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£8 million boost for arts and heritage organisations

Cllr Rupert SimmonsCOUNCIL and cultural leaders have welcomed news that a number of organisations in East Sussex are set to benefit from more than £8 million of investment.

Arts Council England announced its 2023 to 2025 investment commitments which include eight organisations in the county which will between them receive a total of £8.3 million, a 25 per cent increase for the county since the last spending round. Continue reading

New highways contractor for East Sussex announced

RoadworksEAST Sussex County Council’s new contract for highways and infrastructure services has been awarded to Balfour Beatty Living Places Ltd, council leaders have confirmed.

The contract, valued at £297 million, will run for an initial seven years from May 1, 2023, with an option to extend to a maximum of 14 years – worth up to £730 million. Continue reading