Local News

Consultation on Local Fire Service

There are number of questions I am seeking answers to regarding the current consultation on the proposed Risk Management Plan for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. 

Huw presses Health Secretary on Bexhill COVID-19 Testing Centre

Huw Merriman, MP for the Bexhill and Battle constituency, has joined forces with local health chiefs in East Sussex to press for the Bexhill COVID-19 satellite testing centre to be made available to all those who now qualify for a test.

Local MPs welcome more help for local businesses

Local MPs, Huw Merriman and Sally-Ann Hart, welcomed yesterday’s announcement that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which has been protecting local jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, will be extended until the end of October.

Support for Small Businesses Left Behind 

Whilst I welcome the Government’s emergency financial package to support businesses during the Coronavirus epidemic, I am concerned to ensure that every legitimate business gets this targeted help. 

Hospital Need

It’s important that those who need hospital treatment for reasons other than Coronavirus still seek the treatment and not leave it too late. 

Coronavirus Policing Update

My weekly call with our Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner of Sussex Police shows that reported crime in Sussex is down by 20 to 30%.

Huw supports Rural Powerhouse campaign

Local MP. Huw Merriman, spoke of the importance of the rural economy to his Bexhill and Battle constituency during a visit to a local farm in Battle last Friday.