‘Demanding democracy’… Perry says it’s time to ‘makes vote matter’

Today is #demanddemocracyday with campaigners up and down the country making their case for why the UK should switch to a new system of voting – proportional representation. Hastings’ former Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Nick Perry (pictured above) is fully behind the campaign saying: “More and more people say to me that they would like […]

Hastings Against War stages its annual Hiroshima Day commemoration

Thursday saw the annual Hiroshima Day commemoration in Alexandra Park, the event was first held by Hastings Against War (HAW) in 2005 and has been staged annually since 2007. People gathered to remember those who lost their lives in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago. An estimated 185,000 people died as a […]

Health and safety concerns put a stop to Alexandra Park floating lanterns

Just a year ago Hastings Mayor Councillor Nigel Sinden welcomed participants to the annual Hastings Against War ceremony in Alexandra Park to mark the dropping on the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This year on the 75th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped, and giving organisers just two days notice, Hastings Borough Council […]

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 […]

Air-raid alert! Campaign launched to bring back the siren

The administrator of a local history group specialising in World War Two and how it affected our town has launched a campaign to raise funds in order to bring back the siren. This siren, which stood as a sentinel of times-gone-by at the top of Briers Avenue was removed about 18 months ago by an […]

Indefinite Immigration Detention: A national scandal

An amendment to limit detention to 28 days is to be debated within days. Irfan Chowdhury from the Campaigns Team at Hastings Community of Sanctuary describes the reality of this inhumane practice, and explains how to support this amendment. The UK is currently the only country in Europe which has no time limit on immigration […]