Emergency fund will support charities and not-for-profit groups

A £300,000 emergency fund has been launched to help charities and not-for-profit organisations continue to support communities through the Covid-19 crisis. East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is inviting voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations whose income has been significantly affected by the Government’s ‘stay at home’ advice, to apply for a grant. The CV-19 VCSE […]

Hastings a step closer to £25m funding bid

Hastings has taken a big step closer to bidding for up to £25m from the Government’s new Town Fund by setting up a Town Deal Board. At a public meeting last week delegates from the health, education, business, community and voluntary sectors in the town, as well as officers from East Sussex County Council (ESCC), […]

Five years of investment helps county’s economy thrive

Investment in the East Sussex economy has seen the creation of more than 2,000 jobs in the last five years, figures show. East Sussex County Council (ESCC) says it has worked with partners to secure more than £600m in capital investment since launching its growth strategy for the county in 2014. The investment, which is […]

‘Crunch point’ council will need to make more ‘difficult decisions’

Ore Library, Mount Denys and the Isabel Blackman Centre have closed, childrens’ services are under threat and parking charges could rise steeply but still East Sussex County Council faces a £15m budget shortfall next year and £27m shortfall the year after that! Increased funding from Government is needed to protect vital council services. That’s the […]

Another County Council consultation – this time children’s services face the axe

Further cost saving by East Sussex County Council could see more than half the county’s childrens’ centre close. This week members of the Labour group on ESCC said the Children’s Service Early Help Strategy was causing ‘deep concerns’ and they urged members of the public to respond to a consultation being undertaken by ESCC that […]

Core offer ‘changed the world’

The world changed when East Sussex County Council (ESCC) published it’s ‘core offer’ document towards the end of last year according to council leader Keith Glazier. While the full council debated a proposed budget that would see £5m slashed from spending in the coming financial year Mr Glazier told fellow councillors the authority could have […]

Council leaders’ plea to Treasury for fair funding settlement

Leaders from East Sussex have taken the case for fair funding right to the heart of Government. Councillor Keith Glazier and Councillor David Elkin, leader and deputy leader of East Sussex County Council (ESCC), met Liz Truss, Chief Secretary to the Treasury on Thursday to explain the pressures the county and its people are under. […]

ESCC wants your opinion of its plans to save cash by cutting services

People in East Sussex are being asked to give their views on its county council’s plan for the future of services amid  what the council describes as, “the continuing difficult financial climate”. East Sussex County Council’s (ESCC) ‘core offer’ document was considered by the council’s Cabinet on Tuesday. It outlines what ESCC leader Keith Glazier […]

Councillors put county’s ‘core offer’ under scrutiny

The eyes of the country were on East Sussex County Council (ESCC) this morning according to its deputy leader David Elkins. Councillors had gathered to discuss the ‘core offer’ that has been prepared by the council’s officials this summer. The core offer outlines the minimum level of service ESCC can provide and yet still meet […]