Sussex Resilience Forum declares major incident to maximise Covid response

This week Sussex Resilience Forum declared a ‘major incident’ in Sussex as emergency services worked out a plan to best respond to the unprecedented pressures that Covid-19 is placing on the county’s resources. The same decision has been taken by several other local resilience forums in the South East. The Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF) which […]

Planning underway for next year’s County and Borough elections

Elections for East Sussex County Council are set to take place on May 6th next year alongside elections to Hastings Borough Council that were delayed from May this year. While those elections might still be more than four month away councils are already making plans to help you stay safe while casting your vote. A […]

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 […]

Making it easier – small electrical items recycled from your kerbside

More than 160,000 households in Hastings, Rother and Wealden can declutter and help the environment at the same time by recycling their small electrical items via a kerbside collection service. Unwanted small electrical items are one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK. In a concerted effort to tackle this growing challenge, the […]

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 […]

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 […]