Category Archives: Business

Boost for business ahead of summer season

BUSINESSES in the hospitality and catering sector in East Sussex are being given additional support to help them recruit and retain staff ahead of their busy season.

Representatives from the hospitality industry were given training and advice at an event held at the De La Warr Pavilion to help them prepare for what many see as the busiest and most crucial part of the year for the sector. Continue reading

Funding for services protected in latest budget plans

escc logoFUNDING for vital services would once again be protected under the latest proposals for East Sussex County Council’s 2023/24 budget.

Papers released ahead of a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, January 24 show how the authority could spend £500 million  on services including schools, roads, libraries and support for the most vulnerable residents, with no new cuts to spending.

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Sussex wine growers celebrate protected status

SUSSEX wine growers have joined with East Sussex County Council to celebrate after the county’s wine gained Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status.

The PDO designation was granted by the Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and means that Sussex wine has the same legal status as produce such as Scotch whisky, Welsh lamb, Cornish clotted cream and Jersey Royal potatoes. Continue reading