Guestling Surgery Update – 31 May

To everyone who is affected by the Guestling surgery situation. As I’ve said before, Dr Chinery and his late wife Jill would never want to take this service away from the patients who use it. They started it from nothing and are very proud of being able to provide the service to the surrounding areas. They were deeply fond of everyone, staff and patients.

I would like to put this notification out there to hopefully go a little way to easing the minds of many

DR CHRIS CHINERY IS PLEASED TO SAY THAT AN AGREEMENT, IN PRINCIPLE, HAS BEEN REACHED WITH A GP FROM HAROLD ROAD SURGERY. THEY WILL TAKE OVER GUESTLING SURGERY WHEN THE PRESENT OCCUPANT LEAVES.
THEY ALREADY HAVE PATIENTS IN THE AREA, CURRENTLY RUNNING CLINICS FROM PETT AND FAIRLIGHT VILLAGE HALLS. THEY ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO TAKE ON MORE PATIENTS AND ALSO CAN DISPENSE MEDICATION TO THEM.

This is an arrangement ‘in principle’ and subject to agreement by the medical authorities (CCG)

Millie Chinery

Children at Home: Advice from Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch have issues advice on safety issues regarding children being at home. It can be read here NW 310520

Pett Level Lavatories

Rother Councillor Andrew Mier reports the following:

The Pett Level lavatories reopen this Saturday 30 May. Just the disabled lavatory, redesignated for general use.

Closure of Guestling Surgery

Announcement by Hastings Old Town Surgery

Changes affecting Guestling Surgery and arrangements for your care

It is with deep regret that I have to advise you that we have taken the very difficult decision to permanently close our branch surgery at Guestling. Despite the best efforts of the surgery to maintain a local presence, we will be without premises once our notice period expires on 30th June 2020 and therefore the branch surgery will have to close.

Patients who use Guestling Surgery will remain registered with Hastings Old Town Surgery, and will be able to be seen and access services at the new premises at the Ice House, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW. This surgery has been recently redesigned, and refurbished and equipped with the needs of all patients firmly in mind. For those without their own transport, there are good public transport links from the Guestling area to the new surgery and, in line with the recent changes made for the Covid-19 pandemic, you will be able to make use of telephone appointments and video consultations.

If you currently use the pharmacy at the Guestling Surgery, there are a number of other pharmacies in the Hastings area, some of which offer delivery options and other additional services. You can find out about nearby pharmacies using the ‘Find a pharmacy’ option on the NHS website. Patients are encouraged to contact pharmacies directly to discuss their policy on deliveries as well as an understanding of exemptions and arrangements.

Should patients wish to seek to register with an alternative practice they should contact East Sussex CCG Primary Care team by phone on 0300 131 4425 or by email at who will be able to help.

M23 Roadworks Update

The latest update – 29 May – for the roadworks on the M23 can be read here M23 roadworks 290520

Hastings and Rother Police – Latest Update

The latest update – 29 May – from Hastings and Rother Police can be read here Police 290520

Pett Flower Show – 25 July: Cancellation and Young People’s Classes

Because of the uncertainty of the current pandemic and the government lockdown regulations, it is with heavy hearts that the Pett Flower Show Committee have to announce the cancellation of our 2020 show. It is hoped that a downsized show can be held in the autumn for some of the classes that are not critical to the growing season.

In spite of the inspiration of the Gardening Club journal on Pettnet, the possibility of organising a complete virtual show is a step too far, but the Committee wish to encourage the younger generation to participate by entering photographs of exhibits in some of “Young People’s” classes, for which there will be prizes.

Further details of the Young People’s Classes can be read here Flower Show cancellation

Your East Sussex Bulletin

The latest ‘Your East Sussex’ Bulletin published by East Sussex County Council can be read here ESCC 280520

Rother Neighbourhood Watch: Fortnightly Summary

The latest update from Rother Neighbourhood Watch – a summary of the last fortnight – can be read here RNW 290520