Would like a say in how the Foreshore Trust spends its money?

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is looking for volunteers to sit on its grants advisory panel. The panel gives advice to the Hastings and St Leonards Foreshore Trust – of which the Council is the Trustee – on how surplus income from the Foreshore Trust should be distributed. Councillor Trevor Webb chairs the committee and says: […]

Hart votes in favour of Brexit deal

Local MP Sally-Ann Hart has said she voted with the government in favour of the deal that’s been negotiated to cover trade with Europe now that we are no longer members of the European Union (EU). She said: “This afternoon I supported the Prime Minister and voted for the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill – […]

Sally–Ann says she’s ‘minded’ to support EU deal

Sally-Ann Hart, Hastings and Rye’s Member of Parliament has responded this afternoon to the news that the UK and the European Union have struck a trade deal that will smooth the UK’s departure from the EU. Here’s what she had to say: “I am delighted that four and half years since the referendum result, today […]

Another fantastic fish fair with an equally fantastic atmosphere

The eighth annual Herring Fair has been hailed as another great success by visitors. Thousands attended the event, on the Stade open space in Hastings Old Town, over the weekend. It was organised by Hastings Borough Council (HBC), on behalf of the Foreshore Trust, the charity responsible for a coastal strip of land in Hastings. […]

Herring Fair celebrates the ‘silver darlings’ of the sea

The Herring Fair returns at the weekend, a fantastic free event on the Stade open space, in the heart of Hastings’ historic Old Town. The Hastings fishing fleet have been catching herring since records began, over 400 years ago. The Herring Fair celebrates the now undervalued ‘silver darlings of the sea’ in their many forms, […]

Rudd backs rebel Letwin amendment as large Hastings contingent march to remain

Hastings’ outgoing MP Amber Rudd yesterday voted against the government and backed the rebel amendment that scuppered the Prime Minister’s chances of passing a new Brexit deal. And while the drama unfolded inside parliament, outside a claimed one million people gathered to march on Parliament, demanding that any deal agreed by our MPs is put to […]