Greenhouse volunteers need your votes to land a much needed cash bonus

Words: Lynda Foy  Photos: Colin Foy.                                 Supporters of the project to turn a historic greenhouse into a vibrant community hub can vote to boost its funds. The Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group (APGG) in Hastings has been nominated to be […]

Brothers scoop top horticultural award for their work at Alexandra Park greenhouse

Gardening duo Toby and Ollie Hopwood (pictured above) have won a top award for their work to help a community project at the historic greenhouse in Hastings.  Brothers Toby, nine, and Ollie, 11, received the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Level 5 School  Gardening Award after submitting a 300-word article and photos about their fund-raising efforts […]

Did you witness park assault on 15-year-old?

Police investigating an assault in Alexandra Park are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Officers responded to a report of a 15-year-old boy being assaulted between 5pm and 6pm on Tuesday May 11th. The victim suffered a minor injury and was assisted by a member of the public who offered him a lift home. A […]

‘Kill the bill’ protestors stage peaceful protest in the park

By Tom McCann Saturday’s dual Stand Up To Racism and Kill The Bill protest in Alexandra Park was a peaceful event during which songs from What a Wonderful World to Stand By Me were sung and speeches made regarding a variety of topics, from the conditions refugees have to live in at Napier Barracks near […]

Arrest made after park attack yesterday

A man has been arrested following an assault in Alexandra Park.  At 12.15pm yesterday (March 24th) police officers received a third-party report of a man assaulting a woman in the park.  Officers conducted an area search but neither the woman nor man were found.  An investigation was launched by officers and following the victim and […]

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 […]

‘Make park safe’ petition heads towards 15,000 signatures in just a day

With close to 15,000 people having already signed a petition only launched this week that demands CCTV in Alexandra Park Hastings Police have had special patrols in the park today. A statement from Hastings Police this afternoon said: “Officers have been on patrol in Alexandra Park this morning, talking to members of the public, giving […]