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.


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.

Incomers survey

Researchers from the Universities of Plymouth and  Hertfordshire are carrying out research into the impacts of in-movers to the seaside. They are interested in learning why people move to Hastings Old Town, and their experiences as residents.

Let them know your views by completing a five-minute online our survey which is available by clicking here.

If you  have any questions and, also, if you are willing to be interviewed (whether in person or by telephone) you can email the lead researcher, Steven Jakes on steven.jakes@plymouth.ac.uk

Isabel Blackman Centre: great news


Wonderful News about the Isabel Blackman Centre: Hastings Council decided on 12th April to register the IBC as a Community Asset. HOTRA applied for this 8 weeks ago. This result gives interested parties a six-month moratorium that prevents the sale or a new lease being issued by ESCC.

There are more details in the Parish News, which you can download by clicking here.

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
Jack in the Green 2019

Hastings Jack In The Green,  revived by Mad Jack's Morris in 1983,  dances through the streets of the Old Town and up to the West Hill, followed by his escorts, dancers, musicians, giants,  green flamboyant characters, Hastingas, visitors and tourists from around the world.

Hastings' Mad Jack's Morris lead the procession , behind Jack In Tbe Green and his escorts, through the streets of the Old Town watched by thousands,  every May Day bank holiday.

History shows that  milk maids and working people in disguise, on their May Day off, followed chimney sweeps carrying elaborate garlands around the streets, revelling and begging.

Hastings Old Town Residents Association

East Hill House
13 Tackleway
East Sussex
TN34 3DE

Dick Edwards, Chairman

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