Adapting to circumstance… Hastings Jack In The Green goes online to support the NHS

Organisers of Jack In The Green are taking the event online this weekend. “We are very pleased to say that during these difficult times we are looking to bring the town online and together to celebrate our beloved festival, Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green,” Keith Leech, Chair of Trustees Traditional Jack in the Green announced […]

Foodbank Britain – St Leonards poet publishes collection to feed a local cause

A collection of ‘political, thought-provoking and humorous’ poems will hopefully raise a lot of cash for the local foodbank. Dee Howard, a St Leonards resident and regular contributor at monthly Sheer Poetry,  has published a booklet containing 16 of her poems with all the profits going to Hastings Foodbank.  The foreword was written in verse […]

Town centre parking charges set to ‘almost’ double

ESCC plan first increase in a decade Motorists should brace themselves for a doubling of some parking charges if plans by East Sussex County Council to increase the cost of on-street parking for the first time in more than a decade are approved by a senior councillor later this month. Councillor Claire Dowling, lead member […]

Harold Place redevelopment plan – “risky and irresponsible” says councillor

Plans for development of the Harold Place site where the toilets once stood is an example of “local government at its worst” according to Rob Lee who leads the opposition Conservative group on Hastings Borough Council (HBC). Tonight councillors are set to approve a plan that would see HBC borrow the cash required to convert […]

Facebook warriors put Hastings in the national spotlight

There’s a lot of ‘non-factual’ information or ‘fake news’ being put in the public domain through social media groups. That was the opinion of Russell Hall who runs the Hastings Decides 2020 Facebook group but who also keeps a tight control of what goes on within the group. On Sunday night Mr Hall was one […]

Hustings audience demands election candidates take the NHS ‘off the table’

Local residents in Hastings and Rye are demanding their General Election candidates take the NHS ‘off the table’ in a trade deal with the USA, by ending privatisation. Candidates from all parties standing in Hastings and Rye were asked to make the pledge at Station Plaza Health Centre on December 8th but only Labour’s Peter […]