There will be NO solar panels on the country park

There will be no solar panels on Hastings Country Park and Nature Reserve, Hastings Borough Council has announced this afternoon it is abandoning plans first put forward in January last year. It was at a council cabinet meeting in January 2019 that councillors agreed to spend more than £80,000 investigating the possibility of housing ground […]

Foreshore Trust has money available for community’s response to Covid-19

The Foreshore Trust is asking for applications for the third round of the small and events grant programme. The call for applications opened last week.  Grants will primarily fund organisations to help communities respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Hastings Borough Council (HBC) says there will be a quicker turnaround than usual to award grant funding […]

‘Hi I’m Kim…’ Hastings council leader kicks off new weekly video series

“If you need help and support it is here for you,” was the message from the borough council’s new leader on Friday when she released the first of what will be a weekly series of videos. Councillor Kim Forward, who succeeded Peter Chowney as leader of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) in March spoke about the […]

Management rationalisation sees Borough Council appoint a managing director

At a special council meeting last week Hastings Borough Councillors confirmed the appointment of Jane Hartnell as the council’s new Managing Director with immediate effect. Ms Hartnell joined Hastings Borough Council (HBC) in 1997 as a committee administrator and worked in several roles before becoming Director for Corporate Resources five years ago. A press release […]