It appears that the Council has rejected the efforts of the Old Town Hall Association to retain the Old Town Hall in the High Street as a local resource, though an alternative application for primary school children has been accepted.
The application has been made by an Anna Beck, who will be taking on the Old Town Hall from October. Her business is Discovery Playground, an educational play facility for primary aged children. She is hoping to collaborate with The Land of Green Ginger opposite, so that they can offer snacks and drinks. Anna's family is originally from Hastings and she moved back here 10 years ago. She now lives in St Leonards. This is a 'start-up business' and she believes she can make her business work. She hopes that the residents of the Old Town will welcome her.