Huge Hastings community response helps people in lockdown

Huge numbers of selfless Hastings residents have stepped up to help isolated people cope with the Coronavirus pandemic, reports Hastings HEART, the organisation coordinating the volunteer response. Established by volunteers Kim Batty and Alastair Fairley, the Hastings Emergency Action Response Team (HEART) has now seen over 1,000 people volunteer to help those who are self-isolating with food shopping, collecting medicines, …

COVID-19: how to safely help others

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. Full guidance on staying at home and away from others can be found on gov.uk You should only leave the house for one of four reasons, and one of these is to provide care …

COVID-19 scams: beware

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a huge impact on our communities. Self-isolation, social distancing and concerns over relatives has led to a huge increase in anxiety and apprehension. Regrettably, these circumstances are seized upon by criminals both on and offline. There has been a huge increase in cyber-attacks since the start of the pandemic with cybercriminals preying on both individuals and …

Covid-19 – I’m looking for help

Hastings Borough Council together with a range of voluntary organisations and partners from the local community has developed a community hub to help residents in need of support during the Covid-19 crisis. Those who do not have family or local support at hand and those who are self-isolating because they have the virus or have symptoms of it can contact …

Join the search and save lives

Sussex Community Search Team is an all-volunteer group of enthusiastic people who are ready and willing to be called out by Sussex Police or neighbouring police forces, primarily to help search for missing high risk vulnerable persons, or for key items of property associated with them. They can also assist in other urgent situations. Why not join this highly trained …

POSTPONED: 2020 AGM – Thursday 19 March (6-8pm) – The Magnet Centre, St Leonards, TN37 6GL

Dear supporter, Due to current events we’ve taken the decision to postpone the forthcoming Neighbourhood watch AGM. The board feel it is more important to follow government advice right now, despite this being a time when NW members may be of great service to their local communities. To this end we have set up a Facebook community support group page …

Seasonal Greetings from Your Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Chair John Wright

Neighbourhood Watch is no longer just about local crime prevention such as preventing burglary, but also about knowing your community, preventing serious and organised crime, cybercrime, scam awareness, and promoting safety and community resilience, to name but a few. Neighbourhood Watch may not be rich in money, but it is rich in talent, effort, energy, ideas, partnerships and connections. Our …