News Articles

Christmas Recycling Tips

Publish Date: 11 December 2019

Over the Christmas holidays, it is estimated that we produce 30% more waste than usual. So everything you can do will help. Broken small electricals- we’ll recycle them. Many of us will be given a new electrical device this Christmas. The good news is that the broken ones (like toasters, toys or kettles) are now...

Rating scheme gives pet owners peace of mind

Publish Date: 3 December 2019

Sixteen have achieved the top 5-star rating from the Rother and Wealden Shared Environmental Health service. In total, nine kennels and 18 catteries have been approved through the scheme. “I know that meeting the new animal welfare licence requirements this year has been a challenge for many local kennels and catteries. I am sure they...

Post early if you have a postal vote

Publish Date: 29 November 2019

"If you have received a postal vote for the General Election, please do complete the ballot paper and post back to us as soon as possible," said Trevor Scott, District Returning Officer. "The postal service gets very busy in the run up to Christmas. Delays in posting your completed ballot paper may mean it takes...

Beware – possible scam

Publish Date: 29 November 2019

A man is alleged to be phoning residents and falsely claiming to be working on behalf of the 'Conservation Officer at Wealden District Council'. A resident raised the alarm with the Council when the man said he was coming to inspect and fill a loft cavity, and that there may be money to pay. If...

Who is taking you home tonight?

Publish Date: 28 November 2019

Wealden District Council works hard throughout the year to make sure licensed taxis and their drivers are safe and insured. Make sure your driver is properly licenced. The licence number should be displayed on the side door of the vehicle and a licence plate at the rear. All licensed drivers also carry a photo ID....