Saved! Council abandons plans to axe music tuition… but is it just for now?

Council leaders in East Sussex have ‘listened to reason’ according to Eastbourne’s Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Lloyd. Speaking the wake of the announcement that East Sussex County Council will not close the East Sussex Music Service that provides instrumental tuition to youngsters across the county Mr Lloyd said: “For many months now I and others […]

Music campaigners have their moment in the spotlight in front of full council

Campaigners hoping to change East Sussex County Council’s (ESCC) mind over plans to end music tuition in schools will be given a hearing at next week’s full council meeting. If a petition attracts more than 5,000 signatures then ESCC is obliged to debate it and so far the petition against cuts to the music service […]

Consultation process launched – the future of music in schools is at stake

It might seem that it started weeks ago but the official consultation process in to the future of the East Sussex Music Service has only been officially announced this week. A statement from East Sussex County Council (ESCC) says: “A public consultation on proposals to reduce the role of the county’s music service has been […]