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Wheelie bins

Latest updates on rollout of wheelie bins for refuse in Lewes district

Zero carbon and renewables

Homes First is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its housing stock. We all need to play our part in reducing greenhouse gases and protecting our planet. We have produced guides and resources to support our commitment to reach zero carbon and to help you to do the same. For any enquiries about sustainability or renewable technologies such as Solar PV please contact

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels

Solar and Renewables FAQs (PDF) [144KB]
Solar PV Guide on Houses (PDF) [431KB]
Solar PV Guide on flats and retirement schemes (PDF) [302KB]


Air source heat pumps

Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Guide (PDF) [347KB]


Decarbonising our Housing - Energy Case Study

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Not Costing the Earth and the Cost of Living Crisis

Saving carbon and saving money are linked, so by reducing the amount of energy we use, and the amount of food we waste we help lower our carbon footprint and reduce our spending. These guides provide tips, resources, contacts and ideas to help.

Energy Saving Top Tips - Not Costing the Earth (PDF) [202KB]
Help and Advice - A4 Leaflet (PDF) [1MB]
Reducing Food Waste - Not Costing the Earth (PDF) [999KB]


Community growing on Housing Revenue land

Homes First supports community growing in our neighbourhoods. The guidance below supports applications to grow on Housing Revenue Land.

There are community gardens in some of our estates, follow the links to find out how to get involved.

Lewes District

Landport Community Garden, Lewes

The Peverells Community Garden, Seaford

Eastbourne Borough

Grow Eastbourne, Langney

Homes First Community Growing Spaces - Guidance and Application Process (PDF) [239KB]