Pause and postpone – the new watchwords in the world of weddings

With no marriages taking place as we make out way through lockdown many small business people who depend on the wedding trade to make their living are suffering. For Helen Pomery, Managing Director of St Leonards based Empirical Events, the organiser of wedding shows across the south of England, it’s about more than just the […]

Sussex Police cash boost for Combe Valley warden service

Friends of Combe Valley have received a £500 donation from Sussex Police.  The donation is through the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF) and comes from monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the courts and then sold.   PCSO Daryl Holter, the Heritage Crime Officer and Advisor who secured the donation for Combe […]

‘Bursting with pride’ Swan House scores a hat trick

Swan House Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Hastings old town has scooped another prestigious tourism award. For the third time it has picked up Gold in the Beautiful South Awards an awards scheme open to tourism businesses across not just 1066 country but the whole of the south east. It’s the third time […]

FREE Parking in Hastings on Thursdays until Christmas – starting tonight!

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) will be offering free parking in off street car parks every Thursday evening before Christmas. From tonight and on December 12th and 19th the charge will be lifted from 4pm until the following morning, when charges will resume as usual. Parking will also be free all day on December 25th and […]

Boxing Day lift for Hastings Old Town

Hastings’ East Hill lift, the country’s steepest working funicular railway, will be opening on Boxing Day this year. Kevin Boorman, marketing manager for Hastings Borough Council, which owns and operates the lift, explained: “We have opened the West Hill lift on Boxing Day for a few years now and it has proved popular with locals […]

West Hill lift to remain closed for longer than expected

The West Hill lift, the 127-year-old funicular railway connecting George Street to the top of the West Hill in Hastings Old Town, will remain closed for longer than expected. Kevin Boorman, marketing manager for the Hastings Borough Council, explained: “We are very disappointed to learn that the damage to the West Hill lift’s main drive […]

What tourism really means to 1066 Country

The economic significance of the tourist industry for the local area was underlined this week with the publication of new figures. Kevin Boorman, manager of 1066 Country Marketing, the private/public sector partnership responsible for tourism marketing in the area, says that figures just released by Tourism South East for 2018 show that the total value […]