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Volunteer working in EFT's Secret Garden.

Calling all keen gardeners in Hastings and beyond!

Simone Brookes of the Education Futures Trust has an appeal for all keen gardeners in Hastings and its environs to help build its Secret Garden project.

Posted 16:55 Friday, Mar 15, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: , ,
Mr Gulzar makes a point on the occasion of the Queue protest, flanked by MP Amber Rudd and right-hand man, or in this case left-hand man, Brett Maclean.

Hastings pier owner fined for tax offences in Eastbourne

Sheikh Abid Gulzar, the owner of Hastings and Eastbourne piers, has been fined for tax offences deriving from the non payment of Paye and national insurance contributions in connection with his business interests in Eastbourne. Back in Hastings he faces proceedings brought by former pier employees, and has already lost one such case. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Cliff van Coevorden.

Dog attacks led to the death of 12 sheep in lamb in the Country Park.

Dog attacks leave sheep dead in the Country Park

Twelve sheep, all in lamb, died and others were injured when two out-of-control dogs got into their field on Sunday morning, HBC communications department reports.

Posted 16:22 Monday, Mar 4, 2019 In: Grassroots Tags: , ,
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HFS launches mobile training

With the support of Sussex Freemasons, Hastings Furniture Services has set up a mobile workshop to take training opportunities to people unable to come to them, as the charity reports.

St Richard's Catholic College is one of many educational institutions which support Surviving Christmas.

Surviving Christmas in top gear

This week the Surviving Christmas charity is in top gear, with a focus on packing and delivering hampers across Hastings and Rother ahead of opening its doors on Christmas and Boxing days to provide festive hospitality to those who would otherwise miss out. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Surviving Christmas.

The peir's owner is seeking planning permission for the ice cream shop, which was installed without permission, and four new kiosks.

Pier friends opt for new role

Nearly six months on since the pier passed into private hands, the Friends of Hastings Pier have decided they still want to be involved in helping to ensure the pier’s long-term future. They would like to cultivate a constructive relationship with the new owner but also to perform a watchdog function over matters such as maintenance which are essential to the survival of the iconic structure. Nick Terdre reports.

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Surviving the Streets to provide Christmas cheer at the Y Centre

The Y Centre will be open over Christmas as local charity Surviving the Streets provides seasonal cheer for the homeless, the lonely, the elderly and anyone unable to provide for themselves. Nick Terdre reports.

From the West Hill

Can Hastings show global community its value?

Hastings is at the centre of a richly historic area, with a heritage of enormous potential, worthy of conservation. Does it have what it takes to become a UNESCO World Heritage Centre?

Posted 11:18 Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 In: Grassroots
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