Lewes Town Council’s current committees and working parties are listed on this page where you can see our committee calendar, as well as agendas and minutes for meetings.
The council meets approximately every five weeks. Planning applications are considered by a standing committee that meets every three weeks to agree local comments on applications being submitted to the planning authority (the South Downs National Park Authority).
There are also functional panels for internal matters including personnel, audit and governance, oversight of the All Saints and Malling Community Centres, and a Grants Panel, which assesses community grant applications four times each year.
All Saints Centre Steering Group
Allotments Service Working Party
Annual Town Meeting
Audit and Governance Panel
Buildings Working Party
Commemorations and Events Committee
Devolution Working Party
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Party
Finance Working Party
Landport Bottom Management Committee
Malling Community Centre Steering Group
Open Council Working Party
Pells Land Exchange Working Party
Pells Pool Community Association Liaison
Planning and Conservation Committee
UN Sustainable Development Goals Working Party
Public attendance at Lewes Town Council meetings
Members of the public have the right, and are welcome, to attend meetings of the council and its committees and working parties.
Lewes Town Council is always willing to listen to the public concerning matters which affect the town of Lewes and allows any member of the public to address the council or its committees. Questions regarding items on the agenda or requests to address the committee may be heard at the start of each meeting, with the chair’s consent, subject to time available. A period of 15 minutes is allowed at each of the committee meetings for the public to address the council. Where possible, notice of intention to address the council should be given to the Town Clerk with at least 24 hours notice.
Questions are often asked about matters that are not within the remit of Lewes Town Council. This can delay a response, so if you are intending to ask a question, we would recommend that you check what services Lewes Town Council, Lewes District Council and East Sussex County Council cover before asking your question. This information can be found on the what we do page of this website with services covered by the District and County Councils at the bottom of the page.
For more information on attending public meetings and asking questions at meetings, please contact us.