Month: August 2020

Green Homes Grant

From next month, the new £2 billion Green Homes Grant will part fund low carbon home improvements for over 600,000 homes however, only registered installers can carry out the work. To take part, all tradespeople must register with TrustMark – the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme giving homeowners reassurance that businesses […]

Culture Recovery Fund

For the latest funding streams available under the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund visit here www.gov.uk/guidance/funding-available-through-the-culture-recovery-fund. It includes the Culture Recovery Fund: Grants scheme administered by the Arts Council England. You can apply for this fund if you are a cultural organisation who is at imminent risk of failure. Round two […]

There are countless reasons why we should Love Eastbourne, but one of the favourites? The endless opportunities for family fun!

From rockpooling on sunny beaches and exploring the South Downs National Park to making furry friends at our local wildlife parks and burning off excess energy at the town’s numerous adventure parks – there is something for everyone. And the best news is… Eastbourne tourism have got a family holiday to giveaway! Enter now to be […]

Maria Caulfield MP supports steps to bring key industries closer to trade negotiations

•             Department for International Trade (DIT) steps up engagement with British industry and farmers as UK trade negotiations intensify •             Eleven new trade advisory groups, covering a range of key sectors, established to provide knowledge and experience •             Insight and expertise of top business people being used to inform UK […]

Climate emergency: Sustainable Business Partnership and 3VA to lead Community Forum

Lewes District Council has appointed the Sustainable Business Partnership Community Interest Company (CIC) and 3VA to lead the Lewes District Council Climate Forum. Designed to enable district-wide ownership of the climate emergency, it is hoped the forum will help focus climate and sustainability issues in the district and provide support […]

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you see or hear anything the police need to know about, or have any information about any incident please contact them online, or call 101. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org You can also visit the website at www.sussex.police.uk where you can find […]

Is your business COVID-Ready?

Eastbourne’s  COVID-Ready quality scheme covers accommodation, restaurants, outdoor attractions and more, and is designed to provide all the latest guidance and support for your business following the coronavirus outbreak, while also reassuring customers that their visit will meet the highest safety standards. The self-certified scheme has been created in partnership with the Eastbourne Hospitality Association, Visit […]

Seaford Health Hub unlikely at Downs site

Lewes District Council has pledged to continue to support health bodies to identify new GP premises in Seaford following a viability study of the Dane Road site in the town centre.   Earlier this year, the council decided that plans for a new health hub at The Downs site in Seaford could not proceed unless it was demonstrated that there was no way to deliver new GP premises […]

Sussex Police are urging people to be wary of software scams after the Force has received 77 reports from vulnerable victims so far this year with losses totalling £154,454. The average loss has been around £2,000.

The scam typically involves the victim being told they have been hacked or their computer has a virus. They’re advised they need to install software, pay money or hand over details to protect their device from further damage.  A 60-year-old woman in Brighton was contacted by a man purporting to […]

A meeting of the Planning & Highways Committee will be held via Zoom on Thursday 27th August 2020 commencing at 7.00pm

Planning ApplicationsApplications received week commencing 2nd August 2020LW/20/0508 14 Corsica Close – Addition of a ‘cube’ open veranda to the rear elevation ofthe property in the private garden for Mr and Mrs BroomanLW/20/0394 Cranford Alfriston Road – Erection of front extension for Mr S DannLW/20/0464 Malvern House Alfriston Road – […]

Lewes District Council has appointed the Sustainable Business Partnership Community Interest Company (CIC) and 3VA to lead the Lewes District Community Climate Forum.

Designed to enable district-wide ownership of the climate emergency, it is hoped the forum will help focus climate and sustainability issues in the district and provide support to individuals and groups to develop solutions in their communities. The Sustainable Business Partnership CIC and 3VA bring essential expertise and experience in […]

Florist scoops £2,500 to grow budding new business

An entrepreneurial florist has won £2,500 towards her new business start-up in the first ever ‘virtual’ final of the Local Enterprise and Apprenticeship Platform (LEAP) annual award.   Clare Smith beat the other finalists who all had to present their business plans to a panel of judges in a Dragon’s Den-style competition, which was held online this year due […]

COUNTY COUNCIL SAY NO TO CYCLING AND WALKING IMPROVEMENTS IN LEWES DISTRICT

Councillor ‘in despair’ at ‘bewildering decision’ Councillors at Lewes District Council are ‘in despair’ after East Sussex County Council decided to pull all their support for government-funded improvements to Lewes district’s cycling and walking infrastructure. The government emergency active travel fund was announced in May in response to the increase in […]

CALLS FOR GREATER PROTECTION OF SHOPWORKERS AS ABUSE DOUBLES DURING PANDEMIC

·       Reported cases of shopworker abuse have doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, retail workers were abused every fortnight on average in 2019 Despite government’s new measures, trade union Usdaw has launched a petition for new legislation to protect retail staff Mandatory facemasks and coverings have caused an increase in abusive and […]