WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCILLORS A-Z
RED SKY AT NIGHT - A view looking from Herstmonceux Museum in East Sussex toward the village. A classic sunset of which we hope there will be many more. The old Generating Station just outside the village envelope of Herstmonceux, once provided electricity to the whole village. The industrial complex is a contender as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as the only surviving early example anywhere in the world, where battery storage was used for load-levelling, grid stabilization. A feature some 125 years ahead of its time. It is alleged that under the Conservatives grip of Wealden District Council, they kept this heritage asset deprived of any reasonable or beneficial use, by way of a deliberate agenda of attrition - contrary to their Duty of Care - to protect the historic built environment. For years near neighbours in Lime Park denied the history of this building, engaging in slanderous character assassination, with WDC, helping Peter and June Townley, and Henry Arnell (trading as Lime Park Estate Ltd) to acquire the historical premises at an undervalue, by refusing to accept the history attaching to the buildings. Procurement to order as described, to effect a change of ownership is illegal. Isn't it about time Wealden told the truth? For the benefit of the locality - and to save this heritage asset for generations to come.
In a staggering turnaround, the Conservative Party hold over Wealden was trounced during the May 2023 local elections. As you can see from the roster below, the Liberal Democrats have 13 seats, closely followed by the Green Party, with 11 seats. And then another blow came in the form of 11 Independent seats, with Labour bringing up the rear, with just 2 seats.
appears then that if Labour want to win at the next General Election,
they will have to do more to win over the public. At the moment, Prime
Sunack is under attack from rampant inflation that, according
speculators is beyond control. As of 22nd June 2023, the Bank of England is
said to be on track to kick interest rates up to their highest level in over 23 years in a bid to rein in inflation that is withstanding prior increases to borrowing costs, markets are betting.
At a more local level, the executive housebuilding stampede championed by Wealden's planners, makes the area less viable in terms of supporting essential workers on a low income. Those already built, overloading waste treatment capacity, leading to illegal discharges and fines for , while straining the capacity of reservoirs at Arlington, that may lead to issues similar to that where at Swindon Magistrates court on 30 May 2023, Wessex Water Services Limited was fined £280,000 plus a £190 victim surcharge. Costs of £21,656.60 were agreed out of court. WWS pleaded guilty to an offence under section 70 of the Water Industry Act 1991 for the supply of water unfit for human consumption.
In 2021, Southern Water
was fined a record £90 million having pleaded guilty to 51 offences reported to involve the release of between 16 and 21 billion of litres of raw sewage into sensitive marine environments.
All of these discharges come from planning consents for major housing developments, without the infrastructure to properly deal with the waste so generated. In our view, that makes those granting planning consents without first obtaining confirmation of additional treatment capacity to accompany the increase if effluence, just as guilty as the water companies committing these crimes.
It is much the same with potholes and dangerously rutted highways. The roads servicing the additional traffic from new-builds, are simply not up to the task.
WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCILLORS - LIBERAL PARTY MEMBERS IN 2023
WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCIL - GREEN PARTY MEMBERS IN 2023
WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCIL - INDEPENDENT PARTY MEMBERS IN 2023
WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCILLORS CONSERVATIVE PARTY MEMBERS IN 2023
WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCILLORS LABOUR PARTY MEMBERS IN 2023
COUNCILLORS SERVING IN 2017 INTO 2018
COUNCILLORS SERVING IN 2006 INTO 2008
GLOBAL WARMING - The Sun provides us with an infinite supply of energy upon which all life on earth depends. Our blue planet has experienced many climate changes in its history, including the ice age when amazing creatures such a the Dinosaurs and Mammoths suffered extinction. Man is artificially warming the planet by burning fossil fuels in some kind of economic arms race that cannot be sustained and must be brought under control if we are not to extinguish the lives of many more species such as the Polar Bears in the Arctic.
COUNCILLORS SERVING IN 2017 INTO 2018
COUNCILLORS SERVING IN 2006 - 2010