Author: Peter Longden

UK aid and Unilever reach one billion people with global hygiene campaign to tackle Covid-19

The world’s largest hygiene campaign aimed at tackling the spread of Covid-19 has reached one billion people. The UK Government and Unilever partnered to provide soap, sanitiser and surface disinfectants to developing countries, where there is little or no sanitation. This comes as the UK-backed COVAX scheme reaches deliveries of […]

Latest update

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 decreased in week 14 of 2021. Case rates have fallen across all age groups. Case rates continue to be highest in those aged 10 to 19, with a case […]

Business Restart Grants

Eastbourne and Lewes Councils are open for applications to the new Restart Grant scheme announced by government on the 3 March 2021. The scheme is open to help non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, accommodation, gyms, sports and personal care businesses re-open safely as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. For information on the […]

Safe Against Scams

Find out about useful information and resources to help keep your family, friends and yourself safe from scams. More than ever before, we have been relying on technology to enable us to work, learn and connect with each other. Inevitably, criminals have exploited and used our increased digital lives to […]

Stay safe, stay local

The general advice suggests staying as close to home as you can, even as you enjoy England’s gradual release from lockdown. East Sussex is fortunate to have lower rates of Covid infection than most other places, but this could change quickly. Darrell Gale, Director of Public Health for East Sussex, said:“I’d still […]

Cheers to the return of outdoor hospitality!

With 12 April fast approaching, bringing with it the next stage of the government’s roadmap and allowing outdoors hospitality to re-open, Eastbourne Council are supporting local businesses and making it easy for all wonderful residents and visitors to browse the outdoors hospitality on offer in Eastbourne. A VisitEastbourne.com directory of businesses offering alfresco dining, drinking […]

……and finally, Litter!

Local Councils including Eastbourne, have been working hard to ensure residents and visitors know that littering is always unacceptable. Keep an eye out for their posts on social media and please give them a ‘like’ and a ‘share’ to help spread the word!  Eastbourne Borough Council Facebook page

£1,294,505 funding boost to support cultural and heritage sites in Lewes

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed the announcement that the Lewes Constituency will receive £1,294,505  to support iconic cultural and heritage organisations and independent cinemas as they reopen and recover from coronavirus. This is part of the £400 million in grants and loans being delivered to over 2,700 organisations across England, […]

Latest update

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 remained stable across week 12 of 2021. Overall case rates decreased slightly, however slight increases were seen in case rates in the 10 to 19 year age group in […]

Easter Bus Times

Brighton and Hove buses will be running Sunday services on Good Friday, and Easter Monday. A normal Saturday service will run on Easter Saturday and a normal Sunday service will operate on Easter Sunday. View our timetables here They’re expecting buses to be busier than they have been, as lockdown […]