In praise of…Hastings

Wonderful though Brightling is, one does occasionally need to get out and I am very excited by the new “Coastal Currents 2017” brochure which I picked up recently.  This is Hastings and St Leonards own arts festival which runs from 1st September to 1st October.  Many events, installations, and performances, many of them free, none of them expensive and all going to prove my theory that “Hastings is the new Brighton”.

It all kicks off with the (free) party in St Marys-in-the-Castle followed later the same evening by an “after-party” at the PrintWorks (the old Observer building, now imaginatively re-purposed).  Worth going just for the ambience of those two venues.  Visit coastalcurrents.org.uk or pick up a printed brochure from somewhere).

Messenger Magazine – 2017 AGM

The annual general meeting of the Messenger Magazine will be at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 6 September 2017 in Brightling Village Hall.  This meeting is for all subscribers to the magazine.  We do hope that as many people as possible will turn up and give us feedback on what you like/don’t like about the magazine, suggestions for improvement and so on

Parish council meeting – 4 September 2017

Our next parish council meeting will be at 7:30 pm on Monday 4 September 2017, in the Village Hall.  As always we welcome members of the public at our meetings, and there is a slot at which you can raise any topic you want.

I am very pleased to say that we have now had an application from someone interested in being co-opted onto the council, and I expect that we will make a formal decision at the meeting on 4 September.