Eat Out to Help Out acclaimed a success in hastings and Rye

The August the Eat Out to Help Out scheme delivered nearly 100,000 discounted meals across Hastings and Rye. The Government backed scheme was designed to encourage people back out to our restaurants, pubs and bars to get those businesses back on their feet after they had been forced to close as a result of the […]

Congratulations all round as councillors review ‘robust’ financial strategy

Self-congratulations was in the air on Tuesday night as the senior members of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) met in cabinet to review the authority’s financial strategy. Under discussion was the council’s financial performance as members reviewed the Treasury Management Report. Chief Finance Officer Peter Grace told the meeting the council’s financial strategies had worked well. […]

£65m in debt… finance chief expects clampdown on councils’ ability to borrow

Debt fuelled acquisition of commercial property by the borough council might be a thing of the past in Hastings. Tonight members of Hastings Borough Council’s cabinet will hear that a government consultation that ended in July is expected to put an end to councils being able to borrow from the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) […]

Jason’s award-winning skills will restore greenhouse to its former glory

The skills of an award-winning craftsman will restore an historic greenhouse to its former glory. Jason Wright, a self-employed joiner for 26 years, will renovate the teak frame of the 1930s structure in Alexandra Park, Hastings, and install toughened glass once final funds for the work have been secured. A generous supporter has already pledged […]

‘Demanding democracy’… Perry says it’s time to ‘makes vote matter’

Today is #demanddemocracyday with campaigners up and down the country making their case for why the UK should switch to a new system of voting – proportional representation. Hastings’ former Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Nick Perry (pictured above) is fully behind the campaign saying: “More and more people say to me that they would like […]

Use teachers’ assessment to determine pupil’s grades says Sally-Ann Hart

This afternoon it has been announced that A-level and GCSE students in England will be given grades estimated by their teachers. Teachers’ assessments should be used to determine the GCSE grades that will be published later this week according to Hastings MP Sally-Ann Hart and she has also called for clear and robust appeals processes […]