Cllr Claire Dowling

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

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. 




RESIDENTS in Crowborough are warned to expect some disruption as the first major phase of a road improvement scheme in the town begins.


THE introduction of increased parking charges across the county has been delayed in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


GREEN-MINDED residents in East Sussex fuelled a record-breaking post-Christmas recycling blitz, new figures reveal.


SCHEMES to encourage cycling, walking and public transport use will benefit from a major funding boost.

East Sussex County Council’s Active Access for Growth (AAfG) programme has been awarded an additional £400,000 of Government money, which will allow it to continue until March 2021.

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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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Deputy Chairman (Political) of Hailsham Conservatives

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Nick Bennett

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Cllr Bill Bentley

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Cllr Nicholas Collinson

District Councillor for Hailsham North

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Cllr Nigel Coltman

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President of Hailsham Conservatives

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Cllr Phil Dixon

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Cllr Chris Dowling

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Association President
Chairman of Uckfield Conservatives

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