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The weather is fine but stay at home to help fight the virus!

The fine weather forecast for the weekend –  sunshine and temperatures up to 16C in Hastings on Sunday – has prompted councils and tourism bodies to call on people not to flock to beauty spots and the sea but to stay at home. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:48 Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: 1066 Country corona virus Kevin Boorman Rother District
Vocal Explosion

Culture to feed the Covid-19 soul

In these challenging times, we need other things besides food to nurture us. And at this time it is an opportunity to exercise not only our bodies but our minds and do those things that we have always wanted to do – and found excuses not to do  or simply never done or achieved.  Lauris Morgan-Griffiths wondered what there was out there to be enjoyed online, locally and nationally, from your home.

Marina Fountain © Stewart Walton

Delivery/collection of food during Covid-19

In these bizarre, uncertain times we hear extraordinary tales about community. Both good and bad. At HOT we tend to lean towards the best in Hastings and St Leonards where there is a lot of good nature, humour and a very definite sense of community. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths has put together a list of some of the food outlets and shops that are at present delivering or have produce ready for collection so you can eat healthily, collect your goods and stay safe.

Posted 16:21 In: Covid-19 Tags: Brewing Brothers at Imperial Good on Greens Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Marina Fountain Sussex Fruits The Beacon Tommy's Pizzaria

Council and partners set up community support hub

As the corona virus tightens its grip on society, there has been a heart-warming upswell across the country of support and offers of help for those who most need it – the elderly, vulnerable, those suffering from the virus and those who for whatever reason are unable to provide for themselves in conditions of lockdown. Hastings Borough Council, together with partners, has set up a community hub to coordinate the effort. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:47 Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Bexhill Emergency Action Team community hub corona virus East Sussex County Council Hastings & St Leonards Neighbourhood Watch Hastings Borough Council Hastings Voluntary Action Heart of Hastings Huw Merriman Kevin Boorman Kim Forward nhs Nick Terdre RSA Rye Mutual Aid Group Sally-Ann Hart Steve Manwaring

Local church goes online

Holy Trinity Hastings (HTH), located on America Ground in the centre of Hastings, have announced that they will be hosting Sunday services online, writes 

Posted 17:43 Friday, Mar 27, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Holy Trinity Simon Larkin Vanessa Alves

Council votes itself new powers to continue making decisions in the days of coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the council last week voted in emergency powers to enable it to continue making important decisions. Public meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Nick Terdre reports.

Emergency health regulations brought into force in Hastings

Hastings has moved into lockdown following the introduction of emergency health regulations by the council which close down shops apart from food retailers and encourage citizens to restrict their outings. Enforcement officers will oversee retailers’ compliance with the new regime. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:18 In: Covid-19 Tags: Colin Fitzgerald Conquest covid-19 East Sussex County Council emergency restrictions Hastings Borough Council Kings Road street market Nick Terdre Seafood & Wine

Hastings moves towards lockdown

Covid-19 has hit Hastings, taking its toll of our social, cultural, economic and political lives. Nick Terdre attempts a brief resume of the extent to which the town has shut down.

Posted 22:37 Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 In: Covid-19
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