Consultations in East Sussex

Find and participate in consultations in East Sussex. Your responses will help us make decisions on planning, delivering and evaluating services.  

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Open Consultations

  • WhatsApp - Adult Questionnaire 2020

    Children’s Social Care want your feedback to make our services better. More

    Closes 7 October 2020

  • Eastbourne Bicycle Parking

    We are carrying out a consultation regarding Bicycle Parking facilities in Eastbourne Town Centre in order to inform a study report that we are currently carrying out. The information that you give will feed into our report and recommendations for future plans. More

    Closes 9 October 2020

  • Lewes Parking Review 2020 - informal consultation

    We receive many requests for new or changes to existing parking and waiting restrictions in Lewes town and district. To manage these and make effective use of our budgets we have a priority ranking system. All requests are considered and locations given the highest priority are progressed as part... More

    Closes 9 October 2020

  • Inclusion Expert impact analysis

    Since September 2019, the Standards and Learning Effectiveness Services (SLES) has funded access to a training programme called Inclusion Expert for all registered provision working with our early years children. More

    Closes 12 October 2020

  • The Keep Opening Hours Consultation

    We are asking for your views on our proposed changes to opening hours at The Keep . The Keep is an archive centre that offers free public access to the collections of the East Sussex & Brighton & Hove Record Office, Brighton and Hove Local History Collections, the... More

    Closes 25 October 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Continuing the conversation: let’s focus on alcohol

    Alcohol in East Sussex. From our recent consultation with residents and people who use drug and alcohol services, people felt that one of the most important issues was reducing harm associated with alcohol. We want to continue that conversation with a focus on alcohol and its impact... More

    Closed 1 September 2020

  • Work Experience Pre - Placement Visit: Employer - 19-20

    The Work Experience Team at East Sussex County conduct ‘Pre-placement’ visits with employers who will be hosting students on placement. This is to ascertain the suitability of an employer to host a student by ensuring contact details are correct, finding out about the tasks/activities a... More

    Closed 31 August 2020

  • Children's Portal User Feedback

    Please give us some brief feedback about being a first adopter of the Children’s Portal. We have appreciated all your comments so far. Your responses will help us make submitting Statements of Referral to SPOA, via the Children’s Portal, a good experience for... More

    Closed 21 August 2020

  • Exceat Replacement Bridge Project

    East Sussex County Council are currently developing a plan to replace the existing bridge at Exceat with a new two-lane two-way bridge which will ensure the free flow of traffic and include safer crossing points for pedestrians, whilst taking into consideration the landscape and environmental... More

    Closed 7 August 2020

  • East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Local Plan - Draft Revised Policies

    East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and the South Downs National Park Authority are proposing changes to their adopted Waste and Minerals Local Plan (WMLP). These changes are set out in the draft Waste and Minerals Local Plan Revised Policies Document, which has been... More

    Closed 3 August 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

This consultation asked stakeholders and the public for feedback on proposals for Phase 2 of the Eastbourne Town Centre Movement & Access Package. The proposal focuses on the section of Terminus Road between Bankers Corner, Bolton Road and Langney Road. Public feedback was sought on:

• The scheme objectives

• What respondents thought of the key aspects of the proposals

• How the proposed civic space could be used

You Said

Overall, public and stakeholder feedback was in favour of the proposals with 63% of respondents supporting or strongly supporting the proposals. The majority of respondents felt that the plans would achieve the scheme objectives and were positive about how they would improve the Town Centre.

We Did

On 22 April 2020 the Lead Member for Transport & Environment approved the publication of the Eastbourne Town Centre Movement & Access Package – Phase 2 public consultation report, and; approved Phase 2 entering detailed design and construction stages as set out within the 2020/21 Capital Programme of Transport Improvements.

A full breakdown of responses can be found in LMTE 22 April 2020 Eastbourne Town Centre Movement Access Package Phase 2 Appendix 2 (item 44 - appendix 2).

We Asked

Schools, parents/carers and other interested parties to give their views on the proposed school holiday and term dates for 2020/2021.  Thank you to all those who responded.

You Said

During the consultation period 307 responses were received.  The feedback was generally positive.   

We Did

The Local Authority is currently responsible for setting school term and holiday dates for local authority maintained schools.  Foundation, trust and voluntary aided schools and academies are responsible for setting their own school term and holiday dates. Following consultation the school holiday and term dates for 2020/2021 have been agreed and are available on the East Sussex County Council website.

We Asked

For views on the proposed admission arrangements to Community and Controlled Schools for the 2020/21 school year. The main change was to amend the the definition of 'previously looked after children' so that it may include children from outside of the UK.

Views were also sought the co-ordinated admission schemes and on the Proposed Admission Numbers at all schools but in particular to increases at Buxted CE Primary School, Danehill CE Primary and Willingdon Community School.

You Said

There were a total of 7 responses. Not all respondents answered every question.  

80% of respondents were in favour of amending the definition of previously looked after children. This was agreed by Lead Member.

A full breakdown of responses can be found in the Lead Member report 26 February 2019

We Did

The Co-ordinated schemes were agreed and so were the changes to the admission numbers at Buxted and Danehill. At Willingdon Community School, the request to increase the PAN was deferred until 2021/22 as the number of children transferring to secondary school in Eastbourne in September 2020 is less than previously forecast.

The changes that were agreed will come into force for September 2020 onwards.