Council working with HSE to support care homes with Covid-19 safety

Ensuring care homes are Covid secure is the aim of a new project between Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The council will be working with local care homes to ensure the correct Covid-19 measures are in place so the health and safety of both residents and staff are protected. This […]

Firing on all cylinders says MP who urges: ‘do not believe… stories and rumours’

Local MP Sally-Ann hart has spoken out this afternoon correcting what she describes as “misinformation and inaccurate rumour” being spread in the community. Mrs Hart says: “There appears to be a lot of misinformation and inaccurate rumour being spread. Vaccines are being delivered to residents in Hastings and Rye and have been since the December […]

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 […]

Open letter to local MPs Hart and Merriman

An open letter from Jay Kramer on behalf of Keep Our NHS Public, Hastings & Rother Keep Our NHS Public Hastings & Rother call on our MPs to cast a vote for our NHS in January The House of Lords has voted to protect our NHS against sell-off in trade deals with the USA and […]

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 […]

Is Hastings heading in to Tier 3? MP issues stark warning

Hastings MP Sally-Ann Hart is pleading with local people to follow Covid guidelines to stop the town moving in to Tier 3 the mosts restrictive level of measures designed to curtail the spread of coronavirus. Covid-19 cases have been rising sharply and in a sustained way in recent days, Mrs Hart has warned this morning. […]