Author: Peter Longden

Lewes and Seahaven Local Meetings

Community Meetings (socially Distanced) The Police would like to meet youJoin them on Tuesday 15th June from 10am to 2pm, where the engagement van and your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be parked up in Dane Rd near Morrisons in Seaford. Join themon the 17th June from 1-5 pm, where the engagement […]

A summer campaign to crack down on drink and drug-drivers kicked off on Friday 11 June in conjunction with the Euro 2020 football tournament. Both Surrey Police and Sussex Police will deploy increased resources to tackle one of the five most common causes of fatal and serious injury collisions on […]

Your Town Engineers

The new owner and developer of the North Street Quarter, Human Nature, has provided students from East Sussex College, Lewes with the opportunity to come up with ideas for the redevelopment of parts of the area (which they are calling the ‘Phoenix’ site) as part of a virtual work experience […]


Leigh Curtis, Executive Director of Service Delivery for life-saving charity Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021, receiving an MBE for services to the Air Ambulance Service particularly during Covid-19. Leigh, who is a state registered paramedic, joined KSS in 2007 having worked […]

Council boost for social enterprises start-ups in Lewes district

Cabinet councillors on June 10 approved £20,000 to develop schemes that encourage new social enterprises to start up in Lewes district.   The move is part of Lewes District Council’s community wealth building strategy which aims to keep as much wealth as possible in the local economy through the creation of new local jobs and new locally owned enterprise, to ensure a sustainable future.   Cabinet also agreed to fund a two-year fixed term post […]

Consultation on council plan to help people struggling financially

A consultation is being launched over Lewes District Council’s proposal to increase support for low-income families and people in financial difficulty.   Cabinet councillors on Thursday, June 10 agreed to move ahead with plans to consult on a new scheme for 2022/23 that would reduce council tax bills for the worst-off working-age people or those on the lowest incomes in the district.  It would also remove the minimum income […]

Sea cadets set sail with help from councillors

Sovereign ward councillors have donated £250 to youth charity Eastbourne Sea Cadet Corps towards replacing dinghy sails for use in training sessions. They approved the application made through Eastbourne Borough Council’s Devolved Budget. Elsewhere in Meads, ward councillors recently awarded £1,000 through the scheme to Seven Sisters Camera Club –  […]

Talland Parade Position Statement

Residents will be aware of the long-standing eyesore at Talland Parade caused by the extensive scaffolding surrounding the abandoned construction site. The last position statement on the issue was posted in October 2018. This statement will update residents on developments and actions since that time. Continuous efforts have been made […]

Seaford Community Meeting

Seaford residents (outdoor socially distanced community meeting) Join the Police on Tuesday 15th June from 10am to 2pm, where their engagement van and your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be parked up in Dane Rd near Morrisons to speak to residents about local issues, and offer crime prevention advice and support. […]

Fraud Newsletter – June 2021

Here is a newsletter from the Police remindinding us that fraud and crime doesn’t go away:- “Each month we see many incidents of fraudsters targeting our residents in an attempt to defraud them. We’re working hard to prevent this and support vulnerable victims of fraud or scams. By following our […]

Boot Fair this Sunday 6th June

Stalls and Stallholders 1.     The number of stalls will be limited to 70.  Manning of each stall will be restricted to 2 people (including children). 2.     Stallholders are advised to bring their own hand sanitizer and make it available to members of the public. 3.     All stallholders, stallholder’s family and/or friends are required […]

Latest update

The main points from this week’s national influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report are: Surveillance indicators suggest that at a national level, COVID-19 activity increased in week 21 of 2021. Case rates have increased or stayed level across all age groups. The biggest increase has been seen in those aged 10 to 29. […]

Council removes more than two tonnes of litter from A27

Lewes District Council cleared 2.25 tonnes of litter and 17.5 tonnes of vegetation and soil blocking roadside drains from a 10km stretch of the A27 over four nights last week.  The council’s Environment First team worked between the Beddingham Roundabout and the Falmer slip road in stages from 9pm to 6am Monday to Thursday.  Energy drink cans, disposable coffee cups and contractor debris […]