Council counts Covid-19 cost: budget deficit forecast up to £10.2million

Cabinet councillors today (June 11) heard that Covid-19 is likely to leave Lewes District Council facing a budget deficit of between £3.2m and £10.2m, according to the latest estimates of Covid-19’s fiscal impact.   The projected figures for this financial year have been produced by modelling a number of best and worst-case scenarios based on potential announcements from the government.   Councillor Zoe Nicholson, Leader of Lewes District […]

Get cycling this Summer

Some more tips to stay healthy from the Heart Research people:- Regular physical activity will help you to maintain a healthy weight and keep your heart healthy. Cycling is a fun way to improve your overall health and wellbeing as well as enabling you to get out and explore your […]

Hope you enjoyed it!

With the Seahaven FM Coastline bathed in sunshine for so many days we were all spoiled. While we basked on our beaches in 26 degree heat many parts of the Mediterranean reached only 23 or 24. So just as well we are unable to travel- just stay home. The packed […]

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 […]

NSPCC urges Prime Minister to get social media regulation done as online child grooming offences pass 10,000

NSPCC asks Boris Johnson to publicly commit to having world-leading online harms legislation on statute book within 18 months Social media sites are ‘enabling offenders’ as recorded online grooming crimes under new law goes beyond 10,000 and 220 in Sussex Facebook-owned apps were involved in 55% of instances where the method […]

Action Fraud scam watch

This week’s scam and fraud warnings from Action Fraud: EasyJet cyber breach: Action Fraud has been made aware by the National Cyber Security Centre of the cyber breach affecting EasyJet customers. We’re currently monitoring our system for EasyJet related reports to see if there has been a significant increase. Most […]

Operation Blitz ASB patrols

Your Op Blitz (ASB patrols) teams are out again this Friday and Saturday across the Lewes district, and Seahavens. Please call 07989188960 between 4-10 pm to report any ASB across the district during the times given. Op Blitz patrols are in addition to regular patrols of your towns and villages, […]