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 […]

Police search for aggressive and threatening theif

Police are searching for a man who threatened a counter assistant and stole cigarettes from a shop in Bexhill. At 9.50pm on Thursday March 4th the man entered the One-Stop shop in Turkey Road, Bexhill and stole a small quantity of cigarettes. He is described as white, 6′, of medium build, with light brown hair […]

MP welcomes huge take-up of vaccines locally

More than 60 per cent of Bexhill and Battle’s adults have now had their Covid vaccination with MP, Huw Merriman saying the towns are ‘leading the way’. As of March 14th, 52,194 people in the constituency had been vaccinated – the tenth highest number of people in any parliamentary constituency in the country. Notably, this […]

Why not make your investment in The People Bank?

Members of the public are being encouraged to play their part in improving support services for adults in East Sussex by joining the People Bank. The East Sussex County Council (ESCC) initiative wants people who have used adult social care services, or know someone who has, to get involved by completing surveys or being part […]

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 […]

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 […]