Pulsating with energy is Victoria Primary School, full of children who in 2020 will move across Lindsay Road to a new site to pursue dreams for the future.

This iconic building is  an invaluable asset to focus the whole community right at its centre: THE HEART OF NEWHAVEN


YOU can be part of a plan for this building to throb with life, the heart pumping the blood back into the COMMUNITY.

What would you like see happen at the Heart of Newhaven? You can help make a dream come true.


Newhaven has a distinct identity.

Its rapidly increasing population and range of activities is crying out for a focal point to express our sense of community life, especially to help those in greatest need of care and well-being.

As soon as Victoria Primary School moves to its new site at Western Harbour in 2020 our community can apply to acquire the site at THE HEART OF NEWHAVEN through Community Asset Transfer – but we must show why we need it.

Out and About with all the groups who make up the Heart of Newhaven,


It may have been grey and overcast with a threat of rain on Monday 20th May, but eight of us still enjoyed the hour and a half walk around the streets and through the closes of Newhaven along with professional guide Mary Kemp Clarke. There is a wealth of interesting history hidden behind the sometimes uninspiring facades and Mary brought it all out with a charm and a smile and a fascinating tale or two.

She had offered her services free of charge to support the Heart of Newhaven project and I for one accepted with alacrity. I confess to a previously lamentable lack of knowledge about the village and I was eager to fill the gaps. I came away with a much better understanding of the area’s history: I hadn’t realised how much there was to discover.

The group was all ages too, and included eight year old Tilda Souter who reported how much she had learned from it. “I learned about the Society of the Free Fishermen and that there were two churches. I enjoyed seeing bits of my street I hadn’t noticed before,” she said.

So whether you live in Newhaven or further afield, join Mary on one of her walks on 6th and 28th June and 7th and 9th of August. Each walk starts at 2pm. Meet her by the HoN banner at the entrance to the harbour.

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