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April 24 2014.

Lewes District Council is launching a series of events to explain how local communities can spend any winnings from the £40,000 Zero Heroes Community Prize Fund, which aims to encourage people to recycle, reuse and reduce household waste.

The Democratic Society will host an event in Newhaven on Tuesday, 6th May at the Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven at 6.30pm.

The ‘How to spend it events’ form part of the Zero Heroes campaign in which residents have a chance to win a share of £40,000 for their community that they can put towards a local project.

The events are part of an open process for residents to have their say about which projects they would like the money spent on. The projects with the most votes will be funded from the Zero Heroes Community Competition prize fund.

The event gives a chance for the people of Newhaven to come together, think how to reduce waste and decide what community projects any prize money should be used for. Residents will be able to submit ideas beforehand at and the community can budget and prioritise to ensure that the village invests in projects that the people of Newhaven really want and care about.

Representatives from the Zero Heroes Campaign will be present at the Newhaven Town Council Meeting on Tuesday 29th April at the Hillcrest Centre at 6.30pm.

Go to to find out more about the competition, register for the event, and submit ideas for funding.

Anthony Zacharzewski, chief executive of the Democratic Society, said: “These events are just the start of potentially a much bigger process whereby people can work together to improve their communities.

“Every idea submitted will be considered and even the ones that don’t get funding from the Zero Heroes Community Prize fund will be given ideas for finding support.”

For more information visit: or contact the Democratic Society on