Category: Community

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 […]

Council boost for social enterprises start-ups in Lewes district

Cabinet councillors on June 10 approved £20,000 to develop schemes that encourage new social enterprises to start up in Lewes district.   The move is part of Lewes District Council’s community wealth building strategy which aims to keep as much wealth as possible in the local economy through the creation of new local jobs and new locally owned enterprise, to ensure a sustainable future.   Cabinet also agreed to fund a two-year fixed term post […]

Seaford Community Meeting

Seaford residents (outdoor socially distanced community meeting) Join the Police on Tuesday 15th June from 10am to 2pm, where their engagement van and your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be parked up in Dane Rd near Morrisons to speak to residents about local issues, and offer crime prevention advice and support. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finding time for creativity

If you are unemployed or furloughed due to COVID-19, you can register for Creative Futures free online creative workshops on creative and nature writing, photography, and life coaching. The first workshop starts today, but the workshops are being repeated and are scheduled to continue to June 2021. For more information […]

Labour selects local community campaigner as their candidate for Hollingdean and Stanmer by-election

The Labour Party have selected Leila Erin-Jenkins as their candidate for the upcoming Brighton and Hove City Council by-election in Hollingdean and Stanmer, following the resignation of popular Labour councillor Tracey Hill for family reasons.Leila is a local mum and community campaigner and explained why she is keen to retain the seat […]

Get a cab to your jab

Did you know that you can get a free return journey to your vaccination appointment if you have no other way of getting there? To book free travel please book your vaccination appointment first and then call 07871 603 235 to speak to a travel coordinator. The booking service is available between 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 Monday to Friday. […]