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Hastings and St Leonards Seniors' Forum

Events and More

Local Government Consultations

Date added: 17th October 2017

To see any consultations being conducted by Hastings Borough Council click here

East Sussex County Council have various consultations running - for details click here

The Isabel Blackman Centre

Date added: 31st March 2017

The Isabel Blackman Centre offer services including Health and Wellbeing Activities, Support coping with Dementia, physical or learning disability, support with long-term conditions and Personal Care. For further details click here

East Sussex Interactive Bus Map

Date added: 13th November 2016

For Interactive Bus Map showing list of routes and links to timetables click here


Date added: 12th September 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Hastings & St. Leonards Seniors’ Forum will be held on Friday, 17th November at 2pm at the Friends Meeting House, South Terrace, Hastings. Further details are available here

University of the Third Age (U3A)

Date added: 15th September 2017

What is the U3A?

U3A (University of the Third Age) is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.

U3A has a ‘university’ of members who draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other but there are no qualifications to pass – it is just for pleasure. Learning is its own reward.

It's all voluntary; a typical U3A will be home to many activity groups covering hundreds of different subjects - from art to zoology and everything in between.

Formed over 30 years ago, there are now over 1,000 U3As across the UK, with thousands of interest groups between them and more than 400,000 members nationally - plus we’re growing every day.

You can link to their National website or the Hastings & Rother one.


Date added: 26th September 2017

St Helens Road will be closed from 9 October for up to 9 weeks due to roadworks. Diversions apply. The route between Elthinstone Rd and Ashford Rd will not be served.


Date added: 11th October 2017

(report by Ann Fergy)

THE PRIZE WINNING Hastings Pier location proved a fantastic success for the Seniors' Forum's Health and Hobbies Fair on October 4.
Well over 300 people flooded to this lively, free event, held especially to celebrate Older People's Day, making it the best ever in most members' views!

People strolled along the pier in the sunshine to enjoy the fair, which was opened by Mayor Judy Rogers who then enjoyed visiting the wide range of fascinating stalls, beautiful craft displays and health information stands.

The mayor was greeted and thanked by forum chair Paul Broadhurst and vice chair Ann Lowndes, who was also main organiser supported by fellow members of the forum's Quality of Life committee. Ann said: “I'm delighted so many people enjoyed the fair and found the venue so accessible. It was fortunate that the sun was shining so there was a good attendance to visit the lovely stalls.”

As well as all the visitors on foot, people with mobility scooters were delighted to be able to buzz along the pier to the fair and visitors also included several dog owners pleased to be able to bring their pets.
Everyone was able to have a sit down to enjoy a free tea or coffee, with forum president Pam Brown among those having a chat with visitors and members.

A major attraction was the amazing tombola organised by Pam Webb aided by Vilna Lee, - so many prizes, so little time! - while the quality of life stall manned by Beryl Mynett and stocked with attractive items made by members was a great success.

It was a busy time for hardworking Joyce Thatcher who signed the visitors in at the entrance, with a helping hand from Paul and membership secretary Roger Sweetman.

Roger gave out 25 application forms, sent out another 15 and also signed up six new members on the spot! “It was good to see so many people with smiles on their face enjoying the event,” said Roger.


Date added: 29th November 2016

For dates of meetings of the Forum in 2017 Click here


Date added: 31st March 2017

If you have a Twitter account you can get updates about Stagecoach bus services here


Date added: 15th July 2017

The UK is leaving the EU on 29 March 2019.

The European Commission is publishing a series of Factsheets showing their views on progress on the negotiations. The first was published on 12 July and is available here

The Government is publishing a series of papers setting out the UK Government’s thinking on our future partnership with the EU. The ones issued so far are on Future customs arrangements , Providing a cross-border civil judicial cooperation framework , Enforcement and dispute resolution and The exchange and protection of personal data

Coach Trip to Blackbrooks Garden Centre

Date added: 12th September 2017

Blackbrooks at Sedlescombe is much more than a garden centre. Inside, it is rather like a small country department store on one level with an attractive restaurant serving snacks and light meals, and a wide variety of goods to buy including clothes, Christmas gifts, items for pets, and usually beautiful Christmas decorations.

Book now for Tuesday 14th November by sending a cheque for just £4 to HSSF to the address in the Contact US section with your name, address, phone number/email address, and choice of pick up point which can be either the Queen Victoria statue, Warrior Square at 10.15 or outside Costcutter, Harold Place at 10.30.

We will be back at about 1.30pm in Hastings & 1.45pm Warrior Square. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please book early!

Concert on Saturday 4th November

Date added: 11th September 2017

The concert is by 'Friends Unlimited' at 11 a.m. on Saturday 4th November in the Art Gallery of Hastings Museum. Admission is on the door and the £8 charge includes interval refreshments. It is a fund-raising concert for the forum.


Date added: 10th October 2017

If you are aware of any events which you think may be of interest to our members please email details to

Coffee Mornings (Free) at the Friends Meeting House, South Terrace, Hastings 10.30-12:00

  • 31 October
  • 28 November

  • 2018
  • 30 January
  • 27 February