Month: February 2021

Free and impartial skills information and support businesses from Transform

How can Transform help my business?They can help you to address current and future skills gaps through government funded apprenticeships, traineeships and workforce skills training.They offer impartial, one-to-one advice and support about how to source and access workforce training, in line with your business objectives.Did you know?Hiring an apprentice is […]

Official school closure notification: Monday 8 February 2021 – Grove Park School, Crowborough

Please note, only emails which include a unique school code are legitimate school closure emails. School: Grove Park School, CrowboroughUnique school code: 7021Partly closed: Monday 8 February 2021Reason: COVID-19 local arrangementsMore information: SECONDARY PHASE ONLY – Due to a reported positive case of Covid-19 within the secondary phase – this […]

Jabsworth !

Have you have your jab yet? Many of the older population and key workers have now had their first Covid innoculation. That now includes your local news compiler who was summoned on Tuesday night at 22.45 to attend an appointment at the Sovereign Centre Eastbourne, at 10.15 the next day […]

Council’s new bidding process for voluntary grants is ‘fairer approach’

Cabinet councillors on Lewes District Council, on Thursday, February 4, approved a new approach for allocating grants to voluntary organisations which will enable a wider range of groups to apply for funding.  This follows a review, including a consultation over the autumn, of the existing Community Grants Policy that awards grants annually to local organisations in three-year cycles. A new competitive bidding process will be introduced this year […]

Operation Collar: Sussex Police are taking action to prevent dog theft as soaring prices for pets during lockdown has seen a rise in theft nationally.

Their dedicated Rural Crime Team (RCT) is tackling this devastating crime by working closely with partner agencies, gathering intelligence and highlighting crime prevention among the dog owning community. Reports of dog theft are thankfully relatively low in Sussex but police do ask dog owners to take necessary steps to keep them […]

Strikes likely in Peacehaven Schools as East Sussex County Council refused to delay Academy consultation during lockdown.

National Education Union members have been left with no choice but to start industrial action ballots at Peacehaven Heights and Telscombe Cliffs schools as the governing bodies imposed by East Sussex County Council refused to agree to hold off on consultation during the lockdown. The schools normal governing bodies were […]

Is It Worth the Risk?

The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) and DriveSmart, Surrey are launching ‘Is it worth the risk?’ road safety campaign from today (Monday 1 February) which coincides with the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s month of action against using a mobile phone behind the wheel. Using a mobile phone while driving is […]

Visionary’ £24.7 million plan for Newhaven sent to government

Lewes District Council on Friday, January 29, submitted a £24.7m bid to the government’s Towns Fund with extensive plans to make Newhaven a vital and thriving southern gateway for the UK by 2030.  The council put forward the Town Investment Plan (TIP) for Newhaven on behalf of the Town Deal Board after Newhaven was shortlisted among 101 towns invited to develop proposals for a share of the government fund.  If the bid is successful, it will unlock a further £18 million in match-funding from […]

Seaford Town Council commits itself to a thrifty 2021-22 to help ease the financial strain on its residents.

At its Full Council meeting on Thursday 28th January, the Town Council was presented with a draft budget which, after a healthy amount of discussion, was adopted and the level of precept required set at £984,150 for 2021-22. For full details, the meeting papers can be found at . […]