Career Hub boost for young people entering the world of work

CAREERS provision for secondary school students is set to receive a boost as the county council is named one of 20 Careers Hubs nationwide.

The East Sussex Careers Hub will link 40 secondary schools, special schools and colleges with employers, support organisations and higher and further education providers to improve the guidance and support offered to students. Continue reading

Report presents “best offer” to residents and calls for urgent action over funding

A REPORT kick-starting the next three years of business and financial planning looks ahead and presents a realistic picture of the baseline-only council services which may be offered in the face of intense pressures on East Sussex.

The State of the County report, being presented to Cabinet next week, sets out the strongest possible offer East Sussex County Council can aim to provide given reductions in funding, increased demand and rising costs. Continue reading

Plastic pollution in the spotlight with world record attempt

SCHOOL children from Eastbourne launched boats made from plastic bottles before recycling their vessels as part of a record breaking attempt.

A total of 52 pupils from Langney Primary School and Gildredge House teamed up with staff from outdoor activity centre Buzz Active to take part in the Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge in a bid to show the importance of reusing and recycling plastics. Continue reading