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Iford /ˈaɪfərd/ is a village and civil parish in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England. The village is located two miles (3.2 km) south of Lewes. The parish lies on slopes of the South Downs in the valley of the River Ouse.
The parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas.
Iford, East Sussex Wikipedia
On a local level, Iford parish is governed as a Parish meeting with meetings held in the village hall.
The next level of government is the district council. The parish of Iford lies within the Kingston ward of Lewes District Council, which returns a single seat to the council. The election on 4 May 2007 elected a Liberal Democrat
East Sussex County Council is the next tier of government, for which Iford is within the Newhaven and Ouse Valley West division, with responsibility for Education, Libraries, Social Services, Civil Registration, Trading Standards and Transport. Elections for the County Council are held every four years. The Liberal Democrat David Rogers OBE was elected in the 2005 election.
The UK Parliament constituency for Iford is Lewes. The Liberal Democrat Norman Baker has been serving as the constituency MP since 1997.
At European level, Iford is represented by the South-East region, which holds ten seats in the European Parliament. The June 2004 election returned 4 Conservatives, 2 Liberal Democrats, 2 UK Independence, 1 Labour and 1 Green, none of whom live in East Sussex.
The Greenwich meridian runs through the village which is marked by a sundial, provided for by a Millennium Commission Lottery Fund grant.
Iford parish has two Sites of Special Scientific Interest within its boundaries; Kingston Escarpment and Iford Hill and Lewes Brooks. Kingston Escarpment is a 159 acres (64 ha) site of biological interest. It consists of two steep sloping chalk downland, an important habitat for many invertebrates. Lewes Brooks, also of biological importance, is part of the flood plain of the River Ouse. It provides a habitat for many other invertebrates such as water beetles and snails.