Access to Services in rural Wealden District

On Wednesday 17th June a workshop event exploring the issues around accessing services in the rural parts of Wealden District (East Sussex) was jointly organised and delivered at the Reid Hall in Wartling by Wealden Strategic Partnership, Action in rural Sussex and 3VA.

This event, facilitated by Jeremy Leggett the Chief Executive of Action in rural Sussex, attracted 40 attendees from a range of public and voluntary sector organisations including Wealden District Council, East Sussex County Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue, High Weald Lewes Havens CCG, Affinity Sutton, Federation of Small Businesses, STEPS, Home-Start East Sussex, Pub is the Hub, Furniture Now and elected members.

Speakers from Forest Row Parish Council, Rotherfield St Martin, Action in rural Sussex, Wealden District Council, Home Works, Citizens Advice Bureau and Heathfield Parish Council provided examples of projects that sought to improve the accessibility of services of those in rural and remote areas, especially for the vulnerable and those without cost-effective and convenient access to public and private transport.

Content from the case-studies together with other material are available on the Wealden Strategic Partnership Website (click here). More detail will be provided once the feedback from the event is discussed at the next Strategic Partnership meeting.

For more information on this event or the issues raised, please contact:

Teresa Gittins
Deputy Chief Executive/Head of Services
Tel: 01273 407306

“Supporting rural communities in Sussex to be vibrant and diverse places in which to live and work.”