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Hendy Foundation has donated £333 to Whitehawk Foodbank which provides short term emergency provisions for those in Whitehawk and the wider East Brighton area
Sean Avard, food bank manager said clients needing support has increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic.
He said: “Before the pandemic we were providing food for around 50 people per week but this has risen to more than 220 adults and 150 children per week.
"Each meal costs an average of £1.65 so the Hendy Foundation donation has provided 201 meals to those in need and we thank the foundation for thinking of us at this time."
Hendy Foundation chair Rebecca Hendy said the trustees had pledged to help a number of foodbanks during the crisis.
Note that the details of the forecast weather are valid at the time of issue but may change over the period that an alert remains in force. These details will not be updated here unless the alert level also changes,
the latest forecast details can be obtained at the following link: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/#?tab=map
Level 3 - Heatwave Action https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/heat-health/#?tab=heatHealth
Jo Shiner has been formally announced as the new Chief Constable of Sussex Police, following a unanimous decision by the county’s Police and Crime Panel to approve the appointment by Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner. She takes up the post on July 11.
Here she sets out her commitment, ambition and priorities for delivering the best policing service to the people of Sussex.
“I am incredibly proud and privileged to have been given the opportunity to lead Sussex Police over the next five years.”
“I have been in Sussex as Deputy Chief Constable for 18 months now, and I have thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the county and meeting and working with its diverse communities.
The time has come once again to grab that cup of tea, put your feet up and enjoy our NHW newsletter. This month we reflect on perception of crime in lockdown and the successes of Neighbourhood Watch Week.
As well as looking at what we can learn from our experiences during lockdown we also look to our future and consider diversity in Neighbourhood Watch, summer seminars, the launch of a national burglary campaign, and how we can harness the power of volunteers post lockdown.
Have you bought anything online recently?…
Almost 34% of all retail sales during May 2020 were carried out online, and new research suggests that only 16% of UK consumers intend to return to their old shopping habits post-lockdown.
Online shopping fraud during lockdown
Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, received over 16,000 reports relating to online shopping and auction fraud during the lockdown, with losses totalling over £16m. Members of the public have reported buying mobile phones (19%), vehicles (22%), electronics (10%) such as games consoles, AirPods and MacBooks , and footwear (4%) on sites such as eBay (18%), Facebook (18%), Gumtree (10%) and Depop (6%), only to have the items never arrive.
We trust As well as this we hope you are well in these unprecedented times, we have been working hard supporting the wonderful activities and community response to the Covid challenge.
The newsletter this time is therefore focused on our aims of assisting communication and helping local people meet local need, we have done this by providing resources, funding and networking people together to find the support they need.
Amber — Heatwave action
Triggered when the Met Office confirms threshold temperatures for one of more regions have been reached for one day and the following night, and the forecast for the next day has a greater than 90% confidence level that the day threshold temperature will be met. This stage requires social and healthcare services to target specific actions at high-risk groups.
Council Tax reminders
People may be receiving reminders to make outstanding payments, and we are keen to
raise awareness that there is plenty of help available to support people to meet costs.
Our benefit calculator shows that Council Tax Support is one of the most underclaimed
benefits, but there’s also other help available,
and there’s further information on reduction schemes here; please encourage people
you may be working with to contact us if they need advice.
The national contact tracing service has started today (28 May), guidance and info is available here:
The app is free and simple to use. Once you’ve downloaded the app, Bluetooth technology on your phone will record the distance between other phones that also have the app installed. If you become unwell with symptoms of coronavirus, you can allow the app to inform the NHS. This will trigger a notification that the NHS will then send anonymously to all other app users who you’ve been in significant contact with over the previous few days. Affected app users will be sent official NHS advice on what to do next.
Routes 2, 25 & 46 have also been revised. Plus, there will be some timing changes on route 27 in response to passenger feedback. Special timetables for Mondays to Saturdays from Monday 18 May are available here. The Sunday and bank holiday special timetables from Sunday 17 May are available here.
From the NHS: Paying our respects to those we’ve lost:
New government guidance and updates to existing ones