Dogged Ports turn the tide

St Leonards CP – 22 Heathfield & Waldron II – 10 (HT 5-10) Ports hosted a Heathfield team sitting at the top of the league, having already lost the first fixture earlier in the season. Heathfield were slightly short-handed and Ports loaned them veteran Craig Barningham to begin the game in parity. Ports continued to […]

The Hastings Podcast…

Redcently we launched the first edition of The Hastings Podcast and there has been a tremendous response. Here are just a few of the comments we have received… “…I like it’s rolling, entertaining quality.” “Great selection of guests, covering interesting topics. Brilliant stuff.” “Excellent initiative…” “…masterfully steered and negotiated by yourself and your articulate group…” […]

Focus will be on services not on buildings

Plans to change the way support is offered to families and young people will be presented to council leaders next Monday. The Early Help Strategy sets out how East Sussex County Council (ESCC) will spend £4.4 million on early help services and according to the council, will also safeguard support for the most vulnerable children […]

Powerful Ports drive on after punchy start from Eastbourne

St Leonards CP 25 Eastbourne II 15 (HT 18-10) Ports had started the season slowly with injuries and lack of availability meaning that going into this key league game a radical new front row of Kim Wan, James Daniels and Greg Montier were at the heart of a large Ports pack. Eastbourne brought a large […]

Ports fight back against Heathfield but fall short

Heathfield & Waldron II 31 St Leonards Cinque Ports 15 (HT 31-3) Ports took a large squad to their first league game of the season, but a number of players were carrying significant injuries which meant there was a need for rotation throughout the match. The early exchanges promised a lot for Ports. Ashley Mountain […]

Celebrating small shops’ place in the community

The search is on again to find the best small shops in the UK and local MP Amber Rudd says she hopes lots of local traders will enter. …get your entry in by Monday at www.bestsmallshops.co.uk The Best Small Shops Competition celebrates the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their community […]

‘Improving lives’ investment in St Leonards has borne fruit says HBC

Leading Labour councillor Andy Batsford says the town’s borough council is a “bold interventionist council determined to improve the lives of our residents.” He was talking after Hastings Borough Council (HBC) carried out a review os a 16 year programme of renewal work in central St Leonards. The £32 million public/private investment has been focussed on […]

Could you give a police puppy a home?

Do you have what it takes to be a police puppy foster carer? Then keep reading. The Surrey Police and Sussex Police Dog Unit is seeking applications from families to look after their four-legged friends until they are ready to step up their careers. In return, you could receive all the care and cuddles you […]