Actions have consequences, or do they when it comes to local government?

Welcome to The Sunday Supplement a new column that will appear on the last Sunday of each month and consider some of the big issues confronting our town. This month we’re asking what will happen when local council elections take place in May and whether an apparent dissatisfaction with the running of Hastings Borough Council […]

A Green councillor in Hastings would be a ‘tremendous breakthrough’

Hastings Green Party has announced that it will contest all 16 seats on Hastings Borough Council that are due to come up for election this year. In 2018 the Greens thought they had a real chance of snatching at least one of the Old Hastings wards from Labour, so much so that then co-leader – […]

EV driver says council’s new charging points aren’t up to the job

Are new charging points for electric cars being installed on the seafront actually up to the job? Owners of electric vehicles have been in touch to say the points that have been installed by Hastings Borough Council, combined with the restrictions on how long you can park beside one, make them virtually useless. Paul Cockerton […]

New electric vehicle charging station in Hastings

Hastings has a new rapid electric vehicle charging station at Morrisons in Queens Road. The charging station has been positioned in the centre of the car park – away from the entrance of the supermarket – and offers residents and visitors to the town two connections; one CCS and one Chademo @50Kw. The parking for […]

Demand for an end to pesticide spraying in Hastings

Petition launched against ‘probably carcinogenic’ pesticide being used in the town… Hastings Green Party has launched a petition calling on East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to stop spraying verges, pavements and other areas in Hastings with glyphosate weedkiller. In recent days, mini tractors have been seen spraying glyphosate in various areas of the town. In […]

Is council’s new leadership no longer committed to action on climate change?

Last year then council leader Peter Chowney said climate change was “The biggest challenge facing the council.” Just 15 months after passing what was seen to be a radical climate emergency motion and appointing a special cabinet member with responsibility for climate change there’s grave concern this week that Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is back […]