Hollington library set to reopen next month

Hollington library is one of 12 across East Sussex that are due to reopen next month, it has been announced. The Battle Road site, which was forced to close because of Covid-19 restrictions, will welcome people back on October 19th. But changes to the layout to enable people to follow social distancing guidance, means fewer […]

Police: Drive to tackle knife crime and violence in Sussex gets underway today

A campaign to tackle knife crime and serious violence in Sussex has been launched today (September 14th).  Sussex Police, local authorities and community groups are joining forces to educate young people on the legal and personal consequences of carrying blades. Images and animations  will appear at busy locations around the county and close to schools to help raise awareness of the potential […]

Fingerprints key to tracking down Bexhill Road burglar

A man has been jailed for three years for burgling a house in Hastings after fingerprint evidence linked him to the crime. Billy Kent, 20, of Wishing Tree Road in St Leonards, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday (September 8th). Officers attended a property in Bexhill Road on June 29th following a report […]

Teenager robbed at knifepoint in park

Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was robbed in Hastings. Around 7pm on Friday (September 4th), officers received a report that a 15-year-old boy had been robbed near the fishing lake in Alexandra Park. The boy was walking with a friend when he was approached by a man who presented a knife and […]

Hastings’ has a place in Co-op’s plans for expansion

A prominent Hastings site is included in ambitious plans the Co-op has unveiled to open more than three stores each week until December. Parkstone Parade, just off Parkstone road and close to the Ark Alexandra Academy, has been chosen by the convenience retailer to be the site of one of its new stores. Nationally the plans […]

£65m in debt… finance chief expects clampdown on councils’ ability to borrow

Debt fuelled acquisition of commercial property by the borough council might be a thing of the past in Hastings. Tonight members of Hastings Borough Council’s cabinet will hear that a government consultation that ended in July is expected to put an end to councils being able to borrow from the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) […]