‘Hi I’m Kim…’ Hastings council leader kicks off new weekly video series

“If you need help and support it is here for you,” was the message from the borough council’s new leader on Friday when she released the first of what will be a weekly series of videos. Councillor Kim Forward, who succeeded Peter Chowney as leader of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) in March spoke about the […]

‘Sickening’ increase in attacks of Police and other emergency services

There’s been a ‘sickening’ increase in assaults on Police Officers across Sussex since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to the county’s Deputy Chief Constable Jo Shiner who was speaking as Sussex Police announced that it has recorded a 39 per cent increase in assaults against officers, PCSOs and other emergency workers in […]

Hastings businesses at forefront of the fight against Covid-19

As well as the sterling work of many Hastings residents on the ‘front line’, others are working hard behind the scenes as local companies play their part in the local and national response to Covid-19. Interface Manufacturing, based at Churchfields industrial estate, is a manufacturer of scientific equipment and test kits for Coronavirus, in addition to […]

How your experience of life in lockdown could form part of the town’s archive

Have you been keeping a record of your life since the Coronavirus crisis began? If you have then Hastings Museum and Art Gallery want to hear from you because it is asking for volunteers to keep a journal to record the extraordinary times we are living in. Kim Forward, Leader of Hastings Council said: “Coronavirus […]

Don’t get anxious – it depresses your immune system

Later this week Peter Chowney will stand down as leader of Hastings Borough Council, today he launched his new blog A View from the Hill, that’s Maze Hill, where he lives. He says the blog will include politics ‘of course’, and will cover topics ranging from microbiology to chickens and gardening. As a former microbiologist […]