Grab–a–jab in Broomgrove… no appointment necessary!

Still needing to get yourself vaccinated against Covid-19? There’s a pop-up vaccination centre opening on Wednesday (July 28th) at the Broomgrove Centre from 3.30pm until 6.30pm offering the Pfizer vaccination and able to provide both first and second jabs. Baird Councillor Robert Cooke hopes as many people as possible will make use of the facility […]

Book a test! Hastings residents urged to book a test for any virus concern

Hastings residents are being urged to book a Covid test if they suspect they may have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus, as infection rates rise in the borough. Concern about the rise in cases and high transmission rates has prompted public health advice that anyone who thinks they may have been in close contact […]

6,500 most at risk in Hastings still unvaccinated

Eighty-two thousand people in East Sussex in the most at risk Covid groups are still unvaccinated, with 6,500 of those people living in Hastings, the borough council’s cabinet members heard on Wednesday. Council Managing Director Jane Hartnell outlined the position, talking about the current risks of the pandemic, and referencing what the Director of Public […]

Let’s not wreck our hard work now

Hastings Borough Council has expressed its concern at the group who met to protest in the town’s Alexandra Park last Sunday. Deputy leader of the council Councillor Colin Fitzgerald said: “I was very disappointed indeed to see the large group meeting in the park to protest on Sunday, finishing by dancing with joined hands. This […]

Progress is being made – over 70s are the next priority

Information about how the vaccination rollout is progressing in Hastings and St Leonards is coming thick and fast this week. This morning we spoke to Dr Craig Namvar on behalf of the Hastings Primary Care Network and he had this to say: “The collaborating GP practices of Hastings and St Leonards have vaccinated 7,476 patients […]

Covid vaccination rollout in Sussex – what’s happening where?

We asked Hastings and Rye MP Sally-Ann Hart for an update on progress with the Covid-19 vaccination programme not just in Hastings and St Leonards but more widely in East Sussex as a whole, here’s what she had to say. At present vaccinations are taking place in hospital hubs; GP led vaccination services; roving services […]

Pharmacist says he’s ‘honoured’ to be contributing to something so big

An additional vaccination centre is open in Hastings from today, at Laycock Pharmacy in Ore and the staff have been described as an ‘inspiration’ by the local MP. For Shammi and Sapna Radia who have operated the pharmacy for 35 years the opening has special significance as their daughter, Kajal has been working on the […]