Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Council have joined together to create two more flexible, customer-focused and cost effective organisations. We are achieving this by integrating our staff and by modernising our culture, structures and technology.
This does not affect the political sovereignty of either council, which will continue to be completely independent of one another. They will however be served by a single workforce. This shared website is just one of the ways in which we are sharing services across the two councils.
Both councils need to make significant savings over the coming years and therefore we need to find new ways to deliver public services, for less money. By taking these steps now we will stand the best chance of making the savings required of us by 2020 while avoiding reductions to services.