspx A Year of Coffee, Cakes and Computers Wealden District Council’s popular Coffee, Cake and, Computers FREE digital skills events are returning throughout 2017 starting at the Luxford Centre in Uckfield from 10am to 12pm on Wednesday 29 March. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_014AYearofCoffeeCakesandComputers380942.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_013Housingnumbersrevised380837.aspx Housing numbers revised The number of new homes proposed under the next stage of the Wealden Local Plan has been reduced by the Council’s Local Plan Sub-Committee. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_013Housingnumbersrevised380837.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wealdenspring-cleaned380753.aspx Wealden spring-cleaned Thank-you to everyone who helped make the Great Wealden Spring Clean such a success. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wealdenspring-cleaned380753.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011FewerhousesinnextstageoftheWealdenLocalPlan380573.aspx Fewer houses in next stage of the Wealden Local Plan Wealden District Council has published the Draft Proposed Submission Wealden Local Plan which, given the evidence collected, is recommending a lower housing requirement than in the earlier Issues, Options & Recommendations document. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011FewerhousesinnextstageoftheWealdenLocalPlan380573.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HaveyoursayonCommunityTransport380404.aspx Have your say on Community Transport Please contribute your views and experiences to a Community Transport Survey, supported by the Wealden Strategic Partnership, that is looking at ways that Community Transport organisations can work more closely Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HaveyoursayonCommunityTransport380404.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Bewareemailcounciltaxscams380517.aspx Beware email council tax scams Please be on the alert for fraudsters who may call you up or send you an email claiming you are due a council tax refund. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Bewareemailcounciltaxscams380517.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011Abudgettomaintainservices380351.aspx A budget to maintain services Wealden District Council has approved a £5 a year increase for its share of the 2017/18 council tax bill. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011Abudgettomaintainservices380351.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009TheGreatWealdenSpringClean379948.aspx The Great Wealden Spring Clean Wealden District Council is backing The Great British Spring Clean, a nationwide campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities over the weekend of 3-5 of March. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009TheGreatWealdenSpringClean379948.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdensupportsHealthyHerstmonceux380128.aspx Wealden supports Healthy Herstmonceux Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre is offering a Health Coach service to help improve the health of local residents through setting personal health goals. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdensupportsHealthyHerstmonceux380128.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ShareyourhousingplansasyougetolderandhelpplanforEastSussex380063.aspx Share your housing plans as you get older and help plan for East Sussex East Sussex County Council would like to know: What are your plans for where to live as you get older? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ShareyourhousingplansasyougetolderandhelpplanforEastSussex380063.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008ThereissomuchtodoinWealden379946.aspx There is so much to do in Wealden This year’s Wealden do the Best Attractions guide features 72 tourist destinations in the District – there is so much to do in Wealden! Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008ThereissomuchtodoinWealden379946.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006WealdenvictoryatCourtofAppeal379789.aspx Wealden victory at Court of Appeal Wealden District Council has welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling which supports the decision by the Council’s Planning North committee to refuse a planning application to build 103 homes at Steel Cross, Crowborough. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006WealdenvictoryatCourtofAppeal379789.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Gardenwastecollections23Januaryupdate379690.aspx Garden waste collections 23 January update Delays in catching up with missed garden waste collections Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Gardenwastecollections23Januaryupdate379690.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005Fundayspotlightshomesafety379691.aspx Fun day spotlights home safety Safety in the home will come under the spotlight this half-term at Wealden’s Fun and Safety Day in Hailsham on Thursday 16 February. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005Fundayspotlightshomesafety379691.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007Helpusgetridofchildexploitation379847.aspx Help us get rid of child exploitation Child sexual exploitation and modern slavery are two of the ugly undersides of society, and they can be found in rural areas as well as big cities. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007Helpusgetridofchildexploitation379847.