Category: Newhaven

News from Newhaven in East Sussex

Festive campaigns to support independent shops in Lewes and Newhaven

People are being encouraged to support independent shops in Lewes and Newhaven this Christmas with the launch of two campaigns that celebrate the ‘quality and diversity’ on offer.  Visit Lewes has joined forces with the Lewes Pound, Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Lewes High Street Traders Association to run the Shop Independent at Christmas campaign.  In Newhaven, the campaign is being […]

New community minibus thanks to council’s CIL funding

Lewes District Council has awarded nearly £70,000 of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funding to a community transport charity to pay for a new minibus. Councillor Adrian Ross, Chair of Lewes District Council, visited the CTLA charity at its Newhaven base to see the new minibus and find out more about its work. He said: “CTLA provides a fantastic transport service for local […]

Council Chair celebrates ‘exceptional commitment’ within waste service team

Unsung heroes’ from Lewes District Council’s waste services team were singled out for praise by senior councillors who visited the Newhaven depot in Robinson Road.  During the visit last Thursday (Oct 22), Councillor Adrian Ross, Council Chair, and Councillor Julie Carr, Cabinet member for Recycling, Waste and Open Spaces, thanked all Environment First staff for their hard work in keeping the district clean and bins emptied, especially during the pandemic.   They also commended five staff who […]

New chapter for former UTC building to bring Newhaven jobs and growth

Cabinet councillors have today (Thurs, Sep 24) agreed to drive ahead with ambitious plans for the former UTC building which will create jobs and further boost Newhaven’s economic growth.   This comes after the government announced £1.3million towards Lewes District Council’s redevelopment of the landmark last month through the Getting Building Fund, and […]

Is your business COVID-Ready?

Eastbourne’s  COVID-Ready quality scheme covers accommodation, restaurants, outdoor attractions and more, and is designed to provide all the latest guidance and support for your business following the coronavirus outbreak, while also reassuring customers that their visit will meet the highest safety standards. The self-certified scheme has been created in partnership with the Eastbourne Hospitality Association, Visit […]

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 […]

Christopher Biggins Pledges Support To Community Hub

Former ‘I’m A Celebrity’ Jungle King and well known actor, Christopher Biggins has pledged his support in a video to the Havens Community Hub campaign on the Crowdfunder platform – by East Sussex County Council ‘Projects That Matter’, donations are currently being doubled at no extra cost to the donor.During […]