News Articles

Tell us what you think and help shape Wealden’s future

Publish Date: 3 August 2022

A consultation is underway asking residents, along with relevant stakeholders, what is important to them and what should be focused on from 2023-2027. The feedback will help draft a Corporate Plan which will then go before Wealden District Council’s decision making Cabinet committee and Full Council for further input and final agreement. The progress and...

Wealden chairman congratulates Wealden Talking News on Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Publish Date: 3 August 2022

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK in recognition for the outstanding work they provide to local communities. It is the equivalent of an MBE and awarded for life. Wealden Talking News is a long-established registered charity, which aims to keep anyone with a visual...

Wealden submits bid for second round of Levelling Up Fund

Publish Date: 2 August 2022

Last year the council missed out on the first round of Levelling Up funding but hopes to secure a portion of the £4.8bn available to local authorities in the second round. Wealden is applying for a grant of £19.8m to help towards the cost of a new £43m Health and Wellbeing Hub as phase one of...

Detailed plans submitted for Mayfield Community and Health Centre.

Publish Date: 1 August 2022

The application is for a versatile 23m x 10m hall, offices, meeting rooms and a large ‘free’ community hub area where anyone can informally meet or socialise, plus medical premises. The existing number of car parking spaces will be increased by 50% with electric charging spaces. Undertaken in partnership between Wealden District Council and Mayfield...

Motion passed to protect Wealden’s rivers and coasts

Publish Date: 27 July 2022

At a Full Council meeting this week, a motion put forward by Councillor Rachel Millward and seconded by leader Councillor Ann Newton was unanimously approved by all members. It follows the revelation that in 2021, according to The Rivers Trust, Southern Water was responsible for raw sewage being spilled into Wealden’s waterways for over 17,000...