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Local Information and General Guidance

East Sussex Covid-19 Briefing – Sussex Health & Care Partnership

WHEN WILL I GET MY JAB- update 14-1-2021

England national Lockdown 

England Lockdown - Stay At Home Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sussex Flu Vaccination Update 21st December 2020

 

 

 

 

Message from the Mayor of Crowborough, Councillor Greg Rose

  • Please note that this is a constantly evolving website page.  If you would like to add anything to these pages, please contact Crowborough Town Council on info@crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk 

Nus Ghani Newsletter 18.11.2020  Wealden’s voice in Westminister

Latest Government Updates

The latest guidance from the Government, including NHS information about Covid-19, can be found on the government website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

 

If you would like to become a volunteer to help out in your community or if you are a Vulnerable person that needs help please click the link for further details

https://www.wealden.gov.uk/news-and-events/coronavirus-covid-19-latest/community-support/

 Organisation

 Details of support

Contact details

Supporting Crowborough

Facebook group to help coordinate helpers during the current crisis.   There are currently around 850 members in the group.  To assist with collection and delivery of medication and groceries to the door. Residents Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195975058362935/

Telephone:  01892 317151 Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Email:   Crowborough2020@outlook.com

 Wealden

Citizens Advice

Free, confidential, independent and impartial advice on issues affecting people’s lives, especially during this time of national crisis. Adviceline 0300 330 9022

Wealden Citizens Advice Website

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DROP-IN SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

Alderbrook Community Association

Assistance for residents, whether tenants or home-owners. Jo  07712 611209

Facebook Page:  @Alderbrook CA

Clued-Up Info

Available for contact via Skype/Facetime, text messages and calls Landline:  01892 661990

Mobile:  07385784864 or 07387620675

Crowborough Food Bank

Part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.  07936 515 798

www.crowborough.foodbank.org.uk

Crowborough & District Chamber of     Commerce

To promote and protect the commercial, retail, professional and general interests of all business sectors in Crowborough and district.

 

Website:  www.crowboroughchamber.co.uk

Email:   secretary@crowboroughchamber.co.uk 

 

Wealdlink

Buying and delivering shopping for the elderly and vulnerable residents in the areas we serve.  Please call 01892 771332 to request assistance. Telephone: 01892 771332

 

Grants and Support for Businesses – Wealden District Council – Wealden District Council

Further £2.6 million of support for Wealden businessesiscretionary Business Relief

WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCIL

Following the Government’s announcement that support will be offered to businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, Wealden District Council are now able to accept applications for grant funding.

A dedicated crisis fund of £47 million is available to support Wealden businesses. Grants of up to £25,000 are available to those in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. Any small business that already pays little or no business rates because of Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR), Rural Rate Relief (RRR) and Tapered Relief, is eligible to apply for a one-off payment of £10,000.

An application form is now available for completion on the Wealden website: https://tinyurl.com/COVID19businesssupportgrant

Cllr Bob Standley, Leader and Portfolio Holder for Governance and Finance said: “During these uncertain times it is vital that we do all we can to support the local economy and the livelihoods of our residents. Business rates for many Wealden businesses have already been suspended for the 2020-21 tax year, and we hope that this additional support will go some way to help prevent closures and redundancies. We urge as many eligible businesses as possible to apply for this one-off grant funding to help support and secure their future in the aftermath of Coronavirus.”

More information on advice and support for businesses during the pandemic is available on the COVID-19 section of our website: https://www.wealden.gov.uk/news-and-events/coronavirus-covid-19-latest/advice-support-and-information-for-businesses/

Wealden District Council
Council Offices,
Vicarage Lane,
Hailsham,
BN27 2AX@wealdendistrictwww.wealden.gov.uk01323 443322
ACTION IN RURAL SUSSEX

Action in rural Sussex (AirS) exists to help support people across rural Sussex and during this challenging time, our support to rural communities remains paramount.  We are determined to do all we can to continue working with you and to have as much positive impact through this period of uncertainty as we can. In order to do this there are a number of steps we are taking immediately to protect our team, whilst still maintaining our commitment to the services we offer.

These include:

  • Manned mainline telephone number

 

  • Our commitment to advising village halls & community buildings

We understand that this is a very confusing time for village halls and community buildings as there has not yet been clear guidance from the Government as to the closure of public buildings such as these.  Until some such directive is issued halls can  choose to remain open if they wish. Each individual management committee must decide what to do using the information provided by Public Health England.

