Monthly Archives: February 2022

ESCC response to Storm Eunice

Given the weather warning in place and with the safety of staff and residents in mind, we took the decision this morning not to open our libraries and Household Waste Recycling Sites.

Our highways team was well prepared for the extreme weather and have double the number of crews working today and over the weekend.  Up until 4pm we had dealt with 169 calls reporting many incidents including 97 fallen trees, obstructions on carriageways, traffic lights not working due to power cuts and a fuel spillage. Continue reading

Independent chairperson sought for fostering panel

A UNIQUE opportunity to play a leading role in finding safe and loving homes for children and young people in need is on offer in East Sussex.

East Sussex County Council is recruiting a new chairperson for the Independent Fostering Panel to head up a team responsible for making recommendations for new foster carer applicants and reviewing foster care provision across the county. Continue reading

Budget brings boost for vital services

MILLIONS of pounds are set to be invested in climate change efforts, the county’s road network and other vital services as spending plans win the backing of councillors.

East Sussex County Council approved a £453 million budget for 2022/23 for the day-to-day provision of services and £753 million for capital investment, which includes a commitment to spend an additional £6 million to help combat climate change and £31 million to maintain and improve roads and pavements over the next decade. Continue reading