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 […]

Hair loss – is there anything we can do about it anyway?

Having our hair ‘done’ should make us feel good. Haircuts and styles give us choices about how we express ourselves. Hair also protects our scalp from sunburn, so it’s not surprising that we may feel anxious and alarmed if our hair starts to thin.  This month I consider whether hair thinning, or hair loss in women is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Menopause – the burning issue

Bexhill’s Jane Midwinter is the founder of HotWomenAtMenopause, an associate trainer with Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace and is a menopause coach.  She writes articles on menopause for women and their employers and is a member of the British Menopause Society. Next month Jane will launch a new column written specially for Hastings In Focus this month, in recognition of […]

Bexhill College student awarded prestigious scholarship

A Bexhill College sport student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to support his studies. Talented Jay Pepper has received the Vice-Chancellor Scholarship at the University of East London (UEL). This prestigious and highly competitive scholarship will cover all of his tuition fees for the three-year duration of his course. Jay thanked his teachers and […]