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 […]

Pharmacist says he’s ‘honoured’ to be contributing to something so big

An additional vaccination centre is open in Hastings from today, at Laycock Pharmacy in Ore and the staff have been described as an ‘inspiration’ by the local MP. For Shammi and Sapna Radia who have operated the pharmacy for 35 years the opening has special significance as their daughter, Kajal has been working on the […]

Flying the flags – councillors mark UN ban on nuclear weapons

Hollington and Silverhill councillors Maya Evans and Margi O’Callaghan very publicly celebrated a historic moment last week when a United Nations (UN) treaty came in to force that, for the first time, places a ban on nuclear weapons. The two women flew the UN flag and the flag of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear […]

Billy’s happy memories of Alexandra Park’s cactus house

Story Lynda Foy.  Pictures Colin Foy & Marianne Hopwood  Working to install a perimeter fence at Alexandra Park’s historic greenhouse has brought back happy memories for contractor Billy Piggott. Billy, a team member with the parks and gardens contractor Idverde at the Hastings park, often worked in the greenhouse when it was a cactus house […]

The Assistant Chief Constable implores people of Sussex to make good choices…

Since February 2020, Assistant Chief Constable Dave Miller has been leading Operation Apollo, Sussex Police’s Covid-19 response. He is also Chair of the Sussex Resilience Forum; a multi-agency partnership including local authorities, emergency services, the NHS, volunteers and other key agencies which prepares, responds to and recovers from emergencies and major incidents. In this open […]

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 […]