Over the last couple of weeks, I have been focussing on how we can help to improve adult skills; up-skilling and re-training and looking at the opportunities which might be available to residents in Hastings and Rye to do so.
A recent poll of 2,000 parents found that the extra time we are spending at home because of coronavirus is bringing families closer together by giving parents and children more of an opportunity to bond and spend time together.
Last Monday, the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme opened for applications. This Scheme is part of a number of financial measures the Government has brought in to protect employees and businesses during this unsettling global pandemic.
The last time I wrote my column in the Observer, I wrote about keeping some perspective on the Coronavirus. We still do need to keep perspective on bulk, panic buying, but our focus must be on saving lives first and foremost - and our livelihoods.
Coronavirus has dominated news outlets for the past few days - a worrying time for many of us when we think about our elderly relatives and friends, people with compromised immune systems and vulnerable people sleeping rough on our streets.