Monthly Archives: June 2015

End to aircraft ‘whine’ is good news for residents

Cllr Rupert SimmonsCOUNCIL chiefs have welcomed a decision by two air operators to take action to reduce engine noise from planes serving Gatwick Airport.

Budget operator EasyJet, which has a major presence at the airport, has pledged to retrofit  its older Airbus A320 planes with a device which prevents the high-pitched whining noise which has plagued residents living under the flight path. Continue reading

Council prepared to face challenging times in East Sussex

Cllr David ElkinCOUNCIL chiefs will be making sure every penny they spend in East Sussex counts as they face spending reductions of up to £90million over the next three years.

A report due at East Sussex County Council’s Cabinet on Monday June 29, will consider how the council can continue to provide the services local people need while reducing spending by as much as £90million in the three years between April 2016 and March 2019. Continue reading