Which Bonfire Society do you go to? My life isn’t structured enough to be a member of any society. I generally go to Waterloo or Cliffe. I think they’re all pretty good.
Which newspaper do you read? The Independent. It’s got no particular political affiliation, and is generally an interesting and informative read.
Are you pro or anti the Phoenix development? Any new development should be built with parking provision in mind. Each housing unit should have its own parking space, because otherwise there’s a real knock-on problem.
Favourite Lewes landmark? The Priory ruins. There’s a sense of history there, and a real sense of solitude as well.
How often do you go to London and Brighton? London twice a week, Brighton once a month.
How would you spend a perfect Sunday afternoon? Boating with my family at Barcombe Mills.
What’s on your hifi? African music. Senegalese in particular. I’m not much of a musician myself, but I did used to be a drummer. I don’t any more, it’s not the most popular instrument with the neighbours.
Lewes would be better if… They were able to discreetly build a multi-storey car park on a brownfield site that would absorb traffic problems. A proper park and ride for people coming to work and visiting the town.
What Lewes really doesn’t need is… A large influx of new people.

Russell teaches at Sentre Stage (formerly known as LADA), a Saturday morning stage skills training school in Lewes for 13-18 year olds. Term starts on September 16. Ring Matt Haynes on 0775 203 8811 for details.


Russell Floyd by Owen Postgate