News Articles

Cliff safety campaign launched in time for Easter holidays

Publish Date: 5 April 2022

The cliff safety campaign is being promoted on social media platforms using the hashtags #BeCliffAware and #BeTideAware Without warning, large chunks of cliff can fall hundreds of feet to the ground below. If you’re on the edge or at the base, you’ll be in danger. Visitors are being warned not to gather at the base...

Wealden council welcomes court injunction over planning contraventions

Publish Date: 4 April 2022

The injunction was obtained by Wealden District Council in relation to the proposed development on a paddock in Hoadleys Stable, Hoadleys Lane, Crowborough. In October last year the council refused planning permission for a change of use on the land, which would have seen three touring caravans be used for residential accommodation along with associated...

Wealden get the ball rolling on community lottery

Publish Date: 4 April 2022

The Wealden Community Lottery is expected to be introduced in autumn 2022 and will be operated by Gatherwell, which has already helped many other local authorities create and manage engaging community lotteries. The lottery sees players purchasing tickets for £1 with 60% of that going towards good causes. The remainder will go on prize money...

Wealden chairman explores Forest School during visit

Publish Date: 30 March 2022

Councillor Reed was joined by Councillor Bob Bowdler, who represents the ward of Horam and Punnetts Town, and they were welcomed by John Barnes, the head of school at the establishment in Old Heathfield. The two were given a tour, met pupils and spent time in the Forest School where all pupils are offered regular...

Disappointment at decision over removal of mature hedgerow in Wealden

Publish Date: 23 March 2022

The 50 metre long hedgerow on land in Coopers Green Road, Uckfield, was removed in contravention of planning regulations and in November 2019, the council served a Hedgerow Replacement Notice on the landowners calling for it to be reinstated. It followed on from a site visit by council officers in October 2019 who observed 30...