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 […]

Londinium – audience was ‘blown away’ by performance

London chamber choir Londinium entertained enthusiastic audiences in St Leonards and Bexhill over the Bank Holiday weekend with its sparkling, sea-themed programme of unaccompanied choral music Time and Tide. It was the choir’s first tour to the South Coast and over a weekend of glorious sun and blue skies many of the choir’s members were […]

Local parks among the ‘best in the world’

Alexandra Park, St Leonards Gardens and Hastings Country Park have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world. The three sites in Hastings and St Leonards are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in 13 other countries around the world that […]

Rudd’s move was ‘elegant pivot’ not a careerist U-turn

Asked this morning whether her seeming change of heart on a no-deal Brexit was an “elegant pivot to reality or a screaming careerist u-turn” Hastings MP Amber Rudd said she hoped it was the first. Appearing on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC 1 this morning Ms Rudd said she defied the government whip in […]

Warning over Blue Green Algae in waters of Alexandra Park

Blue Green Algae has been confirmed present in some waters in Alexandra Park, Hastings Hastings Borough Council (HBC) announced this afternoon The Environment Agency confirmed earlier this week that the water at Shornden Reservoir near Clarence Road has high levels of Blue Green Algae. The algae can produce a scum that is toxic to animals and […]

Another County Council consultation – this time children’s services face the axe

Further cost saving by East Sussex County Council could see more than half the county’s childrens’ centre close. This week members of the Labour group on ESCC said the Children’s Service Early Help Strategy was causing ‘deep concerns’ and they urged members of the public to respond to a consultation being undertaken by ESCC that […]

Let the wagons roll! New cleaning contracts swing in to action

It was all change at the start of the month as a new contractor took over waste and recycling collection across Hastings and the borough council brought street cleaning back in-house. In his monthly report on council activities, Hastings Borough Council leader Peter Chowney has put some detail behind why the changes had to take […]

Fun in the sun and all for a very worthy cause

It’s great to have a bit of fun in the sun and it’s great to be raising money for a good cause – it’s truly amazing when you can put them both together. That’s what happened last weekend when the Association of Carers managed to raise more than £1,100 with a Charity Obstacle Fun Run […]