Community matters more than ever says Chief Constable

Priority for Sussex Police is protection of the NHS and the capacity it has says Chief Constable Giles York. In a video published this morning Mr York assures people that if they are at home and they feel in danger they should call the police: “…we are here to help you still. “Our policing services […]

Emergency health regulations come into effect

Emergency health regulations came into force on Saturday an in Hastings this means authorised officers from Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and East Sussex County Council (ESCC) have enforcement powers to enforce restrictions for social distancing and close premises. The following businesses must remain closed: Public houses Cinemas Theatres Nightclubs Bingo halls Concert halls Museums and galleries […]

Beware conmen who’re hoping to capitalise on Coronavirus crisis

Conmen have already persuaded people to part with almost £1m in scams related to Coronavirus. Now Sussex Police has issued a warning asking local people to remain alert to the threat of fraud related to the current Covid-19 coronavirus issue. Nationally there have been more than 100 reports to Action Fraud since the start of February, with […]

In the spotlight! Providing an oasis of positivity in a desert gloom

Are you a performer? Would you like to be a performer? Do you just want to show off? We’re living in strange times, we’re told we need to stay at home, to isolate ourselves from others, the news is all a bit depressing. At Hastings In Focus we’ve been thinking about what we can do […]

New deal will ’empower local people’ in bid for town’s carbon neutrality

A new deal thrashed out between Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and Energise Sussex Coast brings the goal of making Hastings carbon neutral by 2030 one step closer. HBC and Energise Sussex Coast have signed what they describe as “a landmark agreement” to work in partnership to tackle the impact of climate change in the town and to help achieve Hastings’ ambition […]

Just five days to protect your right to roam on Hastings Country Park – here’s how you can object to the councils plans for ‘Restriction of Access’

…visitors to the Country Park face being criminalised for harmless activities such as wandering off the path, and picking blackberries… By Bernard McGinley New bylaws are proposed by Hastings Borough Council (HBC) for the Country Park to replace those that have been in force since 1974.   This process began slowly in 2014-15 and is […]

Hastings is the benchmark for Sussex Police custody provision

The successful completion of a two-year project to refurbish the custody suite at Hastings police station, re-opened in September last year, has benchmarked the standards Sussex Police now seeks to attain in custody provision across the county Following a major inspection of its custody facilities carried out in November last year Sussex Police has been […]