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_081NewIndividualElectoralRegistrationsystemupandrunning300291.aspx New Individual Electoral Registration system up and running Over 83 per cent of Wealden residents have been successfully transferred over to the new Individual Electoral Registration as Wealden’s electoral services joins others across the country in moving over to the new system. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_081NewIndividualElectoralRegistrationsystemupandrunning300291.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_082Takepartinourhighstreetbusinesssurvey300311.aspx Take part in our high street business survey Shops and high street businesses are being urged to take part in an online survey to give their views how best to promote Wealden’s high streets. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_082Takepartinourhighstreetbusinesssurvey300311.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_079Safeandhealthyaccommodationforeveryone300248.aspx Safe and healthy accommodation for everyone The recent prosecution of an Uckfield take-away restaurant owner has been welcomed by Wealden District Council’s Private Housing Team who have been working with the Fire and Rescue Service to identify local accommodation which puts occupants at risk Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_079Safeandhealthyaccommodationforeveryone300248.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TakecarewithfireworksasBonfireNightapproaches300260.aspx Take care with fireworks as Bonfire Night approaches Fewer fire crews on duty over the coming week means extra care should be taken. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TakecarewithfireworksasBonfireNightapproaches300260.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_080JobcentrePlusreachoutacrossWealden300279.aspx Jobcentre Plus reach out across Wealden From November 3 Jobcentre Plus will be extending their Outreach programme across Wealden, providing career and benefits information and advice at drop-in sessions in Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield and Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_080JobcentrePlusreachoutacrossWealden300279.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_078Failurerateofelectricblanketsacauseforworry300186.aspx Failure rate of electric blankets a cause for worry One in three electric blankets tested at Wealden’s free testing sessions last week failed to meet safety standards. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_078Failurerateofelectricblanketsacauseforworry300186.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_UnderstandtheBuyertodobusinesswithlocalauthorities300236.aspx Understand the Buyer to do business with local authorities Changes in the public sector procurement rules will lead to greater interaction between local authorities and the market when securing goods and services. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_UnderstandtheBuyertodobusinesswithlocalauthorities300236.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_077SixnewWealdenapprentices300088.aspx Six new Wealden apprentices Six new apprentices have started work at Wealden District as the Council introduces an apprentice scheme to help skill-up the next generation of the workforce. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_077SixnewWealdenapprentices300088.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Excellentpartnershipworking300104.aspx Excellent partnership working Sophie Hepworth, of Wealden’s Community and Regeneration team, has been awarded an Excellence in Partnership Award from Sussex Police for her work in the community. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Excellentpartnershipworking300104.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076FreeenergysavingsadviceatHailshamFoodBank300048.aspx Free energy savings advice at Hailsham Food Bank Wealden District Council is holding free energy-savings advice sessions on Friday afternoons at Hailsham Food Bank to help residents save money on their energy bills this winter. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076FreeenergysavingsadviceatHailshamFoodBank300048.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MakingpaymentstotheCouncil300020.aspx Making payments to the Council As a result of the Co-operative Bank no longer providing banking services to local authorities, and following a competitive tender, the Council is moving its bank account to Lloyds Bank Plc. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_MakingpaymentstotheCouncil300020.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Opportunitiestolearnaboutgettingonline299766.aspx Opportunities to learn about getting online Feeling left out in this digital age? Or know someone who could do with some help and encouragement to get on line? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Opportunitiestolearnaboutgettingonline299766.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ImprovementstoUckfieldTownCentre299163.aspx Improvements to Uckfield Town Centre Uckfield Town Regeneration Project – Frequently Asked Questions - (10th October 2014) (pdf) Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ImprovementstoUckfieldTownCentre299163.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Bepreparedforsevereweather299485.aspx Be prepared for severe weather Floods, storms, ice and snow can be expected to cause some disruption during the winter months, so it pays to be prepared. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Bepreparedforsevereweather299485.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Lastchancetohaveyoursayoncarparking297724.aspx Last chance to have your say on car parking Wealden District Council is making changes to layouts and timings in some of its public car parks. