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Stay safe this bonfire night

Publish Date: 27 October 2020

East Sussex Fire & Rescue are joining forces with other emergency services to help keep people safe this bonfire and fireworks season. With many organised events cancelled, emergency services are preparing for a busier night than usual as people celebrate in their own gardens. We are asking everyone to show RESPECT this Bonfire Night. Respect the...

Exciting plans to improve leisure facilities

Publish Date: 22 October 2020

These would include a new training pool extension at the Freedom Leisure Centre in Crowborough. It also includes the creation of a new town centre leisure centre in Hailsham as part of the Hailsham Aspires project. “Health and fitness are so important to every generation within Wealden,” said Councillor Philip Lunn, Wealden Cabinet member for...

Nearly 900 Wealden residents sign up for Solar Together Sussex

Publish Date: 21 October 2020

Wealden saw the highest number of people across East Sussex registering to take part in the Solar Together Sussex group-buying scheme. They purchased solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage at reduced prices. “The response to our first Solar Together scheme has been fantastic,” said Councillor Roy Galley, Wealden Cabinet member for Economic Development. “It...

Wealden District Council urge residents to work together to reduce food waste

Publish Date: 16 October 2020

The new brand aims to raise awareness of how food waste has an impact on the environment.  Across the UK, 4.5 million tonnes of edible food gets thrown away each year. This costs the average household £540. It isn’t only the value of the food, but the resources taken to make it that contribute to...

£40 million paid out to support Wealden businesses

Publish Date: 15 October 2020

Some 246 business benefited from Discretionary Grants Scheme devised by the Council to meet the special circumstances of Wealden businesses. This resulted in more that £2.6 million of extra support finding its way into the local economy. This is on top of the £38.5 million which Wealden District Council paid out through the Government’s Small...