Monthly Archives: October 2020

Tip off leads to second illegal tobacco conviction

A HOVE man caught selling illegal tobacco from a market stall has been sentenced to a 12-month community order and ordered to pay more than £2000 in fines and costs.

Howard Bull of Goldstone Crescent, Hove, pleaded guilty to the possession for supply of illegal tobacco and to a further Trade Marks offence for being in possession of counterfeit tobacco, when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court on Tuesday October 20.

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Event to give insight into becoming a councillor

AN INFORMATION event will give members of the public considering becoming a voice for their communities an insight into the life of a councillor.

The online event on Tuesday, November 3, has been organised by East Sussex County Council to encourage people to consider putting themselves forward for the role ahead of county council elections in May next year. Continue reading

Work on countywide street lighting upgrade continues

AN 18-month scheme to improve street lighting, which will reduce council energy bills and lower carbon emissions, starts this week.

Additional funding has been secured enabling East Sussex Highways to upgrade a total of 16,000 street light units to modern high efficiency LED lights and replace 3,000 aging concrete street lighting columns between now and March 2022 as part of a countywide project.

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Council leaders commit to eradicating slavery and exploitation

Council leaders have pledged their commitment to becoming a Slavery Free Community by 2030.

The Modern Slavery Pledge, signed by Council Leader Councillor Keith Glazier, the lead member for Communities and Safety Councillor Bill Bentley, and Chief Executive Becky Shaw, underlines the council’s commitment to Sussex-wide plans to end modern slavery and human trafficking.

The pledge coincides with the 10 year anniversary of UK Anti-Slavery Day which takes place this Sunday, October 18.

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