Category: East Sussex

Jabsworth !

Have you have your jab yet? Many of the older population and key workers have now had their first Covid innoculation. That now includes your local news compiler who was summoned on Tuesday night at 22.45 to attend an appointment at the Sovereign Centre Eastbourne, at 10.15 the next day […]

Sheep killed in ‘horrific dog attack’ at Lewes beauty spot

Dog owners are being called upon to keep their pets on leads near sheep after one was brutally killed and two others were left injured at Landport Bottom Nature Reserve in Lewes.  Witnesses to the attack, which happened on December 3 or early the following morning, are urged to contact police.  The dead sheep had its throat ripped out, with bite marks confirming it […]

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 […]