Hastings in tier two – find out what that means for you

The Government has announced that East Sussex – and that means Hastings and St Leonards – will be in Tier 2 (High alert) from Wednesday December 2nd when the current national lockdown ends. Tier two rules include: No household mixing. Rule of 6 applies outdoors. Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. The tiers will […]

Hastings MP branded #hartless across social media

It has not been the best of weeks for Hastings MP Sally-Ann Hart. Her support for the the government’s position not to extend the provision of free school meals for the most needy children through the half term holiday has seen her banned from one St Leonards pub and also seen the emergence of the […]

Council plays its part in helping hungry families

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is supporting the Education Futures Trust in providing emergency food to children in the town during half term. Deputy council leader Councillor Colin Fitzgerald explained: “We are very concerned that some of the most vulnerable children in our community are going hungry during half term because they aren’t able to get […]

Nuclear motion – ministers and Japanese officials will hear from Hastings council

Civic leaders in Hiroshima and Nagasaki will shortly hear from their counterparts in Hastings. Last week’s full council meeting saw Labour members of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) give their full support to a motion from Councillor Maya Evans that called on HBC to write to the two cities to show, ‘solidarity and friendship’. Patriotic duty […]

Fireworks in store and it’s not even bonfire night!

There’s the prospect of fireworks tonight when Hastings Borough Council meets in full session for the first time since February and Councillor Dany Louise – who quit the Labour party over alleged anti-semitism last year – asks that the authority endorses the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-semitism. That’s likely to put her […]

The right to a local supply of clean renewable energy

A motion asking Hastings Borough Council (HBC) to back a drive for the creation of local renewable electricity supply companies has won the backing of local MP Sally-Ann Hart. Speaking to Hastings In Focus Mrs Hart said today: “I am encouraged by the motion being laid before HBC this week, as the support would be […]

Surely fixing what’s wrong with Hastings should be the priority?

Tomorrow evening Hastings councillors will meet, as a full council, for the first time since February. One of the first items on their agenda is a motion from Councillor Maya Evans. Tom McCann asks, in the midst of the current crisis, what relevance her issues have for the people of Hastings and St Leonards What’s […]

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 […]