Wealden District Council
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Wealden District Association of Local Councils

Aims and Objectives

The object of the Wealden District Association of Local Councils (WDALC) is to act as a not-for-profit, collective body to work together to the mutual benefit of all Town and Parish Councils in the Wealden District through the following objectives:

  • To encourage Co-operation between member Councils
  • To encourage all Member Councils to submit to the Secretary any relevant issues
  • To advance Member Councils’ interests.
  • To receive reports from WDALC Representatives on other bodies and keep Member Councils informed.
  • To take all such steps as may be necessary or desirable in the interest of its Members

WDALC Constitution

View or download the WDALC Constitution

WDALC Standing Orders

View or download the WDALC Standing Orders

These aims and objectives shall be consistent with the objectives of the East Sussex Association of Local Councils, which are as follows:

  • To protect and promote the interests, rights, functions and privileges of Member Councils
  • To assist Member Councils in the performance of their duties and responsibilities and to promote and develop the social, economic, cultural and recreational needs of Member Councils both rural and urban
  • To promote a widespread and well informed interest in local government
  • To promote quality local government


The Management Committee meets every three months before the quarterly Association Meeting.

Outside Committees

WDALC Annual Elections take place in July each year and members are also elected as representatives onto the following committees:

  • Standards Committee
  • Sussex Association of Local Councils Executive Committee
  • Wealden Strategic Partnership
  • Wealden Planning Panel

Offices of the Association


  • Keith Stevens – Wartling Parish Council

Vice Chairman:

  • Mike Garner – Arlington Parish Council


  • Alison Stevens