Forthcoming Events

The 2023 Lewes Speakers Festival will take place
12th, 13th and 14th May 2023
All Saints Centre, Lewes.

Click here for the list of speakers.

To book tickets:

Call the Box Office on: 0333 666 3366.

Or online at:

Latest News

13th May 2023

Community Pop Choir Relocates

On 22nd May, the Eastbourne Voices Pop Choir will be relocating to the recently reopened Sovereign Harbour Community Centre.

The choir, which meets on Mondays at 7:00pm, offers free trial sessions.

12th May 2023

Sainsburys’ recalls by Sainsbury’s Mexican Style Chilli Cheddar

Sainsbury’s is recalling by Sainsbury’s Mexican Style Chilli Cheddar because it may contain Salmonella.

3rd May 2023

May Our News eNewsletter Is Here

The April issue of the Neighbourhood Watch - 'Our News' eNewsletter is out!

In this issue:

  • Are you ready for Neighbourhood Watch Week, 3rd - 9th June?
  • Safer communities with simple steps
  • Want to support our national charity?
  • See someone being harassed?
  • MPs sign up to our Community Safety Charter
  • Celebrating 20 years of the UK’s National Property Register
  • How smart tech can help keep an eye on your home
  • What is a PayPal scam?

And more

3rd May 2023

The latest issue of the East Sussex Health and Social Care newsletter is now available to download.

In this issue:

  • From the newsroom...
  • Enjoy a Royal knees-up: find a Coronation event near you
  • Stay connected by getting help with your computer skills
  • Removing the taboos: finding the courage to tackle your mental health

And more

2nd May 2023

Müller recalls various Cadbury branded dessert products

Müller has taken the precautionary step of recalling some batches of various Cadbury branded dessert products because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

29th April 2023

Lactalis McLelland Ltd recalls various goat cheeses

Lactalis McLelland Ltd have taken the precautionary step of recalling various goat cheeses because the products might contain Listeria monocytogenes.

27th April 2023

The latest issue of the Your East Sussex newsletter is now available to download.

In this issue:

  • Celebrate the King's coronation
  • What (else) is on in May in East Sussex?
  • Stretch the legs for Walk to School Week
  • Jacqueline Wilson: "Libraries are magical"
  • Stress Awareness Month – where you can find help
  • From the newsroom...

And more

26th April 2023

Have your say on the future of drinking water in the south east

South East Water is currently preparing our detailed plan for 2025 to 2030. The 'Your water, your say' meeting will allow you to hear about the plan and ask us questions about it.

Your questions could cover the service SE Water provides, its impact on the environment, what will happen to your water bill or whatever other topic is important to you.

They’d like to invite you to a virtual meeting on 6 June from 2pm to 4pm to hear their plans and give you the opportunity to ask questions.

You can find out more about the meeting from CCW and Ofwat.

15th April 2023

A Commissioner for Older People and Ageing would act as an independent champion for older people and ensure that policy-making across government considers the long-term needs of our ageing population.

In this blog, Centre for Aging Better Chief Executive, Dr Carole Easton OBE, outlines five reasons why this role is crucial and why nearly 80 organisations are already supporting the call.

11th April 2023

The UK government’s new Emergency Alerts system is now live.

The system will enable people to be contacted via their mobile phone when lives are in danger. On Sunday 23 April 2023 at 3pm, there will be a national test of the Emergency Alerts service.

It will be used to warn you in the event of emergencies, such as severe flooding.

Emergency Alerts are sent to all compatible mobile phones within an area of risk. They don’t track your location, need your phone number, or collect personal data. Only the government and the emergency services will be able to send them. If you don’t have a mobile phone, you’ll still be kept informed through other channels.

If you get an Emergency Alert on your phone, you’ll hear a loud, siren-like sound. A message on your screen will tell you about the emergency and how best to respond. You’ll be able to check an alert is genuine at

If you receive an alert, read the alert carefully and follow the instructions.

You can opt out of receiving emergency alerts; for more information on how to opt out please go to

10th April 2023

Warnings issued for windy weather to come

After a largely fine and dry Easter weekend for most, things are turning more unsettled, with wind warnings in force from Tuesday afternoon.

The wet and windy weather will continue next week, with fronts arriving from the southwest bringing further periods of rain for many from Tuesday.  

A developing low-pressure system looks likely to bring a more sustained period of wet and windy weather from Tuesday and into Wednesday, which has resulted in the issue of yellow wind warnings.  

The warnings highlight potential travel disruption and the possibility of large waves in coastal areas in the south and west.


6th April 2023

The DVLA's online services are the quickest, easiest and often cheapest way to transact with them. Whether that’s renewing your driving licencetelling us you’ve sold a vehicle or making a SORN, by going online, you can be sure to receive a speedy and efficient service.

However, the DVLA reminds its customers of the importance of only using GOV.UK, the official government website to avoid the risk of being scammed.

4th April 2023

April Our News eNewsletter Is Here

The April issue of the Neighbourhood Watch - 'Our News' eNewsletter is out!

In this issue:

  • New window stickers in our shop now
  • What do you think of Neighbourhood Watch?
  • Our lottery winners are reaping rewards!
  • Are you planning a Big Lunch?
  • The Government’s new Emergency Alerts service is now live
  • Cybercrime fears continue to rise amid cost-of-living crisis
  • Looking for advice on how to save money off your energy bills?
  • Take Five to Stop Fraud
  • Why choose a Master Locksmiths Association Approved Locksmith?

And more

4th April 2023

Somerset Cheese Company recalls Pennard Red Goats Cheese

Somerset Cheese Company is recalling Pennard Red Goats Cheese because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in a batch of this product.

1st April 2023

Library Information Service Bulletin

The latest issue of the East Sussex Library Information Newsletter is now available to download.

In this issue:

  • Bobby Palmer in Conversation
  • Sussex Business and IP Centre
  • Reading Friends
  • April in the library
  • A book I have loved

31st March 2023

Health and Social Care News East Sussex - your monthly update

The latest issue of Health and Social Care News East Sussex, is available to download.

With the clocks springing forward in March, the days are getting longer and the promise of summer is in the air. But this being England, it's wise to also carry an umbrella - just in case.

And while those longer, milder days are very welcome, it's important to remember that for some it can still be a stressful and lonely time of the year. Stress Awareness Month reminds us all to take time from our busy days to manage our worries in a healthy way - maybe that's a walk, a talk with friends or even just taking time to do nothing at all.

Loneliness is a very personal things, and our story with Laura highlights that it can happen to anyone, for reasons that are sometimes unclear.

Look after yourselves, and we hope you enjoy April and all the great things this time of year can offer.

30th March 2023

The latest issue of the Your East Sussex newsletter is now available to download.

In this issue:

  • Easter time - what's on in East Sussex?
  • East Sussex fostering on The One Show
  • A Poet Laureate's love of libraries
  • Homes for Ukraine, one year on - Clare's story
  • Help clean up our communities
  • From the newsroom...

And more

30th March 2023

Do you remember when Eastbourne looked like this?


30th March 2023

Neighbourhood Watch Annual Insights Survey

What do you think about Neighbourhood Watch? To find that out, Neighbourhood Watch is running a short survey across England and Wales for members and non-members alike. Your answers will be anonymous and help identify positives they can build on, and areas they need to improve. Additionally, you could be in for a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher by completing the survey.

The survey will be open from 29th March to 21st April. Please spread the word to gain the broadest possible range of responses representing the diversity of England and Wales.

Please help by sharing this survey link with your friends, family and networks. Forward this email or post this link to your WhatsApp or social media groups.

Click here to complete the survey.

27th March 2023

ESF Spring 2023 Newsletter

The ESF Spring 2023 Newsletter in now available to download.

21st March 2023

The Old Cheese Room extends recalls of Baronet, Baby Baronet and Mini Baronet Soft Cheese

The Old Cheese Room is extending its recall of Baronet, Baby Baronet and Mini Baronet Soft Cheeses because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in some batches of these products. This PRIN is an update to include further dates and batch codes and replaces earlier PRINs.

17th March 2023

The latest issue of the East Sussex together is now available to download.

In this issue:

  • More can apply for £400 off energy bills
  • More bus, less fuss: new low fares
  • Got ID? Don't miss your chance to vote
  • UK alerts to warn when lives are in danger

14th March 2023

Eastbourne Seafront

The Friends of Eastbourne Seafront have published this very interesting video.


14th March 2023

March Our News eNewsletter Is Here

The March issue of the Neighbourhood Watch - 'Our News' eNewsletter is out!

In this issue:

  • Making this a better place to live
  • Are you an active bystander? Do you know how to safely intervene?
  • Don’t always ‘trust your gut’ when it comes to scams
  • Raise awareness of child exploitation in your area with #LookCloser
  • Peace of mind with ERA Protect
  • WIN a Patlock!
  • Dangers of the dark web
  • Protect your pooch for Pet Theft Awareness Week
  • How Airbnb works with Neighbourhood Watch to support local communities

And more

2nd March 2023

Turning colder with snow on the way

The UK will get colder later this weekend with a northerly airmass dropping temperatures and introducing snow to the forecast next week.

Through the end of the week and into the weekend high pressure will continue to drive a relatively benign spell of weather. Much of the UK will be under cloud cover, with the best of any sunny spells in the west. There will be some scattered showers, with snow falling over the tops of the Scottish mountains.  

The area of high pressure currently located over Scotland will move away to the West at the start of next week, allowing a northerly airflow to sweep across the UK. The introduction of an Arctic maritime airmass will bring snow showers to Scotland, Northern Ireland and along the East coast of England from Monday.

The snow showers will predominantly impact northern and eastern areas; however it will be cold across the UK, with widespread freezing conditions overnight.

1st February 2023

Library Information Service Bulletin

The latest issue of the East Sussex Library Information Newsletter is now available to download.

In this issue:

  • In Conversation with Clare Flynn
  • Book Amnesty
  • BookTrust Storytime
  • ComicsPlus

24th February 2023

The latest issue of the Your East Sussex newsletter is now available to download.

In this issue:

  • What's On? Put a spring in your step
  • The war in Ukraine - one year on
  • One refugee family's story
  • "We're going to the racecourse (?) and we're going to get married"
  • Get your garden ready for spring
  • Get in our good books - February
  • From the newsroom...

And more

23rd February 2023

The Met Office UKV high resolution model output
now freely available on users can now visualise the most detailed forecast available for the UK, with the Met Office UKV 2km model output now available on web and app., which has 61m monthly website visits worldwide1, takes raw model output from a number of weather forecasters around the world and visualises it for users to see how the forecast is playing out to help them plan their lives. users looking for a UK forecast will see ‘UKV’ as a forecast option to use Met Office data, the highest resolution available for the UK with a resolution of 2km.

Met Office Markets Director Ian Cameron said: “As the UK’s meteorological service it’s crucial that we work proactively with partners to provide expert Met Office data and information wherever people get their weather forecast.

“Met Office model output on provides users with enhanced detail at an improved resolution, helping make sure everyone has access to the forecast information they need to make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.”

18th February 2023

Tahira Foods recalls a number of products

Tahira Foods Limited is recalling a number of products because there has been a breakdown in temperature control which makes these products unsafe to eat.

Some of the products sold at Morrisons, Coop and/or Asda are not affected. See "Read More".

Lidl GB recalls Deluxe Strolghino Salami

Lidl GB is recalling Deluxe Strolghino Salami because Salmonella has been found in the product.

7th February 2023

February Our News eNewsletter Is Here

The February issue of the Neighbourhood Watch - 'Our News' eNewsletter is out!

In this issue:

  • How a Coronation Big Lunch can bring your community together
  • A date from Tinder – or a date with a swindler?
  • New free app launches to tackle LGBTQ+ hate crime
  • New film warns of risks of not using a qualified plumber
  • LockLatch™ – The window restrictor you can trust
  • Three major cybersecurity predictions for 2023
  • Make a Difference Awards 2023

And more

1st February 2023

Library Information Service Bulletin

The latest issue of the East Sussex Library Information Newsletter is now available to download.

In this issue:

  • Storytelling Week
  • Rhymetimes and Storytimes at your library
  • East Sussex Community Information Service
  • LGBTQ+ History Month
  • A Book I have Loved

28th January 2023

Tesco recalls Tesco Creamfields Grated Cheddar

Tesco is recalling Tesco Creamfields Grated Cheddar because it may contain small pieces of plastic, making it unsafe to eat.

27th January 2023

The Chief Executive of the Centre for Aging Better, Carole Easton, said last week, "I was shocked to see a headline in the Daily Telegraph that read 'Where baby boomers are locking the most bedrooms out of the housing market'. The article openly laid the blame for poor planning and housebuilding policies at the door of older people.
But the reality couldn't be more different. A desperate lack of suitable housing options is the reason why so few older people move house until a crisis.
What we urgently need is a housing system that reflects the needs of older people and delivers the types of homes that allow us all to remain independent as we age".

