Brothers scoop top horticultural award for their work at Alexandra Park greenhouse

Gardening duo Toby and Ollie Hopwood (pictured above) have won a top award for their work to help a community project at the historic greenhouse in Hastings.  Brothers Toby, nine, and Ollie, 11, received the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Level 5 School  Gardening Award after submitting a 300-word article and photos about their fund-raising efforts […]

The town’s beaches win awards once again

Marina beach and Pelham beach have retained their Blue Flag status for another year. Blue Flag status recognises beaches for being clean, safe and having an excellent water quality. The two beaches have also received the Seaside Award. This award recognises the high standards of facilities the beaches have to offer visitors to the seafront. […]

Top award for Hastings Museum and Art Gallery in Tourism South East awards

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery has won bronze in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category at Tourism South East’s Beautiful South Tourism Awards. Each year the awards celebrate the very best tourism businesses and experiences the South and South East has to offer. Awards are divided into 18 categories, including a new Innovation […]

Pier’s artisan bakers wow top chefs with ‘moreish’ morsels

Frankonia the artisan bakery that brought it’s unique range of products to Hastings Pier this summer has just won a top award. Frankonia the Bread House,  is based in Surrey and supplies its range of products to outlets across Kent and East Sussex and has just won a major national award for its Cocoa Butter Biscuits.  Frankonia […]

‘Outstanding’ Poppy makes the finals of National Care Awards

The ‘exceptional work’ of Hastings woman Poppy Bellchambers is being recognised – the Care Activities Co-Ordinator from Coast Care Homes is in the running for a national award. She was nominated for the Care Activities Co-Ordinator/Facilitator Award part of the The National Care Awards. Poppy says: “I’m so honoured to have been selected for the […]

The UK’s best kebab chef is right here in Hastings

Congratulations to our local kebab heroes at Batman Grill in Battle Road, its chef Hamza Yalcin has been honoured as the best kebab chef in Britain at the The British Kebab Awards. The Batman Grill was also Highly Commended in the Just Eat Best Delivery section of the competition – it’s the second year in a […]

‘Bursting with pride’ Swan House scores a hat trick

Swan House Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Hastings old town has scooped another prestigious tourism award. For the third time it has picked up Gold in the Beautiful South Awards an awards scheme open to tourism businesses across not just 1066 country but the whole of the south east. It’s the third time […]

Hastings Youth Council awards local youth and voluntary organisations

Hastings Youth Council celebrated the diversity and creativity of the Hastings youth scene on Sunday with an awards ceremony at East Sussex College Hastings where the 2019 Hastings Youth Awards were presented. Among the 16 award winners were youth organisations, as well as outstanding individuals: Josh Aldridge, 16, from the Eggtooth project has become part […]

To be the best – Kate and Kate awarded top UK honour

Local women Kate Tym and Kate Dyer scooped as prestigious national award on Saturday night when they were crowned Funeral Celebrants of the Year at The Association of Green Funeral Directors, Good Funeral Awards 2019. They were uncommonly lost for words when the award was announced later saying: “This really is an enormous accolade and […]