Day: 22 October 2020

Local Conservatives slammed for leaving children to go hungry during school holidays

On Wednesday evening (21/10/2020), the Conservative party, including Lewes MP Maria Caulfield, will vote against a motion in the House of Commons that would guarantee that all children in receipt of free school meals will continue to receive them during the upcoming school holidays. Commenting on the issue, James MacCleary, […]

Going with the flow scoops countryside award

An innovative flood management scheme across the River Ouse catchment is among six Lewes district projects to win awards from the countryside charity, CPRE Sussex.  Sussex Flow Initiative (SFI) is a partnership between Sussex Wildlife Trust, the Woodland Trust and the Environment Agency with funding and support from Lewes District Council.  SFI works with landowners and local people to reduce flood risk within the River Ouse catchment area using natural defences such as trees, […]


·       Health Secretary urges people to follow guidelines to protect themselves and others from the potentially debilitating long-term impact of COVID-19 ·       New film released today featuring stories of four people, one aged just 23, who are living with the long-term effects of the virus New data suggests long COVID affects around […]

Maria Caulfield MP urges local farmers to apply for productivity boosting grant

Maria Caulfield MP is urging local farmers in the Lewes constituency to apply for funding from the government’s £25 million Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme. Under the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme, farmers can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to buy new and innovative equipment – […]

Second recovery summit: Working together to support people affected by Covid-19 in Lewes district

The second recovery summit for Lewes district highlighted the importance of working together to create new jobs, a more skilled workforce and giving struggling people the support they need in the wake of Covid-19.  It was hosted online by Councillor Zoe Nicholson( pictured), Deputy Leader of Lewes District Council, on Wednesday (October 14) to bring together local businesses and voluntary and […]