Westham Village Conservation Group
Westham Village Conservation Group

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BARN DANCE being organised for 14th July 2018. See EVENTS page for updates.

We joined in the Great British Spring Clean on the 4th March 2018 with a litter pick of our own.

 Despite the rain, our intrepid team of volunteers carried out a litter pick around the village as part of The Great British Spring Clean held over the weekend. Huge thanks to all who turned up and braved the weather. You filled at least half a dozen big litter bags in under two hours, demonstrating just how much litter is scattered across our village, amongst which were the inevitable plastic bottles, beer cans, wine & beer bottles, plastic bags and fast food/takeaway food packaging.

 

Many thanks also to Wealden District Council for giving us an excellent litter-picking equipment pack, which we shall undoubtedly use for our next big litter-picking day, although it should be noted that some of our members regularly do litter-picking around the village on their own initiative quite frequently anyway.

 

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at Westham Village Conservation Group.

VILLAGE CHARACTER UNDER THREAT​

 
Wealden District Council wants to build 350 home in the village which is equivalent to all of the homes built there since the mid-1960s. It will involve the destruction of an historic lane which was used by the Romans and which, today, is used by visitors and residents as a recreational (walking, horse-riding, cycling) facility; it also forms part of the 1066 Route. There is no need for these homes, particularly since 650 news homes are in the process of being built in Stone Cross, which is less than one mile from the village centre. Presently, there are green spaces between the village and Stone Cross. Wealden's plans, if implemented, would effectectively join Westham to Stone Cross.
 
A careful scrutiny of the rationale underpinning Wealden's housing plans indicates that they have grossly inflated the housing requirement. One could be forgiven for assuming that they want to maximise the "New Homes Bonus" that is available from Central Government. In other words, it may be a case of "greed over need".
 
The main source of employment in the area is tourism. If Wealden District Council  gets its way, they will, effectively, be killing the goose that lays the golden egg

Please support us:

We are a community group run entirely by volunteers. We welcome any kind of support. If you would like to join the Westham Village Conservation Group, please contact the Membership Secretary.

 

 

 

 

In order to contact us:

Membership Secretary:

Mike Haffner

Tel:  01323 763484 

E-mail: info.wvcg@gmail.com

Or use our contact form on the 'Contact Us' page.

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