Day: 14 May 2020

A message from the leaders of the Co-operative Alliance on Lewes District Council, Cllr Zoe Nicholson, Cllr James MacCleary, Cllr Chris Collier and Cllr Steve Saunders

Some words of gratitude have been received:- “We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all our residents.  Thanks is owed, for the way local people have responded to the restrictions placed on them since the lockdown was announced on March 23. We know the last eight weeks have […]

Free delivery of caddy liners promotes food recycling during pandemic

Lewes District Council is introducing free delivery of compostable liners to encourage residents to continue recycling their leftover food during the Covid-19 crisis.  While free compostable liners for food waste have long been available to residents, these had to be collected from locations across the district such as council offices or tourist information centres.  With these pick-up locations currently closed and vulnerable residents unable to leave their homes to […]

Council waste team praised for extra clean-ups

Lewes District Council’s street cleansing crews have gone into overdrive during lockdown taking on extra duties to keep the district looking its best.  The Environment First team has extended its rounds into areas the council is not responsible for cleaning, to ensure people can enjoy clean and litter free surroundings when they go out for exercise.  Councillor Julie Carr, Cabinet member […]

Furlough scheme extended

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October. Furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500 a month. From the start of August, furloughed workers will be able to return to work part-time with employers being […]