During the period of Lockdown Sussex Police have donated more than £60,000 to local charities and good causes. The money used is from a Police Property Act fund which is made up of money raised from the sale of properties sold under court order.  Since the beginning of April seventy eight voluntary groups and charities…

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Last month I wrote about changing our attitude to garden ‘rubbish’ and mentioned that the best place to put weeds, grass and leaves is the compost heap. This month I would like to go into this subject in a little more detail: it is no exaggeration to say that the compost heap is the heart…

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Wealden District Council are teaming up with local charity Furniture Now! to offer an alternative solution to bulky waste collections. Furniture Now! operate centres covering the Wealden district in Hailsham, Eastbourne and Lewes. Household furniture and electrical items can be expensive to buy, so Furniture Now! provide all donated items they collect at a discounted…

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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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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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