Soapy September Success!

Havens Community Hub, based in Denton, collected over £300 of goods in their ‘Soapy September’ campaign which have been donated to local food banks including soaps, toothpaste/brushes, sanitary products and non-perishable food items.“People experiencing food insecurity may also have problems accessing other essential daily living products” said Paula Woolven, Hub […]

Dr. Bike

Date: Saturday 03 October 2020Time: 10:00am – 12:00 NoonWhere: Salts Recreation GroundTown: Seaford A FREE bike check and advice from experts at cycles Seahaven. Get you bike safety checked..all FREEAll subject to Covid ruling. Website:

Unanimous vote to oppose academisation of Peacehaven Heights Primary School by Peacehaven Town Council

This week (29/9/2020)  Peacehaven Town Council gave unanimous backing to a motion to support the campaign to prevent the academisation of Peacehaven Heights. The motion commits the Town Council to writing to the decision makers at East Sussex County Council, namely: Councillor Bob Standley – Lead Member for Education and […]

Winter Economy Plan

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new package of measures to support businesses with the continuing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It included: A new Job Support Scheme will be introduced from 1 November which will run for six monthsThe Self-employment Income Support Scheme will be extended until 30 April 2021.The temporary 15% […]

NSPCC lays out six tests for Government to create world-leading laws to protect children online

Charity at the forefront of the Online Harms Bill urges Government to deliver on Boris Johnson’s determination for ambitious regulation NSPCC sets 11th hour demand for Government: ‘Pass our tests for online regulation so children don’t continue to suffer avoidable harm and abuse’ Online sex crimes recorded against children in Sussex […]

Success at the national Soldiering On Awards for the Sussex, Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network

The Sussex, Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network (AFN) is celebrating its success at the national Soldiering On Awards after being named the winner of The Forces in Mind Trust’s Working Together Award. This national prize recognises the AFN’s hard work to make sure people with a Forces background can get support and help on […]

MINUTES of a Meeting of the Community Services Committee held via Zoom on Monday 21st September 2020 at 7.00pm.

Here is some news from a Seaford Town Council meeting held recently concerning Christmas Magic. It’s something really special for the town, so lets hope not too many restrictions:- MINUTES of a Meeting of the Community Services Committee held via Zoom on Monday 21st September 2020 at 7.00pm.Present:Councillors S Dunn […]

South Downs National Park Authority endorses Eastbourne’s Whole Estate Plan

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has given a ringing endorsement to Eastbourne Borough Council’s Whole Estate Plan. The 25-year environmental management plan focuses on the conservation of the downland and ensuring it has a sustainable future, including supporting the council’s tenant farmers. The plan has taken two years […]

Yodel workers at depots in London and the South East vote by a landslide to reject pay increase offer and could take strike action in a further ballot.

   YODEL staff working from depots in Hatfield, Hayes, Waltham Cross, Basildon & Borehamwood could decide to take strike action along with other staff in Yodel depots across the country over the offer of a disappointing pay rise.   The company has put forward a two-year deal starting from July 2020 to […]

NEU and Hands Off Peacehaven Schools – Two thirds of school staff likely to leave if school becomes an academy

Extent of staff opposition to academisation of Peacehaven primary school revealed at public meeting At Monday’s (21/9/2020) public meeting arranged by ‘Hands Off Peacehaven Schools’ to discuss the future of embattled primaries Peacehaven Heights and Telscombe Cliffs, representatives of the National Education Union revealed that a survey, completed by 80% […]

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 […]

Deputy Leader calls on Secretary of State to ‘step up and fulfil his commitment to local government’

Cabinet councillors at Lewes District Council have today (24/9/20) endorsed the authority’s medium-term financial strategy (MTFS) and appealed to the Secretary of State for Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, to ‘step up and fulfil his commitment to local government’.  Robert Jenrick assured councils back in March that the extra local spending needed in response […]