Cllr Bob Standley - Wealden District Council Leader

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 Wadhurst along with Cllr Graham Wells. 

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.

 

News

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.

COUNTY'S OPEN DOORS TO STUDENTS

HUNDREDS of students from across East Sussex will be given a taste of the world of work as a popular scheme returns to the county.

WADHURST PARISH POLL CALLED

Following the Wadhurst Parish Meeting held on Thursday 25 October 2018, a Parish Poll has been requested. It will ask the following question:

‘Are you in favour of the redevelopment of the Commemoration Hall and Football Field as proposed by the Wadhurst Hall and Field CIO?  Yes/No.’

GOVERNORS BUILD BUSINESS SKILLS

The career-boosting benefits of becoming a school governor are being highlighted in a new recruitment campaign. East Sussex County Council is hoping its ‘I’m a Governor’ campaign will encourage professional people to consider signing up for the voluntary role in which they can gain useful experie

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY IN OUR SCHOOLS

Young people in East Sussex are being urged to spread the word about positive mental health – buoyed by a royal visit highlighting the issue.

VIEWS SOUGHT ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Wealden District Council, together with Hastings, Eastbourne, Lewes and Rother councils, is seeking your views on the need for electric vehicle charge across East Sussex. 

WEALDEN SET FOR RECYCLING WEEK

Wealden residents are being thanked for the difference they make during National Recycle Week. And every other week of the year.

National Recycle Week, the national recycling campaign, runs from 25 September – 1 October.

SCHOOL MUSIC SAVED

Much-valued music lessons for young people across East Sussex will continue after alternative savings were identified.

PRIASE FOR WEALDEN STUDENTS

Council leaders have praised the efforts of young people across East Sussex as this year’s GCSE results were announced.

For the first time, most subjects have been marked using the new numbered grading system and more rigorous exams which were introduced last year in English and maths.