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Council to pause food waste proposals in Newhaven

Lewes District Council has confirmed it will pause the current plans for a food waste transfer facility in Newhaven.

Foodbank crisis: Lewes District Council makes immediate £20,000 Donation

Foodbanks in Newhaven, Peacehaven and Telscombe are not accepting new members after the numbers of residents needing emergency support reached 'unsustainable levels'.

53 Mondays will 'penalise the poorest residents'

Councillors at Lewes District Council are supporting a campaign to address a 'quirk in the UK calendar' that could mean some tenants in social housing will have to pay an extra week's rent over the coming year.

Council transforms former police station into 'essential affordable homes'

A 'simply stunning council development' of affordable homes in Newhaven was officially opened this week in advance of the arrival of new tenants.

Rare bee find in Lewes 'testament to mowing for nature'

Dusky-horned Nomad Bee is 'first for Sussex'

Council calls on dog owners to pick up mess

New signs bearing the message: 'There's no such thing as the Dog Poo Fairy' are being put up across Lewes district to remind dog owners of their responsibilities, along with similar messages on the council's social media channels.

Lewes District Council - Town Planning Designation

Lewes District Council has been designated in respect of planning applications for major developments - under Section 62A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Get involved in a new way to help nature and wildlife in Sussex

People are invited to share their experiences and observations of nature and wildlife in Sussex as part of a new, nationwide initiative to address declining habitats and species.

Planning Committee outcome on proposed new Environment First Satellite Depot in Newhaven

On Wednesday 17th April 2024, Lewes District Council's Planning Committee considered proposals for a new satellite depot at the site of the old household waste and recycling centre in Newhaven to facilitate the new Electric Vehicle fleet and other storage for street cleansing and food waste collection services.

Council and rivers trust host Southern Water tour in Ringmer

Lewes District Council and Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust today (Monday, March 25) hosted a Southern Water tour of their innovative projects to reduce flood risks in Ringmer.

Newhaven swimming pool awarded nearly £150,000

Seahaven Swim and Fitness Centre in Newhaven has been given a boost after Lewes District Council successfully secured £149,650 from the Swimming Pool Support Fund.

Town centre 'top decks' parking on track for summer

People visiting Newhaven town centre can look forward to additional parking on offer with the reopening of the two upper levels in the Dacre Road car park.

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