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 […]

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. […]

Teamwork brings in ‘Ore-some’ results at station

A team of volunteers from Greener Futures worked for two days at Ore station on a large scale litter pick, they renewed the planter plants and raked over the soil. Co-operation between Southeast Communities Rail Partnership (SCRP), Groundwork South – Greener Futures, train operating company Southern and Network Rail has brought about significant improvements to […]

‘No Mow May’ – how doing nothing can help our environment

This May, Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is encouraging residents to help the bees and support local biodiversity by not mowing lawns for No Mow May. Not mowing lawns helps support the survival of bees and other pollinating insects, and allows natural wildflowers to thrive, all of which are an essential part of the ecosystem.  Where […]