Vandalised sign ‘encourages’ Lib Dems supporters

‘STOP PERRY’ reads a Liberal Democrat poster board in Clinton Crescent, St Leonards after it was vandalised on Saturday.  The middle two words in the slogan “Stop Brexit Vote Perry” have been blacked out and the other side of the double board has also been attacked with black paint. Resident Susan Stoodley said: “It upset […]

Are there flaws in borough council’s housing strategy?

A ‘visionary future’ is what’s needed for the old bathing pool site in St Leonards not high density housing that will, “…add to parking and infrastructure problems.” That’s the view of the West Marina Group (WMG) in St Leonards. It’s seriously concerned about the future of the site: “We want a visionary future for this […]

Ports Lose out in game of two halves

Weavering Warriors II 31 St Leonards CP 29 (HT 7-24) A much changed Ports XV travelled to Kent to face a friendly against new opposition. For the first time Weavering had put together a 2nd XV but the core of the side was well drilled and organised. This was clear from the off and Ports […]

Ports can’t ‘hang on’ in tough match with East Grinstead

East Grinstead II 30 St Leonards CP 10 (HT 0-7) The journey to East Grinstead is always a challenging one, and this league trip was made tougher for Ports with a number of injuries and unavailable players meaning that an unfamiliar looking squad took the field in heavy and wet conditions. From the kick-off though […]

St Leonards-on-Sea is the place to be – says The Guardian

Is St Leonards really the ‘yin’ to Hastings’ ‘yang’? That was how The Guardian summed up the relationship between the two towns – or are they really two parts of the same town? In answer to the question about St Leonards: what’s going for it? The Guardian feature writer answered that the town has, ‘come of age’. […]

Chopbacks leave it late to secure all three points

South Coast Athletico – 3 St Leonards Social II – 2 Wet and windy weather was the order of the day as St Leonard Social 2nd team arrived to take on South Coast Athletico. Looking for a first win in three league games the Chopbacks found themselves behind early on after poor communication at the back allowed Social to take advantage and […]

‘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 […]