Deadline nears for EU Settlement Scheme

Lewes District Council is reminding any European Union citizens living in the district that time is running out to apply for settled status.  All EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who were resident in the UK by December 31, 2020, have until June 30 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.  The scheme allows a person and […]

Covid Vaccine Passport Scam

We have been made aware by Neighbourhood Watch of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports” Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin […]

In case you missed it…..

Alex Polizzi, best known as hotelier and Hotel Inspector has opened a hotel in Alfriston in conjunction with her mother Olga. The sixteenth century building was acquired in 2019 and has been fully restored despite the covid setbacks. The hotel has thirty bedrooms and an all day restaurant, which is […]

The main points from this week’s national influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report are: Surveillance indicators suggest that at a national level COVID-19 activity increased in week 23 of 2021. Case rates per 100,000 have increased in all age groups, ethnic groups and regions. The number of acute respiratory infection incidents (suspected outbreaks) […]

Speed Check Under Op Downsway

Regular road safety and speed checks are conducted across the Lewes district each week, to enforce and to educate drivers around the Fatal5, and help to reduce the numbers of those killed or seriously injured across the district. This week, efforts have been focussed on areas in Ringmer, and the […]

A27 at Beddingham collision appeal

Four vehicles – a Ford Transit, a delivery van and two cars – were involved in the incident, which occurred around 12.24pm on Thursday 17 June. Two people have been taken to hospital; a man with life-changing injuries and a woman with life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported. The […]

Lewes and Seahaven Local Meetings

Community Meetings (socially Distanced) The Police would like to meet youJoin them on Tuesday 15th June from 10am to 2pm, where the engagement van and your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be parked up in Dane Rd near Morrisons in Seaford. Join themon the 17th June from 1-5 pm, where the engagement […]

A summer campaign to crack down on drink and drug-drivers kicked off on Friday 11 June in conjunction with the Euro 2020 football tournament. Both Surrey Police and Sussex Police will deploy increased resources to tackle one of the five most common causes of fatal and serious injury collisions on […]

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 […]


Leigh Curtis, Executive Director of Service Delivery for life-saving charity Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021, receiving an MBE for services to the Air Ambulance Service particularly during Covid-19. Leigh, who is a state registered paramedic, joined KSS in 2007 having worked […]

Council boost for social enterprises start-ups in Lewes district

Cabinet councillors on June 10 approved £20,000 to develop schemes that encourage new social enterprises to start up in Lewes district.   The move is part of Lewes District Council’s community wealth building strategy which aims to keep as much wealth as possible in the local economy through the creation of new local jobs and new locally owned enterprise, to ensure a sustainable future.   Cabinet also agreed to fund a two-year fixed term post […]

Consultation on council plan to help people struggling financially

A consultation is being launched over Lewes District Council’s proposal to increase support for low-income families and people in financial difficulty.   Cabinet councillors on Thursday, June 10 agreed to move ahead with plans to consult on a new scheme for 2022/23 that would reduce council tax bills for the worst-off working-age people or those on the lowest incomes in the district.  It would also remove the minimum income […]

Sea cadets set sail with help from councillors

Sovereign ward councillors have donated £250 to youth charity Eastbourne Sea Cadet Corps towards replacing dinghy sails for use in training sessions. They approved the application made through Eastbourne Borough Council’s Devolved Budget. Elsewhere in Meads, ward councillors recently awarded £1,000 through the scheme to Seven Sisters Camera Club –  […]

Talland Parade Position Statement

Residents will be aware of the long-standing eyesore at Talland Parade caused by the extensive scaffolding surrounding the abandoned construction site. The last position statement on the issue was posted in October 2018. This statement will update residents on developments and actions since that time. Continuous efforts have been made […]