Month: May 2021

Help for businesses from local councils

Business rates relief boosted with new £1.5 billion pot On 25 March 2021 the Government announced new business rates relief for those affected by COVID-19 outside the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. The details of this announcement can be found here: Still awaiting detailed guidance and timelines from the Government […]

Annecy press release

A very proud Annecy School Seaford has asked to share this good news:- “Annecy Catholic Primary School is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Local School Nature Grant, thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Our pupils will be benefitting from two catapults, a Get Growing […]

May sees surge in parking officer attacks Parking enforcement officers are seeing an increase in attacks following a peaceful month in which not a single incident was recorded. East Sussex County Council is again calling on motorists to treat civil parking enforcement officers with respect as they go about their […]

Dolly Scrubs Up Very Well

The Chair of Lewes District Council has spoken of being “in awe” at the achievements of a group of volunteer clothes makers who have made and donated thousands of scrubs to hospitals, care homes and surgeries across the UK. Councillor Adrian Ross visited the Dolly Scrub Hub, the inspired creation […]

New Mayor for Newhaven.

At its Annual Meeting on May 20th the Town Council elected Cllr Lesley Boniface as Town Mayor of Newhaven for the Civic Year 2021-22. First elected to the Town Council in 2019, Lesley has previously worked with both Council officers on the management of Riverside Park and alongside the volunteers […]


A volunteer-led organisation that supports families, parents and children across East Sussex struggling with their mental health has been granted charitable status. This will allow Eastbourne-based Holding Space to increase its profile amongst all sectors of the local community in a way that will attract interest and reach potential clients […]

Keep Your Home Safe This Summer

Over the last year reports of burglary have dropped dramatically across Sussex. The lockdown measures that have been in place across the UK have undoubtedly contributed to this reduction. As lockdown measures continue to ease and with summer approaching, we want to keep it this way. Monday 17 May marked […]

A meeting of the Planning & Highways Committee will be held at Seaford Baptist Church,Belgrave Road, Seaford, BN25 3EE on Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 7.00pm

At this meeting several local planning issues will be discussed but two are of note:- Exceat Bridge, Eastbourne Road, Application by East Sussex County Council for realignment and replacement of an existingsingle lane bridge at the A259 over the river Cuckmere, with a new two-way, two lane bridgewith a footpath, […]

Council celebrates Lewes Farmers Market winning top Sussex accolade

Lewes District Council has congratulated Lewes Farmers Market after it was voted the best farmers market at the Sussex Food and Drinks Awards 2021.  The market in Cliffe Precinct was established in 1998 as a not-for-profit enterprise by Common Cause Co-operative but Covid-19 restrictions forced its closure in March 2020.  With council help and support, the market was able to re-open just two months later from Friars Walk car park with […]