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Practising English on the West Hill. English lessons for young refugees in East Sussex are safe for another year.

EAL service for school-age refugees reprieved

Following a change of mind by maintained secondary schools, the English as an Additional Language (EAL) service provided to schools by East Sussex County Council has been saved – at least for a year. The news has been widely welcomed, as Nick Terdre reports.

Campaign poster from SaveEALS Facebook page.

Dismay as ESCC proposes to close English language service for school-age refugees

East Sussex County Council’s move to close the English as an Additional Language service, a vital resource for school-age refugees, has provoked widespread concern among refugee families and support groups. While possible alternative ways of providing the service are being explored, they are calling on the community to respond to the consultation on the issue, which remains open until Sunday 3 February. Nick Terdre reports.

The amusement park owner plans to build a new footpath alongside the boating lake.

Right to pathway being walked all over

The public footpath through the Stade amusement park is under threat. What will the Foreshore Trust do? What does the Council think?  Bernard McGinley takes a stroll down it, while he still can.

Senior planner Kerry Culbert briefs Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum on the area action plan for the town centre and Bohemia.

Wanted: action on sustainable transport

The need to encourage action on sustainable transport by the authorities in County Hall and Hastings Town Hall was one of the key themes aired at the September meeting of Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum. Nick Terdre reports.

Greenway supporters prepare to take the Ore Valley route (photo: Sid Saunders).

Greenway adherents to tackle western leg

It’s Hastings Greenway Group’s mid summer walk this Saturday, from Silverhill to the western end of the proposed Hastings network. Meanwhile, East Sussex County Council have confirmed that construction of the greenway route through Alexandra Park is due to start next year. Nick Terdre reports.

Ore Community Centre

A visit to Ore Community Centre

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Greenway enthusiasts get ready for a stroll in the Country Park.

Walking and cycling funding cut draws protest

Hastings Greenway Group (HGG) has delivered a strong protest against East Sussex County Council’s decision to halve the budget for a package of walking and cycling routes in order to provide more money for road building, the latest in a series of walking and cycling commitments which have failed to materialise. Meanwhile the group has arranged a walk along the Ore Valley stretch of the proposed greenway route. Nick Terdre reports.

The Queensway Gateway road under construction. Sea Change sussex cannot give a date for its completion.

ESCC switches funds to cover road overruns

Costs for two Sea Change Sussex road-building projects have increased, leading East Sussex County Council to switch funds from other projects to cover the overruns. In one case, Combe Haven Defenders note, monies will be taken from a walking and cycling fund to help finance the increase. Nick Terdre reports.

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