Where to staycation this summer!

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Your East Sussex.

30 July 2020

Where to staycation this summer!


Your plans for summer 2020 may not be as you imagined, but you can still explore East Sussex’s beaches and countryside, as well as all the activities that the county has to offer.

Check out our ideas for where to
staycation in East Sussex this summer.

The best beaches in East Sussex

Birling gap beach.

Planning a beach day this weekend? Luckily for us, East Sussex has some of the best coastline around.

Whether you need a beach with a lifeguard service for your family to enjoy a swim safely, a beach for a good evening stroll, or you just want to discover somewhere new, check out our round up of best beaches.

We've also checked what facilities are open for you. Remember, always respect, protect and enjoy our beautiful coastline. 

Adjusting to life after shielding

A woman holding up her hands to the sun.

If you're feeling unsure about venturing out for the first time we’ve got you covered with our tips for adjusting to life after shielding.

We've summarised in one article:

  • What to expect when you go shopping
  • what to do if you’re worried about affording food, and
  • how to stay as safe as possible whilst making the most of the changes to Government guidance.

Read everything you need to adjust to life after shielding.

Get silly with the kids this summer


It’s time for the virtual Summer Reading Challenge. This year it's online, and is all about having fun!

Your children will read funny books and meet the Silly Squad, a lovable group of animals who run a fun house. There are digital rewards, activities and video content to keep them engaged.

Find out how to get silly with the Summer Reading Challenge!

Two decades of caring celebrated as Jackie turns 80


When Jackie spotted an advert looking for people to give vulnerable teenagers a room, she could never have imagined where it would lead.

But 20 years on, as she celebrates her 80th birthday, the mother-of-five says she “wouldn’t have missed it for the world”.

Read Jackie's inspiring story.

From the newsroom...

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Remember to stay alert as restriction ease... East Sussex Public Health experts are urging people not to become complacent and put themselves at risk of contracting and spreading the virus, and to take immediate action if they become unwell.

Five of our libraries have reopened after lockdown... Crowborough, Battle, Newhaven, Eastbourne and Hastings libraries are offering a restricted service, with limited numbers of people allowed in at any one time.

Weddings and civil partnerships set to resume... Couples whose big days were on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic will have reason to celebrate as weddings and civil partnerships in East Sussex are set to resume.

East Sussex roads to have a summer make over! Fifty of the county’s roads will be given a new lease of life this summer, thanks to two improvement programmes.