St Leonards Gardens again filled with some 500 locals from its diverse population to celebrate the 'Global Family' which welcomes all with fun, food and music.This year we added to our popular programme with many stalls for local organisations and a wonderful display by the re-homed dogs of K9. Children's activities, painting and juggling amused the young, while Chinese, Bengali and Indian cooking stimulated our taste buds and tea at the Lodge reminded us of the 250th Anniversary of James Burton, the architect of St Leonards on sea. What is more the sun shone on all - it must have been all those prayers from so many faiths- God just couldn't say 'no'!
Hastings Youth Awards and Hastings Got Culture came together at the White Rock Theatre on Sunday 7th October. Over 250 people attended the special youth awards ceremony which was opened by the Mayor, Cllr Alan Roberts and was organised by the Youth Council supported by Hastings Borough Council and Hastings and District Interfaith Forum, with additional sponsorship from East Sussex Council for Voluntary Youth Service. The awards ceremony was to recognise the hard work, outstanding contribution and achievement of local young people and the tremendous efforts youth groups provide for communities in the Hastings and Rother.