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Parliamentary inquiry into abuse of shop staff welcomed by Hastings traders

Hastings retailers have welcomed a newly published series of House of Commons recommendations aimed at tackling violence and abuse towards retail workers. 

Posted 21:53 Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 In: Local News

Trinity Triangle Maintenance Club launched – new members welcome

Buildings in the Trinity Triangle area of Hastings town centre have benefited from a “Spring Clean” over recent weeks, as the start of a local Maintenance Club that is hoping to expand. The aim is for owners and others responsible for buildings to collaborate to save money and protect local buildings. HOT’s Erica Smith looks at the difference some TLC makes to the buildings in our town centre.

Posted 21:39 In: Heritage

‘Two’ by Jim Cartwright at The Stables

Set in a local pub sometime in the 80s, ‘Two’ is a play by Jim Cartwright, the writer of the film, Little Voice.

Women’s Voice programme offers space for young women to discuss and challenge sexism

Women’s Voice has received funding from Comic Relief to run various activities for women aged 16-26. The events aim to empower young women and provide spaces for them to discuss and challenge sexism. The first event, finding power through self-portrait, takes place this coming Saturday. Ann Kramer, chair of Women’s Voice, explains a little more.

Daisy and Maisie – and the other HMF results published

The adjudication of the 2021 online Hastings Musical Festival (HMF) took place on Saturday 27 June and the results are published on the website for Singing, Dancing, Instrumental, and Speech and Drama categories. The entrants were allowed to see the entries from their class and, if the other entrants agreed, to share their videos on a private platform. There were over 500 entries for Dance,  over 200 for singing, over 150 for instrumental, and over 130 for Speech.

Mental health challenges posed by immigration detention put lockdown strains in perspective

Safwa Chowdhury, who joined Hastings Community of Sanctuary during the first lockdown, has found the periods of restrictions hard to bear, but contact with refugees in immigration detention has convinced her they face a much tougher ordeal.

Sea Change’s North Queensway plans prompt many objections

Sea Change Sussex has filed its application to build industrial units on the site of the undeveloped North Queensway Innovation Park, prompting the submission of some 70 objections and a petition. Meanwhile Rother District Council faces a hefty bill after the company won its appeal against the refusal of an application for the Bexhill Enterprise Park. Nick Terdre reports.

Arts on Prescription recognised for supporting people in isolation through lockdown

On Friday 25 June, Juliet Smith, Deputy Lieutenant for East Sussex, visited the Arts On Prescription (AOP) Friday session at His Place in Hastings town centre. Her visit was to recognise and thank the organisation for the support provided through lockdown to people in isolation across Hastings and the surrounding rural areas. HOT’s Erica Smith adds her ‘thank you’ to Tara Reddy and her team.

Posted 09:26 In: Community Arts
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