Open garden season returns in May – explore ‘breathtaking’ private gardens

St Michael’s Hospice Open Garden season returns on Tuesday May 18th, kicking off with a visit to Benenden. This year’s open gardens span all of Hastings and Rother, with ’60 spectacular gardens’ opening over 16 days, according to the Hospice. Three gardens open their gates in May, including: Benenden on May 18th, Peasmarsh on Tuesday […]

‘Kill the bill’ protestors stage peaceful protest in the park

By Tom McCann Saturday’s dual Stand Up To Racism and Kill The Bill protest in Alexandra Park was a peaceful event during which songs from What a Wonderful World to Stand By Me were sung and speeches made regarding a variety of topics, from the conditions refugees have to live in at Napier Barracks near […]

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 agrees new three year life-saving deal with the RNLI

The lives of eight people have been saved over the last three years as a result of Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) decision to team up with the RNLI to provide lifeguard services on the town’s beaches. On Tuesday (April 6th) HBC’s cabinet unanimously agreed to approve a further three year contract with the RNLI. Kevin […]

Arts community celebrates £1.1m Culture Recovery Fund cash boost

The local Arts community has woken up this morning to news of a £1.1m boost from the Culture Recovery Fund. The grants have been awarded to the following organisation in Hastings and Rye: Electric Palace Cinema CIC – £20,147 Kino Digital Ltd – £111,266 Kino-Teatre Ltd – £42,865 Sweet and Dandy – £29,920 Hastings Contemporary […]

Battle Road will close from Tuesday for six days

Battle Road will be closed from Tuesday (April 6th) for the installation of temporary concrete protection blocks – the first stage of works that will see the demolition of the derelict arches later this summer. During the work the road will be closed 24 hours a day until Sunday, April 11th. The concrete protection blocks […]

Stay away from the edge! Council warns of coastline dangers

People visiting East Sussex’s spectacular coastline are being urged to stay safe this spring and summer. The council is reminding visitors of the serious risks the unstable cliffs pose to those getting too close to the edge or walking at the base of the cliffs, and the dangers to beach walkers who risk getting cut […]