Will Martineau Lane mega-build be planning councillors’ ‘line in the sand’?

It’s time to draw a line in the sand on planning matters within Hastings in an attempt to change the public’s perception of the council’s planning committee its members were told on Wednesday. Councillor Ruby Cox, speaking at a meeting of Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) planning committee said she was fed up seeing the planning […]

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 […]

Old Town convenience store raided – police need your help!

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at Select Convenience in High Street, Hastings last weekend. About 8.50pm on Sunday a man entered the store and initially asked for a packet of cigarettes. As the staff worker turned, the suspect walked around the counter and demanded cash from the till. He was in possession […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pharmacist says he’s ‘honoured’ to be contributing to something so big

An additional vaccination centre is open in Hastings from today, at Laycock Pharmacy in Ore and the staff have been described as an ‘inspiration’ by the local MP. For Shammi and Sapna Radia who have operated the pharmacy for 35 years the opening has special significance as their daughter, Kajal has been working on the […]