Monthly Archives: February 2021

Project explores creative ways to survive lockdown

AN AMBITIOUS new project designed to explore creative ways to survive the strains of lockdown is launching across East Sussex.

Groups hardest hit by the effects of Covid-19 and the restrictions in place to slow the spread of the virus are being invited to use creative pursuits such as music, art, photography and writing, to express their feelings and connect with others. Continue reading

County’s £417 million spending plans approved

VITAL services in East Sussex will be supported with a £417 million budget after councillors approved spending plans for the new financial year.

The 2021/22 budget, which includes no new cuts beyond some of those already identified last year, was agreed by East Sussex County Council at a meeting of the Full Council today (Tuesday).

A council tax increase and social care levy totalling the equivalent of £1 a week for a Band D household, was also agreed in a bid to safeguard services against increasing costs and growing demand.

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Council supports National Apprenticeship Week

An engineer and a female student going over blueprints on a construction site.

An engineer and a female student going over blueprints on a construction site.

APPRENTICESHIPS in East Sussex will be given a boost this week as the county council supports National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), which runs from February 8 – 14.

As well as highlighting the national campaign, the council is officially launching its £600,000 Transform programme this week which supports businesses to access apprenticeships.

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