Category: Newhaven

News from Newhaven in East Sussex

Official school closure notification: Tuesday 29 June 2021 – Robertsbridge Community College

School: Robertsbridge Community CollegeUnique school code: 4035Closed: Tuesday 29 June 2021- Please also check dates as this will most likely be ongoingReason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: Over the course of yesterday, we were informed of a significant number of PCR/LFD positive cases of COVID-19 within the College. As a result, […]

Your Town Engineers

The new owner and developer of the North Street Quarter, Human Nature, has provided students from East Sussex College, Lewes with the opportunity to come up with ideas for the redevelopment of parts of the area (which they are calling the ‘Phoenix’ site) as part of a virtual work experience […]

New Mayor for Newhaven.

At its Annual Meeting on May 20th the Town Council elected Cllr Lesley Boniface as Town Mayor of Newhaven for the Civic Year 2021-22. First elected to the Town Council in 2019, Lesley has previously worked with both Council officers on the management of Riverside Park and alongside the volunteers […]


As the air clears a little and forward movement is now possible the Lewes Ripple willbe mounting a series of Summer Concerts at the Con Club. These will take place everySunday evening in July and August featuring a mix of established local performersalongside fresh talent discovered on the Ripple YouTube […]

Council’s Armed Forces Champion to welcome Royal Navy vessel

Lewes District Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Sharon Davy, will be greeting a Royal Navy vessel when it docks at Newhaven Marina on Wednesday (March 24) for an overnight stop.  HMS Ranger is a P2000-class vessel of the First Patrol Boat Squadron, usually based in Portsmouth, and is affiliated to Lewes District Council and the town of Newhaven.  As one […]

Official school closure notification: Tuesday 2 March 2021 – Iford and Kingston Church of England Primary School

School: Iford and Kingston Church of England Primary SchoolUnique school code: 3077Closed: Tuesday 2 March 2021Reason: Emergency closure – no waterMore information: More work needs to be done to locate and repair the leak causing the loss of water to the school. For any queries regarding this notification, please contact […]


Waterside development is ‘great news for the economy and waterfront living’ in Newhaven The transformation of Railway Quay in Newhaven started this week with contractors at the harbourside location beginning the work that will lead to the creation of a new gateway to the town centre. Railway Quay is the […]

Visionary’ £24.7 million plan for Newhaven sent to government

Lewes District Council on Friday, January 29, submitted a £24.7m bid to the government’s Towns Fund with extensive plans to make Newhaven a vital and thriving southern gateway for the UK by 2030.  The council put forward the Town Investment Plan (TIP) for Newhaven on behalf of the Town Deal Board after Newhaven was shortlisted among 101 towns invited to develop proposals for a share of the government fund.  If the bid is successful, it will unlock a further £18 million in match-funding from […]

Change to official school closure: Tuesday 5 January 2021 to Friday 12 February 2021 – The Lindfield School, Eastbourne

There have been changes to the following school closure: School: The Lindfield School, EastbourneUnique school code: 7031Closed: Tuesday 5 January 2021 to Friday 12 February 2021Reason: Emergency closure – otherMore information: All schools are affected by the Government advice to partly close. Please check the local arrangements with your school.Update […]

Council-run scheme to steer young people away from crime receives £8,000

An early intervention scheme that tackles the underlying causes of criminal behaviour among young people has been awarded £8,000 towards its running costs in Eastbourne and Lewes.  Restoring Eastbourne and Lewes, operated by the Eastbourne Business Crime Group in partnership with Eastbourne Borough Council and Lewes District Council working with Sussex Police and the Youth Offending Team, was recently successful in its bid for […]