Sussex County Council
St Annes Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1SW (01273) 481000
can complain to the Local Government Ombudsman
if you think you have suffered injustice arising
from maladministration by your local council or
certain other bodies. Commission for Local Administration,
Local Government Ombudsman, PO Box 4771, Coventry CV4 0EH.
Tel: 0300 061 0614 Fax: 024 7682 0001.
(low cost local rate) 0845 60 70 999 Hastings Police Station, Summerfields, Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN34 1JJ, (01424) 425000.
Police HQ, Malling House,
Lewes, BN7 2DZ, (01273) 475432. Police Helpline
for Deaf People (01273) 483435.
If you know the names of
people committing crime, or dealing drugs call
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111, your call is free
and totally anonymous and you may receive a reward.
and Rother Magistrates Court
Courts, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1ND, (01424)
437644. Clerks office open Mon-Fri 9.15am to 4.30pm.
Law Courts, Bohemia Road,
Hastings, TN34 1QX, (01424) 435128, Mon-Fri 10am
to 4pm. Payments 9am to 4pm.
Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance
Offering support and a social network to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and trans community, with information and training to the wider community on LGBT equalities. 31A Priory Street, Hastings TN34 1EA. Tel 07505 819344
Advice and signposting for local people.
Hastings Trust is a local charity now in it's 21st year. Based in Robertson Street, it has a resource centre on the ground floor with computers for public useage and staff on hand to answer queries from members of the public. Open 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
Contact Heather Smith on 01424 446373.
Bringing together employment and skills for local people, employers and organisations. Provides free advice and practical support including careers advice, cv and application form advice, interviews advice, training and apprenticeships advice, start-up advice, desk space with internet, printer and telephone. Jobs board and jobs brokerage with local employers. 18 Robertson Street, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HL Tel: 01424 237237
Anthony Turtle, 87a Hughenden Road, Hastings TN34
3TF (01424) 443857
Hastings, Bexhill & Rye
for victims of crime (01424) 424393. Fax 721100.
of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Bexhill) Summerfields, Bohemia Road, Hastings.
(01424) 721722/Marriage enquiries:721212.
The Advice and Community Hub, Renaissance House, London Road, St. Leonard's on Sea TN37 6AN. (01424) 430400. Mon-Fri 10 am to 1 pm;
Open door 2-4pm by appointment; Bureau open 5-7pm
Wednesdays, by appointment. Money advice service
by appointment, (01424) 721386. Legal sessions
by appointment, Wednesdays 5-7 pm. Mediation service
Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm (01424) 446808
Tourist Information Centre
Queen's Square, Priory Meadow,
Hastings, (01424) 781111
St Anne's Centre, Conquest Hospital, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN37 7RD Tel: 01323 727127.
Recruitment and Training
Nelson Road, Hastings, TN34 3RX, contact Linda
Sutton (01424) 461490
Angela Colburn, Manager,
50 Robertson Street, Hastings, TN34 1HL, (01424)
Concern East Sussex
The Almonry, High Street,
Battle, TN33 0EA, Dorothy Smith: information and
advice worker; Jackie Dennis Day Care Organiser
- (01424) 775721.
123 Bohemia Road, St Leonards,
(01424) 722923; Charity No. 1057723. Helps with
any debt or related problems. A free confidential
- Adults Support Group
Judith Monk, c/o 75A Middle
Road, Hastings. (01424) 420767.
Ann Ling, 37 Fellows Road, Hastings, TN34 3TY,
(01424) 422617 weekday mornings 9am to noon. Courses
for Adults with Learning Difficulties: Supportive
Education at Hastings College: 80 St Saviours
Road, St Leonards, TN38 0AR (01424) 720978, contact
Job seekers hotline, data
base of 300,000 vacancies for the price of a local
call 0845 6060 234.
Free confidential counselling service
for 16-25 year olds, 5 Queen's
Road, Hastings, TN34 1QP. Self referral by phone
or letter, ring (01424) 466366.
Paranormal Research Group
22B Dane Road, St Leonards-on-Sea
Hastings Voluntary Action
31a Priory Street, Hastings,TN34
1EA, (01424) 444010. Development and support agency
for voluntary sector.
