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_Additionalruralsupportwelcomed363674.aspx Additional rural support welcomed Wealden District Council has welcomed the additional funding from central government of £321,084 in 2016/17 through the Rural Services Delivery Grant. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Additionalruralsupportwelcomed363674.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ExtrapromotionforWealdentourism363677.aspx Extra promotion for Wealden tourism Wealden’s Wealden Do Sussex 2016 tourist guide was launched this Wednesday by Council Chairman Barby Dashwood-Morris at Rathfinny Estate in Alfriston. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ExtrapromotionforWealdentourism363677.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_010HelpingWealdencommunitiesbecomestronger363447.aspx Helping Wealden communities become stronger Grants of up to £10,000 a year are available to help communities in Wealden become stronger and more resilient. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_010HelpingWealdencommunitiesbecomestronger363447.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011Freebusinessgrowthseminars363523.aspx Free business growth seminars Wealden District Council is teaming up with Pro-Actions to offer local businesses a FREE seminar on ‘How to take your business to the next level – and succeed!’ Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_011Freebusinessgrowthseminars363523.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009Notspotsandendlessbuffering363362.aspx Not spots and endless buffering Not spots and endless buffering? Is that your experience of mobile phone and internet communications in Wealden? Take part in our survey Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_009Notspotsandendlessbuffering363362.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008WealdenGuideshighlightbestattractions363335.aspx Wealden Guides highlight best attractions Wealden District Council has produced the latest Wealden Do the Best Attractions Guide, highlighting the many tourist sites, benefits, events and days out in Wealden. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_008WealdenGuideshighlightbestattractions363335.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004ActiononthefutureofHailsham363113.aspx Action on the future of Hailsham The first formal meeting of the Hailsham Area Action Plan (HAAP) Steering Group will take place on 2 February at 2pm at the Wealden District Council offices on Vicarage Lane, with members of the public invited to hear the discussion. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_004ActiononthefutureofHailsham363113.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007Counciltaxincreaseproposed363301.aspx Council tax increase proposed After a five year council tax freeze, Wealden’s Cabinet is proposing a 1.9 per cent increase. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_007Counciltaxincreaseproposed363301.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005FreeFunandSafetyinHailshamthisFebruary363309.aspx Free Fun and Safety in Hailsham this February A firm favourite with youngsters, Wealden District Council’s Fun and Safety play day returns to the Hailsham East Children’s Centre in Vega Close, Hailsham on Thursday 18 February from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_005FreeFunandSafetyinHailshamthisFebruary363309.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HolocaustMemorialDay2016363209.aspx Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 A display of photographs is taking place in the public access area of Wealden District Council’s Hailsham offices in Vicarage Lane to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HolocaustMemorialDay2016363209.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006Jointhedriveforyourvotingrights363296.aspx Join the drive for your voting rights Wealden District Council encourages anyone not yet registered to vote to take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive,1-7 February. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_006Jointhedriveforyourvotingrights363296.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Tuesday12JanuaryRecyclingCollections362474.aspx Tuesday 12 January Recycling Collections Due to a collection vehicle breakdown on Tuesday 12 January, some collections of the recycling bins and boxes for glass have been missed in the Forest Row, Danehill, Chelwood Gate and Furners Green areas. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Tuesday12JanuaryRecyclingCollections362474.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_2016PoliceandCrimeCommissionerelections362437.aspx 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner elections The 2016 election for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner takes place on 5 May, 2016. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_2016PoliceandCrimeCommissionerelections362437.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_003UckfieldstorewinsFestiveWindowCompetition362464.aspx Uckfield store wins Festive Window Competition Following thousands of votes, and some very stiff competition, Josefina in Uckfield has been crowed as the winner of the first Wealden District Council 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_003UckfieldstorewinsFestiveWindowCompetition362464.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wetwinterweather344733.aspx Wet winter weather Following much rain in the District over the past few days, be prepared for the possibility of flooding. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wetwinterweather344733.