News Articles

Be Coast and Country Aware

Publish Date: 28 May 2020

Following government changes to Covid-19 restrictions, members of the public are able to exercise freely and travel any distance to reach outdoor areas for the purpose of exercise or recreation, whilst complying with social distancing regulations. An increase in visitors to coastal areas and national parks in Sussex is expected as the warm weather continues,...

Oak Processionary Moths stopped in their tracks

Publish Date: 27 May 2020

The Oak Processionary Moth caterpillar can strip whole oak trees of leaves, leaving them bare and vulnerable to other pests, diseases and stresses.  The local resident, who also happens to be a tree surgeon, immediately notified the Forestry Commission who were able to locate the source of the outbreak and chemically treat it and all...

Wealden Crisis Fund to help the helpers

Publish Date: 26 May 2020

“We have set up a £38,000 fund to help as many groups as possible cover some of the costs they may have incurred while helping vulnerable residents and those needing to self-isolate since 23 March,” said Councillor Philip Lunn, Wealden Cabinet member for Community & Public Health. “Since lockdown began, we have seen an almost...

Councillor Dick Angel

Publish Date: 26 May 2020

“Councillor Angel was a dedicated representative of the people in his ward and great servant to the District as a whole,” said Councillor Bob Standley, Leader of Wealden District Council. “He served on many committees during his 19 years with the Council and his contribution will be greatly missed.” Cllr Angel was elected as a...

An online thank-you to all helpers

Publish Date: 26 May 2020

Council Chairman Pam Doodes praised how well individuals, clubs and societies in Wealden’s various communities have responded to the Covid-19 Crisis. “There are people living amongst us who are struggling for a variety of reasons and will continue to need a helping hand for some time to come,” she said. “I want thank all of...