A new initiative, dubbed 'Recycle with Michael' by The Salvation Army seeks to motivate schools to donate unwanted clothes and materials.
Hastings boasts 50 pubs and bars but there are concerns that the success of Dry January may affect the local trade.
Sussex police have been in Hastings town centre urging the public to register their bikes in case of theft.
Hastings Borough council is considering doubling council tax for empty properties in efforts to combat the rising demand for affordable housing.
Recycling collection for residents in Rother may be delayed due to a huge backlog.