Welcome to Hurst Covid-19 Resources Website

Hurst People helping Hurst People

The place to find and offer support & resources to our Hurst Community during this time.

The sole purpose of this website is to bring together all the resources in Hurst which are available during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Many retailers and other services have adapted their offerings to meet the needs of residents and so this is the kind of information you will find here.  

If you are offering goods, services, information - please submit your information via the blue contact form in the format: Title; Description (up to 25 words); Contact Number; Email Address; Website Address. Small Image (optional). 

Get In Touch - Ask for Support - Offer Support

Hurst People Needing Help

If you are a resident of Hurstpierpoint, Sayers Common or Albourne please use the contact form with wide pink border to request support or ask a question.


Suppliers of Goods & Services

If you are a retailer, restaurant, goods or service provider covering Hurst, Sayers Common or Albourne use the contact form to allow us to share your latest information, please.

Concerned about an Adult?

If you are concerned about an adult with care and support needs who may be at risk...

Safe at Home

An infographic from Europol containing 20+ reminders about online security.

Key Workers - 12 weeks Free Online Counselling

Leasa Langridge is offering her counselling services initially to four local key workers in need of mental health support. The half-hour sessions are for up to 12 weekly online sessions, via Zoom.

Leasa is a BACP registered counsellor and Certified Cyber Therapist with 11 years of experience in private practice.

Phone: 07979631024
Web: leasalangridgecounselling.co.uk
Email: leasalangridgecounselling@outlook.com

If you're worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak Samaritans are committed to helping those who are struggling.

Call: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Go to the Samaritans Website


Citizens Advice have flagged that they are providing help with issues people may be having with Benefits, Housing and Employment.

Support is available by phone, web chat & email.

Go to the Citizens Advice Website

Jacqueline Light - Local Counsellor offering on-line therapy sessions. Anxiety and alcohol specialism.

Phone: 07541 961377
Email: light.jacqui@yahoo.co.uk

The Compass Card Team at the local charity Amaze has written a guide called 'Leisure, Learning and Lock-down' - it's aimed at families of kids with additional needs, but suitable for any parent wondering what to do in the current crisis. We're updating it regularly.

There's also a link at the bottom of the guide to more general advice from Amaze for our families. 


Online Covid-19 Guides

Digital Unite has pulled together some of their most relevant digital guides to help folks navigate the online world during these challenging times

Support Food Banks in Sussex - Buy a Bracelet

Sarah is a jeweler and has been making bracelets to raise money for Sussex food banks. Each bracelet is sold for £7.95 + £2.95.

£5 of each sale is split between food banks in the Sussex area. The other (£2.95 covers materials and Etsy charges).  £22 in the last 24 hours which means £110.00 will be directed to the food banks.



Hurst Shops, Restaurants Info

Our local retail community partners are updating us with information about how they are providing their services.  There are links to menus.

Sayers Common Community Shop

Sayers Common Community Shop is now open Monday-Friday 9 to 3. Saturday and Sunday 9-12.

Truffles Local Shop Vans

Our lunch trucks are no longer going out to local businesses. We are busy loading up a couple of our lunch trucks as mobile shops.

If you would like us to stop in a local community area at a designated time with some essential products.

For Home Deliveries: Phone  01273 492687 or Email info@trufflesbakery.co.uk


Food Delivery Services

Meals on wheels to the elderly delivery service in the South East.

We anticipate being incredibly busy over the next few weeks and even months. We would advise and recommend anyone who feels that having a meal delivered to an elderly loved one or relative you get in touch as soon as possible to arrange. We do have the capacity for any increase in service and are working extra hard to put in as much resource as possible to match capacity to the demand.

We can offer peace of mind with a hot or chilled meal being delivered freshly prepared every day with snacks and some groceries such as milk and bread.

We always as part of our service check the welfare of our clients and can text automatically after every delivery giving you peace of mind as a now recently made Free service.

We have been taking extra measures to reduce the risk and spread of the coronavirus. We are also able if you prefer for extra protection can offer complete contact-free delivery, if you advise at the time of ordering we could leave in a safe place such as a porch and then notify the client by phone the meal is there ready. To set up you can reserve your booking online at www.getpresto.co.uk or if you are not online please call us on 01323 643726 to book.

