Month: October 2020

Lewes District Council gives £7,000 boost to Marcus Rashford campaign

Lewes District Council will give £7,000 to selected charities and community organisations in the district that are supporting Marcus Rashford’s campaign for free meals for children during the school holidays. Councillor Johnny Denis (pictured), Cabinet Member for Communities and Customers, said: “Many people in the public eye make contributions of […]

Head to the Congress MOVIE Theatre this November and treat yourself to a well deserved night out

Sadly due to the recent Covid National Restrictions all these screenings have been postponed until further notice. NOVEMBER MOVIESA Season of Especially Chosen Films You’ll Love!All at the Congress MOVIE TheatreEvenings 7.45pm, Tickets £8 (£5 child)A Star is Born, 6 NovemberBlack Panther, 7 NovemberThe Shape of Water, 13 NovemberJo Jo […]

Commemorative Wreaths Laid at Seaford War Memorial and Commonwealth War Graves ahead of Remembrance Sunday

The Mayor and Young Mayor of Seaford have laid commemorative wreaths at Seaford War Memorial and the Commonwealth War Graves ahead of Remembrance Sunday. Due to the regrettable decision of having to cancel any physical Remembrance Sunday Service at the War Memorial on 8th November due to the Covid-19 restrictions, […]

River Ouse is not a dumping ground’ people are told

Flytippers who throw old bicycles, shopping trollies or other items into the River Ouse are being warned they are causing pollution and potential flooding.  Lewes District Council and the Environment Agency are appealing to people to stop dumping objects in the river following a clear up by specialist contractors between Cliff Bridge and Willey’s Bridge earlier this […]

Council Chair celebrates ‘exceptional commitment’ within waste service team

Unsung heroes’ from Lewes District Council’s waste services team were singled out for praise by senior councillors who visited the Newhaven depot in Robinson Road.  During the visit last Thursday (Oct 22), Councillor Adrian Ross, Council Chair, and Councillor Julie Carr, Cabinet member for Recycling, Waste and Open Spaces, thanked all Environment First staff for their hard work in keeping the district clean and bins emptied, especially during the pandemic.   They also commended five staff who […]

National Uninsured Drivers Week

Know your policy. Surrey Police and Sussex Police are clamping down on uninsured drivers during week of action. Motorists across Surrey and Sussex are being urged to check their insurance policies as police officers clamp down on uninsured drivers during a national week of action. Operation Drive Insured is running […]

How safe is your bike?

Ten ways to help prevent anyone taking your bike 1. Register itGet your bike security marked and registered at BikeRegister. It’s a highly effective, visible deterrent to bike thieves. They know that if they are caught with a registered bike, the owner can be traced and they will be arrested.  2. […]

Chaos reigns at Peacehaven Heights Primary School as IEB Chair resigns and County Council announces they will seek to privatise the school

IEB Chair resigns and IEB announces its support for academisation within 24 hours of each other Yesterday Jon Taylor, chair of the Peacehaven Heights Primary School Interim Executive Board (IEB), wrote to Peacehaven Height’s parents informing them of his intention to step down from his role. Still contemplating the significance […]

Government announces extra £225k for Lewes District Council to continue providing vital services during coronavirus

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed news that Lewes will benefit from a share of £900 million in additional funding for local councils announced by the Government, which includes Lewes District Council. This means that since the start of the pandemic, Lewes has received £1.59 million in extra direct support from […]

Local Conservatives slammed for leaving children to go hungry during school holidays

On Wednesday evening (21/10/2020), the Conservative party, including Lewes MP Maria Caulfield, will vote against a motion in the House of Commons that would guarantee that all children in receipt of free school meals will continue to receive them during the upcoming school holidays. Commenting on the issue, James MacCleary, […]

Going with the flow scoops countryside award

An innovative flood management scheme across the River Ouse catchment is among six Lewes district projects to win awards from the countryside charity, CPRE Sussex.  Sussex Flow Initiative (SFI) is a partnership between Sussex Wildlife Trust, the Woodland Trust and the Environment Agency with funding and support from Lewes District Council.  SFI works with landowners and local people to reduce flood risk within the River Ouse catchment area using natural defences such as trees, […]


·       Health Secretary urges people to follow guidelines to protect themselves and others from the potentially debilitating long-term impact of COVID-19 ·       New film released today featuring stories of four people, one aged just 23, who are living with the long-term effects of the virus New data suggests long COVID affects around […]

Maria Caulfield MP urges local farmers to apply for productivity boosting grant

Maria Caulfield MP is urging local farmers in the Lewes constituency to apply for funding from the government’s £25 million Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme. Under the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme, farmers can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to buy new and innovative equipment – […]

Second recovery summit: Working together to support people affected by Covid-19 in Lewes district

The second recovery summit for Lewes district highlighted the importance of working together to create new jobs, a more skilled workforce and giving struggling people the support they need in the wake of Covid-19.  It was hosted online by Councillor Zoe Nicholson( pictured), Deputy Leader of Lewes District Council, on Wednesday (October 14) to bring together local businesses and voluntary and […]