Advice in Emergency
For those not registered
with a Dentist - Out of Hours cover weekdays 6.30
to 10.30pm and 9.30am to 1.30pm weekends and Bank
Holidays. Tel (01424) 850792.
Health Information Service
Free and confidential health
information, freephone 0800 66 55 44. Mon-Fri
9am to 7pm, Fri 9am to 5pm. Minicom service.
Information Service at Healthline
The College of Health, St
Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, London E2
Child Protection Helpline,
Free 24-hr helpline. If you know or suspect that
a child is being ill-treated or neglected telephone
0800 800 500.
Provide counselling for
abused children and their parent/carers and families,
and adults who were abused as children. Tel (01424)
and NCH Action for Children
Provide a Brief Family Therapy
service for families experiencing a wide range
of problems, Tel (01424) 728500.
Schools Counselling Service
Provides counselling for
children at a small number of schools in the Hastings
and St Leonards area Tel (01424) 728520.
Oasis Community Project - East Hastings
offering advice, support and educational courses.
Health and family support services also available. Contact Jackie Gaunt, Broomgrove Community Centre, 85 Chiltern Drive, TN34 3PY. 01424 427582.
Pressure group meet every
second Wednesday in the month at 2pm 'Pop In',
6 Bank Buildings, Hastings. Membership £2 per
year - outings/holidays.
Healer & Adviser, Paranormal Researcher
22B Dane Road, St Leoanrds
TN38 0QW, Sandie Carlyon
Kevin Carlyon, 22B Dane
Road, St Leonards. Free advice available for those
wth a supernatural problem.
26 St Andrew's Square, Hastings,
TN34 1SR (01424) 436666. Emergency telephone staffed
24 hours. Centre open each day 9.30 am to 9.30
pm. National number 0345 90 90 90.
(Registered charity No 1003257).
Needs re-usable clean household furniture and
electrical items for people in need. Dorset Place,
Hastings. Tel (01424) 441112. Hastings and Rother
Chapel Park Community Centre
Pine Hill Training Centre,
185 The Ridge, Hastings, TN34 2AE. Social Services
Information Line for queries on services and social
care issues call local rate number 0845 60 10
664 Fieldwork Teams (Children and Families) St
Leonards/Hastings Ocean House, St Leonards, (01424)
Community centre open to all in the heart of St Leonards. Offers computer training, free internet access, 'not for profit' community cafe, Hastings Ethnicity Minority Advice Service and volunteering opportunites. Please call Ann or Gary for more information 01424 714095.
Southwater Area Residents Association - SARA
(successor to Southwater Renewal Area Residents' Association). Hon.Sec. (2004) Mr James Westacott tel/fax: 716368.
Hastings and Rother
66 London Road, St Leonards, TN37 6AF (01424) 443636.
A home visiting scheme offering support to those
with children under five.
Brighton (01273) 550600. 24-hr listening telephone
line by parents for parents under stress. Anything
to do with children from babies to teenagers. Confidential
More than Marriage Guidance, 5 Warrior Square, St
Leonards, tel (01323) 410001 for appointment. Confidential
counselling service for difficulties in marriage
or in other personal relationships.
PO Box 323, Brighton BN2 2TY (01273) 203773 (24-hr Ansaphone). Open Mon 6-9pm and Fri 6-9pm. Or for immediate help ring London Rape Crisis on 020 7 837 1600. Confidential service, answered by women, telephone counselling and advice service.
42 Robertson Street, Hastings,
TN34 1HL, Tel (01424) 440118. Helpline 0800 454424.
Contact Jill Miles. Hastings Befrienders P O Box
6, St Leonards, (01424) 444777 Wednesday 7-9pm.
for relatives and friends
of alcoholics - 020 7 403 0888. Alcoholics Anonymous
Drug Dependency Unit
9a Holmesdale Gardens, Hastings,
TN34 1LY (01424) 720088. Advice for drug users,
their families etc. Assessment - medicals; counselling,
prescribing where applicable. Community Detox; in-patient
Collington House, Collington
Rise, Bexhill, TN39 3RT, contact Mrs K.E. Nobbs,
Young People's Centre
16/24 yrs, Provincial House,
Provincial Yard, Havelock Road, Hastings, TN34 1BP
- Terry Drinkwater (Project Manager). (01424) 722524.
