Merriman backs budget that ‘protects jobs, livelihoods and provides a roadmap for economic recovery’

Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, has welcomed yesterday’s budget which he says not only delivers ‘robust support’ for jobs, businesses and families but also provides a pathway for economic recovery following the unprecedented financial strains of the Covid-19 pandemic. Among a raft of measures announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak it […]

Bexhill to become a creative hub within five years

Bexhill College is expected to be given permission to help transform a decaying commercial unit into a vibrant creative hub. The exciting project will turn the site in Beeching Road into a base for artists, designers and media businesses within five years. A report, which will be debated by Rother District Council’s cabinet next week, […]

Open for business: Popular Bexhill pub is reborn

It’s an exciting day for Bexhill. The former Royal Sovereign pub in Sea Road is finally reopening after a major refurbishment – and name change. The Sovereign on Sea, which is directly opposite Bexhill railway station, will be welcoming customers with a socially distanced launch! And its landlord, Wayne Shires, hopes the stunning new venue […]

Pavement widening plans could be rejected

Controversial plans to widen pavements in the town centre are expected to be scrapped after social distancing measures to combat coronavirus were relaxed. Footways in Western Road and Devonshire Road were earmarked for enlargement as part of a Government drive to encourage walking and cycling. But East Sussex County Council officers are recommending the idea […]