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002Wealden2016ApprenticeshipSchemeNowOpen361951.aspx Wealden 2016 Apprenticeship Scheme Now Open Wealden District Council is now accepting applications for the next year of its hugely successful apprenticeship scheme, operated in partnership with Sussex Downs College. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_002Wealden2016ApprenticeshipSchemeNowOpen361951.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001GoaheadforSANGSandSAMMS362207.aspx Go ahead for SANGS and SAMMS Two new words which mean progress and protection for the north of Wealden and the Ashdown Forest are fast becoming a reality, thanks to forward funding by Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_001GoaheadforSANGSandSAMMS362207.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TakepartintheWealdenBudgetconsultation362160.aspx Take part in the Wealden Budget consultation Cabinet is consulting on a proposed 1.9% rise in the Wealden share of residents’ council tax as part of its 2016/17 budget. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TakepartintheWealdenBudgetconsultation362160.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_106AYearofManyAchievements361965.aspx A Year of Many Achievements In what was described as a Year of Many Achievements, the Chairman of Wealden District Council, Barby Dashwood-Morris paid tribute to the Council’s staff at an awards ceremony held at the Civic Community Centre in Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_106AYearofManyAchievements361965.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_105ThirtypercentmorewasteisproducedatChristmas361808.aspx Thirty percent more waste is produced at Christmas Loads of plastics, wrapping paper, glass and card gets thrown away in the rubbish bin over the long Christmas break- when it could just as easily be recycled. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_105ThirtypercentmorewasteisproducedatChristmas361808.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_104PeopleMatteryearofsuccessinWealden361803.aspx People Matter year of success in Wealden Since March 2015, People Matter has helped over 100 clients in their regular drop in sessions at the Wealden District Council offices in Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_104PeopleMatteryearofsuccessinWealden361803.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_103Wealdenhelpspreparestudentsforthefuture361670.aspx Wealden helps prepare students for the future On 15 December, Wealden District Council joined up with other local organisations and businesses at Hailsham Community College to help prepare students for the future by holding a practice interview day. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_103Wealdenhelpspreparestudentsforthefuture361670.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_101VoteforthemostfestiveshopdisplayinWealden361159.aspx Vote for the most festive shop display in Wealden Wealden District Council is asking its residents to cast their vote in the first Streets Ahead Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition to select the best festive window display in the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_101VoteforthemostfestiveshopdisplayinWealden361159.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_102MoreaffordablehomesbeingbuiltinWealden361177.aspx More affordable homes being built in Wealden There has been a sharp increase in the number of affordable homes built in Wealden over the past three months. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_102MoreaffordablehomesbeingbuiltinWealden361177.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_100Twomillionpoundboostforinfrastructureimprovements361028.aspx Two million pound boost for infrastructure improvements Infrastructure improvements in Wealden are set to get a head start thanks to the transfer of a £2 million underspend into the District Council’s new Revolving Infrastructure Fund. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_100Twomillionpoundboostforinfrastructureimprovements361028.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_099GethomesafethisChristmas360844.aspx Get home safe this Christmas MAKE sure you only used licenced taxis when paying for a ride home this festive season – that is the advice from Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_099GethomesafethisChristmas360844.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_098ExcitingproposalsforGrantsHillHouse360615.aspx Exciting proposals for Grants Hill House Wealden residents are being asked for their views about the redevelopment of the Grants Hill House sheltered housing scheme in Uckfield to provide high quality affordable homes for older people Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_098ExcitingproposalsforGrantsHillHouse360615.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_LocalPlanconsultationcontinuesuntil14December360519.aspx Local Plan consultation continues until 14 December The Issues, Options and Recommendations Local Plan consultation closes on Monday 14 December at 5pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_LocalPlanconsultationcontinuesuntil14December360519.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_097ThinkLocalonSaturday5December360478.aspx Think Local on Saturday 5 December Wealden residents are being urged to Think Local when it comes to Christmas shopping this year and make the most of Small Business Saturday on Saturday 5 December. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_097ThinkLocalonSaturday5December360478.