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_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_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_101Prosecutionforrecyclingcentrerubbishdumper378163.aspx Prosecution for recycling centre rubbish dumper A Heathfield resident who dumped over 30 bags of rubbish at their local recycling centre, blocking access, was fined £120 and order to pay £820 costs. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_101Prosecutionforrecyclingcentrerubbishdumper378163.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 http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_071EndcomputerbafflementinAlfriston375921.aspx End computer bafflement in Alfriston On Wednesday 14 September, Wealden District Council will be bringing their popular Coffee, Cakes, Computers and a Whole Lot More! digital skills event to the Deans Place Hotel in Alfriston. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_071EndcomputerbafflementinAlfriston375921.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_070Makesureyourvotingrightsareuptodate373840.aspx Make sure your voting rights are up to date All households in Wealden will soon be receiving their annual voters enquiry form which helps 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_070Makesureyourvotingrightsareuptodate373840.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_069FreedomLeisureleadsthewayinenergysaving373777.aspx Freedom Leisure leads the way in energy saving Freedom Leisure, operator of Wealden District Council’s four leisure centres, has reduced its CO2 emissions by 90 tonnes since signing a new contract with the Council in 2012. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_069FreedomLeisureleadsthewayinenergysaving373777.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_068ThesearchforthebestfoodshopinSussex373706.aspx The search for the best food shop in Sussex Voting is now underway in the Sussex Food & Drink Awards including the Food Shop of the Year award, sponsored 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_068ThesearchforthebestfoodshopinSussex373706.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Tabletshelpnavigatetheworldwideweb373645.aspx Tablets help navigate the world wide web Polegate resident Jackie Ade was the lucky winner of a tablet computer in a draw held at Wealden District Council’s Coffee Cakes, Computers and a Whole Lot More event in Polegate last month. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Tabletshelpnavigatetheworldwideweb373645.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_067ProgresswithHailshamAreaActionPlan373587.aspx Progress with Hailsham Area Action Plan Six months after the first meeting of the Hailsham Area Action Plan steering group, a picture is emerging of the improvements and new facilities the Hailsham area may see over the next 20 years. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_067ProgresswithHailshamAreaActionPlan373587.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_062WealdenSummerActivitydaysforall372904.aspx Wealden Summer Activity days for all This week's free Summer Activity day is taking place in Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_062WealdenSummerActivitydaysforall372904.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FreeholidayfitnesschallengeforWealdenchildren373489.aspx Free holiday fitness challenge for Wealden children Freedom Leisure, which operates Crowborough, Uckfield, Hailsham and Heathfield Leisure Centres, is running its Junior Summer Fitness Challenge (JSFC) in partnership with the government’s Change For Life campaign again this summer. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FreeholidayfitnesschallengeforWealdenchildren373489.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontogardenwastecollectionsinthenorthofWealdenon2August373463.aspx Disruption to garden waste collections in the north of Wealden on 2 August There was some disruption to garden waste collections in the north of the District today due to staff shortages. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontogardenwastecollectionsinthenorthofWealdenon2August373463.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenDistrictCouncillaunchesRetirementLivingservice373441.aspx Wealden District Council launches Retirement Living service An afternoon tea has been held to celebrate the launch of Wealden District Council’s Retirement Living service. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenDistrictCouncillaunchesRetirementLivingservice373441.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RecordattendanceatFoodandWineFestival373372.aspx Record attendance at Food and Wine Festival This year’s Wealden Food & Wine Festival was attended by nearly 7,000 people who enjoyed glorious summer weather to sample some of the finest local food and drink in the grounds of Pevensey Castle. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RecordattendanceatFoodandWineFestival373372.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_066Spendingmorewithlocalbusinesses373316.aspx Spending more with local businesses Wealden District Council spent £4.4 million last year with companies based in the District and two thirds of this - £3.1 million - was with small companies. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_066Spendingmorewithlocalbusinesses373316.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoWasteCollectiononThursday21July373020.aspx Disruption to Waste Collection on Thursday 21 July Some collections were affected in Wadhurst, Hadlow Down, Five Ashes, Maresfield, Five Ash Down and Hailsham yesterday due to the temporary closure of the A22. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DisruptiontoWasteCollectiononThursday21July373020.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_063Providingalocalserviceforbereavedfamilies372905.aspx Providing a local service for bereaved families Wealden District Council is looking to provide a crematorium and garden of remembrance within the District to give a local service for bereaved families. