News https://www.wealdenconservatives.com/ en £6MILLION ON BETTER WEALDEN INFRASTRUCTURE https://www.wealdenconservatives.com/news/ps6million-better-wealden-infrastructure <p>More than £6 million was collected from developers across Wealden during 2018/19 to help fund infrastructure improvements.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>The biggest beneficiary from the £6.12 million collected from the year’s Community Infrastructure Levy will be future road improvements to the Ersham Road Diplocks roundabout and other highway schemes in the south of Wealden. These are receiving an allocation of £4 million.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:01:09 +0000 7048 at https://www.wealdenconservatives.com MP MEETS NEW POLICE COMMANDER TO TACKLE CRIME https://www.wealdenconservatives.com/news/mp-meets-new-police-commander-tackle-crime <p>Nus Ghani met with DCI Alasdair Henry and DI Jon Gross, of Sussex Police, to discuss rural crime across Wealden and anti-social behaviour in Hailsham, Uckfield and Crowborough. She welcomed the new District Commander, Alasdair Henry, to Wealden and shared various concerns from local residents, from organised crime, to county lines, and domestic violence. <br /><br /></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:57:56 +0000 7046 at https://www.wealdenconservatives.com LOVE WEALDEN MARKETS https://www.wealdenconservatives.com/news/love-wealden-markets <p>Wealden District Council launches its <em>‘Love your Wealden Markets’</em> campaign for 2020. From Saturday 7 March to the end of April, we’re encouraging residents and visitors to the district to support Wealden businesses and buy local. With a number of regular farmers’ markets to choose from, there is plenty of fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce to enjoy.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:32:30 +0000 7045 at https://www.wealdenconservatives.com VICTIMS' CHARITIES FUNDED https://www.wealdenconservatives.com/news/victims-charities-funded <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="http://i1.cmail20.com/ti/r/20/332/594/023417/594/spacer.gif" />An update from Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE, who this week awarded more than £500,000 from her <a href="https://email.proworx.co.uk/t/r-l-jhttktkt-kkkdhlykuj-i/">Safe Space Funding Network</a> to 17 local charities. The money means they can now continue to support our most vulnerable.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2020 17:46:09 +0000 7043 at https://www.wealdenconservatives.com FUNDING PUBLIC SERVICES https://www.wealdenconservatives.com/news/funding-public-services <p>Wealden District Council has approved an increase averaging less than 10 pence a week for its share of the council tax for 2020/21.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:16:09 +0000 7041 at https://www.wealdenconservatives.com MP BACKS VETERANS' GUARANTEED INTERVIEW SCHEME https://www.wealdenconservatives.com/news/mp-backs-veterans-guaranteed-interview-scheme <p>Nus Ghani has long campaigned for improved recognition for our armed forces and veterans. She is pleased that veterans will now get guaranteed job interviews for some public sector jobs. <br />&#13;  <br />&#13; The guaranteed interviews scheme, which is set to enter its pilot stage this spring, will see veterans applying for jobs going directly to the shortlist stage for some positions.<br />&#13;  <br /></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:59:12 +0000 7040 at https://www.wealdenconservatives.com EVENT TO BOOST EAST SUSSEX SCHOOL GOVERNOR NUMBERS https://www.wealdenconservatives.com/news/event-boost-east-sussex-school-governor-numbers <p>With vacancies for school governors in maintained schools across the county, East Sussex County Council launched 'I'm a Governor' - a major recruitment campaign, to address the shortfall.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>In the latest push, a special event will take place on Thursday, March 5, giving prospective governors the chance to learn more about the role from the chair of the East Sussex Governors Forum, local headteachers and current governors.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:59:19 +0000 7039 at https://www.wealdenconservatives.com OVERHANGING HEDGES CUTBACK BEFORE NESTING SEASON BEGINS https://www.wealdenconservatives.com/news/overhanging-hedges-cutback-nesting-season-begins <p>LAND and property owners are being urged to cut back trees and hedges overhanging roads and pavements before birds begin nesting.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>People are being encouraged to act quickly to remove vegetation obstructing the public highway before the nesting season, which runs from March to August, starts.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:25:19 +0000 7038 at https://www.wealdenconservatives.com £90M PLEDGED TOWARDS CUTTING EMISSIONS https://www.wealdenconservatives.com/news/ps90m-pledged-towards-cutting-emissions <p><strong>Today, <a href="http://e.conservatives.com/lnk/AT0AACzwUk8AAAAAf74AAABmMUkAAAAAE4sAADMnAA-GXQBeS6eS2DEQmKcuTCi2uFpPDmPBsQANeMk/1/Si0scs500JYx3fuTDvgMeg/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ292LnVrL2dvdmVybm1lbnQvbmV3cy85MC1taWxsaW9uLXVrLWRyaXZlLXRvLXJlZHVjZS1jYXJib24tZW1pc3Npb25z">we are committing £90 million</a> to cut carbon emissions in industry and homes, helping to eliminate our contribution to climate change by 2050 and cut energy bills. </strong></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2020 09:46:59 +0000 7037 at https://www.wealdenconservatives.com MP CHALLENGES SUPPLIER ON "WOEFUL BROADBAND" https://www.wealdenconservatives.com/news/mp-challenges-supplier-woeful-broadband <p>Wealden's ever-vigilant MP, Nus Ghani, sought assurances from Openreach, with regards to their plan to start upgrades to full-fibre broadband in Hailsham, Horsebridge, Lower Dicker, Upper Dicker and Forest Row, within the next months. <br />&#13;  <br /></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:38:58 +0000 7036 at https://www.wealdenconservatives.com