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Lastchancetohaveyoursayoncarparking297724.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_NewBuildCouncilHousesopen299403.aspx New Build Council Houses open Opening ceremonies have taken place at Wealden's latest council homes at Forest Row, Willingdon and Crowborough Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_NewBuildCouncilHousesopen299403.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076Sixdatesthatcouldstopahousefire299306.aspx Six dates that could stop a house fire Wealden residents are being urged to bring their electric blankets to one of six safety testing sessions this October to ensure they sleep safely this winter. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_076Sixdatesthatcouldstopahousefire299306.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CoastandCountrygetsunderway299269.aspx Coast and Country gets underway Coast and Country - Wealden and Eastbourne's first ever walking festival has now begun, with the first two walks: the Two Breweries Tour and On the Edge of Sussex on Saturday morning Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_CoastandCountrygetsunderway299269.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_074ApplynowforaCommunityGrantin2015299251.aspx Apply now for a Community Grant in 2015 Wealden District Council is accepting applications for grants to help local groups and village organisations continue the valuable work they do for the community. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_074ApplynowforaCommunityGrantin2015299251.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_073FreeStreetLearningthisautumn299183.aspx Free Street Learning this autumn A new round of Street Learning begins in October with free courses, offering a series of useful practical skills, open to all Wealden and Eastbourne residents aged 19 or over. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_073FreeStreetLearningthisautumn299183.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_KeepuptodatewithFoodSafety299140.aspx Keep up to date with Food Safety The latest edition of Wealden and Rother's Food Safety Bulletin is now availble on our Food Safety pages Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_KeepuptodatewithFoodSafety299140.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_072VisitorsspendmoretimeandmoneyinWealden299118.aspx Visitors spend more time and money in Wealden The amount spent by tourists visiting Wealden last year rose by 3.5% to £242.3 million compared to 2012. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_072VisitorsspendmoretimeandmoneyinWealden299118.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TakepartinourconsultationontherevisedCommunityInfrastructureLevy299012.aspx Take part in our consultation on the revised Community Infrastructure Levy Wealden District Council has revised the draft charging schedule for its Community Infrastructure Levy which is expected to come into operation in April 2015 Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TakepartinourconsultationontherevisedCommunityInfrastructureLevy299012.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_071Workingwithprivatesectorlandlordstopreventhomelessness298795.aspx Working with private sector landlords to prevent homelessness Wealden District Council is to provide more services to private sector landlords to help avoid placing families in bed and breakfast emergency accommodation. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_071Workingwithprivatesectorlandlordstopreventhomelessness298795.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_070Theseroutesaremadeforwalking298770.aspx These routes are made for walking Sign up quickly to make sure you get a spot for the Coast & Country Walking Festival – 70 organised walks, totalling nearly 400 miles across Eastbourne and Wealden from Saturday 27 September to Sunday 5 October. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_070Theseroutesaremadeforwalking298770.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_069Newgreenspacestosupporteconomicgrowth298637.aspx New green spaces to support economic growth Moves to allow development to take place in the north of the District without harming the internationally-protected habitat of Ashdown Forest have been approved by Wealden’s Cabinet. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_069Newgreenspacestosupporteconomicgrowth298637.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DontBottleOutofRecyclingPledge4PlasticsInstead298595.aspx Don't Bottle Out of Recycling, Pledge4Plastics Instead This September, Wealden District Council is proudly supporting the Pledge4Plastics campaign, which aims to get recycling back on the household agenda. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DontBottleOutofRecyclingPledge4PlasticsInstead298595.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_IfyougodowntothewoodsonSaturdaytakethebus298452.aspx If you go down to the woods on Saturday, take the bus The Ashdown Forest Explorer is providing a free trip to Ashdown Forest from Uckfield this Saturday, 6 September. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_IfyougodowntothewoodsonSaturdaytakethebus298452.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FoodandWinesuccessatPevensey298436.aspx Food and Wine success at Pevensey Wealden’s first ever Food and Wine Festival which took place in the grounds of Pevensey Castle last weekend proved a great success. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FoodandWinesuccessatPevensey298436.