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_063Providingalocalserviceforbereavedfamilies372905.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_064SchoolswinSafetyAwards372962.aspx Schools win Safety Awards East Hoathly Primary School is the top school at Safety in Action – the two weeks of hands-on safety learning for nearly 50 schools organised 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_064SchoolswinSafetyAwards372962.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_061SelfimprovewithStreetLearning372847.aspx Self improve with Street Learning Starting in September, a new series of free Street Learning Courses is launching across Wealden and Eastbourne, offering training and advice to anyone aged 19 or over from Wealden or Eastbourne in a wide range of practical subjects. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_061SelfimprovewithStreetLearning372847.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_059DementiafriendlyfilmclublaunchesinWealden372708.aspx Dementia friendly film club launches in Wealden Wealden Dementia Action Alliance is working with Hailsham Pavilion Theatre to run monthly Dementia Friendly film screenings of classic musicals from the 1930s to present day. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_059DementiafriendlyfilmclublaunchesinWealden372708.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_060WealdenBigSwitchsuccess372726.aspx Wealden Big Switch success Households who took part in Council’s Big Wealden Switch campaign with iChooser enjoyed an average saving of £232 a year on their domestic energy bills. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_060WealdenBigSwitchsuccess372726.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057Taxidriverbannedforharassment372465.aspx Taxi driver banned for harassment A taxi driver has had his licence revoked by Wealden’s Licensing Sub Committee following a range of anti-social behaviour targeted at a fellow taxi driver at the Polegate station taxi rank. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057Taxidriverbannedforharassment372465.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_058Leapaheadforaffordablehousing372473.aspx Leap ahead for affordable housing Work has begun on Wealden District Council’s exciting new housing project to provide 12 new homes for the Hailsham community at affordable rents Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_058Leapaheadforaffordablehousing372473.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ImprovementstoHailshamTownCentre372334.aspx Improvements to Hailsham Town Centre A number of improvements are taking place to Hailsham Town Centre this summer Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ImprovementstoHailshamTownCentre372334.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056Comfortandspaceaddstoretirementliving372158.aspx Comfort and space adds to retirement living A £1.1 million refurbishment to Wealden’s retirement living complex at Buxted has just been completed providing a facelift to 30 retirement flats at Buxted Court. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056Comfortandspaceaddstoretirementliving372158.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_047Celebrating25yearsofSafetyinAction370816.aspx Celebrating 25 years of Safety in Action Wealden is celebrating 25 years of Safety in Action, the innovative learning-through-experience partnership which has benefited over 16,000 Wealden primary school children. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_047Celebrating25yearsofSafetyinAction370816.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_VicarageLaneCarParkInformation372120.aspx Vicarage Lane Car Park Information Starting from 27 June, 14 car park spaces in Vicarage Lane car park next to the Bowls club will be being used as a contractors compound for the improvements to the town centre of Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_VicarageLaneCarParkInformation372120.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EUReferendum-WealdenResults372030.aspx EU Referendum - Wealden Results The EU Referendum result in Wealden was as follows: Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EUReferendum-WealdenResults372030.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055Chairmanchooseshischarities372047.aspx Chairman chooses his charities Wealden District Council’s Chairman Chris Hardy has chosen the JPK Sussex Project and Heathfield Works! as his two official charities during his term in office. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055Chairmanchooseshischarities372047.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054The2016WealdenFoodandWineFestival371876.aspx The 2016 Wealden Food and Wine Festival The programme for next month’s Wealden Food & Wine Festival, taking place at Pevensey Castle on Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July, is out now. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054The2016WealdenFoodandWineFestival371876.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_VicarageLanePollingstation371976.aspx Vicarage Lane Polling station Hailsham voters who usually use the polling station in the Civic Community Hall, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, are reminded that this polling station will be situated in the Reception Area at Wealden District Council’s Vicarage Lane Offices. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_VicarageLanePollingstation371976.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048EatWealdenthisSussexDay371263.aspx Eat Wealden this Sussex Day Wealden residents are being encouraged to eat local produce this Sussex Day, Thursday 16 June. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048EatWealdenthisSussexDay371263.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052Lookingfortherightpiecesinthedevelopmentjigsaw371654.aspx Looking for the right pieces in the development jigsaw Wealden District Council has published details of land that has come forward across the District following a call for potential development sites. They are currently being assessed by the Council’s Planning Policy team. