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Event Diary aims to be the best!

what's onOur intention is to maintain the most comprehensive What's On event diary for the 1066 Country area covering Battle, Bexhill and Hastings.  If you want to know what is happening around this area you have come to the right place.  If you know of a forthcoming event that we haven't got listed, please tell us the details via Contact Us.

They say you don't get anything for nothing!

display your advertNot true.  We are offering all businesses in the 1066 area the opportunity to advertise on this site until 2010 at no cost.  What's the catch?  There is none other than you may find that partnering with us is beneficial and worth continuing as a paying advertiser once we introduce charging in 2010.  In the meantime you won't be making any financial commitments to us.  Go on - contact us...

Competition is healthy, so they say!

lucky competition winnerDuring the course of any year there will be a business or organisation running a competition around the 1066 Country area.  Any that we find or are given the details of will be found on this Homepage, lower down on the right hand side.  No matter what the prize is or who is running the competition, why not enter (especially if entry is FREE) and support a local business or a worthy cause.

Shopping Locally Really Doesn't Have To Cost The Earth

Image OneThere are a wealth of shops and suppliers withing the 1066 Country area.  There are many hidden gems which you may not be aware of.  Why not try to make a conscious effort, wherever practical, to buy as much as you can from the local area and particularly from independent shopkeepers.  In the current economic climate it is worth supporting local businesses with your custom, even if it does cost a little bit more.

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1066 Country is unique.  Attractions of every sort and for all the family.  A day out; a weekend away; a week or a fortnight to explore the area.  It will be worth any effort you make.

This website aims at supporting the local community.  If you want the world to know your story, send us the details and we will do what we can to publish them.  Please be patient as we populate the site during 2009 and make sure you come back regularly to see what is going on around 1066 Country.

Local Information For Informed Locals

Written by Admin 01 November 2008

Linking LocalsWelcome to the Linking Locals website for 1066 Country.  We cover the triangular area between Battle, Bexhill and Hastings in East Sussex.  This includes the postcodes for TN33, TN34, TN37, TN38, TN39 and TN40.

Our aim is to make this website the primary one-stop shop for all local information.  We hope the results will impress you whether you live in the area or are simply visiting for a short time.  This area is a great place to live and ...

The Wheel of the Year

Written by Admin 25 September 2012

The Wheel of the Year by fiddler Garry Blakely (Feast of Fiddles) and his band is a vibrant musical and poetic journey through the year.  You can see it at Hastings Stables Theatre on Thursday 1st November 2012; Eastbourne Underground Theatre on Wednesday 14th November 2012; and Rye Community Centre on Saturday 24th November 2012.

Hastings Beatles Day 11

Written by Admin 18 March 2010

beatles_day_11Hastings' Beatles Day 11 is fast approaching.

Battle Scarecrow Festival 2010

Written by Admin 15 March 2010

BATTLE SCARECROW FESTIVAL entries must be submitted by 30th April 2010.

 Following the great success of the Festival in 2009, Beautiful Battle will be running a repeat performance in July 2010. 

Beautiful Battle will be expanding on the range of entries to include residents and individuals, in addition to the clubs and community groups that were invited in 2009.  In addition, the High Street businesses will be invited to take part in a Scarecrow  Window Dressing Competition during July.

What's On At Our Local Museums

Written by Admin 09 March 2010



 Ten Notable Women of Rye.

Tuesday 9th March: 3, East Street, talk:

To coincide with International Women’s Day local historian and author Helena Wojtczak looks at ten notable women from the Rye area. Raffle, light refreshments. Non members £2.50, members £1.50

Olympic Plans For Battle

Written by Admin 09 March 2010

Battle Partnership have plans well under way for a sporting community and cultural festival to coincide with the Olympic Games in 2012.

Landlords Accreditation Scheme

Written by Admin 26 January 2010

 Professional opportunity for landlords.

 A course that will allow landlords in Rother to enhance their reputations by becoming accredited professionals is being launched this month.

Business Listings In 1066 Country

Animals and Livestock: Animal Charities & Sanctuaries; Boarding Cattery; Boarding Kennels; Dog Walker; Grooming; Livery and Stables; Pet Relocation; Pet Shops; Pet Sitting Services; Pet Supplies; Pet Taxi; Veterinary Surgery.

