Publicity that money just can’t buy – Hastings wows Ostend crowds

Hastings was centre stage at a major maritime exhibition in Ostend, Belgium, last week. ‘Oostende voor Anker’ attracts around 250 000 visitors from across northern Europe, and Hastings’ marketing team was invited to attend by the show’s organisers. As well as members of the council’s tourism team promoting Hastings, John ‘Tush’ and Pat Hamilton, who […]

Campaign against council’s plans to axe music tuition attracts national attention

The battle raging in East Sussex over the future of music tuition in schools could end up costing councillors their seats on the authority. That’s the blunt analysis of Jane Humberstone who is a representative of the National Education Union, a manager of the East Sussex Music Service and a vigorous campaigner against the plans […]

Putting Hastings on the map! A day of celebration, tradition… and bikes!

Hastings enjoyed one of its busiest and best weekends on record as visitors flocked to the town to enjoy the Jack in the Green Morris dancing festival and Bike 1066 events. Councillor Kim Forward, deputy leader of Hastings Borough Council and lead member for tourism said: “What a fantastic weekend! We’ve heard a number of […]


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