Wealden Community Hub COVID Mobile Testing Units information

Mobile testing units  – are to return to Crowborough, Heathfield and Uckfield through-out December. Currently advised dates are below and remember that booking is through the national testing portal https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Please note that mobile testing units are deployed on the basis of operational need, so are subject to change.

  • Crowborough Rugby Club – Monday 07-Dec, Tuesday 08-Dec, Wednesday 09-Dec
  • Heathfield – Saturday 12-Dec, Sunday 13-Dec,
  • Uckfield Station – Monday 14-Dec, Tuesday 15-Dec, Wednesday 16-Dec
  • Uckfield Station – Tuesday 29-Dec, Wednesday 30-Dec, Thursday 31-Dec

Calling all Carpenters and Gardners

Sadly, the old wooden troughs in the High Street need replacing before next spring 2021. Recently one has fallen apart and had to be removed, and the others are in various state of disrepair. We invite all young carpenters and/or gardeners to build new wooden troughs for use in the High Street. The criteria for all troughs are; they must hold four plant pots and be the same size as the current ones. (Internal size is Length 122 cm, width 31cm,  Height 24cm)

If you wish to make one or several troughs, please contact the clerk via email at clerk@wadhurst-pc.gov.uk and advise us how many troughs you would like to build, a breakdown cost of material and labour and when you expect to complete the project. Note If we get more than five, we will ensure they get planted out next spring.


ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Update Thursday 5th November


The Act of Remembrance will go ahead as previously planned.

The Church Service remains cancelled.

Sunday 8th November 2020


A limited Act of Remembrance will be held at the War Memorial at 10.15 am


Please do not attend if you are showing any symptoms of Covid19.


Veterans, Serving Members of the Armed Forces, Representatives of Organisations, Wreath Layers, and Clergy, are welcome.

It is asked that Members of the Public do not attend.

The service will be as previous years except for the following:

  • no parade.
  • only notified representatives to be within the War Memorial.
  • no one other than wreath layers are to be on the path.
  • please wear masks unless you have a medical condition preventing you from doing so.
  • please distance yourselves from other ‘bubbles’ by 2m.
  • no singing will take place.
  • wreath layers: only on the path at 2m separation on the right-hand side of the gate, exit left, please.


Car Parking update from Wealden District Council

WDC Service update about car parking:

Wealden District Council is supporting their residents and community through the latest national restrictions by allowing people to park their cars in the long stay (10hr and 23hr) areas of our car parks without any concern about parking enforcement.  We want discourage people from making unnecessary journeys. 

Other areas of our car parks will still have the usual parking guidelines in place.  Pay and display car parks are not covered by this temporary change. These changes will be in place during the current national Covid restrictions – Thursday 5th November to Wednesday 2 December 2020. 




Act of Remembrance


The Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial and the church service have been cancelled.

Wreaths will be laid throughout the day. Residents are welcome to donate a ‘car sized’ poppy, with their personal message and attach it to the War Memorial fence.

Be Deer Aware

What to do if you hit a deer

Remain calm and keep yourself and anyone with you as safe as you can.

Park your car in a safe place with your hazard lights on.

Don’t touch the deer. It could cause further distress or cause it to run back into the road. An injured deer will not benefit from efforts to sit with it or keep it warm.

Please call the following local numbers for assistance and/or advice.

Chris Collinson 07743 271748 (Forest Row)
Dan Francis 07775851716  (24hrs) (Bewl Water)

Please  use the link below to report the incident


Traffic collisions with deer can result in injury or death for animals and drivers and damage to vehicles. There are a significant number of collisions with deer in East Sussex, particularly in the Ashdown Forest area. Drivers need to be aware and take extra care, particularly during spring and autumn.

Call the emergency services on 999:

  • If anyone is injured,
  • Or there is a danger to others e.g. a deer (alive or dead) is on the road or is a danger to traffic.

Call the non-emergency line on 101:

  • If the deer is injured and on the side of the road, not causing a danger to others.

The police will deal with any traffic issues and have access to specialist Deer Wardens who will know the best course of action to take if the deer is still alive.

If you want to enquire about the deer warden scheme, please contact our Highways team on 0345 608 0193.

Be Deer Aware poster(opens new window) (Adobe PDF, 295k)

Be Deer Aware leaflet(opens new window) (Adobe PDF, 2715k)

How to prevent hitting a deer

When are deer around?

Deer cross the roads all year round. Their presence peaks in April to May when young deer are born and from October to November for the autumn mating season. Take particular care at dawn and dusk.

Seen one? Look for another

If a deer crosses in front of you, it is likely that another will follow. If it is safe to do so, slow right down or stop and wait. Deer are unpredictable so drive with caution.

Be aware

Deer often cross the roads in the same locations. Deer warning signs are put up where deer are known to cross regularly. When you see a warning sign or are travelling through a heavily wooded stretch of road, you should slow down, stay alert and be prepared to stop.

Use your lights

After dark, use full-beam when there is no opposing traffic. The headlight beam will illuminate the eyes of deer on or near a road and help you to spot them.

When a deer or other animal is seen on the road, dip your headlights as animals startled by the beam may cause them to ‘freeze’ rather than leave the road.

Changes to the way WDC notify on planning applications from 1st November 2020

The methods that the Council use to publicise applications considered to be valid on or after 1st November 2020 is changing.

From this date, the Council will no longer notify adjoining properties by letter. This change is following the adoption of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), which was adopted on 22nd July 2020 at Full Council.

There is to be reliance on Site Notices together with the website and social media. Where required by legislation, adverts will continue to be placed in the local newspaper

This change will not affect how the Council notify statutory bodies such as Town and Parish Councils.

For more details please visit: https://www.wealden.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-advice/update-on-how-we-notify-on-planning-applications/

Stacey Robins – Head of Planning and Environmental Services
Planning & Environmental Services, Wealden District Council
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