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052Lookingfortherightpiecesinthedevelopmentjigsaw371654.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053CommunityGrantshelp60localorganisations371655.aspx Community Grants help 60 local organisations Wealden District Council is supporting 60 local organisations through its community grants scheme this year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053CommunityGrantshelp60localorganisations371655.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051WinningcouncilcontractsonthemenuatJuneBusinessbreakfast371516.aspx Winning council contracts on the menu at June Business breakfast Understanding how best to win contracts for council services is the topic for discussion at the next Wealden Business Breakfast, taking place on Tuesday 28 June at Wellshurst Golf Club in Hellingly. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051WinningcouncilcontractsonthemenuatJuneBusinessbreakfast371516.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050TaketheBusforaWalk371387.aspx Take the Bus for a Walk A new Saturday bus service has been launched to take walkers from Uckfield to the heart of Ashdown Forest. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050TaketheBusforaWalk371387.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049ComputingisapieceofcakeinPolegate371373.aspx Computing is a piece of cake in Polegate On Monday 4 July, Wealden District Council’s popular Coffee, Cakes, Computers and a Whole Lot More! digital skills event returns, this time in Polegate. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_049ComputingisapieceofcakeinPolegate371373.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045FirstengagementforWealdensnewchairman370524.aspx First engagement for Wealden’s new chairman The first public engagement for Councillor Christopher Hardy, the new chairman of Wealden District, was attending the launch of the Wealden Dementia Action Alliance in Hailsham Civic Community Centre. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045FirstengagementforWealdensnewchairman370524.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_044Wealdendrop-insupportstakingpartinthecommunity369958.aspx Wealden drop-in supports taking part in the community People with mental health needs and those with autism and mental health needs are being encouraged to take an active part in their local communities by dropping-in to a FREE monthly session from Southdown Housing’s East Sussex Community Links team. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_044Wealdendrop-insupportstakingpartinthecommunity369958.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043NominateyourSussexFoodandDrinkfavourites369924.aspx Nominate your Sussex Food and Drink favourites Foodies from across Sussex are being called on to nominate their favourite food and drink producers, sellers, chefs, cooks and stores for the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2017. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043NominateyourSussexFoodandDrinkfavourites369924.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheresultoftheSussexPoliceandCrimeCommissionerelections369908.aspx The result of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner elections The successful candidate in the 2016 Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner elections is Katy Bourne, who was elected with a total of 139,335 votes in a two stage count. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheresultoftheSussexPoliceandCrimeCommissionerelections369908.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041JointheAlliancetomakeWealdendementiafriendly369829.aspx Join the Alliance to make Wealden dementia friendly Wealden District Council is inviting residents, organisations and businesses to support the launch of the Wealden Dementia Action Alliance on Thursday 19 May at Hailsham Civic Community Hall from 1-3pm. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041JointheAlliancetomakeWealdendementiafriendly369829.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_3SCThreeCountiesDevolution369864.aspx 3SC Three Counties Devolution In the latest update on devolution plans to give more power to the counties of East and West Sussex and Surrey (3SC), Wealden Council Leader Bob Standley said he was hoping there would be “more meat on the bone” of the 3SC proposals by the July meeting. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_3SCThreeCountiesDevolution369864.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042Wealdentoboostbusinessestodigitalfuture369919.aspx Wealden to boost businesses to digital future This June, Wealden District Council is offering local businesses the chance to learn how to succeed in establishing themselves online by enrolling on a Digital Business Skills course. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042Wealdentoboostbusinessestodigitalfuture369919.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040SurveyofrailpassengersusingstationsontheUckfieldLine369706.aspx Survey of rail passengers using stations on the Uckfield Line The Wealden Bus Alliance is carrying out a survey of railway passengers to ascertain if there is sufficient demand for an early morning and evening commuter bus service to the stations at Buxted, Crowborough and Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040SurveyofrailpassengersusingstationsontheUckfieldLine369706.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039Robustresponsetoplanningchanges369577.aspx Robust response to planning changes Following last autumn’s major consultation about the Wealden Local Plan,Wealden District Council will be carrying out further work and studies before publishing the Proposed Submission documents and making its recommendation to the Planning Inspector Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039Robustresponsetoplanningchanges369577.