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepaneyeopenforyournewrecyclingcalendar360490.aspx Keep an eye open for your new recycling calendar Your new recycling and garden waste calendars will shortly be arriving through your letterbox. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepaneyeopenforyournewrecyclingcalendar360490.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_096ProposalsfornewelectoralwardboundariesinWealden360290.aspx Proposals for new electoral ward boundaries in Wealden Wealden District Councillors are submitting proposals for new electoral ward boundaries in the District in response to the Local Government Boundary Commission’s request for proposals to provide better balance to the ward sizes across the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_096ProposalsfornewelectoralwardboundariesinWealden360290.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_092Wealdensupportsstudentsintothefuture359828.aspx Wealden supports students into the future On Monday 9 November, nearly 500 students from across Wealden received advice and guidance on their future at the Wealden Works Career Fair 2015. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_092Wealdensupportsstudentsintothefuture359828.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_094WealdencallsonbusinessestodressupforChristmas359862.aspx Wealden calls on businesses to dress up for Christmas Wealden District Council is inviting all shops and businesses from across the District to get into the festive spirit by entering the first 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_094WealdencallsonbusinessestodressupforChristmas359862.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Concernedaboutterroristthreats359825.aspx Concerned about terrorist threats With increased sensitivity about the risk of possible terrorist activity, local organisations like Wealden District Council are working with Sussex Police to try to spot early signs of any terrorist activity. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Concernedaboutterroristthreats359825.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_093Takingastandagainstdomesticviolence359815.aspx Taking a stand against domestic violence Frontline staff at Wealden District Council are to receive awareness training in domestic abuse as part of the Council’s drive to become a White Ribbon accredited authority. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_093Takingastandagainstdomesticviolence359815.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_083LetusknowyourviewsontheLocalPlan358310.aspx Let us know your views on the Local Plan A series of seven public exhibitions, looking at the Issues, Options and Recommendations outlined in the new Wealden Local, begins on Thursday 22 October. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_083LetusknowyourviewsontheLocalPlan358310.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_091ProposedchangestoCouncilTaxSupportScheme359296.aspx Proposed changes to Council Tax Support Scheme Following a nine week consultation, Wealden District Council is recommending changes to its Council Tax Support Scheme for 2016/17. A final decision will be made at Full Council on 25 November. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_091ProposedchangestoCouncilTaxSupportScheme359296.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090WealdenbacksYouthRadiotakeover359225.aspx Wealden backs Youth Radio takeover Wealden District Council is backing the 15th annual broadcast of Eastbourne Youth Radio. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_090WealdenbacksYouthRadiotakeover359225.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089Donotmissoutongranthelp359114.aspx Do not miss out on grant help There is still time to apply for over £100,000 worth of Community Grants from Wealden District Council for a wide range of projects including those with environmental benefits. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_089Donotmissoutongranthelp359114.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_088WealdenRemembersonArmisticeDay358920.aspx Wealden Remembers on Armistice Day On Sunday November 8, 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_088WealdenRemembersonArmisticeDay358920.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenandRotherRuralPartnershipopenforfunding358896.aspx Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership open for funding EU grants totalling £1.472 million are now available to businesses in the rural areas of Wealden and Rother through the WARR Partnership. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenandRotherRuralPartnershipopenforfunding358896.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DelayedRecyclingCollectionsintheWadhurstArea358699.aspx Delayed Recycling Collections in the Wadhurst Area Wealden District Council and Kier regret any inconvenience that may be caused by the delayed collections of recycling in the Wadhurst area on Monday 26 October. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DelayedRecyclingCollectionsintheWadhurstArea358699.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087LooktothefuturewiththeWealdenWorkscareersfair358672.aspx Look to the future with the Wealden Works careers fair On Monday 9 November, Wealden District Council is inviting all under 25 year olds from across the District to the FREE Wealden Works Careers Fair, taking place at the East Sussex National hotel, near Uckfield, from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_087LooktothefuturewiththeWealdenWorkscareersfair358672.