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.

Dr Parker’s move: FAQ

Patients of Dr Parker will have received a letter from the Old Town Surgery about her move to Beaconsfield Surgery, but the letter provided little detail. Click here to read a Frequently Asked Questions document about the changes.

May Parish News

The Parish News for May is now available for downloading, with updates on...

  • The Old Town Surgery petition
  • Smaller fire appliances to reach the narrowest Old Town streets
  • Public Space Protection Orders
  • Opportunity Area in Hastings?

Click here to take a look

Don't take a chance on Old Town Healthcare

The Old Town Surgery in Roebuck Street no longer has the space to provide the safe, modern service that patients expect and deserve.
Dr Craig Namvar has drawn up plans to move to new, much bigger premises in the Ice House on Rock-a-Nore.
Hastings council have refused planning permission, and Dr Namvar is submitting a revised application. If this is also rejected, the surgery may have to move out of the Old Town, perhaps to Clive Vale. This would mean longer journeys for Old Town patients, many of whom are frail, live alone and have mobility problems.
HOTRA has organised a petition to put pressure on the council. You can sign it at the surgery, and soon at other places in the old town.

If you want to know more, you can download a leaflet by clicking here.
Please spread the word and get your friends and neighbours to sign!

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.


A date for your diary: Our Annual General Meeting takes place on Friday 5th May in the Stade Hall. Doors open 6.30 for reception and a 7.00 start. After the formal business is over there will be an entertaining talk: Tush Hamilton and Dee Day White will talk about Boys on the Beach – growing up in the Old Town. They will reminisce about their childhood. Prepare to laugh !

Anti-social behaviour and dogs

Are you fed up with agressive begging, drug and alcohol misuse or thoughtless dog owners ?
Hastings Council are consulting on new Public Space Protection Orders.

You can read a summary of the proposal on dogs by clicking here, and on anti-social behaviour here. The full proposals are weighty documents of many pages. You can look at the dogs proposal here, and the full anti-social behaviour proposal here.
HOTRA has prepared a response which you can download by clicking here. If you wish to respond individually, take a look at this web page.

If the  recent warm weather has encouraged you to attack a thorny thicket in the garden, you may be one of the many Old Town residents whose view is now dominated by an ugly pyramid of woody green waste.
It’s tempting to just pour on  paraffin and strike a match, but please consider the alternatives first. Leafy waste can be composted, and if you cut up the rest into short lengths you can squeeze a remarkable amount into even the tiniest car for a trip to the dump.
If you must burn it, please think of your neighbours, and start the fire at dusk when it will cause less of a nuisance.

March HOTRA committee minutes

pointing_rightKeep in touch with your committee's decisions and deliberations by reading the minutes of our March meeting. You can find them here.

Download a petition poster

HOTRA has produced a poster to support the surgery petition (see story at left). You can download a copy to print and display in your window by clicking here





Graffiti are not a new problem in the Old Town but in recent months there has been a blitz of tags on some of our walls. Hastings council will remove them if you complain – but only if they are on your property. Vivien Harrison has written a quick guide to notifying the council, which you can download by clicking here.

Hastings Old Town Residents Association

East Hill House
13 Tackleway
East Sussex
TN34 3DE

Dick Edwards, Chairman

01424-437069 —