A stitch in time! MP gets behind St Leonards Makers mask-making effort

Proving she’s a dab hand with a needle and thread local MP Sally-Ann Hart spent a morning last week helping make face masks for local hospitals. Mrs Hart, joined the St Leonards Makers to help with their mammoth effort to make face coverings and masks for hospitals including The Conquest, Rye and Bexhill. These masks […]

Good to Go: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery ready to welcome visitors from August 27th

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will be welcoming its first visitors from Thursday?August 27th. The museum has won the coveted Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ certification, recognising it as a ‘Covid secure’ attraction. The?museum will?be?open?each week?from?Thursday to Sunday 10am–12.30pm and 2–5pm.??  The museum’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ status has been achieved by implementing measures […]

Donation centre working flat out as hospice shops reopen

The amazing response to the reopening of St Michael’s Hospice donation centre means that drop-off appointments are fully booked through until September. A spokesman for the hospice told Hastings In Focus: “We’re delighted with the amazing support from the local community since the reopening of the donation centre and the launch of our new donation […]

Boost for business as support programme launches

Companies across East Sussex will have support to boost business, thanks to new funding secured by the county council. East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has secured £500,000 which it is hoped will support up to 250 businesses to grow creating more than 100 new jobs in the process. The project, part of South East Business […]

Wunderbar! Hastings Oktoberfest 2020 set to go ahead – get your tickets now!

Great news this week for Hastings Oktoberfest fans as organisers confirm the event is set to go ahead at the new venue of Horntye Park Saturday October 3rd from 2-9pm. In a strange year when the Munich Oktoberfest itself has been cancelled, the staff, entertainers and suppliers of Hastings Oktoberfest really hope that we can […]

Sussex Police confirms new Deputy Chief Constable

Julia Chapman has been confirmed as Sussex new Deputy Chief Constable. DCC Chapman joined Sussex Police from Kent in 2019 as the Assistant Chief Constable for local policing, her appointment was announced by Chief Constable Jo Shiner, who formerly held the role. Speaking about her promotion, DCC Chapman said: “I am immensely proud to have […]

Omid’s been missing since Sunday – have you seen him?

Police are searching for Omid Hussinkhel, who is missing from Hastings. The 15-year-old is around 5’4”, of slim build, and hair black hair swept over to one side, and brown eyes. He was last seen leaving the Devonshire Road area of Hastings around midday on Sunday 26 July, and it is unknown where he may […]

Unique alliance keeps track on Country Park cattle

Belted Galloway cattle roam free in Hastings Country Park to help restore threatened heathland and coastal grassland habitats.  Now Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has received support from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, to help monitor the grazing cattle. The animals had been fitted with radio tracking collars but the council found the antennae they were using […]