‘Significant’ moment calls for ‘symbolic gesture’ says Lee

The UK’s departure from the European Union next week is an event that is “significant for each of us individually and as a town,” according to Councillor Rob Lee who leads the Conservative group on Hastings Borough Council (HBC). And Mr Lee believes the council should mark the event with a “symbolic gesture”. In an […]

Shut for four weeks – scale of Blackman Avenue repairs forces full closure

Major work to improve and extend the life of a residential road in St Leonards, including a four week closure, will begin next month. To minimise disruption the work to replace kerbs, carry out structural repairs and resurface Blackman Avenue, between Gillsmans Hill and Battle Road, will be carried out in three stages. From Monday, […]

County plans extra spending in some areas but cuts still required in others

As elected representatives at both Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council struggle to agree budgets for the coming financial year council leaders at County Hall in Lewes will be asked to agree extra spending worth £6.5 million when they discuss the latest budget plans next week. Although proposals will include £3.5 million of […]

There’s a whole load of ‘Pressure’ at The Stables next month

Pressure by David Haig is coming to The Stables Theatre next month. It’s June 1944, the clock is ticking down, in just 72 hours the biggest invasion the world has ever seen will cross the English Channel – Operation Overlord will be underway. The fate of 350,000 allied troops and the future of Europe rests […]

For council ‘austerity is far from over’ says Chowney

Council seeks your view on its budget proposals Council set to cut ten per cent of its workforce £1m of additional savings still required Increasing demand on homeless budget The clock’s ticking down on your opportunity to have a say on the borough council’s budget for the coming year. Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has launched […]

‘Ore-some’ leap in station usage

Almost a quarter-million rail journeys started or ended at Ore station in 2018/19, according to the latest official estimates of station usage from the Office of Rail and Road.  The 240,652 station entries and exits in the year to March 31st 2019 represent an annual increase of nearly 40 per cent. The Marshlink station is […]

Extra time winner fires Rangers into semi final!

Sedlescombe – 4 Robertsbridge – 3 Sedlescombe Rangers first team has this weekend placed themselves into the semi-finals of the East Sussex Challenge Cup (Premier and Div 1). It took 120 minutes of hard graft to get there, but the team pulled through after a resilient Robertsbridge United tested a very young Sedlescombe XI.  The game […]

Police in Sussex to lead the way over new Stalking Protection law

“In Sussex we are already recording the second highest number of stalking reports anywhere in the UK after the Met…” Police in Sussex are leading the way to enforce a new law aimed to helping victims of stalking. New Stalking Protection Orders (SPO’s) come into effect tomorrow (Monday January 20th) as an additional tool for […]