‘Definitely NOT’ business as usual – respect, protect and enjoy says council

In some respects Hastings town centre is beginning to feel like it’s getting back to normal but this week people have been warned against complacency and are being encouraged to continue to take precautions and help avoid a second wave of Covid-19. East Sussex Public Health experts are urging people not to become complacent and […]

Hastings launch for the Keep NHS Public campaign

To mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS, Hastings and Rother campaigners launched a local branch of the national Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) campaign by singing Happy Birthday outside the Hastings Station Plaza walk-in centre. KONP supports campaigns to reverse the privatisation and commercialisation of social care and calls for health and social care […]

Hastings library to open its doors from Monday

Hastings library will reopen on Monday following a change in the Government guidance. County Council run libraries in Crowborough, Battle, Newhaven, Eastbourne and Hastings will open their doors for the first time since March offering a restricted service, with limited numbers of people allowed in at any one time. In order to enable social distancing, […]

Man with gun arrested in White Rock Road

A quick response by police resulted in the safe arrest of a man in possession of a gun in Hastings. Just before 11am yesterday (July 6th) officers responded to a report of a man with handgun in his pocket, walking along the seafront near Hastings Pier. Following an intensive search of the area officers spotted […]

Freedom Leisure’s plea to council for financial bailout

When Hastings Borough Council’s cabinet meets later tonight it will be asked to consider a request from Freedom Leisure for financial assistance. The issue, which will be dealt with in private, is thought to involve the operator of the Summerfields Leisure Centre and Falaise asking the council to cover very significant financial losses sustained by […]

Churches welcomed back worshippers at weekend

While the focus at the weekend was on the reopening of bars and restaurant local churches and places of worship were also welcoming parishioners back to communal worship. At Christchurch, Blacklands and St Andrew Rev Charlie Hill says some 20 people signed in for the 9.30am service yesterday. The church is open daily for private […]