Covid Winter Grant Scheme offers help to vulnerable families

HOUSEHOLDS across the county who are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic will get help this winter from East Sussex County Council thanks to financial support worth more than £1.5million.

The council is receiving the funding through the Government’s Covid Winter Grant Scheme which aims to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy and water bills, and other associated costs.

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Kerbside scheme helps residents recycle unwanted small electricals

OVER 160,000 households in Hastings, Rother and Wealden can declutter and help the environment at the same time by recycling their small electrical items via a kerbside collection service.

Unwanted small electrical items are one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK. In a concerted effort to tackle this growing challenge, the East Sussex Joint Waste Collection Partnership joined forces with Material Focus earlier this year to set up the small electricals recycling scheme as part of the Recycle Your Electricals campaign.

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East Sussex Highways emergency team – not just for Christmas

The council’s Highways team are available to deal with emergency call outs throughout the year.

Although there is usually an increase in out of hours calls during the winter months, the Highways team deal with emergencies on the county’s roads 365 days a year helping the public, making hazards on the highway safe and keeping roads open in all weathers. Continue reading

Local support for NHS Test & Trace launches

A NEW service has just gone live to support the national NHS Test and Trace system.

Working from West Sussex County Council’s COVID-19 Community Hub, the service will take on responsibility for contacting individuals across East and West Sussex who have received a positive COVID-19 test result, but were unable to be contacted by the national NHS Test and Trace team within 48 hours. Continue reading