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_082Helpingprivatelandlordshelpthehousingmarket358221.aspx Helping private landlords help the housing market LetSure, a new private sector leasing scheme launched by Wealden District Council, offers hassle-free letting to landlords and temporary accommodation to individuals and families faced with homelessness. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_082Helpingprivatelandlordshelpthehousingmarket358221.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_085Rapidchargeforruralsurgery358573.aspx Rapid charge for rural surgery The first of two electric vehicle rapid charger units has been officially launched in Wealden. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_085Rapidchargeforruralsurgery358573.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_086Greatturnoutforwalking358622.aspx Great turn out for walking More than 900 walkers took part in the second Sussex Walking Festival, organised by Wealden District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council, as residents made the most of some great late September weather Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_086Greatturnoutforwalking358622.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_084Bakeoffclimaxtoactivityday358317.aspx Bake off climax to activity day Wealden District Council held an activities day for the residents of its 12 retirement living complexes across the District to promote a range of social and sporting activities available to older people. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_084Bakeoffclimaxtoactivityday358317.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FreeelectricblankettestinginWealden357659.aspx Free electric blanket testing in Wealden East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is holding free electric blanket testing session in Wealden from Monday 12 October to Wednesday 14 October Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FreeelectricblankettestinginWealden357659.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Newlawforlandlords358045.aspx New law for landlords From the beginning of October, landlords must ensure that smoke alarms are fitted on every level of rented properties they own. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Newlawforlandlords358045.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_080Learncomputingskillsfindoutinformationeatcake357091.aspx Learn computing skills, find out information, eat cake On 14 October, Wealden District Council is hosting: “Coffee, Cakes, Computers and a Whole Lot More!” This FREE event is for anyone interested in developing their computer skills or wanting help to get online Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_080Learncomputingskillsfindoutinformationeatcake357091.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WalkersmakethemostoftheIndiansummer357044.aspx Walkers make the most of the Indian summer Local walkers are making the most of the Indian summer to enjoy this week’s Sussex Walking Festival. So far over 800 walkers have booked for one or more of the 50 walks on offer – compared to 650 at the same time last year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WalkersmakethemostoftheIndiansummer357044.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_079ChangestoWealdenDistrictCouncilCarParksinUckfield357019.aspx Changes to Wealden District Council Car Parks in Uckfield From Monday 5 October changes will be made to the maximum length of time vehicles are permitted to stay in Wealden District Councils three Uckfield car parks. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_079ChangestoWealdenDistrictCouncilCarParksinUckfield357019.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_078Buildinggreenandefficient356784.aspx Building green and efficient Wealden businesses and social enterprises will have a first-hand opportunity to learn how to become green and more efficient at a Sustainable Building Breakfast in Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_078Buildinggreenandefficient356784.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_077Openforgrantapplicationsuntil30November356763.aspx Open for grant applications until 30 November 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_077Openforgrantapplicationsuntil30November356763.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076WalkingFestivalhassomuchtooffer356697.aspx Walking Festival has so much to offer Walkers in Wealden keep healthy – and benefit from a range of special offers during this year’s Sussex Walking Festival which runs from Saturday 26 September until Sunday 4 October. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076WalkingFestivalhassomuchtooffer356697.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_075LocalPlanIssuesOptionsandRecommendations356700.aspx Local Plan Issues, Options and Recommendations The consultation on recommendations for a new Local Plan, outlining future growth in the District, begins on 19 October. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_075LocalPlanIssuesOptionsandRecommendations356700.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AllsetforanotherOlderPeoplesDayextravaganza355973.aspx All set for another Older Peoples Day extravaganza Across Wealden and the rest of East Sussex, a programme of fun and informative events and activities is taking place throughout September and October in celebration of Older People’s Day. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AllsetforanotherOlderPeoplesDayextravaganza355973.