Monthly Archives: June 2021

New pedestrian crossing for busy Hastings road

RESIDENTS in Hastings are able to cross a busy road more safely following the completion of a new pedestrian crossing.

East Sussex Highways has installed the new signalised pedestrian crossing on The Ridge, just to the south of the junction with Chowns Hill, providing safer and easier access to St Helen’s church, Hastings Court care home, Hastings cemetery, and local bus stops.

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Scheme highlights potential dangers for children

YOUNGSTERS across East Sussex are ‘Staying Safe with Sam’ after receiving free picture books highlighting potential dangers in the home.

East Sussex County Council is one of only two authorities in the country to have received the resources from the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) as part of an initiative for Child Safety Week which runs from Monday, June 7 to Sunday, June 13.

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£1.3 million summer makeover for East Sussex roads

ROADS in East Sussex will get a summer makeover this month as a £1.3 million surface dressing programme gets underway.

East Sussex Highways will treat rural and urban roads across the county, from Alfriston to Wadhurst, covering an area of more than 141,000 square metres or approximately 20 football pitches.

The 10-day programme begins on Wednesday, June 16 and is due to be completed by Friday, June 25.

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Funding boost to help ease Covid-related debt

Cllr Carl MaynardRESIDENTS facing financial pressure and debt as a result of Covid-19 restrictions can get the support they need thanks to funding of more than £500,000.

East Sussex County Council is supporting organisations with one-off grants to help them offer advice and support to people who finances have been affected by changes in income due to job loss, furlough or shielding. Continue reading