Press Releases week beginning 01 May 2017
May Day Merriment
Hastings enjoyed another great May Day bank holiday, as the unlikely mix of Morris dancers and motorbikes packed the town.
Kevin Boorman, Hastings Borough Council's marketing manager, explained :- "Both the revived 'Jack in the Green' festival of Morris dancing and the annual motorbike mass ride to Hastings have become firm favourites in our event calendar. Whilst other places may say that the May Day bank holiday hasn't really caught on, that certainly can't be said here, as Morris dancers and motorcyclists fill the whole town.
"This year of course the bank holiday actually fell on May 1st, which meant that there were far more Morris dancers and spectators 'dancing at dawn' on our West Hill this morning.
"We opened our West Hill lift - a 126 year old funicular railway - at 0430 this morning, and it was great to see dozens of Morris dancers and spectators taking advantage of the early morning lift.
"And although rain fell during the Jack in the Green procession this morning, the threatened thunderstorm held off all afternoon, and an estimated 5 000 spectators on the West Hill enjoyed the spectacle of different Morris sides dancing against the dramatic backdrop of a rough English Channel.
"The Jack in the Green Festival is organised by a group of volunteers, and we are very grateful to them for what they do to put on one of our most popular, and unusual, events. We are well known for being quirky and different, and today showed why!'
Pre-planning application forum meeting for public
Development of the site at 11-19 Braybrooke Terrace
As part of its commitment to improving community awareness of the planning process, Hastings Borough Council holds pre-application forums.
On Wednesday 10 May, the developers of the site at 11-19 Braybrooke Terrace will be presenting their proposals for redevelopment, prior to submitting a formal planning application. This will provide the opportunity for a structured discussion to take place, and for members of the public to air their views and where appropriate, shape a final scheme before it is presented to the council for determination.
The forum will be held in the Council Chamber, Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3UY from 6.30pm until 8.30pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017.
The meeting is held in public and whilst the public are encouraged to attend and listen, only invited stakeholders (including community representatives), councillors and officers can speak. However residents can make their representations and have their questions answered through local representatives and councillors'.
For further information, or to confirm your attendance at the event, please email Karen Phillips, Principal Planning Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the council's development management team on 01424 451090