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 

1,470,300 

Unique visits to the COVID-19 webpage

96,012

Bins collected on schedule

99.9%

Food parcels delivered 

50 

Community Hub volunteer groups/organisations

113 

Contacts we directed into the Community Hub 

1,295 

Business grants paid out 

 £53,975,897

% increase in waste and recycling collected 

 7.8%

Planning decisions made 

3,216 

New beds with emergency accommodation providers 

20 

Claims for Council Tax reduction/Housing Benefit 

 2,053

Messages of thanks for waste collection crews 

 101

Homelessness cases prevented or relieved 

436 

Incoming messages received on Social Media 

6,408 

Calls handled by the contact centre 

 134,384

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. 

 £330,000

Removed parking restrictions on long stay WDC car parks 

 n/a

Number of staff set up to work from home 

 300+

Infographic

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.

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