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WEALDEN BACKS APPRENTICES

It’s National Apprenticeship Week (4 - 8 March) and Wealden District Council are pleased to announce their new cohort of apprentices for 2019 - the fourth annual scheme to take place in partnership with the East Sussex College Group (formerly Sussex Downs College) since 2014. 

WEALDEN STUDENTS TAKING OVER PARLIAMENT

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, hosted Year 6 students from Blackboys CofE Primary School and Framfield CofE Primary School in Parliament this week.

WEALDEN COUNCIL CHEQUES OUT

After 31 March 2019 Wealden District Council will no longer accept cheques at the Council Offices for the payment of any bills or services. 

IMPORTANT ROLE OF PCSOs

The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has noticed some negative speculation in the press and on social media recently on the relevance of PCSOs in policing and questioning the decision made by the Chief Constable to recruit 100 PCSOs from part of the rise in this year’s precept. 

WEALDEN KEEP COUNCIL TAX RISE LOW

As it continues to move towards self-sufficiency, Wealden District Council has approved a 2.7% increase in its share of the council tax. This will help it meet the challenges of the future.

EAST SUSSEX YOUTH 'BLAZE A TRAIL'

THE benefits of apprenticeships in helping young people launch a successful career are being highlighted in East Sussex as part of a national initiative. To mark National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from March 4 to 8 under the theme ‘Blaze A Trail’, East Sussex County Council is working with

MP BACKS ACTION ON UNAUTHORISED ENCAMPMENTS

Wealden MP Nus Ghani is backing action by the Government to tackle unauthorised encampments. Action is needed to address the sense of unease and intimidation residents feel when an unauthorised encampment occurs; the frustration at not being able to access amenities, public land and business prem