Cllr Claire Dowling

County Councillor for Uckfield North
District Councillor for Uckfield New Town Ward, with Helen Firth
Chairman of Uckfield Conservatives

Claire has lived in Hunters Way for over 30 years.  She is married to Chris and they have two adult daughters and a grandson.  She works in her husband’s business, which is based in Uckfield.  

Claire has helped and supported many individuals, residents’ groups and businesses on a wide range of matters, including planning, recycling and refuse collection, housing, anti-social behaviour, road safety and speed limits, licensing and environmental health issues.

Part of Claire’s role at Wealden District Council  includes responsibility for rivers and emergency incidents including flooding.  When Claire first became a councillor she worked hard to ensure a floodwall was built to help protect the bottom of Uckfield  High Street.  More recently, Claire has been working with the Council on its Property Flood Resilience Project.  

Phase One has helped protect properties across the District, including houses in Uckfield. Claire successfully lobbied for an additional £100,000 for Phase Two which extends the project to the remaining high-risk properties.

Along with Helen Firth, Claire has been elected as district councillors for New Town ward for May 2019's district council elections. This covers West Park, New town West, Harlands and New Town. 




ROADS across East Sussex will receive a summer makeover to extend their life and help stop potholes forming. Over two weeks, surface dressing will be carried out on 29 miles of county roads – the equivalent of the distance from Lewes to Hastings.


The team that maintains the county's roads has been praised for its excellent customer service. East Sussex Highways has once again been awarded the Government-backed Customer Service Excellence award, being ranked as ‘fully compliant’ in all areas.


POTHOLES in East Sussex are set to have a ‘blast’ this summer as high-tech machinery hits the streets.

Starting on Tuesday (28) East Sussex Highways will deploy a fleet of three Roadmaster machines, which will tour the county repairing potholes, cracks and other defects.


VISITORS to East Sussex’s spectacular white cliffs are being urged to stay safe this summer.

Each year thousands of tonnes of chalk fall from the cliffs, which stretch from the edge of Eastbourne, past Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters and Seaford Head.


High street parking arrangements will be formally monitored when an experimental traffic order comes into force next week.


Wealden District Council is in talks with app-based cycle rental company Countrybike about bringing new opportunities for visitors to the11-mile Cuckoo Trail


Two new dementia initiatives are being launched in Wealden helping to improve levels of care and support.


The amount available for a project through Wealden’s capital grant scheme has been increased to £15,000. It will provide extra help to community buildings in need of support. 


Households in Wealden District at risk of flooding have been offered the chance to install Property Flood Resilience products, free of charge.

See Also

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County Councillor for Wealden NE and Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability
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East Sussex County Councillor for Wealden North East
Wealden District Councillor for Wadhurst and Council Leader
a Deputy Chairman of Wealden Conservatives

Cllr Keith Glazier

Leader of East Sussex County Council

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Cllr Kevin Balsdon

Town Councillor for Hailsham North-West
Deputy Chairman (Political) of Hailsham Conservatives

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Nick Bennett

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Cllr Bill Bentley

East Sussex County Councillor for Wealden East

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Cllr Bob Bowdler

County Councillor for Hailsham Market
District Councillor for Horam & Punnetts Town

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Cllr Nicholas Collinson

District Councillor for Hailsham North

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Cllr Nigel Coltman

District Councillor for Hailsham Central
Town Councillor for Hailsham Hailsham Central
President of Hailsham Conservatives

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Cllr Phil Dixon

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Deputy Chairman (Membership) of Wealden Conservatives

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Cllr Chris Dowling

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