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Wildflowers bloom alongside East Sussex roads

Roadsides across the county are bursting with colour following an increase in the number of designated wildlife verges.

36 new wildlife verges have been declared by East Sussex Highways over the last year, protecting a further 37 miles of natural habitat and providing a haven for wildflowers and wildlife.

County-wide there are 176 designated wildlife verges, totalling more than 125 miles – the approximate distance from Lewes to Cambridge.

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Free holiday clubs support children this summer

A HOLIDAY Food and Fun programme, funded by the Department for Education, will be serving up free activities and food to support eligible children across East Sussex during the summer holidays.

Following the success of the first programme at Easter, 70 providers will be offering children and young people who are eligible for free school meals a range of activities, along with nutritious food and snacks, at 85 locations county wide in July and August.

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Funding boost for new supported apprenticeship scheme

THE COUNCIL has agreed funding of up to £615,000 to deliver a Supported Apprenticeship programme to create opportunities for some of the county’s most vulnerable residents.

People living in East Sussex in supported and temporary accommodation, and those at risk of homelessness in the county, will be given support to access apprenticeship placements and vocational training and earn sufficient income to help them live independently.

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