Hastings Pier has not been sold say its owners

Rumours that Hastings Pier has been sold are not true its owners say. A statement this afternoon from the pier’s owners The Lions Group says: “We can confirm that Hastings Pier has not been sold. We have had an excellent summer with very good tenants. The entertainment and amusements they provided were widely enjoyed. “We have more […]

Old town has a new Priest as Paul takes charge at All Saints and St Clements

Who said that religion and politics don’t mix? All Saints and St Clement’s in the old town has announced that its new priest-in-charge is the Reverend Paul Hunt who was agent forLiberal democrat candidate Nick Perry at last December’s General Election. “I’m please to say that there are committed Christians in all of the Hastings […]

In memory of Bernard – couple donate £1,000 to greenhouse fund

The family of a former gardener who worked at an historic greenhouse in Hastings has donated £1,000 towards the campaign to put a permanent roof on the structure. Bernard Mallion, who died in January last year at the age of 92, joined the team growing fruit and vegetables at the greenhouse in Alexandra Park during […]

The road to nowhere – that’s going somewhere at last

Work will start on Monday to complete the Queensway Gateway link road but it is just a ‘temporary fix’ according to its developers. To Hastings councillor Godfrey Daniel a temporary fix is not good enough, he told a recent meeting of East Sussex County Council: “I don’t think it is satisfactory that we plan on […]

Hollington library set to reopen next month

Hollington library is one of 12 across East Sussex that are due to reopen next month, it has been announced. The Battle Road site, which was forced to close because of Covid-19 restrictions, will welcome people back on October 19th. But changes to the layout to enable people to follow social distancing guidance, means fewer […]

Suspicious clerk saves the day after conmen demand money from pensioner

Fraudsters tried to con an 89-year-old woman out of £1,500 – but were thwarted by quick thinking building society staff. The victim, who lives on her own in the Hastings and Rother area, was asked for the exorbitant sum by conmen carrying out minor work on her TV aerial. They drove her to a branch […]

Police: Drive to tackle knife crime and violence in Sussex gets underway today

A campaign to tackle knife crime and serious violence in Sussex has been launched today (September 14th).  Sussex Police, local authorities and community groups are joining forces to educate young people on the legal and personal consequences of carrying blades. Images and animations  will appear at busy locations around the county and close to schools to help raise awareness of the potential […]