At the end of each calendar year the Town Council is required to set its priorities and budget for the next financial year. It prepares a number of documents which assist with planning for the following financial year and beyond.
These are presented to Full Council in January. The draft documents are published online for residents to make comments between the Full Council meetings in December and January and the feedback received is reported to members at their January Full Council meeting.
The Strategic Plan 2022-27, Annual Plan 2022/23, and Annual Budget 2022/23 were adopted by Uckfield Town Council at their meeting of the full Council on 17 January 2022. You can download or view the documents below:
Wealden District Council run a number of consultations throughout the year.
Over the winter months they consult residents on their proposals for their budget and medium term financial strategy. This consultation has now closed for the financial year 2022-23 and beyond, but for more opportunities to participate in consultations or activities organised by Wealden District Council, please visit:
East Sussex County Council (ESCC) regularly consult on their ‘Core Offer’. To help manage the financial pressures that the County Council are under, they have created a Core Offer of what can be provided in terms of services and what residents should expect from them.
As part of their planning for 2024/25, ESCC have an annual process of Reconciling Policy, Performance and Resources (RPPR). They are engaging the public in this process and have launched a survey to ask if residents agree with their priorities and how they split their spending, or if they have other suggestions and views on bridging the financial gap.
The quickest and easiest way to take the survey is online at: https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/governance-and-community-services/budget-and-priorities-for-east-sussex
Residents can also request the survey in other formats, either at their nearest library or by emailing email@example.com. The consultation closes on 10 December 2023.
If you are interested in keeping an eye on and participating in other consultations run by East Sussex County Council, please visit:
The Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner run frequent consultation with residents, in particular over the November/December period in the lead up to their budget setting to understand residents’ priorities with regard to community safety.
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne is inviting residents to provide their thoughts on policing priorities in a survey about the precept, the element of council tax which funds 41% of the Sussex Police budget.
This survey forms part of the year-round consultation which informs the PCC’s decision-making process on the Sussex Police budget and the precept
This consultation opens on Friday 2 December and closes on Tuesday 10 January 2023.
Find out more and complete the survey here
The Direction of Travel consultation is the first stage in Wealden DC’s engagement process and they were keen to hear our views at this early stage so they can understand what is important to the communities including residents, businesses, voluntary organisations and Town and Parish Councils, as well as partner organisations and stakeholders.
Within the consultation document they identified a number of key planning themes that they know they will need to address in the Local Plan. These themes include climate change, infrastructure, housing, the economy and employment, town centres, tourism, the natural environment, landscape, heritage and cultural assets, design and health and wellbeing.
The Wealden Local Plan consultation document can be found on the left hand side of the screen when you click into the below weblink. It is rather lengthy at 149 pages. The consultation period closed on 18 January 2021.
In December 2020, Uckfield Town Council appointed a small working group to work through the Local Plan Direction of Travel consultation. The members in this working group were Councillors K. Bedwell, J. Love, C. Macve and A. Smith.
Below you can download PDF files of the responses submitted (there was no response to Chapter 12):