Council in no mood to find common ground with Bunker protestors

In December two borough councillors asked for their questions to be answered over issues surrounding planning infringements at ‘The Bunker’ at Rocklands. Today, almost a month later and only hours before a crucial vote on the matter by the council’s planning committee, they finally got their answers – and they make fascinating and uncompromising reading! […]

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 […]

Opposition to council’s borrowing record ‘churlish’ says deputy leader

‘A celebration of success’ is how Councillor Peter Chowney described the way in which Hastings Borough Council (HBC) manages its finances. Mr Chowney was speaking at the meeting of HBC’s ruling cabinet on Monday night as members reviewed the mid-year treasury management report. Peter Grace, the council’s Assistant Director Financial Services and Revenues told members it […]

Property owners invited to apply for mural grants in Central St Leonards

A £10,000 fund has been launched to help shops and houses in Central St Leonards get a mural-makeover.  The money is part of the Home Office’s £450,000 Safer Streets project, which aims to make the area look safer as well as being safer.  Alongside grants for property security upgrades, anyone with a bare wall or […]