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Green Flag Award 2017

Hastings Green Flag Award

Hastings is flying the flag with some of the UK’s very best green spaces. HBC’s Barbara Browning writes. Hastings ‘Alexandra Park, St Leonards Gardens and the Country Park have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as three of the very best green spaces in the world.

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For Lambchop Often Turns Us Still

On Friday 18 August, the De La Warr Pavilion will be charmed by the gentle tones of Kurt Wagner’s band, Lambchop. HOT’s Erica Smith goes all fan-girly.

The House of the Man who Painted the Sea is the latest Explore the Arch productiion

The House of the Man who painted the Sea

ExploreTheArch’s summer show opens on Friday 4 August in St Leonards celebrating the act of painting the sea and a marine artist largely unknown in this corner of the world. Erica Smith investigates the background to this project which marks the UNESCO 200th anniversary of Armenian Ivan Aivazovsky’s birth.

Posted 19:57 Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 In: Performance
Hundreds of local residents have already signed a pledge not to purchase non-Post Office products if the proposed franchise goes ahead.

Community presence to be felt at the Post Office Customer Forum on Thursday 3 August

The Save St Leonards Crown Post Office Campaign is concerned that Post Office Ltd are not taking account of local views on the future of St Leonards Crown Post Office. The Post Office is holding a ‘customer forum’ on Thursday 3 August they have specified that: ‘the decision on the way we operate the branch, so it is run by our new retail partner, is not a matter for public consultation’. Rod Webb and others from the campaign group talk to HOT about the plans for a mass gathering outside the Royal Victoria Hotel where the ‘customer forum’ will be held.

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Summer magic on the pier

Among a full programme of entertainment for families and kids on Hastings Pier during the summer holidays, there will be magic courtesy of local prestidigitator Laurie Temple.

Bronwen Griffiths with her book, Not Here, Not Us.

Syrian short stories talk by author

Local author, Bronwen Griffiths will be giving a talk about her book of short stories about Syria, ‘Not Here, Not Us’ at the Cafe Rue de Pera in Queens Road at 6.30pm this Thursday, 27 July. She’ll be talking about why she wrote the book and giving some readings, including new and unpublished work.

Posted 08:57 Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 In: Literature Tags: , , , ,
Number 28 bus meeting

28 bus meeting opens dialogue

The 28 bus campaign had a successful meeting with Stagecoach representatives, Dimitri Bridgeland and Ron Jarvis, local councillors, Tania Charman, Peter Chowney, Judy Rogers and Mike Turner and local bus users on the 19 July at Mendham Hall on the West Hill, Hastings. Although no solution was found to this troubled service, it was felt a dialogue was created enabling the campaign to move forward. Marylyn Edwards writes.

The Swift Project

The Swift Project celebrates

The latest cohort of women entrepreneurs to take part in The Swift Project celebrated their successful completion of the programme with Home Secretary, Amber Rudd and Becky Shaw, CEO of ESCC, on Friday 21 July in Hastings.

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