Is Julia’s lanslide win the start of ‘Green trend’ in Hastings?

Julia Hilton is Hastings’s first Green councillor as she swept to victory in both elections to Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council. In the borough council ward of Old Hastings it was a landslide victory as Ms Hilton recorded 1,032 votes, the other three parties could only manage 937 votes between them. In […]

Ore Library finally reopens to community after long wait

By Tom McCann Ore Village Library reopened to the public on Saturday for the first time in three years – since it was closed by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) in 2018 as part of a programme of cuts. Almost as soon as the doors closed for the final time a campaign was started by […]

Museum gets ready to open for the summer

In just over two weeks Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will be throwing open its doors to the public once again. Following the museum’s recent closure due to Covid restrictions the museum plans to reopen its doors from Thursday to Sunday each week from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm until 5pm starting on May 20th. […]

Why St Leonards-on-Sea really is THE place to be

An awful lot is being written about West St Leonards; about the anger local people feel at what they believe is the borough council’s refusal to listen to them and to consider their ideas for the future shape of their community. There’s no shortage of ideas on how their corner of the borough could be […]

‘No Mow May’ – how doing nothing can help our environment

This May, Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is encouraging residents to help the bees and support local biodiversity by not mowing lawns for No Mow May. Not mowing lawns helps support the survival of bees and other pollinating insects, and allows natural wildflowers to thrive, all of which are an essential part of the ecosystem.  Where […]