Ever wanted to be a school governor? Here’s your chance to find out more

Individuals and businesses are being invited to discover the ‘career-boosting’ benefits of being a school governor at an event next month. With vacancies for school governors across the county, East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has launched a major recruitment campaign to address the shortfall. In the latest push, a special event will take place on […]

Street art to lift your heart

Local artists Lawrence and Arron Hosannah approached local councillors Ruby Cox and Trevor Webb with an idea for a mural on the wall alongside the steps between London Road and Alfred Street, next to Renaissance House in St Leonards. Using local shops as an inspiration, Lawrence used archive material from Hastings Museum and Art Gallery […]

Half the nation’s Dumortier’s Liverwort is right here in Hastings

Hastings Country Park is the best site in the UK for the rare plant Dumortier’s Liverwort.  That’s according to a survey on behalf of Natural England that says the plant, known in Latin as, Dumortiera hirsuta, is thriving because of improved management of Fairlight Place Farm at Hastings Country Park. Half of all England’s Dumortier’s Liverwort is […]

Flying free in Hastings – Indian Eagle Owl is found a new home

An owl that went awol in the Hastings area at the end of last year has been rehomed thanks to the efforts of police and animal welfare workers after its original owners could not be traced. The Indian Eagle Owl was seen at large wearing a brown jess – or tether – on its left […]

Ready Salted makes a pit stop at Hastings’ schools

So far this winter East Sussex Highway’s fleet of 22 gritters have been out 20 times, treating a total of 25,040 km of roads across the county. Youngsters from two Hastings schools were given the chance to climb on board a gritter when a driver from East Sussex Highways made a pit stop at their […]

West Hill lift repairs delayed

Plans to return the main drive wheel of the West Hill lift this morning had to be abandoned in the aftermath of storm Ciara. Engineers had expected to crane the wheel back in to place at around 8am today following its return from a foundry in Rotherham. But with gusts of wind around 30 mph, […]

LGBT history month – new exhibition at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating LGBT History Month with an exhibition highlighting the little-known history of East Sussex’s LGBTQ+ communities called LGBTQ+ = Me. Kim Forward, lead councillor for culture said: “This is an important exhibition which is the culmination of over seven months of collaboration between a group of young people and […]