Mobility goes and possibly comes

A new library bus - but will it be axed?

East Sussex County Council’s (ESCC) consultation on its libraries strategy closes this week and may see the closure of a number of “permanent” libraries as well as the end of the mobile library service to surrounding villages.

However the closure of a number of permanent libraries may actually increase demand for the mobile service – which currently visits somewhere like Beckley every three or four weeks.

And the closure of a number of NatWest bank branches in towns like Rye may also increase demand for the NatWest’s mobile bank, which calls at Northiam’s Village Hall car park each Thursday from 1:15-2:15pm, to be introduced in the towns which the bank is abandoning.


Fairlight Residents’ Association’s Christmas Party is in the Village Hall this Saturday, December 16, from 7:30-11 pm. There’s free food, a licensed bar, entertainment from East Edna and Village Voices and tickets from the Post Office (if any are left) are £8 a head.

In Winchelsea FOAM (the Friends of the Ancient Monuments and the Museum) are holding their Annual Carols this Friday, December 15, in Court Hall from 6:30pm. The carols will be accompanied by mince pies and a glass of wine, and admission is free (Sources: ESCC and organisers).

Photo: library image

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