Local News

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.

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.

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. 

SEEKING WEALDEN'S PUB OF THE YEAR

Wealden MP Nus Ghani is inviting constituents to nominate their favourite local pub, to be entered into the Parliamentary Pub of the Year Awards. The Parliamentary Pub of the Year Awards, run by the Campaign for Real Ale, are designed to showcase and celebrate our fantastic local pubs.

MP BACKS WEALDEN HIGH STREETS

Wealden MP Nus Ghani is backing Wealden’s high streets to win at the Great British High Street Awards 2018. The Great British High Street Awards recognise and celebrate the local achievements of high streets across the country, and the contribution they make to their local communities.

SEEKING GREEN SOLUTIONS IN WEALDEN

Wealden District Council is looking at ways to invest in low carbon and renewable energy for the benefit of council tax payers; it wants to find local opportunities which make both commercial and environmental sense for the District.

SUPPORTING BUSINESS GROWTH

East Sussex businesses are being urged to sign up for a scheme which guides them through regulation and helps them ensure they stay within the law.

PLEA FOR BETTER RURAL BROADBAND

Rural Areas must not be left behind in 5G future says an East Sussex MP. Maria Caulfield, the Member for Lewes, is among those calling on the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to ensure that rural communities such as Wealden are not left behind as the UK moves forward t