Category: Community

Cheers to the return of outdoor hospitality!

With 12 April fast approaching, bringing with it the next stage of the government’s roadmap and allowing outdoors hospitality to re-open, Eastbourne Council are supporting local businesses and making it easy for all wonderful residents and visitors to browse the outdoors hospitality on offer in Eastbourne. A directory of businesses offering alfresco dining, drinking […]

Finding time for creativity

If you are unemployed or furloughed due to COVID-19, you can register for Creative Futures free online creative workshops on creative and nature writing, photography, and life coaching. The first workshop starts today, but the workshops are being repeated and are scheduled to continue to June 2021. For more information […]

Labour selects local community campaigner as their candidate for Hollingdean and Stanmer by-election

The Labour Party have selected Leila Erin-Jenkins as their candidate for the upcoming Brighton and Hove City Council by-election in Hollingdean and Stanmer, following the resignation of popular Labour councillor Tracey Hill for family reasons.Leila is a local mum and community campaigner and explained why she is keen to retain the seat […]

Get a cab to your jab

Did you know that you can get a free return journey to your vaccination appointment if you have no other way of getting there? To book free travel please book your vaccination appointment first and then call 07871 603 235 to speak to a travel coordinator. The booking service is available between 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 Monday to Friday. […]

Voters urged to register in time to have their say in May

People in Lewes district will go to the polls on May 6 in elections for East Sussex County Council and the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.  There will be also be the following elections and referendums:    Chailey Neighbourhood planning referendum     Telscombe Town Council     Newhaven Town Council (Denton and South Wards only)     Seaford Town Council (East Ward and Sutton Wards)  Seaford East District Council     Seaford West […]

Dog Theft Survey

Neighbourhood Watch Network is supporting Sussex’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, who, in partnership with the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), has created an online survey designed to understand the public’s perception of dog theft, enforcement, and the prosecution of offenders. The survey includes a question seeking views […]

Census 2021

The Office for National Statistics will shortly be carrying out the Census 2021 across England and Wales. Census Day is Sunday 21st March. After this day census officers will be: knocking on doors following up non-responders, helping the public with queries. Letters from the census giving the Unique Access Code for online […]


Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA) are partnering withKempton House Day Centre in Peacehaven to host a weekly CommunitySupermarket, to be run and used by local residents.Peacehaven Community Supermarket will launch on Thursday March 18th 2021. Community Supermarkets operate as a membership scheme, on the principle that everyone should haveaccess to […]

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 […]