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Tough choices as Cabinet discusses £371million budget

COUNCIL leaders will meet next week to discuss how its £371million budget will continue to protect the most vulnerable as financial pressure builds.

East Sussex County Council’s cabinet will face tough choices as it looks at options to save a further £17 million in 2018/19 with the county’s funding being cut and demand for services rising. 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

Residents urged to Stand Up For East Sussex

People in East Sussex are being urged to stand up for their county by calling on the Government to give them a fairer deal.

Today’s launch of the campaign Stand Up For East Sussex asks residents to sign a petition to the Prime Minister which calls for an urgent rethink on the resources the county receives. It warns that real hardship will result if the particular needs of East Sussex are not taken into account, with the public services many residents rely on stretched beyond their limit. Continue reading

Tales from battlefield as WW1 website reaches three years

Battle of Passchendaele – Australian gunners in Château Wood near Hooge, in October 1917THE tale of one of World War One’s bloodiest battles is the 150th story to be published as a website tracing East Sussex’s role in the conflict marks its third anniversary.

Three years ago on Friday (Aug 4), East Sussex County Council’s First World War website was launched to showcase the lesser known stories of the people and places of the county during the war. Continue reading