A stitch in time! MP gets behind St Leonards Makers mask-making effort

Proving she’s a dab hand with a needle and thread local MP Sally-Ann Hart spent a morning last week helping make face masks for local hospitals. Mrs Hart, joined the St Leonards Makers to help with their mammoth effort to make face coverings and masks for hospitals including The Conquest, Rye and Bexhill. These masks […]

Good to Go: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery ready to welcome visitors from August 27th

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will be welcoming its first visitors from Thursday?August 27th. The museum has won the coveted Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ certification, recognising it as a ‘Covid secure’ attraction. The?museum will?be?open?each week?from?Thursday to Sunday 10am–12.30pm and 2–5pm.??  The museum’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ status has been achieved by implementing measures […]

Donation centre working flat out as hospice shops reopen

The amazing response to the reopening of St Michael’s Hospice donation centre means that drop-off appointments are fully booked through until September. A spokesman for the hospice told Hastings In Focus: “We’re delighted with the amazing support from the local community since the reopening of the donation centre and the launch of our new donation […]

Boost for business as support programme launches

Companies across East Sussex will have support to boost business, thanks to new funding secured by the county council. East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has secured £500,000 which it is hoped will support up to 250 businesses to grow creating more than 100 new jobs in the process. The project, part of South East Business […]

It’s only been a year – Donna and Ray have big plans for Sharnfold

It’s a year since a St Leonards couple became the owners of a popular 79 acre tourist attraction just a few miles from their home town and they’ve got big plans for its future. Donna Bull and Ray Grant have invested heavily to boost Sharnfold Farm, situated at Stone Cross between Hailsham and Eastbourne. They’ve totally […]

Wunderbar! Hastings Oktoberfest 2020 set to go ahead – get your tickets now!

Great news this week for Hastings Oktoberfest fans as organisers confirm the event is set to go ahead at the new venue of Horntye Park Saturday October 3rd from 2-9pm. In a strange year when the Munich Oktoberfest itself has been cancelled, the staff, entertainers and suppliers of Hastings Oktoberfest really hope that we can […]

Sussex Police confirms new Deputy Chief Constable

Julia Chapman has been confirmed as Sussex new Deputy Chief Constable. DCC Chapman joined Sussex Police from Kent in 2019 as the Assistant Chief Constable for local policing, her appointment was announced by Chief Constable Jo Shiner, who formerly held the role. Speaking about her promotion, DCC Chapman said: “I am immensely proud to have […]