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BeonthealertforCouncilTaxscams355674.aspx Be on the alert for Council Tax scams Unfortunately 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_BeonthealertforCouncilTaxscams355674.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004Foodwastecontamination379450.aspx Food waste contamination Wealden residents are some of the best recyclers in the county, helping the District achieve an overall recycling rate of around 50%. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004Foodwastecontamination379450.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003Spotfineswillhelpcrackdownonflytippers379398.aspx Spot fines will help crack down on fly tippers Fly tippers can now be fined up to £400 on the spot by Wealden District Council’s Street Scene Officers. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003Spotfineswillhelpcrackdownonflytippers379398.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Gardenwastecollections379108.aspx Garden waste collections The prolonged period of cold weather has led to garden waste becoming frozen in the bin making it difficult to empty. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Gardenwastecollections379108.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002Excitingnewdevelopmentnearscompletion379262.aspx Exciting new development nears completion Wealden’s latest council house development – an exciting mix of flats and houses in Hailsham, is nearing completion. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002Excitingnewdevelopmentnearscompletion379262.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_LEADERremainsopenforbusiness379034.aspx LEADER remains open for business Rural businesses in Wealden and Rother are being encouraged to apply for LEADER funding following post Brexit reassurance that funding will remain in place for another 20 months. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_LEADERremainsopenforbusiness379034.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Disruptiontowastecollections378974.aspx Disruption to waste collections 13 January UPDATED 16 January 2017 Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Disruptiontowastecollections378974.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001Lookingtomovein2017378949.aspx Looking to move in 2017 If you are looking to move house in the next few years, particularly if you are wanting to buy your first home or downsize, Wealden District Council would like to hear from you. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001Lookingtomovein2017378949.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Southernrailwaydispute378885.aspx Southern railway dispute 10, 11 and 13 January Southern railway has advised there will be disruption to rail services during this period. A connecting bus service will be operating for Uckfield and Crowborough. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Southernrailwaydispute378885.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_108StartSmartin2017378658.aspx Start Smart in 2017 Throughout January 2017, Wealden District Council will be running FREE events across the District to encourage residents to switch to Smart Energy meters, saving them money and providing a boost to the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_108StartSmartin2017378658.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ChristmascomesearlyforRumseyCourtresident378667.aspx Christmas comes early for Rumsey Court resident Crowborough resident Shirley Lang has won a tablet computer in a survey of the online needs of the residents of Wealden’s Retirement Living Courts carried out 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_ChristmascomesearlyforRumseyCourtresident378667.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_1052016-Ayearofinitiatives378730.aspx 2016 - A year of initiatives 2016 has been a year of initiatives at Wealden District Council as it brings forward new projects and opportunities to benefit local residents. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_1052016-Ayearofinitiatives378730.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_109EastSussexwelcomesSyrianrefugeefamilies378731.aspx East Sussex welcomes Syrian refugee families In September 2015 the UK pledged to welcome 20,000 refugees from Syria over 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_109EastSussexwelcomesSyrianrefugeefamilies378731.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_110Concernaboutthehomelessthiswinter378816.aspx Concern about the homeless this winter There is never a good time to be homeless, but winter must be the worst. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_110Concernaboutthehomelessthiswinter378816.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_106LoveChristmasHatewaste378544.aspx LOVE Christmas HATE waste Over Christmas we generate around 30% more waste. But it’s no reason not be happy. Most of it can be reduced, reused or recycled. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_106LoveChristmasHatewaste378544.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_107Prudentincreaseproposed378545.aspx Prudent increase proposed Wealden’s Cabinet is recommending a £5 a year increase in this year’s Band D council tax payment to safeguard the District’s services. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_107Prudentincreaseproposed378545.