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Looking ahead to May 6, 2021

Publish Date: 20 January 2021

These are to represent the wards of Hailsham South, Heathfield North and Heathfield South. There will also be vacancies to decide on a number of local parish and town councils. Voting will take place to approve two Neighbourhood Planning Referendums- Hellingly and Hailsham. “On current advice, we are expecting all our usual polling stations to...

Have your say on plans for the regeneration of Hailsham town centre

Publish Date: 19 January 2021

We are now looking for feedback on what you like and what you like less about each masterplan option, and which elements you would prefer to see in a new option by taking part in the consultation survey from 18th January to 14th March. Feedback can be provided here, calling freephone 0800 368 7592 or emailing hailshamaspires@wealden.gov.uk . The...

Households across Wealden will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

Publish Date: 19 January 2021

It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941. The 2021 will be the first to take place predominantly online. Households  will receive a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets. “A successful census will ensure everyone from local...

Be alert to vaccine fraud

Publish Date: 14 January 2021

They are sending convincing-looking text messages to tell people they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from the NHS, or a local pharmacy. The NHS will: NEVER ask for payment - the vaccine is free NEVER ask for your bank details NEVER arrive unannounced at your home to administer...

Managing air pollution in Wealden

Publish Date: 13 January 2021

“High levels of nitrogen dioxide air pollution have become a problem in some cities,” said Councillor Philip Lunn, Wealden Cabinet member for Community & Public Health. “I am pleased to report this is not the case in Wealden. NO2 vehicle pollution has been a concern for the ecology of Ashdown Forest. These latest results for...