Here’s all the coronavirus related news that’s gone on in Sussex over the last 24 hours.
As of Friday (May, 22) at 6am, the following figures are the known number of Covid-19 cases in each district:
Brighton and Hove: 410
East Sussex: 669
West Sussex: 1,278
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West Sussex County Council
West Sussex County Council cancelled a number of meetings over the next ten weeks, so members and staff can focus on prioritising issues affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Leading members will meet online as a cabinet.
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne was allocated £576,000 to distribute to organisations who support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across Sussex.
It’ll be divided among three types of support services:
- Domestic abuse services the PCC already commissions: £288,000;
- Domestic abuse services not currently commissioned by the PCC: £144,000;
- Sexual violence services, whether already commissioned by the PCC or not: £144,000.
Any organisation looking to make a bid must get in touch with the PCC’s office without delay, as the deadline for applications is June 1.
More than 1,000 laptops will be given, free of charge, to children in East Sussex to help them with school lessons during the locdown.
East Sussex County Council said they are for children in social care, and disadvantaged Year 10 pupils.
The county is now one of the first areas in the country to receive the new equipment, taking delivery of 1,187 laptops and 170 4G dongles this week.
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