Category: Community

We remember Stephen Lucas and his family after hearing the sad news of the sudden and unexpected death of his wife, Revd Pauline Lucas, vicar of Kirdford with Plaistow & Ifold. ( West Sussex). Pauline died on Good Friday.  Although this news is belated it is important that we do […]

Seahaven FM superstar

Seahaven FM is sending a massive congratulations to Ryan Millns, who this morning at 7am became the first radio presenter ever to present on 24 Radio Stations In 24 Hours! He has currently raised over £1,400 for the NHS. You can still donate by clicking Ryan-Millns What a Fantastic achievement! Well […]

Council ‘leads from the front’ with Covid-19 response

Cabinet councillors were today (May 7) updated about Lewes District Council’s rapid and far-reaching response to the pandemic at its first ‘remote’ meeting since the Covid-19 outbreak.   The Co-operative Alliance welcomed the raft of council schemes that were speedily implemented with positive impacts for residents and businesses, such as setting up a community hub to distribute thousands of food parcels to vulnerable people, writing to every resident in […]

Ve Day 75

In 1945, after six long years, people came together to celebrate the end of fighting in Europe. Seventy-five years on we can’t hold street parties with family or friends to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, those who returned home, and all who fought on the Home Front. But […]

Domestic abuse – you are not alone

Following the Government guidance and staying at home isn’t easy for anyone, but it is particularly difficult if you are living with an abuser. The stay-at-home instruction does not apply if you need to leave home to escape domestic abuse. These strange circumstances can increase the risk of harm. Survivors […]

Celebrate VE Day at home, urges council

ewes District Council is encouraging people to stay safe at home for celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday (May 8).  With social distancing measures in place, residents are urged to mark to the historical moment with activities at home and online instead.  Councillor Stephen Gauntlett, Chair of Lewes District Council, said: “While celebrations are not as initially planned, this year’s 75th anniversary of VE Day seems all the […]

Local Lockdown Lowdown for Wednesday 29 April 2020

1) From Lewes District Council –The new ‘one-stop’ website of local businesses is open at the following web address: can filter results by supplier type and by local area. 2) Government loans for small businesses –The government will cover the interest and the administration costs of their Bounce back […]

Lewes District Council Leaders push for local teams to stop covid19 spread in its tracks

“Local knowledge” could stop coronavirus spread in our communities Co-operative Alliance Leaders at Lewes District Council  says that the success of government plans to track and trace coronavirus in the community will be influenced by the “local knowledge and insights” of the people undertaking the work. Zoe Nicholson, Leader of […]

Local Lockdown Lowdown for Tuesday 28 April 2020

1) From Lewes District Council –Limit the spread of Coronavirus by leaving the house only when it is essential. More guidance on what is considered essential, and how to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus at: of social media messages today reminding us of the website FAQs:…/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can… 2) Particular focus on […]

New ‘one-stop’ delivery website promotes local food firms

Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils have launched a new website to showcase the wide array of local food and drink businesses offering deliveries in response to the Covid-19 crisis.  With demand rocketing as people stay at home, some businesses have diversified by transforming their premises into a community shop with a delivery option while others have scaled up their takeaway service.  The councils’ […]

Thank You To the Public and Businesses and Volunteers For Your Support In the Ongoing Ppe Appeal

Huge thanks have been paid to members of the public, businesses and volunteers who have supported Sussex key workers in accessing essential personal protective equipment (PPE) to tackle COVID-19. The Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF) is responsible for co-ordinating the response to COVID-19 alongside emergency services, local authorities, health and other agencies. The […]


Pubs will re-open for customer collection and delivery A national initiative to save our beloved pubs Supported by Fever-Tree, Sipsmith, Tyrrell’s Crisps and Brakes Government support currently being discussed is now live. A COVID-19 not for profit initiative, it will potentially connect thousands of pubs with millions of customers who […]

Community Profile

Here is some news from this very worthy volunteer group that they would like to share with us:- “We have been contacted by phone or online nearly 550 times over the last 10 days. Some will have been making contact to volunteer, but the rest are either a phone call […]

Does your business have stocks of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which could help in the fight against COVID-19?

Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF), which brings together public service agencies in responding to COVID-19, is appealing to businesses for vital personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to help protect frontline workers delivering essential services to Sussex residents during COVID-19. As the nation faces unprecedented demand for PPE, there is a very […]