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Council affirms commitment to tackling domestic abuse

A Cabinet councillor has welcomed £2 million government funding for Women's Aid to help survivors of domestic abuse flee and stay away from abusers.

Council outlines vision for the next four years

Cabinet councillors have approved a plan that sets out the council's overarching priorities and aims for the next four years.

Council urges residents to check bin calendar for new collection days

Residents in Lewes district are being sent colourful calendars to show their new bin collection days for the coming year. The council is also starting to introduce wheeled bin refuse collections across Lewes district.

Council provides extra £20,000 to alleviate food poverty in latest cost of living measure

Lewes District Council is awarding £20,000 to a network of community organisations that support people in poverty to access food, as part of its continued support for residents in need through the cost of living crisis.

Children enjoy council's playground makeovers

Playgrounds across the district have been upgraded thanks to a £400,000 improvement programme by Lewes District Council over two years.

Government finance settlement is 'slap in the face for residents'

The Leader of Lewes District Council has accused the government of 'ripping the heart out of local services' after the finance settlement for councils was confirmed this week.

Changes to bin collections in Lewes district

Changes to bin collections over Christmas and further changes on the horizon in 2024

Lewes District Council secures pathfinder pilot status

Council leader: 'funding flexibility will unlock our growth plans'

Second and empty homes set for council tax increases

Lewes District Council prioritises council tax help for most vulnerable

Council plan for 'stunning displays of wildflowers' in 2024

A Cabinet councillor met council officers and contractors (pictured) to mark the final wildflower mow of the season and look forward to next year.

Council funding for 'landmark community projects'

Lewes District Council's community infrastructure levy funding is 'making a fantastic difference' to towns and villages from all parts of the district.

Councillor welcomes 'significant progress' in emissions reduction

Cabinet councillors at Lewes District Council have agreed the future direction of the council's climate change and sustainability strategy and endorsed the actions taken with 'significant progress' achieved since the plan was adopted in 2021.

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