Hastings a step closer to £25m funding bid

Hastings has taken a big step closer to bidding for up to £25m from the Government’s new Town Fund by setting up a Town Deal Board. At a public meeting last week delegates from the health, education, business, community and voluntary sectors in the town, as well as officers from East Sussex County Council (ESCC), […]

Council’s budget cuts will have an affect on local bowls clubs

Budget cuts set to be agreed at a full council meeting next month will include a significant cut to the grounds maintenance budget for bowls clubs. Hasting Borough Council has been in consultation with the bowls clubs over the recent years to see if club members are willing to get involved with ongoing maintenance costs. […]

The leadership of Peter Chowney – in his own words

Since its launch two year ago Peter Chowney has spoken to Hastings In Focus on a number of occasions. Now that he has announced he is standing down as leader of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) we thought it was time to bring some of those interviews together in on place In the run-up to last […]

UPDATED – Who will lead the council in its post-Chowney era?

Who are the main contenders and how will the new leader be elected? With the news last week that Peter Chowney is to step down as leader of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) we’ve been finding out how his successor will be chosen. Officially the council’s new leader will be chosen at a special meeting of […]

‘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 […]