A week in the life of Hastings’ Mayor and his deputy

It’s been a hectic few days for Hastings’ Mayor and Deputy Mayor as they have attended everything from the opening of a new restaurant on the seafront to being part of the annual Albany Taxi charity day.

Azur is the venue for a meal and a disco as part of the Albany Taxi charity day.

The Albany Taxi Charity Day is an annual event when a fleet of black cabs and other taxis bring children with special needs down from London to enjoy a day in Hastings enjoying the delights of the Old Town and then heading to Azur for a meal and a disco.

Hastings Mayor Nigel Sinden, left and his deputy James Bacon, right meet some of the organisers of the day.

It was a gala opening for the new Teddy’s Beach Diner on the seafront last weekend and Mayor and Deputy Mayor were in attendance along with Abul Azad the Mayor of Bexhill. Mayor Nigel and deputy James are pictured here with one of the other guests from the evening.


Saturday saw Mayor and deputy Mayor at the 1066 cycle festival on the stade, touring the exhibits Deputy Mayor James Bacon took time to use cycle power to whizz together a fruit smoothie using nothing but pedal power.

‘Smooth operator’ Deputy Mayor James Bacon uses pedal power to create his mid-morning smoothie.

Mayor and Deputy Mayor had what they described as a, “fun time” at the Hastings Borough Council supported 1066 Cycle Festival. The event was officially opened, in what appears to have been light-hearted mood by Councillor Andrew Batsford.


The Deputy Mayor was also able to find out more about the work of East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) ‘Cycle Safer’ initiative (below) for more information on this awareness and training initiative you can contact Dan via email on daniel.burnett@esfrs.org.

Finding out about the Cycle Safer initiative.

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