Among them are well known functions such as social care, schools, housing and planning and waste collection, but also lesser-known ones such as licensing, business support, registrar services and pest control.
Local authorities receive funding from a range of sources, including government grants, council tax and fees and charges. Together, council tax and business rates make up local authorities’ largest source of income.
There are three tiers of local government in East Sussex
Your local town council is Peacehaven Town Council.
Alongside working with local charities, voluntary organisations, schools and the Chamber of Commerce, Peacehaven Town Council also works closely with Lewes District Council and East Sussex County Council. However, it can sometimes be rather confusing as to which council is responsible for what, as each has its own area of service delivery and responsibility.
Peacehaven Town Council consists of 17 elected Councillors from four Wards, North, West, East and Central Peacehaven.
East Sussex County Council is responsible for services across the whole of East Sussex, these services include:
Communities, economy and transport
Children and families
Learning and schools effectiveness
Adult social care and health
Assessing people’s need for social care
Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils
Lewes and Eastbourne cover smaller areas within East Sussex County Council. They are responsible for services that include: