News Articles

Plant a tree for the Jubilee

Publish Date: 22 July 2021

People from across the United Kingdom are invited to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee". Everyone in Wealden, from individuals to volunteer groups, community groups, villages, schools and businesses are encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees. People are encouraged to start planting in October, when the tree planting season...

East Sussex Councils meet with Minister of State

Publish Date: 21 July 2021

Leaders, Cabinet Members and Chief Executives from East Sussex County Council, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Rother and Wealden District and Borough Councils were present to discuss key issues affecting the delivery of each council’s local plan. The key issues discussed with the Minister were in relation to matters around plan delivery and the dwelling numbers each...

Funding to help Wealden Leisure Centre Recovery

Publish Date: 15 July 2021

The Council has been successful in securing a total of £352,657 from the Fund which is administered by Sport England. So far more than £100 million has been made available nationally to support local leisure facilities. ‘’An initial grant was awarded earlier in the year to Freedom Leisure who manage the four leisure centres on...

Wealden businesses celebrate launch of new tourism brand

Publish Date: 14 July 2021

As well as a presentation revealing the story behind the new brand, Explore Wealden, they were also introduced to the new attractions guide for the area. “It is our role to support and help businesses and we will do whatever we can to achieve that,” said Cllr Roy Galley, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, “Working...

Calling all private landlords – can you help?

Publish Date: 14 July 2021

The Government scheme is designed to protect Afghan personnel employed by UK armed forces who may now be in danger following the withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan. We are in desperate need of 3 or 4 bedroom properties to rent in the private rented sector, ideally within one of our five main towns. In...