Successes and challenges highlighted in annual report

Cllr Bill BentleyA REVIEW of the successes and challenges faced by services supporting adults and older people has been published.

The Local Account gives an overview of services provided by the adult social care department at East Sussex County Council in 2013/14 and offers insight into performance and details how the service spent its £223.1million budget. Continue reading

Enthusiasts help unearth history along the Link Road

archaeology web2ARCHAEOLOGY enthusiasts working along the route of a new road have helped unearth what is thought to be one of the most significant finds of prehistoric remains in the country.

Working alongside Oxford Archaeology, members of the Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group (HAARG) have been involved in the excavation of Mesolithic flint scatters from the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road site. Continue reading

Libraries scheme helps people on road to mental health

Cllr Chris DowlingLOANS of self-help books for people with mental health concerns in East Sussex have soared since a ground-breaking scheme was introduced.

In 2006, East Sussex County Council was one of the first authorities in the country to offer the Books On Prescription service, in which GPs ‘prescribe’ books to people experiencing common issues such as anxiety or depression to borrow from their local library. Continue reading