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East Sussex residents encouraged to support local children’s futures through fostering

RESIDENTS across the county are being urged to consider becoming foster carers during Foster Care Fortnight.

During the annual campaign, which this year runs from May 10 to 23, the county council is highlighting the need to find more people who can provide local children and young people with a home at a time of need.

East Sussex foster carers have given almost three thousand years of care to children, but with more children for waiting for placements the council is using Foster Care Fortnight to encourage more people to make a difference to children’s lives by becoming foster carers or supported lodgings providers.

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East Sussex libraries reopen after lockdown

LIBRARIES across the county welcomed back visitors this month as they reopened their doors following the latest easing of lockdown restrictions.

Residents can once again browse the shelves and select books as well as return and reserve items. Computers are available to pre-book, and study space and Job Pods for online job interviews are available at selected libraries.

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Innovative cycle sessions gearing up to reopen

EAST Sussex County Council’s Bikeability Cycle Team are gearing up to restart weekly Wheels for All cycling sessions for children and adults with disabilities and additional needs at the Eastbourne Cycle Centre, where they will also be running Bikeability courses during the Easter holidays.

Like many groups and activities, Wheels for All sessions were forced to stop when the country returned to lockdown in January. Continue reading