“You may be aware that the government has recently announced that the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme will be expanded across the whole of England in 2021.
Funds have been made available to every local authority in England to coordinate free holiday provision, including healthy food and enriching activities. The programme will cover the Easter, summer and Christmas holidays in 2021.
East Sussex County Council are now inviting Expressions of Interests from potential providers of holiday activities and/or food for the Easter and Summer/Christmas holidays 2021.
Please could we ask you to promote this online form for expressions of interest to any potential providers in your networks across East Sussex, as a matter of urgency:
Easter holiday provision
Summer and Christmas holiday provision
|It has been announced nationally that people on the GP Learning Disability Register are now eligible for their COVID-19 vaccination as part of priority group 6.
This will mean more people with learning disabilities will be offered the vaccine more quickly, and help ensure those most at risk of death or hospitalisation are prioritised for vaccination.
Those on the GP Learning Disability Register (as well as adults with other related conditions, including cerebral palsy) being prioritised follows the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) who are independent advisors to the government, as people who are severely affected by learning disabilities are at higher risk of death from COVID-19.
It is important everyone with a learning disability checks that they are on the register and asks their GP to go on it if they are not. The local NHS is working in close collaboration with local authorities and other partners to identify anyone else severely affected by a learning disability who is not registered.
COVID-19 Vaccination Easy read materials to share:
We understand that at this time people have lots of questions about the vaccination and about the programme and its roll out across our communities.
To help support people and answer queries you may have, we have a vaccine enquiry service which can be accessed by email or by phone.
0800 433 4545
(Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm)
It is important to be clear this is not a phone number or email address to book your vaccination.
The national booking system can be accessed by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or calling 119 free of charge.
People have looked up at the stars for thousands of years and seen pictures and stories. The High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has some of the darkest skies in the South East; now, light pollution threatens our wildlife and means we see fewer stars. Listen as our Education Officer Rachel tells the atmospheric story of Orion the Hunter, founded thousands of years ago in Greek mythology. You will hear the story of one of our most-loved constellations and learn how to help reduce light pollution, so we can all see the stories in the stars for centuries to come. Why not wrap up warm, stand outside and listen while looking up at the night sky?
Suitable for ages 7+ (references to hunting and death in Greek mythology).
This video is a KS2 resource from the High Weald Hero education programme: http://www.highweald.org/learn-about/…. Learn more about the Dark Skies of the High Weald AONB at: http://www.highweald.org/look-after/d…
South Downs National Park is also running an exciting Dark Skies series of events Dark Skies Festival: Dark Skies Festival (darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk)
CPRE have also launched their Dark Skies count Dark skies – CPRE
Flower Show AGM
Wednesday 3 March 2021, 7.00 pm via Zoom
Use the following link to join the meeting:
Any connection problems,
please contact David Penfold (813003; 07850 058544; )
By next month, April, we should know when we can plan to reopen at the Village Hall. In the meantime, we reiterate that the public library is doing a sterling job. We have personal experience of their excellent service and there is no reservation fee at the moment. They have also introduced Borrowbox, an audiobook provider which can be downloaded from your app store and you then log in with your library card number and PIN. More information about the public library service can be had by phoning 0345 60 80 196. You can also use this number to reserve up to ten books. It is free and easy to join the library and can be done online if you are unable to visit a library (where you need to take proof of your name and address).
It is also possible to borrow books from the selection available in the porch of St Nicholas Church by the beach in Pett Level. While a financial contribution is appreciated, a notice on the door suggests that this could be made when the church is open again. Fran Rogers very kindly swaps the books in the porch over with some of those in the church from time to time. Much appreciated Fran!
Anna and Vivien
- Rye (Harbour) Tide Times for 6th March 2021Tide Times & Heights for Rye (Harbour) on 6th March 202103:41 - High Tide (4.59m)16:13 - High Tide (4.03m)
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