MP joins campaign to save full East Sussex Music Service

Wealden MP Nus Ghani is supporting constituents in their fight to save the full East Sussex Music Service.

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Wealden MP Nus Ghani.

East Sussex County Council has launched a public consultation into the proposed closure of the small group and individual instrumental teaching part of the service.

Nus says the service provides a valuable service to around 7,000 children across Wealden and East Sussex and many involved have contacted her to express their disappointment with the proposed closures.

The consultation runs until July 27, and the MP is calling on as many Wealden residents as possible to share their views.

She said: “East Sussex Music is an invaluable service to so many of my constituents. Making sure as many children as possible have access to music is absolutely vital, as music opens up a whole new world of experiences and opportunities.

“As I visit schools across Wealden, I have seen first-hand the positive confidence-building impact music has had on children from all backgrounds.

“I am disappointed by the proposed reduction in the levels of service provided by East Sussex Music. I will be writing to Cllr Bob Standley, lead member for education at East Sussex County Councilor, to urge him to reconsider and find savings elsewhere.

“I would urge all of my constituents, from Hailsham to Forest Row, and Crowborough to Uckfield, to sign the petition and respond to the consultation and make sure their voices are heard.”

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