East Hill lift opens in time for Easter

Hastings East Hill lift, the steepest funicular railway in the country, has opened today following the easing of the COVID-19 restrictions. The lift is owned and operated by Hastings Borough Council, whose marketing manager, Kevin Boorman, explained: “We closed the lift in December to discourage people from making unnecessary journeys. “However, we know the East […]

Your chance to shape the future of your town!

You have two weeks left to have your say on the document that will shape the town right through until 2039. In January Hastings Borough Council (HBC) launched its consultation on the Draft Local Plan. As the end of the eight-week consultation approaches, the council says it wants to ensure that everyone has a chance […]

Old Town convenience store raided – police need your help!

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at Select Convenience in High Street, Hastings last weekend. About 8.50pm on Sunday a man entered the store and initially asked for a packet of cigarettes. As the staff worker turned, the suspect walked around the counter and demanded cash from the till. He was in possession […]

Board ‘celebrates’ submission of its plan with new website outlining its aims

‘Town Deal Board celebrates submission!’ a press release from Hastings Borough Council (HBC) proudly trumpeted yesterday as the local bid for £28.2m of government funds was sent off. And a new website https://www.hastingstowndeal.co.uk/ has been launched to sketch out the objectives of the bid of the Town Investment Plan.. Key objectives include 614 new jobs […]