News Articles

Council disappointed as appeals are allowed

Publish Date: 3 October 2022

Wealden District Council members refused planning permission for Mornings Mill Farm in Willingdon and 200 homes on land west of Station Road in Hailsham. The developers appealed against the decisions of the Planning Committee but in two decisions announced this week, inspectors allowed them to go ahead because the council was unable to defend some...

Wealden Crematorium Open Day

Publish Date: 28 September 2022

The Wealden District Council-run facility is opening its doors on Wednesday 5th October between 11am-3pm. Opened in 2019, the crematorium in Horam is set within 30 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds surrounded by wildflower meadows and woodland. In addition to the crematorium – which has a ceremony hall that can seat more than 120 mourners,...

My Alerts changes name to Wealden Weekly

Publish Date: 28 September 2022

From Monday 3 October My Alerts will be known as Wealden Weekly. The name may be changing but the weekly newsletter, delivered via email every Friday, will still feature the regular news updates, details of waste collection service days and planning applications within specific areas. We are urging those who do receive the newsletter to...

Heathfield Leisure Centre to pass back to East Sussex County Council

Publish Date: 26 September 2022

Following a decision by the county council, Heathfield Leisure Centre will be available to Heathfield Community College for curriculum use only, from 17 October. Current users of Heathfield Leisure Centre will be able to use facilities at neighbouring leisure centres in Uckfield, Crowborough and Hailsham, which continue to be operated by Freedom Leisure. Under a...

New funding programme to help deliver better health outcomes in Wealden

Publish Date: 21 September 2022

The initiative has been made available by funds from East Sussex County Council’s Public Health department. Funding will be used to enable groups to develop a placed-based approach or approaches to support physical activity programmes that look to reduce health inequalities and improve health outcomes over a specified period. The aim of the funding programme...