‘Significant’ moment calls for ‘symbolic gesture’ says Lee

The UK’s departure from the European Union next week is an event that is “significant for each of us individually and as a town,” according to Councillor Rob Lee who leads the Conservative group on Hastings Borough Council (HBC). And Mr Lee believes the council should mark the event with a “symbolic gesture”. In an […]

For council ‘austerity is far from over’ says Chowney

Council seeks your view on its budget proposals Council set to cut ten per cent of its workforce £1m of additional savings still required Increasing demand on homeless budget The clock’s ticking down on your opportunity to have a say on the borough council’s budget for the coming year. Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has launched […]

Hastings council’s carbon pledge and the case for solar panels on the country park

Last year Councillor Maya Evans, lead councillor for climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development at Hastings Borough Council (HBC) outlined her vision for a carbon neutral Hastings and explained how that could be achieved. In the same interview Ms Evans explained why HBC wants to site solar panels on the country park. Listen to her […]

Hastings remembers – Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Hastings will host its annual Holocaust Memorial Day service at 10.30am on Saturday January 25th at St Mary in the Castle, on Hastings seafront the event is organised by Dr Shelley Katz with the support of Hastings Borough Council.  This years’ service will have as its theme Stand Together and will include the Acromax Performance […]

Hastings council debt to PWLB tops £65 million

Every adult in Hastings owes the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) almost £1,000. Tonight members of Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) cabinet will hear that the council’s debt to the PWLB has topped £65m and is set to rise even further if plans the council has in the pipeline for further property acquisition and development go […]

Museum association stalwarts bow out at AGM

Last month around 40 members of the Hastings & St Leonards Museum Association gathered for an Annual General Meeting with a difference. Apart from the usual business of an AGM they were saying goodbye to two longstanding stalwarts of the association. Marion Purdy has been the Chair for 37 years and played a very large […]