Year: 2020

Official school closure notification: Monday 4 January 2021 – Grove Park School, Crowborough

School: Grove Park School, CrowboroughUnique school code: 7021Closed: Monday 4 January 2021Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: As per Government advice, school will be closed to pupils to enable staff to consider whether Grove Park can facilitate mass testing for pupils and staff. The school will also be updating specific arrangements […]

Seaford Town Council’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Position Statement

The Town Council has been regularly monitoring the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) bothlocally and nationally. Following the most recent announcement by the national Government to placeSeaford and the Lewes District (as well as many surrounding areas) into Tier Four with effect from00.01am Saturday 26th December 2020, the following arrangements are […]

Sheep killed in ‘horrific dog attack’ at Lewes beauty spot

Dog owners are being called upon to keep their pets on leads near sheep after one was brutally killed and two others were left injured at Landport Bottom Nature Reserve in Lewes.  Witnesses to the attack, which happened on December 3 or early the following morning, are urged to contact police.  The dead sheep had its throat ripped out, with bite marks confirming it […]

Official school closure notification: Monday 4 January 2021 – Priory School, Lewes

School: Priory School, LewesUnique school code: 4047Closed: Monday 4 January 2021Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: Monday 4 January is an INSET Day and the school is closed to all students. Thank you Priory School For any queries regarding this notification, please contact CS Customer Relations: Email – cs.customerrelations@eastsussex.gov.uk Telephone – 0345 […]

Council Chair’s festive card competition inspires ‘fantastic pictures’

Children at Western Road Community Primary School in Lewes have been getting creative to design a Christmas card for the Chair of Lewes District Council.   The competition launched by Councillor Adrian Ross had the subject ‘Nature in Winter’ to reflect his theme of office which is ‘A Green Recovery, Environmental Action and a Fair Society’.   All pupils were given the opportunity to participate during the […]

Bin collections over the coming days and Christmas holidays

Please remember that refuse and food waste collections will happen a day early next week but if your collection usually on Monday please put your bins out by 6am on Saturday 19 December.  For more information about bin collections over the Christmas period and festive recycling tips visit  www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/bins-waste-and-recycling/christmas-bin-collections-and-tree-recycling 

Official school closure notification: Friday 18 December 2020 – Peacehaven Community School

School: Peacehaven Community SchoolUnique school code: 4000Partly closed: Friday 18 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: School remains open for years 7,8 and 11. Years 9 and 10 should not attend school but complete their learning online. For any queries regarding this notification, please contact CS Customer Relations: Email – cs.customerrelations@eastsussex.gov.uk […]

James MacCleary urges Maria Caulfield MP to join calls for Chancellor to roll out more financial support

Liberal Democrats parliamentary spokesperson, James MacCleary (pictured), has condemned the Chancellor for failing to introduce a comprehensive plan to save jobs after it was revealed that over 2,500 people in Lewes District are currently on Universal Credit. Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine criticised Rishi Sunak’s “constant chop-and-change approach”, urging him to put in […]

Maria Caulfield MP welcomes National Lottery funding for projects in Lewes

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed National Lottery funding of almost half a million pounds to 16 projects across her Lewes constituency. Since 1st January, The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded over £650m raised by players of the National Lottery, supporting over 13,000 projects all over the country including £446,768 of […]

Change to official school closure: Friday 18 December 2020 – The Eastbourne Academy

There have been changes to the following school closure: School: The Eastbourne AcademyPartly closed: Friday 18 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: Early ClosureUpdate 16 December, 3.15pm: Closed to Y10 only For any queries regarding this notification, please contact CS Customer Relations: Email – cs.customerrelations@eastsussex.gov.uk Telephone – 0345 60 80 192.

Official school closure notification: Friday 18 December 2020 – St Thomas A Becket Catholic Primary School, Eastbourne

School: St Thomas A Becket Catholic Primary School, EastbourneClosed: Friday 18 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: INSET Day following government guidance For any queries regarding this notification, please contact CS Customer Relations: Email – cs.customerrelations@eastsussex.gov.uk Telephone – 0345 60 80 192.

New website launches to support local manufacturers

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council have launched a new website to promote local manufacturers. The new website – www.makelocal.info – showcases manufacturers across different sectors including food and beverage, plastics, chemical and pharmaceutical. Manufacturing is well represented across Lewes District and Eastbourne with a higher percentage of commercial space dedicated […]