Sally-Ann Hart – why I backed Boris over tough tier restrictions

Last night, after voting to support the government’s proposals for new tiered restrictions in the battle against Coronavirus, Hastings and Rye MP made the decision to explain in detail why she made the decision she did. Here’s what she had to say This evening Parliament had an opportunity to vote on the new tiered restrictions […]

Mark’s 15 mile Eastbourne to Hastings trek all in aid of his favourite charity

A volunteer for the Education Futures Trust has walked the 15 miles from Eastbourne to Hastings to raise money for the charity. Mark Ripley, who was awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ in the Hastings Volunteer Action (HVA) volunteer awards 2019 completed his walk last Tuesday. Mark has volunteered with the charity for four years, after […]

The Stables prepares to open its doors on December season of shows

The Stables is planning for its re-opening for its December season on Sunday (Dec 6th).  Local artists Steve Scott, Heather Alexander, Claire Bolt, Orion Powell and Mike Keegan take the roles in It’s a Wonderful Life on Sunday, Dec 6th with Natalie Roberts and Helen Ward-Jackson in Leading Ladies, on Tuesday Dec 8th, Thursday 10th […]

Christians or not we all need hope and hope comes in different ways

Each Sunday during the current Covid-19 lockdown, while churches and places of worship have been forced put a halt to congregational worship, The Reverend Paul Hunt, priest-in-charge in Hastings Old Town, has offered some words of support and an opportunity for the community to reflect on the challenges we face. Next Sunday congregational worship will resume and […]

Local people dig deep to support medical efforts in Palestine

An online raffle and musical extravaganza held last Sunday has raised over £1,000 for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). The Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign (HRPSC) organised the online event with the help of local businesses in Hastings and Rye who generously donated prizes that included meals out, cinema visits, glamping breaks, home décor and even […]

Listen to local experts MPs tell department of health

Local MP’s including Hastings and Rye’s Sally-Ann Hart say they are ‘disappointed’ their constituencies have been placed in Tier 2 under the Government’s latest measures to combat Coronavirus. Mrs Hart, along with Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell, Wealden’s Nus Ghani and Huw Merriman who represents Bexhill and Battle say: “We share the disappointment of residents who […]

Hastings in tier two – find out what that means for you

The Government has announced that East Sussex – and that means Hastings and St Leonards – will be in Tier 2 (High alert) from Wednesday December 2nd when the current national lockdown ends. Tier two rules include: No household mixing. Rule of 6 applies outdoors. Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. The tiers will […]