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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.

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 16:23

Heat-Health Alert

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There is a 90 % probability of Heat-Health criteria being met between 1200 on Thursday and 0900 on Sunday in parts of England. An update will be issued when the alert level changes in any region. Alerts are issued once a day by 0900 if required and are not subject to amendment in between standard issue times.

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:

Level 3 - Heatwave Action

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.

Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:00

Latest General NHW Newsletter

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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.

Kind regards

Saturday, 18 July 2020 21:54

safe online shopping

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Wednesday, 24 June 2020 18:07

Newsletter June 2020

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Welcome to the latest refreshed look edition of the Due East Neighbourhood Council Newsletter.

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.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020 17:08

Heat-health watch

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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.

Saturday, 16 May 2020 13:10

Design a logo for Wellesbourne

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Design a logo for Wellesbourne Healthcare.

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