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Yourviewsaboutlocalbusservices356349.aspx Your views about local bus services The Wealden Bus Alliance is holding bus surgery on Friday 11 September at Uckfield Railway Station. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Yourviewsaboutlocalbusservices356349.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_074ThereisabuzzaboutHailsham356359.aspx There is a buzz about Hailsham The growth in economic activity in Hailsham has been welcomed by Councillor Roy Galley, Cabinet member for Economic Development at Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_074ThereisabuzzaboutHailsham356359.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_072Wecouldrecyclemore356190.aspx We could recycle more Wealden District Council would like to thank its residents for achieving a recycling rate of 46.7% in 2014/15. But we all could do better… Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_072Wecouldrecyclemore356190.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_073Leapaheadforcouncilhousing356200.aspx Leap ahead for council housing Hailsham is set to be the first to benefit from new council homes which are planned by Wealden District Council as part of Phase Two of its New Build council homes programme. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_073Leapaheadforcouncilhousing356200.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HellinglyNeighbourhoodPlan356270.aspx Hellingly Neighbourhood Plan Hellingly Parish Council has begun preparations for a Neighbourhood Plan Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_HellinglyNeighbourhoodPlan356270.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Syrianrefugeecrisis356304.aspx Syrian refugee crisis Wealden stands ready to play its part in the national response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Syrianrefugeecrisis356304.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Giveyourviewsaboutlocalhealthservices356148.aspx Give your views about local health services The Healthwatch East Sussex Big Red Bus will be visiting Crowborough and Forest Row on Friday 4 September. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Giveyourviewsaboutlocalhealthservices356148.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FinalInspectorsreportaboutCommunityInfrastructureLevy356175.aspx Final Inspector's report about Community Infrastructure Levy The Inspector's report concludes that the Wealden Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule provides an appropriate basis for the collection of the levy in the Wealden District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FinalInspectorsreportaboutCommunityInfrastructureLevy356175.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenFoodandWineFestival354172.aspx Wealden Food and Wine Festival Wealden's second Food and Wine Festival was held at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum at Halland near Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenFoodandWineFestival354172.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_070StilltimetohaveyoursayontheCouncilTaxReductionScheme355893.aspx Still time to have your say on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme All Wealden residents have until Thursday 17 September to take part in the consultation about changes to the current Council Tax Reduction Scheme for working age people. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_070StilltimetohaveyoursayontheCouncilTaxReductionScheme355893.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_UckfieldSummerActivityDay355527.aspx Uckfield Summer Activity Day Uckfield's Activity Day is this Wednesday, 12 August, at West Park, Markland Way. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_UckfieldSummerActivityDay355527.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_069TeamworksucceedsinCostalCommunitysuccess355787.aspx Teamwork succeeds in Costal Community success Wealden District Council has welcomed the success of the Pevensey Villages Partnership (PVP) in securing £10,000 of the Government Coastal Community Teams fund to help boost the areas visitor attractions. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_069TeamworksucceedsinCostalCommunitysuccess355787.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_071RecognitionforsustainablebusinessesinSussex356030.aspx Recognition for sustainable businesses in Sussex For the second successive year, Wealden District Council is sponsoring the Sussex Business Awards for the most sustainable business. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_071RecognitionforsustainablebusinessesinSussex356030.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_KokomofounderleadsFestivalbreakfastline-up355689.aspx Kokomo founder leads Festival breakfast line-up Tickets are now on sale for the Jazz and Funk Breakfast on Sunday 23 August, bringing a whole new vibe to Wealden’s Food and Wine Festival. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_KokomofounderleadsFestivalbreakfastline-up355689.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_068SportingWealden355664.aspx Sporting Wealden Wealden residents are the most sporting in East Sussex for the second year running. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_068SportingWealden355664.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 Once again it appears unscrupulous individuals are phoning residents pretending to make enquiries about council tax and asking for bank account details. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BeonthealertforCouncilTaxscams355674.