Wealden District Council
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COVID-19 summary of Council impact

We’ve put together an infographic to demonstrate the impact the pandemic has had on Council services. The figures also show what we did and continue to do in response.

Unique visits to the WDC website 


Unique visits to the COVID-19 webpage


Bins collected on schedule


Food parcels delivered 


Community Hub volunteer groups/organisations


Contacts we directed into the Community Hub 


Business grants paid out 


% increase in waste and recycling collected 


Planning decisions made 


New beds with emergency accommodation providers 


Claims for Council Tax reduction/Housing Benefit 


Messages of thanks for waste collection crews 


Homelessness cases prevented or relieved 


Incoming messages received on Social Media 


Calls handled by the contact centre 


Money secured from the National Leisure Recovery Fund to help ensure that our leisure centres remain viable for the long term through recovery from the pandemic. 


Removed parking restrictions on long stay WDC car parks 


Number of staff set up to work from home 



Thank You Day

Find out about Thank You Day 2021 on Sunday 4 July and what the Council is doing to say Thank You to its communities.

“I really want to say a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to the people of Wealden. To everyone that has supported neighbours, friends, family and colleagues throughout the Covid crisis.

The last year has tested us all. It has always been our priority to keep the people of Wealden safe, to support our most vulnerable and to ensure that we continue to deliver the essential services that you need. As a Council, we simply could not have achieved this without the help and support of our residents, communities and colleagues.

It is important you know how much these efforts have been recognised and appreciated. From the very beginning, our collective response to the coronavirus pandemic is something we as a district can be very proud of. You have reminded us that when it really matters, we are here for one another and that is something we are truly grateful for.

We have been truly inspired by your personal commitment to making a difference in these unprecedented and challenging times. We could not have done it without you.

We have created a set of bespoke posters in recognition of those people and groups in our community who deserve our thanks.

Download and share, print or save.