Category Archives: Economy

Vital support for creative and digital industries

HUNDREDS of East Sussex businesses have been helped by the South East Creatives business support programme, designed to support the creative, cultural and digital sectors across the region.

Set up by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s South East Creative Economy Network, the programme has awarded thousands of pounds in grant funding as well as providing free business support and advice to the local creative and digital industries since its launch in 2018.

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Former rough sleepers benefit from training

A SCHEME that helps those at risk of homelessness find work and training opportunities is being rolled out following a successful pilot.

Plumpton College recently welcomed a group from the Rough Sleepers Initiative for an eight-week training programme in local parks which included a mixture of activities to support wellbeing, a City and Guilds Level 1 qualification in Horticulture Studies, and work experience alongside land management company Idverde. Continue reading

Open Doors workplace visits return

STUDENTS across East Sussex have been gaining insights into the world of work as the council’s Open Doors scheme returns.

For six weeks during November and December, over 300 students from 13 schools have once again been offered the opportunity to visit 12 businesses across the county, allowing them to experience the workplace and learn more about possible career paths.

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£8.85million investment in crucial areas agreed

COUNCIL leaders have agreed to invest millions of pounds in tackling climate change and improving the county’s roads and pavements.

East Sussex County Council’s Cabinet agreed one-off additional funding of £8.85million in the two areas at its meeting today (November 9).

A total of £5.8million will be spent on improving road signs, lines and pavements and carrying out road patching across the county, while £3.05million will support the authority’s efforts to cut its carbon emissions.

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