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Come and join us for the lighting of the beacon in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
See the torchlit procession carried out by the Heathfield and District Bonfire Society members and Scouts, along with a low noise pyrotechnics display as the beacon is lit at 9.45pm.
Food, Refreshments, Band or Choir and a Heathfield and District Bonfire Society stall where you can pick up some merchandise and find out more information about the organisation. Watch this space for more info coming!!!
Heathfield and Waldron Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Saturday 4th June
We are currently preparing some verges in Heathfield for wildflower planting. They may look a bit strange at the moment, however this is all part of the preparation work that is required. In about 6 weeks’ time we are aiming to have some amazing wildflower displays, which will be wonderful for parishioners and the wildlife. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Agrifactors and So Wild for their sponsorship of these wildflower schemes
Thousands of households across Wealden are set to receive a £150 Council Tax rebate to help with rising energy costs.
Residents living in Council Tax bands A-D – excluding second or empty properties - will be eligible for the rebate, announced by the government last month.
Guidelines on how rebates will be paid to households have been released. The quickest way to receive the rebate is to sign up to Direct Debit payments.
There will be only one payment per household regardless of the number of occupants and will be paid once verification has been completed which is likely to be in May or June 2022.
Wealden District Council will be working as quickly as possible to make payments and is urging occupants to set up a direct debit to speed up the process.
All rebates will be awarded after April’s Council Tax has been collected and cleared and all eligibility criteria has been met.
Residents not currently paying via Direct Debit can set one up, or if Direct Debit isn’t a chosen method, payment will still be given but bank details will need to be provided. Any rebate given will not need to be repaid.
A discretionary scheme is being considered for homes in bands E-H and the government is expected to release more details in the coming weeks.
Councillor Ray Cade, Wealden council’s Housing and Benefits portfolio holder, said, “We are pleased to be able to give so many households within the area a rebate to try and help alleviate financial pressures that many households have felt over the winter period with the rise in energy costs.
“We are also hoping to help occupants in bands E-H with a discretionary rebate and this is currently being considered.”
The government announced the Council Tax rebate scheme earlier this year in a bid to help homeowners with the cost of living as energy prices have increased dramatically.
To set up your direct debit for the Council Tax rebate and for more information, please visit https://www.wealden.gov.uk/council-tax/
For further information:
Local taxation and benefits manager
Wealden District Council
Tel: 01323 443 150
Media and communications officer
Wealden District Council
Tel: 07970 233 231
We are pleased to announce that the CCTV at Tower Recreation Ground and the Skatepark has now gone live. The pictures will feed direct to the Sussex Police. We have listened to residents’ concerns about anti-social behaviour and have installed the CCTV to help alleviate the problems at these sites.
If you picked up wildflower seeds from the Parish Council stand at Le Marche - here are the growing instructions please click here
Waste collection and street cleansing industrial action update
Wealden District Council has been informed by its waste collection and street cleansing contractor, Biffa, that members of their workforce belonging to the GMB union intend to take strike action from Monday 2nd May over pay. Click here for more information