Emergency health regulations come into effect

Emergency health regulations came into force on Saturday an in Hastings this means authorised officers from Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and East Sussex County Council (ESCC) have enforcement powers to enforce restrictions for social distancing and close premises. The following businesses must remain closed: Public houses Cinemas Theatres Nightclubs Bingo halls Concert halls Museums and galleries […]

New deal will ’empower local people’ in bid for town’s carbon neutrality

A new deal thrashed out between Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and Energise Sussex Coast brings the goal of making Hastings carbon neutral by 2030 one step closer. HBC and Energise Sussex Coast have signed what they describe as “a landmark agreement” to work in partnership to tackle the impact of climate change in the town and to help achieve Hastings’ ambition […]

Just five days to protect your right to roam on Hastings Country Park – here’s how you can object to the councils plans for ‘Restriction of Access’

…visitors to the Country Park face being criminalised for harmless activities such as wandering off the path, and picking blackberries… By Bernard McGinley New bylaws are proposed by Hastings Borough Council (HBC) for the Country Park to replace those that have been in force since 1974.   This process began slowly in 2014-15 and is […]

Street art to lift your heart

Local artists Lawrence and Arron Hosannah approached local councillors Ruby Cox and Trevor Webb with an idea for a mural on the wall alongside the steps between London Road and Alfred Street, next to Renaissance House in St Leonards. Using local shops as an inspiration, Lawrence used archive material from Hastings Museum and Art Gallery […]

Half the nation’s Dumortier’s Liverwort is right here in Hastings

Hastings Country Park is the best site in the UK for the rare plant Dumortier’s Liverwort.  That’s according to a survey on behalf of Natural England that says the plant, known in Latin as, Dumortiera hirsuta, is thriving because of improved management of Fairlight Place Farm at Hastings Country Park. Half of all England’s Dumortier’s Liverwort is […]

One year on… Greens brand council’s lack of action as ‘tokenism’

“So far the climate emergency motion feels very much like tokenism from a council determined to carry on with business as usual.” A year after Hastings Borough Council (HBC) declared a climate emergency, the town’s Green Party has condemned the authority for its lack of action.  The climate emergency motion was passed unanimously by HBC’s […]

Sussex Police cash boost for Combe Valley warden service

Friends of Combe Valley have received a £500 donation from Sussex Police.  The donation is through the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF) and comes from monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the courts and then sold.   PCSO Daryl Holter, the Heritage Crime Officer and Advisor who secured the donation for Combe […]