East Sussex County Council’s main areas of responsibilities are children and families, learning and schools effectiveness, adult social care and health, Communities, economy and transport, performance and internal support teams.

For more information please use the contact list as follows:
Call our contact centres 8.30am to 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays).

  • Buses – 0345 608 0194
  • Library renewals – 0345 608 0195
  • Roads and paths – 0345 608 0193
  • Trading Standards – 0345 608 0197
  • Waste – 0345 608 0194
  • Switchboard – 0345 608 0190
  • From overseas – +441273 336 000

Some contact centres are open at different times.

  • Adult social care – 0345 608 0191 (8am to 8pm, seven days a week including bank holidays)
  • Children and families – 0345 608 0192 (10am-3pm Monday to Friday)
  • Library enquiries – 0345 608 0196 (10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday)

Out of hours contacts

Adult social care

  • 0345 608 0191

Children’s services

Call the Emergency Duty Service from 5pm to 8.30am (after 4.30pm on Fridays) and during the weekends and bank holidays if you have a serious concern about a child’s welfare that cannot wait until the following working day.

This out of hours service covers East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

  • 01273 335906 or
  • 01273 335905

Highways – roads, pavements and paths

0345 608 0193 any time of day and weekends

Website: https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/