Alexandra Park cycle path plan still ‘progressing’

In October last year we asked East Sussex County Council (ESCC) about progress on the Alexandra Park cycle path they told us: “We are now working on detailed designs for this scheme and hope to be in a position to construct the new cycle route in spring or early summer next year (2019).” A year […]

What were you reading in August?

August has been a stellar month with more people than ever visiting Hastings in Focus but what were you favourite stories? Two out of three were about Alexandra Park At Number one was  Vote for Alexandra Park BEFORE noon on Monday! At Number two was It’s your votes that won it – Alexandra Park is […]

‘Such a perfect park’ locals happy – and unsurpised – by park’s top award

It’s not surprising Alexandra Park won the title of Best Park in the South East last week because local people love it. Writing in the comments section of the Hastings In Focus website Christine Fagan said: It’s beautiful, it’s free and it’s safe for our young grandchildren to enjoy with us; picnics, ball games special family […]

It’s your votes that won it – Alexandra Park is BEST in the south east

You’ve done it… your votes have been counted and Alexandra Park is THE best park in the south east and now it will compete with other parks from across the UK for the title of UK’s BEST Park 2019. Local people responded in their thousands to our story last weekend that Alexandra Park was in […]

Vote for Alexandra Park BEFORE noon on Monday!

Alexandra Park is in the running to be the UK’s Best Park 2019! The park has been nominated in the Fields in Trust awards. The UK’s Best Park celebrates the parks and green spaces which are the ‘green lungs’ of our communities says the organisation. Voting closes at noon on Monday so cast your vote […]

Your chance to wear your pants like Superman – Y-front run is back

The seventh annual five and ten kilometre Y Front Run is back for 2019. This fantastic local event takes place in Alexandra Park and raises awareness of male cancers, while also raising money for St Michael’s Hospice, Prostate Cancer UK and Cancer Research UK. Taking place this year on Sunday September 22nd from 11am until […]

Local parks among the ‘best in the world’

Alexandra Park, St Leonards Gardens and Hastings Country Park have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world. The three sites in Hastings and St Leonards are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in 13 other countries around the world that […]

Warning over Blue Green Algae in waters of Alexandra Park

Blue Green Algae has been confirmed present in some waters in Alexandra Park, Hastings Hastings Borough Council (HBC) announced this afternoon The Environment Agency confirmed earlier this week that the water at Shornden Reservoir near Clarence Road has high levels of Blue Green Algae. The algae can produce a scum that is toxic to animals and […]

SIGNED UP YET? Race for Life – ‘We don’t break records we beat cancer’

Calling all cancer beaters… it’s just over a month until the Hastings’ Race for Life. Have you signed up to take part yet? After 25 years of being a female only event, Race for Life organisers say they are ‘excited’ to be inviting everyone in the area – women, men and children to join them at the […]