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ESCC response to Storm Eunice

Given the weather warning in place and with the safety of staff and residents in mind, we took the decision this morning not to open our libraries and Household Waste Recycling Sites.

Our highways team was well prepared for the extreme weather and have double the number of crews working today and over the weekend.  Up until 4pm we had dealt with 169 calls reporting many incidents including 97 fallen trees, obstructions on carriageways, traffic lights not working due to power cuts and a fuel spillage. Continue reading

East Sussex residents encouraged to support local children’s futures through fostering

RESIDENTS across the county are being urged to consider becoming foster carers during Foster Care Fortnight.

During the annual campaign, which this year runs from May 10 to 23, the county council is highlighting the need to find more people who can provide local children and young people with a home at a time of need.

East Sussex foster carers have given almost three thousand years of care to children, but with more children for waiting for placements the council is using Foster Care Fortnight to encourage more people to make a difference to children’s lives by becoming foster carers or supported lodgings providers.

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Funding boost to help economy bounce back

PROJECTS designed to help the East Sussex economy bounce back from the Covid-19 crisis have secured more than £11 million of Government funding.

All eight projects put forward by East Sussex County Council to deliver jobs and help the county’s economy recover will receive funding as part of the Getting Building Fund. Continue reading