Category: East Sussex

Council extends orders to prevent anti-social behaviour

Lewes District Council has renewed two Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) to prevent street drinking and dog fouling.  PSPOs are measures councils can use to protect the community from anti-social behaviour and they restrict what people can do in specific areas.  The two orders, which were put in place in 2017 for three years, were due to expire this month unless renewed. […]

Escape to the Country

Multidisciplinary architecture and planning firm Urbanist Architecture has reported a surge in enquiries for homes in the countryside, a trend seen as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis, with the practice seeing a 65 per cent increase compared to Quarter 4 of 2019. The London-based practice is renowned for helping its […]

Sussex Police has opened recruitment for the third time this year, as part of its push to drive up officer numbers by 2022.

To apply click here. During this round of recruitment, the final opportunity for this year, applications will be sought for cohorts to join the force in late 2021 as part of a three-year programme where they will study for a degree in professional policing practice while undertaking their training. The […]

Green Homes Grant

Wrap up your home this winter Make your home warmer and your energy bills cheaper with a Green Homes Grant.  Homeowners in England, including landlords, can get up to £5,000 to pay part of the cost of energy saving measures like insulation. Low income households can get 100% of the […]

Cost Efficient Electrification: The railway industry continues to meet the cost challenge of electrification through research

Research by the University of Sheffield, Furrer+Frey and Network Rail is helping to embed cost-efficient electrification in the UK’s rail network. After four years, two PhDs have been completed both focusing on different areas of cost-efficient electrification and improved reliability. New electrification is seen as an essential step to decarbonise […]

Lewes District Council: ‘deep misgivings’ about planning reforms

The consultation on the government’s planning reforms has drawn stinging criticism from Cabinet councillors at Lewes District Council today (12 November). The Cabinet report outlined the authority’s ‘deep misgivings’ on government proposals that would see the housing requirement for Lewes district nearly double, from 483 to 800 properties a year […]

YHA and Independent Hostels Guide join forces to lead the plea for government to support hostelling community through winter

The future of youth hostelling lies in the hands of local MPs. YHA (England & Wales) has joined voices with colleagues from across the independent hostels sector to lead the plea for MPs to add their signature to a tabled motion in Parliament. The motion asks the government for help to […]

British beavers face fragile future without public support and government leadership, says new film exploring reintroductions

Britain’s beavers could be major allies in tackling the climate and extinction crises – but without more public and government support face a fragile future, says Beaver Trust as it launches a new documentary film exploring the country’s relationship with the endangered but controversial species. The charity’s short film, Beavers […]

River Ouse is not a dumping ground’ people are told

Flytippers who throw old bicycles, shopping trollies or other items into the River Ouse are being warned they are causing pollution and potential flooding.  Lewes District Council and the Environment Agency are appealing to people to stop dumping objects in the river following a clear up by specialist contractors between Cliff Bridge and Willey’s Bridge earlier this […]

Going with the flow scoops countryside award

An innovative flood management scheme across the River Ouse catchment is among six Lewes district projects to win awards from the countryside charity, CPRE Sussex.  Sussex Flow Initiative (SFI) is a partnership between Sussex Wildlife Trust, the Woodland Trust and the Environment Agency with funding and support from Lewes District Council.  SFI works with landowners and local people to reduce flood risk within the River Ouse catchment area using natural defences such as trees, […]

INTERNATIONAL E-WASTE DAY

    A RECORD 53.6 MILLION METRIC TONNES OF E-WASTE WAS GENERATED LAST YEAR •      UK RANKED WORST OFFENDER FOR EXPORTING UNDOCUMENTED E-WASTE GOODS •      30% OF IT AND TELECOMS WORKERS DO NOT KNOW YOU CAN RECYCLE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT We are all being encouraged to be more eco-friendly and recycle as much as we […]

South Downs National Park Authority endorses Eastbourne’s Whole Estate Plan

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has given a ringing endorsement to Eastbourne Borough Council’s Whole Estate Plan. The 25-year environmental management plan focuses on the conservation of the downland and ensuring it has a sustainable future, including supporting the council’s tenant farmers. The plan has taken two years […]

Wildflowers buzzing with bees in Lewes

Wildflowers at Southover Grange Gardens in Lewes are attracting creatures great and small with people as well as bees and insects enjoying the colourful blooms.   Lewes District Council has prioritised the planting of wildflowers in order to increase local biodversity and encourage pollinator species to flourish. The shortage of bedding plants during Covid-19 has provided even more of an opportunity to expand wildflower planting.   The council’s ecologist spotted […]

Bin collection consultation to launch as recycling rate ”at standstill”

Cabinet councillors last night (Wed,Sept 16) agreed to launch a 12-week consultation on ways to improve Eastbourne’s recycling performance.The town’s recycling rate for household waste has stagnated – at 35.2% for 2018/19 and provisionally expected to be 34.88% for 2019/20 – while the national target this year is 50%, increasing […]