Category Archives: Economy

Green light given to plans to help town centre thrive

PLANS for the second phase of a scheme to modernise and enhance Eastbourne Town Centre are set to move to the final stage.

The proposals, drawn up following consultation with residents, businesses and other stakeholders and part of the Eastbourne Town Centre Improvement Scheme, were approved by the lead member for transport and environment on Monday, July 19. Continue reading

Views sought on improvements to major road route

THE PUBLIC, businesses and organisations are being asked to give their view on a raft of measures aimed at improving a major road in East Sussex.

Proposals have been developed for nine junctions along the A22 and A2290 between Hailsham and Eastbourne to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, reduce traffic and journey times, as well as tackling congestion issues. The proposals will also support new home and job growth in the county. Continue reading

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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Creative project benefits care home residents

CARE HOME residents have been expressing their creativity taking part in projects to tackle the stress caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

As part of Everyday Creativity in Care (ECC) , a project encouraging people to use creative pursuits to express their feelings and connect with others, dementia-friendly art boxes were delivered to nine care homes while residents at two others took part in singing sessions. Continue reading