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MPs TO MEET MINISTER OVER A27 LITTER

Maria Caulfield MP and neighbouring MP Caroline Ansell are to meet with the roads Minister to request that responsibility for clearing litter from the A27 is transferred from local councils back to Highways England.

LEWES COUNCIL INCREASES TAX BURDEN

A council is increasing its burden on residents by more than it needs to, according to opposition councillors who called for additional help for coastal residents whose homes are at risk.

NEW COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION SCHEME OPEN TO ABUSE

A new plan to alter Council Tax reduction in Lewes district has been criticised as being open to abuse, taking money from one group to give to another and leading to lower standard rented accommodation.

DISTRICT'S NEW PLAN IS WIDE OF THE MARK

Lewes District Council's new Corporate Plan has been labelled ‘inadequate’ and ‘not measurable’, with calls for it to be taken back to the drawing board.

FAIRER HOUSING ALLOCATION FOR TOWNS ACROSS THE DISTRICT

A new, fairer housing allocation system proposed by a Conservative councillor moves closer to being implemented across Lewes District after receiving widespread backing at last night’s Full Council meeting (Mon 24 Feb).

MP PROMOTES URBAN TREE CHALLENGE FUND

Lewes' MP is urging local authorities in the Lewes Constituency to apply to the Government’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund to secure money to plant more trees.

MP 'SHOWS THE LOVE' TOWARDS ZERO EMISSIONS

Maria Caulfield MP has joined hundreds of thousands of people up and down the country proudly wearing green hearts to show they want to protect the people, places and lives they love from climate change.

MORE MONEY IN FAMILIES' POCKETS

We are helping families with the cost of living, so they have more money in their pockets and can provide for themselves and their families:

RECORD EMPLOYMENT FIGURES

New jobs figures today show that employment is at a record high – with more people in work than ever before – and unemployment is at its lowest since 1974, giving families the security of a good job and more money in their pockets thanks to another month of rising wages.