Category: East Sussex

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 […]

Maria Caulfield’s pavement parking campaign a step closer to success

Maria Caulfield’s campaign to end problem pavement parking has taken a step closer to success as the government announced proposals to ban the practice. Parking on pavements disproportionately affects people with visual or mobility impairments, those assisted by guide dogs, and wheelchair and mobility scooter users. More than 95% of […]

Climate emergency: Sustainable Business Partnership and 3VA to lead Community Forum

Lewes District Council has appointed the Sustainable Business Partnership Community Interest Company (CIC) and 3VA to lead the Lewes District Council Climate Forum. Designed to enable district-wide ownership of the climate emergency, it is hoped the forum will help focus climate and sustainability issues in the district and provide support […]

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you see or hear anything the police need to know about, or have any information about any incident please contact them online, or call 101. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at You can also visit the website at where you can find […]

A Beginners Guide to Butterflies

During the summer Sussex comes alive with butterflies. In a new series of free online courses, butterfly expert Michael Blencowe, will help you to identify the butterfly species found in Sussex and give you a fascinating insight into their amazing lifestyles. These short talks are free, but donations to support our […]

Wild Coast Sussex – an exciting new project to connect coastal communities with their beautiful Sussex seas.

Sussex Wildlife Trust is delighted to have been awarded a grant of £528,600* by The National Lottery Heritage Fund for its Wild Coast Sussex Project thanks to money raised by National Lottery players. Wild Coast Sussex will inspire Sussex communities to care for the marine environment and enable them to protect their local coast and sea. Sussex […]


Specialist class action law firm Harcus Parker has obtained previously unseen documents which show as many as 100,000 petrol 1.2 litre Nissan Qashqais breach emissions limits by up to 15 times when driven on roads in real world conditions. The law firm, which is today launching a major legal action […]