Business Services: Accountants; Aerials Satellite and Digital; Alarm and CCTV Systems; Banks and Building Societies; Business Centre’s; Computer Maintenance; Conference Facilities; Couriers; Cut Energy Bills; Electrical Services; Electricians; Employment; Executive Car Hire; Financial Advisors – Independent; Fire and Security Systems; Funeral Directors; Hire Centre’s; Ironing Services; Manufacturers; Metal Recycling; Office Stationery; Office Supplies; Outside Catering; Parcel Delivery; Photographers; PR & Marketing; Printer Cartridges; Printing and Copying; Signs and Signage; Skip Hire; Solicitors and Conveyancers; Textiles, Fashion, Interior Art; Training; Web Advertising; Web Site Design; Wills & Probate;

Cars and Motoring:  Car & Van Hire; Car Parts & Accessories; Car Repairs – Servicing; Car Sales – New; Car Sales – Used; Car Servicing; Car Wash & Valeting; Clutch Repairs; Driving schools; Motor Salvage and Dismantlers; Public Transport; Tyres and Exhausts; Vehicle Body Repairs;

Clubs and Societies:  Advisory Groups; Charities; Clubs - Miscellaneous; Community Action; Conservation; Credit Union; Leisure and Hobby; Music, Dance & Drama; Music; Religion; Senior Citizens; Services & Ex-Services; Sports; Support; Volunteering; Womens Groups; Youth Groups;

Leisure and Tourism:  Bed and Breakfast in Battle; Bed and Breakfast in Bexhill; Bed and Breakfast in Hastings; Bed and Breakfast in St. Leonards on Sea; Bistro; Boat Hire; Cafe and Coffee Shops; Camping and Caravanning; Chinese Restaurants; Chinese Takeaway; Dance Classes; Fish and Chips; Fishing; Fishing and Shooting Goods; Golf Clubs; Guest Houses; Holiday Villages; Hotel Restaurant; Hotels In and around 1066 Country; Indian Restaurant; Indian Takeaway; Leisure and Fitness; Marine; Paintballing; Pizza Takeaway; Places to Visit; Pubs; Pubs with Animals; Restaurant – English; Restaurant - Pub Food; Restaurants – Speciality; Restaurants – Traditional; Sandwich Shops; Self Catering and Holiday Homes; Take-away food; Taxi and Private Hire Cars; Traditional Restaurant; Transport Taxis, minibuses, vans; Travel Advisors; 

Children's Education and Leisure:  Adult Education; Archery; Arts and Crafts; Baby Needs; Badminton; Basketball; Bike Shops; Bowls and Bowling; Boxing; Cheerleading; Childcare Facilities; Children’s Wear; Children's Entertainers; Clarinet Tuition; Cricket; Dance and Drama; Drum and Percussion Lessons; Fishing; Fitness and Exercise; Football; Guides and Brownies; Guitar Tuition; Gymnastics and Trampoline; Hockey; Ice Cream Vans; Martial Arts and Self Defence; Multi Sports; Nannies and Au Pairs; Netball; Nursery Schools; Play Groups & Play Centres; Pre-School – 1066 Country; Quad Biking; Saxaphone Tuition; Schools - Private; Schools - State funded; Scouts and Cubs; Skating; Swimming; Table Tennis; Tennis Clubs; Video DVD Games Rental; Watersports and Sailing; Wrestling and Boxing; 

Health, Beauty and Wellbeing: Alternative Therapy & Homeopathy; Barbers - Mens; Beauty Salon; Beauty Training; Chiropodists; Chiropractors; Dentists; Family Health Advice; GP's & Health Centres; Hair & Beauty Salon; Health and Fitness Club; Healthcare; Life Coaching; Make-Up Artist; Nail Technician; Opthalmic Opticians; Opticians; Osteopaths; Professional Models & Glamour; Retirement Homes; Sports Massage;

Local Government and Politics:  Hastings Borough Council; Rother District Council; East Sussex County Council; Members of Parliament; Conservative Party; Labour Party; Liberal Democratic Party; Member of European Parliament;

