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.

Ward Surgery

Old Town Councillors James Bacon and Dawn Poole on the stump

Old Town Councillors James Bacon and Dawn Poole on the stump

Old Town Ward Councillors James Bacon and Dawn Poole have a surgery this Saturday, October 22nd at All Saint's Church Hall from 10am-12 Noon. Just turn up if you have issues to raise that are relevant to the council's responsibilities in our neighbourhood.





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.

HOTRA Newsletter

Dirty Old Town square smallIf you live in the Old Town you should have received a copy of the Autumn Newsletter through your letterbox – let us know via the contact form if you haven't had one. You can also download a copy by clicking here. Topics include "Would Hastings win the award for the dirtiest seaside resort?"

Planners reject GP plan

doctors-surgery-signHastings planners have rejected an application to repurpose part of Rock-a-Nore's Ice House as an advanced medical centre that would replace Roebuck Surgery. You can read more in the October Parish News by clicking here, and HOTRA will soon be circulating a petition supporting a renewed application.

What a load of rubbish!


There is widespread outrage about the state of refuse collection and street sweeping in the Old Town – and Hastings as a whole. In particular, residents report  rubbish bins overflowing – especially on busy weekends. Part of the problem is that many of the bins are broken, allowing rubbish to blow around, and seagulls to tear sacks open. If you have spotted damaged bins,    ward councillor Dawn Poole would like to hear from you. Send her the details, and she will add them to a growing list, and hopefully get something done. Her email address is cllr.dawn.poole@hastings.gov.uk.

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.

Hastings Old Town Residents Association

East Hill House
13 Tackleway
East Sussex
TN34 3DE

Dick Edwards, Chairman

01424-437069 —