Is Julia’s lanslide win the start of ‘Green trend’ in Hastings?

Julia Hilton is Hastings’s first Green councillor as she swept to victory in both elections to Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council. In the borough council ward of Old Hastings it was a landslide victory as Ms Hilton recorded 1,032 votes, the other three parties could only manage 937 votes between them. In […]

Hastings roll–out of Lightning Fibre is already underway

The man behind the installation of the new lightning fast broadband for Hastings started his business out of frustration as he struggled to find decent broadband for his family. This week Lightning Fibre Chief Executive Ben Ferriman confirmed the roll-out of lightning fast broadband for Hastings is well underway. Having announced a multi-million pound partnership […]

Planning application goes in for 192 new homes on Bulverhythe site

Hastings Borough Council has submitted a planning application to build 192 new homes on land at the rear of Bexhill Road in Bulverhythe. The council says the scheme will provide a range of much needed quality housing including a significant number of affordable homes for local families. Councillor Andy Batsford, lead councillor for housing and […]

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 […]