Local News

'EQUALITEAS' TEA PARTY

The Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre in Uckfield are hosting an ‘Equaliteas’ [sic] event on Monday 25th June, from 3pm until 5pm.

ROAD REPAIR PLANS

ROADS in East Sussex will get a summer makeover as a major resurfacing programme gets underway across the county. East Sussex Highways will carry out surface dressing of 26 miles of road – roughly the distance from Dover to Calais – during the programme, which is due to begin on Monday, June 25.

CALL TO RETAIN MUSIC SERVICES

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has joined with constituents across Wealden to call on East Sussex County Council to retain the full East Sussex Music service. East Sussex County Council has launched a public consultation into the proposed closure of the small group and individual instrumental teachin

PARKING PERMITS GO ONLINE

Motorists will be able to apply for a parking permit at the click of a mouse when a new system is introduced next month. From Monday, July 2, all on-street parking permits for Lewes, Hastings and Eastbourne will be applied for through an online system called NSL Apply.

TROUBLED RAIL FIRM'S BOSS QUITS

Wealden commuters are likely to welcome the boss of troubled rail firm Govia Thameslink Railway who is to resign. Passengers have faced major disruption as hundreds of trains were cancelled following the introduction of new timetables in May.

STANDING UP TO BULLYING

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has joined with The Diana Award, a charity set up as a legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world, to stand up to bullying. The #StandUpToBullying campaign, which was launched by the Duke of Cambridge, aims to tackle childhood

WEALDEN ON TWO WHEELS

It is far more fun and environmentally-friendly exploring the Wealden countryside on two wheels instead of four. A new start-up company has come to the District replicating the turn-up-and-go bike hire to be found in major cities.

HELPING HOMES AT RISK OF FLOODING

Households in Wealden District at risk of flooding have been offered the chance to install Property Flood Resilience products, free of charge.

CELEBRATING WEALDEN CARERS

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, is backing the wonderful carers across Wealden and East Sussex who make an invaluable contribution to the livelihood of ill, older or disabled loved ones. This week, Monday 11th to Sunday 17th, is national Carers Week, celebrating the 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK

TAKE SOME APPLAUSE

This summer offers the chance to catch some live performances at seven different location across Wealden thanks to the Applause theatre initiative. Five shows will be performed outdoors and another one takes place in a pub as part of the Inn Crowd project.