Month: November 2020

An Eastbourne visitor attraction is inviting nominated Covid heroes and charities to join a special film screening

Sharnfold Farm, situated on the Hailsham Road between Eastbourne and Stone Cross, is hosting its Farmyard Cinema: Festive Fun on the Farm event between December 4-23. The event is billed to ‘take you on a magical and Covid secure festive adventure like no other.    Donna Bull from Kent Entertainments […]

Action Fraud scam watch

Did you know scams cost the UK economy £5-£10 Billion a year, with over 50% of people over 65 having already been targeted by scams; and only 5% of all scams reported? This week’s scam and fraud warnings from Action Fraud: With more stores reopening, and online shopping slots becoming […]

Surge In Online Shopping Fraud

Reports of online shopping fraud have surged by 30% over the pandemic as many of us continue to shop online in light of current restrictions. Figures from Action Fraud show that criminals conned 17,407 shoppers out of almost £13.5 million over the Christmas period last year, an increase of over 20% when compared to […]

Festive campaigns to support independent shops in Lewes and Newhaven

People are being encouraged to support independent shops in Lewes and Newhaven this Christmas with the launch of two campaigns that celebrate the ‘quality and diversity’ on offer.  Visit Lewes has joined forces with the Lewes Pound, Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Lewes High Street Traders Association to run the Shop Independent at Christmas campaign.  In Newhaven, the campaign is being […]

Lewes District Council calls on Lewes MP to oppose government planning reforms

Lewes District Council has supported a motion calling on Maria Caulfield, MP for Lewes, to oppose the government’s proposed planning reforms. Councillor Robert Banks, ward councillor for Plumpton, East Chiltington, Streat and St John Without, brought the motion at Full Council on 23rd November. Councillor Banks said: “The cross-party opposition […]

Free business support programme for heritage organisations Heritage Compass is a a brand-new business support programme which will help 150 small and medium-sized heritage organisations from across England to grow and sustain their businesses. Over two years, the programme will be offering tailored training, mentoring, peer learning and strategy development, […]

Made in Eastbourne

Caroline Ansell MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon and the Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to provide a Directory of goods and services that are ‘Made in Eastbourne’. The Directory is an opportunity for small and micro Eastbourne businesses, crafters, makers and creators to showcase their goods and for buyers […]

Council extends orders to prevent anti-social behaviour

Lewes District Council has renewed two Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) to prevent street drinking and dog fouling.  PSPOs are measures councils can use to protect the community from anti-social behaviour and they restrict what people can do in specific areas.  The two orders, which were put in place in 2017 for three years, were due to expire this month unless renewed. […]

Escape to the Country

Multidisciplinary architecture and planning firm Urbanist Architecture has reported a surge in enquiries for homes in the countryside, a trend seen as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis, with the practice seeing a 65 per cent increase compared to Quarter 4 of 2019. The London-based practice is renowned for helping its […]

Sussex Police has opened recruitment for the third time this year, as part of its push to drive up officer numbers by 2022.

To apply click here. During this round of recruitment, the final opportunity for this year, applications will be sought for cohorts to join the force in late 2021 as part of a three-year programme where they will study for a degree in professional policing practice while undertaking their training. The […]

Maria Caulfield MP welcomes funding boost for rape and domestic abuse support

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed funding increases to support victims of rape and domestic abuse, including funding specifically for Sussex. Nearly £11 million will go towards a range of services offering practical and emotional help – allowing organisations to recruit more staff, adapt to remote counselling methods during the pandemic […]

Green Homes Grant

Wrap up your home this winter Make your home warmer and your energy bills cheaper with a Green Homes Grant.  Homeowners in England, including landlords, can get up to £5,000 to pay part of the cost of energy saving measures like insulation. Low income households can get 100% of the […]