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With the ‘My Town Campaign’ and Heritage Action Zone for the town centre underway, the substantial heritage of Hastings town centre will be the focus of attention at this meeting.

Edward Gosnell from Holy Trinity Church will speak about the intentions for work at that church, and Nicky Roper is speaking about the hopes for restoration work at ‘His Place’ church (former United Reformed Church) on Robertson Street.

Jess Steele has been largely responsible for getting the Heritage Action Zone set up, and Jess will speak about this at the meeting.

There will also be a discussion on the My Town / Hastings Town Deal initiative, for which HBC is setting up a Board. The purpose of this is to develop a Town Investment Plan so that a Town Deal can be agreed with the government by the end of the summer 2020. Under the terms of government funding, the Council is obliged to engage with the community and businesses, and we have requested that Heritage is included in the proposals.

Please attend the meeting if you can.

No charge for admission, and drinks purchased at the bar on arrival can be brought into the meeting.


Full agenda –
Meeting to be chaired by Dr. Deborah Madden

1. Welcome from the Chair, with any apologies for absence and outline of the focus of the Meeting: The
heritage of Hastings town centre
2. Presentation on the restoration proposals for ‘His Place’ Church (former United Reformed Church) on Robertson Street, by Nicky Roper
3. Report on the funding application situation at Holy Trinity Church, from Edward Gosnell
4. Presentation on the Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) initiative for the town centre, by Jess Steele
5. Discussion of the ‘My Town’ campaign (Government funded)
6. A O B
Free admission. Note that the Hotel doesn’t charge for our use of the room. In appreciation of this, we encourage purchases at the bar and drinks may be brought into the meeting.