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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.
Tourism Businesses invited to Harvey’s Yard
Lewes District Council and South Downs National Park Authority are holding a joint networking event at Harvey’s Yard in Lewes to launch Lewes District Council’s new visitor destination website.
Newhaven’s Saxon House goes live to residents
Newhaven residents can now get assistance from Lewes District Council, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and Sussex Police all from under one roof.
Shared Chief Executive formally confirmed
Robert Cottrill has been formally confirmed as shared chief executive for Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council starting from Monday (January 18).
Find out how you can benefit from film and television productions coming to East Sussex
Creative England is holding a Film Friendly Locations Event at Folkington Manor, East Sussex on 28th January 2016.
Holocaust Memorial Day
To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day a series of 39 portraits will be available to view in windows up and down the High Street in Lewes as part of “The Refugee’s Gift” - a photographic exhibition that runs from 16 January until 30 January.
Volunteers brave the wind and rain at Castle Hill Nature reserve
On one of the wettest days volunteers took up the Council’s offer and came along to the “Give back to Nature” taster day held at Castle Hill Nature Reserve, Newhaven on Sunday 3 January.
Council report sets out next steps for North Street Quarter Transformation
A report agreeing the Joint Venture between Lewes District Council and Santon North Street to develop the North Street Quarter, Lewes, was considered by the Council’s Cabinet on 7 January.
Solar panels for 525 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.
New Shared Chief Executive appointed at Eastbourne and Lewes Councils
A Shared Chief Executive has been appointed for Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council in a new role created as part of their integration strategy.
Opportunity to let us know your views on Lewes District Council Plan - 2016 to 2020
The draft Council Plan for Lewes District Council is now available on our website and we are seeking the views of residents, businesses, key partner organisations and other stakeholders between now and when the consultation closes on 8 February 2016.
Lewes District Council grants temporary consent to Network Rail
Lewes District Council has granted Temporary Listed Building Consent to Network Rail on their application LW/15/0866 in relation to Plumpton level crossing and the injunction has been discharged.
Give back to Nature in 2016!
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you interested in wildlife? Looking for a new way to keep fit?
A mild but wild winter at the Railway Land Nature Reserve
On the Railway Land Nature Reserve, hidden in the woods, under the twinkle of fairy lights, over 30 people were creating Christmas decorations with festive flourish.
Tenants of the Year receive awards from Lewes District Council
The annual Tenants’ Conference held recently in Seaford proved the ideal event for two very special people to formally receive recognition and thanks for all they do within the local community.
Lewes North Street Regeneration Approved
A joint application to regenerate the largest brownfield site in the South Downs National Park in the historic county town of Lewes was approved by the South Downs National Park Authority Planning Committee today at a meeting held at County Hall, Lewes.
Festive 10p parking in Newhaven
The regeneration of Newhaven town centre is being given a boost this Christmas and New Year with shoppers able to park for two hours for just 10p at Dacre Road multi-storey, Lower Place and West Quay car parks until 2 January.
East Sussex Film Friendly Locations Event on 28th January 2016
Would you like to see your property appear on the big screen?
Lewes District Council believes North Street Quarter is best scheme for the town
Lewes District Council publishes its response to a petition calling on the Council to rethink development plans for the Phoenix / North Street Estate in Lewes.
Christmas magic and medieval treats for a special shopping experience
Lewes District Council is starting the festive season in style with a medieval theme for late night shopping in Lewes on Thursday 3 December.
Tenancy fraud - Last chance to hand keys back
Tenants of Lewes District Council who are illegally subletting, or not living in their council homes, now have the chance to hand back their keys to Lewes District Council with no questions asked.