Category Archives: Transport and Environment

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

Call times slashed by award-winning highways team

East Sussex Highways contact centreA CUSTOMER service team has clinched a national award for a pioneering approach allowing problems with East Sussex roads to be dealt with more quickly and efficiently.

The switch by East Sussex Highways to a new, more ‘personalised’ way of working and a high-tech software system has seen average call response times slashed from 90 seconds to just nine seconds. Continue reading