News Articles

Wealden residents urged to ‘Step It Up’ in National Recycle Week

Publish Date: 15 September 2021

Now in its 18th year, Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, organised by WRAP – the Waste & Resources Action Programme charity - under the Recycle Now brand. The aim of this year’s campaign is to encourage all of us to ‘Step It Up’ in the fight against climate change through even better recycling...

Wealden invites applications for community grant funding

Publish Date: 9 September 2021

The Wealden Community Grant Scheme includes recovery grants, small grants and a three year service level agreement funding programme. Application forms can be downloaded by searching for grant funding on Wealden District Council’s website. While there are three strands of funding, organisations can only apply to one strand. A second round of Recovery Fund payments...

Explore the latest collection of Wealden walks

Publish Date: 8 September 2021

The new set of walks will launch on Saturday 11 September. View and download a description, including the historical significance of the walk, route details and a map from the Healthy Wealden website here. “I am immensely proud we are able to support our residents and visitors to stay active and explore our beautiful district,”...

Wealden climate emergency – two years on

Publish Date: 8 September 2021

In doing so, we committed to becoming a net-zero council, and achieving net-zero carbon emissions for the district by 2050. Wealden’s first Climate Emergency Plan was published in December 2019, and with it established our starting point for measuring and reducing our emissions. The plan includes actions the Council as an organisation can take, as...

Wealden leader makes case to Housing Minister for infrastructure funding and reduced housing numbers

Publish Date: 8 September 2021

Funding from developers to pay for vital infrastructure across Wealden should be made available within a year of planning consent being given for new homes. That’s the view of Wealden District Council leader Bob Standley, who has penned a letter to housing minister Christopher Pincher MP following a meeting in May with other local authorities,...