Ambitious, optimistic and fighting for the resources it needs

Earlier this month Hastings Borough Council (HBC) held its ‘Annual Full Council’ meeting at which Nigel Sinden was re-elected as Mayor and Peter Chowney was re-elected as Leader of the Council. Mr Chowney also leads the ruling Labour group on HBC which occupies 23 of the 32 seats. Of the remainder eight are held by […]

Two Ferraris for a lifeboat… seems like a fair exchange

Hastings’ new Shannon class lifeboat, paid for from the sale of two of the world’s rarest Ferraris, was officially launched on Saturday. The classic cars were left to the RNLI by businessman Richard Colton following his death at the age of 82 in 2015. A red 1960 250 GT SWB and the silver 1967 275 GTB/4 […]

The best one yet! Herring Festival is huge success.

Visitors and stallholders to the Herring Fair held on The Stade open space at the weekend say it was the best one yet. Thousands of people flocked to the event that was organised by Hastings Borough Council (HBC) to help support the local fishing industry and also to encourage more people to visit the town […]

Brexit – Securing a fair deal for local fishermen

With Brexit negotiations reaching a crucial stage today Hastings’ MP Amber Rudd, has called on the Government to stand ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ with the UK fishing industry. Under current arrangements set out in the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), there has been significant pressure on fishing businesses across the UK, says Ms Rudd, many of which have […]

It’s Herring Fair this weekend and we’ve got the detail of the whole programme

Hastings’ fishermen have been catching herring off local shores since the 1600s and this weekend sees a celebration of the ‘silver darling of the sea’ as Hastings Herring Fair gets underway. Organised by Hastings Borough Council (HBC), this will be the seventh annual Hastings Herring Fair and is taking place at the Stade Open Space […]

Hastings Fish delivers ‘amazing and informative’ day

Hastings Fish brand held a Discovery Day at the Stade last week for visiting regional chefs. The chefs toured the area and visited local fishmongers. Then, they went to the Hastings fish market to see the Hastings catch processed for sale. To finish the visit, the chefs had a masterclass in fish cutting at the […]