Month: April 2020

Update from Govia Thameslink Railway

We have receiceived a brief update on Govia Thameslink Railway. ” To support key workers, this week has seen the introduction of additional train services to support the workforce of a hospital disinfectant manufacturer in Billingshurst and additional early morning replacement bus services between Reigate and Redhill. Our timetable team […]

Greens from across 120 councils demand urgent funding for local authorities to tackle the coronavirus crisis

View Post Local authorities could lose up to half of spending power this year, letter warns Councillors call for more flexibility to decide on how to spend funding Sian Berry: “Our councils are stepping up but budgets are rapidly reaching breaking point” Green councillors from across the country have signed […]

Council delivering ‘millions of pounds’ in Covid-19 business grants

More than 800 small businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic applied to Lewes District Council for a financial lifeline in the first few days of its launch.  The council went live with its Covid-19 Business Grants portal last Thursday (April 9) and since then 806 business across the district have registered using the service, equating to £10.6m in grants.  The Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure […]

Does your business have stocks of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which could help in the fight against COVID-19?

Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF), which brings together public service agencies in responding to COVID-19, is appealing to businesses for vital personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to help protect frontline workers delivering essential services to Sussex residents during COVID-19. As the nation faces unprecedented demand for PPE, there is a very […]

Burwash Church Of England Primary School

Update 14 April, 8.19am: School is open today for children of Keyworkers Closed:Friday 8 May 2020 Reason:HolidayEarly May bank holiday (VE day) Closed:Monday 25 May 2020 to Friday 29 May 2020 Reason:Holiday Closed:Thursday 23 July 2020 to Monday 31 August 2020 Reason:Holiday Closed:Tuesday 1 September 2020 to Wednesday 2 September 2020 Reason:Holiday Closed:Thursday 3 September 2020 Reason:Inset day Subject to Covid – 19 […]


A support scheme for the payment of £10,000 or £25,000 grants to eligible local businesses went live this morning – Thursday 9 April 2020. The Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund were announced by the Chancellor in response to the acute challenges being faced by […]

Residents thank waste crews for ‘business as usual’ services

Hardworking council waste crews are being thanked by residents across Lewes district in helping to keep the country going during the pandemic.  Household, recycling, clinical and garden waste collections are operating as normal in Lewes district while some neighbouring authorities have suspended their garden waste pick-ups.  The only current change is there are no bulky waste collections at this time for items such as kitchen […]

Local businesses are being urged to ensure their premises are sufficiently protected during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Sussex Police believe there could be an increase in organised acquisitive crime across the county – including burglaries of business premises – and have increased police patrols and proactive targeting of known local criminals. Two men, charged with stealing £80,000 worth of stock from Currys PC World in Hove, were arrested after […]

Flytippers are warned council ‘remains vigilant’ during pandemic

 A woman whose rubbish was flytipped at a beauty spot in Lewes district has been fined £250.  Lewes District Council took action following a report by a resident that bundles of waste had been found dumped at Chailey Common on Tuesday, March 31.  Before clearing away the discarded pile of debris, the council’s Neighbourhood First team searched for evidence of the owner. They found correspondence addressed […]


·       43% of people in England live with at least one long standing health condition ·       Coronavirus can affect anyone, but people with pre-existing health problems and older people are thought to be at greater risk of developing severe symptoms ·       Small amounts of activity has shown to make a difference to overall […]