Some of the nation’s best green spaces are on our doorstep

Today a record number of parks and green spaces collect a Green Flag Award and three of them are right here in our town. Alexandra Park, Hastings Country Park and St Leonards Gardens are among green spaces in the UK have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best […]

Green Party petition urges council to reject harbour plans

Hastings Green Party has delivered a petition of more than 1,100 signatures calling on Hastings Borough Council (HBC) to reject plans for a harbour development in the town. The petition was handed to Hastings Mayor Nigel Sinden earlier today at Rock-a-Nore, where the proposed harbour would be built. Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack was […]

CHARTing success for Hastings and Bexhill

If you have an idea for a projects that will bring a fresh approach to tackling deep-rooted problems in deprived communities within Hastings then from today you can apply for a grant to turn your idea into reality. Connecting Hastings and Rother Together (CHART) is a Community-led Local Development Programme with access to £2.8m of […]

Administrators say sale gives pier the best chance of survival

Hastings Pier was sold to the bidder most likely to make it a success and secure its long term future. That’s the message in a document published this week by administrators Smith and Williamson (S&W) that says the pier was sold to the bidder who could, “demonstrate the highest probability of supporting its ongoing trading […]

Pier protest gets underway

It was organised at short notice but the protest staged on Hastings Pier tonight looks so-far to have been a bit of a damp squib. Hastings is a town of almost 100,000 people yet by just before 7pm tonight only a few hundred had turned up to register their protest at the news today that […]

Is tonight’s gig the end of the pier show?

Is it the end of the line for Friends of Hastings Pier’s attempt to keep the town’s award winning pier under community control? There is to be a protest on the pier from 6pm tonight (Wednesday) organised by the pier’s staff. Staff who have been keeping the pier running while it has been in administration […]

Innovative methods are restoring native habitats

Frankie Woodgate and her heavy working horses Yser and Tobias returned to Hastings Country Park last week. The traditional method of landscape management involves working horses pulling heavy rollers to ‘bruise’ the bracken. Bruising bracken with horse drawn rollers is an effective, low impact method of reducing the vigour and growth of bracken in hard-to-reach […]

Consultation on the future of town centre launches in July

New leisure facilities, a purpose built theatre plus housing, open space and new retail areas are just some of the items on the wish list as Hastings Borough Council (HBC) prepares to launch a three month consultation process on its Area Action Plan (AAP) for the town centre and ‘Bohemia Quarter’. The consultation process is […]

Consultation process launched – the future of music in schools is at stake

It might seem that it started weeks ago but the official consultation process in to the future of the East Sussex Music Service has only been officially announced this week. A statement from East Sussex County Council (ESCC) says: “A public consultation on proposals to reduce the role of the county’s music service has been […]