Phone 01323 643726

Order Online



Fresh groceries delivered to your door. We deliver local fresh farm produce and other quality groceries direct to your home. Many of Sussex' farms practice organic methods or are certified organic. 

Order as a one-off delivery or sign up to a weekly subscription.

Order Online

PPG Co Ltd is a catering company that rents pub kitchens to create food to deliver to homes and provide food menus to other pubs without their own kitchens to satisfy their customers' needs. It's also run by a professional clown. Sorry about that.

Phone: 07446 163364

Order via FaceBook

Bodle Bros, Burgess Hill - Horse and Pet Supplies

Shop now closed, customers can phone 01444 247757 between 9.00-4.00 to place an order and pay. The staff will bring your order to your car. They will deliver also £6.00 for small order, £12.00 for larger ones.

Visit Website

Home Services

Stephen Richardson Emergency locksmith service, available for emergencies only during Covid-19 with distancing restrictions

Email: steve@snsecurity.co.uk

Phone: 07538 521210

PDP work in all the surrounding villages and towns to Burgess Hill. We are discounting our services for NHS staff and want all current or potential customers to know we are available 24/7, are fully up with COVID19 precautions and requirements.


Phone: 01444 480 444

Stay at Home Guide Chart

Dr Jonathan Serjeant MRCGP DFFP MBBS has provided this chart. The government 'Stay at Home' instruction has overtaken this to a degree but it remains useful.

Hurst Covid-19 Volunteer ID


All Hurst Covid-19 Neighbours' Support Group Volunteers will have one of these badges. Be Safe

Carers Support unpaid family and friend carers of all kinds - from dementia carers to carers for those with mental health, drugs, and alcohol issues, parent carers, carers of adults with learning difficulties, and someone with cancer.

Now offering phone support for non-carers - that is isolated and vulnerable people

Phone: 0300 028 8888

Home-based Activities

Danny Kington is providing 1-hour online drawing & sketching workshops daily. £5 per session.

Go to Website


Jess Adams at Poponin in the High Street have Creative Take Away Kits that can be ordered through their online shop and will deliver free of charge.


Phone: 01444 480 444

Go to Website

Kitchen Appliance Repairs Nationwide

Glotech repair ALL makes and models of domestic appliances including; washing machinesdishwashersfridge freezerstumble dryerswasher dryerscookersovenshobs, integrated appliances, and gas appliances (we are fully Gas Safe registered) to name a few. For your peace of mind all our repairs come as standard with our six months parts and labour guarantee.

Hurst Rental Property Finder

Hurst based Huluki Property has just found accommodation for a couple in the village who will be staying close to a vulnerable relative during this time.

If you have requirements in the Hurst area for friends or family wishing to be closer to family contact Michelle McCartney.

Phone: 07425014537

Online Yoga & Pilates Community

Jane Grogan has set up a Facebook page for anyone interested in yoga and Pilates online classes for adults and children. Including free content, especially to help people during this time.

Let's Say "Thank You" to the Post Delivery & Refuse Collection People

Thank You So Much

An idea from Sian Tai

With everything going on in the world right now.....how about the wonderful community of Hurstpierpoint village, each show a small token of support and appreciation for our Bin and Postal Services tomorrow. Just to say "Thank You" 🙏🏽  I think it’ll be a lovely surprise 🥰xx

Staying Safe Online, Telephone, Mobile & at your Door

During this period, criminals will attempt to defraud and steal for the unwary. Here are some tips to help keep you aware and safe.

Report all actual or attempted fraud

Report actual or attempted fraud immediately to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Text, SMS and Email

SMS and email will be used to try and phish your personal details - don't click any  links in unsolicited emails and think twice before you enter your data or hand over payment data

Fake or Short Supply Products

Avoid scams for fake goods or short supply products - buy from retailers you trust

Mobile Apps

Take care over the permissions you grant to apps you download on your mobile phone and check younger or more vulnerable family members aren't being careless.

Unsolicited Callers

Don't entertain door knockers looking for donations or anyone purporting to be from a bank or legal agency who might need to seize cards, cheque books or cash as evidence. Any genuine caller will be verifiable - check credentials, and have the confidence to simply turn people away.

Working from Home

Whilst working from home take the time to protect what you do for your employer.