Press Releases week beginning 10 October 2016
Mayor Coins It In
Hastings mayor Cllr Judy Rogers has 'struck' her own commemorative Battle of Hastings 50p coin on a visit to the Royal Mint to see the special coins being made.
Cllr Rogers was invited to the Royal Mint with Cllr David Furness, mayor of Battle, and they made the trip to Llantrisant, in the Welsh valleys on Monday (10th October). They were met by Adam Lawrence, the Royal Mint's chief executive, and given a tour of the site, including a visit to the Royal Mint's museum.
Cllr Rogers said :- "It was a fantastic day out, and I was honoured and privileged to be able to 'strike' my own Battle of Hastings commemorative 50p.
"It was fascinating to see other coins being struck too, including the new twelve-sided £1 coin which goes into circulation next year, and the Royal Mint museum. This included coins going back over 1000 years, including coins that were used in the time of both Harold and William.
"The special commemorative 50p coins can be bought from the tourist information centre at Breeds Place, Hastings, and they will also be on sale at the 1066 Country stand at the Battle re-enactment over the weekend."
Hastings celebrates World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day was celebrated in Hastings with the Love Hastings, Love Yourself event held at The Observer Building this week (10th October)
Organised by Hastings Youth Council together with Hastings Voluntary Action and Time to Change champion Sharon Rhodes the event was a great success, with many organisations attending to give advice and information.
"The day was about raising awareness of mental health issues in Hastings" said Cllr Peter Chowney, leader Hastings Borough Council who officially opened the event. "The Youth Council is petitioning Government to appoint a mental health minister to overlook and monitor mental health and ensure the Clinical Commissioning Group and other organisations respond to the growing mental health crisis in Britain, and we fully support this" added Cllr Chowney.
Over 200 signatures were collected on the day and the Youth Council will present this to the local MP for Hastings and Rye, Amber Rudd.