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Dismay as ESCC proposes to close English language service for school-age refugees

East Sussex County Council’s move to close the English as an Additional Language service, a vital resource for school-age refugees, has provoked widespread concern among refugee families and support groups. While possible alternative ways of providing the service are being explored, they are calling on the community to respond to the consultation on the issue, which remains open until Sunday 3 February. Nick Terdre reports.

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Campaign for fairer refugee policy goes to Parliament

Moves to reform some of the unfairest elements of the UK’s policy towards refugees seeking asylum took a step forward at the annual Sanctuary in Parliament event hosted by the national City of Sanctuary movement and attended by Alex Kempton and Felicity Laurence from Hastings Community of Sanctuary. Felicity Laurence, chair of the Hastings group, who provided a vivid account of the ‘hostile environment’ underlying Home Office policy towards immigrants in a previous article, explains the new proposals.

Festival By The Lake raising funds for Hastings Supports Refugees

Top musicians support festival welcoming refugees to Hastings

Award winning jazz musicians Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw and Sarah Jane Morris, and poet John Hegley, are among the artists appearing at Festival by the Lake on Sunday 24 June, 12 – 8pm in the beautiful surroundings of Ashburnham Place, near Battle, East Sussex.

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Calais Children: A Case To Answer

At the January Hastings Debates, Clare Moseley, founder of Care4Calais, spoke about the current desperate situation on the ground for refugees in Calais. Professor Sue Clayton (Goldsmiths University) concluded the talk with an introduction to her award winning investigative film Calais Children: A Case To Answer. Next week, on March 28th, Professor Clayton returns to Hastings for a full screening of the film, with Q and A following. Felicity Laurence from Hastings Supports Refugees writes.

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Help needed for Calais refugees

Urgent items are needed for refugees in Calais who are caught between the British and the French authorities. A contentious issue.  However, if you would like to help those caught up in the fray, please read on, as local support is being generated and supplies are desperately needed. Zelly Restorick writes.

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Clare Moseley delivers a package of clothing to a refugee in Calais.

News from the refugee frontline in Calais

The Jungle camp in Calais was broken up and its inhabitants dispersed in 2016, but not surprisingly that did not mean that the many refugees and asylum-seekers looking to enter the UK disappeared. Clare Moseley, co-founder of Care4Calais, is coming to Hastings to talk about the current situation, as Felicity Laurence of Hastings Supports Refugees explains.

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Fund-raising sale of art

A sale of art will take place on Saturday 18th in aid of Hastings Supports Refugees and the local Labour Party’s Good Ruddance fighting fund. Rachel Lever, one of the moving forces behind the initiative, writes in praise of the sale of art as fund-raiser.

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Nadene Ghouri to headline at second Hastings Debate

Hastings Supports Refugees will be hosting their second in a series of Hastings Debates taking place at The Palace on Hastings seafront. These will be a regular event and are in conjunction with Hastings and St Leonards becoming part of the City of Sanctuary movement.

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