Solar scheme to help clean energy switch

HOMEOWNERS in East Sussex are being invited to register for a solar panel scheme which could save them money and help cut their carbon emissions.

Solar Together Sussex, a group buying scheme supported by Sussex councils including East Sussex County Council, will allow residents to buy high-quality solar panels and battery storage at a competitive price. Continue reading

Events celebrate the role of older people

INTERACTIVE music sessions, day trips and lunch clubs are among a series of events to celebrate the role older people play in improving communities and the lives of local people.

Following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the 14th annual Older People’s Day programme – which coincides with the UN International Day of Older Persons on October 1, will provide a mix of free and paid for in person activities and virtual events open to the 50 plus age group. Continue reading

Council appoints new provider for refuge services

Clarion Housing Association has been awarded the contract for the provision of refuge services across East Sussex.

From November 1, 2021 Clarion will provide specialist support in 47 units of safe accommodation across the county for women experiencing domestic abuse and violence, and their children. Within a year of the contract starting, this provision will increase to 56 units to include anybody experiencing domestic abuse.

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Heathfield flooding to be investigated

AN INVESTIGATION into the cause of flooding in Heathfield following heavy rain last month has been launched.

As part of its duty under the Flood and Water Management Act, East Sussex County Council has commissioned Ardent Consulting Engineers to look into what happened and whether any measures can be taken to avoid a similar incident happening again. Continue reading