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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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