Hastings Observer Column - 29 March

The identity of both Hastings and Rye are tied up in our fishing history. Both towns have historic fishing fleets, with Hastings being the largest beach launched fleet in Europe and both being Cinque Ports.

Amber Rudd MP welcomes local community funding boost

Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye, has welcomed the news that two good causes in her constituency have received funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Congratulating the organisations, Ms Rudd said:

Local MP visits Hastings Observer building

Local MP Amber Rudd recently visited the Hastings Observer Building, where White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures (WRNV) are hoping to put the Observer Building to immediate productive use and to protect the building as a community asset.

FCA visits Hastings

An Executive Director at the UK financial regulator recently visited Hastings to better understand the issues faced by local residents in relation to problem debt.

Amber's Pier statement

Following the news that Hastings Pier will remain closed past March, I update residents in my open letter below.

Dedicated Ark students receive Art and Sports bursaries

Dedicated Ark students were celebrated at an inaugural award ceremony for the Helenswood and William Parker Sports and Arts bursaries.

The ceremony was attended by Rt Hon Amber Rudd who awarded the successful students with their bursaries.