Creating a legacy – Country Park is a ‘product’ of Hastings’ Labour council

The straw built visitor centre on Hastings Country Park will form part of the Labour run council’s legacy to the town and will be ’emblamatic’ of the sustainable architecture of the future. That was the view of Councillor Warren Davies when he spoke at Tuesday night’s meeting of Hastings Borough Council (HBC). “The visitor centre […]

Hastings part in worldwide day that will ‘Stand Up To Racism’

On Tuesday Hastings Trades Council will launch it’s campaign as part of World Day Against Racism. The online event will feature an impressive line up of speakers including Hollington Councillor Maya Evans, Nadia Sayed of Stand Up to Racism and Wilf Sullivan the TUC Race Equality Officer. On Saturday March 20th an international coalition of […]

New byelaws in place to protect local nature reserves

Byelaws covering Local Nature Reserves in Hastings were confirmed by Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) at the start of the year and will become effective from tomorrow (February 9th).  Hastings Borough Council (HC) says it ‘takes pride in the beautiful and unique environments the local nature reserves have to offer’ and wants […]

HBC showing ‘solidarity and friendship’ with Japanese cities

At the end of last year, the year that marked the 75th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hastings Borough Council agreed to write to the present day mayors of both cities to show “solidarity and friendship”. It was Councillor Maya Evans who asked councillors to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]