Wealden Local Strategic Partnership, Hailsham
Description Wealden Local Strategic Partnership, Hailsham
Access to lifelong learning, education and skills training to allow Wealden residents to fulfil their potential; a broad range of opportunities to improve quality of life, health and well-being, including sport, leisure, recreation and the arts; a prosperous and sustainable local economy that is dynamic, flexible and maintains the environmental qualities of the area; residents and visitors to Wealden are confident of their safety and free from the fear of crime; improved accessibility for all and reduce the impact of traffic on people and places.
Introducing Wealden Covering 323 square miles, Wealden is the largest district in East Sussex, and is home to some 148, 900 people. Half the population live in five main towns: Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield, Polegate and Uckfield. The rest live in villages and hamlets in some of the most attractive countryside in the South of England. With two-thirds of the district covered by the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the South Downs National Park, as well as 34 conservation areas and over 2, 500 listed buildings, Wealden has to place a high value on protecting the countryside. This is reflected in the Council's Planning Policies and Sustainability Strategy .
Wealden had 7, 390 businesses in 2012. Small and micro businesses form a fundamental part of the Wealden economy with 76% of businesses in Wealden employing less than four people. The Public Administration, Education and Health sector is the largest (2011) employing 26% of the workforce, followed by the Wholesale and retail trade (repair of motor vehicles) with 18. Area Wealden is classified as one of the most rural districts in England.
Wealden places a high value on protecting the countryside, with two-thirds of the district covered by the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the South Downs National Park, as well as 34 conservation areas, over 2, 500 listed buildings and the largest amount of ancient woodland of any district in the country. The Council is a member of SPARSE Rural and the Rural Services Network. They have comprehensively profiled facts and figures about Wealden (external link) and other rural district and county areas. Wealden District Council Location and Boundary Population (2011 Census data) Crowborough - 20, 951 Hailsham - 20, 436 Heathfield - 11, 913 Polegate - 7, 655 Uckfield - 14, 493 Population density (2011): 1.78 people per hectare (South East average 4.5 people per hectare) Gender and Age (2011) Males by age group Percent of population who are male age…
Keywords:Voluntary Sector, Community, Private, Environment, Consultation, Partnership, Public, Profiles, Strategic
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