Hastings gets ready for the season
As we approach Easter and the first warm sunshine brings out the daffodils along with the new season’s tourists, Hastings starts to unfurl for the new season. Our seafront plants always suffer in winter. It’s a hostile environment. But our sustainable planting along the seafront is returning to life, with even the somewhat battered ‘palm trees’ by the pier (they’re Cordylines rather than palms) showing signs of new growth. Hastings Pier is preparing for a programme of spring and summer events, and the new kiosk, run by The Source skateboard park, has now opened there. And there’s a new kiosk opening soon, by the historic weather station half way along the upper promenade, with Calypso kayak hire returning beneath at Easter.