Businesses are encouraged to apply now for Local Restriction Support Grant

Rother business forced to close by Government, under the latest national restrictions are urged to apply immediately for a local restriction support grant.
This scheme is only available to Rother District Council Business Rate payers who’s business has been forced to close by the Government and they must apply before the national restrictions are lifted (2 December). The business must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • the business was open and trading as usual on 4 November 2020
  • it was registered for Business Rates on 5 November 2020
  • it is one of the types of business that have been instructed to close

You can find out more and apply on their website. 




Library services at home and help to get online

All East Sussex libraries are temporarily closed during the second national lockdown (from 5 November). But there are lots of library services you can use at home.

By visiting the website you can find wellbeing advice, free eBooks and audio books, eMagazines, eNewspapers and online learning. You can also order items from the library catalogue and pick them up at your local library when they are ready to collect using their click and collect service.

Essential computers sessions can also be booked for people who need to apply for universal credit or access online banking.

The home library service is also still running for vulnerable people. To arrange a home visit or book a computer session, phone 0345 60 80 196.


Sign up for 1/2 price garden waste collections 

For a limited time only Rother District Council are offering half price garden waste collections for anyone who signs up and pays in full, between 16 November and 31 December 2020.

This offer is available to all NEW subscribers to the service meaning they will get a whole six months of garden waste collections for just £20 (normal cost £40). Their subscription will run until 14th July 2021.

Full details and a link to subscribe visit their website.

Great News for Swan Meadow!

The BPFA Committee has been awarded a Lottery Grant which means it will enable us to maintain the facilities for the community & wider public. 

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