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 […]

Heated debate sees Harrow Lane housing development plan turned down

By Tom McCann A controversial plan to build housing in the empty fields off Harrow Lane was the subject of heated debate during a three hour meeting of Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) Planning Committee last week.  Approval has already been granted to build 50 homes on the site, however the developer has resubmitted their proposals […]

Ore Library finally reopens to community after long wait

By Tom McCann Ore Village Library reopened to the public on Saturday for the first time in three years – since it was closed by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) in 2018 as part of a programme of cuts. Almost as soon as the doors closed for the final time a campaign was started by […]

Museum gets ready to open for the summer

In just over two weeks Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will be throwing open its doors to the public once again. Following the museum’s recent closure due to Covid restrictions the museum plans to reopen its doors from Thursday to Sunday each week from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm until 5pm starting on May 20th. […]

Bank holiday weekend with a difference

Visitors to Hastings are being warned that the weekend’s May Day bank holiday will be quite different to usual. Hastings Borough Council’s marketing manager Kevin Boorman explained: “Because of continuing Covid restrictions, the very popular Jack in the Green festival of Morris dancing, which normally takes place over the May Day bank holiday weekend, will […]

More than 150 offences as Police conduct road safety op

More than 150 offenders were caught as police carried out a weekend road safety operation throughout Sussex ‘providing education, engagement and enforcement’ in support of the National Police Chiefs’ two-wheeled campaign. More than 120 traffic offence reports, fixed penalty notices and court summons were issued across the county last weekend and all this on top […]