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TourofBritaininWealdenSaturday13September298390.aspx Tour of Britain in Wealden Saturday 13 September Stage Seven of the Tour of Britain whizzes through Wealden during the afternoon of Saturday 13 September. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TourofBritaininWealdenSaturday13September298390.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_065Counciltaxdiscountamnestylaunchedaheadoffraudreview298220.aspx Council tax discount amnesty launched ahead of fraud review Following a number of successful campaigns since 2011, councils across East Sussex are joining forces to conduct a series of reviews of how many people may be wrongly claiming a discount on their council tax. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_065Counciltaxdiscountamnestylaunchedaheadoffraudreview298220.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_066PevenseyFoodandWineFestivalthisweekend298241.aspx Pevensey Food and Wine Festival this weekend There’s a tasty line-up of live music to complement the gastronomic delights at Wealden’s first Food and Wine Festival taking place at Pevensey Castle this weekend, Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 August. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_066PevenseyFoodandWineFestivalthisweekend298241.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenPlayDaysarehereagain298308.aspx Wealden Play Days are here again On Wednesday, 27 August , the final Wealden Play Day of the summer is at Hailsham. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenPlayDaysarehereagain298308.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Visitthepowerstationthatusesyourwastetomakeelectricity298083.aspx Visit the power station that uses your waste to make electricity Did you now that nearly all of Wealden’s non recyclable household is being used to create electricity? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Visitthepowerstationthatusesyourwastetomakeelectricity298083.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AlterationstoBankHolidayMondaywasteandrecyclingcollections298150.aspx Alterations to Bank Holiday Monday waste and recycling collections Wealden District Council and Kier Services Ltd regret that, due to a shortage of staff on Bank Holiday Monday, we are required to make some late alterations to the Waste and Recycling collection arrangements for Monday 25 August. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AlterationstoBankHolidayMondaywasteandrecyclingcollections298150.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_064Stepuprepresentandmakeadifference!298040.aspx Step up, represent and make a difference! Do you want to represent your community and make a difference? Wealden District Council will be running two events: one in Uckfield on 20 September and one in Hailsham on 22 September for anyone who is thinking about standing for election Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_064Stepuprepresentandmakeadifference!298040.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_063ActfasttoLinkinwithWealden298030.aspx Act fast to Link in with Wealden On September 22 Wealden District Council will be hosting, in partnership with Talkativeonline, two Wealden Business Workshops on using LinkedIn, the business-focussed social networking service. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_063ActfasttoLinkinwithWealden298030.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_062Stepupforagreatexperience297895.aspx Step up for a great experience Over 70 organised walks are featured in the first ever Coast & Country Walking Festival created by Wealden District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_062Stepupforagreatexperience297895.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ShareyourtalesofWorldWarOne297865.aspx Share your tales of World War One As part of the centenary of the Great War, East Sussex is looking to record memories and information about that period in the County's past Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ShareyourtalesofWorldWarOne297865.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FireBrigadeindustrialactioninAugust297835.aspx Fire Brigade industrial action in August The Fire Brigades Union has announced there will be further short, intermittent strikes in their dispute with the Government over pensions. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FireBrigadeindustrialactioninAugust297835.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EastSussexCreditUnionhelpforlocalbusinesses297805.aspx East Sussex Credit Union help for local businesses East Sussex Credit Union is opening its doors to corporate members for the first time and has pledged to offer a lending lifeline to local small businesses. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EastSussexCreditUnionhelpforlocalbusinesses297805.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_IMPORTANT-IndividualElectoralRegistrationLetters297758.aspx IMPORTANT - Individual Electoral Registration Letters We are aware from the number of phone calls and emails that the wording in recent letters is causing some confusion and have notified the government department responsible of this. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_IMPORTANT-IndividualElectoralRegistrationLetters297758.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ImprovementworktoLuxfordFieldcarpark297688.aspx Improvement work to Luxford Field car park As part of a five year maintenance programme to Wealden’s public car parks, improvement work has begun at Uckfield’s Luxford Field Car Park. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ImprovementworktoLuxfordFieldcarpark297688.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Growingyourbusinessjustgoteasierandcompletelyfree!297634.aspx Growing your business just got easier and completely free Businesses are being encouraged to sign up to a new and completely free website which will give them access to millions of £s worth of contract opportunities with councils across the region. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Growingyourbusinessjustgoteasierandcompletelyfree!297634.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TourofBritaincomestoWealden297466.aspx Tour of Britain comes to Wealden On Saturday September 13, the 7th stage of the Tour of Britain cycling race will be taking riders from Camberly to Brighton, through Wealden. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TourofBritaincomestoWealden297466.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_61Makingthemostofyourrecycling297495.aspx Making the most of your recycling Ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it has been collected from outside your home? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_61Makingthemostofyourrecycling297495.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_059Abetterwaytokeepintouch297359.aspx A better way to keep in touch Wealden District Council has just launched its new website designed to take account of the increasing number of residents who are accessing its services using their smartphone or tablet. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_059Abetterwaytokeepintouch297359.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_060StilltimetotakepartinUckfieldsurgerytransportsurvey297416.aspx Still time to take part in Uckfield surgery transport survey There is still time for residents in the Uckfield area to take part in the Wealden Bus Alliance’s Access to Healthcare survey. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_060StilltimetotakepartinUckfieldsurgerytransportsurvey297416.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takealookatwhathappenstoyourrecycling297128.aspx Take a look at what happens to your recycling If you have ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it has been collected from your kerbside, please take a look at our new video. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Takealookatwhathappenstoyourrecycling297128.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057NationalrecognitionforSafetyinAction297156.aspx National recognition for Safety in Action Safety in Action – Wealden’s innovative community safety scheme for 10 -11 year olds - has been awarded LASER accreditation by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_057NationalrecognitionforSafetyinAction297156.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056Theelectoralregistrationsystemischangingthissummer297172.aspx The electoral registration system is changing this summer Over the summer, all Wealden residents will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_056Theelectoralregistrationsystemischangingthissummer297172.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054Earlyactionpreventshomelessness297094.aspx Early action prevents homelessness Early action by Wealden District Council’s Housing Options team prevented 724 local household from becoming homeless in 2013/14. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_054Earlyactionpreventshomelessness297094.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053Businesses-donotmissoutonWealdencareersfair297052.aspx Businesses - do not miss out on Wealden careers fair Wealden District Council is inviting local businesses to reserve a space at the Wealden Careers Fair 2014. It is a free event for 14-25 year olds being held at the Uckfield Civic Centre on 19 November and is the first of its kind organised by the Council Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_053Businesses-donotmissoutonWealdencareersfair297052.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055EDEALandWealdenofferfreebusinessstartupworkshops297084.aspx EDEAL and Wealden offer free business startup workshops Eastbourne and District Enterprise Agency Ltd (EDEAL) is working in partnership with Wealden District Council to deliver free workshops throughout the district for anyone thinking about setting up their own business. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_055EDEALandWealdenofferfreebusinessstartupworkshops297084.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_On-goingFireBrigadeindustrialaction296721.aspx On-going Fire Brigade industrial action The Fire Brigades Union has announced there will be further short, intermittent strikes in their dispute with the Government over pensions. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_On-goingFireBrigadeindustrialaction296721.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052DonotmissoutonWealdenSummerplaydays296764.aspx Do not miss out on Wealden Summer play days With the Summer holidays fast approaching, Wealden District Council is co-ordinating FIVE fun and active Play Days across the district on Wednesdays between 30 July and 27 August. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_052DonotmissoutonWealdenSummerplaydays296764.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Hotweather-becool297023.aspx Hot weather - be cool In very hot weather, don’t forget that the weather can be both be a cause of anxiety and a 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_Hotweather-becool297023.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050WealdenAwardfortheMostSustainableBusiness289170.aspx Wealden Award for the Most Sustainable Business Wealden District Council is sponsoring a green award for local businesses at this year’s Sussex Business Awards to highlight the contribution businesses can make to protect the countryside and enhance the quality of our environment. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_050WealdenAwardfortheMostSustainableBusiness289170.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051EvelynClarkSquareunveiled293586.aspx Evelyn Clark Square unveiled Letting will shortly begin at Wealden District Council’s latest council homes, the 28 home Evelyn Clark Square development in Forest Row. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_051EvelynClarkSquareunveiled293586.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TrysomeStreetLearningthissummer287922.aspx Try some Street Learning this summer Are you missing out on achieving your full potential? Could some new skills help your employment prospects? Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TrysomeStreetLearningthissummer287922.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AmendmentstoUckfieldcarparkingorder287578.aspx Amendments to Uckfield car parking order Amendments to the Off-Street Car Parking order 1990 in Uckfield have been made 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_AmendmentstoUckfieldcarparkingorder287578.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ForestRowEnergyFair28June287535.aspx Forest Row Energy Fair 28 June Forest Row Energy is holding an Energy Fair at various locations around the village on Saturday 28 June from 10am – 4pm. Local residents from Forest Row and surrounding areas are invited to come along to discover how to pay less for their energy bills. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_ForestRowEnergyFair28June287535.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048Elevenshiningexamples287501.aspx Eleven shining examples The outstanding commitment of eleven community volunteers was honoured by the Chairman of Wealden District Council at a special civic ceremony last week at the Barnsgate Manor, Herons Ghyll. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_048Elevenshiningexamples287501.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wealdenapprenticeshipschemenowopen286856.aspx Wealden apprenticeship scheme now open Wealden District Council's new apprenticeship scheme, launched in partnership with Sussex Downs College, is now accepting applications. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Wealdenapprenticeshipschemenowopen286856.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037Learningaboutsafetyin2014261400.aspx Learning about safety in 2014 Over 550 primary school children from across Wealden will be able to experience a 'hands-on' learning event at Herstmonceux Castle this week (16-20 June). Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_037Learningaboutsafetyin2014261400.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheWealdenResidentsSurvey296744.aspx The Wealden Residents Survey From 23 June to 21 July, Wealden District Council will be undertaking a Residents’ Satisfaction Survey across the Wealden District area. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_TheWealdenResidentsSurvey296744.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_1000ssavedonenergybillsCrowboroughEnergyPopupcafe283092.aspx £1000s saved on energy bills Crowborough Energy Pop up cafe Last week residents who attended the Crowborough energy cafe saved £1000s overall on their energy bills. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_1000ssavedonenergybillsCrowboroughEnergyPopupcafe283092.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_043RecordlevelsofrecyclinginWealden279776.aspx Record levels of recycling in Wealden Recycling in Wealden achieved record levels last year, according to the latest performance figures 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_043RecordlevelsofrecyclinginWealden279776.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_PositiveplanningprovidesjobsgrowthinWealden279785.aspx Positive planning provides jobs growth in Wealden The number of new jobs created as a result of planning permissions granted in Wealden has doubled over the past year to 688. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_PositiveplanningprovidesjobsgrowthinWealden279785.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045Cybersecuritytopsagendaatbusinessbreakfast280186.aspx Cyber security tops agenda at business breakfast Bookings are now taking place for the next Wealden District Council Business Breakfast on Wednesday 25 June, which will feature presentations from specialists on cyber crime and digital marketing. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_045Cybersecuritytopsagendaatbusinessbreakfast280186.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_046WealdenoffersFREEBusinessGrowthWorkshops280189.aspx Wealden offers FREE Business Growth Workshops Wealden District Council will be hosting a day of free business planning sessions on Wednesday 18 June for local businesses to learn how to grow and develop. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_046WealdenoffersFREEBusinessGrowthWorkshops280189.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040Motorcyclistsurged-improveyourskillsridesafe279684.aspx Motorcyclists urged - improve your skills, ride safe Wealden District Council is urging motorcyclists and drivers to be extra careful during the summer months when there is an increase in the number of crashes involving motorcyclists, particularly those who ride as a hobby. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_040Motorcyclistsurged-improveyourskillsridesafe279684.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041TastethedelightsofWealdenathistoricPevenseyCastle279693.aspx Taste the delights of Wealden at historic Pevensey Castle The food and drink lovingly created in the green and pleasant land by the sea that is Wealden will be showcased in the District’s first ever Food and Wine Festival taking place at Pevensey Castle over the weekend of 30 and 31 August. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_041TastethedelightsofWealdenathistoricPevenseyCastle279693.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042Doyoufinditdifficultattendingsurgeryappointments279702.aspx Do you find it difficult attending surgery appointments? Responding to growing concerns about the difficulties some patients have in attending surgeries in Uckfield and the surrounding area, local Wealden district councillors have approached the Wealden Bus Alliance to look at the possibility of setting up Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_042Doyoufinditdifficultattendingsurgeryappointments279702.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039Fundingwithdrawalmeanshardshipcasescouldbeforcedtogotoloansharks279362.aspx Funding withdrawal means hardship cases could be forced to go to loan sharks Wealden District Council has expressed its “serious concern” at the Government’s decision to remove support from the East Sussex scheme that has helped 168 Wealden residents get through a short term financial crisis in the past year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_039Fundingwithdrawalmeanshardshipcasescouldbeforcedtogotoloansharks279362.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Wealdenleadsbyexamplewithnewapprenticeshipscheme278993.aspx Wealden leads by example with new apprenticeship scheme Wealden District Council will soon be taking on apprentices when it launches its new scheme in partnership with Sussex Downs College later this year. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_038Wealdenleadsbyexamplewithnewapprenticeshipscheme278993.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DonotmisstheEnergyPop-upCafeinCrowborough278989.aspx Do not miss the Energy Pop-up Cafe in Crowborough £400 saved off someone's energy bill already Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_DonotmisstheEnergyPop-upCafeinCrowborough278989.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FullCouncil28278138.aspx Full Council 28 May At yesterday’s (28 May) full meeting of Wealden District Council, members expressed their wishes for a speedy recovery for all those injured in the accident at the Soap Box Derby in Warbleton village on Monday. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FullCouncil28278138.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EuropeanElectionresults274318.aspx European Election results The European Election results for the South East Region and Wealden Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EuropeanElectionresults274318.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnergyPop-upCafecomestoCrowborough275972.aspx Energy Pop-up Cafe comes to Crowborough For four days only, energy experts will be at Crowborough’s Energy Pop-up Café to offer independent practical advice on how to cut energy costs. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_EnergyPop-upCafecomestoCrowborough275972.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepingolderpeopleinformed245459.aspx Keeping older people informed Following on from the success of last year’s Older People’s Information Day, over 100 people attended the fact-packed day at St John’s Church Hall in Polegate in April. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Keepingolderpeopleinformed245459.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Strategichousinglandcallforsites261366.aspx Strategic housing land call for sites The Council is reviewing its SHLAA (Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment) in respect of a number of settlements in the District to provide up-to-date evidence on the availability of land for housing development. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Strategichousinglandcallforsites261366.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_QualityMarkforCuckmereCommunityBuses261331.aspx Quality Mark for Cuckmere Community Buses Cuckmere Community Bus Ltd has been awarded the Community Transport Association’s prestigious Quality Mark. Only eight other community bus organisations throughout the country have received the award since it was introduced in 2012. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_QualityMarkforCuckmereCommunityBuses261331.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_036MajorfundingboostforWealdenvoluntarygroups261129.aspx Major funding boost for Wealden voluntary groups Voluntary organisations which provide far-reaching help to Wealden residents will receive over £262,000 this year in ongoing support as part of Wealden’s commitment to the voluntary sector. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_036MajorfundingboostforWealdenvoluntarygroups261129.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034Fosteringlocalcreativity261072.aspx Fostering local creativity Culture and crafts in Wealden have received a helping hand in this year’s allocation of Wealden Community Grants. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_034Fosteringlocalcreativity261072.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_03440forTeaAnniversarycelebration247194.aspx 40 for Tea Anniversary celebration Forty for tea will be the highlight of Wealden District Council’s 40th anniversary as residents with a fortieth connection are invited to become civic dignitaries for the day. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_03440forTeaAnniversarycelebration247194.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033Capitalhelpforvitalvillagevenues246765.aspx Capital help for vital village venues Eight village halls in Wealden are in line for £36,000 of capital grants to help with improvements thanks to the latest round of the District Council’s Community Grants scheme. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_033Capitalhelpforvitalvillagevenues246765.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AdviceforstayingsafeduringFireBrigadestrikes246807.aspx Advice for staying safe during Fire Brigade strikes Help East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service prevent emergencies during the Fire Brigades Union strikes Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_AdviceforstayingsafeduringFireBrigadestrikes246807.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FreebusservicetohelppeopleGetOutMore246737.aspx Free bus service to help people Get Out More A free bus service to encourage people to take more healthy exercise is now available on selected Saturdays from Uckfield and East Grinstead Mainline stations. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_FreebusservicetohelppeopleGetOutMore246737.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030DealwithEDEALwillmeanmorehelpforgrowingbusinesses246428.aspx Deal with EDEAL will mean more help for growing businesses A new one year agreement has been signed between Wealden District Council and the Eastbourne and District Enterprise Agency Ltd.(EDEAL) to provide local businesses with support and advice. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_030DealwithEDEALwillmeanmorehelpforgrowingbusinesses246428.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032Wealdencommunityfundingtoincreasesportsparticipation246437.aspx Wealden community funding to increase sports participation A number of sports clubs across Wealden will benefit from an injection of almost £18,000 from Wealden’s Community Grant schemes to help boost participation across the District. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_032Wealdencommunityfundingtoincreasesportsparticipation246437.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_031WealdenLovesitsLocalMarketsinMay245607.aspx Wealden Loves its Local Markets in May This May, Wealden is proud to be participating in the National Association of British Market Authorities’ 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_031WealdenLovesitsLocalMarketsinMay245607.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BirlingGapSteps245572.aspx Birling Gap Steps Following completion of demolition work, Wealden District Council has re-opened the stairs at Birling Gap to allow access to the beach. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_BirlingGapSteps245572.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Thank-youtoresidentsofOakwoodDrive245588.aspx Thank-you to residents of Oakwood Drive Following fears that a neglected row of 38 Cypress leylandii trees could pose a threat to life and property, Wealden District Council has now completed action to remove the trees in Oakwood Drive, Uckfield. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Thank-youtoresidentsofOakwoodDrive245588.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029YourlastchancetoregisterfortheEuropeanElections245560.aspx Your last chance to register for the European Elections The European Parliamentary Elections are taking place on Thursday 22 May, at polling stations all over Wealden. But if you haven’t registered, you won’t be able to take part. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_029YourlastchancetoregisterfortheEuropeanElections245560.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Easterrefuseandrecyclingcollections245474.aspx Easter refuse and recycling collections Refuse and Recycling collections scheduled for Good Friday (18 April) and Easter Monday (21 April) will take place as normal on those days. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_Easterrefuseandrecyclingcollections245474.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_012NationalawardforWealdenOfficerfuelpovertywork240204.aspx National award for Wealden Officer fuel poverty work Abdul Hussain, Home Energy Efficiency Officer at Wealden District Council, has been presented with his National Energy Action’s Heat for Heroes award. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_012NationalawardforWealdenOfficerfuelpovertywork240204.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenBusinesseslearnhowtocompeteintheglobaldigitalmarketplace243168.aspx Wealden Businesses learn how to compete in the global digital market place Over 35 Wealden businesses have benefitted from a seminar with UK Trade & Investment at last week’s Wealden Business Breakfast ahead of British Export Week 7 - 11 April. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_WealdenBusinesseslearnhowtocompeteintheglobaldigitalmarketplace243168.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_SuperfastbroadbandcomestoHadlowDown243142.aspx Superfast broadband comes to Hadlow Down Hadlow Down has become one of the first villages to benefit from East Sussex County Council and BT's superfast broadband initiative Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_SuperfastbroadbandcomestoHadlowDown243142.aspx?RSS=True http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWasteRecycling-Makesureyouknowyourcollectiondate243151.aspx Garden Waste Recycling - Make sure you know your collection date From April, we are adding another 5000 residents to our Garden Waste Recycling scheme. Some residents will have been given a new collection day as part of round changes to allow for the expansion. Click on the link to view the full story. http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/News_and_Events/News/News_GardenWasteRecycling-Makesureyouknowyourcollectiondate243151.aspx?RSS=True