Month: September 2020

NSPCC lays out six tests for Government to create world-leading laws to protect children online

Charity at the forefront of the Online Harms Bill urges Government to deliver on Boris Johnson’s determination for ambitious regulation NSPCC sets 11th hour demand for Government: ‘Pass our tests for online regulation so children don’t continue to suffer avoidable harm and abuse’ Online sex crimes recorded against children in Sussex […]

Success at the national Soldiering On Awards for the Sussex, Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network

The Sussex, Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network (AFN) is celebrating its success at the national Soldiering On Awards after being named the winner of The Forces in Mind Trust’s Working Together Award. This national prize recognises the AFN’s hard work to make sure people with a Forces background can get support and help on […]

MINUTES of a Meeting of the Community Services Committee held via Zoom on Monday 21st September 2020 at 7.00pm.

Here is some news from a Seaford Town Council meeting held recently concerning Christmas Magic. It’s something really special for the town, so lets hope not too many restrictions:- MINUTES of a Meeting of the Community Services Committee held via Zoom on Monday 21st September 2020 at 7.00pm.Present:Councillors S Dunn […]

South Downs National Park Authority endorses Eastbourne’s Whole Estate Plan

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has given a ringing endorsement to Eastbourne Borough Council’s Whole Estate Plan. The 25-year environmental management plan focuses on the conservation of the downland and ensuring it has a sustainable future, including supporting the council’s tenant farmers. The plan has taken two years […]

Yodel workers at depots in London and the South East vote by a landslide to reject pay increase offer and could take strike action in a further ballot.

   YODEL staff working from depots in Hatfield, Hayes, Waltham Cross, Basildon & Borehamwood could decide to take strike action along with other staff in Yodel depots across the country over the offer of a disappointing pay rise.   The company has put forward a two-year deal starting from July 2020 to […]

NEU and Hands Off Peacehaven Schools – Two thirds of school staff likely to leave if school becomes an academy

Extent of staff opposition to academisation of Peacehaven primary school revealed at public meeting At Monday’s (21/9/2020) public meeting arranged by ‘Hands Off Peacehaven Schools’ to discuss the future of embattled primaries Peacehaven Heights and Telscombe Cliffs, representatives of the National Education Union revealed that a survey, completed by 80% […]

New chapter for former UTC building to bring Newhaven jobs and growth

Cabinet councillors have today (Thurs, Sep 24) agreed to drive ahead with ambitious plans for the former UTC building which will create jobs and further boost Newhaven’s economic growth.   This comes after the government announced £1.3million towards Lewes District Council’s redevelopment of the landmark last month through the Getting Building Fund, and […]

Deputy Leader calls on Secretary of State to ‘step up and fulfil his commitment to local government’

Cabinet councillors at Lewes District Council have today (24/9/20) endorsed the authority’s medium-term financial strategy (MTFS) and appealed to the Secretary of State for Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, to ‘step up and fulfil his commitment to local government’.  Robert Jenrick assured councils back in March that the extra local spending needed in response […]

Wildflowers buzzing with bees in Lewes

Wildflowers at Southover Grange Gardens in Lewes are attracting creatures great and small with people as well as bees and insects enjoying the colourful blooms.   Lewes District Council has prioritised the planting of wildflowers in order to increase local biodversity and encourage pollinator species to flourish. The shortage of bedding plants during Covid-19 has provided even more of an opportunity to expand wildflower planting.   The council’s ecologist spotted […]

East Sussex Councils to receive £964,300 to prevent people at risk of homelessness ending up on the streets

            £105 million extra funding for councils to prevent vulnerable people supported during the pandemic ending up on the streets •             Council to receive £964,300.00 to support vulnerable people across district •             First 3,300 of 6,000 planned new homes for rough sleepers to be delivered by end of the year […]