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10 September 2020 • Forest Row Local
 Spot checks to help crack down on fly tipping
In early August, Wealden District Council’s Street Scene Enforcement Team joined forces with Sussex Police in a day of action aimed at tackling rural crime.
Police officers stopped dozens of vehicles on the
A22 near Nutley to conduct licence and insurance checks in an effort to identify criminals using the road network. The Council’s Street Scene team carried out checks on vehicles carrying waste materials. They were making sure drivers held the necessary waste carriers license to help prevent incidents of fly tipping.
It is a crime that can be so damaging to the towns and countryside in which we are so fortunate to live and work.
Similar checks will be taking place at different locations across Wealden over the coming months.
Celebrating Wealden Heros
Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has launched the ‘Wealden Hero Award’ to celebrate the heroic efforts of Wealden residents throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Covid-19 is the most profound societal, economic and public health challenge since the Second World War. Nus Ghani has launched the Wealden Hero Award to extend her thanks and gratitude to Wealden residents for their efforts to overcome this challenge, and to celebrate the many acts of kindness and community spirit throughout the crisis.
Nus is encouraging Wealden constituents to nominate a fellow Wealden resident, who has helped them,
their family or the community during the pandemic, whether by volunteering to help the vulnerable, setting up local volunteer networks, volunteering for
If you are using a third party to remove rubbish from your property or business, make sure they have a Waste Carrier’s Licence. They are issued by the Environment Agency. Also get a receipt from the person removing the waste.
If your waste is found dumped you could face a fine of £5,000 if you cannot show you have passed your waste on responsibly.
If you have any concerns about a waste carrier or fly tipping please contact the Street Scene Team on or 01892 602735
Crackdown on rural crime
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katie Bourne, watched the check-point at work as part of the Police’s ongoing work to crack down on rural crime.
“Sussex Police have recently launched and expanded their specialist rural crime team. These extra boots on the ground have made a huge difference to the confidence of local communities already,” she said.
the NHS, returning to work on the front line or in any other invaluable way, to be recognised for their extraordinary efforts.
To nominate someone
for the award, please share
your story with Nus at:
Nus Ghani said: “I cannot thank Wealden residents enough for their collective efforts over the last few months to fight the pandemic. I am very grateful for all they have done in helping us to reach the stage where lockdown measures can be relaxed, and our life can begin to regain a sense of normality.”
“I know that there are many people in Wealden who have made personal sacrifices to help others. These individuals are our ‘invisible’ heroes and it is important they get the recognition they deserve.
I would like to highlight the extraordinary work
of Wealden Heroes to the wider community and celebrate their achievements in the constituency.”
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