BEXHILL COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER AMID NATIONAL CRISIS

BEXHILL COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER AMID NATIONAL CRISIS

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, residents in Bexhill have come together to support the vulnerable, elderly and those in self-isolation.

These residents have created the Facebook Group ‘Bexhill Emergency Action Team (BEAT)’ in order to organise community action and share best practice, including the “viral kindness” postcard which has seen national news coverage.

 

The group’s organiser, Hannah Corke, is asking the local community to come together and help out those who are most in need at this time of crisis. Anyone who’d like to help can join the BEAT Facebook group where there will be advice and assistance.

The group are doing their best to follow safeguarding procedures provided by Mutual Aid for the safety of all concerned. Nonetheless, BEAT is not a formal organisation and so helpers are advised to take personal responsibility for their actions. At no point should anyone helping with BEAT try to gain access to your property or do anything you do not want them to and you should contact the police if you feel intimidated or threatened by someone on your doorstep.

As well as BEAT, you can also contact one of the organisations listed below for information or assistance.

Rother Voluntary Action: 01424 217259, office@rva.uk.com

Rother Neighbourhood Watch: 07983 619622, chairman@rothernhw.co.uk

Some local businesses are offering special delivery services a list of which can be found on the BEAT Facebook group along with links to educational sites with activities for children.

Hannah Corke said, “this is a real community effort to help those in need. I’d like to thank Rother Voluntary Action, Rother Neighbourhood Watch, Mutual Aid, Huw Merriman and Rother District Council for their help and support with organising things and to all the generous people who have freely offered their time or assistance.”

For more information on the Coronavirus, visit rother.gov.uk/coronavirus