Hollington library set to reopen next month

Hollington library is one of 12 across East Sussex that are due to reopen next month, it has been announced. The Battle Road site, which was forced to close because of Covid-19 restrictions, will welcome people back on October 19th. But changes to the layout to enable people to follow social distancing guidance, means fewer […]

Now three licensed premises are shut as another customer tests positive

Two popular Hastings’ pubs have shut their doors after customers tested positive for Coronavirus. UPDATE This evening a third bar, The Owl and Pussycat Lounge, in Robertson Street also announced that it has temporarily closed as a result of a customer having tested positive for Covid-19 Bat and Bee in Robertson Street and The Dragon […]

Hastings’ has a place in Co-op’s plans for expansion

A prominent Hastings site is included in ambitious plans the Co-op has unveiled to open more than three stores each week until December. Parkstone Parade, just off Parkstone road and close to the Ark Alexandra Academy, has been chosen by the convenience retailer to be the site of one of its new stores. Nationally the plans […]

Good to be back – county’s guide for parents as schools prepare to reopen

As the new school year is set to begin, thousands of children and young people will return to school after months away. East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has launched a section on its website full of information and advice to support parents in planning their child’s return to school. The pages, at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/backtoschool, share information about […]

Jason’s award-winning skills will restore greenhouse to its former glory

The skills of an award-winning craftsman will restore an historic greenhouse to its former glory. Jason Wright, a self-employed joiner for 26 years, will renovate the teak frame of the 1930s structure in Alexandra Park, Hastings, and install toughened glass once final funds for the work have been secured. A generous supporter has already pledged […]

Wanted: Home cooks to help supply hot meals to the homeless

Warming up the Homeless, which supports people across Eastbourne, Hastings and Bexhill, is in need of some extra cooks. The registered charity is looking for people that are willing to regularly supply hot food for its outreach project. It will supply all the ingredients and disposable containers – and these can be delivered to you […]

Teetering on the brink? Debenhams owners appoint business closure experts

Virtually every Sunday newspaper is reporting that Debenhams might soon disappear from high streets across the UK, with The Sunday Times summing the situation up in its headline: ‘Debenhams puts liquidators on standby’. Debenhams owners have appointed advisers, Hilco, who specialise in company liquidations and who have in the past wound up the business activities […]

Controversial plans for PGL’s Pestalozzi site about to be decided

A children’s activity centre could soon be built on the former Pestalozzi site in Sedlescombe if controversial plans are agreed tomorrow. PGL Travel, which bought the 138 acre site last year, wants to turn it into a residential training and educational facility. And planning officials have recommended that conditional permission be granted for the scheme […]