Maria Caulfield February Update

13th February 2017

As your local MP and Chair of the A27 Reference Group, I wanted to update you on further developments concerning the A27 consultation. As you may be aware, proposals to improve the safety of junctions along the stretch of the A27 from Lewes to Polegate were presented at a number of public meetings before Christmas. … Read more

A27 Update from Maria Caulfield

2nd November 2016

I have recently been appointed as the new Chairman of the A27 Reference Group which is leading the charge to improve the A27 between Polegate and Lewes. The group – first created by East Sussex County Council in 2014 – brings together Members of Parliament, Council Chief Executives and County, District and Borough Council Leaders … Read more

A27 East of Lewes – Have Your Say

2nd November 2016

A27 East of Lewes Improvement Scheme Highways England has published a brochure containing early stage proposals for a range of improvements, costing up to £75 million, for the A27 East of Lewes. The proposals are the subject of a consultation process that runs from 27 October to 8 December 2016. Full details of the scheme … Read more

Maria’s Monthly Update – September 2016

28th October 2016

Maria’s Monthly Update From your Member of Parliament As we steam out of September and into October, there have been a number of items that I have been pleased to be able to raise as I joined my parliamentary colleagues in Parliament following a typically busy summer recess in the constituency.   I have always … Read more

Maria’s monthly Update – July

28th August 2016

Maria’s Monthly Update From your Member of Parliament The political landscape, both here in the UK, and further afield has changed a great deal in the space of a month. However, we must not lose sight of the issues that affect our day to day lives.   One of those very issues is our rail … Read more

Monthly Update – From your Member of Parliament – APRIL 2016

1st June 2016

Time would seem to have flown by since my last monthly update in April, however, unfortunately our trains don’t seem to be arriving nearly so quickly, with the shocking service being provided by Southern continuing to disrupt the day-to-day lives of residents across the Lewes constituency. As a regular commuter myself, I share the huge … Read more

ESCC Report to Parish Councils 2015/16

23rd May 2016

The following report to Councils, dated April 2016, was provided to the Parish Meeting in May:   ESCC summary 2015-16

Monthly update from our MP

2nd May 2016

Maria’s Monthly Update – From your Member of Parliament One of the biggest topics hitting my mail bag in recent weeks has been the topic of local schools, with many parents across the constituency finding out if their child has been successful in getting the school place they wanted, whilst the Government announced proposals to … Read more

Conservation Area consultation

28th November 2015

As part of the Wealden Local Plan, the Council is re-appraising the Conservation Areas in the District. A map showing  five possible areas to be aded to the existing Conservation Area, which could significantly increase its size, is shown below: The Consultation runs until 14th December 2015. Comments to be included in representations from the Parish should … Read more

Berwick Solar Farm Fund

30th July 2015

Berwick Solar Farm – Community Benefit Fund At the time that the Developers sought planning consent for the “Berwick” solar farm, they and the landowners gave a Unilateral Undertaking to Wealden under which the Developers were to set up a “Community Benefit Scheme” for the benefit of Arlington, Chalvington with Ripe, Berwick and Selmeston. The … Read more

A27 Money firmly committed

11th May 2015

A27 Money secure, Secretary of State tells MP’s delegation Posted on March 17, 2015 The £75m earmarked for the A27 between Lewes and Polegate is firmly committed to local road improvements and is not dependent on the outcome of the work of the Airports Commission into Gatwick Airport. That was the clear message yesterday from … Read more

Beware of Bogus Callers

10th May 2015

Sussex Police are warning residents to be on their guard for bogus callers after a suspicious incident a house in Selmeston on Tuesday (April 28). A man called at a house in The Street around 9.45am and said he had come to read the meter. He is described as being around 30, of stocky build, … Read more

Maria Caulfield (Conservative) elected MP for Lewes. One of her key issues is the A27.

9th May 2015

The Conservatives have taken Lewes from the Lib Dems – capping off a stunning night of general election results. Norman Baker had been MP for the area since 1997 and was protecting a majority of almost 8,000 votes from 2010’s national poll, but this was overturned by the new Conservative MP for Lewes Maria Caulfield. … Read more

MP and Parishes agree way forward on A27

10th March 2015

MP AND PARISHES AGREE WAY FORWARD ON A27 A blueprint for the way forward on the A27 Lewes-Polegate section was agreed on 9th January at a meeting convened by local MP Norman Baker to which all parish councils along the route were invited. The meeting, which was held at Selmeston village hall, ruled out both … Read more