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Over and Out for Artshelter?

During the long wait for a bus, local artist and writer, Maureen Connett, has been pondering what can be done to cheer up the town centre, in particular the bus stops at Queens Road. She would have liked to share her art portraying local places in Hastings on the empty spaces at the bus shelters, but it looks like the Pandemic may have put paid to a ‘laudable initiative’. We can take another look at Maureen’s art here.

Posted 07:35 Monday, Aug 17, 2020 In: Visual Arts Tags: Alexandra Park artshelter Big Choir Brassey Institute Christchurch Handels Messiah Hastings Philharmonic library Maureen Connett Opus Theatre St John the Evangelist the Spirit of Cricket

Free NHS health checks and more from your local library  (plus literary events from 4 Feb 2020)

Check if you are eligible for the free NHS health check  that is being held in libraries across East Sussex (details below), go for an NHS app session or get some computer help. There is a whole lot of events planned for the next few weeks reports The East Sussex Library and Information Service.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip library NHS app NHS health check

The future of libraries in East Sussex

Did you fill in the recent library consultation document? Interested in ESCC’s response to the consultation results? ESCC have sent HOT details of their meeting and the issues to be considered. 

Posted 08:15 Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: cuts East Sussex County Council Cabinet Libraries Strategic Commissioning Strategy library library closures Nick Skelton Teachers Library Membership The Schools Library and Museum Service

Library plans on display at open days

You can get a sneak peek at the new plans to provide Hastings with an improved and enhanced library at two open days next month.

Posted 11:13 Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Brassey Institute Cllr Chris Dowling East Sussex County Council Hastings library Lead member for Community Services library
Hastings Town Hall Photo Jon Collins

Relocation reel

Administrative changes are pending from the local Councils. Reporter Jon Collins takes a look at property portfolios and implications.

Posted 11:24 Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Amber Rudd AmicusHorizon Archery Ground Ashbourne Cedar Property Ltd Brassey Institute Eric Pickles ESCC Hastings Planning Strategy HBC Ironlatch Avenue library Linton Gardens planning priory meadow Register Office Speckled Wood Summerfields The Charter of 1588 the pier The Ridge Town Hall

Work begins on multi-million pound library redevelopment in Hastings

Work has begun on an £8million project to provide a modern library and registration service for the people of Hastings. Planning permission and listed building consent have been granted, giving East Sussex County Council the green light to develop the existing facility in the Brassey Institute and expand into the building next door, 12 Claremont.

Posted 21:01 Monday, Sep 2, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: library

Libraries services – use them or lose them!

East Sussex County Council is at an advanced consultation stage for its project to improve library services in Hastings by means of a major refurbishment of the existing central library at the Brassey Institute and the next door premises at 12 Claremont which would bring together the children’s and adult library under one roof. With falling library visitors seemingly a long term trend, it is important that Hastings people focus on why they need library services in the 21st century and express their views as to how these facilities may be used more effectively – use them (or lose them!). The Music Libraries Action Group (MULAG) has a vision that deserves consideration, thinks Chris Cormack.

Posted 18:31 Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: library MULAG music library
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