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Givecompostingago369508.aspx Give composting a go Are you giving away too much? Instead of throwing organic waste into the rubbish bin, why not use it to make your garden beautiful? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Givecompostingago369508.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Thursday5Mayisyouropportunity369509.aspx Thursday 5 May is your opportunity Thursday 5 May is your opportunity to have your say on how best to fight crime and manage our local police force. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Thursday5Mayisyouropportunity369509.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037ExcellentbathinginWealden369311.aspx Excellent bathing in Wealden The bathing conditions at Wealden’s two beaches have been classed as “excellent” according to the latest EU monitoring programme carried out by the Environment Agency Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037ExcellentbathinginWealden369311.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035Allunderoneroof369181.aspx All under one roof The launch of a new community hub, placing public and community services under one roof in the heart of Heathfield, could be the way forward for other Wealden communities. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_035Allunderoneroof369181.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheFoodbankatHellingly369251.aspx The Foodbank at Hellingly The distribution venue and times for the Foodbank at Hellingly have changed. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheFoodbankatHellingly369251.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032LastchancetotellWealdenofwi-fiwoesandphonefailures368861.aspx Last chance to tell Wealden of wi-fi woes and phone failures Wealden residents have until next Monday, April 18 to tell the Council about their daily experiences of mobile phone reception and access to the internet. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032LastchancetotellWealdenofwi-fiwoesandphonefailures368861.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MakesureyouareregisteredtovotetotakepartinthePoliceandCrimeCommissionerelections369025.aspx Make sure you are registered to vote to take part in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections The deadline to register to vote in the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner elections is Monday 18 April. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MakesureyouareregisteredtovotetotakepartinthePoliceandCrimeCommissionerelections369025.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033MasterchefwinnercookingonWealden368864.aspx Masterchef winner cooking on Wealden Peter Bayless, BBC Masterchef Winner in 2006, will be cooking at a selection of Wealden markets – in support of the Love Your Local Market campaign. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033MasterchefwinnercookingonWealden368864.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034MyAlertsemailservicelaunchedbyWealdenDistrictCouncil368967.aspx My Alerts email service launched by Wealden District Council Wealden District Council has launched a free weekly email information service, My Alerts. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034MyAlertsemailservicelaunchedbyWealdenDistrictCouncil368967.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RealNappyWeek2016369085.aspx Real Nappy Week 2016 As part of Real Nappy Week, 18 April - 24 April Wealden District Council is offering Wealden parents the opportunity to try out Real Nappies for FREE. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_RealNappyWeek2016369085.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CandidatesfortheSussexPoliceCrimeCommissionerelections368747.aspx Candidates for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner elections The following have been nominated to stand for election to the post of Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 5 May: Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CandidatesfortheSussexPoliceCrimeCommissionerelections368747.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031Sussexlandlordsmakeyourpubtheheartofthecommunity368711.aspx Sussex landlords make your pub the heart of the community On Tuesday 19 April, Wealden District Council, Pub is The Hub and East Sussex County Council is inviting rural pub landlords to the Reid Hall, for the launch of a new initiative that will boost trade and help their community. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031Sussexlandlordsmakeyourpubtheheartofthecommunity368711.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030ImprovementstocarparksinWealden368323.aspx Improvements to car parks in Wealden The final phase of a series of improvements to Wealden’s car parks will begin this month. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030ImprovementstocarparksinWealden368323.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029DigitalEaglessoarintoFairwarppub368082.aspx Digital Eagles soar into Fairwarp pub From April 13, the Foresters Arms pub in Fairwarp is teaming up with Barclays Digital Eagles to offer local residents a free seven week course to learn how and why they should be using the internet and brushing up their online skills. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029DigitalEaglessoarintoFairwarppub368082.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027TheverybestofSussexfoodandwine367747.aspx The very best of Sussex food and wine This year’s Wealden Food and Wine Festival returns to Pevensey Castle on Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_027TheverybestofSussexfoodandwine367747.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_028FindoutmoreabouttheHailshamAreaActionPlan367798.aspx Find out more about the Hailsham Area Action Plan Learn about the progress being made with The Hailsham Area Action Plan at the Hailsham Town Meeting on Tuesday 19 April. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_028FindoutmoreabouttheHailshamAreaActionPlan367798.aspx?RSS=True