‘Knackered’ after just one night – what must it be like when you’re forced to spend every night on the streets?

I woke up around 3.30am last Saturday feeling the cold wind and light rain on my head – I was momentarily confused and wondering what the hell was going on writes Andy Batsford. Then I remembered I was sleeping in a cardboard box on Hastings seafront – as you do in September! I was taking... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Every reason for Hastings to be proud

Hastings mayor, and speaker of the Cinque Ports, Councillor Nigel Sinden, hosted ‘Speakers Day’ in Hastings last Saturday. There are seven Cinque Ports, and each year, in rotation, the mayor of one of the five head ports and two ‘antient towns’ (sic) is appointed as speaker. The speaker acts as chairman and principal representative of... Continue Reading →

One Hastings… many footballers!

It was a day of intercultural football at the Oval on Sunday as ten teams competed for top honours in the Hastings Intercultural Organisation (HIO) football tournament. Teams taking part included two from Hastings Borough Council (HBC). There was a team from Pestalozzi Village that included students from around the world and  Hastings Mosque fielded... Continue Reading →

Hastings Bengali Association summer festival

The Hastings Bengali Forum held their summer festival at the White Rock Theatre Hastings, last Monday. Special guests at the event included Councillor Nigel Sinden, Mayor of Hastings,Councillor James Bacon, Deputy Mayor of Hastings,Councillor Abul Kalam Azad, Mayor of Bexhill and Councillor Zulhash Uddin Mayor of Southborough Town Council. The festival was opened with the... Continue Reading →

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