Saturday morning protest to oppose Harrow Lane Playing Field sell-off

There’s mounting anger at plans by the council to sell-off Harrow Lane playing fields for housing and in the process depriving that part of town of its last open green space. That’s why there is a protest tomorrow morning at 11am when organisers hope people will turn out to show their opposition to the proposed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Costs of keeping Buckshole Reservoir safe put big strain on council finances

Urgent safety improvements to Buckshole Reservoir in Alexandra Park still haven’t been completed despite approval to do so being given more than a year ago in January 2020. And the works are now set to cost more than originally planned. Members of Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) ruling cabinet heard at a meeting earlier this month […]

Councillors’ decision on town centre bar expected next week

Fifty-eight pages of police reports were put in front of councillors this week as they considered the future of Crowley’s in Havelock Road. Hastings Borough Council’s Licensing Committee agenda was dominated by what to do about Crowley’s. Among the pages of reports were details of repeated cases of over-intoxication, two reported incidents of sexual assault […]

Ecclesbourne Glen – footpath re-opening later this year

The main footpath into Ecclesbourne Glen, a popular part of Hastings Country Park, is to be re-opened after years of closure. The path was initially closed in 2013 after a serious landslip destroyed footpaths and left it unsafe for use. Specialist geotechnical engineers have now advised that the area is stable, meaning it is safe […]