Year: 2020

Change to official school closure: Friday 18 December 2020 – The Lindfield School, Eastbourne

School: The Lindfield School, EastbourneClosed: Friday 18 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information:Update 15 December, 4.15pm: The planned Inset day on the 4th January is now cancelled and the 18th December will replace the 4th January as the Inset day. The School will now be open on the 4th January […]

Official school closure notification: Friday 18 December 2020 – St Catherine’s College, Eastbourne

School: St Catherine’s College, EastbournePartly closed: Friday 18 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: From Wednesday 16 December 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020 (inclusive), we will remain open as usual for Year 7 and 11 students only. Students in Years 8 and 10 will be required to work from […]

Official school closure notification: Thursday 17 December 2020 – St Catherine’s College, Eastbourne

School: St Catherine’s College, EastbournePartly closed: Thursday 17 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: From Wednesday 16 December 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020 (inclusive), we will remain open as usual for Year 7 and 11 students only. Students in Years 8 and 10 will be required to work from […]

Official school closure notification: Wednesday 16 December 2020 – Grove Park School, Crowborough

School: Grove Park School, CrowboroughUnique school code: 7021Partly closed: Wednesday 16 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: Secondary Phase Closed from Wednesday 16th December due to Covid-19 local arrangements. Primary and 6th form phases remain open For any queries regarding this notification, please contact CS Customer Relations: Email – cs.customerrelations@eastsussex.gov.uk Telephone […]

Official school closure notification: Wednesday 16 December 2020 – St Catherine’s College, Eastbourne

School: St Catherine’s College, EastbournePartly closed: Wednesday 16 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: From tomorrow, Wednesday 16 December 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020 (inclusive), we will remain open as usual for Year 7 and 11 students only. Students in Years 8 and 10 will be required to work […]

Official school closure notification: Wednesday 16 December 2020 – Rotherfield Primary School

School: Rotherfield Primary SchoolPartly closed: Wednesday 16 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: Our year 3 class are now isolating until Monday 21st December. Work will be set via SeeSaw For any queries regarding this notification, please contact CS Customer Relations: Email – cs.customerrelations@eastsussex.gov.uk Telephone – 0345 60 80 192.

Official school closure notification: Tuesday 15 December 2020 – Groombridge St Thomas’ Church Of England Primary School

School: Groombridge St Thomas’ Church Of England Primary SchoolUnique school code: 3332Partly closed: Tuesday 15 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: Year 6 Class Closed only until after Christmas Holidays For any queries regarding this notification, please contact CS Customer Relations: Email – cs.customerrelations@eastsussex.gov.uk Telephone – 0345 60 80 192.

Official school closure notification: Tuesday 15 December 2020 – Peacehaven Community School

School: Peacehaven Community SchoolPartly closed: Tuesday 15 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: Peacehaven Community School is closed to Year 9 and Year 10. We are open for Years 7, 8 and 11 to students with no symptoms of Covid-19. For any queries regarding this notification, please contact CS Customer […]

Official school closure notification: Monday 14 December 2020 – Churchwood Primary Academy, St Leonards-on-sea

School: Churchwood Primary Academy, St Leonards-on-seaUnique school code: 2148Closed: Monday 14 December 2020 until further notice as belowReason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: Churchwood Primary Academy will reopen on Tuesday 5th January 2021. For any queries regarding this notification, please contact CS Customer Relations: Email – cs.customerrelations@eastsussex.gov.uk Telephone – 0345 60 80 […]

Seaford Scam awareness

More concerning scams but it is important that defences don’t slip when we may be distracted. Officers from Seaford Neighbourhood Policing Team have been out all this week sharing advice, following a significant increase in fraud/scams being reported from Seaford and Seahaven residents. Scam police and bank callers is the […]

Free parking in Seaford

Seaford Town Council, in partnership with Lewes District Council, has secured free parking in West Street, Richmond Road, East Street and Saxon Lane car parks to support Seaford’s high street and encourage shopping local this Christmas.Free parking takes place over three weekends in December:5th & 6th December12th & 13th December19th & […]

Official school closure notification: Friday 11 December 2020 – St Leonards Church Of England Primary Academy, St Leonards-on-sea

School: St Leonards Church Of England Primary Academy, St Leonards-on-seaUnique school code: 2017Partly closed: Friday 11 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: Academy is closed on Friday 11th December for all children except for key worker children who need to book in on the App . Work will be placed […]

Local NHS Trusts to receive £14 million to upgrade and refurbish local hospitals

The Health Secretary has announced that hospital staff, patients and visitors in hospitals which are part of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust will benefit from refurbished wards, brand new electrics and upgraded ventilation systems. The Government has announced allocations of £600 million to tackle […]

Official school closure notification: Thursday 10 December 2020 – The Baird Primary Academy, Hastings

This is an official school closure notification School: The Baird Primary Academy, HastingsUnique school code: 2011Partly closed: Thursday 10 December 2020Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: They are closing for all pupils except those from keyworker families. For any queries regarding this notification, please contact CS Customer Relations: Email – cs.customerrelations@eastsussex.gov.uk Telephone […]

Council takes ‘decisive step’ to build community wealth in Lewes district

Cabinet councillors today (Thursday, December 10) agreed an ambitious action plan to build local wealth in the Lewes district based on recommendations from a national economic thinktank report.  Lewes District Council made a commitment to community wealth building (CWB) in its Corporate Plan adopted in February 2020 and commissioned the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) to undertake a study over the summer involving in-depth interviews with council staff and […]

Council offers financial lifeline to people suffering hardship

Lewes District Council will provide increased support to people in financial distress and on low incomes, Cabinet councillors agreed today (Thursday, December 10).  The Local Council Tax Reduction (LCTR) scheme for working-age people has been running since 2013 and awards a council tax reduction up to maximum of 80% of a person’s council tax liability and is means-tested.  […]

Council to sell minority share in North Street Quarter to Human Nature Deal is subject to planning permission being secured

Cabinet councillors at Lewes District Council have agreed to sell their minority share in the North Street Quarter site in Lewes to Human Nature, subject to the developer securing planning permission for the new scheme that it wants to bring forward. The decision follows the news last week that MAS […]

‘Got it’ card games make learning to read and spell fun at Christmas

 Got it Learning has launched a new range of fun, fast-paced card games for two to four players to help children learn to read and spell. Got it games give parents and carers a chance to enjoy playing with their children at home over Christmas, while boosting their reading and spelling. The games also develop concentration and social skills, keeping children engaged and giving […]

ESCAPE THE SOFA THIS DECEMBER!

The Congress MOVIE Theatre has a perfect option if you want to escape the sofa this December with a selection of movies including a week of Christmas favourites such as Home Alone, Nativity! and Elf from Friday 18 December and a mini-season of classic musicals including Greatest Showman and West Side Story on this week. Tickets priced at just £8 for adults and £5 […]

Local Lib Dems call for £1,000-a-year boost for over 1,500 carers in Lewes District

Local Lib Dem parliamentary spokesperson, James MacCleary, is calling on the Government to raise Carer’s Allowance by £1,000 a year, to help support 1,515 unpaid carers in Seaford, Newhaven, Lewes, Ringmer and the rest of Lewes District during the coronavirus pandemic. The party’s leader, Ed Davey ( pictured) who has […]

SUSSEX OPENS DROP-OFF SITES FOR CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX PROJECT

Locations across the region open today, ready to receive Christmas shoebox gifts lovingly packed up by residents throughout the national lockdown, this has all been made possible through Operation Christmas Child’s shoebox project. From today until Monday 14th December inclusive, many churches, businesses and organisations will collect shoeboxes ready to send […]