Notice of Elections 2023 
For District and Town Wards

On 20 March 2023, Wealden District Council’s Elections Team published the Notice of Election for District wards and parish and town council wards within Wealden District. These notices advise how many seats are available within each ward area for the district council elections and town council elections on 4 May 2023.

Wealden District Council issued a press release on the forthcoming elections on 21 March 2023.

Notice of Election for District Wards

Notice of Election for Parish and Town Wards

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Are you interested in becoming a councillor?

Do you know what the different local authorities look after?
Here in Uckfield there are three tiers of local government – East Sussex County Council, Wealden District Council and Uckfield Town Council.
Key service areas and responsibilities for each authority

In addition to the day to day running of the Town Council’s facilities, you can find out more about the Town Council’s key projects and aspirations over the next five years in the Strategic Plan 2023-28

The Town Council’s Property Asset Management Plan 2023-28 provides details of the council’s asset portfolio.

The Town Council has 15 seats, which are up for election every four years.

The positions of Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor are elected by the Town Councillors each year at the start of the annual statutory meeting of Full Council which takes place in May.

All Town Councillors meet in the format of Full Council at least six times a year, and the town council’s three main standing committees, are:
• General Purposes Committee (9 members)
• Environment and Leisure Committee (9 members)
• Plans Committee (7 members)
We also have two sub-committees responsible for dealing with specific matters related to personnel and finance.

Terms of reference for these committees can be found here.

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