ESCC Consultation on Rights of Way Improvement Plan

ESCC is carrying out a review of their Rights of Way Improvement Plan, they have a duty to review the plan every ten years.
Information on the current Rights of Way Improvement Plan is available on the link below.
https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/discover-east-sussex/rightsofway/rights-of-way-in-east-sussex/rights-of-way-improvement-plan/

ESCC would like to gather your views on how they can develop their new plan and have the following questions for your consideration.
1.  What do you think is good about access to the East Sussex countryside?
2.  How do you think ESCC could improve access to the countryside and what are the barriers?
3.  What do you think ESCC should be trying to achieve over the next 10 years for countryside access in East Sussex?

If you have any views on the above questions, please can you send your response by 04.07.19 to
rightsofway@eastsussex.gov.uk

 

 

School Funding Crisis

From John Barnes – East Sussex County Councillor 
We need as many people as possible to answer this, making it quite clear that as constructed the formula systematically disadvantages rural schools.  Any who finds difficulty in filling the consultation in should write to the Secretary of State, Justine Greening, and make the point, copying our MP, Huw Merriman.  It would be good if an online petition could be organised.  If you want to be constructive – suggest that the sparsity factor needs to be paralleled by a rurality factor.  Otherwise, small rural primary schools faced with this and the apprenticeship levy will face closure and small secondaries will have to cut staff.  This needs to go to parents across all parishes.
Link to consultation is

https://consult.education.gov.uk/funding-policy-unit/schools-national-funding-formula2/

Letters from Robertsbridge Community College and West Sussex, East Sussex, Essex and Cornwall to Huw Merriman MP

LKG to Huw Merriman