Category: Community

21st Birthday Bash

The Hillcrest Community Centre held a grand celebration on Sunday 21st July to celebrate its 21st birthday. Twenty-one years ago, a campaign by the local community saved the building from demolition to provide a community centre for Newhaven and the surrounding area. Surviving locals who spearheaded the campaign include Joan […]

Community SpeedWatch seeks new volunteers

Are you concerned about speeding and antisocial driving in your area, and have a few hours to spare each week? Community SpeedWatch (CSW) is once again recruiting volunteers for Sussex. We are looking for volunteer coordinators and operators in all areas including Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Woodingdean, Rottingdean, Lewes and Eastbourne. […]

Seaford Mayor’s Summer Reception

Newly elected Seaford Mayor, Councillor Nazish Adil, hosted her Summer Civic Reception to help promote her charitable causes whilst in her term in office on Wednesday 17th July. The chosen charities are ‘The Youth Counselling Project’ and the Down Syndrome Development Trust, both based in Seaford. The event was held […]

Really Want to Hurt Me

June-October2019 Shortlisted for the BrightonFringe Award for Excellence and following sold-out dates in London and Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Really Want to Hurt Me now embarks on a UK tour. This dark hit comedy from Flaming Theatre is about growing up gay in the ’80s featuring dance sequences and a soundtrack […]


With the Summer finally starting to show itself, and lighter evenings there will be an increase of parties across the district; often noise/music related incidents are best dealt with other local authorities such as Environmental Health, or local Councils; if the situation feels like it may get heated or violent […]


We all know St. Leonards Church as the centre point of Seaford but something extraordinary took place last Sunday 23rd June. Five couples from the Congregation noticed that their Golden Wedding Anniversaries all fell within one month so to mark this extraordinary coincidence a Golden Wedding party was held in […]


Local special school, Chailey Heritage has been called “an inspiring school that consistently develops and implements provision to meet pupils’ special educational needs” in its Ofsted inspection that rated the School and facilities as “Outstanding” for the fourth time running. Praising the “strong senior leadership team and staff that are […]

Thank You To All Volunteers

National Volunteers’ Week celebrates the wonderful contribution of volunteers across Britain and is an ideal opportunity to thank volunteers for the hard work they have delivered over the last year. This week they are showcasing some great volunteers and their contribution whether they are Special Constables, police staff volunteers or […]

Newhaven pumped about new track

Newhaven’s impressive new pumptrack is now open and proving hugely popular, while work is well underway on the adjoining skatepark. The newly-built pumptrack at Fort Road Recreation Ground has attracted BMXers, mountain bikers, scooter riders and skateboarders from across the region since its recent opening. Once the skatepark is completed […]

Safety In Action Day, Newhaven Fort.

Lewes Prevention Officers, joined Sussex Safer Roads Partnerships this week in Newhaven, at the ‘Safety In Action’ days held at Newhaven Fort. Aimed at children, the project set out to teach young generations how to deal with, or avoid life-threatening situations, through informative and fun interactive activities. Police officers joined […]

Open Doors…

PCSO Collins PCSO Fenn attended Lewes Open Doors this week to meet volunteers who support the local street community. Open Doors is a drop in, between 1300-1500 every day where members of the street community can access warm food & drink, wash, and get clean clothes, and also be signposted […]