27th January 2023

The latest issue of the Your East Sussex newsletter is now available to download.

In this issue:

  • February family fun - what's on this half term
  • Join the Big Garden Birdwatch!
  • Unusual East Sussex trivia
  • Local lad slides to victory in Germany
  • From the newsroom...

And more

16th January 2023

Nearly two-thirds (65%)* of us are worried about our home being broken into, yet there are simple, proven measures we can all take to halve our chances of being burgled. 

We have joined forces with our long-standing primary smart security partner, ERA Home Security, to bring you our Think WIDE(N) burglary prevention campaign highlighting the simple, evidence-based WIDE measures which can be taken in any home on a variety of budgets.

At Neighbourhood Watch, we also believe neighbours keeping an eye out for each other is key to reducing burglary, so we've extended the WIDE acronym to WIDE(N):

Leaving home? Use this free home security checklist to leave your home safe and secure.

16th January 2023

Met Office - Level 3 Cold Weather Alert

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert. There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions between 0900 on Monday 16 Jan and 0900 on Friday 20 Jan in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust's emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.

View the full warning at the Met Office Cold Weather Alert site.

Cold weather can affect your health. The people most likely to be affected are the elderly, the very young, and people with pre-existing medical conditions. There are lots of ways you can help yourself and your family in the cold weather:

  • Heat your home to at least 18⁰C
  • Keep moving – regular activity keeps you feeling warmer
  • Wear multiple layers of clothes inside and outside. 

Find out more about how to keep yourself well and your home warm during winter by visiting the NHS Keep Warm Keep Well website.

10th January 2023

Tackling the Older Worker Participation Crisis

Increasingly the government has shown over the past year that it is coming to realise the scale of older workers leaving the labour market and raising the issue higher up its priority list.

We’ve had the Chancellor specifically reference DWP support for older workers during May’s cost-of-living support announcement, the DWP launch in the summer of the 50PLUS Champions dedicated to helping over 50s into work and the announcement in November’s Autumn Statement of a thorough review of workforce participation.

Now we have the biggest indication yet that encouraging more older people back into work is a key goal for this government with the announcement over the festive period that the Prime Minister was drawing up plans to woo thousands of “missing” older workers back into the office amidst fears that Britain’s economic recovery is being held back by people taking early retirement.

It has been reported that over 50s will be offered a new personal MoT that will allow them to assess their financial health and their prospects for early retirement. The assessment will also be used to help identify opportunities for part-time or flexible work, mentoring and skills training. The project will also include a nationwide public information campaign to highlight the opportunities available to older workers.

9th January 2023

Wet and windy week before a change on the way

It’s a forecast of transition according to the Met Office’s 10-Day Trend as the weather moves from wet, windy and mild to colder weather with a chance of wintry showers.

Wet and windy conditions will continue to dominate as we head towards the weekend, thanks largely to the position of the jet stream.  

Speaking in the Met Office 10-Day Trend, Meteorologist and Presenter Aidan McGivern said: “The jet stream is approaching the UK from the west and sending us further areas of low pressure, with tightly packed isobars across the UK. That continues to be the case as further low-pressure systems deepen and get sent in from the west.  

“It’s going to stay blustery, with some strong gusts in the west in particular and these lows will continue to send us outbreaks of rain and showers heading into the weekend.” 

9th January 2023

January Our News eNewsletter Is Here

The January issue of the Neighbourhood Watch - 'Our News' eNewsletter is out!

In this issue:

  • Same charity, fresh new look
  • Think WIDEN to keep your home safe
  • Upgrading your home security? Look for ‘Secured by Design’
  • How to avoid Amazon scams
  • Locked out, not caught out
  • Send you scam mail to FREE POST, NTSST, MAIL MARSHALS
  • New research shows people avoid activities in the dark

And more

5th January 2023

Tesco recalls Wicked Kitchen Spinach & Wild Garlic Ravioli

Tesco is recalling Wicked Kitchen Spinach & Wild Garlic Ravioli because it may contain small pieces of metal, making it unsafe to eat.

2nd January 2023

Library Information Service Bulletin

The latest issue of the East Sussex Library Information Newsletter is now available to download.

In this issue:

  • Appy New Year
  • Storytelling Week with Gulwali Passarlay
  • Learning Services have the answer
  • Reminiscence Resources Training
  • Knit and Natter
  • Most Borrowed Books 2022