PRESIDENT: The Mayor of Hastings
CHAIR: Sam Taylor

For everyone living and working in the Old Town

PRESIDENT: The Mayor of Hastings
CHAIR: Sam Taylor



Report Street Problems

roadupClick here to go to East Sussex Highways, where you can report problems such as potholes, broken paving slabs and blinking street lights.
















QUICK LINK:  You can read  the November Newsletter

November Newsletter







Our Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 20th August You can read the minutes of the meeting by clicking here.


MAYOR James Bacon

Congratulations to James who is starting the year as Mayor of Hastings, taking over from Cllr Nigel Sinden. This is the first time an Old Town Ward councillor has been honoured by his colleagues in this way for over 25 years.  James will have many duties to perform within Hastings and beyond. He will be one of the youngest members of the Cinque Ports representatives. HOTRA wishes James every success in his duties.

Old Town CHRISTMAS Shopping Weekend and Reducing Plastic Waste




      Come along and Support Local

Many of our local shops and businesses are doing their bit by using paper bags – we thank you for your efforts and encourage everyone to do more. A sincere thank you to all of you.

We hope that all of our Members, Friends and   Families will keep it local.

Follow on  Facebook : Old Town Christmas

                                : Hastings Old Town Traders



Isabel Blackman Centre is SAVED!

After a long and difficult struggle, the future of this vital resource in the heart of the Old Town is at last secure.  There is a town-wide consultation going on to decide exactly what role the IBC will play in our community, and what services it can realistically offer. There will be street meetings and an online survey which you can access by clicking here.  (This exercise is organised by AgeUK East Sussex who are contracted to run the IBC).

New Green councillor

In an historic first, Hastings Green Party's candidate Julia Hilton has won a seat on both Hastings Borough Council (Old Hastings ward) and East Sussex County Council (Old Hastings and Tressell ward).


Swan Gardens

Great Successful Turn out for the   Memorial Garden


Re-development Design and Planting Proposal which was held at The Nest.

A large selection of plants were shown to us.

we were able to fill in feedback forms with a list of your preferred plants swell as a few extra suggestions!


This spring and summer, Hastings Council had to take the decision to keep the gates to the memorial garden closed due to concerns over public health and safety. The caterpillar for the brown tailed moth can cause a rash and skin irritation in some people. HOTRA is in ongoing consultations with HBC that involves multi- faceted input from gardeners, residents and local businesses. Together we feel certain this unique space will thrive for future generations to enjoy.

Your councillors

If you live in Hastings Old Town, your Borough Councillors are James Bacon and Julia Hilton. To email James click here or Julia here.