Water shortage forces schools to close

Firefighters supplied water to farmers for their livestock
Firefighters supplied water to farmers for their livestock

The long-running water shortage problems have forced the emergency closure of a number of schools across East Sussex today (Tuesday, March 6).

They include Rotherfield Primary School and St Mark’s Primary School, Hadlow Down, which are both without water.

Partly closed are Beacon Academy in Crowborough and Mark Cross Primary School.

Please visit the school websites for further updates.

Elsewhere, firefighters from Mayfield, Crowborough and Uckfield assisted in supplying water to farmers for their livestock yesterday (Monday).

On one occasion, more than 12,000 litres of water were delivered to a farm in Hadlow Down.