East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Survey

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service are running a survey about response times, called:

Your service – our performance


I attach the link to enable you to complete the survey – to access just “click” on the underlined link below.

Any problems, please let me know

Chris Bowman, Membership Secretary, email me at info@meridian-sf.org.uk

Many thanks



Mental Health and Well-Being in Your Community – Free Event Wednesday 24 January 2018







Lewes and Havens Community Network


Dear All,

Mental health & well-being in your community

Come and find out more about what’s happening locally and changes to how services are delivered.

Wednesday 24th January between 10.00 am – 1.00 pm at 

Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane, Lewes BN7 2FG


You are warmly invited to attend the next Lewes & The Havens Community Networking. The Networks are cross-sector events for everyone in the local community organised in partnership by 3VA and the ESCC Locality Link Workers.

The networks are informal meetings that enable individuals that represent organisations or groups from all sectors across Lewes & The Havens to network together, share information, build relationships and collaboration, influence service provision and provide opportunities for mutual support and learning.

By coming along to this Network, you can:

  • Learn about services offered by others working in the community and explore potential ways of working together to improve community mental health.
  • Gain insight into how to help you work with your community on what works well.
  • Talk to other groups and organisations active in the Lewes & The Havens area and explore potential ways of working together to create ways in which we can all be more involved in local conversations and plans in the future.
  • Enjoy a free lunch!


There will be opportunities to tell other participants about things happening in your organisation, including an information table at the venue and you are welcome to bring along literature about your group for other people to take away.


Attending the Network is completely free, but there is limited space in the venue and demand for places is likely to be high, so we may have to limit places to one per organisation. To be sure of your place, please book by 5pm on Friday 19th January.


Pre-booking is essential, but easy! To secure your place please book online here: https://www.3va.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=265


If you have any questions relating to this event, please feel free to contact any of us on the numbers below.


We hope to see you there!


Sue Dunkley (ESCC Locality Link Worker, Lewes, 07720 040 810)

Sarah Gorton (ESCC Locality Link Worker, The Havens, 07740 517 276)

Lee Shepherd (3VA Community Development Officer, Lewes District, 07535 992 638)

Santa Returns!



Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

Dear Supporters of CTLA Community Transport,

You have been subscribed to this occasional newsletter because you are either a previous supporter of a CTLA Campaign or are a member of our services. We hope you find our updates interesting and informative.

In 2016, after a gap of twelve years since the Rotary Club sleigh was sadly retired, CTLA brought back Santa and friends to Newhaven, Denton and South Heighton with enormous success. Hundreds of happy children and their families had the opportunity to meet Father Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and many more character performers.

Due to enormous demand we are including PEACEHAVEN and TELSCOMBE CLIFFS as well this year, with a finale at the Gateway Cafe, The Big Park, Peacehaven on the 22nd December.

Routes and times will be published next week but here are the dates for your diaries:
7th December, Newhaven
8th December, Denton (finishing at the Flying Fish)
14th December, Peacehaven
15th December, Newhaven (visiting Wonkaz Candy)
19th December, South Heighton (finishing at the Hampden Arms)
21st December, Telscombe (finishing at the Telscombe Tavern)
22nd December, Peacehaven (finishing at the Gateway Cafe)

If you would like to donate to the Santa Bus please visit: https://localgiving.org/charity/commtrans/project/santabus/

Or take a look at a short video from last years event:

We will be collecting on the routes to support the isolation and loneliness busting work of CTLA Community Transport – so look out for more Santa news shortly!