Category: Lewes

News from Lewes in 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 […]

Maria Caulfield MP holds virtual meeting with local farmers as part of the Meet Maria launch

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has meet virtually with farmers from across the Lewes constituency to discuss issues that are of concern to local agricultural industry. The Lewes constituency is made up of Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven, Polegate, and the surrounding villages. The attached photo shows Maria Caulfield MP meeting virtually with […]

James MacCleary is the new leader of Lewes District Council

Councillor James MacCleary(pictured) has been elected the new Leader of Lewes District Council.  He has been deputy leader since the Co-operative Alliance took control of the council in July 2019.  The election of leader was contested by Councillor MacCleary (Liberal Democrat) and Councillor Isabelle Linington(Conservative).  Councillor MacCleary was elected by […]

Bee-friendly flowers in public gardens as Covid-19 hits plant supplies

Public gardens across Lewes district will not be showcasing their usual summer floral displays this summer because of plant supply issues due to the Covid-19 crisis – however a pollinator-friendly alternative is being sown instead.  Lewes District Council uses around 45,000 bedding plants every summer to create beautiful flower displays at its gardens which include Southover Grange Gardens in Lewes, Fort Road Recreation […]

Council waste team praised for extra clean-ups

Lewes District Council’s street cleansing crews have gone into overdrive during lockdown taking on extra duties to keep the district looking its best.  The Environment First team has extended its rounds into areas the council is not responsible for cleaning, to ensure people can enjoy clean and litter free surroundings when they go out for exercise.  Councillor Julie Carr, Cabinet member […]

Return of bulky waste collections to Lewes district is welcomed

Bookings have re-opened for bulky waste collections in Lewes district after the service was temporarily suspended in mid-March due to the coronavirus crisis.  Bulky waste covers items which cannot be recycled or disposed of in household or communal bins such as kitchen appliances and furniture.  With household waste, recycling and garden waste collections continuing as usual, bulky waste was the only element of Lewes […]

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:http://eatlocal.info/You 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 loans:www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-coronavirus-bounce-back-loan […]

Apply now for the LEAP Entrepreneurial Leadership Programme

Businesses from Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven and the surrounding areas are being encouraged to take part in Edeal’s new LEAP Entrepreneurial Leadership Programme for business support and their chance to win £1,000. Based on the successful LEAP Entrepreneurial Programme that has been running since 2013, this free, comprehensive programme provides: […]

Residents thank waste crews for ‘business as usual’ services

Hardworking council waste crews are being thanked by residents across Lewes district in helping to keep the country going during the pandemic.  Household, recycling, clinical and garden waste collections are operating as normal in Lewes district while some neighbouring authorities have suspended their garden waste pick-ups.  The only current change is there are no bulky waste collections at this time for items such as kitchen […]