Pilot scheme hopes to raise fuel efficiency in rented homes

Improving the fuel efficiency of private rented housing can help alleviate fuel poverty and lead to a cleaner environment. That’s the message from Hastings Borough Councillor Andy Batsford, Lead Councillor for Housing as HBC plans to host an event called Better Homes for Hastings that will bring together private landlords, housing associations, tenants and businesses, including TrustMark […]

‘The aim is simple… the aim is friendship

Report by Alex Kempton and Felicity Laurence, Hastings Community of Sanctuary Photographs by Andrew Grainger When Rossana Leal received her Woman of the Year award on the South Bank at the weekend a large group of her supporters from Hastings cheered rapturously and made their presence very evident!  Rossana received her award at the Women […]

HKA’s first–time fighters face their challenges head-on

Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA) was out at the TKO light contact event in Maidstoneon Sunday where a number of members of the HKA team were competing in their first ever fights. HKA’s Chief Instructor Carl Denne gives us a detailed run down on the action from the day, Carl says: “We were out with a […]

Going up! Chopbacks end league season on a high

Bexhill Rovers 1 South Coast Athletico 2 The Chopbacks league campaign drew to a close on Saturday, a win was going to be enough to secure promotion to the ESFL Division 2, but home team and league winners Bexhill Rovers, who only dropped points in one match the entire season, stood in their way. Both teams were suffering from the […]

Ports improve to win through

St Leonards CP 34 Heathfield & Waldron 5 (HT 7-5) Ports recent run of poor form began with a disappointing defeat against Heathfield, and despite the visitors only having 14 players the early exchanges of this game suggested that result was likely to be repeated. Ports lost the ball in contact, and Heathfield dominated territory. […]

Former labour councillor says ‘sensible’ people have abandoned the party

Sensible people have long ago abandoned the Hastings and Rye branch of the Labour Party. That’s the view of Hastings Borough councillor Dany Louise who quite the party in February, driven out she said because Labour had become a ‘welcoming environment for antisemities’. When, earlier this week, Hastings MP Amber Rudd called for Labour leader […]

International Women’s Day award for Hastings pioneer

Pioneering work with a Hastings based refugee project will bring one local woman international recognition and a United Nations (UN) Woman on the Move Award. Former Chilean refugee Rossana Leal was been recognised with the award given by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Migrants Organise, at the WOW! Festival in London. The award has been […]

Off–form Chopbacks scrape through victorious

Bexhill Broncos 0 South Coast Athletico 1 South Coast Athletico’s penultimate league game of the was an away match against Bexhill Broncos. Victory for the Chopbacks would bring a second place promotion opportunity within touching distance as it would leave third place Victoria Baptists needing to win both of their final fixtures and score some 38 goals to pip South Coast to  […]