Hustings audience demands election candidates take the NHS ‘off the table’

Local residents in Hastings and Rye are demanding their General Election candidates take the NHS ‘off the table’ in a trade deal with the USA, by ending privatisation. Candidates from all parties standing in Hastings and Rye were asked to make the pledge at Station Plaza Health Centre on December 8th but only Labour’s Peter […]

Foodbank usage keeps going up – when breaking records is nothing to celebrate

More food parcels expected to be given out this winter than ever before Hastings’ leading food bank has just had its busiest October on record, with a sharp increase in those being referred for emergency food aid. Natalie Williams, community engagement manager at King’s Church, where the food bank is based, says demand is: “… […]

Alexandra Park cycle path plan still ‘progressing’

In October last year we asked East Sussex County Council (ESCC) about progress on the Alexandra Park cycle path they told us: “We are now working on detailed designs for this scheme and hope to be in a position to construct the new cycle route in spring or early summer next year (2019).” A year […]

Greenway Group’s last walk of the year this Sunday

The Hastings Greenway Group brings a successful year to a close on Sunday when it stages it’s last walk of the year. The walk gets underway at 1.30pm  from Sandown School and will be a circular stroll around the Ore Valley, walking through Speckled Wood and down to Ore Station, crossing the line and then […]

A little inconvenience now might pay dividends in the future

When Maya Evans became Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) cabinet member with special responsibility for climate change many thought the appointment a piece of window dressing. Maya took up her cabinet role in May following the council’s approval of a motion declaring a ‘climate emergency’ earlier in the year. At the time council leader Peter Chowney […]

It’s officially official! People power has saved the walk-in centre

You did it! Thousands of people signed petitions, campaigned and lobbied their elected representatives and the upshot of it all is that Hastings’ GP walk-in centre has officially been saved. Seen as a crucial resource for the sick and disadvantaged in our town health bosses had threatened to close the centre and relocate its services […]

It’s your votes that won it – Alexandra Park is BEST in the south east

You’ve done it… your votes have been counted and Alexandra Park is THE best park in the south east and now it will compete with other parks from across the UK for the title of UK’s BEST Park 2019. Local people responded in their thousands to our story last weekend that Alexandra Park was in […]

Warning over Blue Green Algae in waters of Alexandra Park

Blue Green Algae has been confirmed present in some waters in Alexandra Park, Hastings Hastings Borough Council (HBC) announced this afternoon The Environment Agency confirmed earlier this week that the water at Shornden Reservoir near Clarence Road has high levels of Blue Green Algae. The algae can produce a scum that is toxic to animals and […]

Fun in the sun and all for a very worthy cause

It’s great to have a bit of fun in the sun and it’s great to be raising money for a good cause – it’s truly amazing when you can put them both together. That’s what happened last weekend when the Association of Carers managed to raise more than £1,100 with a Charity Obstacle Fun Run […]