Local News

MP AND FARMERS MEET MINISTER

Nusrat Ghani MP secured a meeting for Stephen and Phil Hook of Hook Farm, with Robert Goodwill MP, Minister for Farming at DEFRA. Hook Farm, based in West Hoathly, is the country’s leading provider of raw organic milk, and a significant employer in Wealden.

PINE GROVE - OFFICIAL OPENING

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for East Sussex has officially opened the new Crowborough Town Council offices and Enterprise Centre at Pine Grove.

MP PUSHES FOR BETTER BROADBAND

Responding to the requests of a large number of constituents, Nusrat Ghani MP met with BT Openreach to discuss the woeful internet provision in rural villages across Wealden.

RIP RAY PARSONS

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of former Wealden Council Chairman and Cabinet member, Ray Parsons.

WEALDEN'S NEIGHBOURHOOD PREVENTION

What keeps you awake at night? Do you have concerns about anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood, or is burglary and car crime a particular issue where you live? 

REGION'S JOB FIGURES WELCOMED

Nusrat Ghani MP welcomed figures released recently demonstrating the strength of Wealden’s economy and job market.

The latest figures show that in the South East there are 4,605,371 people in work – meaning that, under the Conservatives, 413,032 more people have a job than in 2010.

WEALDEN IS LOVING ITS LOCAL MARKETS

Between 20 April and 31 May, Wealden District Council joins the Love Your Local Market campaign, which takes place in May to raise the profile of local markets and encourage people to enjoy locally produced goods.

£1m FUNDING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT SURGE

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, reports: "This week I secured a £1m funding commitment from the Home Office to support a law enforcement surge in Sussex to tackle serious violence.

FOREST PATH REOPENS

A FOOTPATH which straddles the border between East and West Sussex has reopened after a bridge was rebuilt.

The path near Ashurst Wood, north of Forest Row, has been closed to walkers since January as a bridge along its route was out of action.

SUPPORT FOR WEALDEN FAMILIES

Working families across Wealden can look forward to having more money in their pockets – thanks to a range of new Government measures coming into effect this week.