Council freebies for festive food recycling

With Christmas feasting over the festive period nearly upon us, Lewes District Council is offering residents FREE liners and food caddies for the yuletide leftovers.

Every bin in Lewes district contains an average of 30% food waste, the vast majority of which could have been recycled. Nearly 5,000 households in the district already take advantage of the council’s free weekly food waste collection service.

Councillor Paul Franklin, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling, said:

“Since we introduced the new waste and recycling service, we’ve seen a fantastic increase in the volume of recycling. I’m delighted with the way residents have embraced the new user-friendly system and our planning for more recycling success won’t stop.

“We want your food waste now. During the coming weeks there will inevitably be more food waste than at any other time of the year and our offer of a free roll of compostable food waste liners will help ensure it is recycled.”

All food waste collected is taken to a local facility where it is turned into a top-quality soil conditioner, which can then be used by local farmers and gardeners to grow more food.

For further details and to sign up, please click here:

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Neighbourhood Plan

Click on the link below to take you to the Peacehaven & Telscombe Neighbourhood Plan steering group website which will update you with progress of the proposed plan:-


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Consultation on proposed Telscombe Tye Public Spaces Protection Order

Lewes District Council is consulting over options for a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) on Telscombe Tye. The purpose of a PSPO would be to protect the lambs and ewes that graze on the Tye from being scared, injured or killed by dogs.

PSPOs can be put in place by Councils to deal with issues that have a detrimental and persistent effect on the quality of life of residents in the area. Loss of ewes and lambs can have a major financial and emotional effect on the local community. The cost of replacing livestock is borne by the Town Council but ultimately from public funds. The sight of a dog attack, at the time of the incident and its aftermath, can be very distressing for all involved.
To respond to this consultation, please visit Lewes District Council’s website:-

You can also collect a paper version from Telscombe Civic Centre.

The consultation closing date is Friday 23 November 2018 at 5pm.

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Community Flock Profit and Loss Figures

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Local Plan Part 2, the Pre-Submission Document

The Planning Policy Team at Lewes District Council is pleased to advise that the final round of consultation on the Local Plan Part 2, the Pre-Submission Document, will begin on Monday 24th September 2018.

When adopted the Local Plan Part 2 will allocate specific sites for development and provide detailed development management policies.   This document is needed to support and help deliver the strategic objectives and spatial strategy of the Lewes District Local Plan Part 1: Joint Core Strategy, adopted in 2016.

Local Plan Part 2 only applies to the area of the district outside the South Downs National Park.

The consultation documents can be viewed on our consultation webpage:  from Monday 24 September and paper copies are available to read at the District Council Offices at Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1AB, and at all local libraries including Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Saltdean and Uckfield.

Background documents to this consultation and details of earlier consultations can be found on our Local Plan Part 2 webpage:

Representations are invited over a 6 week period from 24 September 2018 to midnight on 5 November 2018. 

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Chatsworth North Playground Opens

We are pleased to announce that refurbishment work has now been completed in the children’s playground ‘Chatsworth North’ off Kirby Drive in Telscombe Cliffs and it is open from today.   We apologise for the time it has taken, but this was due to a delay in delivery of a piece of equipment and safety surface which was beyond our control.

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Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day

Join us on Monday 3rd September at 11am as we raise the flag to mark Merchant Navy Day, and stay for tea and biscuits afterwards.

Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September has honoured the brave men and women who kept our ‘island nation’ afloat during both World Wars, and celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK’s imports, including half the food we eat, plenty of the fuel we burn and virtually all the products and goods we take for granted!

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Call For Sites

Peacehaven, Telscombe and East Saltdean resolved in 2013 to design a Neighbourhood Plan.  This will guide through Policy Frameworks, how the towns will look in years to come.  As part of this process a residents Steering Group was set up to ask residents of Peacehaven, Telscombe and East Saltdean what they would like included.  Whilst Councils are aware the Planning Authority at Lewes will be granting permission to build in the towns, residents will ultimately make the decision as to where the properties will be built, what they could look like and what else the towns need in terms of supporting infrastructure.  The first part of the Plan was a resident consultation (First Conversation) giving residents the opportunity to see different options.  These are not set in stone, they are suggestions.  The second phase is to ‘Call For Sites’ where residents and landowners show us where properties could be built.  There is no guarantee that the sites submitted will be suitable or will be included, but we do need to collect the data.  The CFS form is now publically available for residents and landowners to have their input and will be advertised until the end of October.  We hope all residents will support this Draft Plan and feedback their views at the relevant time. To keep up to date with the Draft Plan progress, please check the NDP website set up specifically for residents or  Your thoughts are valuable to us and we look forward to presenting the finished Draft Plan to all residents in a few months’ time.

Click here to see the Neighbourhood Development Plan

Click here to download the submission form: CFS Submission Form

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