Board ‘celebrates’ submission of its plan with new website outlining its aims

‘Town Deal Board celebrates submission!’ a press release from Hastings Borough Council (HBC) proudly trumpeted yesterday as the local bid for £28.2m of government funds was sent off. And a new website https://www.hastingstowndeal.co.uk/ has been launched to sketch out the objectives of the bid of the Town Investment Plan.. Key objectives include 614 new jobs […]

Planning application goes in for 192 new homes on Bulverhythe site

Hastings Borough Council has submitted a planning application to build 192 new homes on land at the rear of Bexhill Road in Bulverhythe. The council says the scheme will provide a range of much needed quality housing including a significant number of affordable homes for local families. Councillor Andy Batsford, lead councillor for housing and […]

Work begins at Buckshole Reservoir ahead of major safety improvements

Proposals to improve the safety of Buckshole Reservoir have been given the green light by Hastings Borough Council’s Planning Committee.  Improvement works are being carried out to ensure that the reservoir is up to current safety standards. Work to construct a new four metre wide concrete spillway channel to replace the existing one will start […]

Flying the flags – councillors mark UN ban on nuclear weapons

Hollington and Silverhill councillors Maya Evans and Margi O’Callaghan very publicly celebrated a historic moment last week when a United Nations (UN) treaty came in to force that, for the first time, places a ban on nuclear weapons. The two women flew the UN flag and the flag of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear […]

Billy’s happy memories of Alexandra Park’s cactus house

Story Lynda Foy.  Pictures Colin Foy & Marianne Hopwood  Working to install a perimeter fence at Alexandra Park’s historic greenhouse has brought back happy memories for contractor Billy Piggott. Billy, a team member with the parks and gardens contractor Idverde at the Hastings park, often worked in the greenhouse when it was a cactus house […]

Council in no mood to find common ground with Bunker protestors

In December two borough councillors asked for their questions to be answered over issues surrounding planning infringements at ‘The Bunker’ at Rocklands. Today, almost a month later and only hours before a crucial vote on the matter by the council’s planning committee, they finally got their answers – and they make fascinating and uncompromising reading! […]