We will of course continue to update and advise our village hall subscribers as and when we have the information to do so.

  • Supporting community groups

Due to Government guidelines on social distancing, the AirS team will all now be working from home as much as possible. However, in order to continue with our core services, we are already providing remote support, therefore communications will take place via telephone, video call, e-mail and on-line meeting software. We are also setting up new communication methods for community groups and will be publicising these developments in the coming days.

  • Web based support

We will endeavour to support our communities with advice and guidance via our website www.ruralsussex.org.uk  the information we are being provided with is ever-changing, therefore please do keep monitoring the website for updates.

We would like to reassure you that despite the current ever changing situation we are working hard to ensure that we continue to support our communities at the time you need it most.

Supporting Sussex’s rural communities through Coronavirus – COVID-19. For guidance click here

Action in rural Sussex
Suites F7-F9
Waterside Centre
North Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2PE
@ruralsussex
www.ruralsussex.org.uk
Switchboard: (01273) 473422
SUSSEX CRISIS FUND

Dear Friends,

Over the last week, it feels that the world has changed, almost beyond recognition. Many charities are very worried about whether they will survive. All youth groups, arts activities, social clubs etc. have just stopped. Groups which depend on membership, sales or event income are worried they will have to close, as are other charities that need to pay ongoing costs like staff or rent.

On the other hand there are some seriously impressive people out there who are just getting organised and are determined that no-one will get left behind. The Food Partnership in Brighton & Hove are coordinating 17 foodbanks, Fareshare trust and community centres around the city to distribute food to every neighbourhood in the city for those who need it.

Befriending charities are moving to telephone or online befriending, taking referrals from community organisations that can no longer meet, and training vast numbers of new volunteers to respond to the immediate need.

Across the county there are many examples like these, of charities rolling their sleeves up and finding creative ways to do the impossible. They are having to incur new costs for computers, phones, online services or for the most basic things like food and medicine for vulnerable people.

The community needs support now to sustain the amazing effort that is being made to address this emergency and support the most vulnerable, but it will also need help in the longer term to make sure that these vital local charities survive the economic shock of the next few months and are there to respond to the long term needs of our communities.

As a result of all this, on Friday we launched a new Sussex Crisis Fund to help local communities affected by the coronavirus. Thanks to American Express and the Argus Appeal, we have £100,000 to start the fund, but we already have 126 applications, so we urgently need more donations to help meet the demand.

I know that many people will be navigating their own financial difficulties. But if you are in a position to do so, please do make a donation to the new Sussex Crisis Fund. You can:

I said at the beginning that so many things have changed. What has not changed is people’s capacity for compassion and desire to help those less fortunate. I hope you can help us to support the amazing work that is happening in our communities today to make sure the most vulnerable stay safe in this crisis.

If you were able to help I would be so grateful.

With many thanks and stay well

Kevin Richmond

Chief Executive

Sussex Community Foundation,

 

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A GRANT FROM THE SUSSEX CRISIS FUND, PLEASE CLICK HERE:

https://sussexgiving.org.uk/sussex-crisis-fund-launched/

kevin.richmond@sussexgiving.org.uk

 

 

NEWS UPDATE from Wealden Dementia Action Alliance 9th October 2020

Information about dates for some forthcoming Virtual  Dementia Forums as well as a quiz date, also the CareLine Autumn2020 is available.  Please use the links below

NEW Virtual Dementia Forum Dates

CareLineAutumn2020-Online-Version

Facilities, areas and services that are now Closed until further notice.

Anyone who is in need of help in Crowborough can contact any of their Town or District Councillors.

Crowborough Town Council Councillors:  Please click here to find your local Councillor contact information.

 

 

Temporary bus service changes 15 January 2021

Organisation

Information

ERIDGE STATION UPDATE 11.6.20

For information about the implications of the footbridge replacement and associated works, please click on the link below:

Eridge Station Update 11th June 2020

SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

Southeastern Rail – Face coverings must be worn from Monday 15th June

GENERAL BUS INFORMATION Please refer to the website below for most the latest travel updates:  https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/public/buses/bus-service-changes-including-back-to-school-changes

 

COMPASS TRAVEL 228/229 Crowborough town service.

For a revised bus timetable please click here.  

Later afternoon and evening peak service withdrawn.

 

 

 

 

Please see the attached regarding the Library Services during the New Lockdown. For further information please click on the link below.

Library Services in New Lockdown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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