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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.

July Committee Minutes

pointing_rightThe minutes of HOTRA's July committee meeting are posted here. Topics covered include parking, graffiti, and Flamingo Park dilapidation.

Future of the Old Town Hall

TownHallA dedicated group of (mostly) Old Town residents have been meeting regularly to try and acquire the Old Town Hall as a community hub for the benefit of all local people. We have made a lot of progress, but we still need to set up a trust to run the Old Town Hall, and to prepare a detailed business plan. To do this requires time, energy and specialist skills. Can you help? Or would you like to use the building when it is ready and reopened? Please come to one of our meetings on a Monday night at 6.30pm in the History House, Courthouse Street. Find out more on our website at http://www.hastingsoldtownhall.org/

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.

Jenny Lind thetattooshop butlers


RX harris cafe-maroc

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.

Annual General Meeting
HOTRA held its Annual General Meeting on Friday 13th May. It was a popular meeting, with 65 members packing the Stade Hall.
Chairman Dick Edwards presented his annual report of the Association's activities over the past year, then introduced Guest Speaker Michael Foster DL, High Sheriff of East Sussex.
In the course of the meeting Treasurer Phil White  outlined HOTRA's finances, and the committee took questions from the floor.
AGM1The chairman also congratulated James Bacon (seen here with the High Sheriff) on his election as councillor.
You can download the minutes of the meeting by clicking here
Old Town is “Britain’s best neighbourhood”

At a glittering award ceremony in the Connaught Rooms, the Academy of Urbanism announced that Hastings Old Town had scooped this prestigious prize, beating off the other two short-listed candidates from Sheffield and Manchester. Of course we all knew we lived in a brilliant neighbourhood, but this amazing prize makes it official! The judges said they were...

" particularly impressed with the way in which the Old Town has kept much of its historic fabric and layout intact, yet managed to embrace contemporary additions  ... Underlying the successful transformation is a ... partnership with the community, especially a number of neighbourhood associations"

Click here to read the full press release

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Hastings Old Town Residents Association

East Hill House
13 Tackleway
East Sussex
TN34 3DE

Dick Edwards, Chairman

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