Apprenticeship training boost for East Sussex businesses

Small and medium sized enterprises across the county will be able to access support for apprenticeship training following a successful funding application to the European Social Fund and a match funding pledge by East Sussex County Council.

A maximum of £600,000 will be available for up to two years, with a possible third year extension, after the Council agreed to match £300,000 from the Fund. Match funding from the council’s Apprenticeship Levy, will help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) access apprenticeship advice and funding.

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Bus pass rules relaxed to support vaccinations

BusCONCESSIONARY bus pass holders will soon be able to travel before 9.30am in a bid to support the COVID vaccination programme.

From Monday, January 18, East Sussex County Council will temporarily relax the rules to help elderly and vulnerable residents travel to early morning COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Continue reading

Truckers driving home for Christmas thanks to urgent Sussex operation

DOZENS of lorry-drivers were arriving safely back in mainland Europe today after an urgent and successful Christmas operation at Newhaven port in Sussex.

Teams of volunteers from the NHS, along with St John Ambulance and British Red Cross volunteers, worked late into the night and early in the morning to help the drivers get Covid tests to allow them to board ferries to Dieppe in France. Continue reading