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 […]

Lift the ban – petition being delivered to parliament next week

It is more than a year since both Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council voted to support asylum seekers being able to work with county councillors voting unanimously in favour of the move. This councils’ actions followed months of activity in Hastings and St Leonards to raise awareness of the Lift the Ban […]

Local people demand that ban on asylum seekers finding work be lifted

Campaigners in Hastings and St Leonards are calling on the Government to allow people seeking asylum in the UK the right to work. Politicians, campaigners, celebrities and members of the public will gather on Saturday, June 15th to call on the Government to give asylum seekers the right to work in the UK. This gathering […]

UPDATED ‘Wrong decision’ is reversed – language service is saved

Secondary schools is East Sussex have changed their minds and agreed to continue to fund the English as an Additional Language Service (EALs). Felicity Laurence Chair of Hastings Community of Sanctuary is delighted by the news she told Hastings In Focus: “We are very pleased at this change of heart by the Secondary Schools Forum. […]

Jay’s Alexandra Park memory walk is a huge success

A ‘memory’ walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society held in Alexandra Park on Saturday has smashed its fundraising target. More than 30 people took part in the walk which had set a goal of raising £500, the current total stands at over £700 with further donations still expected to arrive through the ‘just giving’ page […]

In memory of Olwen – Jay’s walking to ease the scourge of dementia

People in Hastings are being to help in the battle against dementia by signing up for a local Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk this Saturday(September 29th). Local woman Jay Kramer saw her life transformed by her mother’s dementia and it’s this that has motivated her to try to make a positive difference. Jay is asking the […]