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NEW POLICE INITIATIVES FOR 2020

All police forces - including Sussex - need to improve their solved rates to provide justice for victims and improve community confidence.

MP WELCOMES PHARMACY FIRST MODEL

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has welcomed the move to a Pharmacy First model for those in need of medical advice rather than going direct to a GP or A&E.

FINAL CALL FOR SCHOOL PLACES

PARENTS and carers have just days left to apply for primary school places for new starters. The application process for children due to start school in September 2020 closes on Wednesday, January 15.

TACKLING SERIOUS VIOLENCE IN SUSSEX

Last week the Government made a welcome announcement, confirming future funding for Violence Reduction Units (VRUs), as Sussex's Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne OBE explains:

CRACKING DOWN ON CHRISTMAS CRIMINALS

This week Sussex Police launched their Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) to target those behind serious violence, county lines drugs running and organised crime, as the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne explains: 

MP WELCOMES MORNINGS MILL FARM PLANNING DISMISSAL

Maria Caulfield MP, the newly re-elected Member of Parliament for Polegate, has welcomed news that the Planning Inspector has rejected an appeal for the Mornings Mill Farm site in Polegate.

LEWES MP BECOMES ASSISTANT WHIP

Maria Caulfield MP, the re-elected Member of Parliament for Lewes, has been promoted by the Prime Minister to become an Assistant Government Whip in the new Conservative Government.

NEW YOUTH CABINET'S PRIORITIES

THE latest crop of young people elected to represent their peers have taken their seats. As Britain headed to the polls in the General Election, new members of the East Sussex Youth Cabinet were setting out their stall for their two-year term of office.

LEWES BUSINESS BOOST

Details have been announced for the LEAP Entrepreneur Programme 2020 with future entrepreneurs from Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven and the surrounding areas being encouraged to take part in next year’s Local Enterprise and Apprenticeship Platform for business support and their chance to win

REDUCE THE GREAT FOOD THROW-A-WAY

RESIDENTS in East Sussex are being urged to play their part in reducing food waste this Christmas – and save themselves a few quid while they’re at it.