Residents reap benefits of energy plant cash boost

Cllr Nick Bennett, lead member for transport and environment, with Hillcrest Centre manager Heidi Coram and trustees and centre volunteers Nicki Day and Umi SinhaRESIDENTS around Newhaven are seeing the benefits of funding from the town’s energy plant with the completion of two community projects.

An all-weather path alongside the river Ouse in Piddinghoe has been created and interpretation boards explaining the history of Tide Mills erected, using money left over from landscaping around the Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility. Continue reading

At-risk groups urged to test for HIV

Cynthia Lyons, East Sussex acting director of public healthPUBLIC health chiefs in East Sussex are urging more people to test for HIV – as part of a national campaign week.

East Sussex County Council is backing National HIV Testing Week, running from November 18 to 24 2017, aimed at encouraging more people to take the test – particularly those most likely to be carrying the virus. Continue reading

Cross-party support for East Sussex fairer funding campaign

Pictured from left: Cllr David Tutt, leader of Eastbourne Borough Council; Cllr David Elkin, East Sussex County Council cabinet member for resources; Cllr Andy Smith, leader of Lewes District Council; Cllr Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, Cllr Bob Standley, leader of Wealden District Council; Cllr Carl Maynard, leader of Rother District CouncilIssued in partnership with district and borough councils in East Sussex

LEADERS of all district and borough councils in East Sussex have thrown their weight behind a campaign calling for fairer funding for the county.

The Stand Up For East Sussex campaign is urging people to sign a petition calling on the Prime Minister to urgently rethink the funding the county receives. Continue reading