Mark’s 15 mile Eastbourne to Hastings trek all in aid of his favourite charity

A volunteer for the Education Futures Trust has walked the 15 miles from Eastbourne to Hastings to raise money for the charity. Mark Ripley, who was awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ in the Hastings Volunteer Action (HVA) volunteer awards 2019 completed his walk last Tuesday. Mark has volunteered with the charity for four years, after […]

Christians or not we all need hope and hope comes in different ways

Each Sunday during the current Covid-19 lockdown, while churches and places of worship have been forced put a halt to congregational worship, The Reverend Paul Hunt, priest-in-charge in Hastings Old Town, has offered some words of support and an opportunity for the community to reflect on the challenges we face. Next Sunday congregational worship will resume and […]

Local people dig deep to support medical efforts in Palestine

An online raffle and musical extravaganza held last Sunday has raised over £1,000 for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). The Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign (HRPSC) organised the online event with the help of local businesses in Hastings and Rye who generously donated prizes that included meals out, cinema visits, glamping breaks, home décor and even […]

Listen to local experts MPs tell department of health

Local MP’s including Hastings and Rye’s Sally-Ann Hart say they are ‘disappointed’ their constituencies have been placed in Tier 2 under the Government’s latest measures to combat Coronavirus. Mrs Hart, along with Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell, Wealden’s Nus Ghani and Huw Merriman who represents Bexhill and Battle say: “We share the disappointment of residents who […]

Hastings in tier two – find out what that means for you

The Government has announced that East Sussex – and that means Hastings and St Leonards – will be in Tier 2 (High alert) from Wednesday December 2nd when the current national lockdown ends. Tier two rules include: No household mixing. Rule of 6 applies outdoors. Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. The tiers will […]

Pilot scheme gives Hastings £5m to tackle drug problem

Communities in Hastings are set to benefit from a £5 million funding boost to tackle harm caused by the supply and use of drugs. The town has been announced as a pilot area for Project ADDER, a Government initiative to help agencies and organisations work together reduce drug-related deaths, offending and the prevalence of drug […]

County makes limited library service available during lockdown

Limited library services are available in East Sussex during this second nationwide Covid-19 lockdown the County Council has confirmed. All 17 of the county’s library buildings have closed since November 5th, Hollington Library only having reopened on October 19th. Since the beginning of this week library users have been able to order books from the […]

Knife crime and violence are top priorities for Sussex Police

Sussex Police is highlighting its ongoing activities in tackling knife crime and violence as part of the national week-long campaign. Operation Sceptre is set to bolster the work done by Sussex Police throughout the year in its bid to keep residents safe from knife-related harm. “Sussex is a safe place to live, although in line with […]