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 […]

At last! Battle Road resurfacing starts next month!

Resurfacing work on some of the worst areas of Battle Road gets underway next month. East Sussex County Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on B2159 Battle Road from Monday July 13th with the work expected to continue until Wednesday August 26th. Battle Road will be closed to through traffic between 9am and […]

Dogged campaigners demand council listens before it’s too late

It’s time for for the town’s council to start to listen to local people and their concerns about plans to put housing on the old bathing pool site in West St Leonards. That’s the message from a large group of people who turned out on Saturday morning to sign a petition calling on Hastings Borough […]

Only the beginning – ‘we have so much more work to do’

#BLMHastings Over 1,000 people attended yesterday’s Black Lives Matter rally in Alexandra Park. Speakers challenged those attending to ‘be an ally’ – to be actively anti-racist and to spread the word among their families. One man who attended said later: “It had the feel less of a protest, more of a movement that’s here to […]