There is a plan for Hastings Pier… and here it is

Every time we run a story on Hastings Pier we always attach a link to the creative vision that Friends of Hastings Pier has drawn up. Adam Wide, the man who has drafted the creative plan, has huge experience in his field. But perhaps because that link is always at the bottom of our story […]

Phew – what a scorcher it was (in more ways than one)

Could Hastings be set to have a scorching hot summer of trade and tourism? If the momentum of this year’s May Day celebrations are anything to go by then that is certainly on the cards. Last Monday around 45,000 bikes came to Hastings, and during the morning there were 5,000 people per hour arriving at […]

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 […]

From land and sea the iconic structure that defines the St Leonards seafront

Stuart Baillie finds out about the history of a building that has always intrigued him  I was standing on top of the East Hill at the weekend showing some friends who were visiting the town some of the landmarks of the area. They pointed west and asked, ‘what’s that?’ What they were asking about was […]

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 […]