Congratulations to the Old Town and its people!

Old Town Week will soon be upon us and I’m looking forward to being involved as an honorary Old Towner for the first time.  It should be a wonderful week of celebration as we emerge from Covid restrictions. We have lots of church-based events planned ranging from our special Old Town Service at St. Clement’s on […]

Sling your hook! Hastings Neighbourhood Watch joins campaign against fraud

Hastings Neighbourhood Watch (HNW) is helping combat fraud by promoting a warning that explains the psychology around why people fall victims to online scams. The ‘Sling Your Hook’ campaign is based on a national study of the top-five tactics used by scammers and is designed to help people protect themselves from the many that happen […]

Book a test! Hastings residents urged to book a test for any virus concern

Hastings residents are being urged to book a Covid test if they suspect they may have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus, as infection rates rise in the borough. Concern about the rise in cases and high transmission rates has prompted public health advice that anyone who thinks they may have been in close contact […]

Great plants and great memories at Great Dixter

A historic 1930s greenhouse brought back happy memories for nurseryman Ray Bates when he attended last weekend’s plant fair at Great Dixter near Northiam. Mr Bates, who runs Rotherview Nursery at Hastings with his wife Wendy, recalled that his grandfather Sam Relf was propagation foreman at the town’s Alexandra Park greenhouse in the 1950s.  Mr […]

Greenfield’s systematic abuse ‘traumatised and scared’ his teenage victim

A Hastings man has been given a prison sentence totalling 16 years after being convicted of sexual offences against a young girl over four years. Mark Greenfield, 47, an electrical contractor, now of Elphinstone Road, Hastings, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court yesterday (July 9th). He had been convicted at the same court on April […]

On your marks… get ready… but the council won’t let you go!

While councils across the south east have given the green light for Parkrun events to restart later this month once the current lockdown restrictions are lifted in Hastings the borough council is still refusing to give the go ahead and is asking organisers to meet impossible conditions. Parkrun enthusiast and ward councillor for West St […]

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 […]

Prison for man behind largest ever haul of illegal tobacco in East Sussex

The discovery of the largest ever haul of illegal tobacco in East Sussex has landed a 36-year-old St Leonards man in jail. Dany Dilan of Silchester Road was handed a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to five counts relating to trade marks, tobacco packaging and money laundering offences. The conviction follows an inspection at […]

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 […]