Cllr Bob Standley

Wealden District Council Leader, District Councillor for Frant and Wadhurst
County Councillor for Wealden NE and Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability
Deputy Chairman (Political) of Wealden Conservatives

An East Sussex County Councillor for Wealden North East (covering the parishes of Frant ; Hadlow Down ; Mayfield & Five Ashes ; Rotherfield ; Wadhurst) and Leader of Wealden District Councillor where he represents Frant & Wadhurst along with Cllr Johanna Howlell.  Bob is  Deputy Chairman (Political & Policy) of Wealden Conservatives.

On the East Sussex Authority he is the Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability while holding the following committee appointments:
 

  • Cabinet
  • County Consultative Committee (Chair)
  • County Joint Consultative Committee
  • East Sussex Schools Forum (Invited observer with speaking rights)
  • Full Council
  • Joint Advisory Committee for Schools (Chair)
  • Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Orbis Joint Committee

Bob was first elected as Wealden District Councillor for Wadhurst in 2004 and was re-elected in 2007 and 2011.  In 2007 he was asked to join the Wealden Cabinet as Portfolio Holder for Finance and from 2010 combined this with the role of Leader of the Council.

Bob was responsible for the launching of the Council’s Transformation Programme in 2010. This programme was designed to reduce the costs of running the Council whilst maintaining the services the community rely upon.

As a district councillor he has been closely involved in:

  • Overseeing the transformation programme which has reduced costs by £3million
  • Instigating sharing services with neighbouring authorities
  • The implementation of the enhanced waste collection service starting in July 2013. This will increase the items collected for recycling and will cost less than the current service.
  • Promoting the building of Council owned houses and at no cost to the Council Tax payer.
  • Strategic planning through the Local Enterprise Partnership which covers East Sussex, Kent and Essex.

Bob has also served as a Parish Councillor and has been involved in all aspects of the Parish Council responsibilities including planning, recreation ground and finance.

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News

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.

CROWBOROUGH - IMPROVED DISABLED ACCESS

Nusrat Ghani, Member of Parliament for Wealden, was pleased to learn, as part of the Conservative Government’s funding to improve accessibility across the rail network for disabled people, that Crowborough train station will be upgraded to have step-free access.

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. 

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

MP VISITS CROWBOROUGH PRIMARY

Wealden MP Nus Ghani visited Ashdown Primary School in Crowborough with Wealden District Council Leader Cllr Bob Standley.

HAILSHAM REVAMP ON THE CARDS

Wealden District Council has unveiled ambitious plans to revitalise Hailsham town centre with a fresh mix of retail, leisure and nightlife opportunities and provide new homes for younger people in what's being termed a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' for the town.

TACKLING WEALDEN CRIME

Wealden MP Nus Ghani recently met with Sussex Police Chief Inspector Anita Turner to discuss policing, crime and sexual exploitation across Wealden and the concerns of Nus’ constituents.

EAST SUSSEX CAREERS HUB LAUNCHED

A SCHEME to improve careers guidance and support for secondary school students across East Sussex has been officially launched.

See Also

Cllr Toby Illingworth

Chairman of Wealden Conservatives

Association Chairman and Wealden District Councillor for Buxted

Cllr Phil Dixon

District Councillor for Hadlow Down & Rotherfield
Deputy Chairman (Membership) of Wealden Conservatives

Association Officer and Wealden District Councillor for Rotherfield

Robin Farmer

Robin joined the Wealden officer team in 2003 and has used his professional experience to manage the Association's finances.

Cllr Richard Grocock

District Councillor for Hailsham West
Town Councillor for Hailsham West
Officer of Wealden Conservatives
Chairman of Hailsham Conservatives

Wealden District Council member for Hailsham South & West, Chairman of Hailsham Conservatives and Wealden Conservative Association Officer.

Cllr Richard Hallett MBE

District Councillor for Crowborough St John's
Wealden Conservatives' Treasurer

Richard Hallett has lived in Crowborough for 36 years and has been actively involved in the community. His children went to Beacon, and his daughter, son-in-law and  two grandsons live in St John’s Ward.

Christine Howard

Christine moved with her husband Nigel to Uckfield in 1995. They met as young Conservatives many moons ago and Christine has been involved with the Uckfield Conservative Branch for many years and is the Branch Secretary.

Cllr Toby Illingworth

District Councillor for Buxted
Chairman of Wealden Conservatives

Cllr Toby Illingworth is Chairman of  Wealden Conservatives and District Councillor for Buxted, including High Hurstwood.

He serves on the following Wealden Council committees:

Cllr Philip Lunn

District Councillor for Crowborough South-East
Officer of Wealden Conservative Association

Philip Linn is district councillor for Crowborough South-East Ward. He is a member of the Audit and Finance committee. 

Cllr Ann Newton

District Councillor for Framfield
Officer of Wealden Conservative Association
Deputy Leader of Wealden District Council

Wealden District Councillor for Framfield & Cross-in-Hand  (including Blackboys)