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 […]

Council to ignore petition demanding Isabel Blackman centre be saved

A campaign by local people to halt the closure of the Isabel Blackman centre in Hastings Old Town has failed. And East Sussex County Council (ESCC) appears to be discarding a petition signed by more than 1,500 local people asking for the council to reconsider its decision. A statement issued by ESCC today said: “As […]

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 […]