Press Releases week beginning 25 March 2019
Seafront spring clean
Hastings Borough Council are currently carrying out some recycling works to move shingle that has built up near the harbour arm back into other sections of the beach. These routine works take place to protect vulnerable areas from flooding and remove surplus shingle where it's not needed.
The works are expected to continue for around a week longer. By completion around 15000 tonnes of shingle will have been put back where it is needed.
Colin Fitzgerald, lead councillor for the environment said,
"These works are routine, they have been scheduled for some time. We carry out the work at this time of year in order to allow the most of the severe winter weather to pass. The recent storms mean there is a little extra tidying up to do!"
"Without this work the beach would suffer from erosion in some areas, with other areas building up a large bank of shingle. This is the natural tidal process that moves shingle west to east over a period of time."
Hastings Fisheries and local action group (FLAG) public meeting and open day
Hastings FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group) are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, 30 April at 10:45 am at the Stade Hall.
Kim Forward, lead councillor for regeneration commented,
"Hastings Borough Council was awarded £800,000 from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund in 2016 to spend on community led local development that benefits the fishing community. At the meeting there will be the opportunity to hear from successful applicants, see what projects have been funded so far and get an insight into what is planned for the future. The programme is well underway and ends in March 2020."
The event will start with the opening of Hastings ice maker and a tour of Hastings Fish Market with fisherman and chair of Hastings Fisherman's Protection Society, Paul Joy. The new bespoke ice maker was jointly funded by FLAG and the Foreshore Trust. Salted, flaked ice is an integral component for the fishing fleet, supply chain and wider community.
This will be followed by presentations from the FLAG team, Hastings Fish Brand and Aspiring Chef's Academy. Refreshments will be provided.
This is a free event but we are limited on numbers so please order a ticket to secure your place. Registration will take place at the Stade Hall before visiting the fish market.
Please note that there is limited capacity within the fish market and if you want to attend the tour, you'll need to wear enclosed shoes.
The event coincides with the Aspiring Chef's Academy who host a pop up restaurant every Tuesday lunch time. Participants are encouraged to support the project by staying for lunch and trying some well-priced, local seafood prepared by the aspiring chefs.