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22nd April 2015
In the run-up to the General Election, the Hastings Centre is pleased to be hosting two hustings events giving local people the opportunity to hear about the candidates and their policies.
If you're a member of the local business breakfast, there will be a Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast taking place tomorrow morning (7.30-9.30am on Thursday 23 April), featuring current Hastings & Rye MP Amber Rudd (Conservative) and local political candidates Nick Perry (Liberal Democrat), Sarah Owen (Labour) and Jake Bowers (Green). If you'd like to attend, the breakfast costs £7 for members or £10 for non-members; please visit the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce website for more information.
Additionally, Church Together in Hastings & St Leonards will be holding its hustings event here at 7pm on Tuesday 28 April for local Christians to quiz the candidates about the issues that matter to them. If you'd like an opportunity to hear about different parties' policies or to have your own questions answered, come along to the evening. Questions can be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or to 07730 065680. Please visit the Church Together website for more information.
We're pleased that the Hastings Centre is able to host these important opportunities to find out more about the way our town and local area is being run.
21st January 2015
We are pleased to once again be hosting a Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast for the local business community. It takes place on Thursday 29 January and will be a great opportunity to connect and network with individuals involved in businesses across Hastings and 1066 Country, hear from guest speaker Councillor Jeremy Birch, leader of Hastings Borough Council, about his plans for the year ahead, ask him some questions during a Q&A session, and best of all enjoy a delicious breakfast provided by our in-house catering team!
Entry is £7 per member and £10 per guest, and as usual the event will run between 7.30am and 9.30am. We are looking forward to meeting together and debating issues related to our businesses, networking and seeing what the new year has in store for local businesses. For more information, please visit the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce website.
25th September 2014
The Hastings Centre hosted the Chamber of Commerce breakfast this morning, with dozens of members of the local business community turning out to hear from local MP Amber Rudd. Amber spoke about her new role in Government and, relatedly, renewable energy and climate change, before answering questions about Scotland, nuclear energy, local transport and her own personal political aspirations.
Local business managers had the opportunity to meet together and network over a scrumptious breakfast prepared by the Hastings Centre’s in-house catering team. It included fresh fruit platters, tasty Danish pastries and smoked bacon in ciabatta.
The hearty breakfast was followed not only by a brief talk from the Hastings & Rye MP, but we also received an update on the rebuilding of Hastings Pier and information about a fund-raising opportunity for St Michael’s Hospice.
“This morning's breakfast was really successful,” said Stuart Clark, Hastings Centre manager. “It was a great opportunity for the community not only to discuss important issues, but to see what we're offering and display the hospitality which has given us a good name in Hastings.”
30th October 2013
Pop along to stand 101 to visit the Hastings Centre and Coffee Box at Let's Do Business Hastings tomorrow.
As well as some sweets and treats for you, you can also enter our prize draw for your chance to win lunch for two at Coffee Box, a family ticket to a pro-wrestling event here in November, or free room hire.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Posted by Natalie Williams
26th September 2013
Around 130 people from the local business community enjoyed sizzling sausage sandwiches and an opportunity to 'grill' the local MP at this morning's Chamber of Commerce breakfast here at the Hastings Centre.
After breakfast, which also included Danish pastries, fruit and Greek yoghurt, Hastings & Rye MP Amber Rudd spoke to the group in a packed Coffee Box, our on-site coffee shop, and was then questioned about the pier, street drinkers, women in business, apprenticeships and infrastructure.
Retired local doctor John Geater then spoke during the community slot about Prime, which seeks to train medical professions around the world in whole-person healthcare.
Jonathan Dolding, head of the Chamber of Commerce, said: "It was great to be in the recently opened Coffee Box at the Hastings Centre, seeing it full of local business people networking over a tasty breakfast, and having the opportunity to question our local MP on a range of business-related subjects."
Hastings Centre manager Stuart Clark said: "It's fantastic to see the local business community here. We're all committed to seeing Hastings and the surrounding areas prosper, and these breakfasts give us a great opportunity to share ideas and gain contacts."
Posted by Natalie Williams
25th September 2013