Month: September 2020

New chapter for former UTC building to bring Newhaven jobs and growth

Cabinet councillors have today (Thurs, Sep 24) agreed to drive ahead with ambitious plans for the former UTC building which will create jobs and further boost Newhaven’s economic growth.   This comes after the government announced £1.3million towards Lewes District Council’s redevelopment of the landmark last month through the Getting Building Fund, and […]

Deputy Leader calls on Secretary of State to ‘step up and fulfil his commitment to local government’

Cabinet councillors at Lewes District Council have today (24/9/20) endorsed the authority’s medium-term financial strategy (MTFS) and appealed to the Secretary of State for Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, to ‘step up and fulfil his commitment to local government’.  Robert Jenrick assured councils back in March that the extra local spending needed in response […]

Wildflowers buzzing with bees in Lewes

Wildflowers at Southover Grange Gardens in Lewes are attracting creatures great and small with people as well as bees and insects enjoying the colourful blooms.   Lewes District Council has prioritised the planting of wildflowers in order to increase local biodversity and encourage pollinator species to flourish. The shortage of bedding plants during Covid-19 has provided even more of an opportunity to expand wildflower planting.   The council’s ecologist spotted […]

East Sussex Councils to receive £964,300 to prevent people at risk of homelessness ending up on the streets

            £105 million extra funding for councils to prevent vulnerable people supported during the pandemic ending up on the streets •             Council to receive £964,300.00 to support vulnerable people across district •             First 3,300 of 6,000 planned new homes for rough sleepers to be delivered by end of the year […]

Bin collection consultation to launch as recycling rate ”at standstill”

Cabinet councillors last night (Wed,Sept 16) agreed to launch a 12-week consultation on ways to improve Eastbourne’s recycling performance.The town’s recycling rate for household waste has stagnated – at 35.2% for 2018/19 and provisionally expected to be 34.88% for 2019/20 – while the national target this year is 50%, increasing […]

Joint Press Release – National Education Union and Hands Off Peacehaven Schools

We need to come together and make our voices heard”– Angry parents re-launch campaign to save Peacehaven primaries from academisation Parents of Peacehaven Heights and Telscombe Cliffs primary schools in East Sussex have re-launched their campaign to save the schools from academisation. This follows the replacement of the governing bodies […]


Premium Bonds paper prize cheques will be phased out from December 2020. Premium Bonds holders that still receive paper warrants need to take action to ensure they continue to automatically receive payment of their prizes. Customers can also choose to have prizes reinvested into more Premium Bonds, giving them more chances of winning prizes in future draws. Customers will receive […]


Self-isolation. Social distancing. Furlough. Coronavirus. Lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on so many aspects of our lives, including our vocabulary. Not only have these ‘unprecedented’ times reintroduced words into our everyday arsenal that we would only occasionally use before, thanks to their sudden increase in use across […]