Your chance to shape the future of your town!

You have two weeks left to have your say on the document that will shape the town right through until 2039. In January Hastings Borough Council (HBC) launched its consultation on the Draft Local Plan. As the end of the eight-week consultation approaches, the council says it wants to ensure that everyone has a chance […]

Batsford – building affordable homes is only way to avert a crisis!

In the most challenging of circumstances the number of rough sleepers in Hastings has been slashed with fewer than ten people sleeping rough around the town on any single night. There are an additional 40 or so former rough sleepers in emergency accommodation as plans are developed for how to move them on in to […]

Big Local projects reveal lack of Wi-Fi, devices and skills in North East Hastings

This year’s annual general meeting for Big Local North-East Hastings was held online but in spite of the pandemic, the resident-led partnership which decides how £1 million of lottery money is spent in the area, continues to meet and allocate grants. Much of the AGM was dedicated to hearing about the support for residents during […]

Why is council refusing to publicly correct Batsford’s mistake?

“There is a councillor on the board of directors, always has been right from the start.” Councillor Andy Batsford was categorical at Wednesday night’s meeting of the full borough council that there was an elected member on the board of the Hastings Housing Company. When it later transpired that according to Companies House there are […]

Lift the ban – petition being delivered to parliament next week

It is more than a year since both Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council voted to support asylum seekers being able to work with county councillors voting unanimously in favour of the move. This councils’ actions followed months of activity in Hastings and St Leonards to raise awareness of the Lift the Ban […]

Wanted: Home cooks to help supply hot meals to the homeless

Warming up the Homeless, which supports people across Eastbourne, Hastings and Bexhill, is in need of some extra cooks. The registered charity is looking for people that are willing to regularly supply hot food for its outreach project. It will supply all the ingredients and disposable containers – and these can be delivered to you […]