Coming together together to help the homeless

A coalition of councils and voluntary organisations are working together on a new initiative to support the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. The ‘Live, Work, Thrive Project’ will be headed by Rother District Council (RDC), Hastings Borough Council (HBC), Education Futures Trust, Fellowship of St Nicholas and Sussex Community Development Association. The initiative’s […]

Council backs annual community spring clean

The annual nationwide litter campaign, delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, will finally be taking place between Friday, May 28th and Sunday, June 13th this year. Working with its waste contractor, Biffa, Rother District Council is offering equipment and advice for anyone wanting to get involved, as well as help with disposing of the […]

Normal service resumed for walking footballers

The Old Bexhillians Walking Football Club ( OBWFC) have well and truly returned to normal service, while still adhering to present Covid -19 rules and regulations. Twice weekly sessions, on a Tuesday morning and Thursday evening at Little Common Recreation Ground and Bexhill College respectively are the order of the day and many social events […]

Now local charities stand a chance of a lottery win

Could local charities benefit from the £17m that will be shared out by the organisers of the Postcode Lottery? Local MP Huw Merriman seems to think so. Mr Merriman is urging local charities and good causes to apply for the funding raised by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. More than 3,500 grassroots organisations in […]

Rother’s leisure centres to benefit from cash boost

A £181,000 grant is set to give Rother’s leisure centres a welcome boost as they recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Rother District Council successfully applied for the National Leisure Recovery Fund grant, administered by Sport England, to help support the reopening of Bexhill Leisure Centre, Bexhill Leisure Pool and Rye Sports Centre. […]

Holiday ‘Food and Fun’ programme to launch at Easter

A holiday food and activity programme to support children during the school holidays will be launched in East Sussex next month. Activities will include outdoor pursuits, arts and crafts, and sports with an emphasis on healthy food and the preparation of meals. Coordinated by East Sussex County Council’s Children’s Services department, the holiday clubs will […]

Bexhill residents scoop postcode lottery

Eight people in Bexhill are celebrating after each scooping a £1,000 cash prize – courtesy of their postcode! The Martyns Way neighbours landed the windfall when TN40 2SH was announced as a People’s Postcode Lottery winner on Friday (September 11th). Judie McCourt (pictured), the People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador, sent her best wishes to the winners. […]

Barby Keel back at home after cancer operation

Animal saviour Barby Keel is recovering at home after having surgery for breast cancer – but is already focused on raising money to continue her work. The inspirational 85-year-old, who has looked after abused and unwanted animals for almost 50 years, expressed thanks for the letters, cards and donations received. But she emphasised that the […]