Month: June 2021

Litter signage pilot on A27

Highways England have chosen Lewes district to trial new litter prevention signage. The move follows Lewes District Council’s proactive action to recently clear litter from the A27 between Falmer and Beddingham. The pilot scheme, which launched on Monday 28 June, includes prominent electronic roadside signage installed which displays anti-littering messaging […]

Official school closure notification: Tuesday 29 June 2021 – Robertsbridge Community College

School: Robertsbridge Community CollegeUnique school code: 4035Closed: Tuesday 29 June 2021- Please also check dates as this will most likely be ongoingReason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: Over the course of yesterday, we were informed of a significant number of PCR/LFD positive cases of COVID-19 within the College. As a result, […]

Water sports in Seaford

On the middle part of Bonningstedt Parade Seaford can be found the local watersport centre. Paddy (pictured) is there with paddle boards, wet suits and inflatables. Currently open at weekends and sunny evenings, worth a visit to enjoy the fun of watersports without the expense of owning the equipment. Do […]

Local councils in England urged to support businesses to set-up temporary ‘pop-up’ campsites without the need to apply for planning permission.

Holidaymakers will enjoy ‘pop up’ campsites across England this summer to support the surge in demand for staycations. Brits are expected to flock to the nation’s favourite holiday hotspots and destinations in the coming months and the government is keen to ensure red tape does not get in the way […]

Deadline nears for EU Settlement Scheme

Lewes District Council is reminding any European Union citizens living in the district that time is running out to apply for settled status.  All EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who were resident in the UK by December 31, 2020, have until June 30 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.  The scheme allows a person and […]

Covid Vaccine Passport Scam

We have been made aware by Neighbourhood Watch of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports” Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin […]

In case you missed it…..

Alex Polizzi, best known as hotelier and Hotel Inspector has opened a hotel in Alfriston in conjunction with her mother Olga. The sixteenth century building was acquired in 2019 and has been fully restored despite the covid setbacks. The hotel has thirty bedrooms and an all day restaurant, which is […]

The main points from this week’s national influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report are: Surveillance indicators suggest that at a national level COVID-19 activity increased in week 23 of 2021. Case rates per 100,000 have increased in all age groups, ethnic groups and regions. The number of acute respiratory infection incidents (suspected outbreaks) […]

Speed Check Under Op Downsway

Regular road safety and speed checks are conducted across the Lewes district each week, to enforce and to educate drivers around the Fatal5, and help to reduce the numbers of those killed or seriously injured across the district. This week, efforts have been focussed on areas in Ringmer, and the […]

A27 at Beddingham collision appeal

Four vehicles – a Ford Transit, a delivery van and two cars – were involved in the incident, which occurred around 12.24pm on Thursday 17 June. Two people have been taken to hospital; a man with life-changing injuries and a woman with life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported. The […]

Lewes and Seahaven Local Meetings

Community Meetings (socially Distanced) The Police would like to meet youJoin them on Tuesday 15th June from 10am to 2pm, where the engagement van and your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be parked up in Dane Rd near Morrisons in Seaford. Join themon the 17th June from 1-5 pm, where the engagement […]

A summer campaign to crack down on drink and drug-drivers kicked off on Friday 11 June in conjunction with the Euro 2020 football tournament. Both Surrey Police and Sussex Police will deploy increased resources to tackle one of the five most common causes of fatal and serious injury collisions on […]

Your Town Engineers

The new owner and developer of the North Street Quarter, Human Nature, has provided students from East Sussex College, Lewes with the opportunity to come up with ideas for the redevelopment of parts of the area (which they are calling the ‘Phoenix’ site) as part of a virtual work experience […]