Community

People working together for the common good includes charities, fundraising & volunteering. Playing a full part in society as active and responsible person. Speific examples: Jarvis Brook & Alderbook Community Associations, Friends of Crowborough Hospital, Lions and Crowborough Foodbank. Council and government elections (not PCC in “Crime”). (Most Groups & Societies might be better categorised as “Lifestyle” or “Arts & Entertainment”).

wheelie bins along Southview Road in Crowborough

Bin strike postponed

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Wealden District Council has been informed by its waste contractor Biffa, that the GMB union has agreed to delay strike action for one week.
Bennetts Fish and Chip Shop Crowborough

Change for ownership for Crowborough takeaway

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J Bennetts fish and chip shop in Crowborough is being taken over by Fisssh the new takeaway and restaurant that opened in the town in July 2021.

Visas for Ukrainian refugees to stay in Wealden

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Provisional data shows that 80 visas had been issued for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine in order to stay with with hosts in Wealden.

Last-minute talks to avert bin strike

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The Trade Union GMB has said its members at waste depots in Wealden intend to take strike action from Monday 25th April for at least two weeks.

Council Leader to stand down

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Bob Standley has announced he is standing down as Leader of the Wealden District Council in May.
Wealden District Council logo

Council appoints lottery operator

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After a tendering process, Wealden District Council has now appointed Gatherwell to manage it community lottery.
Wealden District Council logo

Wealden residents’ satisfaction survey results

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More than half of residents (53%) agree that Wealden District Council provides value for money. An increase of 4% from the last survey in 2019 and 10% higher than the national figure.
Wealden District Council offices in Hailsham

Wealden councillors approve a tax increase as part of annual budget

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Wealden District Council has approved its budget for next year,, which included a 2.5% increase in its share of Council Tax.
Youth Hub partners - Wealden District Council, Wealden Works and Clued-Up.info in Crowborough

Free help for young people in Crowborough to find work

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Wealden District Council has been allocated more than £72,000 to provide support young people struggling to find a job. The Youth Hub is partnership with Wealden Works, and in Crowborough facilities will be provided by Clued-Up.
Science equipment donated to Beacon Academy from Crowborough and District Lions Club.

Community groups benefit from Crowborough Lions’ legacy

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Thirteen groups and organisations in the area are to benefit from over £22,000 of funding from the Crowborough & District Lions Club.