House and Garden:  Aerial and Satellite; Antiques; Architects; Bathrooms and Showers; Bedrooms; Beds and Mattresses; Blacksmith and Ironmonger; Builders & Building Contractors; Builders Merchants Building Supplies; Buildings and Conservatories; Candles and Giftware; Carpenter and Joiner; Carpets and Flooring; Cleaners; Curtains and Blinds; Driveways; Dry Cleaning and Laundry; Electricians and Electrical Services; Engineers - Structural and Mechanical; Environmental & Conservation Services; Estate Agents and Property; Fencing; Flowers and Floristry; Furniture Store; Garden Centre’s and Nurseries; Garden Maintenance; Gas Engineer’s; General Maintenance; Gift & Ornaments; Glass and Double Glazing Specialist’s; Handyman Services; House and Garden Problems; Interior Design; Ironing and Dry Cleaning; Kitchen Installers; Kitchen Showrooms; Kitchen Worktops & Doors; Landscaping; Lawn Care; Painters and Decorators; Picture Framing; Plasterers; Plumbing and Heating; Pots and Potting; Project Manager; Property Professionals; Repair Service; Replacement Windows; Roofers; Roofing Supplies; Rubbish Removal; Skip Hire; Surveyors; Television Repairs; Tile Supplies and Installers; Timber Supplies; Tradesmen; Tree Surgeons; Upholstery and Renovation; Washing Machine Repairs; Water Conservation Suppliers & Installers; Window Cleaning; 

Services and Utilities: Citizens Advice Bureaux; Dial-A-Ride; Domestic Utilities; Emergency Services; Help Lines; Hospitals; Laundrettes; Public Toilets; Recycling Points; Telephone; Voluntary Organisations;

Local Food and Retail Shopping:  Antiques; Bakers; Beds and Mattresses; Butchers; Chemists; Chocolate Shops and Chocalatiers; Convenience Stores; Craft Supplies and Workshops; Curtains and Material; Department Stores; Dry Cleaning; Electrical Goods; Fairtrade Goods; Farm Shops; Farmers Markets; Fishing Tackle Shops; Fishmongers; Florists; ; Food Hot and Cold; Fruit and Vegetables; Gates and Railings; Gifts and Trophies; Groceries; Haberdashers; Houseware; Jewellery and Jewellers; Ladies Clothing & Fashion; Ladies Party and Evening Wear; Lingerie;Material and Haberdashery; Men’s Clothing & Fashion; Miscellaneous; Model Shop; Musical Instruments; Natural Products; Off Licenses; Post Offices; Shoe Shops; Specialist Food Shops; Sports Shops; Supermarkets; Sweet Shop; Town Centre Shopping; Travel;

Sports:  Angling; Archery; Athletics; Badminton; Bowls and Bowling; Boxing; Cricket; Cycling; Fitness; Football; Golf; Martial Arts; Motocross; Multi Sports Clubs; Netball; Olympics; Pool; Riding; Rock Climbing; Rugby; Running; Sailing; Skiing; Speedway; Squash; Swimming; Table Tennis; Tennis;

If YOUR category is not in our lists please join the site and let us know you deatils.  We will be happy to add to the Business and Generla listings promoted by this Linking Locals website.


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Competitions 2010

We would like to hear from anyone who has, or is going to run, a competition in the 1066 Country area covered by Battle, Bexhill and Hastings and who would like us to post it on this website and help promote it.  Please email us with the full details and any downloadable entry forms and any pics/photos and we will publish here in the competition corner.

Dog's Competition

Are you running a Photo  Competition for Dogs during 2010?  Is it a one-off or will it run all year?  If you give us the details we will post them here for the duration of the competition.  Why not give it a go.  No cost is involved so you can't go wrong. read on... 


Step Back In Time

Step Back In Time Working Bygones will be continuing for its 17th year in August 2010, with all nett proceeds going to St Michael's Hospice.  More attractions than ever will be available and the event will be at a NEW location this year.  Read more...

Win A Pet Portrait 09

Throughout 2009 Pett Paintings in the form of Kay Prior is running a competition to win a painting of your pet.  Kay specialises in creating pet paintings from photos and the competition reflects this.  Your pet photos submitted can be or any animal. read more...

Tell The World!

Are you a not-for-profit organisation or a small business organising or running a competition within the 1066 Country area.   We would be pleased to hear from you with details of the competition so that we can help promote it.  The longer the length of time to run the more likelihood the local community will participate.  Let us hear your news for the benefit of all.  Contact us.

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