‘Considerable concern’ for Dean’s welfare

Police are seeking Dean Walker, 34, who is currently missing and believed on foot in the Robertsbridge area since Monday afternoon (May 3rd).  There is considerable family and police concern for his welfare.  Dean is 5’7″-8″, slim with shaved hair, wearing dark joggers, green jacket, orange/beige trainers, green jacket and blue Adidas cap, with black […]

Merriman voted in to head Parliamentary Autism group

Huw Merriman, is the new Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism following the recent death of his colleague Dame Cheryl Gillan, who previously led the group and was a long-standing advocate for autistic people and their families. At the group’s annual general meeting held earlier this week, members paid tribute to Dame […]

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. […]

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 […]