Are you pro or anti the Phoenix development? I would be in favour of any development that’s in keeping with the town, but more importantly allows my young friends and my kids to be able to afford to live in their own town, and not to have to move out because costs are prohibitive for first time buyers.
Favourite Lewes landmark? The whole of the town when viewed from the golf course on a summer evening, ideally after having ripped the course apart with a sub-70 round – but then I wake up!
How often do you go to London and Brighton? London about three times a year to go to the theatre and for work, Brighton a couple of times a month, for work.
How would you spend a perfect Sunday afternoon? In the garden with a nice bottle of white wine and a good book enjoying the road closure they’d just enforced on the road by my garden.
What cd/record/tape is in your hifi? Hot Piece of Grass by Hayseed Dixie. Purely as a result of their fantastic concert at the Lewes Guitar Festival.
Lewes would be better if… They weren’t trying to pedestrianise Cliffe High Street by stealth. I’ve no problem with pedestrianisation but at the moment it looks as though they’re getting Ground Force to do it – all tubs and patios.
What Lewes really doesn’t need is… Five-minute ‘Lewesians’ who come into the town and try to mould it into their own way of thinking. Anyone who moves here should sit down, relax, and let it all flow over them.


Andy Freeman “any new development should include cheap
housing to allow young Lewesians to buy a place in Lewes”