Category: Community

New lockdown announced

From the start of Thursday 5th November new lockdown restrictions come into force meaning you must stay home as much as possible, although schools and colleges will remain open. Pubs, bars and restaurants will be limited to takeaway service only. Gyms, hairdressing and nail salons will have to close. Churches […]

Lewes District Council gives £7,000 boost to Marcus Rashford campaign

Lewes District Council will give £7,000 to selected charities and community organisations in the district that are supporting Marcus Rashford’s campaign for free meals for children during the school holidays. Councillor Johnny Denis (pictured), Cabinet Member for Communities and Customers, said: “Many people in the public eye make contributions of […]

Council Chair celebrates ‘exceptional commitment’ within waste service team

Unsung heroes’ from Lewes District Council’s waste services team were singled out for praise by senior councillors who visited the Newhaven depot in Robinson Road.  During the visit last Thursday (Oct 22), Councillor Adrian Ross, Council Chair, and Councillor Julie Carr, Cabinet member for Recycling, Waste and Open Spaces, thanked all Environment First staff for their hard work in keeping the district clean and bins emptied, especially during the pandemic.   They also commended five staff who […]

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 […]

Seaford Museum

Seaford Museum is open today! Normal winter opening hours have resumed, Saturday and Sunday 11am until 4pm. In order to keep as “Covid Secure” as possible they have introduced a one way system, provided hand sanitation points, have track and trace procedures in place,and will only accept card payments, no […]

Soapy September Success!

Havens Community Hub, based in Denton, collected over £300 of goods in their ‘Soapy September’ campaign which have been donated to local food banks including soaps, toothpaste/brushes, sanitary products and non-perishable food items.“People experiencing food insecurity may also have problems accessing other essential daily living products” said Paula Woolven, Hub […]

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 […]