Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils have launched a new website to showcase hundreds of local food and drink businesses that are offering deliveries in response to the Covid-19 crisis. With demand rocketing as people stay at home; some businesses have diversified by transforming their premises into a community shop with a delivery option while others have scaled up their takeaway service. The councils’ website eatlocal.info is a comprehensive directory of these outlets. If you know of a business that is not yet listed, please ask them to email firstname.lastname@example.org to have their details added to the site.
Public service organisations continue their plea to businesses and the public to get in touch if they can supply vital PPE to protect frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please see the attached document for more information about how you may be able to help.
Lewes District Citizens Advice has announced that face-to-face advice services in all their offices have been suspended for the foreseeable future.
Please see the attached document for information about how to obtain support during the period of office closure.
The Parish Council meeting due to have been held on Monday 6 April 2020 has been postponed, pending advice (and new legislation) from the Government around how Parish Councils should conduct business during the coronavirus crisis and the enforced period of social distancing.
Updates and information will be posted on this website when available.
Please see the attached bulletin from Lewes District Council below.
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Owing to staffing issues and massively reduced use of its services over the last few days, Compass Travel has taken the decision to suspend some routes, including the 166 serving Wivelsfield Green.
Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA) has, by special arrangement with East Sussex County Council, agreed, wherever possible, to assist passengers of any age who are affected by these suspended services. Those who still need to make vital journeys should contact CTLA to see if they can be accommodated through their expanded dial a ride services. Bookings can be made by phoning CTLA on 01273 517332 between 08.00–16.00 on Mondays to Fridays. Passengers with a Concessionary Pass, who would normally have travelled on these Compass Travel services, will also be able to use the replacement dial a ride arrangement for free during this crisis period.
In line with Government advice during the coronavirus outbreak, the Parish Council office will be closed until further notice. Anyone wishing to contact the Council should email the Clerk at email@example.com, copied to the Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office number (01444 471898) and leave a message (as messages can be retrieved remotely).
It is not yet known what arrangements will be put in place for carrying out Council business in the absence of being able to hold meetings face to face. It is anticipated that the Government will push through legislation to allow for business to be conducted by alternative means, but, until the details of this are known, planned Council meetings are likely to be postponed.
Updates will be posted on the website.
In light of the coronavirus situation, the Community Clean Up Event which was scheduled for Saturday 28 March has been postponed until Saturday 19th September, in line with the newly published dates by Keep Britain Tidy for the renamed ‘Great British September Clean’. Thank you to anyone who was planning to support this event and we hope to see you later in the year.