Common household batteries caused two separate bin collection truck fires in Wealden after sparks ignited the surrounding rubbish In one incident, a mobile phone battery exploded and caught fire. Thankfully no-one was hurt in either event, but there was significant service disruption to refuse and recycling collections. Batteries and small electrical items of any kind…

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Pubs and restaurants which have now opened and the ones planning to open over the coming weeks, will be operating under strict Government guidelines This means they will have to refuse to serve groups of more than six, or those of more than two households. They may ask groups to sit separately. They may ask…

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Let’s face it, 2020 is proving to be a pretty stressful year for most of us. Given that there’s no shortage of financial, social, familial, and work stress for many of us, what can we do to support resilience in the next few days, weeks, and months? Along with getting good sleep, eating well, cutting…

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Lockdown has done a real number on people’s mental health. You’ll be surprised exactly how few people are capable of coping with extreme periods of isolation. It’s definitely a tough thing to try and deal with, no one’s doubting that.  However, in a radical departure from the conventional norms of mental health issues, what we…

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An assessment of available land throughout the District, which can be used to support future development, is getting under way as a statutory part of Wealden District Council’s new Local Plan Process. The assessment will include sites proposed for housing, economic and retail development, gypsy and traveller accommodation, green infrastructure, community facilities, tourism and leisure…

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Wealden has given the £10,000 Community Hub Funding awarded by East Sussex County Council to 3VA, Voluntary Sector Service. 3VA has been helping the Wealden Community Hub coordinate support with more than 80 volunteer groups across the District throughout the Covid-19 crisis. It has enabled the Wealden Community Hub to assist more than 900 residents,…

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