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Tide mills under attack yet again.

This time Network rail wants to stop up the track to Tide mills from the main road and make people divert round a large and unsightly bridge. The article tells you what is proposed, how to object and what you might say

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Voting takes place for Lewes District Council on 2nd May (postal voting earlier in April). What are the issues you ought to be asking candidates about? Do their leaflets and web sites tell you what they think about the really important issues?

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 Local People wrongly denied community care 

Large numbers of people in our district are not getting the help they need with daily living, and there is very little help easily available if they want to find out what they are entitled to or how to challenge a decision on their help.

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A27 congestionSecretive group plans for dual carriageway from Lewes to Polegate revealed

The minutes of the “A27 reference group” reveal how this group is trying to persuade the government to cut a motorway style dual carriageway through from Lewes to Polegate

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DWP bans local foodbank referrals

The Department for Work and Pensions has banned local job centres from referring destitute people to food banks in order to prevent bad publicity.

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A sudden rush at Lewes’s North Street Development?

Even though the site has been sold, an application has been made for detailed planning permission for the 2nd and third phases of the site.  Why?  Your chance to comment on the application.

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How £6 and six minutes of time could have avoided the 49 sites debacle

A five year secret and abortive programme to sell 49 Lewes District Council sites would never have happened if 5 minutes work had been done.  Now the council is being sued for millions by a developer

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Lewes Low Cost Housing gets the Nod

A proposal to include genuinely low cost housing in new developments in the town gets agreement, and could be extended to other areas if parishes and towns take action

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North Street Lewes- What does the demolition mean?

The demolition of part of the North Street site has been hailed in some quarters as the start of a new development.  The truth is more complex.

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What is happening to the Lewes Local Democrats?

The resignation of a local councillor from the Lib-Dems has cast a spotlight on the collapse of the party in Lewes District.

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Lewes local planYour future for the next 20 years- Lewes District Development plan passed

Lewes District Council has passed a plan to build factories on the beach at Newhaven, and build unsustainable housing.  This article tells you what the issues are and who voted for what.

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