Providers sought for holiday food and fun programme

Cllr Sylvia TidyORGANISATIONS and businesses are being invited to submit proposals for a holiday food and activity programme set to launch across East Sussex at Easter.

East Sussex County Council is asking interested providers submit their proposals by Friday, March 5 if they are interested in being involved in the Government-funded scheme for the Easter break, which will be free for disadvantaged pupils. Continue reading

Promising results from innovative safety programme

Cllr Bill BentleyPILOT schemes from an innovative programme to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on East Sussex roads have started to show promising results.

Two intervention projects designed to inspire a change in driver behaviour on the county’s roads have shown a reduction in reoffending among those caught speeding, while a third project has shown a reduction in the number of casualties at treated high risk sites. Continue reading

Project explores creative ways to survive lockdown

AN AMBITIOUS new project designed to explore creative ways to survive the strains of lockdown is launching across East Sussex.

Groups hardest hit by the effects of Covid-19 and the restrictions in place to slow the spread of the virus are being invited to use creative pursuits such as music, art, photography and writing, to express their feelings and connect with others. Continue reading

County’s £417 million spending plans approved

VITAL services in East Sussex will be supported with a £417 million budget after councillors approved spending plans for the new financial year.

The 2021/22 budget, which includes no new cuts beyond some of those already identified last year, was agreed by East Sussex County Council at a meeting of the Full Council today (Tuesday).

A council tax increase and social care levy totalling the equivalent of £1 a week for a Band D household, was also agreed in a bid to safeguard services against increasing costs and growing demand.

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