Month: July 2020

Maria Caulfield MP welcomes £893,366 in additional Government funding to crack down on burglary and theft in local crime hotspots

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed the announcement that Sussex Police will receive £893,366 in extra funding as part of the Government’s £25 million Safer Streets Fund – delivering on a key Conservative manifesto commitment. The Safer Streets Fund forms part of the Government’s concerted action to tackle crime, and aims […]

Time running out for Lewes district businesses to apply for Covid-19 support grants

Lewes District Council is issuing a final call for local businesses to access Covid-19 support grants as next month’s closure date nears, with £21.7m so far paid out.   The council has paid grants to 81% of all eligible small or retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in Lewes, equating to 1,763 firms.  The Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grant Fund will close on […]

Maria Caulfield MP urges Seaford residents to join Seaford Football Club local discount scheme

Maria Caulfield MP is urging residents in Seaford to support their local football club and local businesses by joining the new local community discount card scheme. The Seaford MP joined Seaford Town FC to launch the Community Card and handed out awards to players, alongside Seaford Town Mayor, Cllr Rodney […]

SEXISM IN THE (REMOTE) WORKPLACE

•       35% of female workers experienced at least one sexist workplace demand since lockdown started •       60% of female workers didn’t report inappropriate requests to HR •       25% of female workers targeted with these comments have upped their beauty regime,  fearing a negative impact on their career Female workers have received sexist demands from […]

Free support for businesses on the high street

Save the High Street is offering free personalised COVID-19 recovery and resilience health-checks for local businesses. After completing an online survey you’ll receive: A Health-Check report and scores, highlighting risks and opportunities across your business. 6 top recommendations selected for you, each with step-by-step guides and other content. A telephone […]

Maria Caulfield MP holds virtual meeting with local farmers as part of the Meet Maria launch

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has meet virtually with farmers from across the Lewes constituency to discuss issues that are of concern to local agricultural industry. The Lewes constituency is made up of Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven, Polegate, and the surrounding villages. The attached photo shows Maria Caulfield MP meeting virtually with […]

A Beginners Guide to Butterflies

During the summer Sussex comes alive with butterflies. In a new series of free online courses, butterfly expert Michael Blencowe, will help you to identify the butterfly species found in Sussex and give you a fascinating insight into their amazing lifestyles. These short talks are free, but donations to support our […]

42 SUSTAINABLE ACTIVITIES FOR A SUPER SUMMER

·       69% of parents feel that this year’s summer holidays will be harder than usual ·       54% of parents are keen to keep their kids entertained by exploring the outdoors ·       47% are considering new activities and they haven’t tried previously ·       Parents are concerned that watching TV and playing on game consoles will increase  […]

James MacCleary is the new leader of Lewes District Council

Councillor James MacCleary(pictured) has been elected the new Leader of Lewes District Council.  He has been deputy leader since the Co-operative Alliance took control of the council in July 2019.  The election of leader was contested by Councillor MacCleary (Liberal Democrat) and Councillor Isabelle Linington(Conservative).  Councillor MacCleary was elected by […]

Wild Coast Sussex – an exciting new project to connect coastal communities with their beautiful Sussex seas.

Sussex Wildlife Trust is delighted to have been awarded a grant of £528,600* by The National Lottery Heritage Fund for its Wild Coast Sussex Project thanks to money raised by National Lottery players. Wild Coast Sussex will inspire Sussex communities to care for the marine environment and enable them to protect their local coast and sea. Sussex […]