News

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.
Skaters’ views and ideas wanted!
Lewes District Council is working to secure funding to create a brand new skatepark at Malling recreation ground in Lewes (behind Tesco) by totally revamping the existing skatepark.
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
JOY - A summer festival at Convent Field, Lewes
JOY festival is coming to Lewes in June on the weekend of 25 and 26 June.
A boost for the Sussex rural economy
Grants worth almost £153,000 have been awarded to five local projects that will help grow the rural economy and create seven full time jobs.
Newhaven Valley Community Street Meeting
Lewes District Council is holding the first in a series of Community Street Meeting events on Monday 23 May between 9.30am and 1pm next to the children’s play area in Valley Road, Newhaven.
TV star Juliet Morris to host Lewes District Business Awards
Former Countryfile presenter Juliet Morris has been announced as host for the third Lewes District Business Awards on Thursday 14 July at Lewes Town Hall.
Self-service proves popular with residents and businesses
Although it is just a few weeks since Lewes District Council introduced its new online self- service facility over 400 people have registered to enable them to easily and swiftly view their account information.
Lewes District Council adopts Joint Core Strategy
Lewes District Council has formally adopted the Lewes District Local Plan Part 1: Joint Core Strategy.
Lewes District Council elects new Chair and Vice- Chair
Cllr Nigel Enever has been elected to the civic office of Chair of Lewes District Council for the forthcoming year – 2016/17.
Dementia Friends sessions can help you become part of our dementia friendly community
Lewes District Council is working with its partners and other local groups to make a real difference to improve inclusion and quality of life for people with dementia.
Council progress on housing Syrian refugees
Lewes District Council’s plans to provide a home for Syrian refugees in the district are moving ahead.
One day temporary closure of part of Friars Walk car park
Lewes District Council will be closing part of the Friars Walk car park in Lewes on Sunday 22 May 2016 in order to allow for the crane at the new Premier Inn hotel site to be dismantled and removed safely.
Bluebell Railway bid for Heritage Lottery funding gets welcome boost from Lewes District Council
Bluebell Railway is a popular and highly regarded visitor attraction in Sussex that attracts over 150,000 visitors a year.
Deadline extended for 2016 Lewes District Business Awards
Due to overwhelming demand, Lewes District Council has extended the deadline for the Lewes District Business Awards to Wednesday 11 May 2016.
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.
Seahaven Community Flood Fair
The Seahaven Community Flood Fair was held on Saturday 23 April at Seaford Head School, Steyne Road, Seaford.
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.
Royal opening for Newhaven’s Saxon House
His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester has officially opened Newhaven’s Saxon House community hub at a royal ceremony
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.