Lib Dems Win Battle to Open Scrutiny Meetings to Public

Lib Dems Win Battle to Open Scrutiny Meetings to Public

Liberal Democrat County Councillor John Ungar has succeeded in forcing the Conservatives, who run East Sussex County Council, to webcast their scrutiny meetings. Cllr John Ungar explains, “As Liberal Democrat councillors we believe that we are accountable to the public. Scrutiny meetings are an ...

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Fibre Work Continues

Fibre Work Continues

Both City Fibre and Lightning Fibre continue their work in Old Town. Following intervention from your Old Town councillors, extra restrictions have been placed on some work to minimise disruption. These companies also have the right, under the permits issued to them by the County Council, to ins...

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Lib Dems Make Environmental Changes to Planning

Lib Dems Make Environmental Changes to Planning

Lib Dem Eastbourne Council has told developers to deliver greener developments in the future. Three new duties placed on developers by the Lib Dem council will mean better sustainability, increased biodiversity and more electric car charge points. Cllr Amanda Morris said, “Having a carbon neutra...

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East Sussex County Council Tories Refuse to Fund Road Safety Improvements

East Sussex County Council Tories Refuse to Fund Road Safety Improvements

Shock and disbelief from Old Town residents as they reacted to the news that East Sussex County Council did not fund the upgrading of the Zebra Crossing to a Pelican Crossing on Church Street, near its junction with Green Street. They also kept the purse closed so there was no funding available ...

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Lib Dems Lead on Solar Energy

Lib Dems Lead on Solar Energy

Eastbourne’s Lib Dem Borough Council are leading the way to help residents reduce carbon emissions and generate clean energy at home by recently running a scheme to scheme install solar panels. Lib Dem-run Eastbourne Borough Council has set a challenging carbon neutral target of 2030, in marked ...

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Motcombe Pool Update

Motcombe Pool Update

Throughout lockdown, Motcombe Pool remained closed as it was impossible to make such a small venue Covid-safe. The opportunity was taken to conduct a full survey of the 100+ year old property, and unsurprisingly, a long list of maintenance challenges have been uncovered. Councillors from Old Tow...

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