Statement from the Leader of Council, Cllr Bob Standley
Now that Government restrictions in England have been removed, it’s important to remember that the pandemic is not over yet. We now have an even bigger responsibility to ensure that residents are kept safe, and that we can freely go about our day to day activities.
Even people who have been vaccinated should act with care to protect others. If you are yet to be vaccinated, or have not yet had your second dose of the vaccine, the latest information on local vaccination can be found on the Sussex Health and Care Partnership website.
Walk in clinics are also available across East Sussex and you can attend these without an appointment. Details of walk-in clinics are available on this same website. You can also phone 119 or visit www.nhs.uk/Covid-vaccine to book an appointment. East Sussex County Council is providing free transport for residents who have no means of attending their vaccination appointment.
To help keep each other safe and to keep our high streets open, we ask that you remain cautious and respect the personal space of others, whilst being aware that the individual requirements of each business may vary. Anyone experiencing Covid symptoms should still make an appointment to get tested. Do so online or by calling 119.
Significant effort is being focused on the Council’s Covid recovery plan. We have updated our Corporate Plan to help ensure this receives sufficient emphasis and to allow us to focus on our Climate Change goal of becoming a carbon-neutral District by 2050 at the latest. Visitors to the District can now explore all Wealden has to offer via our new tourism website: www.explorewealden.co.uk There you will also find our annual attractions guide just in time for the summer holidays.
We are continuing to provide all our usual public services as well as much additional support. Our reception remains closed, so please use email whenever possible or access services directly online via this website 24/7. Our phone lines may be busy, so please bear with us. Our free weekly e-newsletter “MyAlerts” will also help keep you updated. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular service updates.
Cllr Bob Standley, Leader, Wealden District Council
19 July 2021