Arts community celebrates £1.1m Culture Recovery Fund cash boost

The local Arts community has woken up this morning to news of a £1.1m boost from the Culture Recovery Fund. The grants have been awarded to the following organisation in Hastings and Rye: Electric Palace Cinema CIC – £20,147 Kino Digital Ltd – £111,266 Kino-Teatre Ltd – £42,865 Sweet and Dandy – £29,920 Hastings Contemporary […]

Death is ‘shocking reminder’ of inappropriate harassment and abuse against women

A Hastings councillor has pledged to find the resources and implement whatever is needed to allow local women to walk safely in Alexandra Park. Councillor Paul Barnett is the co-chair of The Safer Hastings and Safer Rother Joint Community Safety Partnership, the group issued a statement this week saying it was ‘deeply saddened’ by the […]

Queens Arcade – a new start under new owners?

The auctioneer who sold Queens Arcade yesterday says he expects the sale to mean a new start for the Victorian arcade in Hastings town centre. Sam Kinloch from Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers was not able to confirm the identity of the new owners but was able to say that the buyers are property […]

Sussex Police given extra cash to tackle serious violence

Sussex Police is to receive £514,500 as part of an extra funding package to tackle serious violence – it’s one of the 18 areas across England and Wales selected for targeted police action. The total £130.5 million funding package announced by the government includes £30 million to support the police to take targeted action in […]