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ROUGH SLEEPING STRATEGY

Today we are launching the rough sleeping strategy, as part of our mission to eradicate rough sleeping by 2027, providing support to the most vulnerable in society.

SEEKING BEST SMALL SHOPS

Wealden Conservatives are calling on small shops across the constituency to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their local community.

HELP WITH COUNCIL TAX

Wealden District Council, alongside neighbouring East Sussex authorities, is consulting about options to change the current Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

The scheme helps low income households of working age to pay their council tax.  Any changes would happen from April 2019.

KEEPING BRITAIN AND EUROPE SAFE

Conservatives in the European Parliament are working to keep Britain and the rest of Europe safe. Here are some recent examples along with projects in hand.

Introduced Passenger Name Records

SHIPPING BRITISH PORK

The International Trade Secretary has announced that Taiwan is set to welcome British pork exports for the first time in a deal worth more than £50 million,  supporting jobs in the UK as we make sure we are a truly Global Britain

HIGH-TECH EDUCATION

Today the Education Secretary will set out his vision to put technology at the heart of education, helping every child to get the best start in life and the skills they need to go as far as their talents and hard work can take them. 

POLICE RECRUITMENT BEGINS

This week, Sussex Police opened a new round of police officer recruitment as it starts to allocate the £17m released by the Police and Crime Commissioner from reserves and the extra precept contributions from local households.

PINE GROVE'S ROSY FUTURE

Wealden District Council and East Sussex County Council have completed the sale of the Mead House and car park site in Crowborough.

LANGUAGE BOOST ANNOUNCED

We have launched a new network of language centres across the country to improve the teaching of modern foreign languages – helping to give children the best start in life and deliver a skilled workforce fit for the future.

FIGHTING RURAL CRIME

Wealden Conservatives are backing the “Rural Crime Reporting Line”, a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime.