Housing for Bulverhythe and bathing pool sites still part of council’s plans

No one in charge at Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is having second thoughts about pressing on with two controversial housing developments. At last night’s meeting of the full council questions were raised about both the plans for development of housing at Bulverhythe and for the redevelopment of the old bathing pool site at West St […]

Changed forever… the new normal needs a new charter on equality

Tempers frayed and voices were raised in Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) virtual council chamber last night. The issue under discussion was a motion from Councillor Judy Rogers, she told the council: “Hastings has a long tradition of welcoming people from a range of diverse backgrounds and celebrating difference, something which we all should be proud […]

Recognition for an overlooked statue in an ‘often overlooked’ part of town

There was a party atmosphere in West Marina Garden yesterday afternoon as Ian Jarman fulfilled one of his ambitions and saw a plaque unveiled that explains what the until now anonymous white marble statue that has been sitting there for more than 60 years is all about. It might have cost a relatively modest £350 […]

One man crusade brings recognition for forgotten royal statue

For more than a year Ian Jarman has been on a one man crusade to win recognition for an anonymous white marble statue in West Marina Gardens. The statue depicts the moment that Edith Swanneck – or Edith the Fair – the common law wife of King Harold, finds his body, where he died, on […]

Recognition for Edith – sign the petition now!

Have you signed the petition yet? Follow this link now! https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/campaign-for-a-roof-for-edith We’ve filmed an interview with campaigner Ian Jarman and the new West St Leonards councillor on Hastings Borough Council Karl Beaney. They talk about what’s possible in the quest to bring greater public recognition to the statue of King Harold and his Queen, Edith […]