Labour’s Mike Turner says objections to Harrow Lane development is ‘nimbyism’

Last week’s meeting of Hastings Borough Council saw the debate continue over the future of the Harrow Lane playing fields. Gifted to the town for recreational use, HBC now wants to sell them off for housing development. The Conservative opposition wants to retain the playing fields as they, are describing them as ‘the last green […]

Work gets underway – Jason is ‘raising the roof’ in Alexandra Park

The roof for an historic greenhouse is taking shape thanks to the skills of expert craftsman Jason Wright. Jason, a self-employed joiner for almost 30 years, is renovating the teak frame of the 1930s structure in Alexandra Park, Hastings, before reinforced glass is installed.  He has started work on the 12-week project at his Westfield […]

Clock has pride of place back where it belongs

The mayor of Hastings has accepted an historic clock on behalf of the town from Fr John Eldridge, of St Barnabas’ church Hove. Fr John explained: “ I’m from Hastings, and my grandmother was Alderman Went Tree’s maid. Ben Went Tree was mayor of Hastings 1891-1892, 1893-1894, and 1902-1904. He was a great benefactor to […]

Sling your hook! Hastings Neighbourhood Watch joins campaign against fraud

Hastings Neighbourhood Watch (HNW) is helping combat fraud by promoting a warning that explains the psychology around why people fall victims to online scams. The ‘Sling Your Hook’ campaign is based on a national study of the top-five tactics used by scammers and is designed to help people protect themselves from the many that happen […]

Book a test! Hastings residents urged to book a test for any virus concern

Hastings residents are being urged to book a Covid test if they suspect they may have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus, as infection rates rise in the borough. Concern about the rise in cases and high transmission rates has prompted public health advice that anyone who thinks they may have been in close contact […]

Great plants and great memories at Great Dixter

A historic 1930s greenhouse brought back happy memories for nurseryman Ray Bates when he attended last weekend’s plant fair at Great Dixter near Northiam. Mr Bates, who runs Rotherview Nursery at Hastings with his wife Wendy, recalled that his grandfather Sam Relf was propagation foreman at the town’s Alexandra Park greenhouse in the 1950s.  Mr […]

On your marks… get ready… but the council won’t let you go!

While councils across the south east have given the green light for Parkrun events to restart later this month once the current lockdown restrictions are lifted in Hastings the borough council is still refusing to give the go ahead and is asking organisers to meet impossible conditions. Parkrun enthusiast and ward councillor for West St […]

Saturday morning protest to oppose Harrow Lane Playing Field sell-off

There’s mounting anger at plans by the council to sell-off Harrow Lane playing fields for housing and in the process depriving that part of town of its last open green space. That’s why there is a protest tomorrow morning at 11am when organisers hope people will turn out to show their opposition to the proposed […]

Hastings Visitor Information Centre has a new home at East Sussex College

The Hastings Visitor Information Centre has reopened after a short move across the town to the Station Plaza campus of East Sussex College. In an exciting project involving the college, Hastings Borough Council and other local partners, town leaders gathered to unveil the new Visitor Information Centre last week. Visitors who travel to Hastings, particularly […]