Press Releases week beginning 01 January 2018
Volunteers Needed, Whatever The Weather
Hastings Borough Council is looking for volunteer meteorologists to help with its weather readings.
Cllr Kim Forward, the council's lead member for marketing, explained :- "We are really proud that we operate our meteorology service, which has been running for well over one hundred years. And we're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us!
"Our volunteer meteorologists collect weather data from different sites across Hastings every single day of the year, and full training will be given. We are looking to recruit to our small pool of volunteers, so we would only expect them to work one week in six or seven.
"Our volunteers will ensure that Hastings can continue to be recorded, regularly, as the sunniest and warmest place in the UK!"
Potential volunteers should contact Kevin Boorman on Hastings (01424) 451123, or by email at email@example.com
Recycle your tree for free
For the first two weeks of 2018, Hastings Borough Council will be providing a free recycling service for Christmas trees.
Take your tree to the site in Harmers Lane, just off Upper Park Road in Alexandra Park, between 31 December and 14 January, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
"Lots of trees get dumped around town at this time of year, or end up in landfill," said Cllr Colin Fitzgerald, lead member for environment. "We encourage everyone to use this free recycling service instead, which turns your tree into healthy, compostable material that can be used in the park, and keeps our town tidy too."
Beat the Blues this January with a family activity day
January can be a tough month. Christmas is a distant memory, the weather is cold and dark, money is tight and festive overindulgence has left you tired and sluggish. But you can beat the blues!
Active Hastings are holding a fun family activity day at Summerfields Leisure Centre, Bohemia Road, on Sunday 14 January. Taking part costs just £1 per person for the whole day (or £2 if you'd like to have a swim too).
Running from 10am to 4pm, activities include trampolining, children's soft play, netball, football, boot camp, pilates, yoga, ballet fit, a fitness rave, family circuits, spinning, arts and crafts, gym, Fighting Tigers and swimming. All sessions are 45 minutes long, starting on the hour. Some classes will require booking on the day, and under 8s will need to be supervised by an adult.
"This is one of my favourite events of the year, seeing Summerfields full of families taking part in all the activities and all for a bargain £1," said Cllr Andy Batsford, Hastings Borough Council's lead member for leisure. "It's a real opportunity for the whole family to get fit and have a fun day out and start the new year in a really positive healthy way."
Active Hastings is a partnership project between Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council Public Health. For more information, call 01424 451051, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit facebook.com/activehastings
Boxing Day Trains Did Run In Hastings....But Not Southern Or Southeastern!
Although Hastings station was closed with no mainline trains operating to/from Hastings on December 26th, two quite different train services did operate within the town.
The town's privately owned miniature railway ran between Rock-a-Nore and Marine Parade stations, and Hastings Borough Council's West hill lift, a 126 year old funicular railway, ran through the West Hill, connecting George Street to the top of the hill. Over 120 passengers used the Boxing Day service.