Press Releases: week beginning 11 August 2014
Playdays in the Park
Hundreds of families flocked to Alexandra Park for Playdays in the Park, two of the best play dates of the summer holidays.
Opened by the Mayor, Cllr Bruce Dowling and Council Leader Cllr Jeremy Birch, the event took off with lots of fun filled play opportunities including messy play, sand sifting for treasure, water play and water slide, tree climbing, woodwork, dressing up, mud pies and much, much more.
Cllr Jeremy Birch commented:
"The Playday campaign is committed to ensuring all children and young people across the UK can enjoy their right to play and the council is very proud to support this.
"Hosted by the Play Hastings team and now in its 21st year, Playdays in the Park is a fantastic partnership project which has grown stronger and stronger and has become 'the' diary date for play during the summer holiday.
"Thanks must go to all those that help to make these events so successful including Hastings and St Leonards Play forum which includes, In2play, Active Hastings StreetGames, Hastings and St Leonards Children's Centres and of course all the volunteers. This year the young volunteers project has been funded by Orbit Housing.
"Play will continue in Alexandra Park on Wednesday 20 August and Wednesday 27 August, between 10.30am and 4.30pm with a free family play trail from the bandstand. Bring a picnic and join in the fun!"
Have your dog microchipped for free
Hastings Borough Council, the Police and AmicusHorizon have been working together with The Dogs Trust at events in the Hastings area to microchip dogs.
Residents have been encouraged to come along to these events and have their dogs chipped for free.
Cllr Emily Westley, lead member for environment and safety explained:
"From 06 April 2016 all dog owners must have their dogs microchipped.
"There will be another opportunity for residents to have their dogs chipped for free at the Hastings Town and Country Show in Alexandra Park this Saturday, 16 August between 10am and 5pm.
"I urge residents to take up this FREE offer, it only takes a few minutes and could help to identify and bring about the safe return of your dog should it get lost or stolen."
Creative theatre at the Stade this Saturday
The feature event at the Stade in Hastings on Saturday, 16 August is 'Grime', the story of an ordinary dysfunctional family trying to live outside the constraints of normal society.
Performed by the Ramshacklicious theatre company 'Grime' follows the trials and tribulations of a family intent on survival in harsh times, a real modern day soap opera.
Cllr Peter Chowney, lead member for regeneration commented:
"Ramshacklicious Theatre Company is a team of artists with an enormous range of skills including performers, set designers, directors, musicians, writers, devisers, composers, puppeteers, puppet designers, scenic artists, costume designers and sound designers.
"They create high quality outdoor theatre for non theatre audiences. Blending together contemporary clowning, physical theatre, storytelling, live music and puppetry, Ramshacklicious take audiences on anarchic journeys into the unexpected. You will not be disappointed!"
This free show, one of the main highlights of the Stade Saturdays programme, starts at 7.30pm at The Stade Open Space, Old Town Hastings.
Visit www.hastings.gov.uk for the full Stade Saturdays programme of events.