Where are they?

LAST week some elderly friends of ours from Canada visited Hastings for the first time.

They were were delighted by what they saw but were surprised at the absence of a seafront bus service. To get from West St Leonards to the Old Town necessitated waiting up to 15 minutes for a bus to the railway station and a similar time waiting for another bus to complete the journey. Rather than put them to such time-consuming inconvenience (and being without a car) we were obliged to take a taxi both ways.

Why is it that Hastings/St Leonards is the only major conurbation on the south coast without a seafront bus service? Is it because our borough council isn’t interested in attracting visitors? Or is it that successive administrations - Conservative or Labour - have been completely lacking in imagination?


West Hill Road

St Leonards