Defying the odds – grit and determination run in the family

It’s just over two months until Mark Little will be leading a team paddling across the channel in a bid to raise cash to help a very special little girl. Four-year-old Elsie-Rose Nugent suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, a progressive disease that leads to muscle weakness and loss of movement. But little Elsie has spent […]

Big names line up to support music tuition in local schools

East Sussex Music Service is celebrating its 84th year; it delivers music lessons to around 7,000 children in schools across the county every year and around 1,000 children, aged between four and 18, attend area music centres each week. East Sussex County Council recently announced that plans are being made to close the music instrumental service by […]

Campaign against council’s plans to axe music tuition attracts national attention

The battle raging in East Sussex over the future of music tuition in schools could end up costing councillors their seats on the authority. That’s the blunt analysis of Jane Humberstone who is a representative of the National Education Union, a manager of the East Sussex Music Service and a vigorous campaigner against the plans […]

Parent’s fury as council announce plans to AXE music tuition service

Fury among parents over plans to axe musical instrument tuition across East Sussex has reached boiling point. On Monday, a single ESCC councillor is expected to agree plans to close the small group instrumental teaching service across the county which will save the council £180K and cost 70 jobs in the process according to a […]