Loving Hastings – pop-up art gallery on pier is big hit in its first week

An eclectic collection of original art from local painters, photographers and craftspeople has transformed the top deck of Hastings pier into a weekly outdoor arts and crafts market.  Works are on sale every Sunday through the summer from up to 20 artists right across the South East.  Organised by Love Hastings, the weekly arts and […]

One-man crimewave slapped with a Criminal Behaviour Order

A man who repeatedly stole from shops and cars in Hastings and Bexhill has been banned from the town centre and also from supermarkets across the borough. On Wednesday (October 7th) Brighton Magistrates’ Court imposed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) on Scott Starr, 41, of no fixed address, following his conviction for a theft from […]

Pizza Express saved as locals discuss the fate the town’s Debenhams

There was some good news for the town today as Pizza Express announced its Hastings store was safe. But with the future of Debenhams and its imposing town centre building hanging in the balance the attitudes of local people towards the chain’s Robertson Street store vary widely. In response to our story on Sunday explaining […]

Hidden in plain sight – BID for town centre success

It’s easy to see the negatives but sometimes it takes someone to point out the obvious before we can see the positives. One of those positives right on our doorstep is that when it comes to the rate of vacant commercial property Hastings punches well above its weight – especially for a town recognised as […]