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Seaside Towns: the Hastings approach to revitalising historic coastal towns

IHBC South East Branch Day School and AGM

His Place Community Church

Robertson Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1HL

Friday 15th October 2021, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Following on from the IHBC’s Annual Schools of 2020 and 2021 focusing on the issue of regeneration in Historic Town Centres.

The day will provide a unique insight into the mix of both traditional and community led regeneration schemes in Hastings before looking at specific site related schemes. As part of the Day School IHBC members will be able to develop their Philosophy, History and Economics skills to understand more about opportunities to preserve and enhance the historic built environment.

The day will comprise a series of talks in the morning followed by the SE Branch AGM and a buffet lunch. In the afternoon there will be optional walks and site visits in Hastings – see over for full programme.

Cost, including lunch: £35 IHBC members, £40 non-members. Online attendance*: £10 IHBC members, £15 non-members. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite here or by completing the accompanying booking form.

Invoices can be raised on request but advance payment via Eventbrite or by BACS is preferred. Please confirm any special dietary requirements when booking.

CPD Certificates will be available.

* We are working to facilitate livestreaming of the event, fees will be refunded in the event this does not prove possible


09.30 – 09.50 Registration, tea/coffee.

09.50 – 10.00 Chairman’s welcome.

10.00 – 10.20 An introduction to Hastings, its historic environment and regeneration Victoria Conheady: Assistant Director Regeneration and Culture, Hastings Borough Council

10.20 – 10.40 The Hastings Heritage Action Zone Alma Howell: Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas, Historic England

10.40—11.00 The Hastings Commons: Organisation and Philosophy : Andrew Myers: Learning Co-ordinator, Hastings Commons

11.00 - 11.15 Questions and discussions

11.15 – 11.30 Tea/coffee.

11.30 – 11.50 The Observer Building: Bringing New Life into the Neighbourhood : Jay Simpson: Tenants & Spaces Coordinator, White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures Ltd

11.50 - 12.10 The Trials and Tribulations of Running a Funicular Railway: Kevin Boorman or Arron Woods (TBC), Hastings BC

12.10—12.30 From Turkish Bath House to Skateboarding Park: The Source Park: (TBC), The Source Hastings Ltd

12.30 - 12.45 Questions and discussions

12.45 – 13.15 IHBC SE Branch AGM (all welcome).

13.15 – 14.00 Light lunch and networking

14.00 – 16.30 Walking Tours and Site Visits around Hastings taking in

• The Trinity Triangle HAZ

• The Observer Building

• Source Park Hastings

• Hastings Old Town and the Pelham Arcade

• Hastings Castle and Funicular Railway (TBC)

16.30 Finish

You are invited to join members of the Branch Committee in the Jenny Lind Pub, High Street, Hastings for drinks and further networking afterwards.

This event is held subject to national government Covid-19 guidelines. The branch reserves the right to cancel the event. In the event of cancellation members will be refunded.

Please do not attend if you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating. Please contact the organiser and we will refund the cost of your ticket.

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