ePetition details

Save East Sussex Music Service

We the undersigned petition the council to We, the undersigned oppose the closure of East Sussex Music Instrumental Service. To avoid the dramatic impact this would have for the thousands of children concerned, we believe that East Sussex County Council should provide the funding or implement alternatives changes to keep the service open.

East Sussex County Council have announced that plans are being made to close the music instrumental service by 2019 because of a funding shortfall of £80,000. This will result in loss of valued music provision for thousands of children across the county and job losses for teachers and administrative staff.

East Sussex Music Service, celebrating its 84th year, delivers music lessons to around 7000 children in schools. Nearly 1000 children aged between 4 and 18 attend area music centres each week.

Staff at the music service believe that the funding can be found or alternatively there are viable structures that the council can implement that would allow the service to continue.

This ePetition ran from 19/04/2018 to 20/07/2018 and has now finished.

12385 people signed this ePetition.