Category Archives: Governance Services

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

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

Remembering the first Hastings Pier fire – 100 years on

Composite pictures by Kieron Pelling merge scenes of the 1917 Hastings Pier fire with modern viewsTHE story of a fire which ravaged Hastings Pier 100 years ago has been retold on the latest addition to a website commemorating life in East Sussex in World War One.

Almost a century before the 2010 fire which devastated the Victorian structure, the pier suffered severe damage in a lesser-known blaze believed to have been sparked by a discarded cigarette. Continue reading