Hastings Independent Press
The Hastings Independent is a free fortnightly newspaper, run by a group of local residents who know that Hastings is a unique place, with a character that deserves recognition. Our aim is to give a voice to the residents of Hastings, to support a strong sense of community and to provide an impartial platform for debate, employment, education and community-led regeneration.
Hastings Independent Press (HIP) feel it’s important that a local paper should be community controlled, and written by people that live in and love Hastings. We also believe a local paper should serve its readers rather than its shareholders, and that’s why HIP is set up as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, with all profits being invested back in to the company to help it achieve its social aims. Our aims and objectives are to enthuse political debate, promote Hastings in a positive light, promote the creative element of the town, and to aid employment and offer work experience in the media sector.