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For everyone living and working in the Old Town

PRESIDENT: The Mayor of Hastings
CHAIR: Sam Taylor



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Old Town Hastings

Snow falls in the High Street early one winter morning.

HOTRA exists to uphold and promote the interests of residents, businesses and those who work and live in Hastings Old Town.

The Hastings Old Town Residents Association has been continually active for more than 40 years.  During the year the Management Committee meets every month to discuss and highlight a range of local issues.

HOTRA maintains close links with the many statutory and voluntary organisations that shape the future of the town.  We aim to promote the positives of our wonderful old town and encourage creative and community endeavours. We also take up causes that need addressing locally and encourage our members to highlight their hopes and concerns.

Hastings old town is full of creative and inspirational people, from those born here to those who have recently chosen to live in this remarkable place,  With our members support, we are constantly striving to make a difference. For instance,  one notable achievement was the establishment of the Hastings Storytelling Festival which has gained its independence, having reached a level of nationwide public acclaim.

We are always on the lookout for new ideas, so if you would like to become more active in Old Town life, please get in touch. And join usHOTRA Membership Form

Chairman: Sam Taylor
Vice Chairman: Dick Edwards
Treasurer/Membership: Phil White
Minutes Secretary: Jill Bradley
Committee Members: Ady Maylam, Sam Taylor, Raquel Le Bron, Ann Novotny, John Reynolds, Shirley Hawley

HOTRA Constitution