New pedestrian crossing on The Ridge

Local people are able to cross a busy road more safely following the recent completion of a new pedestrian crossing on The Ridge. East Sussex Highways installed the pedestrian crossing to the south of the junction with Chowns Hill, providing safer and easier access to St Helen’s church, Hastings Court Oakland Care Home, Hastings Cemetery, […]

Dowling: Don’t break the rules if you don’t want a fine

Traffic wardens – or parking enforcement officers – are coming under physical attack and it has to stop says a leading member of East Sussex County Council (ESCC) Following a peaceful April when not a single attack was recorded May saw four serious attacks reported including one that saw an officer being pushed to the […]

Call for county council to reconsider decision on Alma Terrace junction

Silverhill’s newly elected borough councillor Lucian Fernando has taken exception to a decision by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) not to install what he considers to be ‘vital’ safety improvements at Alma Terrance. Alma Terrace feeds on to the A21, with low visibility making turns onto the main road potentially dangerous. After expressing his concerns […]

Don’t let the myths put you off – could you be a foster carer?

Could you be a foster carer? As part of Foster Care Fortnight an appeal has gone out across the county urging people to consider becoming foster carers. During the annual campaign, which this year runs from May 10th, the East Sussex County Council is highlighting the need to find more people who can provide local children […]

Battle Road will close from Tuesday for six days

Battle Road will be closed from Tuesday (April 6th) for the installation of temporary concrete protection blocks – the first stage of works that will see the demolition of the derelict arches later this summer. During the work the road will be closed 24 hours a day until Sunday, April 11th. The concrete protection blocks […]

Stay away from the edge! Council warns of coastline dangers

People visiting East Sussex’s spectacular coastline are being urged to stay safe this spring and summer. The council is reminding visitors of the serious risks the unstable cliffs pose to those getting too close to the edge or walking at the base of the cliffs, and the dangers to beach walkers who risk getting cut […]

Why not make your investment in The People Bank?

Members of the public are being encouraged to play their part in improving support services for adults in East Sussex by joining the People Bank. The East Sussex County Council (ESCC) initiative wants people who have used adult social care services, or know someone who has, to get involved by completing surveys or being part […]

Holiday ‘Food and Fun’ programme to launch at Easter

A holiday food and activity programme to support children during the school holidays will be launched in East Sussex next month. Activities will include outdoor pursuits, arts and crafts, and sports with an emphasis on healthy food and the preparation of meals. Coordinated by East Sussex County Council’s Children’s Services department, the holiday clubs will […]