Category Archives: Community Services

Library move will help make savings

Artist's impression of new Peacehaven LibraryRESIDENTS won’t have far to go to access library services when Peacehaven Library relocates to a different unit within the Meridian Shopping Centre in September 2018.

The move is part of the authority’s Libraries Transformation Programme, which aims to deliver a more efficient service while meeting the changing needs of residents and safeguarding provision. Continue reading

Tough choices as Cabinet discusses £371million budget

COUNCIL leaders will meet next week to discuss how its £371million budget will continue to protect the most vulnerable as financial pressure builds.

East Sussex County Council’s cabinet will face tough choices as it looks at options to save a further £17 million in 2018/19 with the county’s funding being cut and demand for services rising. Continue reading

Remembering the first Hastings Pier fire – 100 years on

Composite pictures by Kieron Pelling merge scenes of the 1917 Hastings Pier fire with modern viewsTHE story of a fire which ravaged Hastings Pier 100 years ago has been retold on the latest addition to a website commemorating life in East Sussex in World War One.

Almost a century before the 2010 fire which devastated the Victorian structure, the pier suffered severe damage in a lesser-known blaze believed to have been sparked by a discarded cigarette. Continue reading