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Wealden moves towards signing a new lease for Uckfield Leisure Centre

Publish Date: 13 July 2023

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) currently leases the leisure centre to the district council which was set to expire on 17 July 2023. In March 2023, a public consultation conducted by ESCC, went live to give residents their chance to comment on the future of the leisure centre. The consultation received more than 3,000 responses helping...

Free courses available to Wealden residents aged 19 and over

Publish Date: 13 July 2023

The project offers Wealden and Eastbourne residents, aged 19 and above, a range of academic courses, wellbeing and practical classes. The courses are provided in several local community venues including East Sussex College (Eastbourne), Uckfield College, Crowborough and online. A council spokesperson said, “The Street Learning programmes provide learning and skill development for every age. They are...

Two by-elections to take place in July

Publish Date: 7 July 2023

Voters will go to the polls to elect a member to represent Heathfield & Mayfield on East Sussex County Council and a member to sit on Hailsham Town Council representing Hailsham North West ward. The names of those standing in the elections were published on Monday 3 July and details can be found at

£418,000 allocated to prevent homelessness

Publish Date: 6 July 2023

The Homelessness Prevention Grant, financed by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, provides funding for local authorities to reduce the risk of homelessness across the district. Wealden District Council will use the money to continue to deliver prevention services to meet general homelessness pressures, and to provide homelessness prevention support to Ukraine refugees....

Wealden Community Lottery helps good cause to make change

Publish Date: 5 July 2023

Wealden Community Lottery draws take place every Saturday night, and tickets cost just £1. Causes will receive 50p from every £1 ticket they sell, with a further 10p going into a Central Fund that will also be distributed to the community. Players can choose the local good cause they wish to support when they purchase...