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_066Floodpreparednessinitiative355392.aspx Flood preparedness initiative Homes in Wealden most at risk of flooding have benefited from the combined initiative by Wealden District Council and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_066Floodpreparednessinitiative355392.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_067Keepingyourvotingrightsuptodate355399.aspx Keeping your voting rights up to date All households in Wealden will soon be receiving a form to help make sure the information the Council holds on the Electoral Register is up-to-date. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_067Keepingyourvotingrightsuptodate355399.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_065Councilspendinghelpssmallbusinesses355289.aspx Council spending helps small businesses Over 40% - £8.5million -of Wealden District Council’s spending in 2014/15 has been on goods and services was with small or medium sized companies, far exceeding the Government’s own target of 25%. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_065Councilspendinghelpssmallbusinesses355289.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_064Bestfootforward355214.aspx Best foot forward Sixty organised walks are on offer at this year’s Coast and Country Walking Festival taking place throughout Wealden and Eastbourne over the nine days from Saturday 26 September until Sunday 4 October. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_064Bestfootforward355214.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TownFarmCommunityDaySuccess355415.aspx Town Farm Community Day Success This year’s Town Farm Community Day on Tuesday 21 July proved a great success as a number of public organisations and private companies joined with Hailsham Town Farm residents to carry out a range of improvements. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TownFarmCommunityDaySuccess355415.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_063UpdatemeasurestoprotectAshdownForest355083.aspx Update on measures to protect Ashdown Forest Following the recent Court of Appeal decision in relation to the protection of Ashdown Forest, Wealden District Council will now have to take into account a wider area up to around 15km from the Forest Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_063UpdatemeasurestoprotectAshdownForest355083.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_059PeopleMatteradvicesessionschangethisSummer355054.aspx People Matter advice sessions change this Summer People Matter, the charity providing quality information and guidance to job seekers, will be changing the day of their weekly advice sessions held at the Wealden District Council offices in Hailsham, until 7 September. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_059PeopleMatteradvicesessionschangethisSummer355054.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_061WealdenSummerActivitydaysarehereagain355064.aspx Wealden Summer Activity days are here again Summer holidays are here and Wealden’s free Summer Activity days will be taking place on a Wednesday or Friday near you. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_061WealdenSummerActivitydaysarehereagain355064.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_062NewpolicycouldaffectaffordablehousinginthenorthoftheDistrict355071.aspx New policy could affect affordable housing in the north of the District Wealden’s Cabinet has raised concerns about the effect the Government’s proposed Right to Buy policy will have on social housing in the north of the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_062NewpolicycouldaffectaffordablehousinginthenorthoftheDistrict355071.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_058ComputingcoursesleadthewayinnewStreetLearningprogramme355036.aspx Computing courses lead the way in new Street Learning programme A new series of free Street Learning Courses are launching across Wealden this summer with a focus on computing and using the internet, alongside training and practical skills. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_058ComputingcoursesleadthewayinnewStreetLearningprogramme355036.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057YourviewspleaseontheCouncilTaxReductionScheme354768.aspx Your views please on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme Wealden District Council, alongside neighbouring East Sussex authorities, will be consulting about options to change the current Council Tax Reduction Scheme, which helps low income households of working age to pay their council tax. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057YourviewspleaseontheCouncilTaxReductionScheme354768.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheSafetyinActionwinners354738.aspx The Safety in Action winners Following two very successful weeks of Safety in Action held at the Bowles Outdoor Centre, Eridge; and Herstmonceux Castle, this year’s prize winners of the events have been announced. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheSafetyinActionwinners354738.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056ChangestotheCoreStrategyLocalPlan354547.aspx Changes to the Core Strategy Local Plan After the Court of Appeal decision in relation to Wealden District Council’s policy to protect the Ashdown Forest, in which the Court has reluctantly given relief, the Council has made changes to the relevant policy in the Core Strategy Local Plan. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056ChangestotheCoreStrategyLocalPlan354547.