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 […]

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 […]

Walkers will better understand the function of the wetlands

Wetlands are enormously important they help provide clean water, flood protection, provide food, capture carbon, promote biodiversity and provide an environment for quiet relaxation. So what exactly are wetlands? They are naturally low lying or water-fed areas of land which help store and filter huge amounts of water. In doing so, they enable wildlife to […]

Town centre parking charges set to ‘almost’ double

ESCC plan first increase in a decade Motorists should brace themselves for a doubling of some parking charges if plans by East Sussex County Council to increase the cost of on-street parking for the first time in more than a decade are approved by a senior councillor later this month. Councillor Claire Dowling, lead member […]