Being positive about shaping a better future for West St Leonards

Local residents made it very clear how much they care about their neighbourhood… Working towards a better future for west St Leonards is the key theme of a campaign that has got off to a flying start. The West St Leonards Forum has received funding support from Common Treasury and Locality, launched its campaign to […]

Treasure Island: ‘a rollicking Christmas show’ at Stables

Coming next at Stables Theatre is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, a version adapted by Bryony Lavery and directed by Niall Whitehead and Barbara Ward. For those who don’t know what the story is about it’s set on a dark and stormy night. Jim, the inn-keeper’s son, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. […]

Fantastic start to the season for Charter Standard Community Club Sedlescombe Rangers

Sedlescombe Rangers Football Club are currently enjoying a fantastic start to the season across many of its age groups, with the senior first team remaining unbeaten in the East Sussex Football League (ESFL) Premier Division this season. The side fell to a narrow defeat last week against Battle Baptists in the Sussex Intermediate Cup, but […]

Have a ‘naked’ Christmas – ditch the wrapping!

Dog walking, cleaning and childcare top Christmas lists in Sussex this year yet we will still bin up to 136,000 rolls of wrapping paper over the holiday season. A recent survey in Hastings revealed that the majority of adults would prefer to receive ‘help’ rather than a gift this Christmas. The survey, conducted by Hastings […]

Fun events keep donations rolling in for St Michael’s Hospice

St Michael’s Hospice has hosted a whole host of fantastic events over the last month, culminating in the annual charity ball, the Glitter Ball at Bannatyne’s Hotel on Friday November 1st. With over 200 people enjoying live music from The 1066 Rockitmen, the evening, was full of glitz and sparkle and raised over £5,000 for the […]

The power of pictures – providing Hastings with a permanent piece of public art

Hastings Voluntary Action has been supporting local residents for more than 30 years and to celebrate this and also to highlight the amazing efforts of our local community the charity wants to create a permanent ‘photo-mosaic’ artwork that will be sited in Hastings and involve as many of its local volunteers and active community as […]

Passionate presenters provide the inspiration at second Common Treasury

What happens when you combine the energy of over 100 local people with five inspiring examples of social change, delivered by a group of passionate presenters, in the awe-inspiring setting of St Mary’s in the Castle? What happens is that people find common ground – weaving a web of new connections by having creative conversations […]

The Hastings Podcast…

Redcently we launched the first edition of The Hastings Podcast and there has been a tremendous response. Here are just a few of the comments we have received… “…I like it’s rolling, entertaining quality.” “Great selection of guests, covering interesting topics. Brilliant stuff.” “Excellent initiative…” “…masterfully steered and negotiated by yourself and your articulate group…” […]

St Leonards-on-Sea is the place to be – says The Guardian

Is St Leonards really the ‘yin’ to Hastings’ ‘yang’? That was how The Guardian summed up the relationship between the two towns – or are they really two parts of the same town? In answer to the question about St Leonards: what’s going for it? The Guardian feature writer answered that the town has, ‘come of age’. […]