News

Newhaven Growth Quarter open for Business
Partnership working and £2.5m funding have been the key to the completion of the successful and exciting Newhaven Growth Quarter.
Night litter clearance gets underway on A26 and A27
A 13-night programme of intensive litter clearance has started along the A26 and A27.
Top tips and ideas this spring from Stay Lewes
Stay Lewes Coast and Country has published a round-up of the best ideas and activities for people visiting or living in the district.
District’s unsung heroes recognised for dedication
Unsung heroes across the Lewes District were celebrated at a special gathering at Newhaven Fort on Saturday 16 April.
Clean up day in Newhaven enhances town centre as new initiative launched
Newhaven received special attention today when the town centre precinct area was blitzed by a variety of mechanical street-sweepers, barrows and new cleaning equipment all designed to give that extra sparkle.
Entries Rolling in for 2016 Lewes District Business Awards
Celebrating excellence amongst the District’s business community, the Lewes District Business Awards are free to enter and open to organisations of all sizes and sectors
Summer services at 37 Church Street, Seaford
From 1 May 2016 the new summer opening hours of the TIC are 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Fridays and Saturdays 10am until 2.00pm.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Election - 5 May 2016
The Election of a Police & Crime Commissioner for the Sussex Police Authority will take place on Thursday, 5 May 2016.
Spring beach clean raises awareness of marine conservation
Thanks to the many volunteers who recently gathered below the cliffs of Castle Hill Local Nature Reserve, in the lovely shingle cove of West beach, to take part in Lewes District Council’s Big Spring beach clean.
Temporary closure of Gents toilets at Place Lane, Seaford
Lewes District Council is temporarily closing the Gents toilets at Place Lane, Seaford, for one week commencing Monday 18 April for refurbishment.
Spring into action this LEAP year
The first workshop for LEAP (Local Enterprise & Apprenticeship Platform) Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 programme was held on Wednesday 6 April.
Artwave 2016 – Don’t miss out register now!
The biggest and most vibrant open house festival for artists and makers now in its 23rd year, will take place across the district from 20 August until 4 September.
The Big Spring Beach Clean
Lewes District Council’s Community Rangers are inviting residents and visitors to pop down to the beach in Newhaven and join them in cleaning up this beautiful shingle cove.
Letter from the Chair to Post Office Ltd
The Chair of the council has written to Post Office Ltd regarding the our support of the efforts of local people to keep the Crown Post Office in Lewes.
Seahaven Community Flood Fair
Following the highly successful community engagement evening on the Seahaven Flood Plan in January, the Seahaven Community Flood Fair is being held on Saturday 23 April between 10am and 4pm at the Seaford Head School, Steyne Road, Seaford.
Successful prosecution for illegal fly-tipping
On Friday 4 March 2016 Jamie Tanner of Eastbourne was prosecuted by Lewes District Council for illegally dumping contents from a property that he had been paid £550 to clear following the death of the tenants.
Raising flag in support of Commonwealth Day
Lewes District Council took part in ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ on Monday 14 March 2016 to mark Commonwealth Day.
Gateway Café Peacehaven shortlisted for RIBA Awards
The Gateway Café at Centenary Park in Peacehaven is one of eleven buildings that have been shortlisted for Royal Institute of British Architects South East 2016 Awards.
Register now for Artwave 2016
Now in its 23rd year, our biggest and most vibrant open house festival for artists will take place across the district from 20 August until 4 September.
Local Bakery fined for Food Hygiene Offences
Falcone Baking Company, a wholesale food manufacturer in Pine Close, Avis Way, Newhaven has been found guilty of 5 offences relating to poor food hygiene and cleanliness within their premises.
Lewes District Community Safety Partnership grants
Lewes District Community Safety Partnership is offering grants to local groups for projects and community activities that help to address local concerns
Launch of Lewes District Business Awards for a third year
Lewes District Council is delighted to announce the return of the Lewes District Business Awards at its launch event that was attended by a host of previous winners and sponsors.
New garden waste collection service for residents in coastal areas
Residents who live in South Heighton, Denton and Newhaven are being offered the opportunity to have their garden waste collected as part of a new service being offered by Lewes District Council.
Ringmer Neighbourhood Plan adopted by Lewes District Council
Ringmer’s Neighbourhood Plan, “Ringmer to 2030” is the second neighbourhood plan to be formally adopted by Lewes District Council following a successful referendum on 12th November 2015.
Impact Seaford set to boost local economy with radical new plans
Impact Seaford – the regeneration delivery partnership for the town – has today received a boost in their plans to drive growth, jobs and prosperity as a Government recognised Coastal Community Team.
Stopping tenancy fraud in Council properties
Tenants of Lewes District Council who are committing tenancy fraud have had the chance to hand back their keys to Lewes District Council as part of its “no questions asked” key amnesty that comes to an end on 28 February 2016.
Air Quality Action Plan for Newhaven – have your say
Give us your views on our draft Air Quality Action Plan for the area surrounding the Newhaven Ring Road to address the high concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2).
Funding boost for local voluntary and community organisations
Lewes District Council recognises the significant contributions community and voluntary organisations play in delivering valuable services to its residents.
Winter tree identification walk
Lewes District Council’s ranger will lead a free winter tree identification walk starting at 10am on Saturday 20 February 2016. Our community rangers host several guided walks each year around the beautiful nature reserves of the district.
Successful film friendly locations event entices more than a hundred people
Lewes District Council teamed up with East Sussex County Council, Wealden, Rother and Hastings Councils and Creative England to hold a Film Friendly Locations event at Folkington Manor recently.
Partnership working and digital inclusion with tenants results in award nomination
Lewes District Council and Amicus Horizon are working together to expand the programme of activities and events in and around sheltered housing schemes across East Sussex.
Sew it, Swap it and Wear it
Lewes District Council is pleased to welcome Make it Fair, a new initiative which is popping up for just a month behind the Tourist Information Centre in 2 Fisher Street, Lewes from Saturday 6 February.
Tourism businesses attend networking event as new visitor website launched
Lewes District Council and South Downs National Parking Authority held a joint networking event this week to launch the council’s new visitor destination website Stay Lewes, Coast & Country.
Investing in new vehicles and equipment to further enhance street cleaning throughout the Lewes district
Lewes District Council is delighted to be investing in the future with the delivery this week of seven bespoke vehicles that will continue to enhance and improve its street cleaning programme.