Six centuries take their toll on Old Town landmark

Salt laden winds are threatening the fabric and future of St Clement’s Church in the Old Town. Built in the 14th century the church survived a near-miss from th Luftwaffe in 1943 but is now suffering from the effects of 600 years of stone erosion. “It’s vital that the stonework is restored now if we […]

Old Town Parish pulls out all the stops!

A major restoration of one of England’s finest organs will be celebrated on Monday (July 5th) at All Saints Church in the Old Town The concert will be given by the internationally renowned organist Gordon Stewart who has played in every All Saints concert series for the past 32 years. Last year’s concerts had to be […]

Big Local’s small grants to benefit North-East Hastings residents

At a recent meeting of its Small Grants Sub-Committee, Big Local North-East Hastings agreed to grant more than £15,000 to 14 organisations to offer a wide range of services and events to local residents in the coming months. These included:  Hastings Storytelling Festival for two performances of Ling Nose puppets at Sandown School as part […]

Short but sweet planners give the nod to old town changes

Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) Planning Committee met on Wednesday… it was a short meeting, a third of it was spent confirming who was present, who if any should declare a conflict of interest and agreeing to the minutes of the previous meeting! All councillors were present, they all agreed to the minutes of the previous […]

New faces around the council table – election over members of HBC get down to business

Last night (May 19th) Hastings and St Leonards newly elected borough councillors were sworn in and assumed their roles as ward representatives when Hastings Borough Council held its Annual Meeting. Despite retaining their majority over the Council, Labour sustained significant losses, losing four seats to the Conservatives in the Baird, Ore, Silverhill and St Helens […]

Is Julia’s lanslide win the start of ‘Green trend’ in Hastings?

Julia Hilton is Hastings’s first Green councillor as she swept to victory in both elections to Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council. In the borough council ward of Old Hastings it was a landslide victory as Ms Hilton recorded 1,032 votes, the other three parties could only manage 937 votes between them. In […]