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_102Vo!Vo!Vote!forthebestChristmasshopdisplayinWealden378305.aspx Vo! Vo! Vote! for the best Christmas shop display in Wealden Wealden District Council is asking for locals to get into the Christmas spirit and pick their favourite in the 2016 Streets Ahead Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_102Vo!Vo!Vote!forthebestChristmasshopdisplayinWealden378305.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_103Pevenseypubcallslastordersondigitalexclusion378316.aspx Pevensey pub calls last orders on digital exclusion The Royal Oak and Castle in Pevensey has been showing that pubs can offer so much more than just food and drink by successfully hosting a seven week digital skills course run by the Barclays Digital Eagles Team. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_103Pevenseypubcallslastordersondigitalexclusion378316.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_104GrantsHillgo-ahead378460.aspx Grants Hill go-ahead Work will begin in January on a £10 million scheme to provide 67 affordable retirement living apartments in the heart of Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_104GrantsHillgo-ahead378460.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_099DonotbetakenforajollydangerousridethisChristmas377974.aspx Do not be taken for a jolly dangerous ride this Christmas Wealden District Council is encouraging festive revellers to stay safe over the Christmas period by using only licensed taxis. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_099DonotbetakenforajollydangerousridethisChristmas377974.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_098DonotbeanAmazombieshoplocalthisSaturday377781.aspx Do not be an Amazombie, shop local this Saturday Wealden residents are being asked to support their local stores and shop locally this weekend in aid of Small Business Saturday on 3 December. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_098DonotbeanAmazombieshoplocalthisSaturday377781.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HailshamgearsupforChristmas377789.aspx Hailsham gears up for Christmas Hailsham gears up for a busy shopping spree before Christmas as street improvement works are put on hold for the festive season. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HailshamgearsupforChristmas377789.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_096Wealdenurgesallsidestofindasolutiontodamagingraildispute377843.aspx Wealden urges all sides to find a solution to damaging rail dispute Wealden District Councillors unanimously called on the rail unions and Southern railways to find a solution to the current dispute as a matter of urgency. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_096Wealdenurgesallsidestofindasolutiontodamagingraildispute377843.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_097Callforfairerpensiontransitionarrangementsforwomen377844.aspx Call for fairer pension transition arrangements for women Wealden District Council has called for pension transition arrangements for women nearing retirement age to be made fairer following legislative changes which have increased the State Pension Age for women beyond 60. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_097Callforfairerpensiontransitionarrangementsforwomen377844.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Over70familiestobenefitasnewStonewaterhomeshelpmeetaffordablehousingshortageinPolegate378231.aspx Over 70 families to benefit as new Stonewater homes help meet affordable housing shortage in Polegate Local families struggling to find low-cost housing in Polegate are benefitting from the opening of 78 affordable Stonewater homes in Shepham Lane. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Over70familiestobenefitasnewStonewaterhomeshelpmeetaffordablehousingshortageinPolegate378231.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_095AnafternoonwithMarilyninHailsham377725.aspx An afternoon with Marilyn in Hailsham Marilyn Monroe attended a special screening of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at the historic Hailsham Pavilion cinema last week. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_095AnafternoonwithMarilyninHailsham377725.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_093WealdenawardedWhiteRibbonstatus377425.aspx Wealden awarded White Ribbon status Wealden District Council has been awarded White Ribbon Status for the stand it is taking against domestic violence. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_093WealdenawardedWhiteRibbonstatus377425.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_094PlansforacrematoriumforWealden377472.aspx Plans for a crematorium for Wealden Wealden District Council has submitted plans for the District’s first crematorium, near Horam. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_094PlansforacrematoriumforWealden377472.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_092Pushthingsforwardin2017withStreetLearning377415.aspx Push things forward in 2017 with Street Learning With 2017 fast approaching, a new range of free Street Learning courses have been announced for the start of the year that offer a huge range of training and advice opportunities to anyone from Wealden or Eastbourne 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_092Pushthingsforwardin2017withStreetLearning377415.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TabletwinneratCrowboroughcomputerevent377359.aspx Tablet winner at Crowborough computer event Congratulations to Mrs Joceyln Hooper from Horam, who won a tablet at the draw at this month’s Cake Coffee, Computers and a Whole Lot More event held at Crowborough Community Centre. