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 […]

Hastings’ starring role on national TV this weekend

Kids ‘DIY SOS’ comes to Hastings Filmed at Hastings Adventure Golf, CBBC’s popular programme, The Dengineers, will air its special Junior World Crazy Golf Championships themed episode this weekend.  Dubbed a children’s version of DIY SOS, this Saturday’s episode sees the creation of a ‘crazy golf den’ and was filmed at the inaugural Junior World Crazy […]

Hastings council’s carbon pledge and the case for solar panels on the country park

Last year Councillor Maya Evans, lead councillor for climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development at Hastings Borough Council (HBC) outlined her vision for a carbon neutral Hastings and explained how that could be achieved. In the same interview Ms Evans explained why HBC wants to site solar panels on the country park. Listen to her […]

Ambitious and optimistic and in receipt of an ‘enormous privilege’

Later this week Hastings In Focus will be recording an interview with the town’s new MP Sally-Ann Hart. In the meantime Mrs Hart has outlined here what she sees as her immediate priorities in her new job. I am writing this as your Member of Parliament, sitting at my kitchen table. The early morning house […]