What's on this August?

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1 August 2019

What's on this August?

Eastbourne airshow.

With the good weather looking set to stay we've rounded up ten of the best events and days out coming up this August.

Whether you're looking after children this summer holiday or looking for quieter things to do at the weekends and the upcoming bank holiday, we've found something for everyone.  

What's on this August?

Hacks for being more eco friendly

Wind turbines

Being more environmentally friendly is at the forefront of many people's minds right now.

The good news is that making small changes can add up to a big difference, and could even save you money.

We've put together a list of eight easy hacks to being more eco friendly.

Rye’s glass act supports Discovery Centre project

Andy McConne

Andy McConnell, glass expert of the TV show Antiques Roadshow, lives and works in Winchelsea and Rye respectively.

He’s now throwing his celebrity weight behind the fund-raising appeal for the exciting new Discovery Centre project at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

“I generally support humanitarian and environmental causes, the latter because we’re making such a mess of our precious world. We are losing species and it’s unforgivable that we’ve not done more.”

He sat down with the Sussex Wildlife Trust about why he loves the county and his passion for local environmental causes.

Read the full interview with Andy McConnell.

Have an out-of-this-world summer with East Sussex libraries!

The characters from the Summer Reading Challenge.

The summer holidays mean it’s time for sun, sea and the Summer Reading Challenge. This year, to mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing the theme is out of this world - literally!

Find out how your little astronauts (aged 4 to 11) can take part in the space chase-themed challenge to help our space family track down books taken by aliens by reading this summer. How to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

From the newsroom...


Stay safe around cliffs. We're working with partners to remind everyone to stay away from cliff edges and bases this summer.

We've secured £2.5 million funding to drive economic growth. The new funding will help develop six industrial units to attract creative industries to Bexhill, while the remaining £1.5 million will go towards the cost of a bridge replacement project at Exceat.

Keep the kids busy this summer with fun games. The games are part of the national Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up campaign launched by Public Health England and Disney UK to get kids active.

Our successful Careers Hub will be extended to primary schools. We've been awarded the cash to extend the East Sussex Careers Hub to embed career support within the primary curriculum.

Local active travel projects are being praised in their success. Two schools and a hospital are winning praise for their efforts to encourage people to travel on foot, by bike and on public transport.