Nature reserve guided walks begin again on World Shorebirds Day

I’m glad we’ve been able to share so much of our wildlife with people here and on social media since March, but it was good to be able to show people wildlife in the flesh again. Dr Barry Yates Dr Barry Yates, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Manager tells us about the first guided walk in many […]

Learn from the best – experts galore at Alexandra Park greenhouse this weekend

Apple and plant experts will be giving visitors some tips on growing healthy stock at a Heritage Open Day in Hastings this weekend. Peter May, who has studied commercial horticulture, will talk about soil conditions and pests and diseases among apple varieties on Saturday (September 12th) at the Alexandra Park Greenhouse. The event will be […]

Supporting young people’s mental health as back to school becomes a reality

HollyTree Yoga and Wellbeing Services is a local Community Interest Company based in Hastings, Bexhill and St Leonards and will again be offering Yoga, Mindfulness and Wellbeing classes to children and teenagers from September 24th.  Their ethos centres around supporting the health and wellbeing of families and this September the focus will very much be […]

Explore the old town – and help raise money for the British Heart Foundation

How do you fancy exploring Hastings Old Town, giving your health a boost – AND helping a fantastic charity? That’s the aim of Treasure Trails, which has joined forces with the British Heart Foundation to help fight heart and circulatory disease. The company organises over 1,000 self-guided treasure hunts across the UK to enable people […]

White Rock panto’ cancelled – oh no it’s not… oh YES it is!

There will be no panto’ at the White Rock and no performances of any kind until January 31st at least. Making the announcement yesterday a spokesman for the theatre said: “After much discussion we’re sad to announce that our pantomime has been postponed until 2021.” The announcement of the cancellation of the 2020 panto’ also […]

The challenge of building our railways – the tools that shaped our town

When it reopens next week Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will have a newly-acquired piece of the town’s history on display thanks to the Hastings and St Leonards Museum Association.  It’s a silver trowel which was presented to Thomas Farncomb, Lord Mayor of the City of London, on October 28th 1850 by the South Eastern […]