1066 is the magic number for college roof

Hastings will see its first ever community energy investment offer go live this week with residents able to buy shares to fund 250 kilowatts of solar energy – roughly 1066 panels worth – on the roof of the Ore campus of East Sussex Coast College. The solar roof will supply the college with a significant […]

Campaign encourages more women to stand for public office

Hastings student Georgia Harrison was at the forefront of a national campaign last week when she met her local MP in the Palace of Westminster. Amber Rudd had asked Georgia, a Hastings student at Sussex Coast College, to join her in Parliament for the #AskHerToStand day. The event is aimed at trying to get more […]

Hastings Youth Awards celebrate our local stars

More than 240 people attended a ceremony last weekend to mark the return of the Hastings Youth awards, a celebration of our local young people. There were awards to individuals but recognition went too to what were deemed to be ‘outstanding’ youth organisations, these included Gizmo Kids, Hastings Woodchips, Hastings and Rother YMCA, Xavier Ralph, Hastings […]

Funding boost for local mental health services

Education secretary Damian Hinds has been in Hastings during Mental Health Awareness Week pledging a £600,000 annual investment in the town to beef up mental health services. The money will come from the Opportunity Area programme. Hastings is one of 12 ‘Opportunity Areas’ identified as social mobility ‘coldspots’ which are receiving a share of £72million […]

Victory boxers show their mettle in front of a capacity audience

It was another action packed night of boxing in Sussex Coast College last night as the fighters from Victory Boxing took to the ring to give a capacity crowd an inspiring display of courage and skill. And for one man it was a night he has been training for for almost two years, Arron Evans […]