News

‘Tis the season to recycle
Lewes District Council has a few hints and tips when it comes to thinking green this Christmas to help reduce waste, recycle more and save money at the same time.
White Ribbon accreditation for Lewes District and Eastbourne
We have received notification from the White Ribbon Campaign that Eastbourne and Lewes District have formally received their accreditation as a White Ribbon Campaign area.
Festive and starry theme for late night shopping in Lewes
Lewes District Council is starting the festive season in style with a festive and starry theme for late night shopping in Lewes on Thursday 1 December.
Free tours on offer at UTC@harbourside
Following the recent and very successful Re-imagined Buildings film event at theUTC@harbourside in Newhaven the new college has decided to open its doors to the public regularly.
Out to sea at the UTC
The fourth and final film event of the Re-imagined Buildings project goes out to sea with the 'Life of Pi' at the UTC@harbourside.
Residents invited to have their say on future of recreational spaces
Lewes residents will have the opportunity to contribute to proposals for Pells Recreation Ground and Malling Fields at public consultation events on Friday, November 25, 10am-6:30pm at St John sub Castro and Saturday, November 26.
Lewes District Council to support the observance of the National Two Minutes Silence
Lewes District Council is supporting the call from the Royal British Legion for a National Two Minutes Silence on Friday, 11 November at 11am.
Re-imagined Buildings – looking through a different lens
We have taken four very different buildings with diverse histories and turned them into venues for a series of unique film events in the Lewes district.
Special travel arrangements for Lewes Bonfire
No trains will stop at Lewes or several neighbouring stations after midday on Saturday 5th November – bonfire night – and road restrictions will apply.
Re-imagined Buildings – four films in four unique spaces
Take four very different buildings with an amazingly diverse history and use then imagine these buildings being used for a pop-up series of unique film screening events.
Lewes Bonfire 2016
Bonfire night celebrations will take place in Lewes on Saturday 5 November.
Make Lewes Festival hailed a success
Hundreds of people interested in design, craft making and sustainable architecture gathered in Lewes in the past two weeks to attend the Make Lewes Festival, which returned to Lewes Town for a third year.
Gina braves shave at Lewes District Council’s Macmillan Coffee Morning
Lewes District Council hosted a coffee morning for the second year running to raise funds for MacMillan cancer support.
Lewes District Council supports National Recycling Week
Lewes District Council is keen to encourage residents to think about some of the less obvious items that can be recycled.
Councils come together to launch new fraud fighting initiative
Council representatives from across the East Sussex region yesterday joined forces to officially launch the East Sussex Counter Fraud Hub at Seaford’s Martello Tower.
Celebrating Artwave 2016 – the most successful ever
This summer’s visual arts and makers’ festival supported by Lewes District Council, has exceeded all expectations and has been one of the biggest and most vibrant open house events in the East Sussex calendar.
Lewes Turkish Baths to get a makeover for Make Lewes Festival
The old Turkish Baths in Friars Walk, Lewes - owned by Lewes District Council, is to be given a new lease of life at the Make Lewes Festival of sustainable design, craft making and architecture starting at the end of September.
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 life to local history and culture of Lewes is taking place between September 8th and September 11th.
Lewes Skatepark – New designs to be unveiled at consultation workshop
Lewes District Council is working to create a brand new skatepark at Malling recreation ground in Lewes (behind Tesco), by totally revamping the existing skatepark.
Great events and workshops for Artwave’s final weekend
It’s Artwave final weekend and it’s set to be a great end to this popular festival.
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.