Past, present and future – can Hastings Question Time give you the answers?

Up to 1,000 local people will be able to get involved in a conversation with politicians, leaders of business, the voluntary sector and the NHS this Friday at 7.30pm. Hastings Question Time will see civic leaders answering questions about the impact Covid-19 on our community and debating what the future is for Hastings and St […]

As cases of online abuse soar new app is designed to keep children safe

With reports of issues surrounding online abuse soaring a free mobile app aimed at protecting children has been launched in East Sussex. The Safer Schools app will provide information and advice about sexting, bullying, mental health, media literacy, gaming and sexual exploitation online. Its launch comes amid a worrying rise in cases of online abuse, […]

Board ‘celebrates’ submission of its plan with new website outlining its aims

‘Town Deal Board celebrates submission!’ a press release from Hastings Borough Council (HBC) proudly trumpeted yesterday as the local bid for £28.2m of government funds was sent off. And a new website https://www.hastingstowndeal.co.uk/ has been launched to sketch out the objectives of the bid of the Town Investment Plan.. Key objectives include 614 new jobs […]

Firing on all cylinders says MP who urges: ‘do not believe… stories and rumours’

Local MP Sally-Ann hart has spoken out this afternoon correcting what she describes as “misinformation and inaccurate rumour” being spread in the community. Mrs Hart says: “There appears to be a lot of misinformation and inaccurate rumour being spread. Vaccines are being delivered to residents in Hastings and Rye and have been since the December […]

Sussex Resilience Forum declares major incident to maximise Covid response

This week Sussex Resilience Forum declared a ‘major incident’ in Sussex as emergency services worked out a plan to best respond to the unprecedented pressures that Covid-19 is placing on the county’s resources. The same decision has been taken by several other local resilience forums in the South East. The Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF) which […]

Planning underway for next year’s County and Borough elections

Elections for East Sussex County Council are set to take place on May 6th next year alongside elections to Hastings Borough Council that were delayed from May this year. While those elections might still be more than four month away councils are already making plans to help you stay safe while casting your vote. A […]

We’re moving in to Tier 3 from Saturday

Hastings Borough Council has urged residents to follow rules, get tested and stay safe as Hastings is set to move in to Tier 3 from Saturday. The Tier change comes after a significant rise in cases in Hastings over the past two weeks. The town’s rate per 100,000 is now 507, which is well over […]