Another £340k to finish Country Park visitor centre – oh and ANOTHER £40k a year to run it that wasn’t in the budget

The Country Park’s “brilliant new environmentally sustainable community facility,” that council officers say will, “become a major attraction for people from Kent, Sussex and beyond” will cost local council tax payers an EXTRA £340,000 bringing the total cost of the project to over £1.1m – almost three times the original estimate. Papers published from last […]

The right to a local supply of clean renewable energy

A motion asking Hastings Borough Council (HBC) to back a drive for the creation of local renewable electricity supply companies has won the backing of local MP Sally-Ann Hart. Speaking to Hastings In Focus Mrs Hart said today: “I am encouraged by the motion being laid before HBC this week, as the support would be […]

Hastings’ has a place in Co-op’s plans for expansion

A prominent Hastings site is included in ambitious plans the Co-op has unveiled to open more than three stores each week until December. Parkstone Parade, just off Parkstone road and close to the Ark Alexandra Academy, has been chosen by the convenience retailer to be the site of one of its new stores. Nationally the plans […]

EV driver says council’s new charging points aren’t up to the job

Are new charging points for electric cars being installed on the seafront actually up to the job? Owners of electric vehicles have been in touch to say the points that have been installed by Hastings Borough Council, combined with the restrictions on how long you can park beside one, make them virtually useless. Paul Cockerton […]

Demand for an end to pesticide spraying in Hastings

Petition launched against ‘probably carcinogenic’ pesticide being used in the town… Hastings Green Party has launched a petition calling on East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to stop spraying verges, pavements and other areas in Hastings with glyphosate weedkiller. In recent days, mini tractors have been seen spraying glyphosate in various areas of the town. In […]