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TabletwinneratCrowboroughcomputerevent377359.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_091Spreadingthewordaboutsmartmeters377292.aspx Spreading the word about smart meters Wealden District Council is one of just 18 organisations to receive grant funding to spread the word about Smart Energy meters to local communities – potentially saving households money and helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_091Spreadingthewordaboutsmartmeters377292.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_KeepvigilantforInternationalFraudWeek377176.aspx Keep vigilant for International Fraud Week It is International Fraud Awareness Week and the East Sussex Counter Fraud Hub (ESCFH) is urging businesses and residents to be vigilant of the risks of fraud. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_KeepvigilantforInternationalFraudWeek377176.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenRemembersonArmisticeDay376934.aspx Wealden Remembers on Armistice Day Between November 11 and 13, 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_WealdenRemembersonArmisticeDay376934.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090WealdenBestDressedChristmasShopWindowCompetitionreturns377073.aspx Wealden Best Dressed Christmas Shop Window Competition returns DEADLINE TO ENTER EXTENDED TO 1 DECEMBER Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090WealdenBestDressedChristmasShopWindowCompetitionreturns377073.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089Taxidriverhaslicencerevoked377008.aspx Taxi driver has licence revoked A private hire driver in Wealden had his private hire driver’s licence, and his vehicle licence, revoked by Wealden District Council after he admitted to using an un-licensed and un-insured vehicle for private hire. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089Taxidriverhaslicencerevoked377008.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_088Timetogetyourapplicationsin376951.aspx Time to get your applications in Does your sports club, society or community facility need a helping hand? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_088Timetogetyourapplicationsin376951.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_086ThenextstageoftheWealdenLocalPlan376829.aspx The next stage of the Wealden Local Plan The current stage of Wealden’s Local Plan, which will guide development in the District until 2037, is being extended for three months to allow for the completion of a number of key studies. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_086ThenextstageoftheWealdenLocalPlan376829.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087Noisepatrolshelpreduceneighbournuisance376876.aspx Noise patrols help reduce neighbour nuisance Noise annoys and the local councils are aware of this. Rother and Wealden’s shared Environmental Health Service operated a special noise patrol over last summer to help make sure someone’s good time did not become another’s nightmare. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087Noisepatrolshelpreduceneighbournuisance376876.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_085CoffeeCakesandComputersinCrowborough376757.aspx Coffee, Cakes and Computers in Crowborough Wealden District Council will be bringing their ever-popular Coffee, Cake and, Computers digital skills event to Crowborough Community Centre on Tuesday 1 November. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_085CoffeeCakesandComputersinCrowborough376757.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_084Teamworkhelpswithcomputerskills376718.aspx Team work helps with computer skills David and Pat Nicholls, winners of the tablet draw at Wealden’s latest Coffee, Cakes, Computers & A Whole Lot More event, believe team work is the best way to avoid missing out on the internet. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_084Teamworkhelpswithcomputerskills376718.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_083AnsweringthehousingneedinHailsham376643.aspx Answering the housing need in Hailsham With the foundations now laid, progress continues on Wealden District Council’s new build council house development at the site of the former Leap Cross business Park in Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_083AnsweringthehousingneedinHailsham376643.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_082Alertforearpiercinginfections376557.aspx Alert for ear piercing infections Public Health officials in Wealden and Rother are asking people who have recently had an ear piercing, and establishments involved in ear piercing, to be on the alert for infections caused by an aftercare saline solution. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_082Alertforearpiercinginfections376557.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_081HomesneededforSyrianRefugees376498.aspx Homes needed for Syrian Refugees Wealden District Council is calling on landlords and property owners from across the District to help provide housing for Syrian refugees who have been displaced by war. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_081HomesneededforSyrianRefugees376498.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_080PeopleMatterhelpHeathfieldjobseekers376440.aspx People Matter help Heathfield jobseekers People Matter, the organisation that provides information, advice and guidance to local jobseekers, is running a free drop-in service at Heathfield Library every Tuesday from 9:30am to 12.30pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_080PeopleMatterhelpHeathfieldjobseekers376440.