News reaches me that several of the Welcome to Eastbourne signs (you know the ones, they advocated Breathe It In and became the butt of jokes and highly amusing in light of the August Bank Holiday toxic gas fiasco) which appeared on major routes into town have disappeared. There was one carefully placed by the Downs Golf Club, another at Willingdon and one I believe somewhere along the A259 road heading out of Pevensey Bay.
An investigation is underway after a village playgroup closed suddenly. Parents say they and their children have been left devastated after discovering Pevensey and Westham Playgroup shut its doors with no warning when they turned up to Pevensey Memorial Hall for the first day of term last week, Wednesday January 3. A notice had been left on the door saying the playgroup was “no longer open for business”. An investigation is now underway by both Ofsted and the Charity Commission.
Eastbourne residents face a rise in their council tax bills next year. Next year’s budget proposes a 1.97 per cent rise in council tax bringing the bill for a Band D property to £237.51 per year, a rise of 9p per week. The council says that represents 13 per cent of the council tax bill with the remainder split between East Sussex County Council and police and fire authorities.
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