“…only men can make the change we all need”

by Ann Kramer “We shouldn’t have to be jaywalking alone into our future. We shouldn’t have to hope we get home safe. We should be certain that we will.” That’s how Megan, a local woman and women’s rights activist in her early 20s, finished her powerful testimony at an online vigil for Sarah Everard, whose […]

Democracy Under Occupation – free Zoom meeting will discuss Palestinian elections

The Hastings & Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign [HRPSC] is to host a free Zoom meeting about the upcoming Palestinian elections on Wednesday April 21st at 7pm titled Palestine: Democracy Under Occupation? It is the first time Palestinians have been invited to the polls in 15 years – a stark contrast with Israel, where a political impasse […]

Council says its actions shows a commitment to ending male violence against women

White Ribbon accreditation demonstrates the borough council’s commitment to helping reduce violence against women. That’s according to John Whittington, Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) Community Safety Manager as the council announced this week that it has once again become White Ribbon accredited Mr Whittingdon said: “Getting reaccredited with the White Ribbon campaign is a clear statement […]

Holiday ‘Food and Fun’ programme to launch at Easter

A holiday food and activity programme to support children during the school holidays will be launched in East Sussex next month. Activities will include outdoor pursuits, arts and crafts, and sports with an emphasis on healthy food and the preparation of meals. Coordinated by East Sussex County Council’s Children’s Services department, the holiday clubs will […]

Kiley’s Karpets gives Sierra Leone school farms project a boost!

Inspired by the success of last year’s pilot Seeds Challenge project in schools in Sierra Leone Hastings based Kiley’s Karpets has stepped in and donated £500 toward the 2021 School Farms Project.  Last year just £200 enabled 21 schools in Hastings, Sierra Leone to buy seeds and grow crops so successfully they were able to […]

Hastings roll–out of Lightning Fibre is already underway

The man behind the installation of the new lightning fast broadband for Hastings started his business out of frustration as he struggled to find decent broadband for his family. This week Lightning Fibre Chief Executive Ben Ferriman confirmed the roll-out of lightning fast broadband for Hastings is well underway. Having announced a multi-million pound partnership […]

Top award for Hastings Museum and Art Gallery in Tourism South East awards

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery has won bronze in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category at Tourism South East’s Beautiful South Tourism Awards. Each year the awards celebrate the very best tourism businesses and experiences the South and South East has to offer. Awards are divided into 18 categories, including a new Innovation […]