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Your East Sussex February Issue

Intuitive exercise – move YOUR way

Woman exercising

Post-Christmas, it can feel like the pressure is on to resemble a Duracell bunny after a restful December. Gyms packed full of new, nervous faces, folks saying no to the staple office biscuit, and everyone and their grandma talking about their new (very intensive sounding) regime.

But what if 2024 could be about prioritising the movement we enjoy? Movement that we look forward to and feels good…

Learn more about intuitive exercise

Make 2024 the year you volunteer

Women volunteering in a kitchen

Often we think of volunteering as a charitable act and while it is great to donate your time and skills to your community, it also offers a lot and can be mutually beneficial.

What’s more, since launching in East Sussex last September, it’s easier than ever to find a role through The Tribe Project. Maybe you want to give back to your local community, are keen to gain experience in a new area, or are looking to meet new people and switch up your routine. We have all the information you need on how to volunteer in East Sussex and make 2024 the year you volunteer!

Read more about The Tribe Project

February half term fun

Planetarium East Sussex

February half term is fast approaching and we know parents across the county will be wondering how to keep their kids entertained for the week.

Our list of activities includes The South Downs Dark Skies Festival, a takeover of the Towner with artist Amy Leung and an invitation to explore the planets and stars at Hastings Museum.

(Photo credit – Hastings Museum & Art Gallery)

Find fun half term activities

Talking to your child about mental health

Mother talking to teenager in the car.

If you’re concerned that your child seems unhappy, or their behaviour is worrying, you’re not alone.  In 2020, one in six children between the age of five and 16 were identified as having a probable mental health issue. Talking to your child openly about mental health is the first step to providing the help and support they may need.

Read more about discussing mental health

What’s On in February

Towner Eastbourne February 2024

As we start to leave winter behind, what better time to head outside and see what’s happening across the county!

The YES team have rounded up What’s On in February across East Sussex to ensure you don’t miss some of the great events and activities taking place this month.

We particularly love the idea of Journaling for Wellbeing at Lewes library and spooky stories at Sheffield Park.

(Photo credit – Towner Eastbourne, Rosie Powell)

See What’s On in February

Get in our Good Books this February

Get in our Good Books February 2024

Are you looking for book recommendations and events in East Sussex? Henry the Librarian has got you covered. From young adult dystopian feminist fiction to a look at the evolution of women’s football and the gender gap, there are plenty of books, ebooks and audiobooks to keep you reading throughout February.

Also, as National Storytelling Week takes place in February, we are celebrating the power of sharing stories all month! There will be weekly storytimes in our libraries for families to enjoy, but as storytelling is not just for children, there are also free creative writing workshops and author events, including novelist and feminist, Holly Bourne.

Check out the Good Books for February

From the newsroom:

Public asked for views on green connection project

The public are being asked for their views on a project which could see the transformation of Hastings town centre with buzzing biodiversity and green transport links connecting it to the seafront.

Read more about the green connection project.

Five weeks left to have your say on new Local Transport Plan

There are just five weeks left for people to give their views on the draft Local Transport Plan for East Sussex.

Read the full story on the draft Local Transport Plan.

Reserves give chance to maintain service levels

A report to be considered by East Sussex County Council’s Cabinet next week sets out a balanced budget which proposes no new cuts in 2024/25.

Read more about the proposed budget report.


Opportunity of the month: JCR Support Worker

We Choose East Sussex - Support WorkerImagine changing someone’s life for the better in just four weeks. As a JCR Support Worker you could!

We are looking for people in a range of different locations. No prior experience necessary, but you do need to drive and have access to a car.

Find out about becoming a JCR Support Worker
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