What we do... and don't do
We let over 220 plots across the town. Our sites are at Haredean (aka Hope-in-the-Valley); Landport (Landport Road ); Paddock Road; Queens Road, Malling (off The Meadows), Church Lane, Malling (off Fitzgerald Road); Highdown (aka Landport Bottom). We do NOT own or operate the sites at The Combe (Sussex Wildlife Trust); Landport Farm (Landport Community Garden) or Earwig Corner (Boughey Memorial Allotments Society)
Art and heritage
Bins; bench seats; bus shelters
Things can get quite confusing in these public realm matters, as we do not, for instance, own all the bus shelters, bench seats, or litter bins. We own around 130 bench seats and around 50 litter-bins which are disposed around the town, and 15 bus shelters. There are many others which may be owned by a bus company; Lewes District Council; East Sussex County Council, or someone else entirely!
If you wish to enquire about dedicating a public seat in memoriam, or represent a resident’s group that wishes to provide amenities in your area, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We own the Town Clock – hanging from the tower at St Michael’s church in the High Street, and the turret clock mounted in the tower that tops Fitzroy House; but we do not own either of the buildings to which the clocks are attached!
Commemorations and events
We continually monitor things like the anniversaries of significant events in Lewes history, and often work in partnership with other organizations and groups to mark these appropriately. In recent years we have initiated or collaborated in:
The Battle of Lewes 750th anniversary in 2014 – commissioning a specially-written piece of music and engaging with well-known local musicians and singers to stage a performance in the Assembly Room that was ‘shared’ with Lewes, Delaware, in the United States of America. We also contributed to and facilitated the refurbishment of the Battle of Lewes Monument sculpture in Priory Park.
First World War commemorations 2014-18 – we have supported a number of local initiatives, including the incredibly dignified and well-supported ‘Lewes Remembers’ torchlight vigil on 12th November 2017. We produced ‘The Winter of the World’ in October 2014 – an audio-visual event at the All Saints Centre
Grass verges and floral display
Historic building plaques
Lewes Neighbourhood Plan
Malling Community Centre
Pells Recreation Ground
Planning Applications – local comment
Priory of St Pancras (‘Lewes Priory’)
Roadside winter salt bins
Tuesday Indoor Market