Property owners invited to apply for mural grants in Central St Leonards

A £10,000 fund has been launched to help shops and houses in Central St Leonards get a mural-makeover.  The money is part of the Home Office’s £450,000 Safer Streets project, which aims to make the area look safer as well as being safer.  Alongside grants for property security upgrades, anyone with a bare wall or […]

Hollington builds its very own Christmas wonderland

At a time when we all need to hear a good news story or two we bring you the amazing tale of the community in Hollington who’ve created their own Christmas Wonderland for local families to enjoy writes Fiona Allman–Treen. What started out as a few dumped artificial Christmas trees recovered by volunteers from the […]

We’re moving in to Tier 3 from Saturday

Hastings Borough Council has urged residents to follow rules, get tested and stay safe as Hastings is set to move in to Tier 3 from Saturday. The Tier change comes after a significant rise in cases in Hastings over the past two weeks. The town’s rate per 100,000 is now 507, which is well over […]

Council has £1.5m hardship fund ready to help those most in need

There’s a £1.5m support from East Sussex County Council to help people struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. The council has received funding through the Government’s Covid Winter Grant Scheme which aims to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy, water bills and other associated costs. At least 80 […]

State-of-the-art medical centre servicing 20,000 patients is up and running

A purpose-built medical centre for Hastings and St Leonards has opened its doors to patients. Housing two GP surgeries and a Paydens pharmacy, the St Leonards Medical Centre will care for up to 20,000 patients and be an important community health hub for the area.  The centre, on Bexhill Road, will house the Carisbrooke Surgery […]