Bensons for Beds’ owners go bust – what’s the future for the Hastings store?

The fragile nature of the commercial property market was laid bare yesterday when a number of high-profile, high street names called in administrators. Among those was the Harveys furniture group. While there is no Harveys store in Hastings its subsidiary Bensons for Beds is a tenant of Hastings Borough Council in Bexhill Road. The chain, […]

At last! Battle Road resurfacing starts next month!

Resurfacing work on some of the worst areas of Battle Road gets underway next month. East Sussex County Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on B2159 Battle Road from Monday July 13th with the work expected to continue until Wednesday August 26th. Battle Road will be closed to through traffic between 9am and […]

Dogged campaigners demand council listens before it’s too late

It’s time for for the town’s council to start to listen to local people and their concerns about plans to put housing on the old bathing pool site in West St Leonards. That’s the message from a large group of people who turned out on Saturday morning to sign a petition calling on Hastings Borough […]

Vandals force toilet closures just days after reopening

Vandals attacked five council owned public toilets at the weekend just days after the Hastings Borough Council bowed to public pressure and reopened them after the Coronavirus lockdown. Vandalism included extensive graffiti, damaged pipework, smashed cisterns and toilet pans leading to some of the facilities needing to be closed again for repairs.  Councillor Paul Barnett, lead councillor for urban […]