It’s hard to get hard news in Lewes district, and if you want to find out the real story behind the North Street development, the Cement proposals at Newhaven,  the scandal of the sale of the 49 sites by Lewes council or the plans to turn the A27 into a motorway you will struggle to find a new source- until now.

The Lewes Eye is not party political. It supports social and ecenomic equality and the creation of an environmentally sustainable society.

The facebook page may include some juicy scandal, but the magazine will feature detailed, fact checked, articles about what’s going on, on your doorstep that you are unlikely to find elsewhere.  This means that there won’t be a new article every day or even every week, but only when there is something to say that no one else is saying.  .

And this is where you come in:


Trying to get a story out there, but struggling?- send it to the Lewes Eye. Right now we particularly interested in Lewes District Council, North Street in Lewes and the A27 motorway proposals and anything from the coastal towns (since they Eye is based in Lewes), but anything about any council that you are involved in, or anything else that you think needs exposure would be welcome. Your story normally has to be checkable, or, on occasions, if it is not,  we may put it out under your name if you agree. Send your story to

Articles should:

  • be about the Lewes District Council area or surrounding area
  • be fact-based rather than opinion pieces
  • be checkable, ideally by the use of hyperlinks to the original sources.


None of this is any good if people don’t read the stuff.  If you EITHER like the facebook page at or sign up to the mailing list at then you will get sent links to new articles when they appear.  Please do one of these and forward this email to other people who you think might be interested.

The Lewes Eye is published by Helpful Bear Ltd.