East Sussex Active Access for Growth

This entry was last updated: 16th May, 2018

ESCC has successfully obtained a £1.2 m funding from the DfT to deliver a programme of active travel across East Sussex . The Active Access for Growth Programme will run from 2017 to 2020, focusing on the growth areas of Newhaven, Eastbourne & South Wealden and Bexhill/Hastings.

Three officers and five delivery partners are available to help East Sussex residents in our focus areas to explore how walking, cycling or public transport can help you go places. There will be a particular focus on targeting those that are currently inactive, that are struggling to access work opportunities, with the aim to broaden employment and training horizons and support greater access to educational opportunities.

Activities offered will include :


  • Active Steps a 10-week cycling programme
  • Cycle/Electric Cycle Loan Schemes
  • School cycle activities and challenges


  • ‘Walk Doctors’ – Journey planning
  • Active Travel Maps
  • Walking challenges and pledges

Independent travel training and public transport

  • Independent Travel Training and transition activities for secondary schools

Exploring the South Downs

  • Led walks and rides in the South Downs National Park
  • Walking & Cycling Leader Training

Community Grant Scheme

  • Further details to be announced in early January