Alcohol Advice Service
(01323) 416305. Confidential
one-to-one counselling service for those concerned
about their own drinking problem or that of someone
close to them.
for information ring (01273)
481170 or apply at public library.
6 Trinity Street, Hastings
(01424) 426375. Trained counsellors with advice
on everything from alcohol to heroin. Home visits
to rural areas. Free condoms and syringes.
Phone 020 7 384 3040
0800 00 22 00 - For help to
Office Counters Ltd
Helpline For all enquiries
relating to Post Office transactions 0345 223344.
To obtain a post code call
0345 111 222. British Telecom, Telephone House,
Rheims Way, Canterbury, CT1 3BA. (01227) 474000
Mon to Fri 8.30am to 5pm.
Customer Service 0800 056
888, Power failure 0800 783 8866.
British Gas Energy Centres Ltd
Billing: 0845 609 11 22. Gas
Escapes - All areas Bexhill, Hastings and St Leonards,
Rye, Winchelsea Any local area 0800 111 999. Gas
Accounts 0645 555800 Mon-Thurs 8.45am to 5pm. Friday
Help for children and young
people suffering any kind of abuse.
and Rother Counselling Service
Contact Rose Wesbter (01424)
428300, self referral adults, personal family relationship
issues, Ground Floor Flat, 73 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea
24 Hour Helpline
01454 413344. Be Aware, Be
Alert and Act - get medical help.
Informal meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Please contact June Gavin on 01424 714285, or Lesley Drew on 01424 216991.
and Rother Citizens' Advice Bureau
The Advice and Community Hub, Renaissance House, London Road, St. Leonard's on Sea TN37 6AN. Free confidential and impartial
service. Help to resolve neighbourhood disputes.
Office staffed part-time, answerphone at other times.
128a Battle Road, St Leonards,
TN37 7AN, contact Rev'd K. Baird, (01424) 851500
or Peter Stevens (01424) 851502. A local service
supporting Parents and Families of Adolescent children
in times of difficulties.
Hastings and St Leonards Credit Union Ltd
41e Earl Street, Hastings
TN34 1SG, contact Sam Burt (01424) 203651. A community
mutual savings and loans organisation, providing
secure savings and low interest loans.
0845 60 60 234 To find a job,
accessing huge database.
& Rother Counselling Service
For personal, family and relationship problems. 48 Cambridge Gardens, Hastings TN34 1EN (01424) 428300.
1066 Housing Association,
P.O. Box 1066, Hastings, TN34 1WY (01424) 781234.
24-hour community alarm service for the elderly,
disabled and vulnerable.
Theaklen Drive, off Ponswood
Industrial Estate, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 9AZ,
(01424) 722309. Voluntary relief sitting service
for carers in their own home.
Action for Children
211 Elphinstone Road, Hastings
TN34 2AX, (01424) 440840. Nursery unit and support
for under-fives and their families. Referrals through
social services and health visitors.
Playlink Family Drop-In
St Clements Hall, Priory Road,
Hastings, TN34 3JE, (01424) 718511, contact Trish
Learning - HCAT
6 St Saviour's Road, St Leonards,
contact Judith Guest (01424) 720978
for advice and information
contact: 5b St Mary's Walk, Hailsham, E. Sussex.
Tel. 0345 626804.
- Women's Royal Voluntary Service
Enquiries Isabel Blackman
Club, South Street, St Leonards, Contact Sue Adey - Centre Development Manager
Together - Community Bridge Builder Support
Provide a support service for adults (18 - 65) who live in Hastings/St Leonard's with mental health problems or are experiencing isolation. Supporting individuals back into ordinary community activities (Art, Volunteering, Exersise, Social Activities, Learning Opportunities, Employment, Physical Health and General Wellbeing).
Southwater Area Community Centre, 1 Stainsby Street, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6LA - 01424 717430.