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COVID-19 News and Support

Battle Town Council COVID-19

Covid-19 News and Support

Battle Town Council will be updating this page with upcoming local news and information regarding COVID-19 for residents, businesses and groups. We hope to keep as many people as possible updated on what is happening in the Parish throughout this difficult time, to help keep everyone connected. 

If you urgently need help and have no neighbours or relatives you can speak to, and you cannot access any other support services right now, please contact us at Battle Town Council on – 01424 772210 or 07309 732536 (afternoons and weekends).

Additional help and support

Organisation Contact

Alzheimers Society

Help and support for those who are suffering with Alzheimers throughout the pandemic. 


Anxiety UK 

National charity helping people with anxiety 03444 775 774

Care for the Carers Support

Supporting carers in East Sussex through these difficult times 01323 738390

Citizen's Advice

Rother District advice and support or 03444 111 444

Community Hub 

Support for vulnerable residents to access basic services.

Cruse Berevement Care

Providing free care and bereavement counselling to people suffering from grief.

Cruse bereavement care 0808 808 1677

East Sussex Mental Health services

Government COVID-19  facebook page

Help and advice about domestic abuse

Help with managing weight and lifestyle

Macmillan Cancer Support

One of the largest British charities to provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. 0808 808 00 00

NHS Mental Health

Mental health & wellbeing support


The national OCD charity, run by and for people with lived experience of OCD. 03332 127 890

Rehab 4 Addiction


Registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. 0330 094 5717

Sue Ryder

Palliative neurological and bereavement support charity.

Sue Ryder -

Support for Carers

Sussex Mental Health Line 

0300 5000 101

Vulnerable customers priority utility services register

Vulnerable people can join the Priority Service Register so that in an emergency affecting their service, they can be provided with additional support

COVID-19 related news from Battle Town Council

28th July 2020 - Getting back to managing your own shopping 

22nd July 2020 - Post Covid-19 Recovery Grants 

21st July 2020 - Changes to Covid-19 Volunteer Services

11th June 2020 - The return of Battle's Highstreet

4th June 2020 - Use of play areas 

3rd June 2020 - Thank you to the volunteers

28th May 2020 - Help and support during COVID-19 

13th May 2020 - Government guidance: staying safe outside your home

13th May 2020 - Coronavirus outbreak FAQ

5th May 2020  - Battle Food Bank open

30th April 2020 - Garden waste collections to resume

29th April 2020 - Help and advice from Citizens Advice Rother

28th April 2020 - Battle Town Council meets cancelled

20th April 2020 - Latest update on antibody tests

10th April 2020 - Battle Food Bank

9th April 2020 - Recycling in Battle

9th April 2020 - Let's make a noise for keyworkers

8th April 2020 - List your business here

7th April 2020 - Battle's community volunteers continue to shine

6th April 2020 - Waste, recycling and garden waste

3rd April 2020 - Garden waste services

2nd April 2020 - South Eastern: Further changes to amended services

2nd April 2020 - Need some housing advice?

2nd April 2020 - Reports of vandalism

1st April 2020 - Pink recycling bags 

1st April 2020 - Extraordinary volunteer response. Click here for news article. 

31st March - Guidance on access to greenspaces. Click here for news article. 

31st March - A note to allotment owners. Click here for news article. 

30th March - Coronavirus update - Huw Merriman. Click here for news article. 

30th March - Social distancing. Click here for news article. 

26th March - Bus timetable changes. Click here for news article. 

25th March - List of local businesses. Click here for news article. 

24th March - Calling all local businesses. Click here for news article. 

23rd March - Business support update from Rother District Council. Click here for news article

20th March 2020 - Battle Ramblers - walks programme cancelled. Click here for news article. 

20th March 2020 - Are you self isolating? Are you able to help those who are isolated? Click here for news article.

17th March 2020 - COVID-19. Click here for news article

17th March 2020 - Bus service suspension. Click here for link to news article