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Work on countywide street lighting upgrade continues

AN 18-month scheme to improve street lighting, which will reduce council energy bills and lower carbon emissions, starts this week.

Additional funding has been secured enabling East Sussex Highways to upgrade a total of 16,000 street light units to modern high efficiency LED lights and replace 3,000 aging concrete street lighting columns between now and March 2022 as part of a countywide project.

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Council leaders commit to eradicating slavery and exploitation

Council leaders have pledged their commitment to becoming a Slavery Free Community by 2030.

The Modern Slavery Pledge, signed by Council Leader Councillor Keith Glazier, the lead member for Communities and Safety Councillor Bill Bentley, and Chief Executive Becky Shaw, underlines the council’s commitment to Sussex-wide plans to end modern slavery and human trafficking.

The pledge coincides with the 10 year anniversary of UK Anti-Slavery Day which takes place this Sunday, October 18.

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Quit smoking this Stoptober

SMOKERS in East Sussex are being urged to join the 1 million across the UK who quit during the coronavirus lockdown and stop smoking during Stoptober.

The annual stop smoking challenge returns this October, and smokers across the county are being encouraged to put their lungs first, strengthen their immune system and breathe easier by giving quitting a go. Continue reading