In response to the COVID-19 pandemic a cross-party Economic Recovery Steering Group was set up to direct the actions of the Council in supporting the local economy as lockdown restrictions are eased. The group look at recovery in three stages: Immediate impact; Lockdown survival; and Recovery. It also looked to work with the County Economic Recovery Plan;  East Sussex Reset led by Team East Sussex, prioritising actions most relevant to Rother. Rother regeneration officers are using the action plan as an ongoing working document.

Recovery Plan Actions

Portfolio Holder for Regeneration Cllr Bayliss and Regeneration Officer Melanie Powell recently visited Russet Farm business park in Robertsbridge to look at how issues around broadband access were affecting them and how they found the process of applying to the Government’s  Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme: Gigabit Vouchers (

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