Taking everyone at face value

‘Can archdeacons go to heaven?’ was a question that exercised medieval minds because it was this rank of the clergy – between the parish clergy and the bishop – which dealt with financial matters.  Today’s archdeacons remain concerned with matters of finance and buildings but I hope that the current Archdeacon of Hastings – whose […]

Grass Routes – breaking down barriers!

Flashes of orange now cut through the running community in Hastings. Grass Routes Trail Running and Outdoor Fitness CIC was founded this summer by director Aimee Whatford, the company aims to address barriers that different people face in accessing outdoor exercise – this includes but is not limited to refugees, BAME and LGBTQ individuals, people […]

Volunteers raising funds to keep greenhouse project on track

Volunteers from Alexandra Park Greenhouse in Hastings set up their colourful stall near the park’s cafe on Saturday (August 21st). The stall attracted plenty of customers and its takings will help to pay running costs for the historic 1930s greenhouse which is being developed as a community hub. The attraction coincided with the park’s crowning […]

Those in Peril on the Sea

The sad death at sea of Gary Cornelius, one of our fisherman, has rather brought into focus the debt we owe to ‘those who go down to the sea in ships and whose business is in great waters’ to use the Old Testament words of Psalm 107. Living in Hastings and St Leonards grants us […]

Six centuries take their toll on Old Town landmark

Salt laden winds are threatening the fabric and future of St Clement’s Church in the Old Town. Built in the 14th century the church survived a near-miss from th Luftwaffe in 1943 but is now suffering from the effects of 600 years of stone erosion. “It’s vital that the stonework is restored now if we […]

Back to competitive action at HKA

Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA) hosted it’s first day show on Saturday July 24th at its new premises on Castleham Industrial Estate. Back to back action saw 28 bouts displaying a mixture of Kickboxing, K1 and Muay Thai. The event was attended by fighters representing clubs from eight martial arts organisations located throughout the South East, […]

Drugs ‘factories’ shut down in latest Project Adder action

The success of Project Adder means police in Hastings are continuing to disrupt the production and supply of drugs in the town a force spokesman said this week. Officers executed a warrant at an address in Harkness Drive on Wednesday, July 14th after receiving community intelligence that drug-related activity was taking place inside the property. […]

Council plans to take ‘robust measures’ to get its money back

Robust measures will be used against the owners of the Battle Road arches in a bid to recover the £300,000 that Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has earmarked to spend on their demolition. Work began in May to demolish what had been classified as a dangerous structure. On Friday HBC told Hastings In Focus: “The demolition […]


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