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenandEastbourneSmallBusinessSchemelaunched354241.aspx Wealden and Eastbourne Small Business Scheme launched The new Small Business Loan Scheme, to help local microbusinesses needing some extra help to consolidate growth, has been launched by Wealden District Council and EDEAL, the Eastbourne and District Enterprise Agency. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenandEastbourneSmallBusinessSchemelaunched354241.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_PawsonWatchtomakeWealdenevensafer354278.aspx Paws on Watch to make Wealden even safer Did you know that there are over 20,000 dogs in the Wealden area? Just imagine if only a small percentage of those owners were keeping an eye open for people up to mischief as they walked their dog. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_PawsonWatchtomakeWealdenevensafer354278.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054FreeboostforbusinessesatWealdenCareersFair2015354186.aspx Free boost for businesses at Wealden Careers Fair 2015 Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, Wealden District Council is inviting local businesses to reserve a free place at the Wealden Careers Fair 2015, taking place on Monday 9 November at the East Sussex National. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054FreeboostforbusinessesatWealdenCareersFair2015354186.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takecareduringtheheatwave353920.aspx Take care during the heatwave In very hot weather, don’t forget that the weather can be a cause of anxiety and health risk for some people. Please keep an eye open for your neighbours. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takecareduringtheheatwave353920.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_0391200primarychildrenputSafetyintoAction354125.aspx 1200 primary children put Safety into Action The second Safety in Action Week of the summer takes place at Herstmonceux Castle from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_0391200primarychildrenputSafetyintoAction354125.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051Hailshamwatershortagewashupmeeting353741.aspx Hailsham water shortage washup meeting Officers and Councillors from Wealden District Council have met with key partners and volunteers to review and learn from the events in May when a burst water pipe led to water shortages in and around Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051Hailshamwatershortagewashupmeeting353741.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050Thinkingaboutthehomethisrecyclingweek353671.aspx Thinking about the home this recycling week Wealden District Council is supporting National Recycle Week, taking place from June 22 – 28 June. The theme this year is ‘Recycling around the Home’. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050Thinkingaboutthehomethisrecyclingweek353671.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_047PintandashortstoryatPevenseyPub353533.aspx Pint and a short story at Pevensey Pub A Pevensey local, The Royal Oak and Castle Inn, is offering its customers something new by linking up with the Pub Is The Hub, East Sussex County and Wealden District Council to launch an innovative book exchange promotion. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_047PintandashortstoryatPevenseyPub353533.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ConsultationonnewcouncilhomesinHailsham353383.aspx Consultation on new council homes in Hailsham A chance to give your views on proposals to build 12 new council homes at the Leap Cross Business Park in Hailsham will take place on Tuesday 16 June Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ConsultationonnewcouncilhomesinHailsham353383.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048Newloanschemelaunchedforlocalbusinesses353454.aspx New loan scheme launched for local businesses Local Wealden businesses who have been turned down by the banks will still be able to access finance thanks to new scheme being launched by Wealden District Council and EDEAL. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048Newloanschemelaunchedforlocalbusinesses353454.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045CultTVsteamandtheCuckooTrail353287.aspx Cult TV, steam, and the Cuckoo Trail There is a chance to explore some of the rarely seen past of the Cuckoo Trail, including the Argos Hill Tunnel which features in the cult Sixties TV show The Prisoner during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Cuckoo Trail. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045CultTVsteamandtheCuckooTrail353287.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_044NewChairmanforWealdenDistrictCouncil353203.aspx New Chairman for Wealden District Council Cllr Barby Dashwood-Morris, who represents the Chiddingly, East Hoathly and Laughton ward, is the new Chairman of Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_044NewChairmanforWealdenDistrictCouncil353203.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ViewCouncilmeetingsonline352906.aspx View Council meetings online Meetings of Wealden District Council can now be watched live via a webcast or you can catch up later, using the Council’s new webcast facility. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ViewCouncilmeetingsonline352906.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041NewCabinettotakethelead353120.aspx New Cabinet to take the lead Following the May election, Wadhurst councillor Bob Standley has been reappointed as Council Leader at May’s meeting of Wealden District Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041NewCabinettotakethelead353120.aspx?RSS=True