News Articles

July 4: It’s going to be different

Publish Date: 2 July 2020

This means they will have to refuse to serve groups of more than six, or those of more than two households. They may ask groups to sit separately. They may ask you to queue outside in the rain if safe, socially-distanced, queuing cannot take place inside. Please co-operate with staff instructions. Premises have different layouts...

Size matters in new Housing Strategy

Publish Date: 1 July 2020

It highlights the importance for smaller properties, shared ownership, shared accommodation options and specialist housing to meet local needs. “Our research shows the negative impact, both economically and socially, of a lack of housing and the result of living in sub-standard properties,” said Councillor Ray Cade, Cabinet member for Housing. “This authority has a leading...

Cllr Roger Thomas to stand down

Publish Date: 30 June 2020

He is also relinquishing his position on Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council. “I’ve represented Heathfield on Wealden District Council since 2015,” said Councillor Thomas. “Between 1997 and 2013 I served on the County Council, so I have had a good innings. However due to medical reasons, I think now is the right time to stand...

Making a difference during the Covid-19 Crisis

Publish Date: 26 June 2020

“We were instructed by the government to close our pub on Friday 20 March. In that final week trade was down considerably as people were told to stay away,” said Helen Lawrence, licensee of the King’s Head, Cacklebury, Hailsham. “At that point I began to think of what needed to be done and how I...

Batteries can cause bin truck fires

Publish Date: 25 June 2020

In one incident, a mobile phone battery exploded and caught fire. Thankfully no-one was hurt in either event, but there was significant service disruption to refuse and recycling collections. Batteries and small electrical items of any kind pose a fire risk if placed in amongst rubbish and recycling. The risk is much higher in hot...