News

Work starts on new Lewes employment space at Malling Brooks
Work has begun on new employment space which will help to unlock the regeneration of the North Street Quarter
Abandoned tenancy results in eviction
Lewes District Council has evicted a household from a three bedroom house in Ditchling following an investigation that established the tenant had not been living at the property for over eighteen months.
Artwave 2015
A summer visual arts festival in East Sussex, supported by Lewes District Council, Artwave is one of the biggest and most vibrant artist’s open house festivals in the East Sussex calendar.
Open letter from Rob Blackman, Leader of Lewes District Council
An open letter about our plans to build new homes on council-owned sites across the district
Nature Reserves receive prestigious Green Flag Award
Lewes Railway Land in Lewes and Castle Hill Local Nature Reserve in Newhaven are two of the very best in the UK
Newick Now to 2030
Newick’s Neighbourhood Plan is the first neighbourhood plan to be formally adopted by Lewes District Council following a successful referendum in February this year.
Website updated with more information on new homes project
We have published more details of our proposals to build over 400 new homes
Funding boost to help coastal communities
Lewes District Council is reaping the rewards of partnership working following confirmation of Government funding of £20,000 to establish Coastal Community Teams with viable economic plans.
Explore Lewes Public Art Trail
Lewes District Council has teamed up with U3A (University of the Third Age) to put together the Lewes Public Art Trail
Ultimate celebration of green space
Lewes District Council is taking part in Love Parks Week 2015. In partnership with our new grounds maintenance contractor, G Burley & Sons, we have arranged a number of events.
Business dreams become a reality
Winner of Lewes District Council’s latest Local Enterprise and Apprenticeship Programme (LEAP) crowned at the Lewes District Business Awards
Online videos showcase district’s natural “Hidden Gems”
Lewes District Council has teamed up with students from Plumpton College to produce a series of online videos highlighting some of the beautiful nature reserves managed by our community rangers.
Lewes District Business Awards Winners Revealed
The winners of the 2015 Lewes District Business Awards were announced last night, Thursday 9 July, at Pelham House in Lewes with Richard Soan Roofing Services named Business of the Year.
Enhanced street cleaning programme for town centres
Lewes District Council is delighted to launch its new street cleaning programme and has taken delivery of new equipment including bespoke street barrows and a new street sweeper.
Big Parks Project Peacehaven receives prestigious Sustainability Award
Lewes District Councils Big Parks Project has received the highest recognition in the 2015 Constructing Excellence Awards.
Great outlook from college rooftop
Sponsors of the new university technical college for Sussex held a topping out ceremony to mark completion of the structure of the buildings.
LiberTeas: Tea at Three at Lewes Tourist Information Centre
Inspired by the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the document that laid the foundations for the rights and representations we enjoy today, Lewes Tourist Information Centre is hosting a LiberTeas afternoon tea event on Monday 15 June
Energise Network is charging across the South East
The Energise Network, the new electric vehicle charging network for the South East of England, is about to open new rapid chargers for electric vehicles in June and July 2015.
Work underway at Newhaven Growth Quarter
Following completion of the detailed design phase of the project, construction of the exciting £2.25 million Newhaven Growth Quarter scheme is now underway on Denton Island.
16 West Street, Lewes
Lewes District Council property for sale
Delivering new homes across Lewes District
Inspiring affordable housing at the heart of plans to deliver new homes across Lewes District
Regeneration of Newhaven receives further boost as Offshore Wind Farm gets green light
Council chiefs have welcomed confirmation of a £1.3bn investment in a wind farm off the Sussex coast.
Leader elected at Lewes District Council
Councillors at the Lewes District Council meeting formally elected their Leader who will also be the Chair of Cabinet.
Working towards a dementia friendly community
Lewes District Council is aiming to be part of a dementia friendly community that works with its partners and other local groups to make a real difference to improve inclusion and quality of life for people with dementia.
Gardener’s Question Time visits Southover Grange Gardens
The much-loved BBC Radio 4 programme Gardener’s Question Time has visited Southover Grange Gardens in Lewes to record the introduction to the latest episode.
“Unsung Heroes” event at Newhaven Fort celebrates contribution of local volunteers
On Saturday 11 April, Cllr Tony Nicholson, Chair of Lewes District Council hosted a celebration event for the many “unsung heroes” of Lewes District.
Young entrepreneur launches wildlife business with help of LEAP
Creating a wildlife pond, sowing wildflower meadows and maintaining hedgerows are three of the services provided by a new business launched with the help of the Local Enterprise and Apprenticeship Platform (LEAP).
Apply to be part of Artwave 2015
The annual visual arts festival for the Lewes District
Crane Driver gets bird’s eye view of college progress
Crane driver Vicky Harvey, of Worthing, is getting a bird’s eye view of building progress on Sussex’s new university technical college for 14 to 18 year olds that opens in Newhaven in September
District News - Spring 2015
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Regeneration Plans for Lewes North Street Quarter Submitted
A joint-planning application to regenerate the North Street and Phoenix Industrial Estate area of Lewes was submitted to the South Downs National Park Authority by Lewes District Council and Santon North Street this week.
Tenant Business Course
Lewes District Council has given tenants the opportunity to get the training and qualifications they needed to turn their business ideas into reality.
Lewes District Business Awards 2015
Lewes District Council is pleased to announce the return of the Lewes District Business Awards. The Awards are FREE TO ENTER and open to organisations of all sizes and sectors. Businesses can enter up to three categories & deadline for submission is 6 May
Print Room closure
The Lewes District Council print room, located at the Turkish Baths in Friars Walk, Lewes, will be closing from the end of June 2015.
Shared Legal Services growth for Lewes and Eastbourne
Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council have taken another step forward in their implementation of a shared services unit.
Sussex coldAlert service
Sussex has a free service called coldAlert which informs vulnerable adults and those with respiratory and heart conditions about severe cold weather events by sending coldAlerts direct to them.