Category: Community

Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds

A new initiative co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by the New Statesman and Daily Mirror aims to increase opportunities for aspiring writers and journalists from under-represented backgrounds. A WRITING CHANCE is a UK-wide programme, delivered by New Writing North and literature organisations nationally, with research from Northumbria […]

Deputy leader prioritises supporting residents, Covid recovery and climate action

The deputy leader of Lewes District Council has vowed to continue prioritising support for people who have been hit hardest by the pandemic and ‘not scaling back our ambition’ to tackle the climate crisis in the district’s recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.  The comments from Councillor Zoe Nicholson (pictured), who is also Cabinet member for Finance and Assets, came as a rise of less than 10p a week […]

New permit system for garden waste collections ‘improves efficiency’

Lewes District Council has introduced a new streamlined system for its garden waste collection service using bin permits, online payments and all renewals at the same time every year.  The cost remains £70 a year, equating to less than 20p per day.   Rather than asking people to renew their subscription on the anniversary of their sign-up date, the service will now run annually from April to the end of the following […]

Eastbourne’s Holocaust memorial online hub

22 January to 1 February Holocaust Memorial Day remembers the millions of people who suffered in the Holocaust and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.  Eastbourne is commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day by hosting an online hub from  22 January to1 February.  The online hub can be accessed at The hub contains  videos of poems, […]

Bin collections over the coming days and Christmas holidays

Please remember that refuse and food waste collections will happen a day early next week but if your collection usually on Monday please put your bins out by 6am on Saturday 19 December.  For more information about bin collections over the Christmas period and festive recycling tips visit 

James MacCleary urges Maria Caulfield MP to join calls for Chancellor to roll out more financial support

Liberal Democrats parliamentary spokesperson, James MacCleary (pictured), has condemned the Chancellor for failing to introduce a comprehensive plan to save jobs after it was revealed that over 2,500 people in Lewes District are currently on Universal Credit. Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine criticised Rishi Sunak’s “constant chop-and-change approach”, urging him to put in […]

Maria Caulfield MP welcomes National Lottery funding for projects in Lewes

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed National Lottery funding of almost half a million pounds to 16 projects across her Lewes constituency. Since 1st January, The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded over £650m raised by players of the National Lottery, supporting over 13,000 projects all over the country including £446,768 of […]


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 […]