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ACTION ON RECYCLING FROM LEWES CONSERVATIVES

A report just published reveals that while some political parties on Lewes District Council are busy drafting strategic documents on sustainability, it is the Conservatives who inspire decisive action on green issues in an effort to reduce, reuse and recycle.

COUNTY'S SCHOOLS WELCOME BACK MORE STUDENTS

SECONDARY schools across East Sussex are welcoming back more students with a range of measures in place to ensure they can come back to the classroom safely. 

Huge efforts are also continuing behind the scenes to keep remote learning going during the pandemic.

NO HIDING PLACE FOR CRIMINALS DURING LOCKDOWN

This week, the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioners joined a socially-distanced attestation ceremony to welcome 64 new officers to Sussex Police as they swore their oaths watched on video link by their families and friends. Katy Bourne OBE takes up the story ...

COUNCIL DISMISSES ALL OTHER OPTIONS OVER AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The views of backbench councillors have been completely ignored by the council's Cabinet which refused to look at any other suggestions for more efficient provision of affordable housing in Lewes district at its meeting yesterday [11 June].

COUNCIL REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE MILLIONS RECEIVED IN COVID SUPPORT

Our local council has been blasted for failing to acknowledge millions of pounds received from Government to support local businesses, self-employed workers, the unemployed, charities, other organisations and those in need during the Covid pandemic.

COUNCIL ASKED TO LOOK AT SUPPORT FOR ALL SPORT AND LEISURE PROVIDERS

An East Sussex  council is being urged to investigate additional support to ensure the viability of all sports clubs and leisure facilities across the Lewes district, recognising the extreme pressure faced by organisations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

REOPENING OF LEWES - UCKFIELD LINE GATHERS PACE

Dramatic news came from the Department of Transport this week when they requested a meeting with Maria Caulfield MP and the leaders of plans to restore the Lewes to Uckfield Railway Line following a submission to the Restore Your Railway Fund earlier this year.