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Public meeting to save St Leonards Crown Post Office on Monday 17 July – please come!

As the result of the announcement that the Post Office intends to downgrade the London Road Crown Post Office in St Leonards, a public meeting has been arranged for Monday 17 July. Erica Smith catches up with the Save the Crown Post Office campaign.

Posted 10:44 Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: campaign consultation Crown Post Office post office St Leonards
The campaign goes on - from a rally outside St Leonards Crown PO in November.

Saving St Lens Post Office: lessons from Lancing

Can we in St Leonards, threatened with the loss of our Crown Post Office, learn from the experience of others facing the same fate? In the company of Patrick Glass, Rob Webb took a trip to Lancing to find out.

Posted 11:24 Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: Lancing Laura Tarling Patrick Glass Rob Webb
The stall at St Leonards Festival gathered xxx signatures for the petition

St Leonards Post Office consultation

The campaign to save St Leonards Crown Post Office has a new challenge: last week Post Office staff were informed that management are planning to hand over the London Road branch to a ‘retail partner’, who has already taken over three village post office branches in East Sussex, and is about to become the franchisee of Newhaven Post Office. Erica Smith writes.

Posted 18:19 Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: Erica Smith Kay Avery Stallion London Road Post Office Mr Selva Muttiah Save St Leonards Crown Post Office

4th of July: Resist Trump

On American independence Day there will be a meeting in Hastings focused on the current political scene in the States. US born local resident, Tamara Stevens will speak about opposition within America to Donald Trump. John Enefer writes.

Posted 23:25 Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: Hastings Against War John Enefer
Michael Richardson and Michael Haywood

The Big Push

The two Michaels’ annual wheelchair push, The Big Push, has raised a total of more than £5,000 for charity over the past five years. This year the two church friends raised over £1,200 with their Fifth Annual Wheelchair push.

Posted 16:47 In: Campaigns Tags: CAFOD Michael Haywood Michael Richardson Snowflake St Leonards Catholic Church The Big Push
Forest School under 5s week

Charity auction for Hastings’ families

Education Futures Trust, the Hastings based family support charity, will hold their annual fundraising auction on Friday 30 June, raising vital funds to help those in need. The Auction of Promises will be hosted by auctioneer, Paul Howard and will be held at Hastings United Social Club. Hastings United FC has kindly donated the venue and staff services for the evening.

Posted 10:31 In: Campaigns Tags: Auction of Promises Boden Brighton Racecourse Chapel Down Vineyard Drusillas Education Futures Trust Paul Howard Source Park The House of Lords The Jerwood Gallery The White Rock Theatre
The Big Sleep 2017

The Big Sleep 2017

Registration for The Big Sleep, the annual sponsored sleep-out raising funds for the Seaview Project, is now open. The Seaview Project’s sponsored mass sleep-out returns to The Stade this September, raising awareness and funds for some of the town’s most vulnerable people. 


Martha Trust celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Martha Trust supports young people and adults with profound disabilities at homes in Deal and Hastings, providing lifetime care in a safe and loving environment, respite and day care. And this year they are celebrating their 30th Anniversary. Martha Trust was founded in 1983 by a small group of Christians from Deal. They felt there had to be a better alternative to the NHS long stay mental health hospitals and institutions where people with profound disabilities were being placed. They believed those with profound disabilities should be able to live life to the full and get the most out of each and every day. Their vision combined with a lot of hard work, determination and support from the local community means that thirty years on Martha continues to support families and their loved ones to live fulfilling lives in a safe, loving environment. Martha Trust’s Kerry Rubins writes.

Posted 10:47 Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: Martha Trust
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