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_079StreamliningproposalswelcomedbyWealden376381.aspx Streamlining proposals welcomed by Wealden The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has adopted Wealden District Council’s proposal to reduce the number of its councillors. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_079StreamliningproposalswelcomedbyWealden376381.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_078Celebrate90yearsofWinniethePoohwithWealden376312.aspx Celebrate 90 years of Winnie the Pooh with Wealden On October 1, as part of the celebrations for its most famous resident reaching 90 and in conjunction with Sussex Walking Festival, Wealden District Council and the Conservators of Ashdown Forest have organised an afternoon long celebration. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_078Celebrate90yearsofWinniethePoohwithWealden376312.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Annualvotersenquiryform376327.aspx Annual voters enquiry form Have you received our Annual Enquiry Form Reminder? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Annualvotersenquiryform376327.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_077HaveyoursayontourisminWealden376311.aspx Have your say on tourism in Wealden Wealden District Council wants to hear the views of local residents and businesses as part of an ambitious project to boost the local economy through tourism. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_077HaveyoursayontourisminWealden376311.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076LivelifeintheFastlaneoftheinformationsuperhighwaywithDigitalEagles376249.aspx Live life in the Fastlane (of the information superhighway) with Digital Eagles From September 27, Barclays Digital Eagles are swooping into The Royal Oak and Castle pub in Pevensey to offer Wealden residents a FREE seven week course in the benefits of using the internet as well as a chance to learn some basic online skills. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076LivelifeintheFastlaneoftheinformationsuperhighwaywithDigitalEagles376249.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Freeelectricblankettesting376259.aspx Free electric blanket testing Wealden District Council is working with East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to provide free electric blanket testing sessions at venues across the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Freeelectricblankettesting376259.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Councilscometogethertolaunchnewfraudfightinginitiative-EastSussexCounterFraudHub376232.aspx Councils come together to launch new fraud fighting initiative - East Sussex Counter Fraud Hub Council representatives from across the East Sussex region yesterday joined forces to officially launch the East Sussex Counter Fraud Hub at Seaford’s Martello Tower with a new hotline number, logo and strapline. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Councilscometogethertolaunchnewfraudfightinginitiative-EastSussexCounterFraudHub376232.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_075GetadviceandguidanceattheWealdenWorksCareersFair376233.aspx Get advice and guidance at the Wealden Works Careers Fair On Monday October 3, Wealden District Council is inviting everyone aged 25 or under to the third Wealden Works Careers Fair at the East Sussex National Hotel in Uckfield (TN22 5ES) between 9:30am and 3pm. And it’s FREE! Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_075GetadviceandguidanceattheWealdenWorksCareersFair376233.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Hotweatheradvice372854.aspx Hot weather advice With the hot weather set to return to the South East for the next few days, please keep an eye open for isolated, older people, people who are ill or very young people and make sure they are able to keep cool. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Hotweatheradvice372854.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_074Whichwalkdoyoufancy376175.aspx Which walk do you fancy... There are plenty of opportunities to try out a short stroll using Nordic walking sticks or take in some of the breath-taking views of Wealden on a longer walk during this month’s Sussex Coast and Country Walking Festival. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_074Whichwalkdoyoufancy376175.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MeetingtodiscussFiveYearLandSupply376126.aspx Meeting to discuss Five Year Land Supply Members of Wealden’s Cabinet and local MPs Nus Ghani and Huw Merriman met with representatives from the Campaign to Protect Rural England and the Save Wealden from Overdevelopment Team (SWOT) today (9 September). Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MeetingtodiscussFiveYearLandSupply376126.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_073SpotTheUnusualSuspects376059.aspx Spot The Unusual Suspects Wealden District Council is supporting this year’s National Recycle Week campaign to encourage residents to think about some of the less obvious things that can be recycled. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_073SpotTheUnusualSuspects376059.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_072ApplynowforWealdenCommunityGrants375948.aspx Apply now for Wealden Community Grants Grants are available from Wealden District Council 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_072ApplynowforWealdenCommunityGrants375948.aspx?RSS=True