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Bank holiday refuse, food waste and kerbside recycling collections
Lewes District Council is advising residents to put their refuse and food waste out for collection one day later than normal due to the August Bank Holiday on Monday 29 August.
Make Artwave Festival part of your bank holiday plans!
If you want to escape the DIY, why not come and be inspired by different artists and makers this bank holiday weekend.
A LEAP into business success for Dolly Fixtures
A creative and quirky range of home furniture and accessories based on mannequins covered with decoupage fabrics and textiles is now available to buy or hire.
Wave Leisure Training Academy – Apprenticeship Scheme
Wave are increasing the number of apprentices they take on each year.
Clean up day in Newick and Plumpton as initiative continues
Newick and Plumpton received special attention this week when two areas were blitzed by mechanical street-sweepers, barrows and new cleaning equipment all designed to give that extra sparkle.
Be Inspired by Artwave 2016
The annual visual arts festival for Lewes District all set to be the biggest and best ever!
The Railway Land and Castle Hill Local Nature Reserves are named as two of the best in Britain
The two Local Nature Reserves are among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.
Drinking water fountain installed at Big Park in Peacehaven
Lewes District Council has recently installed a drinking water fountain for users of the Big Park in Peacehaven, thanks to a grant of over £2,000 from the Children’s Health Fund
Free nature themed summer events for all to enjoy
A bumper packed summer of free nature themed events are just about to begin.
New litter bins in laybys on A26 and A27
Lewes District Council has installed 13 new litter bins in laybys on the A26 and A27 as part of its ongoing commitment to encourage people to dispose of their litter responsibly.
Play Street “trial” gives children the opportunity to play outside
Parents, neighbours and residents are being given the opportunity to apply to request the temporary closure of the road where they live for a few hours on selected days or evenings to give children the opportunity to play out.
Making the most of Seaford Beach and inshore waters
A new guide that provides a host of information about Seaford beach and inshore waters for visitors and local residents has been launched for the summer holidays.
Hamsey Neighbourhood Plan adopted by Lewes District Council
Hamsey’s Neighbourhood Plan 2015 - 2030 “Sustainable Growth for the Whole Community” has been formally adopted.
Lewes District Council calls for urgent action to resolve rail misery
Lewes District Council is greatly concerned about the ongoing daily disruption to train services operated by Southern, part of the GTR franchise.
Hover a while on the beach!
Lewes District Council staff are well used to clearing away litter and unwanted refuse as they strive to keep the district clean and pristine for residents and visitors.
Day of action gets results
Day of action gets results as Lewes District Council partners Police, DVSA and Trading Standards.
Artwave Festival brochure and website launched
Artwave joined forces with Lewes Footballs Club’s Artists United for the very successful launch of this year’s brochure and website: www.artwavefestival.org
Winners of 2016 Lewes District Business Awards Announced
The winners of the 2016 Lewes District Business Awards were announced last night, Thursday 14 July, at Lewes Town Hall.
Lewes District Council supports Seahaven YES competition
The Seahaven Y.E.S. is a call to action for young entrepreneurs in the Seahaven and surrounding areas to create and develop their own business idea.
Council Performance – Celebrating Success
Lewes District Council has improved performance across a number of key services during 2015/16.
Artwave at Artists United
Artwave is delighted to be working together with Lewes Football Club’s Artist’s United for the first time this year.
Skatehouse set to get new purpose built facility in Newhaven
Lewes Skatehouse is set to get a fantastic new purpose built facility when they relocate to Denton Island in Newhaven from the North Street area of Lewes.
JOY festival attracts thousands
The long awaited transformation of Convent Field in Lewes into a paradise for foodies, music lovers, artisans and fans of the unique proved extremely popular for residents, local businesses and visitors last weekend.
Survey helps keep Council homes in shape
Lewes District Council is carrying out a survey of the condition of council houses, sheltered housing and blocks of flats.
Seaford Seafront set to sparkle during the summer!
With more residents and visitors enjoying the seafront in Seaford local Councils are working together to tackle litter problems that are causing complaints and concern.
Station Street - Lewes
Southern Water discovered a void underneath buildings on Station St Lewes while carrying out emergency repair work to a nearby sewer on Friday (17 June).
Garden waste collection service coming to residents of Peacehaven, Telscombe and Saltdean
Following the successful introduction of the green waste collection service to residents in Seaford, South Heighton, Denton and Newhaven more than 105 tonnes of garden waste has already been collected and recycled.
Stunning Hawk-moths thrill visitors at Newick Common
Lewes District Council’s Community Rangers and local moth expert Steve Teale recently treated members of the public to a night of never before seen beauty at ‘Night time at Newick Common’.
Aspects of Castle Hill Nature Reserve
Explore this lovely Newhaven Nature Reserve and learn a little about the history, geology, wildlife and management of this unique area with Lewes District Council’s Community Ranger.
Jewels of the Downs at Landport Bottom
Lewes District Council’s rangers invite you to a free guided walk at Landport Bottom in Lewes to discover the butterflies and flowers that adorn our grassy hills.
Lewes District Council and Wave Leisure win Heritage Lottery Fund Support for Newhaven Fort
Lewes District Council and its partner, Wave Leisure, have recently received Transition Funding of £54,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Clean up day in Seaford enhances town centre as initiative continues
Seaford received special attention today when the town centre was blitzed by a variety of mechanical street-sweepers, barrows and new cleaning equipment all designed to give that extra sparkle.
Night time nature at Newick Common
Lewes District Council’s ranger and local moth expert invite you to a free event to discover moths, listen for bats and learn the secrets of wildlife after dark!
Finalists Announced for the 2016 Lewes District Business Awards
The shortlist for the 2016 Lewes District Business Awards has been announced.
Councils’ shared services will save £2.79m a year
Councillors at Cabinet meetings for both Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council have agreed to expand their shared services programme.