For everyone living and working in the Old Town
What’s on in the Old Town?

Visit our sister site OldHastings.uk to see a rolling calendar of everything that's going on in the Old Town this week and in the near future. There are also links to accommodation, food & drink and shopping in our historic neighbourhood.

Report Street Problems

roadupClick here to go to Fix My Street, where you can report problems such as potholes, broken paving slabs and blinking street lights.

September Committee Minutes

anchorThe minutes of HOTRA's September committee meeting are posted here. Topics covered include the refusal of planning permission for a new GP surgery on Rock-a-Nore.

HOTRA Newsletter

Dirty Old Town square smallIf you live in the Old Town you should have received a copy of the Autumn Newsletter through your letterbox – let us know via the contact form if you haven't had one. You can also download a copy by clicking here. Topics include "Would Hastings win the award for the dirtiest seaside resort?"

Introducing your new councillor

Old Town Councillors James Bacon and Dawn Poole on the stump

Old Town Councillors James Bacon and Dawn Poole on the stump

Elected on May 5th, James Bacon is now a councillor for Old Hastings Ward. He comments that " I am keen to engage with the community, be approachable and proactive, as well as bring an element offun and energy to the council. Empowering young people is a passion of mine and something I will be pursuing throughout my time as your Councillor. I will be knocking on doors  to find out the issues which are important to you and therefore hope to speak to you soon. To read James' introduction letter in full, click here.

Planners reject GP plan

doctors-surgery-signHastings planners have rejected an application to repurpose part of Rock-a-Nore's Ice House as an advanced medical centre that would replace Roebuck Surgery. You can read more in the October Parish News by clicking here, and HOTRA will soon be circulating a petition supporting a renewed application.

Old town verse

Fancy yourself as a budding Wordsworth? If so, you may be interested in a new poetry competition organised by Councillor James Bacon. Just write a poem based on Hastings Old Town, and send it via email to cllr.james.bacon@hastings.gov.uk or post to Aquila House. The deadline is Friday October 14th. The winner will receive a certificate and prize and have their poem printed in the Parish news and local press. You can read full details by clicking here.


Deals, deals deals!

Just show your 2015 Membership Card (handy credit-card size) and Old Town businesses are offering you discounts and other Deals. So far we have signed up around 24 Old Town businesses and more every day, with very many others working out the details of their offer.

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So, support local business and save yourselves a few bob! HOTRA membership could even save you money, check out the details!

Membership Renewal Form here.

Hastings Old Town Residents Association

East Hill House
13 Tackleway
East Sussex
TN34 3DE

Dick Edwards, Chairman

01424-437069 —