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 […]

Listen to local experts MPs tell department of health

Local MP’s including Bexhill and Battle’s Huw Merriman say they are ‘disappointed’ their constituencies have been placed in Tier 2 under the Government’s latest measures to combat Coronavirus. Mr Merriman, along with Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell, Wealden’s Nus Ghani and Sally-Ann Hart who represents Hastings and Rye say: “We share the disappointment of residents who […]