Helping you discover local businesses that you may otherwise just pass by

Saturday was a big day for Chris Beveridge, the brains behind The Hastings Card. He launched the latest version of the card, welcomed a new business to the family and had the chance to explain the concept behind the card to Hastings Mayor James Bacon Joining The Hastings Card family was Red Basil a new […]

‘High standard’ on display at HKA grading

Hastings Kickboxing Academy held its grading last weekend with over 80 students taking part. Both instructors were really impressed by the hard work and dedication shown by the students in preparation for their grading and the results have shown this with many grading to a very high standard.  During lockdown HKA moved to bigger premises […]

Town Deal Board ‘excited’ by £24.3 funding package

Updates were provided on the Hastings Town Investment Plan (HTIP) during today’s Town Deal meeting. The plan, which was approved on June 8th, secured £24.3million in funding from the government as part of their £3.6billion Towns Fund scheme and is expected to attract a further £85million in match funding secured meaning that potentially more than […]

From Swan Gardens to the Sea

Old Town residents Brian and Bob are the volunteers who regularly remove the drug paraphernalia and broken vodka bottles left by teenagers in Swan Gardens at the bottom of the High Street.  The Gardens are currently suffering from a plague of brown tail moth caterpillers and are therefore out-of-bounds but that doesn’t stop the drug […]

New pedestrian crossing on The Ridge

Local people are able to cross a busy road more safely following the recent completion of a new pedestrian crossing on The Ridge. East Sussex Highways installed the pedestrian crossing to the south of the junction with Chowns Hill, providing safer and easier access to St Helen’s church, Hastings Court Oakland Care Home, Hastings Cemetery, […]

Full list of borough council committees, chairs and members

At last night’s (May19th) Annual Meeting of Hastings Borough Council committee appointments were made. Here we bring you a full list of committees and which councillors sit on each one. Cabinet: Labour: Kim Forward – Leader of the Council and Strategy and Partnership Working. Paul Barnett – Deputy Leader and Regeneration Portfolio Holder Peter Chowney […]

Ellis’ victim sustained life-changing injuries in attack

Dean Ellis has been jailed for seven years after stabbing a man he met on a night out in Hastings. On November 3rd, 2018, the victim had been enjoying an evening at a pub in the town centre when he met a group of people. One of those people was Ellis, 33, a factory worker […]

Hastings woman jailed for spitting on a police officer

A woman who spat in the face of a police officer has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison. Sevana Francais, 46, had been asked by staff the leave the Aldi store in London Road, Bexhill, after drinking gin and wine while in the shop on Thursday (May 6th). Francais, who was clearly intoxicated and […]