Newhaven Enterprise Zone to become a reality
The proposal to establish an Enterprise Zone in Newhaven has been given the green light with confirmation announced at today’s Government Spending Review.
Action to eliminate violence against women and girls
Lewes District Council is proud to be actively supporting a 16 day global initiative that involves a range of councils, agencies, groups and individuals who are working together to work to end all forms of violence against women.
LEAP into the New Year
Did you know, that according to research done by Natwest Bank, 8 out of 10 businesses fail in their first year of trading?
Council actions further studies on New Homes after feedback
Further studies have been commissioned on the New Homes proposals as a result of feedback and meetings with residents and businesses.
Spellbinding festive treat at Southover Grange Gardens
A Christmas Wish, the spellbinding after-dark journey through Southover Grange Gardens in Lewes, opens on Wednesday 2 December
Cabinet Membership at Lewes District Council
Leader of Lewes District Council, Councillor Andy Smith has announced a new member of Cabinet.
Dog owners urged to avoid Palm oil washed up on beaches
Lewes District Council is aware that deposits of solid palm oil, a whitish, waxy substance that smells like diesel, is being washed up by the tide. It has been found at Seaford Beach but could wash up on other parts of the coast.
Lewes District Council’s message to its Landlords “Don’t miss out”
Lewes District Council is reminding its landlords to make every effort to attend the Landlords’ Forum being held at Lewes Town Hall from noon until 2.30pm on Tuesday 17 November.
Lewes District Council supports call from Royal British Legion
Lewes District Council supported the call from the Royal British Legion for a National Two Minute Silence on Wednesday 11 November at 11am. Staff from many departments took part in the two minute silence.
Bonfire clear-up beats all expectations!
Lewes District Council’s waste and recycling staff worked incredibly hard to ensure Lewes town was back to normal again in record time after the Lewes Bonfire celebrations.
First commemorative blue plaques in Seaford to honour British West Indies Regiment
Many tens of thousands of men and women from the Commonwealth countries in Africa and the Caribbean sacrificed their lives for the United Kingdom during the First World War.
Hundreds of people at New Homes drop-in sessions
Hundreds of people attended drop-in sessions in Peacehaven, Seaford and Newhaven this week to have their say and learn more about proposals for new homes to combat the district’s housing shortage.
Lewes District Council receives two new applications from Network Rail
Lewes District Council has received and validated both the applications from Network Rail in relation to Plumpton level crossing.
Initial designs for new homes on display
Architect’s sketches revealing the first glimpse of proposed designs for new homes in Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford will be on show at consultation events next week.
Lewes Bonfire 2015
Bonfire night celebrations will take place in Lewes on Thursday 5 November.
Expansion of Newhaven Enterprise Centre gathers pace
As part of the exciting £2.5 million Newhaven Growth Quarter project, the extension to Newhaven Enterprise Centre on Denton Island is due for completion in Spring 2016.
Lewes District Council working with Network Rail to re-open Plumpton Level Crossing
Lewes District Council is proactively working with Network Rail to find a solution to the current closure of Plumpton Level Crossing.
New Leader and Cabinet for Lewes District Council
Councillor Andy Smith has been elected as the new Leader of Lewes District Council and Chair of Cabinet.
Revised ecohomes and public park plan for Meeching Down
Lewes District Council has adapted its proposal to build new homes at Meeching Down in Newhaven in response to feedback following initial consultation events.
Lewes district residents receive leaflets on New Homes proposals
We are delivering 32,500 leaflets to homes around the district to keep residents informed about proposals to build more than 400 homes.
Treading on Common Ground - an evening of Art & Wildlife
On Friday 16 October, Lewes Tourist Information centre plays host to Common Ground, an evening celebration of Lewes District Council’s open spaces with art inspired by nature and volunteers who are passionate about wildlife.
Book early for festive wonderland
A spellbinding festive wonderland in the form of an Enchanted Park opens at Southover Grange Gardens in Lewes on Wednesday 2 December and runs until Sunday 13 December, with the exception of Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th, when there is no show.
Continue to LEAP into the future with Apprenticeship programme
Lewes District Council is taking another LEAP forward by continuing the successful delivery of a range of apprenticeship support through Sussex Downs College, one of its key partners.
Council listens to views on New Homes scheme
Lewes District Council senior staff are continuing to meet with groups across the district to discuss a scheme to tackle the housing shortage.
Council discusses new homes with Seaford Seniors’ Forum
Senior staff at Lewes District Council involved in the New Homes project have met with members of Seaford Seniors’ Forum to discuss the proposals.
Residents and staff raise £1,037 at Macmillan Coffee mornings
Lewes District Council is delighted to have raised £1,037 thanks to the generosity of residents and staff who came along to two Macmillan coffee morning events on Friday 25 September.
Second high profile award for Centenary Park
Big Parks project team, along with Crofton Design, the building services consulting engineer with offices in Newhaven, and Kaner Olette Architects, have won the AJ (Architects Journal) Retrofit Awards for the Gateway Café, at Centenary Park.
Cycle powered film screening
On Saturday 19 September, the first ever outdoor cinema screening took place at The Big Park in Peacehaven. A bicycle-powered screening of the 60’s classic “The Italian Job” attracted the crowds and many volunteer cyclists.
Help for North Street Quarter businesses looking to relocate
Lewes District Council is working with Locate East Sussex to ensure that businesses looking to relocate from the Phoenix Estate in Lewes can find alternative workspace.
Tenants’ group updated on proposal to build new homes
Senior staff at Lewes District Council updated the Tenants of Lewes District (TOLD) about a project to build over 400 new homes at the group’s annual general meeting.
Cake tastes better at Lewes District Council
Lewes District Council is hosting a coffee morning to raise funds for MacMillan cancer support on Friday 25 September between 10am and 2pm.
Celebrating Artwave 2015 - the most successful ever
This summer’s visual arts festival in East Sussex, supported by Lewes District Council, has been one of the biggest and most successful.
Councillor Rob Blackman has decided to resign as Leader of Lewes District Council
Councillor Rob Blackman has decided to resign as Leader of Lewes District Council with effect from Monday 21 September.
Lewes District Council is ready to play its part in refugee crisis
We stand ready to play our part in the national response to the Syrian refugee crisis.
Lewes Heritage Open Days
A once-a-year opportunity to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture of Lewes is taking place from 10 to 13 September 2015
Solar panels for 700 tenants of Lewes District Council
Lewes District Council is investing in sustainable energy and reducing its carbon footprint by providing hundreds of tenants across the District with solar panels.
First day of term at Sussex’s newest school
The doors opened to the first students today (Monday, 7 September) at Sussex’s newest and most original school, UTC@harbourside.
Rapid charger for electric vehicles
Lewes District Council has installed the first of two new electric vehicle rapid chargers in Central Car Park Newhaven, with the second rapid charger being installed at the Phoenix Car Park in Lewes by mid-September.