Don't forget you can link straight through to the Wealden Website HERE where you can find details of all services

For details of events and services in Rother our neighbour District, see HERE

20th April: Cabinet at 10.00 am in Hailsham

21st April: Planning Committee South 10.00am in Hailsham

5th May: Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

             London Mayoral Elections

18th May: Full Council at Hailsham at 10.00am

23rd May: Overview and Scrutiny Committee at 9.30am at Hailsham

25th May: Cabinet at 10.00am in Hailsham

26th May: Planning Committee South 10.00am in Hailsham

2nd June: Planning Committee South at 10.00am in Hailsham

Wealden Business Help 

The wealdenbusinesshelp website contains a wealth of information for those running businesses in Wealden. If you have a small business, this is a must.

Visit HERE  to see what it has to offer.


East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Community Fire Safety in Wealden

The Community Safety Team in Wealden delivers free home safety visits and talks on request within the Wealden District.

Home Safety Visits are a free, fire safety inspection of your home undertaken by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

If you have any concerns about your existing smoke alarms or would like any advice on fire safety  the Fire Service can visit you in your home and conduct a free home safety visit.   They are also able to fit new smoke alarms during the visit to protect your home, where appropriate, for free.

The Community Fire Safety Teams can give you advice on protecting yourself from fire risk, making an escape plan and maintenance of your alarms.

In Wealden these are undertaken by the Wealden Community Safety Advisers.  They can be contacted on 0800 177 7069 for an appointment.

The Community Safety Team will also organise and attend events on behalf of the Fire Service within your area.  

For visits within Wealden please phone 01323 462824 or email 


Unprompted offers to reduce your council tax banding

Wealden has received information that some residents are being approached by  private companies seeking to charge for assistance in getting their council tax banding reduced.

The Valuation Office warns about the type of scams that are taking place

Residents should be wary of such approaches as the Valuation Office is the only organisation that can change council tax banding

You can access the Valuation Office website HERE

 Wealden District Council does not charge for parking in their car parks 

 Wealden Car Parks remain


 Sophie Hepworth receiving her  Certificate from HM Lord Lieutenant Peter Field and the High Sheriff, Christopher Gebbie, at Sussex Police’s Divisional Awards Ceremony at The East Sussex National Golf Resort and Spa, Uckfield

See the link on the RHS for the full story



National award for Wealden Officer fuel poverty work 

Abby Hussain, pictured above, the Home Energy Efficiency Officer at Wealden District Council, has been selected as one of 14 energy champions across the country to receive the National Energy Action’s Heat for Heroes award for his work.

Silver National Award for


New Joint Waste Initiative

For full story HERE


Councillor Lin Clark, local member for Pevensey and Westham

  Motorcyclists are urged to improve their skills

Press Releases 

Earlier Press Releases can be found on the Wealden Website

Master Chef winner cooking on Wealden: Peter Bayless, BBC Masterchief Winner 2006 will be cooking at a selection of wealden markets - in support of Love Your Local Market campaign......

My Alerts email service launched by Wealden District Council: Wealden District Council has launched a free weekly email information service. My Alerts..........

Real Nappy Week 2016  April 18 - 24 April: As part of the Real Nappy Week Wealden District Council is offering Wealden parents the opportunity to try out Real Nappies for FREE.........

Candidates for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner elections:  The following have been nominated to stand for election to the post of Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday May 5th.........

The very best of Sussex food and wine: This year's Wealden Food and: Wine Festival returns to Pevensey Castle on Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July............

Join the Big wealden Switch: Wealden residents are being urged to sign up to a no-obligation Council backed switching deal to reduce their household energy bills.........

Prison for fly tipper: A prolific tipper has been sentenced to 13 months imprisonment for dumping rubbish in Wealden.............

Two Awards for Customer Service: Wealden's Land Charges team has won two awards for Customer Services at the 2016 Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence

Beware Land Plotters: Wealden is warning landowners and prospective buyers not to be taken in by attempts to divide agricultural land into small plots for sale

We have been cleaning for the Queen:

Make your mates make a difference: Elections are happening on 5th May 2016 and there are still lots of young people who aren't registered to vote

Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership open for funding: EU grants totalling £1.472 million are now available to businesses in the rural areas of Wealden and Rother through the WARR Partnership


 A Reminder about Alcohol Sales

A reminder that if you are intending to sell alcohol at an event you may need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN)

This applies to the organisers of Fayres, Bazaars, Markets, Social Evenings and similar events where sales of alcohol take place.

If the premises where the event is taking place does not have a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 to sell alcohol, a temporary licence, known as a Temporary Event Notice or TEN must be obtained from the Licensing Team at Wealden District Council.

Sales of alcohol, as defined by the Licensing Act, include offering a glass of wine within the ticket/entry price, or providing alcohol 'free' but requesting a 'donation' to cover the cost.

However, alcohol may be given as lottery prizes without the benefit of a licence providing it is in a sealed container and is not given to the under 18s.

Applications for a TEN must be received by the Licensing Authority and Sussex Police at least 10 working days in advance of the event - the day the notice is received and the day of the event cannot be counted as being one of these days and late applications will not be granted.  The license costs £21.00.

Application forms for events in Wealden may be downloaded from or obtained from the Council Offices at Pine Grove, Crowborough.

For further information please contact the Wealden Licensing Team at or telephone 01323 443555


 Welfare Reform

If you or someone you know is struggling to pay your bills/rent and need independent advice on benefit changes to ensure  you are claiming all the benefits to which you are entitled you could telephone

0333 344 0681

This advice line is part of a package of measures developed through 

The East Sussex Welfare Reform Project