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  • Bridge work sparks WW2 mine drama
    WORKERS carrying out repairs to a bridge in Pevensey were caught up in a potentially explosive drama. Contractors were preparing to refurbish Rickney Bridge when local farmers warned them of rumours that pipe mines were buried in the area during the Second World War. “We didn’t want to take any risks, so contacted the Ministry […]
  • Cashless parking option is now available
    MOTORISTS can now pay to park using their mobile phones after the official launch of cashless parking in the county.  This week, East Sussex County Council added alternative payment method to on street parking in Lewes, Hastings and Eastbourne. Cllr Carl Maynard, lead member for transport and environment and respresentatives from the council’s parking team […]
  • New scheme boosts cycling in Forest Row
    A NEW cycle hire scheme is allowing people to get around one of the most picturesque parts of East Sussex. Forest Row Cycle Hire is aimed at residents of and visitors to the village, the Ashdown Forest and surrounding area. The scheme has been launched by Forest Row Parish Council, which was last year awarded […]
  • Residents warned to avoid bogus Blue Badge websites
    BOGUS websites are scamming vulnerable people by claiming they can deal with applications for a Blue Badge. East Sussex County Council’s Trading Standards team is warning people wanting to apply for the permit to avoid websites charging as much as £45. “These websites are targeting some of our county’s most vulnerable people,” said Cllr Rupert […]
  • Council leaders warn of tough decision as predicted savings are revealed
    COUNCIL leaders face more tough decisions if estimations of a further £90million worth of savings prove correct. In a report on the authority’s finances cabinet members at East Sussex County Council were told that, if assumptions are right, they may need to make savings of between £70million and £90million in the three years from 2016. […]
  • Young musicians mark orchestra’s anniversary
    AN East Sussex orchestra will be marking its 35th anniversary by entertaining audiences across Europe – and closer to home. East Sussex Youth Orchestra performs at the De La Warr Pavilion, in Bexhill, in a concert to raise funds for Hastings Lifeboat Station, before heading off on tour to Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. […]
  • Street light changes in the spotlight
    AN EXHIBITION will showcase changes to street lighting in an area of St Leonards. The event in Silverhill will offer people the chance to find out more about the switch from old-style orange and yellow lights to modern, energy-efficient white LED lanterns. It will be held at St Luke’s United Reformed Church Hall, in Alma […]
  • South coast’s first wind farm welcomed by council leaders
    THE decision to give the go ahead to the first wind farm off the south coast of England has been welcomed by council leaders. East Sussex County Council and Lewes District Council believe the Rampion offshore wind farm development, given the green light this week, will aid the regeneration of Newhaven and create new jobs. […]
  • East Sussex businesses back the Link Road
    EAST Sussex businesses are backing the construction of the new Bexhill to Hastings Link Road. In a new video available they explain how they believe it will encourage new companies and help existing ones to grow. Business leaders say it will help regenerate the entire county – not just the direct area around the road. The […]
  • Positive response to Hailsham improvement scheme
      PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE MASHH STEERING GROUP PLANS for a series of transport improvements in Hailsham and Hellingly have met with a positive response from the public. More than 350 people attending public exhibitions or took part in a consultation on the proposals, which include improvements to Hailsham town centre and […]

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