‘Car Free Day’ will kick-off week long sustainability festival

It’ll be ‘all-quiet’ on the eastern end of the seafront this weekend as Hastings and St Leonards takes part in Car Free Day for the first time. Sunday marks the start of ‘Sustainability on Sea’ and to kick things off a stretch of Hastings seafront from Warrior Square gardens to the pier will be closed to […]

Hastings schools go solar – community share offer will provide funding

One of the biggest school solar roofs in Britain will be constructed on a school in St Leonards. Energise Sussex Coast has announced plans that will see six local schools benefit from its community funded solar roof offer through its new renewables arm, Energise South. Over 400 kw of solar will be installed on five of the […]

‘Such a perfect park’ locals happy – and unsurpised – by park’s top award

It’s not surprising Alexandra Park won the title of Best Park in the South East last week because local people love it. Writing in the comments section of the Hastings In Focus website Christine Fagan said: It’s beautiful, it’s free and it’s safe for our young grandchildren to enjoy with us; picnics, ball games special family […]

Scene around – it’s a beautiful place where we live

Hastings and St Leonards was buzzing today. There was a huge focus around Warrior Square where the St Leonards festival had it’s base and the promenade opposite the square and stretching along towards the pier was full of colourful characters, dancers and performers. Proving that special events aren’t needed to make our town a fun […]

Greenway walkers enjoy day out in Hastings Country Park

Hastings Greenway Group staged one of its very popular guided walks last weekend, this time heading across Hastings Country Park from the East Hill to the Coastguard tearooms. Greenway Group chair Tony Plain says: “We had about 40 people on the walk…. and it was a lovely day as you can see from the photographs. […]

Our council is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030… What next?

In February – thanks in part to pressure from Hastings Green Party and our open letter calling on the council to declare a climate emergency – Hastings Borough Council (HBC) committed to making our town carbon neutral by 2030. Since then HBC has appointed Maya Evans as ‘climate champion’ with responsibility for climate change, biodiversity […]