Grass Routes – breaking down barriers!

Flashes of orange now cut through the running community in Hastings. Grass Routes Trail Running and Outdoor Fitness CIC was founded this summer by director Aimee Whatford, the company aims to address barriers that different people face in accessing outdoor exercise – this includes but is not limited to refugees, BAME and LGBTQ individuals, people […]

Hastings Against War plans its annual Hiroshima Day commemoration…

Next Friday (August 6th) will see the annual Hiroshima Day commemoration in Hastings. The event has been staged every year since 2007 by Hastings Against War (HAW) writes John Enefer. People will gather in Alexandra Park to remember those who lost their lives in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. An estimated […]

Grab–a–jab in Broomgrove… no appointment necessary!

Still needing to get yourself vaccinated against Covid-19? There’s a pop-up vaccination centre opening on Wednesday (July 28th) at the Broomgrove Centre from 3.30pm until 6.30pm offering the Pfizer vaccination and able to provide both first and second jabs. Baird Councillor Robert Cooke hopes as many people as possible will make use of the facility […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Council impose tough new conditions on town centre bar and music venue

Last month members of Hastings Borough Council’s Licensing Committee met to review the license of Crowley’s Bar in Havelock Road – the committee has now made its recommendations and they are far-reaching with the bar having had its weekend opening hours slashed from 2am to midnight. Representatives of Crowley’s had asked to remain open past […]

Businesses encouraged to bag a boat at this year’s Dragon Boat Race

Could the Dragon Boat Race at Bewl Water, Kent be a way for St Michael’s Hospice to earn some of the £14,000 it needs to raise every day to be able keep doing what it does so well. The hospice is hoping that local businesses from across Hastings and Rother might use the race as […]

Greenhouse group makes debut at prestigious Great Dixter Plant Fair

A charity which aims to turn a historic greenhouse into a community hub will make its debut at a prestigious fair this weekend (July 10th-11th). Volunteers from the Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group in Hastings have been invited to sell their wares at Great Dixter Summer Plant Fair in Northiam by Fergus Garrett, head gardener and […]