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

  • Post 16 transport policy statement 2020-21

    Each year local authorities are required to consult young people of sixth form age and their parents as well as other stakeholders on the Post 16 Transport Policy Statement before it is finalised. The Post-16 Transport Policy Statement outlines the help that might be available through the... More

    Closes 1 May 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

    Closes 31 August 2020

  • Work Experience - Student Evaluation - 2019-20

    Work Experience provides students with the opportunity to gain an insight in to the working world. By undertaking a placement, students can get an idea of what employers require from their employees and to help them to make decisions about what they may want to do when they leave school. More

    Closes 30 October 2020

  • Information for Families Facebook feedback

    Have your say. We would like your views on how our Information for Families Facebook page can best serve families across East Sussex. We want to know more about what information you find useful. By completing our anonymous survey you can help us to serve you better. The survey... More

    Closes 1 December 2020

  • IT Training course survey 2020

    Evaluations are collected and analysed, they enable us to frequently review our course structures and delivery methods. More

    Closes 31 December 2020

Closed Consultations

  • NHS Health Checks Client Survey 3

    The NHS Health Check programme aims to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. The programme invites those aged 40 to 74 who don't already have one of these conditions to a health check with their GP once every five years. As part of the check, people receive personalised... More

    Closed 1 April 2020

  • East Sussex School Term and Holiday Dates for 2021/2022

    East Sussex County Council would like to know your views on the proposed school term and holiday dates for the academic year 2021/2022. It is proposed that s chools would begin the academic year on 1 September 2021 and continue through until 22 July 2022 (last day of term). Term 1: ... More

    Closed 29 March 2020

  • A conversation about drugs and alcohol

    Heroin. Crack. Cocaine. Ibuprofen. Alcohol. Anyone can develop a dependence on drugs. Anyone can develop a dependence on alcohol. And it is not just the individual that is affected; families, carers and loved ones can be affected too. By answering 5 simple... More

    Closed 15 March 2020

  • Eastbourne Mapbased TRO

    East Sussex County Council are proposing a Map-Based Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for parking controls in Eastbourne This TRO removes the need for written descriptions of the parking controls by providing maps showing the locations throughout Eastbourne. The proposal reflects the... More

    Closed 13 March 2020

  • Draft East Sussex Health and Social Care Plan

    Partners across the NHS in East Sussex, East Sussex County Council, Healthwatch East Sussex and the voluntary and community sector have been working together to draw up a Health and Social Care Plan for our county. The draft plan sets out the health and social care needs of our East Sussex... More

    Closed 1 March 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

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 at

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

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.

We Asked

For views on the proposed reduction in the admission number from 20 to 15.

You Said

375 responses were received. 365 opposed the reduction in the published admissions number.

The Council listened carefully to concerns raised during the consultation period and has reconsidered the decision previously taken to stop the project to replace some of the classrooms.  The Council has concluded that as the project was originally agreed under an earlier capital programme that had wider ambitions and supported projects beyond the Council’s statutory duties, the project should be completed.

We Did

The Lead Member agreed that 20 should be the Published Admission Number for Ninfield CE Primary School.