For everyone living and working in the Old Town
Stay informed

Stay up to date on everything that's happening in the Old Town: click here to download the latest Parish News.

Keep in touch with your committee's decisions  by reading the minutes of our latest meeting here.

You can read the September newslatter by clicking here

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.

Sock appeal … and more

The Deputy Mayor, Cllr. James Bacon, has launched the Annual Christmas Sock Appeal. You can donate any new and unused socks, underwear, hats, gloves and scarves. They will be distributed to Surviving Christmas and other local charities working with the vulnerable and homeless in our society. There are collection points at: ASDA (St Leonards), The Stag Inn (All Saints Street), Hastings History House (Courthouse Street), His Place Community Church and Cafe (Robertson Street), Hastings Town Hall Community Contact Centre (next to Priory Meadow Shopping Centre) and The Steamie Laundrette.
James is also running a a Litter Pick and Ward Surgery next week (14th and 16th November). You can find more details on his Facebook page.


Isabel Blackman Centre: petition


HOTRA and HVA have prepared a petition to East Sussex County Council, asking them to discuss with local community organisations the transfer of the building to create a resource for older people and the wider community. A paper version of the petition will be available at the meeting on 12th September, and at a table at the Seafood and Wine Festival next weekend (14th-15th September.) You can also sign the petition online by clicking here.

If you would like to learn more about the campaign to save the IBC, you may wish to look at the outline position paper. You can find it by clicking here.


Old Town Carnival

Hastings Old Town celebrated its 50th Annual Carnival at the beginning of August, with a now-familiar programme of events spread over a week or so. These two pictures are from the famous (or imfamous) Pram Race, where elaborately-costumed teams compete over a course that runs along George St, the High St and All Saints St. Events were somewhat quieter than usual since Deeday White, the usual man-at-the mic for the week, was having hospital treatment. We all wish him well for a speedy recovery.

Your councillors

If you live in Hastings Old Town, your Borough Councillors are James Bacon and Dany Louise. To email James click here  or Dany here. You can contact your East Sussex County Councillor Tania Charman by clicking here.  For regular updates on what is happening in the Old Hastings Ward, as well as information on upcoming events, please visit and 'like'  James' Facebook page.

AGM minutes
On May 9th we held  the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Hastings Old Town Residents' Association. This was the 520th meeting of HOTRA. Guest Speaker Penny Shimmin, chief executive officer, Sussex Community Development Association,  talked about their history, work and plans. You can read the minutes by clicking here

Hastings Old Town Residents Association

East Hill House
13 Tackleway
East Sussex
TN34 3DE

Dick Edwards, Chairman

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