THESE are some of the cuts being planned by Eastbourne Borough Council:
Make some changes to the council’s events programming, both within Devonshire Park (The Congress and Devonshire Park Theatre), and outdoor events in the town, proceeding only with events that do not require council subsidy.
Adjust the bulky waste collection service to remove a limited number of free collections.
Increase the cost of garden waste collection by £5 per year from April 2022.
Reduce the frequency of street cleansing, in some localities, whilst maintaining a focus on priority areas, and offering a responsive and flexible service as required.
Reduce the level of some aspects of grounds maintenance in some parks and open spaces.
Change the opening hours of some public conveniences, prioritising their availability during peak visitor periods, and reduce the number of facilities with attendants.
Whilst retaining support for local community and equality organisationsthrough the ward budget programme, rent support scheme and Eastbourne Local Lottery, reduce the level of ward grants for each ward from £10k to £5k in 21/22 and to £3k in 22/23 and suspend the small grants programme to voluntary and community organisations and the
disability inclusion fund grants programme for 21/22 and 22/23. Projects to support disability inclusion, such as enabling an accessible beach, and providing access advice to businesses, will continue.
Make some reductions in the allocation of major community grants in 22/23, whilst ensuring support for key information and advice services is protected.
Reduce the level of some aspects of maintenance on the seafront parade (for a limited period).
Cease council tax reduction for second homes (subject to formal consultation).