‘Prolific’ St Leonards offender is jailed for ten years

A prolific criminal from St Leonards has been jailed for a series of offences carried out over a 12-month period. Carl Stocker, 30, of no fixed address, was imprisoned for ten years on Tuesday, July 13th, after pleading guilty to two robberies, assault, fraud and drug offences. Lewes Crown Court heard that on May 5th, […]

Inspired by the shape of mussel shells – planner back new seafront installation

A planning application for an art installation along the Marina on the St Leonards seafront was approved unanimously by Hastings Borough Council’s planning committee following a meeting held yesterday. The installation will be a sculpture by local Hastings-based artist Leigh Dyer and it will fashioned out of galvanised stainless steel, with its design inspired from […]

Why St Leonards-on-Sea really is THE place to be

An awful lot is being written about West St Leonards; about the anger local people feel at what they believe is the borough council’s refusal to listen to them and to consider their ideas for the future shape of their community. There’s no shortage of ideas on how their corner of the borough could be […]

Court hears Tyler’s DNA trail led to his arrest

A man has been convicted of burgling a business in St Leonards after his DNA was found at the scene. Jack Tyler, 27, unemployed of Michelson Close, St Leonards, pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary other than dwelling when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, December 10. He had been arrested by […]

The sad history of St Leonards Parish Church

Once again courtesy of Derelict In The UK we bring you photographs of iconic and deserted buildings, this time St Leonards Parish Church. Standing grand on the St Leonards seafront, this beautiful building was completed in 1961 to replace its predecessor destroyed by a direct hit from V-1 ‘doodlebug’. It originally had structural building problems […]

A step back in time… St Leonards Congregational Church

There is a fascinating site on Facebook called Derelict in the UK which has very recently published these photos of the Congregational Church that sits on the junction of London Road and Pevensey Road in St Leonards. According to the site the beautiful sandstone church first opened in 1864.Like many old churches it is now […]