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Red Box Project coming to HVA
The Red Box Project ultimately aims to provide free sanitary products to young women in schools to prevent them missing their education due to their period. We’re taking this further in Hastings and supporting local women in need via community groups to ensure they have one less issue in their lives. You can now either drop your donation in to or pick up supplies as needed from the Red Box at Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN. Red Box Project Hastings is proud to support the local community – From women, to women with love.

ESCC Core Offer consultation
East Sussex County Council have launched a consultation on their Core Offer, which is their assessment of the services they think are most needed by residents, businesses and communities and that should be expected to provide in a difficult financial climate. It will inform and direct their budget planning over the coming three years. They are seeking views of those that live and work in the county, particularly whether they agree with the approach, whether the priorities and services in the Core Offer are right, and if there are ways we can work differently with partners and communities to do more to support each other.

Consultation on Closure of English as Additional Language Service (EALS)

East Sussex County Council is proposing to close the English as an Additional Language Service (EALS). Instead, schools will directly provide this support themselves.

If the proposal goes ahead, the county council will provide schools with online advice, information and guidance about how best to support pupils and students with EAL in schools and suggest services that can provide translation and interpretation support.

The consultation runs from 28 November 2018 to 3 February 2019, final decision about the proposal in February 2019.

Details at:

Good News Stories from Involved Communities
We would like to hear about positive experiences – both from organisations recruiting volunteers who have now become wonderful assets within the organisation, as well as from individuals who have successfully found their ideal volunteering opportunity.

Contact Tanya Vice on [email protected] or 01424 444010 to have a chat about your experience and share your Good News Story.

Music’s Not Dead
We’re delighted to announce that Bexhill’s independent record store, Music’s Not Dead returns as a pop-up in the De La Warr Pavilion Café Bar from Friday 7 December. Del Querns of Music’s Not Dead says “We’re so happy to re-open Music’s Not Dead inside the beautiful De La Warr Pavilion! We can’t wait to get open and see you all again.”

The shop will be open every day during Café opening hours (10am–5pm) and on gig nights. Ed Frith, Head of Live Programme at DLWP says “We are delighted to welcome Music’s Not Dead into the building. We look forward to working together and providing the community with a stronger, wider music offer.”

See the website for more details:

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