This is why, Mr Baker

Norman Baker wonders why Lewes is regarded “as a mere adjunct to bits of Brighton” by the Parliamentary Boundary Commission in his article in October’s edition of ‘viva LEWES’.

Perhaps that is a question for Lewes District Council’s “Emerging Core Strategy” for the district’s future development. In that, Lewes is classed not as a Primary Regional Centre (like Brighton) nor a Secondary Regional Centre (like Haywards Heath) but a third tier District Centre (like Seaford, Newhaven, Uckfield and Peacehaven).

And by the way, I would be grateful if Mr Baker did not imply that Ringmer was itself a mere adjunct of Lewes!

We don’t “need to be told to look to Uckfield” as we have already discovered its wide range of useful shops, civic facilities and free parking, even for commuters using its railway station (cheaper

fares too).

Richard Booth, Ringmer