Meetings and volunteers

We meet every Monday at 6:30pm at Hastings Works.
Feel free to come along unannounced, or email a Section Editor below or find us on Facebook

Looking to advertise with us?

Contact our sales director
Jon Dunham on

Looking to write for us?

You can send articles and ideas straight to our section editors, if you know which section you’re aiming for:

News editor Hugh Sullivan

Community editor MerlinPendragon

Politics editor Kent Barker

Contact satire editor Colin Gibson, Bird Guano and Lobbytroll

Features editor Simone Witney

Reviews editor Colin Gibson

Arts editor Sophie Shaw

Literature editor Pete Donohue

Food editor Kim Batty

Health and environment editors Susan McFie & Dave Young

Business editor Steve Brown

Sport editor Hugh Sullivan

Want your event in our listings? Contact Nadine Hayward & Jon Dunham

Please forward any photographs you have to the relevant section editor or to our designer Michelle Shakesby

Still not sure who to contact, email


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