Maresfield woman honoured at Chairman’s Civic Awards

Maresfield woman honoured at Chairman’s Civic Awards

Ann Thompson from Maresfield was one of three local community stalwarts honoured at the 2011 Chairman’s Civic Awards presented at Wealden’s Full Council Meeting last Wednesday (30 November 2011). Mrs Ann Thompson has raised funds of over £20,000 for the Maresfield Conservation Group over the 20 years she has been a member. Her green fingers [...]

Man dies in Maresfield motorcycle crash

Man dies in Maresfield motorcycle crash

A 33-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Maresfield on Sunday 23rd October 2011 after a collision with a car travelling in the opposite direction. The London-based motorcyclist was travelling northwest when it was involved in a collision with a Hyundai Amica hatchback at around 12 noon yesterday. The motorcyclist died at the scene. The 59-year-old man [...]

Uckfield restaurants and food producers thrive in Sussex Food & Drink Awards

Uckfield restaurants and food producers thrive in Sussex Food & Drink Awards

Voting is now open for the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2011/12, and there are plenty of offerings from the Uckfield area on the table. Both food producers and restaurants in the Uckfield area have been nominated – and there is also the scope for you to nominate your own favourite if it is not [...]

Have your say on the Sussex Fire Services merger in Maresfield

Have your say on the Sussex Fire Services merger in Maresfield

Residents of the Uckfield and Maresfield area are being invited to have their say on the proposed merger between Fire and Rescue Services in East and West Sussex. As part of the ongoing consultation process a Stakeholder Forum for partners, businesses and the voluntary sector is being held at the Service Training Centre in Batts [...]

Maresfield Parish Council loses ‘Quality Council’ status

Maresfield Parish Council loses ‘Quality Council’ status

Maresfield Parish Council has lost its ‘Quality Council’ status after being left with only eight councillors after the May 2011 local elections. The council has been left six short of its full number, which it puts down to a number of reasons, including disillusion, apathy and lack of spare time. Losing this ‘Quality Council’ status [...]

Did You Know? Wealden’s Home Energy Efficiency Officer

Wealden District Council has a Home Energy Efficiency officer, who will offer advice on any concerns you have with Fuel Bills, energy advice and information on new Government ininatives such as the Green Deal and the new Renewable Heat incentive. He can be contacted on 01323 443313 at Wealden District Council offices Wed-Fri. Please contact [...]

Police warning after increase in deer poachers in Wealden area

Sussex Police have issued a warning after a dramatic rise in the number of poaching incidents across the Wealden area. Local residents have been urged to report any illegal poaching in the district by calling 0845 6070999. Poaching tends to take place in remote locations during the dead of night, and PC Ted Anderson has [...]

Golden Boot initiative proves a success

Towns and villages across the Wealden district are displaying their golden boot with pride as part of an initiative put together by Wealden District Council. The scheme sees local communities organise a series of walks that are designed to further understanding of local countryside and landmarks. Community cabinet member Cllr Pam Doodes believes the Golden [...]

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre-White launces local charity campaign

Marco Pierre White has lent his support to a fundraising initiative for Friends of East Sussex Hospices. The charity campaign was launched at the celebrity chef’s Maresfield eaterie, Wheelers at the Chequers, and hopes to raise vital funds that will assist with operating costs for nine major hospices across the local region. White will head [...]

Wild bird surveys carried out around Uckfield

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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has started carrying out surveys around Uckfield and the surrounding area to determine the habits of wild birds during the winter months. The charity is particularly keen to assess the extent to which birds have been affected by the impact of two severe winters in a [...]

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