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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.

Old Town Hall – residents’ bid rejected

TownHallThe attempt by a dedicated group of  Old Town residents  to acquire the Old Town Hall as a community hub for the benefit of all local people has been rejected by Hastings Council. Council leader Peter Chowney concluded that the community proposal had shortcomings that cast doubt on our ability to run the building successfully. The full text of Peter Chowney’s rejection email appears on our website at http://www.hastingsoldtownhall.org/

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.


July Committee Minutes

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

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.

Foodbank collection

Foodbank logo

There will be an outdoor Foodbank Collection on Saturday 6th August in Butlers Gap, George Street, (10:30am-1pm). Please bring along any tinned food, biscuits, pasta sauces, nappies, toiletries and fruit juices and you will be helping those in need.
For more information on the Hastings Foodbank, click here

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.

Hastings Old Town Residents Association

East Hill House
13 Tackleway
East Sussex
TN34 3DE

Dick Edwards, Chairman

01424-437069 —