Monthly Archives: January 2014

Council Tax increase to protect services to be discussed by cabinet

moneybudgetCOUNCILLORS in East Sussex are considering raising Council Tax for the first time in four years – as part of a budget which would see more than £57 million of new funding for the county’s roads.

As East Sussex County Council faces £110 million budget cuts in the 10 years to 2020, the authority’s cabinet will consider three proposals – freezing Council Tax or increasing it by either 1.45 per cent or 1.95 per cent. Continue reading

Schools bronze accolade for bike scheme

Willingdon SustransA PRIMARY school has become the first in East Sussex to achieve an award which recognises its ‘green’ travel credentials.

Willingdon Primary School, in Eastbourne, received the Sustrans School Mark Bronze Award, which recognises outstanding effort in promoting sustainable travel among children, parents and staff. Continue reading

Cabinet to discuss alternative waste sites plan

IMG_9016 (Small)THREE closure-threatened waste sites in East Sussex could remain open under plans being considered by senior councillors.

East Sussex County Council had proposed closing household waste recycling centres in Forest Row, Seaford and Wadhurst as the authority faces a reduction in funding of around £70 million over the next three years. Continue reading