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Our Community of Sanctuary in the Local News

Below is a selection of links to external media sources which have published articles about Hastings Community of Sanctuary. This section will be updated with new links as we have articles published, so make sure you check back regularly!

Mental health challenges posed by immigration detention put lockdown strains in perspective

Considering the Government’s new plans for Asylum: this Refugee Week is a time to think about ‘who we are’.

Refugee support groups unite to oppose Patel’s hard line against asylum-seekers

Online event will throw light on Napier Barracks scandal

Mass Covid outbreak in Home Office camp for asylum-seekers

Busy month for local refugee support groups

Lift the ban – petition being delivered to parliament next week

Indefinite Immigration Detention: A national scandal

Lives in limbo: the injustice of indefinite immigration detention

Sally-Ann Hart’s claims of “illegal migrants” contested

Ensuring Hastings offers a place of sanctuary

Relief over safe arrival of cross-channel refugees

This is what it’s like to volunteer for the Hastings and Rother refugee buddy project

Meet the woman behind the thriving Hastings and Rother refugee buddy project

New community cafe and exhibition space to open in St Leonards

From Hastings, with love…OPEN to all!

Passion Wins Over Process (an article about the new OPEN space in St Leonards)

Top musicians will headline this year’s Festival By The Lake

Recital raises much needed cash for refugee support in Hastings

Uplifting, happy, humorous, dramatic and ALL in a good cause

Standing side by side – One Hastings, Many Voices, mosque vigil is huge success

Hastings residents come together to remember New Zealand attack victims

Support for the victims of the New Zealand attacks right here in our town

BUDDY UP – Hastings Local Wins International Women’s Day Award

The aim is simple, the aim is freindship

Wrong decision is reversed – language service is saved

Language Service Under Threat in Hastings Schools

Cut will hit the most vulnerable who have little chance to make themselves heard

Dismay as ESCC proposes to close English language service for school-age refugee

Campaign for fairer refugee policy goes to Parliament

Sanctuary in Parliament – working for a fairer immigration policy

Top musicians support festival welcoming refugees to Hastings.

Hands of Friendship: quilting on the pier.

Hastings Debates: ‘Another Crossing’

Calais Children: A Case To Answer.

News from the refugee frontline in Calais.