East Sussex is a multi-tier authority with: County - East Sussex County Council (ESCC) Borough and District - 5 across East Sussex - Eastbourne Borough Council, Hastings Borough Council , Lewes District Council , Rother District Council , Wealden District Council Town and Parish - 82 parish councils and 10 town councils, situated in Lewes, Rother and Wealden. There are no parish councils in Eastbourne and Hastings and no town council in Bexhill. Read more
Local government – who provides your services? Full information on areas of responsibilities and service provision at each level of the council is available at ESCC website. SpeakUp works pronominally with the East Sussex County Council. Services provided by the County Council include: education social services roads and transport waste disposal economic development countywide planning and the environment protecting the public libraries
NEWS. East Sussex County Council Election Results - May 2013 On 2nd May East Sussex residents elected new Councillors. Results No party won overall majority There are 20 seats won by the Conservative party, 10 by Liberal Democrats, 7 by Labour, 7 by UKIP and 5 independent Councillors. Full results (http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/yourcouncil/localelections/electionmap/default.aspx The Conservative party formed minority Cabinet
New roles in the Cabinet: Leader of the Council – Cllr Keith Glazier Chairman – Cllr Colin Belsey Community Services Cllr Chris Dowling (Cllr Dowling chose to add community safety to his portfolio) New roles at committees and partnerships: HOSC (Health Overview Scrutiny Committee) – chaired by Cllr Michael Ensor Health and Wellbeing Board - tbc at the July meeting Children's Services Scrutiny Committee - chaired by Cllr Kathryn Field (Chairman) Adult Social Care and Community Safety Scrutiny Committee - chaired by Cllr Peter Pragnell (Chairman)
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