Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Lifeboat Exercise This Evening

An exercise launch is planned for this evening (Wednesday 16th January) of both Hastings Lifeboats from 18.00, with recovery at approximately 20.00 hours. Another chance to see the new Shannon Class Lifeboat in action, providing she hasn't already been called out in an emergency, of course.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

UNESCO Bid for Hastings

A cross-party initiative to make a bid for Hastings to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site (facebook) is being discussed this evening (Tuesday 15th January 2019) at Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place TN34 1QN, starting from 18.30 to 19.00 hours. The meeting is being hosted by Hastings Green Party and will discuss this proposal by looking at 3 areas, the underlying geology of Hastings Country Park, the first Norman Castle to be built in Britain on the West Hill, and the history of sea bathing in Hastings since the 18th century.

Register to Vote!

If you are not already on the register, now may be a great time to remedy that situation, who knows when the next general election may be (forget about the 5 years, that's only been stuck to the once so far, in 2015!), and there are local elections most years, so go to the Government website and please register...

You know it makes sense 😉

Monday, 14 January 2019

Hastings Pier Demonstration & Did You Miss Me?

I'm guessing you didn't miss me, but I did miss the supportive demonstration of Hastings Pier on Saturday, I realise it's too late now, but below is the programme for the event. It seems that about 250 supporters turned up, and our MP, Amber Rudd, and the Leader of the Council, Peter Chowney, were there too, apparently Ms Rudd was there to translate for the owner, Mr  Gulzar: see film on youtube.

There are other photographs of the event on the Where do we go from pier? facebook group, and more film and excellent analysis at the Hastings Independent Press facebook page, I'd also suggest you watch out for the Hastings Independent 2-weekly newspaper which has been exploring the whole saga with some very astute journalism... I shall be writing more once I get sorted out again now I'm back, please look forward to it, many thanks!

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Jazz Hastings

Tina May

I picked up a leaflet in the launderette in the High Street early doors with details of the first 6 months of the 2019 Jazz Hastings at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association, opposite the Lifeboat Station by The Stade. The first gig this year is the Tina May Trio next week, and entry is usually £10 on the door for all gigs, starting at 8.30pm (under 18s for £3, and no membership required - website):

15th January 2019 - Tina May Trio
12th February 2019 - Rod Youngs: The Power of Three;
12th March 2019 - The Oxley-Meier Guitar Project
9th April 2019 - Henry Lowther's Still Waters
7th May 2019 - Toni Kofi: A Portrait of Cannonball
4th June 2019 - Julian Nicholas Band.

The leaflet also mentions that last Sundays in the month see free associated gigs playing at the FILO public house in the High Street, 7.30pm to 10.00pm; line-ups are often decided late in the day, but there is always quality jazz to enjoy!