Monthly Archives: March 2016

Westminster visit to celebrate youth democracy

Young people from East Sussex attended a Democracy Awards Ceremony at Westminster. Pictured with MP Nus Ghani are Youth Cabinet members (from left): Stephanie Deans, Orla Phipps and Emma Garrood.

YOUNG people from across East Sussex visited the mother of Parliaments for an event celebrating their schools’ role in the democratic process.

The Democracy Awards ceremony, held at the Palace of Westminster, saw certificates handed out to 23 of the 35 county secondary schools which achieved an award to mark their role in last year’s Big Vote to elect members of the East Sussex Youth Cabinet. Continue reading

Four councils share legal services to save £1 million a year

Cllr David ElkinPLANS to bring together the legal operations of four South East local authorities with the aim of generating savings of £1 million annually within three years have been signed off.

Surrey County Council, Brighton and Hove City Council and East and West Sussex County Councils have given the go-ahead for what is thought to be one of local government’s biggest legal services. Continue reading

Donated books chosen by teenagers hit library shelves

Much ado1A NEW range of books chosen by teenagers, for teenagers is being added to the shelves of Newhaven and Seaford libraries thanks to a generous donation.

As part of their Prospero Project, Alfriston-based Much Ado Books raised £2,500 for the new titles by selling Christmas stockings over the festive period. Continue reading