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Recycle and recharge batteries this Christmas

picture of a big pile of batteries. Photo credit John CameronDURING the festive season the council is urging people to ensure they recycle dead batteries responsibly, or switch to rechargeable batteries as a more environmentally friendly alternative.

Over 189 million batteries are used over the Christmas period and the council is reminding people that dead batteries should never be disposed of in waste or recycling bins.

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Green gritters ready for winter

yellow gritting truck parked in a barn in front of a large pile of road salt,GRITTERS running on low emission biodiesel will be working to keep East Sussex moving this winter.

All the bright yellow trucks in the East Sussex Highways’ gritting fleet are now ‘green’, running on HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) fuel, and preparations are underway to ensure the 21 environmentally friendly gritters are ready when snow is forecast, or the road surface temperature falls near to or below freezing. Continue reading

New strategy to help children reach their potential

children sitting round a table laughing and talking to a womanA NEW Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) strategy to enable young people to reach their full potential in every area of life has been launched.

The SEND Strategy 2022-2025 will be used to inform the work of everyone working with children and young people with SEND across East Sussex, giving them the opportunities and support they need to achieve their ambitions and prepare for adult life.

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