Greens break through in East Sussex

Leading Green declares: ‘there are no safe Conservative seats in Lewes anymore’ The Chailey county division saw a huge swing from Conservative to Green – see diagram. Local Greens are celebrating a historic breakthrough in Thursday’s council elections, after record results in Lewes, Ringmer and a photo finish in Chailey […]

ESCC – Chailey

Turnout: 47.83%      Candidate Party E if elected Votes Nicholas George Belcher Labour Party      186 Karen Dodd Heritage Party – Free Speech and Liberty      42 Hazel Louise Fell-Rayner Liberal Democrats      623  Matthew Peter John Milligan   The Conservative Party  E  1627  Zoe Nicholson   Green Party – Save our […]

ESCC – Lewes

Turnout: 55.76%      Candidate Party E if elected Votes David John Charles Charnock The Conservative Party      542 Peter Hambly Labour Party      763 Wendy Maples Green Party  E   2030  Kate Wood   Liberal Democrats    1345

ESCC – Peacehaven

Turnout: 34.49%      Candidate Party E if elected Votes Ian Verdun Buchanan UK Independence Party (UKIP)     51 Chris Collier Labour Party  E  1363 Lesley Orr Green Party     100  Katie Alexandra Sanderson   The Conservative Party   1307  Adam Christopher Stratford   Heritage Party – Free Speech and Liberty   31 […]

Transport Secretary meets with G7 leaders to plan for the safe return to international travel

Work to enable the safe return to international travel continues at a meeting of transport ministers hosted by UK government Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. The virtual meeting brought together transport ministers from the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU Commission to identify common goals and principles that will help develop globally recognised […]

Here is something that definately should be news, from Samantha Hart’ who wishes to share with us about a special cause; do read what she can tell us:- “I represent YMCA DownsLink Group, we are the largest youth based charity in Surrey and Sussex. Since the pandemic began, we have […]

No More Rubbish Excuses!

Millions of pieces of litter are dropped every day in England. Littering is not only unsightly, but has a devastating impact on our native wildlife. The national ‘Keep it, Bin it’ campaign, encourages people to responsibly dispose of their litter.  The campaign is targeted towards 16-24 year olds, with a […]


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 […]

ASB Patrols this weekend

Each week, targeted Anti Social Behaviour patrols head out across the district to known areas, and areas of ASB, behaviour or driving, reported by your communities. Call 07989188960 between 1600-2200 each Friday and Saturday if you witness, or are victim to anti-social behaviour (ASB), and report directly to officers on the ground, […]

Official school closure notification: Wednesday 5 May 2021 – Peacehaven Heights Primary School

School: Peacehaven Heights Primary SchoolUnique school code: 2005Closed: Wednesday 5 May 2021Reason: Industrial action Staff at Peacehaven Heights Primary to Strike Over Academy Plans Two thirds of staff are likely to leave the school if academy plans go ahead. For any queries regarding this notification, please contact CS Customer Relations: […]

Here comes the sun..

The past couple of weeks have seen Eastbourne live up to it’s title of ‘the sunniest place in the UK’ and with the blue skies and rising temperatures, Eastbourne can’t wait for our exciting upcoming outdoor events! Visitors and residents can look forward to a spring and summer full of fun from the enchanting Bluebell […]